Series: Breathless Series #2
Date Published: April 2, 2013
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Description: Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise...
Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.
When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.
Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend
I had never actually read Maya Banks until after I met her at Katy Budget Books last month and got my books signed. (Interesting side note here: my doberman puppie, Maddox, has not chewed up ANYTHING in my house, yet for some reason, he thought Fever a particularly tasty treat and proceeded to trot around flaunting his destruction by jauntily chewing the first page out of the paperback. Lucky for me, Maya Banks had signed the second page. WHOOOP!) Overall, this book was an enjoyable read. Fever tells the story of Jace Crestwell and Bethany Willis from alternating 3rd person narratives. It is a story of love, the power of relationships, and above all else, trust. I liked Jace Crestwell much more than the first book’s male protagonist, Gabe. He was less demanding and more tortured and that just made him sexier in my eyes. Bethany Willis was a likeable female protagonist and a good match for Jace. I absolutely loved how Jace sought Bethany out and wanted to help her. He, like Gabe from the first book in the series, is all alpha male, and yet, after he lays out all his demands to Bethany and she askes what if she does not agree to his terms, I love his answer. It is okay. He will take whatever she is offering. That endeared him to me much more than him just being demanding and uncompromising. It made Bethany’s submission to him that much sweeter. Again, Ms. Banks delivers the plot with clear, detailed, crisp prose which I find conducive for quick and easy reading. This book takes off immediately right from the start with Bethany, Jace and Jace’s best friend and business partner, Ash, entering a situation that is not only incredibly steamy, but taboo. I could not help myself. I was drawn in instantly. I read on simply to figure out how this situation was going to resolve itself! Overall, Fever is never boring, offers readers plenty of sexy, steamy scenes and will still tug your heartstrings and make you laugh. Fans of the first book in the Breathless Series, Rush, will NOT be disappointed!