Author: Maya Banks
Series: Breathless Trilogy
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Started: June 15
Date Finished: June 16
Format: Paperback from my local library
So in this sequel – which really isn’t a sequel – to Rush, you’ve got a lot of stuff going on. There’s engagement parties, Cinderella love stories, threesomes, drug overdoses, and drama. Lots and lots of drama. Fever follows Mia’s brother Jace and this girl Bethany. Now, we know Jace’s score. Him and Ash have been having threesomes for the longest time and despite watching his sister and fellow best friend fall in love none of that seems to be changing soon. That is until the night of Mia and Gabe’s engagement party where things take an interesting turn when he spots one of the waitresses. When Ash sees who he is checking out and agrees to their usual score with her, Jace doesn’t have a good feeling about this. In fact, he’s downright possessive. It doesn’t stop them though from doing the usual.
The next morning, Bethany is gone and Jace is up in arms. He does everything in his power to find her, and when he does he learns the truth about her and her past. She’s homeless, a former drug addict, and is doing everything she can just to get by. Most men would balk and forget about the whole thing, but Jace doesn’t. He takes her in and does everything he can to keep her safe. Especially from herself and others.
So, to be completely honest, I loved Jace in the last book. An older brother who drops everything to take care of his younger sister is a pretty cool person in my book. When I realized this book was going to be focused on Jace and his love life, I was ecstatic. But when I started reading though… *sigh* To be clear, Jace wasn’t bad and neither was Bethany. In fact, I loved their relationship a lot more than I liked Gabe and Mia’s. But, there was a lot of stuff in this book that I could have honestly dealt without. Like:
- Jace’s temper. He got mad way too easily at the smallest things.
- Bethany’s lack of self-confidence. I got that she had been down on her luck and that will take even the most strong of girls and wring out to dry. But to that extent? C’mon, girl. Be strong. Own your past. It doesn’t define you.
- The drama. It felt like every time I turned the page there was some new dramatic situation going on. I really needed a drink to take it all in. Jace is mad about Jack. Jack is mad about Jace. Bethany is getting beaten up because of Jack. Bethany is mad that Jace doesn’t trust her and wants to end the relationship. I’m sorry, but relationships that have this much drama aren’t meant for books, a soap opera maybe, but not a novel.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. An okay sequel. Interesting characters and plot, just way too much drama for my taste.
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