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Gabe is wealthy, powerful, and accustomed to getting anything he wants. Anything-- and anyone. For Gabe, it's one particular fantasy with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking... Mia was his best friend's little sister... but she's not so little any more. Mia knows Gabe is way out of her league, but she's an adult now, and there's no reason not to act on her most secret desires. But she doesn't know how exacting his demands can be...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780425267042
Branch Call Number: F Bank
Characteristics: 408 p. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 25, 2019

Copycat of ‘Fifty Shades’! It’s sad to me that authors create female characters who can’t think for themselves.

May 23, 2018

Much better than 50 shades of grey. The writing is better and the female lead is more interesting. Scenes are very steamy, you won't want to put down this book. The only downfall about this author is the predictable endings. Seems like all her books end in a marriage, it's a little repetitive.

Jul 10, 2015

The book is very much like Fifty shades of Gray. Not very imaginative. I felt disappointed because the average stars the book received was 4 and it really does not reflect in the content. I did not like the fact that there is not much of a well told story besides the detailed erotic encounters. Weak character development, that makes them not very credible in their motives, intentions and decisions. Although I must admit there is a certain type of "rush", only towards a weak ending.

I_sing_the_Body_Electric Aug 01, 2014

Rush is a decent novel but I agree that it is very similar to Fifty Shades of Grey. There wasn't really too much of a plot, especially in the beginning. It's only until you finish 3/4 of the book does it get really interesting.

Monikan21 Jan 12, 2014

Book 1 of 3 about Gabe and Mia (followed by Fever and Burn). Quite similar to "fifty shades of grey". I agree completely with comments by "Malinov24". I think it was a bit boring and very repetitive.

cinseg1 Nov 20, 2013

I loved it! The whole concept of the older man with a younger woman is enticing. The title seems appropriate because Gabe and Mia begin an unconventional relationship behind her older overprotective brother's back and their love is a "rush" of every emotion. I can't wait to read books 2 & 3.

C_A_G_E Aug 19, 2013

I love Maya Banks books. For me, I felt it was kind of boring the first quarter of the book. BUT, as I kept reading it, it got better. I ended up loving it. I'm reading "Fever" now and so far I like it better than the first book! Can not wait to read "Burn".

Jul 13, 2013

I didnt really get into the book. Literally. I read the first chapter and was bored. Im sure this book has great potential but it just wasnt cutting it for me.

Jul 04, 2013


Feb 21, 2013

I love Maya Banks and her books but this one just made me soo mad in so many ways. I disliked the characters. The Hero, Gabe, was so arrogant and selfish that he needed his head ripped off and screwed back on correctly. Then there is the Heroine, Mia, I got where she was coming from but she was so weak that it was pathetic.

I just hope the rest of the series isn't as much as a let down as this one was.

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Jul 04, 2013

Oh for God's sake, Ash. Shut up. I'm trying to eavesdrop here.


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