Thursday, August 6, 2015

After Dark Review of Burn by Maya Banks

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Read for: Mount TBR & Audio Challenge
Synopsis: "Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it’s the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire...

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side — extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire."

My Review: Both of the previous books in this series kept saying that everyone assumed Ash was the charming one but that he was the harshest of the three men, so I was a hesitant going into this book. Turns out that was a lot of nonsense, he may have been much more protective but I don't think he was any more demanding than the other guys. I was okay with Josie, it was nice to see female character that was at least a little confident. I was reasonably enjoying the book until it got to the classic romance book conflict that sends the characters apart, it felt like complete BS. It was a completely ridiculous reason to separate, it wasn't even a good misunderstanding but of course it needed that separation to cause an even worse conflict to bring them back together and realize what they have. It really killed the rest of the book for me. I must say I am rather glad this series is over and even though there appears to be a branch off series or at least plans for one I don't plan on reading any more of Banks' books.
My Rating: It wasn't a bad book by any means it was just the worst example of a conflict I think I have read recently. I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. I've been wanting to read her books since I hear such great things for the most part, but I've read some not-so-positive reviews including yours and am wondering how I'll end up feeling. Ridiculous conflicts can really break a story apart when you're enjoying it up til that point. I've knocked 1-2 stars off because of them before, so I totally get it. I've heard better things about one of her other series, so I think I may start with that one. :)

    1. I think the beginning of this series started off a little too 50 shades, and having not really enjoyed that series this one didn't work for me. Burn was promising but had one of the worst misunderstandings in romance cliché!

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    1. It was a shame but I guess it was what was to be expected for how much I liked the rest of the series.