By Maya Banks
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Source: PublisherSummary: Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking...
When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.
Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.
As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.
Mia may be 14 years younger than her big brother, but they've been super close ever since their parents died. Having such a close relationship, though, means Jace is a bit overprotective. And when Mia walks into the ballroom of a hotel opening one night and catches the eye of one of Jace's best friends Gabe, Mia knows she's in way over her head. But she's had a crush on Gabe for as long as she can remember, despite the age difference, and can't help but dream very vivid dreams about the gorgeous billionaire. Gabe's starting to realize Mia just isn't Jace's little sister anymore and wants her. But wanting her entails his signature contract, meaning Mia has to sign over her entire body and life to him. Can Mia really enter into such a foreign, demanding relationship without her brother finding out?
The way Gabe has captivated Mia's attention ever since she can remember should mean that Gabe is this irresistible, gorgeous guy who knows how to turn on the charm. When I was reading, though, I just didn't get that vibe from him. He seemed really mean, cold, and stiff. I couldn't see a girl like Mia falling head over heels for him and he just seemed so robotic whenever he talked. I don't know, I guess I was expecting this amazing guy and Gabe just fell short.
The story, too, was lacking a little passion. Compared to 50 Shades of Grey, this story was written SO much better and it was obvious Maya Banks really knows how to write. The problem, though, is that the story got a little boring and redundant and couldn't really keep my interest for long periods of time. The ending was predictable and nothing made me want to read this book every chance I had. With all the hype surrounding this book, I expected more than I got. I wanted passion, romance, and addiction but I don't feel like I got any of that. I just got an okay story with okay characters. Hopefully the next book of the series is better! I'm really interested to see a story from both Ash and Jace's point of view. Those should be very interesting and, hopefully, irresistible.