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Published by Berkley
“This is hard. Never said it would be easy. Nothing good ever is”
I was so looking forward to reading the third and final book in the Breathless series. I loved Rush and I liked Fever even more if that’s possible. Gabe and Jace were terrific alpha males and their stories were amazing. I liked Ash’s supporting role in those books and couldn’t wait to finally read his story and also knew that Gabe, Jace and their respective women would be making appearances and everything would be tied together.
“Well then it’s too bad I’m not yours.”
When Ash sees Josie in the park, he falls and in a major way. She’s an artist type and the complete opposite of Ash’s dominating alpha male personality. They only share a brief encounter but Ash begins a relentless pursuit to find her and make her a part of her life. She does not give in easily to his advances. It’s not that she’s not attracted to him, she has some serious lust for him, however she knows how a man like him operates and she does not want to travel down that road again. She is freshly out of a dom-sub relationship, but she feels differently for Ash than her ex. She quickly realizes that Ash is the real thing and that her ex was just playing a game. Of course the ex becomes a problem so Ash must deal with him accordingly.
While I really wanted to love this book I just didn’t. The chemistry between Ash and Josie was just not there like it was between Gabe and Mia and Jace and Bethany. The sex scenes were fantastic as always, but the intense connection was just not there. I felt like the whole relationship was forced and that Ash only decided to settle down because both of his friends were and not because he just had to be with this woman. In the first two books there was a connection and a reason that these couples had to be together. This was lacking between Ash and Josie.
Things were not all bad. I loved that the characters from the previous books were brought back, and not just as support but as a main plot point. About the last 30% of the book I finally started to get into the vibe of Ash and Josie. Old story lines come back into play and things long thought gone come back to haunt everyone. (Sorry I don’t do spoilers, you’ll have to read this for yourself). Things definitely did not end up exactly the way I thought they would and the last few pages left me feeling like things were rushed just for the sake of finishing the story. Everything did not have to wrapped in nice little package. Overall I give this one three stars and would recommend a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate with the couples.
3 stars and a nice bottle of Charles Hiedsieck champaigne! Enjoy!