I wouldn’t have thought that the book I expected to be my most favorite of the Breathless trilogy turned out to be my least favorite. Simply put – this book felt phoned in. The romance plays out just like Fever. Ash sees Josie and immediately must have her, searches for her, and then takes over control of her life. However, in contrast to Fever, this book seemed scattered. So many minor storylines – his family’s issue with the grandfather, Josie’s ex, his sister’s whirlwind romance, and then the whole Charles Willis thing – yet none were woven into the story enough to have any real meaning or satisfying resolution. I even wondered why some of these plot points were even included. The first book in the trilogy, Rush, also had several minor storylines, but they all added to the overall story and contributed to it.
Sadly, one way this book compared to Fever was the continuing use of caveman sentences. Apparently, Ash and Jace cannot speak in complete sentences and do not know what pronouns are. If it were only a couple of times, that’s one thing. It’s so prevalent that I found it distracting and I was adding the words myself as I read to make it read better.
I could go on, but I’m just so disappointed in this book. I love Maya Banks and yes I plan to continue to read her books (I’m anxiously awaiting the next Montgomery/Armstrong book), but I expected a lot more out of this book and it wasn’t delivered.