Friday, November 13, 2015

Darkest Before Dawn
{KGI Series #10}
Maya Banks
Release Date: October 27, 2015
~ Synopsis ~
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.

Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...

The enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams for as long as they've known him. Always working a deep game, Hancock's true allegiance has never been apparent, but one thing is for certain—he never lets anything get in the way of duty.

But now, his absolute belief in the primacy of his ultimate goal is challenged by a captive he's been ordered to guard, no matter how much she suffers in her prison. She's the only woman who's ever managed to penetrate the rigid walls surrounding his icy heart, but will he allow his perplexing feelings for the beautiful victim to destroy a mission he's spent years working to complete or will he be forced to sacrifice her for “the greater good.” 

~ Add to Goodreads ~

~ Links to Buy~

Amazon ** Amazon UK ** Barnes & Noble ** Kobo

~ Review ~
This is my first glimpse at the KGI Series from Maya Banks and although I was told it could be read as a standalone, it was a lot to absorb in one reading.  Although each time a character from past books appeared we were given a little background I felt that it detracted from the flow of the read.  Repetition, some if needed is okay but I felt that there was just too much in this book. 

I won’t lie the first half of this book was hard to get through but the story line did pick up and became engaging in the second half.  I grew to enjoy the interaction between Honor and Hancock.  Although they do not come together under the best of circumstances their connection grows and the sparks do fly.

For me there was little connection to the characters.  Honor seemed to be way too “honorable” considering all that had happened to her.  Hancock, I understand has played both sides of the fence but has always been playing for the good guys.  In this story though, nothing is what it appears to be. Can you make a choice for the greater good when it can be bad?

For followers of the KGI Series may have a completely different take on this book as readers of past books.  Unfortunately for me this was not a great match.  I will however, keep my eyes open for more books from Maya as she has given me enjoyable reads in the past. 

~ Rating ~

~ About the Author ~
Maya Banks is a multiple #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the Surrender Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.
~ Connect with Maya ~

No comments:

Post a Comment