Tuesday 27 October 2015

Review - Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks

Title: Darkest Before Dawn
Series: KGI #10
Author: Maya Banks
Release Date: October 27, 2015

THE ALL-NEW KGI NOVEL from the “incredibly awesome" (Jaci Burton) #1 New York Times bestselling author of When Day Breaks.

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.”

Hancock is an enigma. Duty bound and tired of fighting the same bad guys, he won't let anything interfere with or dissuade this mission—not when he and his team are so close to achieving their goal. "The good of the many takes priority over the good of the one"—their team motto will be upheld. 

That is, until Hancock and his team rescue Honor Cambridge. Honor somehow manages to get under Hancock's skin and he's beginning to question "the greater good" because he doesn't know how he's going to sacrifice Honor and his feelings for her in the end…

I was so excited to have the opportunity to read this book. I really wanted to love it—and I did love the last 25%, but getting through the first 75% was tough. 

I loved both Honor and Hancock. Together, their sexy sparks were amazing. While the tales of Hancock and Honor and what led them to get together we're interesting, the story really didn't come together until the rest of the KGI cast of characters were brought in to "save the day" too, so to speak. But it was almost too little, too late. 
~ Review by Missy

Maya Banks is the #1 USA Today and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender trilogy, the Breathless trilogy, 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!

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