Review – Darkest Before Dawn (KGI #10) by Maya Banks

October 24, 2015 Review 0

Review – Darkest Before Dawn (KGI #10) by Maya Banks

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.”

Title: Darkest Before Dawn
Author: May Banks
Series: KGI
Published by Berkley
Source: Publisher
Published: October 27th 2015
Genres: Military Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Let me start by saying that I LOVE me some Maya Banks!!! When this book came across my review list, I literally begged for this because I’d already read all of the other KGI books. I can also say that I love me some of those Kelly boys, so I was crossing my fingers to get this. Guess what? I GOT IT, so let’s begin.

As in any Military reads, you’re going to have to deal with the middle eastern, third world mentality and all that goes with it. However, the first 25% of this book actually turned me off a little. It was almost “too” much information about the cause, the “bad guys” and so forth. But I get it. The information was necessary in order to get to the good stuff, and boy oh boy was it good.

If you’ve read the other KGI’s, then you’d remember Hancock from Steal’s story. But we get to learn more about Hancock: his feelings on life and of course Honor. Not the Honor you’d normally think of when dealing with a trained killing machine. Honor is the innocent woman’s name that needs to be “rescued”.

Honor finds herself in the right place at the wrong time. Yes, I said that correctly. She’s a worker in a clinic in the Middle East, helping those who need help the most. But when said clinic is destroyed, leaving her as the lone survivor, all hell breaks lose. Not only does she survive, she evades the bad guys for over a week, becoming a savior to the locals. Sounds good right? It is.

What would be a KGI story without them though? This was the part of the story that saddened me. We didn’t get to the Kelly’s until, well, the end. But it was worth the wait.

Although this wasn’t my favorite of the series, I really enjoyed Hancock’s story. I actually REALLY enjoyed Conrad too. Crossing fingers he’s next…hint hint.

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