Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Release Day #review: Darkest Before Dawn 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.”

 Sometimes the experiences we go through in life form who we are, the person we will become. And in Hancock's story, that is definitely the case.
This is not a flowers and hearts kind of story, while it has its romantic moments between Hancock and Honor, this is a action pack story with a very strong hero.
Throughout the story I found myself loving him and hating him, but even at those moments I understood where he was coming from and what his reasoning was. I always enjoy to see a character evolve throughout the story without losing his edge.
His counterpart and heroine, Honor, is pretty much his opposite. She's sweet, selfless, driven by her heart, and while her pairing with Hancock might be kind of strange to some, it worked for me. Towards the end they were perfection together.
While I loved the story and the main characters, I was a bit put off by the repetitions at certain points during the story, I really wish they could've done a bit more editing and to get rid of certain details that were really not necessary.
That said, this was an intriguing, well written story by Mrs. Banks.

  About the Author
Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

Social Links
Twitter: maya_banks

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