Monday, November 9, 2015

NEW RELEASE REVIEW - Darkest Before Dawn (KGI #10) by Maya Banks

Title: Darkest Before Dawn
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: 27 October 2015
Series or Standalone: Series (KGI #10)
Genre: Romantic Suspense


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.”

This was my first time reading anything from this series and I enjoyed it. Since I'm so late to the series, I had no clue about the rest of Hancock's team, but I did like the way they all treated Honor. The tension and chemistry between the two of them was great, apparently Hancock is one step above a fembot when it comes to emotions, so the fact that Honor was able to penetrate his protective shell was impressive. There were a couple of times throughout the book I thought were a bit overly long, but those parts didn't happen that often. The last 30% or so of the book had a lot going on, but none of it felt like it was too much of any one portion: you got drama, action, and emotions, but everything happened at the right time so it all flowed together without any awkwardness.

I was lucky enough to receive this book in exchange for an honest review, but based on the other team members we got to see in this installment, I will be going back to read the earlier stories in the series.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

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