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Series: KGI #10
Genres: Romance, Fiction, Suspense
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Also by this author: Safe at Last, Mastered, Dominated, Mastered, Dominated
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.”
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
Darkest Before Dawn is the newest KGI Novel from Maya Banks and in typical Banks fashion she nailed it — everything from an action packed storyline to her dynamic characters will keep you enthralled. Even if you’ve not read the other KGI novels this one is a must, it reads as a stand-alone, but when past characters are introduced you are given a snippet into how and why they are important to the storyline. You get that connection and it makes the story that much better.
Honor Cambridge is a relief worker. She’s dedicated her life to helping those people who the rest of the world has abandoned. The war-torn Middle East is as dangerous for westerners, especially those who have defied orders to leave, instead staying to help impoverished villagers with medical care and supplies. When the center she worked at was bombed she had two choices; give up or fight.
She fought and she fought hard. Honor is not a damsel in distress, she was in the worst kind of danger, but she never once let it overcome her. She is the strongest heroine I have ever had the pleasure to read. I’ve never rooted so hard for a character than I did for Honor. It felt like I fought right alongside her, felt every injury so deep that bled, and I cried with her and for her. The journey she had before her was arduous and instead of falling apart in the face of it all, she thought logically and did everything she could to survive. Such a courageous character.
Hancock is a mercenary. When his country abandons him and his team of soldiers, putting a bounty on their heads, they become ghosts, working only for “the greater good” no matter the cost. I’ve got so many mixed feelings about Hancock. He’s a character that has many facets and even though he portrays himself as unfeeling and cold, there is more to him. I understand his desire to finish his mission, but at the same time I hate him for that very reason.
Sometimes choosing the greater good is the hardest choice to make.
Darkest Before Dawn is a powerful story of survival against all odds and selflessness in the face of the greater good. This is a book that will stick with me long after I’ve put it on my bookshelf. A Mommy’s a Book Whore must read! Five Courageous Stars for Storyline and Three Wet Panties.