Oct 27, 2015

*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.”




I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

What I Loved: Darkest Before Dawn is a timely tale of very real evil in the world and how it can impact the best of us. Honor and Hancock are a perfect yin and yang, a woman who has seen the worst and yet risks her very being to combat it and a man who has done unspeakable things in an attempt to protect the greater good. Honor's innocent resolve is a charming counter balance to the world weariness of Hancock. I appreciated that Darkest Before Dawn solidly on the chaos around the pair and how it impacted their evolving relationship more than them having a primarily physical relationship.

What I Didn't Love: Darkest Before Dawn is not for the faint of heart. Though I loved the story there are some dark scenes that can be a trigger. If you're looking for light hearts and flowers - this isn't it.

Favorite Quotes:

"There was no room for second place. Second place got her unimaginable pain and degradation and eventually death. Her only choice was to fight as she'd never fought before. And win." 

"You can't control my feelings, Hancock. You control my fate, yes. My ultimate destiny. My life even. But you can't control me."

"He'd never felt a sense of homecoming that rivaled the touching of two hearts, body and soul. He knew he never would again."

"How long would it take for me to kill the thing that sets you so far apart from the rest of the wold? Your smile, your sunshine, your kindness and generosity. I would smother you, Honor. And eventually I would destroy you."

Happy reading.

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