Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks…ARC Review




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.”


My Review:

Darkest Before Dawn is book number 10 in author Maya Banks’ KGI Series. I have a hit or miss relationship with this series wherein I love some of the books and don’t really connect with others. While I did enjoy this story overall, unfortunately, it kind of fell into the “miss” category for me.

I was excited for Hancock to get his own book and parts of this book were emotional and gut-wrenching. I enjoyed those parts and enjoyed the characters as a whole. I was a nervous wreck for the situations Honor was in, which started at the very beginning with a bombing at her clinic and becoming trapped.

My main problem with this book was that it was pretty overwritten. I found my mind wandering off when things were being repeated over and over. It’s almost as though the story could have been told in half the amount of pages. There were more than a few times I had to get up, take a break, and come back to it. That made this a tough read for me.

Overall, it was a good addition to the KGI series and if you’re a fan of good romantic suspense, then by all means, give this book a try. Thank you, Ms. Banks, for continuing the KGI series!


Three-And-A-Half Loves


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Book Links:

Amazon  |  B&N  |  Maya Banks Website

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.


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