Wednesday 28 October 2015

✜ Darkest Before Dawn ✜ Maya Banks ✜ #KGI10 ✜

© Bianca   


• release day 27 October 2015
• #10 in the KGI Series


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.”

Honor is a relief worker in some arabian war-zone.
When her clinic is being bombed, she's the only survivor, and the bad guys are hunting her.
She escapes, only to be caught/rescued by Hancock.
We all met him in the KGI books before - he's trying to find this huge russian gangster, the one who killed his foster mom.
And to lure him closer, he has to have Honor - she's his last chance to get revenge.
But the longer he's close to her - the harder it will be to let her go...
What will happen to Honor & Hancock?
Will there be a HEA?
Will everybody survive???


I loved every KGI book so far - I did hate a little on those with too much paranormal stuff - those mind-reading ones... but I always read them and loved the characters..
So I don't know what was wrong this was just probably that I wasn't in the mood for it... because I couldn't read this book.
I started and I liked the whole idea, but the beginning alone...that bomb that goes off in that clinic and Honor surviving and getting out of there. It could've been told in 2 pages, but it took Maye 5% of the book to tell it. That's been the problem for me with Maya's books for a while now.. She just writes too much. Every book of hers that I've read in the last years could've been told with half the words, or even less. She repeats things CONSTANTLY and she goes into too much detail. Some detail is good, but I don't care about most of those details.

I don't want to stop people from reading and enjoying this book.
I loved that Hancock finally got his own book, and I was really looking forward to reading it, but there were just way too many unnecessary words (pages) for me.
I will read everything that Maya writes in the future (not the paranormal stuff) and I hope that she'll lose some of her words on the way. 

The story itself was pretty good. It would've been totally my kind of romantic suspense.
But all those repeats and stuff I didn't care about, made it very hard for me to read it.
I finished it, but I finished it in 3 hours. It was so bad that I only tried to read when people were talking to each other, everything else was just totally redundant.
Sorry :/
Still 4 stars, because I love KGI and I would've loved Hancock too.
As I said before, don't let my own weirdness stop you from enjoying the book! ☺



Meet Maya

Hi, and welcome to my home on the internet!
My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a two page handwritten proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?
When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoors and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.
Love, Maya Banks