Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks

Darkest before Dawn CoverTitle: Darkest Before Dawn
Series: KGI
Author: Maya Banks


THE ALL-NEW KGI NOVEL from the “incredibly awesome” (Jaci Burton) #1 New York Timesbestselling 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.”


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Jill’s Review

Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks is a dark, romantic suspense that will leave you wondering how everything will end up.

Honor is a relief worker in he Middle East. Despite her family’s concerns he has devoted her life to working here and helping those that others have forgotten or deem too dangerous to risk their time or resources to bother with. And right from the beginning we see why her family was worried. Honor’s life is in danger after an attack on her clinic. After devastation and struggle she is left with a choice.. give in or fight to survive. We learn that Honor is one tough woman. Which should come as no surprise having come across the world to help others in this war torn country. She is strong, intelligent, compassionate and she will fight for those that she loves and that which she believes in. And it is this fight in particular that carries her throughout the story. It is also THIS fact that helps give her the very strength you see. And this is important to keep in mind, otherwise you could mistake it and get annoyed with her later on in the book – think she is giving in to Hancock. But don’t be mistaken, she has strong convictions and will do anything for those people and beliefs she holds dear.

Hancock has a military background, but the government has now forgotten all about him and his team and they are persona non grata. Now they are working for the greater good, wherever that takes them. And here that takes them on the hunt to capture Honor! *GASP* But she is GOOD! How is Hancock going to come to terms with this? Ha! She is going to be the one that makes him crack his steely exterior. Will his feelings for her wreck the mission he has been working on for years? Or will he give up everything they have come to mean to each other for the greater good?

This was my first KGI novel and I was able to follow everything that happened. I never felt confused or wondered who anyone was. When characters were introduced and it was apparent that they had appeared in other books, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. Instead it just whet my appetite for more and I marked them down so that I could look them up later and add their books to that ever growing TBR pile!

Darkest Before Dawn was definitely dark. It wasn’t your happy, sunshine and unicorns romance. This is a romantic suspense that takes place in a war torn country with ruthless men. Many of the people they are dealing with have no respect for women or children. There is violence, action, sorrow, heartbreak, tension… There is also redemption, love, sexual tension, strength, compassion.

If you are looking for a romantic suspense go and grab this one.

I received a complimentary copy of Darkest Before Dawn in exchange for my honest review.


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