Monday, 13 April 2015

The Darkest Hour - Maya Banks

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 US government can’t…

It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone.

His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he’s built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond… until he receives anonymous information claiming Rachel is alive.

To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it. 

My thoughts:
The suspense part was a bit slow. They went to rescue Rachel and that was over in a minute. More suspense and danger there would have been nice. The suspense comes back later as why was she kept alive in the first place? Someone is after her.

I read a KGI book long ago, book 2 I think. I liked it, and now I finally read more. There is a bit of romance, a bit of suspense, and one big family. But that is why there can be many books as there are many Kelly men ;)

Anyway. Rachel has been a prisoner for a year, so she is so effed up. Nightmares, hallucinations, she is scared and has no memory (though her and Ethan getting it on happened way too fast.)

They get to know each other again, and then danger comes and then they live happily ever after.

Conclusion:
The book was short, I read it fast, and I enjoyed it. 

One down, over 100 more to go from my TBR pile.

Cover
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Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Berkley
KGI #1
Romantic suspense
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35 comments:

  1. Me and Maya Banks don't get along much because she loves these stupid insta-love set ups that ruins the books for me.

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    1. Well here it was not insta in a way cos they had been married for 3 years, but the whole meet again was too insta

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  2. I *think* I read this.

    I know I've read the first book so maybe I just recall Ethan that way.

    So sad - I don't' know what I've read anymore. lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I hear you, with some books I just do not know

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  3. There doesn't seem to be a lot in the story to grab me, other than a bit of up-and-down suspense. At least there's a happy ending!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was fun and short. But to actually recommend it, eh

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  4. You didn't hate. Woo-hoo! ;)

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  5. ninety nine book in your TBR... ninety nine books.....you are making progress.

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  6. I really like Maya's books, but not too often and definitely in small doses.

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    1. I think I have to agree with that

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  7. Sounds like a typical suspense romance even if it was lighter on the suspense than you would like. :) Been wanting to read this series.

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    1. I could have had more suspense yes :)

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  8. This one sounds good and I am a fan of this author.

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  9. Oh yay. I love most of this series.The early on ones were my favorites :)

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  10. I've often wondered about picking up this series, I think it's more my speed than some of her other stuff.

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    1. I have not tried her other stuff...I think

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  11. One day I'll have to try a book by this author!

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  12. his abs do it for me but the "no head thing" not so much ;)

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  13. his abs do it for me but the "no head thing" not so much ;)

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  14. I love romance and suspense, so this one is definitely for me!

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  15. Well, if it's only 100 that are left, you know... You're practically done :) This is a new author to me, but I like short and sweet, especially with a dash of suspense, so maybe... As always, really nice review.

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    1. Haha, almost yes ;=D I have been burning through them like crazy these last few months

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  16. I am glad you enjoyed this one :) And I agree, a bit more rescue suspense would have been nice.

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  17. hahaha. You are knocking down that list like there is no tomorrow!

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  18. These are all kind of blending together for me, sadly.

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