Darkest Before Dawn (KGI #10) by Maya Banks

Darkest Before Dawn

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.” addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

This book completely blew me away.  In more ways that one.  I’ve been a fan of Banks writing every since I found this series awhile ago and each book that I have read is just so much better than the previous one.

I do want to be honest and say that the beginning of this book was a bit slow for me.  However, I really do think that that works best for this story because there is so much action and suspense that is happening in the rest of the book that the slow start was great.

Honor’s character was one that just … I don’t know what to say about her besides the fact that I wish that I had even a quarter of the courage and strength that she had.  Banks wrote a heroine that is so inspiring and amazing, and it is so different that the types of books that I have been reading lately.  Honor stands on her own and really, she made the book so great for me.

Watching as the relationship between Honor and Hancock was also great.  I loved how they both battled the relationship right from the start.  The whole thing was just amazing.  Hancock’s personality was one that was perfect for this book because he really needed Honor to be there for him, and Honor was more than willing to give everything up to help him achieve his goal.

I would really recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read a book that will give you strength and the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

Oh, and make sure you have a lot of tissues because holy wowzer, this book was great!

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