Monday, January 30, 2012

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks { Review}

The Darkest Hour
{KGI series #1}
by Maya Banks
Paperback, 290 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Berkley Sensation

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.

First Line(s): He'd hoped if he drank enough the night before he'd sleep right through today

Favorite Line(s): "First rule of seduction. At least one of us has to get naked. Preferably you," he murmured.
My Review: The Darkest Hour is not the "norm" in what I have grown to expect from Maya Banks. It was not erotic or steamy but it was heartfelt. I liked it! The Darkest Hour is a solid read!

Maya Banks wrote the main characters with such assurance that you could close your eyes and not only see these characters but you could feel their emotions. What a heart wreching story Maya Banks takes you on with Ethan and Rachel.

Maya Banks also used so much detail in her description of all the secondary characters, perfect bait to start off this awesome series. I am just upset that I am just now getting to it.

Kudos to Maya Banks who has yet to fail me in her story telling!

My Rating: Photobucket

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