⭐️ Review ** Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks ⭐️


** Synopsis **
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.”

** About the author **

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

Connect with Maya :

Website : http://www.mayabanks.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/maya_banks

Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/24978.Maya_Banks

** Purchase links **
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | KoboiBooks


*** ARC provided by the publisher for an honest review ***

This was my first book from this series and even if it was number 10, I wasn’t lost about the characters and background.
A very bad-ass and remarkable woman, with the strength to break down all the walls, with her bravery and selfless actions and a hero, who was cold, distant, risking his life to take down an organization, all means to an end, to sacrifice innocents for the greater good (if I read these words again, I’m gonna lose it, really). Not endearing at all, and not memorable either.

Hancock is a ice-cold man on a mission : take down a certain Maksimov, a sick and twisted criminal he was hunting for years. When he got the opportunity to fulfill his mission, he took it without hesitating; to sacrifice an innocent women for the “greater good”. His goal : restrain her, then send her and kill Maksimov. Just simple. What he hadn’t expected was to meet the strongest and bravest women, who could reach him and make him feel.
Honor Cambridge is a survivor of a terrorist attack; running away and hiding, she had to fight everyday to stay alive. Begin a long journey of survival, showing how resourceful she was. She can more than ten languages, she’s a smart and fast learner. Yes, her actions were remarkable and she was so strong but damn sometimes I couldn’t understand her, having such reckless behavior when it comes to Hancock.
Surprisingly, I was kind of over the story, I didn’t feel any connection between the two MC, until the end.
The endless descriptions made the story so difficult to finish, it was so damn long. Instead of being used with caution, it was exploring the same line all along the story, giving such heaviness who wasn’t needed. The context was already dar’ and it wasn’t necessary at all.
I usually enjoyed these kind of story about super-elite, top secret, family-run business with military background. The plot at first was interesting but as the story unfolds, it was getting just annoying. Hancock was despicable and tortured. Honor was described like a martyr, always making the right choice.
It was this way all along the book, Hancock conflicted, Honor being … Honor. Too repetitive.

A lot of things pissed me off about the plot and I think it could be so much better. I couldn’t understand the MC or relate to them. A lot of reckless behavior, and I was thinking WTF? seriously? Why is the author trying to make Hancock so abominable?? It was successful because it didn’t take me long to hate him. Even through Honor’s eyes, I couldn’t understand what she saw in him. She was always defending him EVEN in his most stupid plans. That was just too much and predictable. Again.

I have a favorite part and it was Hancock downfall. Sorry but this part was to my mind the most interesting one. For this time, Honor didn’t defend him, and after all she went through, breaking her physically and destroying her so deeply, that she was just a shadow was heartbreaking.
This woman needed some peace and rest, and again she had to save her man even in her darkest hours.

My rating : ⭐️⭐️✨ stars


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