Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks

The Darkest Hour
Maya Banks
Series: KGI #1
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Published: September 7, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback {290 pages}
Source: Personal Library
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Characters: Rachel Kelly, Ethan Kelly
My Rating:

Heat Level: 5/5
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 an anonymous phone call 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.
He'd hoped if he drank enough the night before he'd sleep right through today.

Rachel has been "dead" for the past year, when her husband Ethan gets information that states otherwise. Ethan and his brothers, along with some of KGI's operatives, go on a rescue mission to save her. Rachel has been held prisoner for the last year due to some sensitive information she overheard.

Another stellar series by Maya Banks! At first glance you would think Rachel and Ethan's brother, Garrett were the ones actually married. The relationship and dynamic between Rachel and Garrett was so sweet and tender, that it only endeared me all the more to him. I'm so looking forward to his story.

The writing and flow of the story was excellent. It kept me engaged throughout; I hated to see it end. I enjoyed the characters so much that I wanted to be a part of the Kelly family. Ethan's parents Marlene and Frank were fantastic. And he and his brothers always had each other's backs. As always, you get drawn in and establish your own connections with the characters.

Definitely a great start to her new series. I believe I'll be collecting all the books in this series. The Darkest Hour is one for the keeper shelf.



Ragan said...[Reply]

Awesome review, Tasha! I loved this one too!
Ragan @ Location 2571

Jamie said...[Reply]

Awesome! Added it to my wishlist.

Chrissie said...[Reply]

Oooh, I like that cover! Sound like a good read too. I might have to keep my eyes open for this one! Thanks for taking part in Radiant Reviews :)

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