#Review #AudiobookReview Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks

Posted October 27, 2015 by jenniferhbg in Audiobook Review, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

#Review #AudiobookReview Darkest Before Dawn by Maya BanksDarkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks
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on October 27th 2015
Narrator: Tad Branson
Genres: Military, Suspense, Thriller
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Source: NetGalley, Sullivan and Partners

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.”

I received this book for free from NetGalley, Sullivan and Partners in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Book Review: 4 stars

About the book:

Honor is a girl who volunteers as medical worker somewhere in the Middle East and her center gets attacked by this terrorist group and their attend is to kill everyone there workers, women and children who were there to get needed help. But Honor survives and stays hidden from them for a whole week though she is badly wounded and she herself needs medical help but her main goal now is to stay alive and not let them catch her.

On the other hand a warlord known as Bristow hires mercenary Hancock and his men to find this girl, capture her before the terrorist group and hand her over to him. His plan is to trade her to another warlord that he wants to gain power and services from him.

All is well so far, Hancock and his men are the best of the best and they deliver on their given word. Hancock is known as the ruthless man without a conscience that has been betrayed by his own government so now he and his men are like outlaws working for themselves only. But something changes when he meets Honor, his humanity awakens and he starts to questions this mission. Is it really correct and honorable thing to do this? Capture an innocent human being that was there only to help other and trade her like some merchandise and let these awful warlords to do unthinkable things to her? And all this while the poor girl believes he is there to save her from one hell just to turn her over to another even worse one?

Will he stay true to his mission and mission alone? Or will he finally act like the man was once known to be? Will his relationship to Honor make his heart beat for love for the first time ever? Will Honor be able to get over his betrayal when she finds out his reasons for “saving her”?

My review:

Let’s me start with saying this isn’t a romance book, at least not the kind we are used to. This story goes way deeper and has a bigger meaning behind it even if I feel that love message in it is the main trigger behind it. It’s a story about commitment, loyalty, and staying true to yourself and your own beliefs. To be able to recognize right from wrong and act on it.

At first I had a bit hard time getting into this book and its storyline, it felt boring :( But as I was disappearing deeper and deeper into it I was intrigued by every chapter.

I was captivated by the relationship Hancock and Honor had and how it developed through the book. How he was letting his guard down and letting himself to start feeling and caring again. How Honor trusted and gave herself and most secret parts of her to this man who was until recently a complete stranger to her and still was.

I was also pleasantly surprised to read about Hancock’s team and how loyal his men were to each other and that they never left anyone behind and would scarified their lives for each and one of them.

If you are searching for something different, something more beneath the surface this book could be your pick :)

About the narrator:

Audiobook was narrated by Tad Branson. I have not heard of him before but he really did a great job with this one! He has a voice that can easily transform to different variations. All the high voices and emotions felt right and gave this true feeling to every situation. It was a pleasure listening to him and let him guide the book’s story.


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