Series: KGI

RS Review: Softly at Sunrise by Maya Banks

Posted August 18, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Softly at Sunrise by Maya Banks
Series: KGI #5.5
Published by Self Published Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Softly at Sunrise (KGI, #5.5)

Softly at Sunrise 
by Maya Banks 

Book #5.5 in the KGI series
Romantic Suspense

Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.


Rachel Kelly has had a long and road back from the hell she experienced almost two years ago when she was kidnapped during a mission to South America. She was held for a year and given hallucinagens for most of that time, with her family believing that she had died in a plane crash. With the nightmare behind her, she’s slowly struggled to reclaim her life, including her husband, marriage, family and career.

The series began with Rachel’s terrible ordeal and since her return, she’s had to contend with memory loss, flashbacks and the climb back from an abyss. Her last memories were of a miscarriage, disentegrating marriage and Ethan asking for a divorce right before she left for South America. Even though they are united, it’s still been a challenge. The move to a new home signals a new start and the chance to replace those memories.

This story was a breath of fresh air. I always had faith in Rachel because her ordeal isn’t one most would have survived. I expected that we would see her emerge and begin a new chapter but I was pleasantly surprised to find an added element of suspense. It was riveting and Rachel rose to the challenge, giving her the opportunity to prove her mettle not only to herself but her family. It was a wonderful story of triumph and happiness and I read this in one sitting.

Though I’m not a big fan of novellas, this one was long overdue and it delivered. If you’ve been waiting for Rachel and Ethan to turn the page on an ugly chapter, you will not be disappointed. Oh, and you may need a few tissues.

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

RS Review: Hidden Away by Maya Banks

Posted July 14, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Hidden Away by Maya Banks Book #3 in the Kelly Group International seriesRomantic SuspenseBUY: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★ A man who shoots first and asks questions later… Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it……and the ultimate moving target. But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears […]

RS Review: No Place to Run by Maya Banks

Posted June 13, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

No Place to Run by Maya Banks Book #2 in the Kelly Group, International (KGI) seriesRomantic SuspensePublished December 7th 2010 by Berkley SensationRATING: ★★★★ SAM KELLY WAS HER FIRST LOVE The person Sam Kelly expected to pull wounded form the lake was Sophie Lundgren. Once they had shared a brief intense affair while Sam was undercover, and then she vanished. She’s spent the last five months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her life and that of her unborn child – Sam’s child. Now she’s resurfaced with a warning for Sam: This time, he’s the one in danger. NOW HE’S HER LAST CHANCE Sam has too many questions to let her slip away again – like why she disappeared in the first place. This time he vows not […]

Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks

Posted June 6, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks Book #1 in the Kelly Group, International (KGI) series Romantic Suspense, Published September 7th 2010 by Berkley RATING: ★★★★ 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 […]