Friday, March 10, 2017

Brighter than the Sun by Maya Banks

Title: Brighter Than the Sun
Series: KGI Series, 11
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Berkley
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Page Count: 336 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
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…

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated. 

Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…

Zoe has one true friend and she needs her now more than ever. But seeing how life and family is supposed to be is harder for Zoe to accept than the death she narrowly avoids. Joe is happy being the last Kelly bachelor, until he sees the terror in Zoe’s eyes. Can he convince Zoe to trust in him and his family?
Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks is the latest installment in her KGI series. I loved this world and was happy to see Joe take a fall. Ms. Banks gave us an alpha male in Joe and paired him with a woman who needed him more than even he knows. Zoe feels tainted. She has done nothing wrong but those around her are not so innocent. I love the joy she took in doing the simplest things. She was innocent in ways that made you smile and laugh with her. I loved the patience Joe showed with Zoe, even as he knew he was not getting the whole story. Ms. Banks gave us a story that was action packed but also full of emotional depth. Joe and Zoe’s courtship was slow and fit their characters. Zoe wasn’t ready and Joe respected that even as he made sure she knew he was there for her. I loved seeing him woo and build Zoe up. This story is full of pain, laughter, joy and love. I so loved returning to this world and can’t wait to see where Ms. Banks will take us next.

                               Five Shooting Stars

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