Darkest Before Dawn KGI #10

Darkest Before Dawn KGI #10❰PDF❯ ✑ Darkest Before Dawn KGI #10 Author Maya Banks – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Kelly Group International KGI A super elite top secret family run businessualifications High intelligence rock hard body military backgroundMission Hostagekidnap victim recovery Intelligence gathe The Kelly Group International KGI A super Dawn KGI PDF/EPUB å elite top secret family run businessualifications High intelligence rock hard body military backgroundMission Hostagekidnap Darkest Before Epub / victim recovery Intelligence gathering Handling jobs the US government can’tThe enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams Before Dawn KGI MOBI ó 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 dutyBut 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”. 1 Pissed Off Stars Oh there will be spoilers and lots of gifsI am so pissed and disappointed right now I have waited forever for my beloved Hancock's story His story had such potential My Hancock the super soldier cold hard but good and redeemable under it all That is not what I got here See that is the problem when you love a character so much and you wait for their book sometimes it doesn't live up to your expectations Well this book didn't just let me down it blew my dreams of a yummy Hancock love to hell The first 30% of the book was so boring repetitive and tedious it took everything in me to power through Repeating over and over the same lines thoughts and inner struggle Then over the top unnecessary details are the reason it took 50 pages to say what could have been covered in 10 tops At points my eyes glazed over and I just prayed for it to be over So in the first half of the book I really liked Honor I thought she was brave sassy and a fighter She had a sweet caring heart and a ton of courage Then it's like at about the 60% mark she turned into someone else completely Someone so over the top ridiculous and unrealistic that I could no longer relate to her and felt a complete disconnect Come on you want me to believe that this woman this fighter or any woman for fuck sake would all of a sudden just be ok with being a sacrificial lamb for the greater good? She not only is okay with dying she knows she will be raped repeatedly and tortured beyond belief before said death will come and then the death will be slow and painful but hey she's okay with that It's cool“And I forgive you for what it’s worth You’re right What is the good of the one compared to the good of the many?” Honor Oh and of course I am suppose to believe that after she is nearly raped twice beaten during both almost rapes Hancock betraying her breaking her trust and planning to hand her over to hell She wants him to be her first lover You know so that her first time isn't from rape since she is going to be raped over and over “Would you Would you make love to me? Now? Before you have to give me to Maksimov? Will you show me just once what it should be like so that I’ll know? So that I’ll have that one memory of something beautiful something that no one else can ever touch That can never be tainted no matter what else is done to me So that when another man hurts me I can retreat to this moment and hold on Shut out everything but this one perfect night Will you do this for me?” Honor She deserved a gentle initiation Not down and dirty fucking He closed his eyes swearing at his choice of thoughts The idea of other men holding her down raping her like mindless animals made him sick His erection lost its rigidity and bleakness entered his soul HancockThat leads to the creepiest sex I have ever read It was bad just bad I mean fuck The whole time he is making love to her he is thinking of how he has to make it good so that when she is being raped she can hold on to this beautiful memory LOL sure Hancock the whole time he is fucking her because that was not making love is doing it while still planning on turning her over to a fate worse than hell Because nothing is romantic then thinking about impending rape while making love for the first time to a traitor“Killing is second nature to him To him killing is as normal as breathing As eating or drinking If it gets him what he wants he does it He thrives on pain torment” He winced again “Torture Rape You can’t imagine the twisted sadistic things he does to the women he rapes He’s into every imaginable crime He has no loyalty except to himself He deals drugs guns bombs Human trafficking He’s a fucking pedophile and he indulges himself even as he sells children to people who are as perverted and twisted as he is” Hancock about Maksimov And Hancock pff his character was destroyed for me I mean I could understand to a point that he is a harden man and he has to finish the mission for the greater good But from the minute he started having feelings for Honor he should have changed the plan to sacrifice her As the book went on I lost all respect and love for him He was so hypocritical and ludicrous He was not the same Hancock I grew to love from the other books He even at one point thinks of how he could save her he has done it twice before saved other women That there would always be another chance to get the bad guy but he ain't gonna do it Why? Cause he is tired of chasing the bad guy and letting him slip through his fingers So fuck Honor Oh but he feels guilt about it He’d dropped the guise of justice and his pursuit of Maksimov not once but twice to save other innocents So why not Honor? If he were truly honest he would admit to himself to his men that this being their last chance was bullshit There was always another opportunity given time and patience But patience was what he was fast running out of His resolve to end it now had less to do with it being his only shot and a lot to do with the fact that Hancock was weary and he wanted out Hancock By the time he gets his shit together and decides he isn't giving Honor up It's too little too late for me He was ruined for me I didn't buy his instant change of heart I didn't buy his love I didn't buy that he goes from a heartless prick to a sappy puss that cries all the time in the blink of an eye And I didn't buy their relationship at all This book was a total fail for me It really upsets me This book was a total hot mess like a train wreck that you can't look away from KGI has always been one of my favorite series Their stories so awesome their loves so epic I can't believe this is a KGI book let alone my Hancock's book I feel so let down I really hope this isn't going to be the new norm for the KGI books because I can't take much of this shit 2 StarsI've been such a huge fan of Maya Banks but I'm finding that most of her recent releases have been slightly less than lackluster for me lately While I loved the first five books in the KGI series since book six it's been taking a significant decline for me The story lines are just OTT out there the characters not uite what they used to be But still I was holding out hope for Hancock to finally bring this series back to what it used to be I've been eagerly anticipating his book for years so I was beyond excited to get my hands on Darkest Before Dawnonly to be disappointedThe first 25% of the book I struggled to get into it It was repetitive to the point of redundancy Hancock's internal musings of him being the bad guy but for good intentions was repeated ad nauseam I suppose this is good for readers coming into the series without having read the previous books But for fans of the series that have been up to date? Well let's just say you'll get a bit of a refresherThe story really took off after the 25% mark and I found I couldn't put the book down The action and suspense really picked up The budding romance beginand then it all crashed down after the 60% markThe heroine was idealistic and naive to the point of being OTT about it It's almost cheesy for me to say that Honor was just too honorable but that's what it is While I really liked her in the beginning her internal monologue and reasoning after the 60% mark was just beyond anything I could wrap my mind around I don't care how much you want the bad guys to get caught no person in their right mind will reason with themselves that they're OK with being betrayed and sacrificed for the greater good because it's the right thing to do She's not a soldier She's a relief aid volunteer When she finds out Hancock's plans on using her she's not mad crying trying to escape Nope She accepts it all with the calmness of a woman that was just told that the purse she wanted isn't in stock Ah well it is what it is In Hancock's defense he never lies to her Unless you consider lie by omission He never confirms that he's there to save her and doesn't give her false hope But he never point blank admits it either This was just the beginning of the end for me His epiphany came a little too late for me to sympathize with him or even like him Add into the mix that Honor is a view spoilervirgin hide spoiler 2 ½ stars – Romantic SuspenseThis was repetitive cheesy over the top melodramatic slow and borderline ridiculous at times I didn't really care much for the hero or heroine or their romance I've been underwhelmed with the last couple of books in this series and with the books in her Breathless Trilogy Surrender Trilogy and especially the Slow Burn series I really hope the next KellyKGI book will be better Darkest Before Dawn has a strong premise and since I’m a fan of military dramas I wish I could say it was enough to make this a winner for me Sadly however the book falters under the weight of overwhelming excesses This is an overly detailed nearly 400 page story that would definitely benefit from a shorter length There is a great deal of exposition in the beginning and while I appreciated the author’s intention to acclimate readers like me who are new to the series it’s just too lengthy What’s troublesome is how often exhaustive exposition is used throughout the entire book—basically each time a character from a previous book is mentioned which occurs freuentlyThe dialog and narration are exceedingly redundant Even the plot points are repetitive I stopped counting the number of times Hancock injects Honor with a sedative so he won’t have to answer her uestions witness her sense of betrayal struggle with her etcPerhaps one of the biggest downfalls is the one dimensional main character Honor is exactly as her name indicates honorable However she’s excessively so view spoilerShe’s kidnapped beaten and she’s about to be raped tortured and killed but she announces that it’s all right because her death is for the greater good hide spoiler 35 Protecting at All Cost StarsDarkest Before Dawn is a standalone and is part of the KGI series I love Maya Banks She’s one of the first authors I discovered when I adventured to cough smut reading I mean New Adult Contemporary reading What can I say? She has a way in creating different characters and addictive stories This is my first KGI book I’ve heard so many great things about this series and I LOVE action pack novels You throw in a sexy Hero well I’m a happy galI didn’t read the previous books but Hancock has been on both sides good and bad Regardless where his ties are he’s a man of his word Honor is the only survivor of an explosion and is now hunted because there should be no survivors She’s a woman in a war torn country and everything seems kind of dire Because of Honor’s background Hancock is reuested to “save” Honor and bring her back “You’re safe Honor I’ve got you Nothing will hurt you tonight” The descriptive writing is a bit heavy in the beginning There’s a lot of character build up and you find out where the characters come from The two main characters interact around the 20% and from there the pace picks up and you are taken for a wild ride “Thank you”“For what”“For saving me”“I made no such promise Honor”“You trying is enough” Honor and Hancock are attracted to each other but both have goals that need to meet before anything romantic can happen Hancock is on a mission and Honor is just trying to survive But nothing is what it seems Hancock needs to do the right thing but what happens by doing the right thing is also a bad thing?I love Hancock’s conflicting emotions in this book He works very hard to do right but he considers himself a monster and wants so much for Honor I love my Heroes with issues Honor is no damsel in distress She’s smart strong and self less “I care too much and that’s why I’m so angry Honor Because I’m not supposed to care I’m not supposed to be human I’m a killer” The banter is addictive and adds a little nice tension to the story I like the complexities of the story and how it kind of sucks you in If you are a fan of action pack reads with a leading male character then this one is for you An ARC was provided I'm setting this one aside for a moment It's not doing anything for me at all OMG I am so excited for Hancocks story I feel like it is going to be a good one but I also really wanted Sean and Rusty Cant decide which one I want Honor is a relief worker in some arabian war zoneWhen her clinic is being bombed she's the only survivor and the bad guys are hunting herShe escapes only to be caughtrescued by HancockWe all met him in the KGI books before he's trying to find this huge russian gangster the one who killed his foster momAnd to lure him closer he has to have Honor she's his last chance to get revengeBut the longer he's close to her the harder it will be to let her goWhat will happen to Honor Hancock? Will there be a HEA?Will everybody survive??? I loved every KGI book so far ok I did hate a little on those with too much paranormal stuff those mind reading ones but I always read them and loved the charactersSo I don't know what was wrong this timeit was probably just that I wasn't in the mood for it because I couldn't read this bookI started and I liked the whole idea but the beginning alonethat bomb that goes off in that clinic and Honor surviving and getting out of there It could've been told in 2 pages but it took Maye 5% of the book to tell it That's been the problem for me with Maya's books for a while now She just writes too much Every book of hers that I've read in the last years could've been told with half the words or even less She repeats things CONSTANTLY and she goes into too much detail Some detail is good but I don't care about most of those detailsI don't want to stop people from reading and enjoying this bookI loved that Hancock finally got his own book and I was really looking forward to reading it but there were just way too many unnecessary words pages for meI will read everything that Maya writes in the future not the paranormal stuff and I hope that she'll lose some of her words on the way The story itself was pretty good It would've been totally my kind of romantic suspenseBut all those repeats and stuff I didn't care about made it very hard for me to read itI finished it but I finished it in only 3 hours It was so bad that I skipped most of it and only read when people were talking to each other everything else was just totally redundantSorry Still 4 stars because I love KGI and I would've loved Hancock tooAs I said before don't let my own weirdness stop you from enjoying the book ☺ Huh well after the last total disaster in the series I was pleased this was not a total train wreckThere were still some repetition issues but not nearly as bad as the last bookThe problem I had with this one was the relationship Hancock was not committed until the end and then he wussed out Honor had to man up because he was incapable Separations do not make me happy Especially when the heroine has to make the move to get them back together and extricate Hancock's head from his assThis book was violent Killing abuse attempted rapes torture attempted suicide etc It is not for the meekAt the end of the day I was happy they got together which shocked the hell out of me In the beginning I was pretty happy with hoping Hancock died a painful death Even in the middle I still felt this way He came around at the end But then he became a pathetic version of himself and I lost respect I have no idea if I can continue this series This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader The hero Hancock has been in past books in the series Me well I forgot who or what he was and while he is  the hero it didn't cause too many problems not remembering him Since I didn't really like him it was something I didn't even cry over or go back to find out who he was I just didn't careHancock and is former Titan team have been after their villain for years The last two times they have gotten close they chose to save an innocent instead of taking out the bad guy Now they are closer than ever to getting to him again but the one hiccup is another innocent must be sacrificed for the greater good Fuck thatThe story starts off with a literal bang as the relief center Honor Cambridge works at somewhere in the middle east is bombed by New Day Getting all the patients out Honor runs back in to help save her co workers only to be crushed by a wall that in reality saves her life She frees herself and uses a level head to pack and hide from the men who want all the clinic workers to show their power Spending days sleeping an nights walking Honor evades the terrorist until an American approaches her to save her or so she thinksHancock and his team have been sent to retrieve the American woman who has escaped and evaded the terrorists Not to save her but to turn her over to the bad guy they are after so they can kill him They know she won't survive and that she will have a long lingering death Hancock evades her uestions never lies but never gives her the truth either All through their escape Honor shows the men she is one of the best people but also innocent of the ways of the world They grow to respect her and all have problems turning her over to finish their missionAnd that is where I was so furious with the story It's one thing to hold onto this hope that turning over an innocent will save thousands but when they and especially Hancock meet her they don't change their minds They intend to let her go to a man who will rape her beat her hurt her and then turn her over the terrorist who tried to kill her to begin with to have even torment The team all knows this but Hancock leadsAfter Honor is brutally attacked by their current bad boss no rape just attempted Hancock comes clean with what's going on and Honor starts to get cold and internal in her thoughts It's for the greater good right? But as she is preparing her mind for what is going to happen she starts defending Hancock's actions and that he is a good man PUKESo Honor is a virgin and she doesn't want her first time to be in a rape so she asks Hancock to make love to herSeriously he says this in the middle of having sex with her and he plans to turn her over to be raped beaten and degraded I just couldn't find it in my heart to like either of them after this Oh and they forgot the condomAfter this I was kind of over the entire story Even if he decided not to do it he kept holding onto his convictions way to long and Honor kept defending him for them So sad that she was willing to be a martyr for her manThings happen that are supposed to make you change your mind about Hancock but it was too late Honor gets her torture but is never raped The end came and I was ever so glad to be done with these characters They just left me with a WTF feelingThe KGI group makes an appearance briefly in the latter part of the book While I love some of these guys it just seemed flat and uninterestingSo I have read every one of the books in this series except for one I have loved the earlier books The latter books keep becoming something that just leaves me cold And so I must say I am done reading this series I just can't take any of the heroines being sappily innocent and sweet while the men want to dominate what they think and feel It doesn't feel like a passionate love but like a take over of someone who has no thoughts or feelings Discussion Starter So I love sweet and innocent heroines but also women who are strong and go get 'em When does the innocent and sweetness go too far? What's the line of being an martyr or being a strong heroine? Do we want martyr's in our romance?Can we forgive hero's for being idiots? Do they go too far at times that even as a reader you can't forgive them? Is the greater good really greater? This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader