Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Happy Release Day ~ Brighter Than The Sun: KGI #11 by Maya Banks ~ Review

Brighter Than The Sun
KGI #11
by Maya Banks

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…


The last Kelly male standing will finally fall....in love! I have been waiting on Joe's book and I can certainly tell you that it was well worth the wait! Of all the books/series Maya Banks has written, KGI is my favorite series!

For all outward appearances, Rusty Kelly has brought home her good friend Zoe, to visit. But big brother Joe, thinks there is more to Zoe and her visit than meets the eye and he is correct. Zoe is on the run from a former BF, who used her to get to her father, a mob boss, and then threatened to kill her. Rusty takes Zoe under her wing, giving her a new identity and bringing her home to protect her. Joe Kelly, the confirmed Kelly bachelor, decides to befriend his sister's friend to discover what's going on and the unexpected attraction to Zoe sends him for a loop.

It was great too see so many of the Kelly's make appearances in this book. the camaraderie between the teams, the dynamics of the family, the action and suspense all focusing in/around the KGI headquarters made me realize why I fell in love with this series in the first place.

I know that many who have read this series are anxiously waiting on Rusty & Sean's book...and as much as I want their story too, I can wait patiently because it will mean the end of this series. I took heart in seeing their relationship develop just a bit more in this book.

About Maya Banks (from her website)

My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a Maya's Dogtwo page hand written proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?

When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoors and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.

Maya Banks

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