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Product Details

  • Series: A KGI Novel (Book 7)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042526338X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425263389
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the KGI Novels 

“Incredibly awesome…I love Maya Banks and I love her books.”Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author
 
“[A] one-two punch of entertainment that will leave readers eager for the next book.”—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Maya Banks is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy (Rush, Fever, and Burn), the KGI series, Sweet Possession, and Sweet Temptation as well as numerous other chart toppers, including erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and Scottish historical romance.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen!

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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.

Customer Reviews

Very little character development.
divingkat
Great weaving into the story many of the characters from previous books.
Blue Sky Days
The action, the romance, I loved it all.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 25, 2013
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Alright. Let me start by saying that I actually really liked this book. I did.

I love Steele's character and I like Maren and from the first time I read them interact with each other in the first KGI book, I hoped they would get together. So I was very excited when I saw that they were the hero and heroine of this book.

But, I expected more from it along the lines along the lines of plot and characterization, ESPECIALLY characterization.

The book is basically about a dangerous man's obsession with Maren and how that affects her life and Steele's. It was an okay plot, with some nice little twists and surprises, and I actually enjoyed it, in terms of action. But the relationship between Maren and Steele, while not really forced, moved way too quickly for me. Much too quickly. It was like they have sex. Half of action plot ensues. BAM. They love each other. Not what I expected. I wanted to see why they grew to love each other, not little snippets of why, and not so much gushiness from both of them about love that I was almost annoyed by it. Where was the build up to love? I wanted to write "show me, don't tell me."

In previous books Steele has been described as cold, ice-hearted, aloof, etc. This may have been true for the first 25% of this book, but we're not really told why and that's not the case for the majority of this book. We're exposed to his past, which accounts for lingering sadness, but the past doesn't seem to account for his aloofness and control. We're never told why Steele became the "cold" man that he was.

And he was only cold for the first quarter of the book. After he and Maren spend the night together, he becomes a COMPLETELY different person.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By americayay on July 6, 2013
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I really loved the other KGI books and was pretty excited for this one, but about 25% in, I was just so friggin' bored. This read like KGI fanfic. The dialogue was over-the-top cheesy and everyone just talked SO MUCH. Even during the sex scenes, they had an odd amount of conversation. I didn't need back story on every other character, either. Steele and Rusty had NO prior encounters and all of the sudden they're having a heart-to-heart during a scene where Rachel has her twins? Why was that scene even IN THERE? It played no part in the overall story. I returned the book. I'm disappointed and hoping that Donovan's story is better. It's such a shame. The characters in this series are so likable, but with the holes in P.J.'s story and the boredom of Steele's, I think maybe this one's done for me.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Volovski on June 25, 2013
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****some spoilers here*****

I was really looking forward to Steel's story but I feel a bit let down. Maya Banks writing style is never the issue for me I just sometimes don't like her story lines. I felt a real lack of excitement or conflict between Steele and Maren. He is supposed to be the biggest badass ever and has barely grunted at her for years, and then all of a sudden, within a few pages, it's all good. "I want to have sex with you". OK. End of story. Throw in the requisite bad guy, kidnapping.....all done. I thought there was going to be a horrendous backstory about him and some other woman that made him the "iceman", or some conflict about the pregnancy and him not thinking it was his... whatever. Nothing. I realize there are a lot of readers that don't like contrived misunderstandings, or conflicts between the couples, but I need something to make the HEA sweeter. I need it to be hard to get to. Not a doubt in my mind I will be in the minority. My 3 stars also won't prevent me from buying the next KGI book because I have loved the majority of them.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Book a Day VINE VOICE on June 26, 2013
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I have to start this review by saying I love this series and I enjoyed reading this book, but it did not go down at all the way I thought it would. For you romance lovers, which I am one, this is all the way shmoopy couple time. Because of what we've seen from Steele's character in the past, what I found surprising is that it was all shmoopy couple time plus some filler. There was no anticipated melting and chipping away at Steele's infamous ice cold reserve. Instead a huge switch was flipped and Steele is about the sweetest man from the entire KGI series.

When an extraction and rescue goes slightly awry, Steele and his team stop in Costa Rica for medical treatment from one Maren Scolfield. Maren is like family for KGI and has helped to save KGI lives recovering from many a mission. She's always been attracted to Steele, but he's always been aloof and cold with Maren, until they find themselves involved in a single night of passion. Steele can't stop thinking about Maren, and it gets much worse when she is kidnapped by a cruel and vicious man. Steel will do everything in his power to find her, but the emotions he never knew he had might just get in the way.

Overall, I found this book to be part romantic suspense and part laying the foundation for the future including new characters and setting up Donavan in the spotlight for the next book. None of it is a bad thing, but it moved more slowly than expected. Towards the beginning I kept asking myself, when does the conflict start? Towards the middle I thought, well that was easy. And of course Ms. Banks leaves a lot for the finale, but it got weighed down a little by, dare I say, an over-declaration of love? It actually became too much for me and eye rolling ensued.
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