Review & Giveaway: BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN (The KGI Series) by Maya Banks

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BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN (The KGI Series, Book 11) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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IMG_7051Searing action and passion ignite the latest KGI novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Darkest Before Dawn.

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.

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Donna 5 Stars

I could not put this book down! At first I wasn’t sure about Zoe and her ultra-self-esteem issues, but I’m glad I got past that. It was a heartfelt romance that showcased Joe’s romantic side, as well as his patience. It wasn’t a super sexy novel, but it was gratifying all the same. The Kelly family banter is always fun and showcases how close knit they are during the good times and the bad. The story didn’t hold as much danger as the others did, but it sure kept me riveted. I loved it.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

FAV QUOTE: “Make love with me. Let me make love to you. Let me show you how very perfect it would be between us.”

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt: http://mayabanks.com/books/brighter/#excerpt

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Amazon Series Link

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ✦
Series Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2GV

✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hourhttp://amzn.to/1dZVOZx
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run ➢ http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj
✦ Book 3, Hidden Awayhttp://amzn.to/17UPIDO
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Darkhttp://amzn.to/18SL5cn
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawnhttp://amzn.to/17WVWkp
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (Novella) ➢ http://amzn.to/1aovoww
✦ Book 6, Shades of Grayhttp://amzn.to/15UkVnv
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele ➢ http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh
✦ Book 8, After the Stormhttp://amzn.to/17i63lF | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breakshttp://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawnhttp://amzn.to/1H6iNii | | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3dV
✦Book 11, Brighter Than the Sunhttp://amzn.to/2iMoxqz

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imageMaya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.

Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

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✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx 
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj 
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17UPIDO 
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18SL5cn 
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17WVWkp 
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✦Book 6, Shades of Gray ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv 
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✦Book 12: Wherever You Are (Releasing 12/05/17) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/2pBaHLP

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Review: After the Storm (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks

After the Storm (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
REVIEWED BY: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 5 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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…

Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart. Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken—physically, mentally, and emotionally—on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire. What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf—or for it to take a very personal turn.

Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the perfect place for a soul in search of safe harbor. A beautiful stranger has arrived—desperate, breathless, and on the run from a dark past closing in on her and the younger siblings she has vowed to protect. Donovan must now draw on every resource at his disposal—if he wants to save a woman and the children who may prove to be his destiny.

REVIEW:

I have been looking forward to this installment of the KGI series. I love Donovan and wondered what kind of a woman would snag him. Eve did not disappoint. She was a desperate woman in danger and in need of the help only the Kelly’s could give. I love the way the KGI group rallies behind each other and overcomes all obstacles. Their loyalty and fun banter is always enjoyable. The romance started tender and soon steamed up quite nicely. I like how it wove seamlessly in with the danger and tension. I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. The only bad part about reading this book is now I have to wait for the next one.

*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS:
Amazon Paperback $4.79 http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZUban

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ~ READING ORDER✦
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour (September 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/15OVcxI | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coxIWo | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZVhmr
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run (December 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1d4qkyw | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/18bTiOs | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coyz9w
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away (March 1, 2011) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1dZWheu | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17UPIDO | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/193VtlT | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1f0myYp
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark (January 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1dZWvlP | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/18SL5cn | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coy1Aw | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bjXKFC
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn (July 3, 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1aovaWm | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17WVWkp | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/193V5UB | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bjyx1q
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (August 21, 2012) Novella ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/1aovoww | B&N $2.99 http://bit.ly/1coy9zS | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/18G62Oa
✦ Book 6, Shades of Gray (December 31, 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fX3sAJ | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15UkVnv | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1d24bAj | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/18G6sEe
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1aovEMj | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | B&N $.799 http://bit.ly/1gaQKCY | Kobo $7.59 http://bit.ly/193VUwt
✦ Book 8, After the Storm (January 7, 2013) ➢ Amazon Paperback $4.79 http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZUban