Friday, July 5, 2013

Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks

Title:  Echoes at Dawn
Author: Maya Banks
My Rating: B+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: KGI #5
Release Date: July 2012
Main Characters: Rio and Grace

Publisher: Berkley
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

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…

They live by night.

Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline—an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister—has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is fast running out...

Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He’s unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he’s fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her. In Rio, she finds a safe haven, and for the first time...hope. But the mission is far from over. The danger Grace has eluded is fast closing in. And now it’s pitching two lovers toward an unfamiliar horizon, with no place left to hide.

My Review:
Like the book before this one, this book has a bit of a paranormal twist. Grace was created through an experimental organization. As a result, she has a gift...she's telepathic and can heal others with her mind. The problem with that gift is that it takes a toll on her as she takes on the injury of whomever was hurt. The book starts and she's been captured and forced to heal way too many people too quickly. She's way past her body's limits and surviving purely on grit and determination. But even that is wavering. She's ready to give up. 

From the moment Rio saw video of Grace he felt a connection to her so he wanted to be the one to go in and save her. When he finds her, she's dying. He refuses to let that happen and pushes her even further.  This book showed an interesting insight into the KGI teams. Rio heads up one and Steele heads up the other. Although they work for the Kelly brothers and KGI, the teams are their own entity. I don't think I realized that much before I read this book. I like that. I love the Kelly family, but love that the teams are their own little family...completely dependent and loving of everyone on that team. Rio's team absolutely will do whatever is needed to save Grace. They are as loyal to her as any family member. 

This book is FULL of action from page one and honestly, it felt like Grace was on the edge of death almost the entire book. For me, that was almost too much. There wasn't really any time to breathe and let Rio and Grace connect. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the book, because I absolutely did. I just didn't feel the huge emotional connection between Rio and Grace that I'm used to with Maya Banks books.  It was good, just not my favorite in the series.

1 comment:

Patricia Eimer said...

I loved this book. THen again I love all the KGI books