Review: Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks

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Review: Echoes at Dawn by Maya BanksEchoes at Dawn by Maya Banks
Series: KGI #5
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: July 3rd 2012
Pages: 307
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
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2 Stars

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 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.

I have been somewhat intrigued by Rio, though I can’t say his was the book I was dying to read. I think part of it is that he isn’t a Kelly. When the main character is a Kelly, you get a lot more of the whole family dynamics, and that’s what I was essentially missing in while reading Echoes at Dawn. I was missing the Kelly clan!

Normally I also don’t complain about how quickly relationships develop in romance novels, but I really don’t get where Rio and Grace’s sprung from. Aside from their sexy intimate moments, I didn’t feel sparks. I also didn’t understand where their undying love for each other came from.

I did feel the story picked up for me in the last third of the book, but maybe not enough to really make an impact on my final thoughts on it. I really wanted to love it like the other books in the series but it was just not to be the case. The actual story wasn’t the problem for me, it had all the same great, action-filled elements that we see in this series…it was just I didn’t connect with these particular characters. I will for sure be continuing with the KGI series though. No doubt about that.

 

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included 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! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

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