Wednesday, March 6, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - HIDDEN AWAY by MAYA BANKS - KGI # 3 - BERKLEY - 4.25 STARS!


By: Maya Banks
Published By: Berkley
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 319 Pages

RATING: 4.25 GARRETT & RIO STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

A man who shoots first and asks questions later…


Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it…

…and the ultimate moving target.

But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn’t know exactly who, or what, Sarah’s running from, but whatever it is, she’s running for her life…

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

I was very excited to start reading my big man mountain of a guys book, Hidden Away. I do love Garrett. He can be so gruff and then such a marshmallow with the ladies.

I am going to admit that this book for me personally, compared to Sam’s book, ‘No Place To Run’, really only caught me in the last  third.

I enjoyed this book, but Garrett’s story and his love Sarah, were not as engrossing as Sam ( somebody fan me) and Sophie’s.

Garrett is sent on a mission to watch Sarah on an island. He has some forced R & R. Watching a guy like Garrett on R & R isn’t the most compelling as he is such an action guy. Maya took us down a different route. It wasn’t all rescue and big guns.

Eventually we got to the rescue and big guns, lol!

* whispers* We also got to the hot, hot, hot smexi with my big man mountain.

I mean look at the cover. Garrett is phwoaaaarrrrrr!!! Look at those cannons of arm’s.

I am really digging Rio. What a surprise Rio turned out to be with his man pad.

“I showed you my breasts, for God’s sake,” she said in disgust.

He grinned , white teeth flashing. He was extraordinarily handsome and when he smiled, he transformed from dark warrior to someone with oodles of charm.

“And as a gentleman, I’ll not comment on how spectacular they were.”



I think I found Sarah’s character a bit wishy washy in this book. Just me personally as Rachel and Sophie were more empowering women I think. Don’t get me wrong, Sarah had it tough, but the delivery of her character wasn’t as engaging for me, personally.

Rusty, bless her. Trouble finds that girl. I am so glad the Kelly boys are starting to have a heart with her. I would love to know more about Rusty in each book. We get like a dash of her and she is begging to tell us her story. I think I may be right with Sean. Time will tell.

Sophie and her pregnant belly and the Kelly boys, love seeing the ‘shoot first ask questions later’ boys turn to mush around her and Rachel.

Garrett and Donovan are hilarious the way they speak to each other. Brothers who love each other but have such fun lines with each other.

“We have a problem,” Garrett began.

“We?” Donovan echoed. “I don’t see a ‘we’ in this equation.”

“Fuck you,” Garrett growled. “I need your help.”

Donovan sighed. “What else is new? What , did you forget your bathing suit? Oh wait, no, the sunblock right? Give me a minute. I’m actually mustering real sympathy for you here. I might even manage to squeeze out a tear or two.”




“You ever try changing a baby’s diaper while trying to save the world? It ain’t easy. These things need to come with instruction manuals.”

Garrett listened and cringed when he heard what sounded suspiciously like baby goo-goo nonsense coming from Donovan.

“You have lost your damn mind,” Garrett muttered.



Rio is becoming a fave of mine. I am looking forward to P.J and Cole’s story because that boy is showing too much interest. He tries to camouflage it, but little things peep through. 

Joe, not sure if he is Beavis or Butthead but he turns up and I am thinking we are going to get more of the twins in upcoming instalments.

Marlene may well have all her chicks home. Doesn't mean they won't be getting themselves into dangerous situations. But they will be where she can count them all.
FAVE QUOTES:

“What the hell is so funny?” he demanded. “Definitely not good for a man’s ego when a woman looks at his dick and laughs.”



“Watch your hand,” he said hoarsely. “I seem to have this problem around you.”

She chuckled softly and raised her head up again. “I wouldn’t have imagined , I mean not now. You have to be hurting so much.”

“I’m not dead,” he muttered. “And my dick isn’t particularly concerned with what the rest of my body’s feeling.”



Michelle

2 comments:

  1. OMG these books Michelle! I want them! The books not the Kelly brothers... although I wouldn't mind them either ;) Ha! Seriously though, these quotes are killing me. I need to read these ASAP.

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    1. Oh Jesse, you want the Kelly Brothers...and Rio and Steele and Cole and the other team members. Woot!! I never thought Sam was going to be a fave of mine from book # 1, but by book # 2...booyahhhh!!!

      I am getting them from library. I have some more on order. Waiting for those to land in my lap!

      :D

      Mich

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