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Hidden Away (KGI #3) – Review

Book:Hidden Away (KGI #3)

by Maya Banks

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Military


3A 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…

Maya BanksAbout the author : Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

My Thoughts

3 star review

This book was enjoyable, that’s all I can say. I mean I wish I loved this book but again this book was missing the magic. This book did not have a lot of suspense. This book was more about Garret and Sarah’ s relationship and how he got to her to trust him. The fact that he had to use her to get to her brother, I didn’t like that at all. Yeah I know the brother was one of the most wanted in the CIA but really using family against each other is the worst possible way to go.

“I’m getting the impression that women, in any form, scare you.”
He shrugged. “They’re the more violent species. And unpredictable. I’d rather take on a wild boar. You can’t shoot women.”

I loved Garrett though. This book showed us that he isn’t always so uptight. This book also showed us how sweet Garrett can be. Now the sex only came later in this book but obviously that is understandable with Sara’s past and all. I mean this girl had a very big traumatic event happen to her and she needed to learn to trust again.   I loved Garrett. I loved the part on the paradise island. Big swoon when he brought her a basket with books (!), chocolate and whine. The ending was beautiful although a bit naive. I didn’t feel a lifelong love at that point.

“Now wasn’t the time for emotional outbursts, but when they were safe–and they would be because she believed him without reservation–then she’d tell him what she thought about the man he was. The man she wanted.

And if he walked away, she’d never have any regrets. Love was a gift, but it was up to the recipient to accept and cherish or to reject the offering. All she could do was give unreservedly. And for the first time since her assault, she realized that she could give something she’d never thought to give again. Her trust and her love.”

There are two facts about this book that I din’t like:

  1. The fact that Garrett lied to Sarah for almost the whole book. We have a heroine with serious trust issues, and then he lies to her? Fine, I get that he can’t say “Oh, I’ve been sent from the CIA to arrest your brother, who you love very much.” But still, I think he could have handled it a lot better. [And I would have liked some more grovelling, now she basically forgives him in a second.]
  2. There was basically bailey any suspense, I needed more action!

“When would he learn that women never stayed where you put them?”

The best thing about this book was the Rusty subplot. Big yay for everyone standing up for her! And finally the brothers acknowledged her. I also have a soft spot for Rio ❤ and we got to see a lot of him. This wasn’t the best in this series, but it wasn’t bad enough to put me off it either

“He drew away and stared down at her, stroking her cheek. “I hope to hell this isn’t one of those situations where you go a little crazy because we’re in a bad situation and you don’t think we’re going to get out so you do stuff you’d never dream of otherwise. Because baby, when we get out of here, I’m going to spend two days doing nothing but make love to you. And it won’t have a damn thing to do with anything but the fact that I want to be inside of you more than I want to breathe.”



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