BOOK REVIEW: Hidden Away by Maya Banks

Title: Hidden Away

Author: Maya Banks

Series: KGI #3 (Books are stand-alone)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Published: March 1st 2011 by Berkley Sensation

Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★

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“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. ”

 

SYNOPSIS:

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…

MY REVIEW:

Book cover: 2/5 stars.

Actual Review:

3 of 5 stars to Hidden Away by Maya Banks

★★★

The first few chapters were very engaging. I just couldn’t stop reading, but then halfway through it, the suspense dropped. There was a part that I felt was unnecessary because it deviated from the flow of the story and introduced a conflict just for the sake of drama (or maybe lengthen the book). I think the author just wanted readers to sympathize with the hero, Garrett, but for me it just came out contrived. It was a drama I could do without.

The characters, however, were absolutely likeable. Sarah was agreeable all throughout. She did all the right things at all the right moments. She could be vulnerable and weak but it didn’t annoy me. Garrett, on the other hand, was also amazing. He was very protective of Sarah and I really liked that. Another element to the story that I find to my great liking was the slow build up of romance. Banks didn’t rush on their love and I appreciate it more because of that.


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