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Brighter than the Sun by Maya Banks

I binge read the first 9 books in preparation for book 10, and now that book 11 is about to release I was so excited to receive an ARC, I actually read it 3 months before release day. And it was just as I expected with a twist I didn’t. So… yeah.

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Joe, the last of the Kelly clan not to settle down is met with Rusty’s best friend visiting. Zoe (alias, due to stuff you’ll understand when you read) is frightened from everything except of her own shadow. Maybe even that. She’s been worked over mentally her whole life and it shows.

When she’s brought to the compound with Rusty for a “visit”, Joe, the forever bachelor who’s not ready to settle down feels a connection and his instincts demand he reveals her secrets and protects her. They fall in love and just when Zoe is ready to share her secrets with him, his world is turned upside down.

I loved their story, I loved how Joe so delicately managed to slowly break parts of Zoe’s wall and allowed her to feel comfortable enough to confide in him.

What I most loved, though, is Rusty. Rusty’s story is getting closer and closer to a head, and it’s going to be one of the most painful love stories I think I’ll ever read in this particular genre. Heck, for the last few chapters of Brighter than the Sun I sobbed like an idiot feeling Rusty’s pain.

Sean has some ‘splaining to do, methinks. I just hope the brothers won’t castrate him before he gets a chance to do so. And though rumors say the next novel isn’t Rusty’s – I really hope those rumors are wrong.

4.5 Stars

~Eleanor

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20453985Searing action and passion ignite the latest KGI novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Darkest Before Dawn.

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…

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.

Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…

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