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Hidden Away (KGI Series #3)

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

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    9 out of 10 stars!

    I usually don't find myself enjoying romantic suspense because I like my romance books to be simple and realistic, something I can snuggle up with after a long day and not have to think too deeply about. Hidden Away, March's upcoming Berkley Sensation release, is an exception though. Frankly, I loved it.
    Let me begin with the story line first. I had not realized, when I started reading, that this book was the third installment of Maya Banks's KGI series. So, much of the plot was confusing, but I had it down pat once I was about halfway-through; it wasn't that hard to figure out and I will personally say it makes a great stand-alone novel. The Kellys are a noble, cunning family with a proud line of spies, agents, and soldiers alike. All of the Kelly sons were once part of the Marine or the Army yet Garrett Kelly, though only in his thirties, is retired due to injuries. He now accepts top-secret missions to save and protect refugees and victims of crime or war. And he thought by leaving the military, the hard part was over -- until he was assigned Sarah's case.
    To make a long story short, Sarah Daniels was raped by her boss, Allen Cross, and her half-brother, Marcus, rebounds with a cold vengeance by murdering him. Once the trigger is pulled though, is when Marcus realizes that killing a man right in his office is a tragic mistake, and Sarah, the only witness of the shooting, is forced to run away in order to keep her half-brother safe from the government.
    Even before actually meeting Sarah, Garrett knows there is something about her that draws him to her. He willingly accepts the mission, and locates Sarah at her "hiding place" way too easily. Though he is hired by the very men who want to convict Marcus, he lies to Sarah saying Marcus is the one who brought him to her, and unfortunately, Sarah believes him.
    Hidden Away is a story of failed trust, loyalty, and deceit. Sarah's journey of losing herself within Garrett's charm and kindness is portrayed beautifully, only to have it shatter when she finds out he is actually after Marcus. Garrett's struggle to remain loyal to his family and the KGI, but "fall head over ass" is admittedly enlivening, but heartbreaking at the same time. And the way Sarah is able to rebuild her trust in the man she realizes she loves is a warm, hopeful ride that is complemented by strong passion and scintillating romance.
    By far, Hidden Away was made enjoyable most by Banks's writing style. Her voice is rich and detailed, but not too flowery, and her writing contains LOTS of humor, provided, it's mostly crude. However, that's my kind of story: one with wit and vulgarity, so I found it entertaining. A warning for the more genteel: there is a lot of swearing in this book. Maybe one or two swear words per page, oftentimes more. I didn't have a problem with it, but some of you might, so it's just a heads up.
    Another thing I loved about this novel. Berkley Sensation is the erotic imprint of the Berkley Publishing Group. Unlike most erotic novels however, Hidden Away does not have characters sleeping with each other all over the place within the first few chapters. In fact, despite major flirting, innocent kissing, and somewhat heavy petting, actual sex does not occur until about the last quarter of the book. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I think it enhanced my anticipation of the story because I knew Sarah and Garrett had it bad for each other; it was just a matter of when the

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Love these books!

    I love the KGI series. I really appreciate that they're not all about sex (although they don't lack their steamy scenes) and they actually have a very intriguing plot. The characters are easy to fall in love with- who doesn't love gorgeous, built, military men?- and the victims are easy to relate too. I am really hoping that the author continues with this seriers. I would love to read something about PJ, Cole, and/or Steele.

    I highly recommend this series. (#2 is my favorite)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    Few romantic suspense thrillers start stronger than Hidden Away does as the players are introduced through the homicide

    Marcus Lattimer made a fortune that has people doing whatever he demands; he pays for loyalty. He lives by one code only: His Honor. No one dare cross Lattimer, but Allen Cross of Cross Enterprise did. Thus, his honor impugned by an A-hole, Lattimer visits this creature of habit Cretan at the man's office; takes out a gun and fires between the eyes. However, Marcus failed to consider that his Achilles Heel, his beloved half-sister Sarah Daniels will arrive trying to prevent his killing her former employer ; only she witnesses the murder of Allen. She flees when repulsive Stanley Cross snarls at her.

    CIA Agent Adam Resnick visits Kelly Group International (KGI) because he believes Lattimer finally screwed up with what appears to be a personal vendetta; he wants injured KGI operative Garrett Kelly, who lost a team due to the man's betrayal, on the job. He explains the Cross murder gives them the ability to bring down Lattimer through his sibling. They send to Garrett to keep Sarah safe while using her to catch her half-brother. However, he never anticipated that he would fall in love with the woman he earned her trust through lies.

    Few romantic suspense thrillers start stronger than Hidden Away does as the players are introduced through the homicide. However, part of the island tryst slows down the otherwise action-packed story line as Garrett tactically seduces Sarah. Still they are a wonderful pairing as each sees Lattimer differently, which makes the cold killer the match-breaker. Readers will appreciate this tense tale as the audience anticipates two High Noon confrontations in paradise.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    3rd kgi book

    Love all three so far

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    Loved it

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    KAT

    Ran off

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Shade

    A portal appears as shade walks through

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    KGI series - EXCELLENT reading

    Maya Banks is just a great author if you like sexy, romance, and lots of suspense with big strong protective guys. I really liked this one because it talks about loss, regret, family and 2nd chances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Great Read

    love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Sweet and hot love story

    Oh Garrett, Garrett, Garrett. The Kelly brother who needs this "vacation" but gets the surprise of his life hen he meets Sarah. I was cheering for this couple. I loved how Sarah got away from him and he subsequently found her. The description of Rio's hideaway had me wishing this place existed! One of my favorite parts is at the end when the brothers go to rusty's school to handle her "situation". Had me smiling for her. God I love the Kelly brothers. Can't wait to read each of their stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I am totally in love with this series and KGI and the Kelly Family. It makes me wish I was part of their special family. You really get to know the characters. I am so enjoying reading this series. I am going to be so depressed when I get to the last one. I think I have only one or two left to read.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    I have adored Garrett since the first book and his relationship

    I have adored Garrett since the first book and his relationship with Rachael. I appreciated that Garrett showed his soft side and wooed Sarah to break down her shell. I can't wait for the next book, my other favorite Kelly brother, Donovan, still has a story to be told

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Loved It

    Love all the KGI men!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Really Good Book

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    KGI Ultimate Fantasy Men

    Let me get my gripe of the way first. Fabulous guys on the book covers yet we don't see the covers on e-editions? Wha? Anyway, Garrett rocks! I've read entire series including PJ' story and all are really good. Can't WAIT for next installment! Van's turn perhaps?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Loved it!

    I absolutely LOVE the kgi series. Would love to be apart of the kelly family! Can anyone recommend something similar for me to read? Tried the colter series. Didnt like that half as much. Miss those kelly brothers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Awesome

    ## Maya Banks is brilliant. And so is her KGI series. The Kelly's have the most amazing chemistry. The way she has the brothers converse is so realistic. This book has it all. Suspense, intrigue, humor, sex and most importantly romance. Read this series! My favorite is still book #2 (Sam Kelly is definitely the man of my dreams).

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    Highly Recomended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Awesome series

    Love them all so far...action...suspense...love....andfamily. cant wait for alll the brothers story and maybe pj and steele

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Sonic

    *he stares then he takes out his ipod and listens to the night by disturbed*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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