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Forged in Steele (KGI Series #7) [NOOK Book]

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The next heart pounding novel in the KGI series from Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of Rush, Fever, and Burn, the Breathless trilogy.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military ...
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Forged in Steele (KGI Series #7)

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Overview

The next heart pounding novel in the KGI series from Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of Rush, Fever, and Burn, the Breathless trilogy.

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…

Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.

Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her.

Maren’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love.
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Praise for the KGI Novels 

“Incredibly awesome…I love Maya Banks and I love her books.”Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author
 
“[A] one-two punch of entertainment that will leave readers eager for the next book.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101599983
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Series: KGI Series , #7
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 5,164
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Maya Banks is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy (Rush, Fever, and Burn), the KGI series, Sweet Possession, and Sweet Temptation as well as numerous other chart toppers, including erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and Scottish historical romance.



She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen!
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Wow, I am so disappointed. Steele was probably my most anticipat

    Wow, I am so disappointed. Steele was probably my most anticipated addition in this series, and it was nothing but mediocre. Granted I have very high standards for this series since the rest of the KGI books are so great, but this book didn't even feel like Maya Banks wrote it. This is the least favorite of any Maya Banks books that I have read.


    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Npt good

    I have enjoyed all the kgi series and steele has been a favprite of mine. I was so excited and then just disapointed. the overall story was weak the man steele was in this story seemed like a complete departure from his character. he just wasn't sexy or engaging. The heroine was weak. The scenes with all the kelleys just came off sappy. The villian didn't make sense. Just not a good read. i don't know what's going on with the romance genre lately but maya isn't the only author releasing bad books. Shayla blacks last book was awful,the last two lori foster books were sorely lacking and don'get me started on chalaine harris
    What the heck is going on? I am not a person who likes to tear apart othet peoples hard work, but daggone i'm forking over some cash here. Does nobody know these books are no good? an editor, an agent, a sister, a friend, somebody anybody.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Not the same

    I have read all the kgi books and loved them. They make my heart race and I cant stop reading til the book ends. I wanted to enjoy Steeles story cause he is such a great character, but I didnt. This book was too mushy without the same heart pounding action Maya Banks usually gives us. I was disappointed. I hope the next one is back on par with the rest of the series.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Good but not one of the best

    Not the best in the KGI series but definitely an improvement from the previous one (about PJ). The beginning was quite rushed and we see Steele and Maren getting all hot at each other without any warning or development of the attraction between the two. She then gets kidnapped and some of the good action starts, but not much. And then, half way into the book, Steele's character becomes this unrecognizable man, all loving, talkative and romantic. Wow! This was ice-man Steele, what happened to him? The second half of the book got better though, becoming more action-packed and more the style of KGI romance that we love so much. Still, a good read and a welcome opportunity to catch up with the KGI family.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Nothing to disappoint with a good balance of action, suspense an

    Nothing to disappoint with a good balance of action, suspense and of course love. Love the KGI series! And can't to read Donovan's story next.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Eh

    Decent enough but the dialogue was very immature. He was supposed to be pushing 40 and all the dialogue between Steele and Maren sounded like it was between high schoolers. Became quite irritating after awhile.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Hidden Romantic

    Steele is a hidden romantic who thaws for the woman he loves. Maren is a compationate woman and doctor who managed to thaw the Ice Man. Another great addition to the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Great addition to the series

    Who knew Steele had a soft spot for the Doctor. As always from start to finish this book is page turner.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Not her best

    Usually love her books but Steele started talking too lovey mushy stuff all the time it seemed so far out of character for him it was unbelievable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Wow

    ## STUNNING. That's what I think about this book. I have read the entire series (Nathan's story still remaining my favorite, and Rio's my least favorite) and had been anxiously awaiting Steele's story. Man, it was good. I absolutely adored Maren. She was a straight-talking, smart, capable, and fun-loving woman. My favorite type of heroine. And Steele? Holy freaking cow, this guy was HOT with a capital H..! And all the banter between team members was front and center as always. I loved this book from beginning to end and highly recommend this fabulous series! Note to author: You rock!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    I usually love Maya Banks but this book reads as if written by a

    I usually love Maya Banks but this book reads as if written by a high schooler.. enough with the "oooh kay" and "Alrighty then". If the book didn't have written by Maya Banks, I'd swear someone else wrote it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    “Tall, dark and …. grumpy, is always my style! FORGED IN STEELE is one of my favorite books in this series!” ~Under the Covers

    We have finally made it to Steele’s book. The appeal I always found in Steele was that hard, impenetrable exterior. This both draws me in and scares me that he would be a total ass. Then his heroine was the perfect fit. A bit of a free spirit, Maren is a doctor in South America. Helping less privileged and helping the KGI when in need.

    In a way they are much alike. Both dedicated to their careers, because I’m not saying job for either of one. They are their passions. They live orderly lives without much else other than their daily tasks. Except for that attraction that simmers every time they are near each other.

    Until finally one night Steele decides he’s not fighting it anymore and has to have her. What starts as a one night stand quickly becomes something they both want more of. Any big badass Steele doesn’t fight it! Thank the Lord! He takes Maren, realizes he can’t just have her once, and goes back for more. And never feels less of a man for it.

    Tall, dark and …. grumpy, is always my style! FORGED IN STEELE is one of my favorite books in this series! Who would’ve thought the mysterious operative could be so cute and tender!

    This book has a bit less of the suspense in my opinion, although yes, there’s the usual kidnapping and drug lord to take down. I loved how the author focused on showing us the build up of Steele and Maren as a couple, even when they were apart and in danger.

    Quite frankly, this story grabbed me from the very first page and didn’t let me put the book down until it was done. Literally. I was completely enamored with Steele, who shows a sweet and caring side, even laughs. He’s a cuddly teddy bear with his woman and had no issues showing his affections to her in front of the rest of the crew.

    As always, I just can’t wait for Donovan to fall. Ahhh but his time should come soon. Although there are a few others that might fall before him. I’m not sure. FORGED IN STEELE definitely brought my love back for this series.

    *ARC provided by publisher

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2014

    this is the best one of the series

    this is the best one of the series

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

    I think Forged in Steele is the most action packed of the KGI se

    I think Forged in Steele is the most action packed of the KGI series.  Steele,  also known as ice man by those in the KGI organization fell
    hard for Maren. Which I really enjoyed after reading so much about them in the other KGI novels.

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  • Posted May 11, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Loved the other KGI series books but this one was a disappointme

    Loved the other KGI series books but this one was a disappointment. To drawn out and not enough action except in the bedroom.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    *****

    *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Steel to answer the question

    You were mad at me because i spent more time on my evil plans than i did for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Kaitlyn read b4 posting

    Res 6

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Out of series, least favorite

    Same story, different brother. I even skimmed over some pages. It was ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Can't believe Steele (& I) got all misty at several points i

    Can't believe Steele (& I) got all misty at several points in this book!  This author writes macho combat and posturing well, but manages to make both her male and female characters human, loving, and sympathetic.

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