Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Shades of Gray, A KGI Novel, A Review
There are no silk ties in these Shades of Gray! Maya Banks works her magic once again in the 6th book in her KGI series. For those of you who don't know KGI is military group that takes on the missions the government can't. They tend to operate in the gray area.. no absolutes.. well except that they stand together. As Steele, the team leader for Team one says.. live together, die together.
PJ Rutherford is probably the best sniper out there. After being burned by her SWAT team for turning in her dirty team member she creates a new life with KGI. A Valued member of the team where the accept her for who she is and respect her talents. Everything is going wonderfully until a job goes south and she is left in the hands of a sexual deviant, defiled..Although her team was just moments behind they still could not save her from the worst.. Broken in spirit, PJ is sure she needs to find her revenge..
David Coltrane (Cole) has been attracted to PJ from the beginning, finally taking the steps to advance their relationship, only to have to watch her walk away.. He is heartbroken and yet determined to find her and help her with her self imposed mission. Never one to question her skills and ability he just wants to have her back *sigh* could anything be sexier?
PJ has a long road to travel.. she has to heal from her injuries both physical and mental. She needs to find her vengeance and because she doesn't want to drag her team down she has to do it solo. It takes a while for her to understand what a true team is. That a real team doesn't hang a team member out to dry. That they stand with her/him. It takes time but she learns her real value. She is more than just a female on an all male team. She is an asset.. both as a sniper but as a person. Her skills are not the sum of her existence. And yes, she has to learn that while black and white is good.. she learns that there are Shades of Gray and most of life is lived in them.
I loved how the team comes together.. How this books shows Steele as more than the iceman he has been previously portrayed as. There were only minor secondary plots going on in this book but it did manage to introduce the new team.. So all sorts of fun things are in store I am sure.
This series is a wonderful cross between romantic suspense and sensual eroticism. There are times when you seriously just want to leap into the pages and rip the clothes of the leading men.. Yep, those Kelley men and their employees at KGI are sweltering!! You can read this book as a stand alone, start with the KGI right here but as always I suggest that you begin at the beginning.. I know that should be my theme song..