ARC Review: Shades of Gray by Maya Banks

Posted January 2, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Shades of Gray by Maya Banks
Shades of Gray
by Maya Banks

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 31, 2012
Series: KGI #6
Published by Penguin Group
Pages: 286
Format: ARC
 

“This is an emotional story, and definitely one of my favorite KGI books.” ~Under the Covers

After a rough patch with this series, I can finally say that Maya Banks is right back on track (at least for me).  She delivered exactly what I expect from a KGI novel, especially with two of my favorite ever characters.  Job superbly well done!

SHADES OF GRAY starts off with a bang that had me glued to the pages ever since.  PJ and Cole are so perfect for each other, and he’s finally done letting her keep her distance and goes after her.  Things are explosive between these two.  And then things go south when Steele’s team is called in for a mission.  To rescue some girls from a child trafficking monster.

Things go from bad to worst in this story and we are going through everything right along with the characters.  At times, it wasn’t easy.  PJ’s suffering, Cole’s (and the team) inability to do anything about what happened.  And then the downfall of the events.

Through it all, Cole was her rock.  A really deliciously sexy rock.  It wasn’t just about a physical attraction for him, like he might’ve originally thought.  I loved that he realized that early on and was the type of hero that will go after his heroine and be there for her, even when she doesn’t realize herself that she needs the support.

PJ is a strong heroine, always has been.  Maybe the events of this book both strengthened her but also made her a lot more vulnerable.  She truly came out on top and a survivor.  She “took care of business” even at a high price to herself and her sanity.  She’s maybe my favorite heroine in this series for sure.  I loved how different she was around Cole, playful and even sweet, you could almost say girly.

At one point early on in the series I thought PJ and Donovan might have had something, but after reading this book I see the error of my ways.  PJ and Cole are perfect for each other.  They will continue to be badass together.

This is an emotional story, and definitely one of my favorite KGI books.

*ARC provided by publisher

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

Francesca
Follow me

Francesca

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
Francesca
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

7
Leave a Reply

avatar
7 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
Bubetrish dechantLori MeehanTimitraTIna F Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy)
Guest
Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy)

I ran to buy this one on audio, and then I thought about it, maybe not a good idea to listen out of order. Your review had me running tho.
Anyways, I’m about to start book # 1 🙂
Thanks!

Maria D.
Guest
Maria D.

Thanks for the review – I just got my copy today but as usual I am behind on reading this series…sigh

TIna F
Guest
TIna F

Thanks for the review. Love this series.

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

I’m looking forward to reading Shades Of Gray-thanks for the great review Francesca!

Lori Meehan
Guest
Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Francesca. I love maya Banks.

trish dechant
Guest
trish dechant

I am reading this one right now 🙂
And I am loving it, too. This KGI series of Maya’s is one of my faves from her. The Kelly men (UNGH) have spoiled me rotten. My fave I have to say is RIO, but Cole stole my heart with his charm in this book. YUM YUM
My only complaint so far is that I felt a little cheated with the length of the novel –it seems shorter than the other books.
But then, I am a greedy bitch, lol.
Great review sista!

Bube
Guest
Bube

I have this series on my wish list,I hope that I will read very soon 🙂
Maya Banks write great 🙂

Great review Francesca 🙂