REVIEW: No Place to Run (KGI Series, Book 2) by Maya BanksWednesday, December 22, 2010 1:00
No way was I missing this second book in Maya Banks’ KGI series. These Kelly boys have burrowed their way under my skin and into my heart. This time it’s Sam’s turn to fall, and amidst steamy lovin’ and betrayal from different directions, he definitely falls hard and he falls fast. Just the way I like it to happen.
During a KGI mission Sam meets Sophie, a waitress at a local restaurant in Mexico. They hit it off more ways than one and enjoy an intense affair until Sam gets the lead that tells him he won’t be seeing Sophie again. Walking away is the most difficult thing he’s done. But that doesn’t last long. The mission doesn’t go exactly as planned, and he heads back to their motel room, only to find the woman has taken off with no clue left behind.
Five months goes by and finally Sophie gets her chance for freedom from her father and his dispassionate, evil ways. Surprised the hell out of me the way that happened. She’s on the run as long as possible and knows the time has come to find Sam. She can’t make it on her own any longer and keep her baby safe at the same time. Surviving one last attempt by her uncle’s men, Sophie is found by Sam and his brothers as she floats unconscious down the lake by his home.
Finding the woman he hasn’t been able to forget is amazing. That she’s carrying his child is even more so. But doubt floats around in Sam’s head and heart. Why is Sophie here now? Why didn’t she come to him five months ago? And what’s she still hiding from him? From this point on, this book moves and it moves fast. In between the doubt and the secrets, Sam can’t stay away from Sophie, she’s that stuck in his system. And I’m glad, because these two combust every time they’re together. ‘Course, I think it’s just because he’s a Kelly. Those men are burnin’ up, sizzlin’ hot!
Danger hits very close to home and Sam finds himself having to protect not only Sophie and the baby, but the rest of his family too. The surprises also keep coming. Ms. Banks throws us a good one, making both Sam and Sophie freeze in their tracks, tossing doubt out for all once again.
I’m glad we get to catch up with the other Kellys. There’s a lot of emotion in this book that matches what we read in the first in the series. I love Sam, of course, and Sophie is one strong woman, a survivor like you wouldn’t believe. I think all of the heroines for these Kelly men are going to be such; Rachel, from The Darkest Hour, lived through hell and is better for it. Same goes for Sophie.
Garrett’s book is next, Hidden Away, due out next year, and I’m already past anxious to read it. I know Ms. Banks will wow us again and again, so I can patiently wait for now.
Read Ash’s review here.
Sam Kelly was her first love.
The last person Sam Kelly expected to pull wounded from the lake was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She’s spent the last months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her life and that of her unborn child—Sam’s child. Now she’s resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he’s the one in danger.
Now he’s her last chance.
Sam has too many questions to let her slip away again—like why she disappeared in the first place. This time he vows not to be seduced. But one look in her eyes, and the passion burns again, and Sam knows he’ll do anything to keep her and his child safe. However, Sophie’s dark past is more dangerous than he imagines, and the only way for either to survive it is to outrun it.
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