• Title: After the Storm
  • Author: Maya Banks
  • ISBN: 9781101602607
  • Page: 250
  • Format: ebook
  • After the Storm 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 Intelligen
    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 Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special placThe 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 Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it s taken physically, mentally, and emotionally on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf or for it to take a very personal turn.Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the perfect place for a soul in search of safe harbor A beautiful stranger has arrived desperate, breathless, and on the run from a dark past closing in on her and the younger siblings she has vowed to protect Donovan must now draw on every resource at his disposal if he wants to save a woman and the children who may prove to be his destiny.

    One Reply to “After the Storm”

    1. DNF - 70%Oh boy. I hate not finishing this book (or any book really), but I just couldn't keep going. When the KGI series first came out, I loved it. I loved the mix of suspense with the romance that yes, from the start bordered on over the top but the combination worked. Lately, the over the topness is so much it's ridiculous to me. With After the Storm, I had to keep reminding myself that this was in fact a KGI book, because even 70% in, there's no KGI mission, no feel of the teams and the sus [...]

    2. I can't believe I'm saying this but DNF at 85% because I just can't make myself care. I don't know if Maya Banks is mad at Donovan or what but he is absolutely the worst KGI hero EVER.If you are a fan of KGI, you won't be able to imagine what the author has done to Donovan. He is a total sap and I don't mean in a sweet way either. He falls in love and basically adopts a family after meeting this girl briefly two times. To hear him go on and on about how he feels and what he wants and their futur [...]

    3. DNF at 90% people.Wow. I had to DNF at 90% because I couldn't take this pansified, holier than Jesus gush fest anymore. I can't believe this drivel. And from a Maya Banks KGI book. What is the book world coming to This was just awful. Donovan was freaktastic. He seriously decides Eve and her siblings are HIS after meeting them for all of 15 minutes. He tells a 4 year old he loves her after knowing her all of 2 days. Cause that's totally normal. And then he announces to them all that he wants the [...]

    4. Oh my. Where to begin? This could've been soooo goodif only I believed in this instant romance. But sadly, I couldn't. So call me disappointed.:(KGI is one of my favorite romantic suspense series. I've read every book--some I liked better than others but all were enjoyable. And I couldn't wait for Donovan's book. It should've been something special. He deserved it. He was a sweetheart, a friend to women and children. A nerdy badass with a heart of gold. But in this book he just came off as despe [...]

    5. Wow I am at a loss Wtf! I have loved every book in this series and they have all been 5 stars to me and I loved Van in all the other books, but oh wow this was a miss for meVan and Eve's love felt fake, forced, rushed and Van seem desperate . It just didn't work for me and that makes me sad I was really looking forward to Van's story. Disappointed! I only gave it 3 stars for Rusty and Sean now their story I can't wait to read!!!

    6. I cannot believe3 that I just gave a Maya Banks book a 1*, especially a KGI book! But truth be told, I got to 82% and well, I just didn't finish it I cant do much more than that.I have no idea what has happened to this series. I love military themed, covert ops, hot alpha rescuing men, damsels in distress, and love under intense circumstance type reads. When I started the KGI series, I became a fan of Maya Banks and could not get enough of the Kelly family. I have set my expectations so high for [...]

    7. December 31st is too far away!!! Also I hope this series expands to the Titan group. I'm dying to know Hancocks deal!!

    8. 3 stars – Contemporary RomanceThere’s been insta-love in this series before that worked for me, but this time around it felt ridiculously fast and just too unbelievable. The story dragged and seemed repetitive at times and the suspense aspect was minimal. There are some moving, sentimental moments with lots of Kelly clan closeness, including the great epilogue, and I came close to tearing up at one point. But I felt like there was too much filler and that it could have been a novella.I’m s [...]

    9. Disappointed. I am really losing hope. The serie was kicking ass with the first books, but since Echoes at dawn, it goes down and down and down.The story start well though and I had great hope that Maya Banks have find her "thing" again. But I don't know if it's an editing issue and they wanted to reduced the volume of the book, but how can you believe that the main character of the book Donovan fall in love in not even 2 days of the girl. And there is too many cheesy lines after lines of cheesy [...]

    10. Read this review at Got Fiction? BooksI love insta-lust/love-at-first-sight plots, and we all know I love a good alpha hero, I even dig on those less-popular alphahole heroes. But this book’s hero rubbed me the wrong way. Actually a few things about this book bugged me. The first thing that bothered me is that the whole first few chapters are told from the perspective of Rusty, not the heroine. I know she’s a part of the Kelly family, and for KGI fans, this may not bother you the way it did [...]

    11. I have read all of the KGI series and liked most of them and I was really looking forward to Donovan’s story……just so you know, I hate the Van side of his name…………after all, the Kelly brothers and their families are a favorite of mine.But, wow…what a disappointment – and I don’t just mean the Van thing!!!!Donovan’s “behavior” in After the Storm just did not do it for me! I mean, he meets this young woman, Eve, who is on the run from her wicked and evil stepfather who ha [...]

    12. it's true there is no official kgi mission (Maya addressed this on Facebook) but I enjoyed the latest kgi book. it was set at home and we caught up with the family. a pressing question was answered at the end of chapter 21 (total happy fist pump here!). yes the plot is love/lust at first sight but I felt it went with what we know of Van. no the action isn't heart pounding constantly on the run while the h&h fall in love it was at home which I felt was a nice refreshing twist.

    13. Ok, I have fully digested this book. Not my favorite KGI. That being said THIS IS NOT A BOOK BASH! Maya Banks is my favorite author and she has done a fantastic job. It just didn't work for me, that's all.I would have liked it if it wasn't so insta-love. Perhaps if they had build a small report between them. You know? At least a week? Something? That was just a bit much.Also, did anyone notice how it seemed like the family was trying to sell us on KGI? I think if you were reading this book, you [...]

    14. I enjoyed this book but it was not my favorite of the KGI series. I really wanted Van's story to be awesome but I will probably forget the story by the end of year. It was cute at times and the storyline was good but the meat of the story was lacking.

    15. OMG I am waiting for Don's book from so long. Can't waiteaseeaseease try to release the book early. December is too far. ETA: Just noticed, the book will be released in 2014. Well that kinda sucks. Still I hope this date is the final one. No more delay please!!!

    16. Sigh, very very sad right now! I have been dying for Van's story for years now (since KGI first came out, he has always intrigued me). The last thought I ever entertained was that it would falter for me. The thought of giving Van a star rating less than a 4 honestly makes me cringe. I'm beginning to think it may be time for me to walk away from Maya all together. Lately her books have been a huge hit and miss for me.My rating system for After the Storm goes a little something like thisDonovan Ke [...]

    17. Review originally posted here: thebookpushers/2014/01/08/I was so excited to read Donovan’s story, because I absolutely fell in love with him from the first book. However, this series has had quite a few bumpy moments over the past 4-5 books. While I went into this book optimistic, I was pretty annoyed with the end result.Donovan has always had a soft spot for women and children. He does anything and everything he can to protect them every chance he gets. When Rusty introduces him to Eve, he k [...]

    18. After the Storm1 StarBeware! Rant ahead!OMG! What in the name of all that is holy was that?! It is virtually impossible to associate this book with the rest of the KGI series. The writing is simply appalling with repetitive scenes and word choices, the characterization is completely incomprehensible and the plot is one of the more ridiculous out there. Donovan, the sexy, geeky Kelly brother, who had such amazing potential in the previous books, is barely recognizable in the borderline psychotic [...]

    19. I'm not going to say too much here because I hate being really negative but wow! I am in shock, I think. I am actually really struggling to find something I did like about this book. I have loved Donovan from the very beginning and have been highly anticipating his story for the last three or four books. But sadly his story was a huge disappointment.Donovan met Eve and immediately claimed that she and her siblings were 'his'. That he knew she was the one and would give his life to protect them a [...]

    20. Um ok so I finished the book and am sad to say that I was really disappointed. Pj Steele and now vans story are not as good as the others. And this is eerily similar to Sheas story. It didn't really have anything happen and it wasn't very deep. There isn't much under the surface and I'm honestly wondering why it took 6 months of impatiently waiting for this when it could have been written in about 20min. Its just not believable that in 2 days time they loved each other and accepted that they wer [...]

    21. 3 1/2 STARS.I wanted so much more from this book and I will sadly admit that it didn't have that spark I love so much from all the other books in this amazing series. Don't get me wrong I love Donovan (probably even more than I did in the other books as he wasn't my favourite) and I think he fit well with Evie. But I just thought it all happened too quickly and their love was too sickly sweet at times.I did finish it as I love the KGI family so much and the whole series has me hooked. But this i [...]

    22. Le comportement mâle alpha m'a fatigué dans ce roman car beaucoup trop poussé à l'extrême. Il y a eu des moments où j'ai pensé que le héros agissait aussi horriblement que le méchant de l'histoire en terme de possession. Tout se passe très vite, Donovan décide de tout et l'héroïne ne peut au acquiescer puisque ses enfants se sentent enfin en sécurité.

    23. Around three years ago I was traumatized by "Shades of Gray" and decided to avoid KGI series for a while (I did read Forged in Steele though).I returned to it, after 3 years with "After the Storm", which is Donovan and Eve's story.Eve is a 24 year old Belle, on the run with her step siblings Travis and Cammie, until she comes across Rusty, and ultimately Donovan. We know Donovan has had a soft spot for damsels in distress and kids, and has always wanted a family- so when he finally looks at Eve [...]

    24. Hmmm. I'm bound and determined to get caught up with this series, no matter what.This series is not what it used to be for me but I want to read it, no matter how much skimming I end up having to do.With Donovan and Eve, I started skimming at around 56%. I love Donovan but his declarations of love and devotion at barely 50% were just too much too soon. And yet, I'm going to keep reading this series and I assume that they will be 3-star reads for me but I'm at a point where I have to know what ha [...]

    25. When I started this story, I felt a little like Van's sisters-in-law when they first met Eve - a little nervous, a little hopeful and a little protective. Van is the MAN. He's the KGI brother who is the most sensitive. Don't get me wrong, he is all alpha - but with a heart of gold. It has taken Maya Banks eight books to get here, but we finally have Donovan's story.This week, Carolyn Crane, the author of the Disillusionist Trilogy and the Associates series, wrote an interesting article asking th [...]

    26. Donovan has spent the last few years envying his brothers' lives when one by one they found their special someone and created a family with them. Recently the craving for his own happy ever after has become very prominent in his life, especially now that it seems like every Kelly woman was pregnant. His life is turned upside down when Eve and her half-siblings land in his hometown, terrified and broke. Eve, Travis and Cammie have been on the run from their deranged father for months now. When Ru [...]

    27. I have a soft spot for geeks (I married one) and have been looking forward to Donovan's book for ages. I love the KGI series, overall, but am luke warm to this story. And that makes me sad.(view spoiler)[I suspect that even were I in trouble and hot, hunky, geeky Donovan offered me and my siblings solace, and then announced three days after meeting us that he wanted us to stay with him forever and be a family, I think I might just back away. I'd certainly be pissed if he brought it up in front o [...]

    28. After the Storm is book 8 in Maya Banks KGI series which I continue to love. This book resonated so well with in multiple areas, such as, Medicine and volunteer health support for the poor and abused, and surviving multiple direct hit tornadoes. One of the reasons I like this series is the KGI family members focus on attending to distressed and tortured children and females primarily led by VanI stories are principally glued together using the backdrop of an extremely intriguing family to which [...]

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