5 Hearts, Maya Banks

Maya Banks – KGI #4 – Whispers In The Dark

10675183One whisper. An angelic voice who helps you through the darkness. She aids in your escape. Maybe you imagined her. Maybe not. Time to find out…


She came to him when he needed her the most

She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She’s the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he’ll never return to his family. With her help, he’s able to escape. But he isn’t truly free, because now she’s disappeared and he’s left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he’d once needed hers?

Now he rushes to save her before it’s too late

Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who’d already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn’t have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He’ll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?


“I’m tempted to shove one of my romance novels up your ass”- P.J. said sharply
“But I love my books too much to desecrate them like that. I’ll settle for my boot.” 

Okay, I totally had to put this quote here. I mean, come on. I can see myself in that situation.  This was by far the most anticipated book for me in the series. I so wanted to read about Nathan’s story. And I was not disappointed in what I got. This book is leaving some of the reality behind, but it has the same development from the very beginning like in the other books.

“He inhaled her scent, uncaring of the blood and dirt and grime that permeated her hair and clothing. He was holding her. Finally holding her.
“You’re real. You’re real.”
She pulled away, looked up at him, the same answering emotion shining in her blue eyes. With a groan, he lowered his mouth to hers. He couldn’t hold back. Nothing in the world would have kept him from kissing her in that moment.
He was overcome.” 

Nathan is held captive in Afghanistan with a friend, Swanny. They are being tortured and slowly they are giving up every hope of ever escaping. Nathan gives up the hope of seeing his family again. But then an angelic voice comes to her, whispers reassurances in his ear and keeps him focused on the task ahead. Escaping. He thinks he is slowly losing his mind. That this angel is coming to take him to the Otherworld.

Then she helps them escape and get home. After that, she just disappears. No whispers. No trace of her ever existed. But Nathan knows better. He was there, he heard her and he felt her inside his mind. He cannot explain, but he is sure the mystery woman existed. The only one who understands him is Swanny. But even he cannot explain what they experienced.

“Oh hell. A warm, lush, naked woman coming on to him? Nothing in the military had prepared him for an onslaught like this. The never-surrender thing went right out the window, and he started waving the white flag like a dog wagging his tail.” 

And then it happens. He hears her voice again. Faintly. Scared. She is on the run, fighting for her life and that is all that Nathan needs. His family thinks he went crazy. Until he brings her back to the compound. Shaken, scared, wounded. His woman. Now it is up to them to learn her past, her present, and protect her future. But will she be able to trust them?

“She very nearly reached for his hand, but curled her fingers into a fist instead. He wouldn’t appreciate her pity, and how did you pity a man who’d survived hell? You didn’t pity him. You admired him.” 

I was awaiting this books so much. And it surpassed my every expectation. Oh. My. God. By far this was the best book ever that I read. A magical, wonderful read. Action-filled, fast-paced, romanticly sweet and purely amazing. If I would ever read a book until it’s falling apart, then this would be that book. But of course, I treasure them, so this would never happen.

5 Hearts

24978Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

Check our her website: mayabanks.com

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