Book Review

by Maya Banks

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: MILD

RT Rating

The Darkest Hour is a truly sad story. It has the necessary happily ever after, but the premise is heart wrenching and it takes a while to see the sunshine. There’s no doubt Banks is an excellent writer. She creates rich characters and true tension. The hero’s motives and conflict are apparent and his character is strong, but the heroine takes her time growing into the person readers want her to be. It would have been better if she’d been less of a damsel in distress and more like the woman we see near the end.

Ethan Kelly believes his wife is dead and that he was a terrible husband. Their fighting and the way he treated her before she died haunts him. A year after her death, he receives a letter suggesting that his wife Rachel is still alive. With the help of his brothers, part of the super-elite Kelly Group International, he rescues her from captivity. Addicted to the drugs her kidnappers were feeding her, she’s lost most of her memories. As they begin to trickle back, Ethan hopes she’ll forgive him and give him a second chance to love her the way he should have. As the memories return, Rachel’s life is in danger because there are some things she’s not meant to remember. The brothers of KGI rally to uncover the truth before it’s too late for Ethan and Rachel. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 304 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Annette Elton


Published: September 2010

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

More By This Author

Reader Reviews Write a Review ›

Don't miss this one! RT's

Submitted by brenda potter on January 22, 2011 - 4:22pm.

Don't miss this one! RT's review of this book by Annette Elton was way off base & I hope it doesn't deter anyone from reading this book. Rachel is truly a strong & remarkable character to be able to cope with being held hostage for a year, a lost memory & forced drug addiction. Frankly, I was surprised she did as well as fast as she did and had the will and fortitude to fight back and survive another attack on her life. I have already read the second book in this series, No Place To Hide & it was just as good. I can't wait for the next installment.

Don't miss this book

Submitted by purplenancy on September 6, 2010 - 12:57pm.

I thought this book was absolutely fantastic. Probably the best book she's ever written. It's nothing like her usual books, which are usually very erotic and sexy. This book didn't have much sex at all, but you don't miss it, the story's so good and full of emotion.