Sunday, January 6, 2013
Review: Shades of Gray by Maya Banks
OMIGODIFREAKINGLOVEDTHISBOOK!!!! 5++++ stars!!!!!
Ok, now that that's over... :D First off, let me just say that this is one of my all time favorite series! I have loved each and every book. Even when I was thrown for a loop with the added paranormal bits in the last two. Admittedly, while I did love the books, I have to say those two were not my favorites. Especially after finishing this one. I have had a fan girl crush on Cole from the beginning and I am always a sucker for the strong female lead so P.J. has also been a favorite non-Kelly KGI member as well. I was so happy for them to finally get their story!
So we start off hot and heavy with some serious bedroom action between Cole and P.J.! *swoon for Cole* Shades of Gray picks up pretty much right after Echoes, as the team is on R & R after the double wedding. Cole has decided to hell with it and goes after P.J. to let her know he's interested *wink wink* They have off the charts hot sex and then the next morning are called up for a mission. Bummer as I was looking forward to more action of the bedroom sort! *sigh* ❤ Cole.... *ahem* Where was I... Oh yeah so they are after the lowest of the low. A human trafficker who deals in little girls. *cough* sick mother fu##er *cough*
Ok, this is where shit gets heavy
The mission goes to hell. And by that I mean OH MY GOD Maya Banks, I cannot believe you wrote that!!! I really can't even tell you anymore as it'll give crucial plot info away, but seriously, my ❤ literally broke in half! I have never, well I take that back there was that one time (Chasing Nikki), felt so completely ripped apart for a fictional character. P.J. (and her team) has to endure something incredibly awful. So terrible she needs to get away, and quits KGI. I'm trying really hard here not to give away anything that you can't read in the blurb, but she's out for vengeance. P.J. is mia for 6 months, all the while Cole is searching for her. When she finally surfaces, the team gets together to do what they do!
I think one of the things I loved most about this book is that there wasn't the normal mushiness that we sometimes find with the Kelly clan. While there are some definite tender moments, I never once found myself rolling my eyes at it. The dynamic between Cole and P.J was just perfect. They are really two characters that are meant to be together. Aside from the beginning, there wasn't any sex in this one. I know that might be somewhat of a spoiler, at least I was kinda sad about it, but to be honest, with the way the plot went, there was no need for it! I was really blown away with this one. I don't know if its because we went back to the non paranormal story line, or if it was the darker theme of this plot?! Whatever it is, I loved it! I was heartbroken for what went down, but in the end, I had a huge goofy grin on my face! I think this may be the best of the series so far! *shrugs* maybe.... :)
Now for Steele's book! (And PLEASE can we have a book for Donovan after that!!!)