Book cover - Brighter Than the Sun - Author Maya Banks

Brighter Than the Sun

Author Maya Banks

  • Release Date: 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Military
Our score: 4.5
From 282 Ratings

Brighter Than the Sun Summary

Brighter Than the Sun - Searing action and passion ignite the latest New York Times bestselling KGI novel from the author of Darkest Before Dawn.
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...
As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated. 
Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…

Brighter Than the Sun Review

  • Kelly Group last to fall.

    By Diva Princess1
    Joe was the last of the Kelly men family to get married. He was still single. He work with his family started business the KGI group. The group help people In need of services that usually hold not be handled by the local police. One day though he adopted sister Rusty brought home a friend Stella (Zoe)from college and he knew that he would most definitely be married soon. What the family did not know was Zoe needed a safe place to be. Zoe father was a criminal crime lord. Sebastian who she thought she was in love with trick her in to being with him so he could extort my from her father. But what he found out was here father didn’t care enough to pay anything. So he was going to kill her. So she called her friend Rusty and made a run for it. This story is dramatic and suspenseful. If your read any of the previous book series, you will enjoy this one as well. OMG please tell me their is a story for Rusty and Sean..?
  • Brighter Than the Sun

    By PattiA810
    This is a great addition to the KGI series. Maya Banks does not disappoint with this one. You don't need to read the other editions of the series to enjoy this book. However, the other characters are part of this story and would give you a greater reading experience. This book is about friendship, family and true love surrounded by drama, suspense and heartache. Joe Kelly, a team leader at KGI falls for Zoe, his sister Rusty's friend from college. He is the tough action hero while she is shy, uncomfortable and uncertain of her place in the world. Joe's protective instincts are on alert as he senses Zoe is hiding from something or someone. As he tries to figure it out they become very close but, before Zoe can tell Joe what she's hiding, she's kidnapped without an obvious trace. The secondary plot regarding Rusty's affections for Sean, the County Sheriff is also just as compelling as Joe and Zoe's story. It leaves you desperately wanting more. Recommend!
  • Expected better

    By Jelly head130840
    I can't believe I waited this long for nothing. KGI had been my favorite series by any author until now... one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel. I get the sense that Ms. Banks had to throw this one together to meet a deadline and put in very little effort. The story is flat and lacks imagination. The only thing that could save this book would be a complete rewrite.
  • Not worth the price tag

    By BtheC
    I hate to write negative reviews so this is rare for me. The few parts of this book that were about the main characters were okay-at least it started okay. After the heroine was rescued there was no explanation of what happened to the bad guys nor did it resolve anything about her mysterious background. The book was very repetitive- huge rehashes of past books included to fill pages. There was a lot of the same going on in the characters thoughts. They just argued with themselves about the same thing over and over. This particular heroine was very forgettable compared to others in the series. And so was the instalove with Joe. It didn't have enough meat to it. I worry about Rusty and Sean's book.
  • Blah

    By PagesRomancePages
    I am a fan of this series and this author, but this book was very disappointing. Nothing interesting happened until half way through the book. The common instantaneous falling in love plot was particularly hard to believe in this story. Joe deserved a better story and I know Ms. Banks can write write a better one too.
  • Worth the wait

    By Byrdbrains123
    I'm now watching for the next novel for Rusty and Sean's story!