Publish Date: 12/7/10
How I got this book: Purchased
Maya Banks KGI Series has hooked me on the Romantic Suspense genre. I haven't read a lot of romantic suspense books in the past, but after reading the first two KGI books, I'm now addicted for life!
Sam Kelly, the oldest of the Kelly brothers is undercover in Mexico, and spending more time in a romance with a local bar tender than he is on his mission. The two have gotten pretty hot and heavy, but when a lucky break comes through, he must leave her for good. But Sophie isn't just a local bar tender, she is actually the daughter of Sam's mark. She does what she has to in order to disappear, and goes AWOL.
Flash forward a few months, and Sam is having a peaceful afternoon with his brothers that is interrupted by pulling a woman out of the lake behind his house. When he realizes he just fished out a pregnant Sophie, all of his protective instincts come to the forefront, and Sam will demand some answers.
Sophie is reluctant to reveal exactly what happened five months ago, but more than anything she wants Sam to ensure the safety of their child. When Sophie's criminal family chases after her, Sam does everything he can to keep her safe. But when family tragedy strikes again and again, Sam may have to decide whose life he wants to save.
I can not say enough good things about this series. I fell in love with all the Kelly brothers in the first book, and they continued to run away with my heart. Sam proved himself to be not only a total Alpha hero, but also a loving family man, a devoted business man, and an all around fabulous guy. His devotion and loyalty to Sophie, even when he was unsure of her motives brought a smile to my face, especially all the times and ways he defended her to his brothers. When tragedy struck with his family, I could not stop crying, and felt as if Sam was able to relieve me along with the other characters.
My heart also broke for Sophie within the first few chapters of the book. Being raised by a psycho gun runner who could care less about his own flesh and blood, then being hunted by her uncle, forced to go on the run while pregnant and fight for her right to live. The strength that Sophie had to have amazed me, but I was glad to see that she was fragile as well.
I was really happy about the resolution to Sophie's problems, and although I literally cried through almost the entire last half of the book, I was so glad to see the twists and turns that Banks provided. I was surprised and amazed by the little surprise at the end, but so happy with the over all resolution.
The Kelly brothers and rest of the KGI team all have a special place in my heart. I adore Donovan and his field medical skills. I love Garrett and his over protective ways, even when he can be a jerk about them. I adore Rusty and her huge heart, even though she sometimes doesn't know how to show it. The Kelly parents also go through a huge ordeal in this story, and solidify themselves as my ordeal fictional parents.
I really just can't say enough wonderful and great things about this book, and series as a whole. No Place to Run has most definitely made the short of list of favorite reads in 2010, and Maya Banks has solidified herself as a new MUST read author for me!
All in all, I give No Place to Run 5 out of 5 pregnant runaways.