Friday, March 11, 2011

Review: No Place to Run by Maya Banks

Sam Kelly was her first love.

The last person Sam Kelly expected to pull wounded from the lake was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her life and that of her unborn child—Sam's child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.

Now he's her last chance.

Sam has too many questions to let her slip away again—like why she disappeared in the first place. This time he vows not to be seduced. But one look in her eyes, and the passion burns again, and Sam knows he’ll do anything to keep her and his child safe. However, Sophie’s dark past is more dangerous than he imagines, and the only way for either to survive it is to outrun it.

Sam became more attached to Sophie than he'd planned on a previous undercover mission.  When he finds her wounded and pregnant in the lake behind his house, he's not going to let her out of his sight again.  Sophie, however, is keeping secrets that put her, her unborn child, and Sam and his family in danger.  She's going to do what's right, whether that be to stay with Sam or run again.

In addition to the suspense between Sophie and Sam, the extended Kelly family makes appearances.  These moments make this series so much more relateable.  The entire Kelly clan is overwhelming, a bit loud and crazy, to an outsider like Sophie, who's had no one, their bond makes her jealous.  Luckily, she's treated like one of their own from the first introductions. And if you're a Kelly be it from birth, marriage, or picked up along the way, the Kellys are going to stand by you.

Another winner from Ms. Banks' romantic suspense series featuring the Kelly family.  Both The Darkest Hour and No Place to Run are plot-driven stories, but, man, the plot really moves.  Once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down.

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