Shades of Gray by Maya Banks


Shades of Gray (KGI #6) by Maya Banks

P.J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one night stand, they’re called up on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P.J. walks away from KGI, determined not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into.


Six months later, Cole hasn’t given up his search for P.J., and he’s determined to bring her back home where she belongs. Bent on vengeance, P.J. is on a mission that will plunge her into a serpentine game of payback and make her question everything she’s ever believed in. Cole—and the rest of their team—refuse to let her go it alone. Even if it means sacrificing their loyalty to KGI and their very lives…

Review :

4.5 stars/ 5 stars

Back again to KGI world. After months waiting, this book proved it was worth waiting for. The story was intense and full of gruesome vengeance force. Ugly scenes happen, and it was tear jerking moments, a heart wrenching incidents.

The story was about P.J. the only woman in KGI organization. She was great sniper, and as cold as her profession, P.J was a closed person. No one in her team knew anything about her, and it suit her just fine. One day she was getting intimate with one her team member, Cole, who also a sniper but with on going personality. Actually Cole was intrigued with her since he met her, but lately P.J. become more and more occupy his mind. They were used to bantering. Insults were part of their daily conversation, but they admired and  respect each other.

When finally they do the deed, P.J. was prepare to run and hide, but Cole knew that his chance had come and he wouldn’t let her go. Unfortunately their team leader, Steele , called before they finished the problem. The journey to the base was fun scene, how they acted normal and P.J. tried so hard to hide their so called maybe new relationship.

The team was getting a mission, and it involved P.J. as a pawn, a very dangerous one. Though the goal of the mission was accomplished, but the price was bigger than the team ready to face for. A huge tragedy for P.J. and it made vengeance as her life mission. She staked all for it – job, money, friends, love and even her life.

The story though didn’t fully action packed, but it felt darker and rougher than the other books. Plot and storyline was great, and no need to question Banks writing skill. It was exciting and very emotional, and I cried for how fate happen to P.J. But some scenes made the book less believable, particularly the action and suspense. Contrary of the thriller, the romance absolutely perfect. It was described beautifully, how their transformation, from friends turn into lover. They were simply right.

I always like Banks’s characters. And P.J. was one I most favor. Strong heroine always captivated me, and she was. Her strength showed thoroughly from the start until the end and her vulnerability described beautifully thru her relationship with Cole, her friends, and her family. It was also revealed by the way she face the tragedy, how she deal with it was wonderfully sad.

Cole was great character. A lovable, gorgeous, loving man. Perfect hero for our dear heroine. I loved how he commit with her for the long haul. Well, simply said that Cole is our dream man J. Other characters also a terrific part of the story. We met again with the heroes and heroines from the previous books, and it was superb. I adore them more and more.

Overall this story deserved to be read. Splendid romantic suspense.


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