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…
They live by night.
Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline—an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister—has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is fast running out…
Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He’s unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he’s fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her. In Rio, she finds a safe haven, and for the first time…hope. But the mission is far from over. The danger Grace has eluded is fast closing in. And now it’s pitching two lovers toward an unfamiliar horizon, with no place left to hide.
Read for Profiling Mysteries/BoutOfBooks 5.0 (Bought for Myself)
Overall Rating 4.75
Story Rating 4.50
Character Rating 5.00
First Thought when Finished: Rio and Grace from Echoes at Dawn simply melted my heart!
What I thought of the Case: Echoes at Dawn was a continuation of the story from Whispers in the Dark (#4). Grace who is Shea’s sister and has even more amazing healing skills is being hunted. While I did find the case to be a little over the top at times, it was mostly an action packed thriller that kept you engaged from beginning to end. I did like the introduction of Titan and it would be awesome if they got their own series. I thought they were a darker version of the KGI team but they were strong/skilled and would probably make some kick ass alpha leads! I also enjoyed the side story of how Grace’s skills are not only manipulated by those far from her but sometimes by those she trusts. I was glad that Maya wrote this bit in because it would be crazy to assume that everyone would be above using her. Overall a solid case with great action.
What I thought about the characters: Grace, Shea, Rio, Rio’s Team, The Kelley’s, Titan, Resnick (whom I dying to get a happy ending), and even Steele’s Team (though there was not enough of them) simply were amazing. I have always loved the KGI stories for their strong characters and they seem to be getting better with each installment. Echoes at Dawn did a great job of reconnecting us with our favorites and priming us for more to come! I am excited that PJ and Cole are next—I LOVE their banter! I felt even worse for Resnick in this story and really hope that she at least gives him a novella. I truly believe he is good but just serving two masters! Overall fantastic characterization always wins the day for me!
Final Thought: If you haven’t read the KGI series you need to go to the store and pick them up. You will have your favorites just like I have mine 🙂
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