Forged in Steele by Maya Banks

Forged in Steele by Maya BanksForged in Steele (KGI, #7) by Maya Banks
Series: KGI #7
Published by Berkley on June 25th 2013
Pages: 372
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Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his team mates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.
Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses, but when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her. She’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced. Love.

Forged in Steele starts brilliantly until….

I really wanted to like this book, considering I’ve been craving Steele’s story for a long time – call it ‘the harder the guy, the harder the fall’ syndrome that I’ve probably developed after finishing several books in the KGI series. But seeing Steele turn to mush at a woman’s hands is not only disconcerting, but somewhat out of character after he starts talking in long sentences and proclaiming his love. Or maybe I’ve simply been overdosing a little too much on the KGI series where the hero gets brought to his knees and makes a rather extreme turn into someone I don’t really identify with too much.