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Publisher's Summary

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...

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 out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved 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. has plunged into a serpentine game of payback that will make her question everything she's ever believed in. But 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 lives...

©2012 Maya Banks (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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Wonderful Kgi story

I have enjoyed each of Maya Banks
books.
will be looking for more to come.

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Lots of tears

Wow, this has been the most heart wrenching book, in the series. I could not stop the tears during hours, of this book. This book includes a very descriptive, violent rape scene. Those who have triggers from this will want to avoid this book. There is also a lot of vigilante torture And murder. Anyone that is too sensitive for that kind of story should choose A different book. However, I don't want to give the impression that the theme of this book is About vigilante justice, it's not. The underlying message is About unconditional love, loyality, respect, empathy, friendship and family. I'm not only referring to family that is related by blood but family by choice.
Ladies, our hero, Cole has to be the type of man that every woman dreams of.
In my opinion, it is imperative that the reader searches for the underlying message. Otherwise, the material is intolerable And brutal.
-V from Kansas

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Good story

If you could sum up Shades of Gray in three words, what would they be?

More than expected

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Gray?

When the mission failed and pj got hurt

What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

Voices and emotion

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the rest of pj's team showed up to help her

Any additional comments?

Very good

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Badass woman who kicks the ass of those against he

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Most romance novels involve a girl having to be saved by her man... not this woman! She saves herself and her man while learning to lean on her team/friends/family.

What did you like best about this story?

As a rape survivor I LOVE that PJ goes after those who raped her. Am I a fan of vigilante justice? No... not necessarily but the idea is powerful!

Have you listened to any of Adam Paul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've been listening to this series and he does well with it. He does a good job

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

After a few hours into this the narrator starts to drone... that's my only downside

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Loved the story.

I loved the story, however, the narrators accents were absolutely terrible! I understand the change in narrator from the other books, but wow that was bad. The characters went from deep gruff voices to high pitched and squeally. He would be a great narrator for many other stories, just not these.

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Romantic Suspense, Family Style

This is my first book in the series that I've listened to rather than read. It is also the one I've liked the least and I'm not sure if it was because I switched formats. If I had to make a recommendation, I'd say read it in ebook. I love the series.

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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Narrator change a huge mistake

What disappointed you about Shades of Gray?

The narration. The change from other books made this one hard to get through. No longer could easily tell who was the character speaking and the voices no longer fit the men portrayed. Will read the next one as I love the story but but will have to suffer through the narration to hear the next story in this series

What didn’t you like about Adam Paul’s performance?

The voice to the characters being protrayed was disappoointing and made for it difficult to listen to. previous narrator made the listen enjoyable and want to listen to the whole book whichout taking a break.

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Deep!

This story reminded more of the beginning books and touching very hard subjects. The writer is amazing and th narrator was spot on. Worth the credit!

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Narrator is terrible.

It's like a machine is reading the book. I had to stop listening in chapter 2 it was so bad. I hate that because earlier books in the series were great.

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New Narrator almost ruined the story

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator made all the men sound nasally and similar. Not enough emotion when reading the more intimate scenes.