Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Posted June 1, 2015 by Karen in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Midnight Captive by Elle KennedyMidnight Captive by Elle Kennedy
Also by this author: The Deal, The Mistake, Him, The Score, , The Goal, The Chase
Published by Penguin, Signet on June 2, 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
ISBN: 0451474422

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“For those who enjoy their romantic suspense on the dark and steamy side,”* here’s the blisteringly sexy new novel in the Killer Instincts series by the author of Midnight Action and Midnight Pursuits...

Former CIA agent Bailey Jones has spent months trying to forget her night of passion with mercenary Sean Reilly. An elite and methodical assassin, she has no room in her life for a reckless, rule-breaking Irishman, and she’s vowed to steer clear of the tempting bad boy who lured her into his bed under false pretenses.

When Sean is implicated in the robbery of a Dublin bank, Bailey knows something isn’t right. So what if she can’t trust him? There’s no way Sean would end up on the wrong side of the law. In fact, he’s stuck in the middle of a dark and dirty conspiracy that could put his twin brother’s life at risk with one wrong move. And Bailey’s life too when she agrees to help.

As the stakes are raised and Bailey finds herself torn between two brothers, the fine line between danger and desire is crossed…and it’ll take more than a killer instinct to survive.

*New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece

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Karen’s Two Cents

This is my first book by Elle Kennedy, and it was also my first Killer Instinct book also. The books revolve around two groups of assassins and mercenaries, that have melded into one group because their leaders got romantically entangles. Midnight Captive is book six in the series, and I found that it could be read as a standalone, as the author does a good job of giving the reader the highlights from the previous books.   I honestly liked the book, but didn’t love it as I was not invested in the characters because I did not read the previous books, which I do plan to rectify.  I think missing the backstory to the relationship did me a disservice, as both the main characters Bailey and Sean have a past, and so do the secondary characters; so the camaraderie which series readers would have enjoyed, I missed.   Despite me missing out on the previous events, the book was a powerful read about the past lives of both Sean, former IRA fighter and Bailey former CIA operative.  Bailey is a strong woman, but her childhood has made her terrified of a relationship with a dominate male, and despite her fear she is powerfully attracted to Sean.  Sean has pursued Bailey for five years, and she has ran away from him for most of those years.  These two characters sizzle together and the sexual tension between the characters Sully and Liam is palpable.

The book has explosive qualities and there are some qualities that I just didn’t believe, as in the CIA not being able to protect Bailey’s mother from IRA snipers.  It did give a rise to one hell of a scene in the book, where Bailey despite being a badass was at the mercy of the vile bastard Cillian Kelley.  The plot revolving around the former IRA fighters and their lust for money, power, and revenge, is believable as people do hold grudges especially when loved ones deaths are involved.  I plan to read the series starting with the first book Midnight Rescue.

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About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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