Synopsis:Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she's the good guy.
Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she's a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one.
Abby's latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole.
The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.
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Elle Kennedy just recently hit on our radar as an author with the indie published book The Deal. We all read and loved that book, and so when I was approached to take a shot at some of her other work I jumped at the chance… I loved her writing and character development in The Deal, so I was sure that these books were going to be good. And I wasn’t mistaken. I started with Midnight Rescue book #1 in her Killer Instincts series. This series currently has 6 books, each one the telling of a different member of an elite team made up of former military background men. Their boss Jim Morgan has assembled them for missions that few others would embark upon, including our elite military. The danger and intrigue is there for each of the men and as we read through Midnight Rescue we get to know each of them a little bit, all while following the story of the two main characters.
In Midnight Rescue we meet Noelle first, she’s a secretive one who has a league of women assassins. They are deadly and lethal and are able to transform to adapt to any environment to get at their target. As the story opens Noelle, arrives at Jim’s compound, and asks for his help in extracting one of her assassins that has gone off grid during her assignment. Abby, has missed her check in and Noelle is worried something bad has happened to her. Jim’s men decide that they are all in, and will bring her out successfully, what they didn’t bargain for is a pissed off woman, who didn’t want to be rescued. Abby isn’t happy she’s been taken out of the compound, because she has purposefully gotten herself caught and thrown into the prison for a reason. And now, she’s miles away, and her cover is blown. The pain she endued at the hands of William Devlin was all for not, and she’s is spitting mad!
Kane is tough as nails, an ex military man now working for Jim, he’s been through a lot of missions. No job seems to be too scary for this man. When Abby propose what appears to be a suicide mission, he all but agrees to make it happen no matter the consequences. Even though one of his team thinks it’s a bad idea, Kane the second in command pushes it aside. Leaving innocent children to their demise isn’t in the cards, no matter how his teammate “D” feels about Abby or the mission. His rock hard exterior matches his inside as he fights many demons of his own about his past, he’s indignant to relationships, until he rescues Abby Sinclair from the clutches of a Colombian madman, and she truly flips his world upside down with her smart mouth and intelligent mind, she captivates him.
The push and pull in this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Abby is cold and calculating and trusts nobody, but as she starts to unravel the past you your heart will break for her. Kane is determined to break down her walls and make her feel again. Throughout this book you will meet a long string of characters that will add a lot of insight to this book and to future books. The secondary characters play just as big a role as the two main characters. You will meet the guys on the team all except for 2, and you will meet another of Noelle’s assassins who joins them for this mission. I loved every heart pounding minute of this one! I can’t wait to start on the 2nd book in this series… If you love romantic suspense, with a whole lot of broken, sexy alpha’s and charming bad boys, then this series is for you!