Series: Killer Instincts #7
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Elle Kennedy
Release Date: February 2, 2016
From the USA Today bestselling author of Midnight Captive, the latest Killer Instincts novel is “off-the-charts-hot”* romantic suspense that takes readers into the heart of an enigmatic mercenary…
Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan’s black ops organization, Derek “D” Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D’s been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.
When D lands in Mexico, he’s ready to risk everything to save his friend. To complicate matters, Sofia Amaro, a feisty doctor whom D had a one-night stand with months ago, has tracked him down. And in an instant she’s unintentionally caught up in his life-threatening rescue mission.
Now D must extract not one but two people from the most violent world he’s ever encountered. And one of them is carrying his child…
His eyes narrowed as he advanced on her. Like a predator. Because he was a predator. A ruthless soldier, lethal and impassive, and yet right now, she didn’t mind being the prey. If she were being honest, she preferred it.
Clearly I’ve been living under a rock somewhere because that would be the only explanation for why this amazing series by one of my favorite authors is only hitting my radar now. Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite genres, and as such, I’ve read a lot of it. So that means I also happen to be extremely picky with it because I’ve read so much of it. Pamela Clare, Cindy Gerard, Lynn Raye Harris and Christy Reece have always been my go-to’s in this genre, and now I can safely add Elle Kennedy to that list.
Why did he always leave her wanting more? She didn’t know him. She wasn’t sure she liked him. Yet she always wanted more.
Now for all you OCD people, I hope you’re sitting down, because I’m about to admit that I started this series with book 7. What? I like to live dangerously like that. But what that also means, is even though it’s clear that these characters all have intermingling backstories, I had no problems being sucked in right away and never felt lost.
Derek “D” Pratt is cold, ruthless, and wants no entanglements in his life; romantic or friendship. He’s a lone wolf and he prefers it that way. After giving into the crackling sexual tension between him and the sassy doctor that works in a clinic that patches up most of his teammates, he expects that to be the end of it and for his lust to be sated. But life is never quite so simple.
When he figures out that the teammate that went missing six months ago and everyone believes dead was taken because of him; he’s determined to rescue him. He knows where he was taken and he knows that if he’s not dead then he’ll be wishing he was. So Derek finds himself back in Mexico to deal with a man that he hoped never to see again. But when Sofia ends up on his doorstep with unexpected news, he has to focus not only on rescuing his teammate but protecting the woman that he can’t seem to work out of his system.
You think if you know what happened to me you’ll magically be able to figure me out me? Fix me? Baby, nobody can fix me. I’m broken beyond repair.”
Midnight Revenge is an action packed ride that’s as gritty as it is sexy. It’s not for the faint of heart because it deals with some subject matter that may be disturbing for some. As for me? That only served to make this book as good as it was. I loved the grittiness of it. Derek is a very damaged man with a very troubling past. I spent parts of the book wanting to hate him for his cold treatment and indifference but not quite being able to because I knew there had to be a good reason for him to be the way that he is. And let’s just say that when the truth comes out, my heart broke for him
Sofia was a great match for him and I loved how she balanced him out. She never demanded anything from him or whined about their situation. She simply excepted things for the way they are and tried to make the best of it. I did have a little trouble wrapping my mind around Noelle’s actions in sending her to Mexico knowing what she knows…though at the same time, a part of me understood it as well. As much as I wanted to judge a few of Sofia’s decisions as well, I can’t say that it didn’t make for some action packed and entertaining to read events.
I absolutely devoured this book. As a reader that loves the grittier reads and the broody and damaged heroes, this was exactly the kind of story I enjoy. The balance of suspense/action and romance was great and one never overshadowed the other. I also really loved the additional peek at Sully and Liam’s story. I’m hoping and praying that we’ll get a book for them, because if anything is better than a RS by Elle Kennedy, it’s an MM Romantic Suspense by Elle Kennedy.
If you’re looking for a romantic suspense with a sizzling romance and a touch of grit, you’ve found your next must read. I love how versatile this author is with being able to write sexy NA and sizzling RS and putting her all into it.
Midnight Revenge was filled with bullets and intrigue. It was a non-stop action-packed ride. The romance only served to tip the scale from good to absolutely unputdownable. If you’re a fan of this genre and you haven’t read this series yet, you’re definitely missing out!
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