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Thursday, 10 May 2012

ARC Review: Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Rescue
by Elle Kennedy
(Killer Instincts # 1)

My first thought when I saw this cover was "Oh yay another team of ex-military badass guys to follow!" but I was pleasantly surprised to see there's more to it than that.  Of course we do get the badass guys we all want to drool over, my favorite being the boss, Jim Morgan.  I confess to have a thing for hard-asses.  So while my crush develops on that bad boy, I also liked the hero of this story a lot.  Kane.  He's sweet and not so tortured as you would expect a guy in his line of work to be.  Had an almost perfect childhood, was in the military, and now is happy to work for Jim.

Their team of mercenaries is hired by, get this, the worlds top female assassin, Noelle, to go in a rescue one of her girls.  And by girls I mean there's a group of female assassins.  I love kick ass heroines so this is shaping up to be a great series full of strong female characters and bad boys!

So Abby was undercover and she was captured.  While undercover she found a group of girls that had been kidnapped by the bad guy she was trying to bring down.  Her past comes into play with this story as she has gone through a lot herself, growing up with foster parents until she was taken in by a great guy.

Jim's team goes in to rescue her and then on her request go back in to rescue the girls.  But things are not so simple since the enforcer for the bad guy has it in for Abby.

It was a nice change to see the tortured heroine with the sweet hero that can bring her out of her protective shell.  She had a lot of stuff to figure out how to get past but Kane slowly broke through her barriers.  I'm excited to read more in this series and from this author.

Now if only I could find out if Jim will end up with Noelle, because there were definite sparks flying there.

*ARC provided by publisher



18 comments:

Cathy M said...

What a great review, I look forward to reading this story.

books4me said...

I love strong women and alpha men! Your review has me looking for the book!

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I am really looking forward to this book. I like assassins and military men. Thanks!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the review, this sounds like something I'd really like. Love to read about kick-ass females!

Timitra said...

Great review Francesca, you have itching to get my hands on this book!!!!

Jane said...

Great review. I do enjoy reading about a kick ass heroine who can handle anything that comes her way.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the review and heads-up! This is a new-to-me series from Ms. Kennedy!

Barbara said...

GREAT review...I agree this sounds like a series I'd like to follow. Thx for the intro to another 'new to me' author!

Di said...

I like the interview with Elle - I'm glad you liked the book.

Pamk said...

Great review and it sounds like something I'd like to read

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Christi Snow said...

I love the story line to this series. Love some tough chicks!! I can't wait to read it! smiles...

Marlene Harris said...

This is a great review. This book has been on my wishlist for a couple of weeks!

Allison W said...

Great review, makes me want to pick up this series!

Under the Covers said...

Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy the book when you get a chance to read it!
Francesca

tjmetz said...

I'm loving that this is about female assassins! The world can definitely use some more kick-ass heroines!

SMBekebrede said...

Definately love a book with a kick ass woman and alpha male!

SMBekebrede said...

Definately love a book with a kick ass woman and alpha male!