Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Midnight Pursuits by Elle Kennedy

Publication Date: April 1st 2014 by Signet 
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book: 

Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them...

My Thoughts:
As you’ve probably realized by now I’ve been enjoying the Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy.  We get Ethan and Juliet’s romance in Midnight Pursuits.

Ethan is the “rookie” of the team, the youngest at only twenty-five, and the picture of a gentleman. While staying at Isabel and Trevor’s house in Vermont, as they’re off on their honeymoon, he gets a call meant for Isabel from Juliet and she’s in trouble. Juliet is almost incoherent and injured so Ethan drops everything and flies out to her aid. 

When Isabel gets a call from a hospital in Minsk that her brother, Henry is in critical condition, she hops immediately on a plane.  Henry is her only family, and she’d do anything for him.  When she finds out his fiancée was murdered in a professional way, Juliet takes it upon herself to track down the killer and exact vengeance. 

To be honest I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy Ethan and Juliet’s romance as much as the others. They were snipping and snapping at each other in the last book, Midnight Games, so there was palpable tension between them, but Juliet seemed so bristly and aggressive; I didn’t know if Ethan would be a strong enough personality for her.  No worries, Elle Kennedy showed another side to sweet, gentlemanly, Ethan, one that matched up to Juliet’s perfectly. We got a take-charge and alpha sort of Ethan, mixed in with the good-guy he is, and I loved seeing this side to him:

"I mean it, sweetheart. You're not walking away from me. Not until we finish what we've started. And even then, I still won't let you go."
"How very caveman of you."
"Don't care. You're not going anywhere, Jules."

One thing I love about romantic suspense is the lack of much angsty relationship drama. Ethan and Juliet are too busy dodging bullets or trying to escape the enemy to be vacillating over their feelings.  Important things become very clear, quickly, when you’re faced with life or death.

Midnight Pursuits was another win for me and any fan of romantic suspense loaded with action and danger will definitely enjoy Elle Kennedy’s addictive and fun series!

4 Suns

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Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts, #1) Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts, #2) Midnight Games (Killer Instincts, #3)
 Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts, #4) Midnight Action (Killer Instincts, #5)

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  1. I love romantic suspense! I also really liked the first book in this series. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the first book, erin! Good luck in the giveaway. :)

  2. I love romantic suspense books. I also love bantering between a couple! Sounds like a great series...will there be more?

  3. Yes, I enjoy romantic suspense