Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review: Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Publication Date: June 2nd 2015 by Signet
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

About the book:

“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 Christina Reece
My Thoughts:
Bailey Jones is ticked at Sean Reilly ever since they slept together months ago. Yes, she’s attracted to the irresistible, and incredibly sexy Irish operative, but Bailey doesn’t go for the cocky, dominant sort of male Sean is. Plus, he went to bed with Bailey under the impression she thought he was Oliver, his twin. Bailey actually knew he was Sean, but still. So, yes, she’s still pissed, but that doesn’t stop her from dropping everything to come to Sean’ aid when he’s seemingly involved in a bank robbery.  

Sean could care less about IRA politics, but his father’s old gang blackmails him into joining up again by kidnapping and holding his twin brother, Oliver captive.  Oliver is his only family and Sean would do anything for him, so he’s stuck in between a rock and a hard place which is made even more complicated when Bailey barges in insisting on helping.  The last thing he wants is for Bailey to be in danger, too. He cares for Bailey and has been hung up on her for years, but he feels like he ruined everything with their oh-so-hot, but disastrous night together.  He can’t get her off his mind, but doesn’t want her anywhere near the thugs Sean’s got to deal with now.  But Bailey isn’t a defenseless woman, and she needs Sean to realize she can take care of herself and be an asset. 

I loved Midnight Captive! As usual the story was nothing but excitement, danger and twists. Of course the smoking hot romance was a big part of why this story will send you pulse racing! Hot, hot, hot!!  Sean and Bailey’s romance was full of pent up longing and hurt on both sides, but there was no mistaking these two were meant for each other.  No one else could push each other’s buttons like they did, and when Sean and Bailey were in a room together there was no mistaking the uptake in heat and sexual tension.  I can’t stand love triangles, so I was a little worried that there would be one with Oliver, Sean, and Bailey.  I was relieved to that wasn’t so. No love triangle.

I appreciate that Elle Kennedy makes her women just as badass as the men whether it’s fighting or covert operations, they’re all a force to reckoned with!   Both Noelle and Jim’s crew (which are all comingled now that the two are married, yay!) are loyal to the core. When one’s in trouble the others rally and rush to aid. And so not only does Bailey come to Sean and Ollie’s aid, a good portion of the crew come as well. 

I’m sad to have finished Midnight Captive because now my series binge read has come to an end, and I have to wait until February for the next Killer Instincts novel! While Sean and Bailey have a nice, very satisfying ending there are other romances in the works.  It looks like we finally get Derek’s story next in Midnight Revenge, but Liam and Sullivan’s has been brewing through Midnight Action and Midnight Captive.  I’m wondering if their romance will be resolved in the next book or if they’ll get their own story?  There were also seeds planted for Cate (Morgan’s daughter) and Ash, the new rookie of the team.  I’ll say a prayer for Ash because anyone brave enough to go after Jim Morgan’s daughter will need it, lol!

Don't miss out on a chance to win a book in the Killer Instincts series (click HERE) offered up by the lovely people of Signet! 
  4.5 Suns

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