Review: Midnight Games by Elle Kennedy

15812170Midnight Games
(Killer Instincts, #3)
By: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Signet
Published: Aug. 6, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense


She wears a thousand deadly identities. He sees through them all.

A master of disguise, Isabel Roma spends her life pretending to be other women. Normally, her emotions are reined in tight—but sexy mercenary Trevor Callaghan has a knack for getting under her skin. The elite operative’s quiet strength and raw magnetism affect her in ways she’s never felt before, a distraction that can quickly turn deadly in their dangerous line of work.

After putting his tragic past behind him, Trevor is ready to focus on his future—and he damn well intends for Isabel to be in it. When their entire operation is thrown into chaos, Trevor enlists Isabel’s talent for deception. And as they attempt to save their team in a world where the stakes are high and the danger is grave, Trevor must convince Isabel that the woman beneath all the disguises is the one worth having…


1thoughtsIsabel and Trevor have been dancing around each other for two books now. Isabel is a master of disguise. Her job is to go into a “job”, get close the the target to obtain as much information as possible, then she’s out of there and one of her teammate assassins are in to finish the job. Trevor is a good operative who recently lost his wife a couple years ago. When these two first meet, Trevor was an empty shell. However, there was something about Isabel that slowly drew the old Trevor back. Over time their relationship slowly built up with freaked Isabel out and caused her to run off on Trevor. This book picks up about half a year after that happens.

I was really excited to get Isabel’s and Trevor’s story. Like I said, they had been building up to this from the start. There was no insta-love or any of that non-sense. Instead you have two people who over time develop feelings for one another. However, Isabel had a damaging childhood with her mobster family and she’s not convinced that she can ever truly give herself over to someone. On the other hand, you have Trevor who feels guilty for having these feelings for another woman. After-all, he was married to his wife for over a decade. He feels that by moving on he’s disgracing what him and his wife had. So, needless to say there was a lot of sexual tension going on in this book.

Just like the previous two books, this story doesn’t just focus on one couple. We also see glimpses of others forming as well. There was definitely one that I did not see coming at all. I like that the books don’t just focus on two POV’s because it keeps the story rolling. We also go behind the scenes to the guy whom the team is trying to get close to in the hopes of getting information about where the mercenaries boss, Morgan, is. I don’t know why but I always love getting inside the mind of the bad-guy.

This is turning out to be a fun series and I’m enjoying not only the sweet romances that take place but all the bad-assery as well. I mean, what else is going to happen when mercenaries and assassins team up for mission after mission? Up next is Ethan’s book and we got a taste of him and his leading lady in this book. They were adorable together always bantering back and forth. So, I’m definitely looking forward to reading their story.


1favequoteThis was where men were weakened. Women were destroyed by love, but men, weakened they were destroyed by sex.”
Previous reviews from Killer Instinct
Midnight Rescue
Midnight Alias


8 Thoughts on “Review: Midnight Games by Elle Kennedy

  1. Looks like you’re enjoying the series. That’s good that it’s holding up its steam.

  2. Now this series sounds so good..a little romance and some bad-assery my kind of gig!

  3. Good to hear it was a fun series.

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