Review: Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy

12368900Midnight Rescue
(Killer Instincts, #1)
By: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Published: May 1, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she’s the good guy.

Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she’s a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one.
Abby’s latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole.

The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.


1thoughtsA romantic suspense between female assassins and male mercenaries? Yes, please!

Abby is a chameleon assassin. Meaning, she changes her appearance, goes undercover, and infiltrates the target by whatever means necessary. Her latest target is Blanco, a very powerful and deadly man. However, while undercover she comes across some startling news. Blanco is in the human trafficking trade. His men kidnap young girls, throws them in his cells, and then holds an auction where perverted men can bid on them and take them home. Abby refuses to let what happened to her happen to them. She will not stand by and do nothing when little girls are about to sold of and raped. So, she blows her cover and conveniently ends up in the prisoner cells not far from the girls. Only problem is, she underestimated Blanco and his men. Pretty soon she’s relying on a bunch of mercenaries to not only save her, but help her save those girls before it’s too late.

I’ve been in a book funk for a while now. I don’t know what it is but I just could not get into a book. I’d tried different genres, new authors, took lengthy breaks in-between books but I still wasn’t able to get out of my funk. That is, until I read this book. Midnight Rescue was full of suspense. Not only between saving the girls but also with with some of the characters saving themselves. You see, we don’t just follow Abby and Kane, we also get another dual POV from Trevor and Isabelle, two people who help in the rescue. Two people who will have their own story in the third book. I liked that we got four separate POVs from the team. You got to see two separate relationships bloom while they each put their lives on the line for their mission. It kept the story interesting. We also got a few chapters from Devlin (Blanco’s right hand man) as well.

This is an entertaining book with a great cast of characters. The fact that each book is going to feature a different assassin/mercenary duo is pretty cool. Especially since we started to get to know the guys a little while Abby was staying with them, recuperating from her injuries, and helping plan the rescue. However, we have yet to meet all the female assassins. I’m definitely strapped in and ready for the next book which involves a guy we didn’t really get to touch base with too much and a female we have yet to meet.


1favequote“It had taken all of Kane’s willpower not to pull Abby into his arms afterward. he’s wanted to hold her. Comfort her.

Love her.

But he couldn’t. Because you couldn’t hold, comfort, and love someone who didn’t want to be held, comforted, and loved.”


4 Thoughts on “Review: Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy

  1. I borrowed book #4 from this series at my library for *cough* some time now and really should read it quickly ! The beginning was good, I’m glad you found this one entertaining and that it helped you out of your book funk 😉

  2. Oooh I need to get this one 😀

  3. OOOOOH. I obviously read a lot of YA, but I looove to read outside of the genre. It’s usually bad urban fantasies that are kind of my guilty pleasures, but this sounds SO AWESOME.

    • Hey hey now. There’s nothing wrong with UF 😛 Although, my UF books still need to have a little bit of romance in them for me to stay interested in them.

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