Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Midnight Revenge (A Killer Instincts Novel, Book 7) by Elle Kennedy


Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan's black ops organization, Derek "D" Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D's been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.

When D lands in Mexico, he's ready to risk everything to save his friend. To complicate matters, Sofia Amaro, a feisty doctor whom D had a one-night stand with months ago, has tracked him down. And in an instant she's unintentionally caught up in his life-threatening rescue mission.

Now D must extract not one but two people from the most violent world he's ever encountered. And one of them is carrying his child...

REVIEW by Heather Mc:

Midnight Revenge is the 7th book in Elle Kennedy’s “A Killer Instincts Novel”, I have read the entire series but you can read as a stand-alone and have no issues with keeping up with the book or characters.

The entire series is gritty and action packed with hot romances intertwined.  I have always loved the women, they are strong and feisty and they add to the story.  What I love about this series is each book interacts with the team and you can move on and see small snippets into their lives as the months/years go on to the next book and so on.  This book while I love that part of the series I felt TOO much was focused on other members, mainly Sully and Liam, so while that is something I have enjoyed throughout this series I felt it really took away from this one.  It was too just too much side action.  

We finally get the story of the troubled soul, Derek “D” Pratt.  I have read the entire series and I am a sucker for a lost/troubled soul.  What I never anticipated was just out troubled and lost D was, his story is horrific.  He has lived his life based off of it and he is the brooding, quiet to himself kind of man.

One night he shows interest in Sofia, who has spent a lot of time fixing up the guys when they are injured in their missions.  Sofia gives into her wants and knows they will have one night, what she doesn’t expect is that she would become pregnant and have to contact D again.  She travels to them and is in the middle of one of the most dangerous missions D has ever been on and now he must keep her safe. 

I can honestly say I am an insta-love person, I love a story where they grow and build from their instant connection.  I do love angst and if done right you can have both.  In Midnight Revenge it did not work as well.  I think Derek’s transformation was so sudden it was unbelievable.  I get life altering circumstances can change a person’s outlook on life and how they lead it but it doesn’t happen completely overnight.  I did love D and Sofia when they got it together, it think it was great in the end and that is what kept the book alive for me.  What was wrong for me is how they got there, the connection wasn’t what I have come to expect from an Elle Kennedy book.

This is a hard one because I Love this series, but again I feel this was one I was waiting and waiting for, I am hoping I am not being too hard because it fell short of what I anticipated.  But I have to say this is a 3.5 star read for me.


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