Author: Elle Kennedy
What I’m Talking About:
I’ve been reading the Killer Instinct series from the beginning. I’ve been ITCHING to get my hands on D’s story. Until now, he reminded me a lot of J.R. Ward’s Zhadist. I think I’m still processing his character a little, but I’m not quite as inclined to draw the comparison anymore. Here’s the thing, everyone loves a damaged hero. It seems the more screwed up they are, the more we fall for them. While I may have swooned a time or two over D’s jaded innocence, I don’t think he’s my new book boyfriend or anything. Don’t get me wrong—I do honestly super like this book. I’m just not as connected to D as I thought I’d be. We find out a lot of backstory about him. It’s not pretty, folks (and I didn’t expect it to be). While there’s absolutely nothing on-page, there’s pedophilia mentioned several times. I don’t think there was as much character growth as I wanted to see with D, either. It was probably unreasonable of me to have expectations going in for this title and this character.
I really like Sofia, though. She has the ability—like most doctors, I assume—to deal with a situation in-the-moment and freak out about it later. When she becomes pregnant after a one-and-done with D, I applaud her for the way she intends to handle it. She’s willing to raise the baby on her own, and feels like she’s totally got this. What surprised me was how bad ass Sofia was. While she may have been shaking like a leaf on the inside, her calm, cool exterior gave her street cred with the baddies. And impressed D.
There’s Boston/Sully news, folks. That’s all I’m gonna say. Besides I want the Boston/Sully book. Midnight Revenge by Elle Kennedy could be read as a stand-alone, I think—but readers would be seriously jonesing for more about this band of mercenaries and inhale the backlist. I look forward to more titles in the Killer Instincts series.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
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…
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Series: Killer Instincts #7
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format(s): paperback (403 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: NetGalley/Publisher
Midnight Revenge (Killer Instincts #7)
Reviews in the Series:
Midnight Alias by Elle Kennedy (Killer Instincts #2)
Midnight Games by Elle Kennedy (Killer Instincts #3)
Midnight Pursuits by Elle Kennedy (Killer Instincts #4)
Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy (Killer Instincts #5)
Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy (Killer Instincts #6)