Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review: Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts #6) by: Elle Kennedy

Release Date: June 2, 2015
from Signet
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"“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:

Well I have been missing out because clearly Elle Kennedy is awesome. I have found a new series to obsess over. After reading Midnight Captive I know I am going to have to get my hands on the rest of the series. This book is action from beginning to end, with great characters, and steamy romance. You really can’t ask for more.

Bailey is a strong woman and I loved her for that. She doesn’t need anyone to take care of her and she prides herself on that fact. She is kickass and tough and sarcastic and a great character. At times I wanted her to open up a bit, but I got it. Her life hasn’t been easy and you can’t blame her for being the way she is.

Then there is Sean and holy crap is he to die for. He is strong and smart and impulsive and caring and sweet in his own unconventional way. He is alpha without being an asshole and clearly he is devoted to Bailey. I really liked the role reversal here. Sean wanted Bailey and wanted more in terms of a relationship…. Bailey was the one who kept running from the attraction. And dayumm the accent he has is just *sigh*. I also loved watching Sean get cranky because for whatever reason it made me laugh. Sean would try to protect the people he cares about by not involving them in his problems, but then they wouldn’t have that and smacked him with a ton of nope, Sean would then get exasperated and cranky and I would chucked. Bailey especially pushed his buttons like this and I loved that.

Bailey and Sean have some serious chemistry. Those two go from fighting to well… you know…. in about three seconds and damn if it wasn’t incredibly hot. Their attraction is off the charts and they are so good together. They make such a deadly couple and that thought makes me irrationally happy. I loved these two.

This book was absolutely addictive. It was so hard to put down. I kept turning page after page and just when I thought I was coming up on a stopping point, something else would happen that would keep me turning pages. The action is crazy and I loved watching Bailey and Sean be all kick ass. I mean Bailey snapped a guy’s neck with her bare hands at one point… it was awesome.

Midnight Captive was a crazy good read and I cannot wait to make time to go back and read the rest of this series. There are so many characters I need to get better acquainted with now and I’m really bummed I didn’t discover this series sooner. So if you haven’t started this series yet, you should join me in my newest obsession.


  1. Haha! I felt the same way! I read the book before this, Killer Instincts, and totally loved! When Berkley sent out the email to review the whole series, it took every bit of willpower NOT to get them! Now I want this one. SIGH. Teresa. Great review hun. I'm totally sold.

  2. OH! I think I must start obsessing over this series as well :) I do love an Alpha who isn't a poop head. I'm glad this one also had great chemistry between the two characters. I thrive off of that while reading *heehee* Glad to read you just loved this one so! Lovely review!

  3. Ah, haven't heard much about this but love the idea of an addictive story and well done alpha

  4. Ohhh, this sounds right up my alley. I haven't read anything from her either, but from what you're saying, it has all the makings of what I love. Adding it!

  5. This is right up my alley, Teresa! Suspenseful and tense! Me wants!

    Happy weekend!

  6. Okay. I've got this book. Actually they just sent me the whole series. You make me want to just binge read the whole thing.

  7. "Those two go from fighting to well… you know…. in about three seconds..." Bahahaha! I am SO happy that you loved this book. This sounds like a perfect story for me, and I can't wait to meet these characters! Thank you so much for the wonderful review -- this has been added to my list! xo


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