ebook then audio
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.
Point of view:
Each book in the Killer Instinct series follows a different couple and there’s definitely a story arc for each book that is completely satisfying – however, there are story lines that cover several books and weave through the series so you’ll want to be sure to read/listen in order.
Midnight Rescue is a hard one for me. It’s a fantastic kick off to the series and Kennedy does a great job of introducing a huge cast of characters without being totally overwhelming or taking away from the story in any way. However, this particular book has some big time triggers in it that can make it an uncomfortable read/listen. It deals with child sex trafficking and several characters are physically & sexually assaulted.
That said, the point is to rescue children who are currently being held to be auctioned off. Kane & Abby are dealing with their own pasts & traumas while trying to thwart the auction and save the girls.
I think one of the things I love about this book (and the series as a whole) is that Kennedy writes strong, capable, trained women as well as men. No TSTL characters here. There’s a fantastic mix of action, thriller, mystery, & romance. We get to meet several characters who will be featured in future books – but it’s isn’t just one line of “oh, here’s Luke”, they play integral parts to the plot and missions.
Speaking of Luke, he’s up next in Midnight Alias.
2019 update – Big heads up if you prefer audiobooks: THERE IS NO AUDIO FOR THE LAST BOOK. I don’t really regret buying the audios, but I don’t understand why the publisher had all but the last book recorded. It’s been several years since Midnight Target was released (and it is a full & engaging ending to the series) and there’s no audiobook. 🤷🏻♀️
Allyson Ryan is solid in narrating this whole series. I love her performance and can’t say enough good things about it. She keeps voices, accents, & mannerisms consistent throughout and it’s absolutely binge worthy.
About the author:
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
You can connect with Elle Kennedy here:
About the narrator:
Allyson is a native New Yorker whose diverse talents have led to a career in voiceover, theatre, TV, commercials, and films. She began on the New York stage and then onto Los Angeles to work in film and TV. She played “Mom” in national commercials. She landed her first gig narrating an audiobook for Penguin Random House and fell in love with voiceover. She has been narrating for several years and has an Audiofile Earphones Award for the audiobook “The Divinity of Second Chances” by Kaya Mclaren. She is also a 2017 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences nominee for audiobooks. She narrates all genres and loves bringing books to life. She can be also be heard in commercials, animated shows, and video games.
You can connect with Allyson Ryan here:
My Favorite Quotes
It makes you feel powerless, doesn’t it? You want me, you can’t fight it, and it makes you crazy. – Midnight Rescue by @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @AllysonRyan13 #KillerInstincts #RomanticSuspenseTweet
For once in your life, lower your guard and let yourself feel something, damn it. – Midnight Rescue by @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @AllysonRyan13 #KillerInstincts #RomanticSuspenseTweet
“You deserved a hell of a lot more than any of those bastards gave you.””If it helps,” she said with a faint smile, “I killed most of them.” – Midnight Rescue by @ElleKennedy #Audiobook narrated by @AllysonRyan13 #KillerInstincts #RomanticSuspenseTweet