Midnight Action

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Midnight Action ❰Reading❯ ➺ Midnight Action Author Elle Kennedy – Polishdarling.co.uk She s got a broken heartand a fully loaded arsenal Ex army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hu She s got a broken heartand a fully loaded arsenal Ex army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hunt down a rogue operative In order to trap the criminal, Jim seduced Noelle, the man s daughter a ruthless act that cost him the love of his life and turned her into a mortal enemy Now he can t trust her, but he still desires her He also needs her help Older, wiser, and unwilling to play the fool again, Noelle runs a group of highly skilled assassins And she s just been offered the hit of the century Eliminate Jim Morgan History gives them no reason to trust each other, but with their lives in jeopardy at the hands of a common enemy, the lines between love and hate are soon blurred Now Noelle and Jim must face the past if they want to have a future let alone a future together.


10 thoughts on “Midnight Action

  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    I have mixed feelings about this one As much as I liked Jim and Noelle I feel there was still to much that happened between them for them to end up HEA I don t feel completely sold on their love I did really like them though I also have a really hard time with the fact that Noelle slept with D a number of times I don t care that Jim or Noelle slept with other people as they were not together for years but D lives and works with Jim and I feel that it s just eww I loved Jim s daughter Cate I have mixed feelings about this one As much as I liked Jim and Noelle I feel there was still to much that happened between them for them to end up HEA I don t feel completely sold on their love I did really like them though I also have a really hard time with the fact that Noelle slept with D a number of times I don t care that Jim or Noelle slept with other people as they were not together for years but D lives and works with Jim and I feel that it s just eww I loved Jim s daughter Cate was awesome and I seen she gets her own book yay I just wish I would have beenconnected to Jim and Noelle Liam and Sully had one hot scene and then a bunch of crap I would have likedfrom them On a side note I listened to this book on audio and the narrator Allyson Ryan was amazing She does so many different voices and accents it really brings the book to life


  2. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    4 1 2 Stars I really enjoyed this one, I just don t understand why it took me so long to finish it


  3. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Midnight Action was an exciting second chance romance filled with action, danger, and hurt fueled by an old betrayal Noelle was betrayed by Jim Morgan eighteen years ago when he seduced her to get to her father as part of his uncover assignment Noelle was crushed, but she picked up the pieces of her life and vowed revenge She got it and ever since then Noelle and Jim have been at each other s throats Still, every time they meet it s a battle to keep their hands off to themselves and not jus Midnight Action was an exciting second chance romance filled with action, danger, and hurt fueled by an old betrayal Noelle was betrayed by Jim Morgan eighteen years ago when he seduced her to get to her father as part of his uncover assignment Noelle was crushed, but she picked up the pieces of her life and vowed revenge She got it and ever since then Noelle and Jim have been at each other s throats Still, every time they meet it s a battle to keep their hands off to themselves and not just because they d like to kill each other Noelle, who has since formed an elite company of assassins , receives an offer you d think she couldn t refuse kill Jim Morgan Instead of carrying it out she bands with him to find the killer, and finally after all these years they ll have to work together and face the past, a past that is filled with pain on both sides Is it possible they could ever have a future after all they ve put each other through Years ago Noelle was crushed when she found out how Jim used her and when the details were revealed my heart ached for her But the situation is different from what she was led to believe Still, the betrayal stings fresh because Noelle was so in love with Jim As the true events are revealed Noelle and Jim s relationship becomes very complicated It s a passionate tug of war between these two As if the revealing of past events wasn t enough excitement for this story we have the mystery behind who wants to kill Jim supplying danger and action at every turn Part of the problem over the years between Jim and Noelle was his refusal to accept responsibility for how things played out I wanted to shake him for blaming Noelle, at all Really, the revenge that Noelle took was his own fault, but thankfully it s not long before Jim wakes up and realizes what a complete moron he was Once that happens it clears the way for healing to take place in between assassination attempts, that is And between HOT, angry hookups, and I do mean HOT During these encounters, Jim and Noelle can t help but let some of their true feelings come through and it helps them let go of the past a little bit at a time I adore second chance romances It makes me sad when a couple loves so intensely and then everything goes tragically wrong I long for their HEA But it was evident to everyone around that Jim and Noelle had a one of a kind bond and it was only a matter of time before they realized it as well I haven t read the previous stories in this series, but it s not necessary to enjoy Jim and Noelle s addictive and moving story Midnight Action was full of intriguing secondary characters and the set up for future romances were included as side stories I found one very sizzling, indeed A copy was kindly provided by Signet in exchange for an honest review.


  4. Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ says:

    5 AMAZING Stars


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Midnight Action is the fifth installment in Elle Kennedy s romantic suspense series titled Killer Instincts Ms Kennedy has been teasing her readers since book one with a palpable but undisclosed history between mercenary leaders Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips In Midnight Action, we finally got the nitty gritty details of it all It s sweet, innocent, sad, sexy, angry, resentfuland it all makes sense why their relationship is the way it is present day I loved that this book was their story Midnight Action is the fifth installment in Elle Kennedy s romantic suspense series titled Killer Instincts Ms Kennedy has been teasing her readers since book one with a palpable but undisclosed history between mercenary leaders Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips In Midnight Action, we finally got the nitty gritty details of it all It s sweet, innocent, sad, sexy, angry, resentfuland it all makes sense why their relationship is the way it is present day I loved that this book was their story It s my favorite of the series to date However, in addition to Jim and Noelle, there are equally engaging side stories that offer some explanation for Jim s on and off MIA status and a separate but seriously sexy relationship setup for an m m romance that I hope isn t too long down the road Midnight Action will absolutely be a re read for me If you follow this series, you can look forward to a spectacular 5 Check it out My favorite quoteShe suddenly realized how fleeting it all was You always thought you had all the time in the world You took it for granted that the people you cared about were always going to be there 2 5 17 My fav in the series so far Completely engaged and absorbed every page Full review to come


  6. Ezinwanyi Ezinwanyi says:

    Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips have had a contentious relationship since book 1 None of their operatives knew why Jim and Noelle hated each other, only that the feelings of animosity were palpable when they are in the same room.In this book, the author gives the background to this volatile relationship by alternating past and present every other chapter The narrator does an excellent job with so many characters because this installment had a lot of moving parts.18 years ago, a young Jim Morgan Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips have had a contentious relationship since book 1 None of their operatives knew why Jim and Noelle hated each other, only that the feelings of animosity were palpable when they are in the same room.In this book, the author gives the background to this volatile relationship by alternating past and present every other chapter The narrator does an excellent job with so many characters because this installment had a lot of moving parts.18 years ago, a young Jim Morgan seduced a 17 year old Noelle Phillips to gain information on Noelle s dad who was on the government wanted list for selling intelligence to the foreign enemies The information resulted in the apprehension and death of Noelle s father Noelle was devastated at Jim s betrayal and vowed vengeance In this book, Noelle receives a call from a client who wants her to murder Jim Morgan and it seems like Noelle finally got an offer she couldn t refuse Except she told Jim and they decided to work together to uncover who wanted Jim dead.The heat and chemistry between those two was among the highest I have ever read They were wildly attracted to each other but there was no trust and no forgiveness for past wrong This new assignment allowed Noelle to address her grievances and Jim to make amends I was hoping the D would be part of the equation, but this was a second chance romance trope and D was a third wheel.Allyson Ryan did an amazing job on this book I was never lost in this audiobook I loved the voices she used for each character because it was believable The author didn t disappoint in Jim and Noelle s story which was my fear since the author has been alluding to it for 4 books now I like them together and I understand why Noelle was so prickly and caustic She had been constantly betrayed at a young age by those she trusted She had been through a lot and survived through sheer grit and inner strength While I hadn t liked her in prior stories, having her background made all the difference It also allowed me to understand Jim s journey and sacrifice The action in this book was constant and the plot was really interesting I was entertained as the stubborn protagonists finally addressed the elephant in the room, their love It was slightly angsty but the ending was expected This was my favorite in this series This book utilized many of the supporting cast we have met and it set up two new storylines I am glad Jim and Noelle finally got over their hate and moved on to loveSpecial Thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook given in exchange for an honest review.


  7. Saly Saly says:

    Rating 3.5 starsOh Noelle I love you so much that I can t even express it and if it were upto me you would have gotten a much longer, prolonged and agonizing grovel from Jim Morgan, the guy who broke your young heart and made you into the queen of assassins I had such astonishing expectations from this book and it couldn t be met but that doesn t mean I didn t enjoy reading this one But I wanted muchpage time for Jim and Noelle and was annoyed reading about Bailey, Liam, Sully, Sean when Rating 3.5 starsOh Noelle I love you so much that I can t even express it and if it were upto me you would have gotten a much longer, prolonged and agonizing grovel from Jim Morgan, the guy who broke your young heart and made you into the queen of assassins I had such astonishing expectations from this book and it couldn t be met but that doesn t mean I didn t enjoy reading this one But I wanted muchpage time for Jim and Noelle and was annoyed reading about Bailey, Liam, Sully, Sean when I just wanted this compelling couple to come back on page I loved seeing the very few glimpses in your past and would have loved to readabout your transformation And another thing I feared came to pass in this book, the plot device that threw you and Jim together and made the story move forward I have suspected this plot device for a while but was hoping it was just a red herring but alas it wasn t But I expect to see plenty of novellas about you and Jim especially how Jim convinced you to MARRY him


  8. AH AH says:

    Initial ThoughtsMy favorite book in the series so far Midnight Action lives up to its name Lots and lots of action packed edge of your seat moments, explosions, thrills, andThe lead couple Noelle and Jim have chemistry that is right off the charts These two sizzle and a lot of furniture is destroyedThis is a great little escape perfect for summertime reading Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group NAL for a review copy of this book.


  9. Jae Jae says:

    This book was all Noelle She was such a hardassed b ch in the previous books, that I was worried that she would make a terrible heroine But there was so much to her story after all It explained a lot on how and why she turned up the way she was And I even shed a few tears for her But I finished the book with a bitter dislike for Morgan For what he did to Noelle he should ve grovel harder for her forgiveness Make some effort at least Super soldiers are allowed to be softies from time to This book was all Noelle She was such a hardassed b ch in the previous books, that I was worried that she would make a terrible heroine But there was so much to her story after all It explained a lot on how and why she turned up the way she was And I even shed a few tears for her But I finished the book with a bitter dislike for Morgan For what he did to Noelle he should ve grovel harder for her forgiveness Make some effort at least Super soldiers are allowed to be softies from time to time too I like my soldier soft for me 4 STARS


  10. Sophia Sophia says:

    I wasn t five pages in and I started mentally kicking myself for waiting so long to pick up this book Yep, it was sensational, jaw dropping, can t breathe, squirming, all the good stuff romantic suspense I ve read many that claim the description of enemies to lovers trope, but really didn t However, this baby, it was the Real McCoy These two hated each other and had good reason, but they also had the skills to kill and never get caught so that added some real edge to it all.This was the fi I wasn t five pages in and I started mentally kicking myself for waiting so long to pick up this book Yep, it was sensational, jaw dropping, can t breathe, squirming, all the good stuff romantic suspense I ve read many that claim the description of enemies to lovers trope, but really didn t However, this baby, it was the Real McCoy These two hated each other and had good reason, but they also had the skills to kill and never get caught so that added some real edge to it all.This was the fifth installment of the Killer Instincts series I m going to pull a do as I say not as I do bit of advice and suggest that they get read in order even though this was my first in the series I say that because yes, I loved it and had little difficulty reading it as a standalone, but there were also times that I wished when little hints or familiar characters appeared in the scene that they had been, in fact, familiar to me I think that I would have gotten even a stronger connection than I did to the story, characters, and series if I had but read them in order So yeah, it will work as a standalone, but would be a much better reading experience in its place.The story opens with super assassin, Noelle, getting contacted to do a hit She is surprised to discover the hit is on her greatest enemy, ex Army Ranger and now mercenary, Jim Morgan Jim used her and betrayed her in the worst way nearly 20 years before, but Noelle is uneasy about the hit and does something unprecedented for her.Jim is the leader owner of a merc group that are quickly going from a bunch of single soldiers of fortune like himself to people in strong satisfying relationships He never wants that for himself, but his latest short term situation with a woman has ended and he is edgy after the woman speculates about what woman in his past burned him for a second chance He can t and won t share that he once loved a woman and betrayed her love for his country before she revenged herself in a bigger way destroying any feelings he had for her Something is coming his intuition warns And when he finds Noelle in his compound, the source of his edginess is explained The years roll back and they both remember the past even as they warily circle each other now Jim is astounded that Noelle has come to warn him about the hit, but nothan she is by her actions He has to trace the source of the hit and neutralize it before the hit goes public and every assassin is after the reward for his death.Noelle thought to inform Jim and then leave, but he returns to Paris with her and will not go away even requesting her help, reluctantly and through gritted teeth Their love was killed long ago and the hate is very hot, but what neither of them anticipate is the heat of passion blazes even hotter While they follow the clues back into Jim s past and through the present to the identity of his shadowy enemy, they also are forced to confront their own shared past Noelle will not give in and let Jim close and Jim wonders if she is too broken to ever love again Meanwhile, there is one surprising and deadly twist after another waiting for them and their team of helpers.As I said, this is enemies to lovers at its best It s a story told switching between point of views and alternating present with the past I thought that part was all well done and easy to follow I liked how it all worked on me so that I was forced to revise my opinion several times with each new surprising reveal I felt a certain way about the characters and thought I had their motives worked out, but I only got some of it right I enjoyed the fast pace of the action that still allowed room for introspective moments And the passion Good golly Miss Molly, these two channeled all their frustration and emotions into the physical and it was as dangerous and intense as any action scene.The romance was by necessity slow to develop I was grateful to the author for distinguishing between lust and love These two were lusty, but the growth of love was something wispy and didn t become tangible for a long time Even then, it was the sort of love that was bruised and tentative because of what they had done to each other in the past and because of who they are, hard core people in the death dealing business.There were a couple other minor character plot threads that I enjoyed, but were also a little distracting because I wanted to stick with the main plot I think these must be setting up for books following this one.Speaking of minor characters, there is a whole host of them There is the plethora of people from Jim s merc team and Noelle s assassin squad that mix and match because of previous stories in the series brought them together They are all lethal operators and yet they form a hodge podge family Other secondary characters include the villain group I liked that the author took the time to develop the villains characters and their motives so that their actions and emotions make sense and there is depth.Alright, so this was one brilliant thrill ride that I hope to repeat both by catching up on the series and continuing forward with it I heartily suggest Romance Suspense lovers give these a try.My thanks to Penguin Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review


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10 thoughts on “Midnight Action

  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    I have mixed feelings about this one As much as I liked Jim and Noelle I feel there was still to much that happened between them for them to end up HEA I don t feel completely sold on their love I did really like them though I also have a really hard time with the fact that Noelle slept with D a number of times I don t care that Jim or Noelle slept with other people as they were not together for years but D lives and works with Jim and I feel that it s just eww I loved Jim s daughter Cate I have mixed feelings about this one As much as I liked Jim and Noelle I feel there was still to much that happened between them for them to end up HEA I don t feel completely sold on their love I did really like them though I also have a really hard time with the fact that Noelle slept with D a number of times I don t care that Jim or Noelle slept with other people as they were not together for years but D lives and works with Jim and I feel that it s just eww I loved Jim s daughter Cate was awesome and I seen she gets her own book yay I just wish I would have beenconnected to Jim and Noelle Liam and Sully had one hot scene and then a bunch of crap I would have likedfrom them On a side note I listened to this book on audio and the narrator Allyson Ryan was amazing She does so many different voices and accents it really brings the book to life


  2. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    4 1 2 Stars I really enjoyed this one, I just don t understand why it took me so long to finish it


  3. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Midnight Action was an exciting second chance romance filled with action, danger, and hurt fueled by an old betrayal Noelle was betrayed by Jim Morgan eighteen years ago when he seduced her to get to her father as part of his uncover assignment Noelle was crushed, but she picked up the pieces of her life and vowed revenge She got it and ever since then Noelle and Jim have been at each other s throats Still, every time they meet it s a battle to keep their hands off to themselves and not jus Midnight Action was an exciting second chance romance filled with action, danger, and hurt fueled by an old betrayal Noelle was betrayed by Jim Morgan eighteen years ago when he seduced her to get to her father as part of his uncover assignment Noelle was crushed, but she picked up the pieces of her life and vowed revenge She got it and ever since then Noelle and Jim have been at each other s throats Still, every time they meet it s a battle to keep their hands off to themselves and not just because they d like to kill each other Noelle, who has since formed an elite company of assassins , receives an offer you d think she couldn t refuse kill Jim Morgan Instead of carrying it out she bands with him to find the killer, and finally after all these years they ll have to work together and face the past, a past that is filled with pain on both sides Is it possible they could ever have a future after all they ve put each other through Years ago Noelle was crushed when she found out how Jim used her and when the details were revealed my heart ached for her But the situation is different from what she was led to believe Still, the betrayal stings fresh because Noelle was so in love with Jim As the true events are revealed Noelle and Jim s relationship becomes very complicated It s a passionate tug of war between these two As if the revealing of past events wasn t enough excitement for this story we have the mystery behind who wants to kill Jim supplying danger and action at every turn Part of the problem over the years between Jim and Noelle was his refusal to accept responsibility for how things played out I wanted to shake him for blaming Noelle, at all Really, the revenge that Noelle took was his own fault, but thankfully it s not long before Jim wakes up and realizes what a complete moron he was Once that happens it clears the way for healing to take place in between assassination attempts, that is And between HOT, angry hookups, and I do mean HOT During these encounters, Jim and Noelle can t help but let some of their true feelings come through and it helps them let go of the past a little bit at a time I adore second chance romances It makes me sad when a couple loves so intensely and then everything goes tragically wrong I long for their HEA But it was evident to everyone around that Jim and Noelle had a one of a kind bond and it was only a matter of time before they realized it as well I haven t read the previous stories in this series, but it s not necessary to enjoy Jim and Noelle s addictive and moving story Midnight Action was full of intriguing secondary characters and the set up for future romances were included as side stories I found one very sizzling, indeed A copy was kindly provided by Signet in exchange for an honest review.


  4. Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ says:

    5 AMAZING Stars


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Midnight Action is the fifth installment in Elle Kennedy s romantic suspense series titled Killer Instincts Ms Kennedy has been teasing her readers since book one with a palpable but undisclosed history between mercenary leaders Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips In Midnight Action, we finally got the nitty gritty details of it all It s sweet, innocent, sad, sexy, angry, resentfuland it all makes sense why their relationship is the way it is present day I loved that this book was their story Midnight Action is the fifth installment in Elle Kennedy s romantic suspense series titled Killer Instincts Ms Kennedy has been teasing her readers since book one with a palpable but undisclosed history between mercenary leaders Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips In Midnight Action, we finally got the nitty gritty details of it all It s sweet, innocent, sad, sexy, angry, resentfuland it all makes sense why their relationship is the way it is present day I loved that this book was their story It s my favorite of the series to date However, in addition to Jim and Noelle, there are equally engaging side stories that offer some explanation for Jim s on and off MIA status and a separate but seriously sexy relationship setup for an m m romance that I hope isn t too long down the road Midnight Action will absolutely be a re read for me If you follow this series, you can look forward to a spectacular 5 Check it out My favorite quoteShe suddenly realized how fleeting it all was You always thought you had all the time in the world You took it for granted that the people you cared about were always going to be there 2 5 17 My fav in the series so far Completely engaged and absorbed every page Full review to come


  6. Ezinwanyi Ezinwanyi says:

    Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips have had a contentious relationship since book 1 None of their operatives knew why Jim and Noelle hated each other, only that the feelings of animosity were palpable when they are in the same room.In this book, the author gives the background to this volatile relationship by alternating past and present every other chapter The narrator does an excellent job with so many characters because this installment had a lot of moving parts.18 years ago, a young Jim Morgan Jim Morgan and Noelle Phillips have had a contentious relationship since book 1 None of their operatives knew why Jim and Noelle hated each other, only that the feelings of animosity were palpable when they are in the same room.In this book, the author gives the background to this volatile relationship by alternating past and present every other chapter The narrator does an excellent job with so many characters because this installment had a lot of moving parts.18 years ago, a young Jim Morgan seduced a 17 year old Noelle Phillips to gain information on Noelle s dad who was on the government wanted list for selling intelligence to the foreign enemies The information resulted in the apprehension and death of Noelle s father Noelle was devastated at Jim s betrayal and vowed vengeance In this book, Noelle receives a call from a client who wants her to murder Jim Morgan and it seems like Noelle finally got an offer she couldn t refuse Except she told Jim and they decided to work together to uncover who wanted Jim dead.The heat and chemistry between those two was among the highest I have ever read They were wildly attracted to each other but there was no trust and no forgiveness for past wrong This new assignment allowed Noelle to address her grievances and Jim to make amends I was hoping the D would be part of the equation, but this was a second chance romance trope and D was a third wheel.Allyson Ryan did an amazing job on this book I was never lost in this audiobook I loved the voices she used for each character because it was believable The author didn t disappoint in Jim and Noelle s story which was my fear since the author has been alluding to it for 4 books now I like them together and I understand why Noelle was so prickly and caustic She had been constantly betrayed at a young age by those she trusted She had been through a lot and survived through sheer grit and inner strength While I hadn t liked her in prior stories, having her background made all the difference It also allowed me to understand Jim s journey and sacrifice The action in this book was constant and the plot was really interesting I was entertained as the stubborn protagonists finally addressed the elephant in the room, their love It was slightly angsty but the ending was expected This was my favorite in this series This book utilized many of the supporting cast we have met and it set up two new storylines I am glad Jim and Noelle finally got over their hate and moved on to loveSpecial Thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook given in exchange for an honest review.


  7. Saly Saly says:

    Rating 3.5 starsOh Noelle I love you so much that I can t even express it and if it were upto me you would have gotten a much longer, prolonged and agonizing grovel from Jim Morgan, the guy who broke your young heart and made you into the queen of assassins I had such astonishing expectations from this book and it couldn t be met but that doesn t mean I didn t enjoy reading this one But I wanted muchpage time for Jim and Noelle and was annoyed reading about Bailey, Liam, Sully, Sean when Rating 3.5 starsOh Noelle I love you so much that I can t even express it and if it were upto me you would have gotten a much longer, prolonged and agonizing grovel from Jim Morgan, the guy who broke your young heart and made you into the queen of assassins I had such astonishing expectations from this book and it couldn t be met but that doesn t mean I didn t enjoy reading this one But I wanted muchpage time for Jim and Noelle and was annoyed reading about Bailey, Liam, Sully, Sean when I just wanted this compelling couple to come back on page I loved seeing the very few glimpses in your past and would have loved to readabout your transformation And another thing I feared came to pass in this book, the plot device that threw you and Jim together and made the story move forward I have suspected this plot device for a while but was hoping it was just a red herring but alas it wasn t But I expect to see plenty of novellas about you and Jim especially how Jim convinced you to MARRY him


  8. AH AH says:

    Initial ThoughtsMy favorite book in the series so far Midnight Action lives up to its name Lots and lots of action packed edge of your seat moments, explosions, thrills, andThe lead couple Noelle and Jim have chemistry that is right off the charts These two sizzle and a lot of furniture is destroyedThis is a great little escape perfect for summertime reading Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group NAL for a review copy of this book.


  9. Jae Jae says:

    This book was all Noelle She was such a hardassed b ch in the previous books, that I was worried that she would make a terrible heroine But there was so much to her story after all It explained a lot on how and why she turned up the way she was And I even shed a few tears for her But I finished the book with a bitter dislike for Morgan For what he did to Noelle he should ve grovel harder for her forgiveness Make some effort at least Super soldiers are allowed to be softies from time to This book was all Noelle She was such a hardassed b ch in the previous books, that I was worried that she would make a terrible heroine But there was so much to her story after all It explained a lot on how and why she turned up the way she was And I even shed a few tears for her But I finished the book with a bitter dislike for Morgan For what he did to Noelle he should ve grovel harder for her forgiveness Make some effort at least Super soldiers are allowed to be softies from time to time too I like my soldier soft for me 4 STARS


  10. Sophia Sophia says:

    I wasn t five pages in and I started mentally kicking myself for waiting so long to pick up this book Yep, it was sensational, jaw dropping, can t breathe, squirming, all the good stuff romantic suspense I ve read many that claim the description of enemies to lovers trope, but really didn t However, this baby, it was the Real McCoy These two hated each other and had good reason, but they also had the skills to kill and never get caught so that added some real edge to it all.This was the fi I wasn t five pages in and I started mentally kicking myself for waiting so long to pick up this book Yep, it was sensational, jaw dropping, can t breathe, squirming, all the good stuff romantic suspense I ve read many that claim the description of enemies to lovers trope, but really didn t However, this baby, it was the Real McCoy These two hated each other and had good reason, but they also had the skills to kill and never get caught so that added some real edge to it all.This was the fifth installment of the Killer Instincts series I m going to pull a do as I say not as I do bit of advice and suggest that they get read in order even though this was my first in the series I say that because yes, I loved it and had little difficulty reading it as a standalone, but there were also times that I wished when little hints or familiar characters appeared in the scene that they had been, in fact, familiar to me I think that I would have gotten even a stronger connection than I did to the story, characters, and series if I had but read them in order So yeah, it will work as a standalone, but would be a much better reading experience in its place.The story opens with super assassin, Noelle, getting contacted to do a hit She is surprised to discover the hit is on her greatest enemy, ex Army Ranger and now mercenary, Jim Morgan Jim used her and betrayed her in the worst way nearly 20 years before, but Noelle is uneasy about the hit and does something unprecedented for her.Jim is the leader owner of a merc group that are quickly going from a bunch of single soldiers of fortune like himself to people in strong satisfying relationships He never wants that for himself, but his latest short term situation with a woman has ended and he is edgy after the woman speculates about what woman in his past burned him for a second chance He can t and won t share that he once loved a woman and betrayed her love for his country before she revenged herself in a bigger way destroying any feelings he had for her Something is coming his intuition warns And when he finds Noelle in his compound, the source of his edginess is explained The years roll back and they both remember the past even as they warily circle each other now Jim is astounded that Noelle has come to warn him about the hit, but nothan she is by her actions He has to trace the source of the hit and neutralize it before the hit goes public and every assassin is after the reward for his death.Noelle thought to inform Jim and then leave, but he returns to Paris with her and will not go away even requesting her help, reluctantly and through gritted teeth Their love was killed long ago and the hate is very hot, but what neither of them anticipate is the heat of passion blazes even hotter While they follow the clues back into Jim s past and through the present to the identity of his shadowy enemy, they also are forced to confront their own shared past Noelle will not give in and let Jim close and Jim wonders if she is too broken to ever love again Meanwhile, there is one surprising and deadly twist after another waiting for them and their team of helpers.As I said, this is enemies to lovers at its best It s a story told switching between point of views and alternating present with the past I thought that part was all well done and easy to follow I liked how it all worked on me so that I was forced to revise my opinion several times with each new surprising reveal I felt a certain way about the characters and thought I had their motives worked out, but I only got some of it right I enjoyed the fast pace of the action that still allowed room for introspective moments And the passion Good golly Miss Molly, these two channeled all their frustration and emotions into the physical and it was as dangerous and intense as any action scene.The romance was by necessity slow to develop I was grateful to the author for distinguishing between lust and love These two were lusty, but the growth of love was something wispy and didn t become tangible for a long time Even then, it was the sort of love that was bruised and tentative because of what they had done to each other in the past and because of who they are, hard core people in the death dealing business.There were a couple other minor character plot threads that I enjoyed, but were also a little distracting because I wanted to stick with the main plot I think these must be setting up for books following this one.Speaking of minor characters, there is a whole host of them There is the plethora of people from Jim s merc team and Noelle s assassin squad that mix and match because of previous stories in the series brought them together They are all lethal operators and yet they form a hodge podge family Other secondary characters include the villain group I liked that the author took the time to develop the villains characters and their motives so that their actions and emotions make sense and there is depth.Alright, so this was one brilliant thrill ride that I hope to repeat both by catching up on the series and continuing forward with it I heartily suggest Romance Suspense lovers give these a try.My thanks to Penguin Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review


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