Monday, February 26, 2018

Review- Midnight Pursuits by Elle Kennedy


Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them...

Release date: April 1st, 2014
Published by: Signet
Page numbers: 368


Midnight Pursuits is the fourth book in Elle Kennedy's Killer Instincts series. I loved the last book Midnight Games to pieces so I didn't expect to like Midnight Pursuits as much as I did. This series just keeps on getting better and as I'm getting more familiar with all the characters I'm loving them more too. Midnight Pursuits was a great addition to the series.

Let's start with our hero Ethan. Ethan is the youngest in Jim Morgan's elite team of soldiers and hence has been teased "rookie" mercilessly. I loved Ethan. He was a great hero who kept his alpha side hidden. I loved how much respect he had for his friends and how he took all their teasing in stride. The one thing he was not easy about though was Juliet. He was possessive and protective where Juliet was concerned and I loved seeing all the sides to him.

We'd met Juliet in the last book. She came off as a smart ass but in this book we actually get to see her other sides. Juliet is ruthless at times but it only shows how protective she is of the people she cares about. Juliet's revenge mission goes wrong and that is when Ethan comes to help her. I liked how Juliet admitted that she was attracted to Ethan. She didn't pretend to be coy. She was a smart and confident woman and I surprisingly liked her.

I loved how this book had an older woman younger man pairing. Juliet and Ethan were amazing together and they each make up for the other's strengths and weaknesses. I loved the banter Juliet and Ethan shared and the romance between them was sweet and sexy. They made a great pair and the whole opposites attract thing worked in their favor.

We also get to see a little bit of the history between Jim Morgan and Noelle. D is an all around asshole but you can't help but be curious about the guy. I loved seeing the team again. Elle Kennedy writes such fully fleshed out characters that it is easy to imagine each one distinctly. I really enjoyed Midnight Pursuits.

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