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Midnight Rescue: Killer Instincts, Book 1 | [Elle Kennedy]

Midnight Rescue: Killer Instincts, Book 1

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 Colombia: 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 hellhole.
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Publisher's Summary

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 Colombia: 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 hellhole.

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.

©2012 Leeanne Kenedy (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Kennedy kicks off a gritty and thrilling new romantic suspense series with a heroine who is every bit as lethal as her hero.... The action is raw and deadly, and the passion sizzling. Romantic suspense just gained a major new player!" (RT Book Reviews)

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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-30-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Ohhhhhh tough girls, bad guys"

    Ok if you read my reviews you know I love strong women and tough men. This one is packed with both and it’s exciting from the beginning. It’s one of the best tough girl books I’ve heard lately. This is a great start to a new series and I’ve been introduced to some characters that I can’t wait to hear their stories.

    Abby is an assassin. Her past could have destroyed her but instead it’s made her strong. Did it make her too strong? Will she push her chance for love away? As she tries to save the lives of a group of kidnapped children from evil, sadistic men, will Abby trust Kane with her heart?

    Kane is so tough but he’s tender too. He loves strong women but has he met one that’s too strong for him? Can he make it past Abby’s defenses and show her what love is? Kane’s team works together with Abby’s team of assassins in trying to save the children but will he be able to save Abby?

    In the midst of all this we have all kind of danger and intrigue. This is definitely worth a credit. I can’t wait for the next story in this series.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Plant City, FL, United States 06-25-13
    Crystal Plant City, FL, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2010

    My two very favorite authors are Catherine Anderson and Christine Feehan.

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    "Kept me riveted"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book. Lots of action, couldn't stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love it that the descriptions of places and people didn't run on and on and on......


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am going to look for other books with Allyson Ryan, what a great performance.


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    Lynn Snellville, GA, United States 04-09-14
    Lynn Snellville, GA, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great First Book in a Series"

    A intelligent heroine, believable action and romance that's not over the top. I enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommend.

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    Lisa LUTZ, FL, United States 10-04-13
    Lisa LUTZ, FL, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great new author for me"

    This is the first book by Elle Kennedy that I have listened to and I can't wait for the next one in the series. This is a definite adult book due to the underage sex ring and Abby's story but it was well done in my opinion. Loved all the characters and can't wait for their stories. Definitely worth the credit.

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    Karen CA, United States 09-14-13
    Karen CA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Ms Kennedy Got a Good Thing Going"
    What did you love best about Midnight Rescue?

    good story and characters, use a credit...other reviewers said this was a good listen and it was.


    What other book might you compare Midnight Rescue to and why?

    see reads by Gabra Zackman, couple of great ones from her in this same range/story line


    What about Allyson Ryan’s performance did you like?

    She is good, but she must STOP using contractions!! It takes away from her good range, and makes a little bit of her reading style lazy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    a bit misty eyed when our 2nd character hero walks away from the hospital...book #2 perhaps


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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