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Midnight Target Series: Killer Instincts #8
Published by Berkley on April 25, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Four years ago, Cate’s entire life changed when she discovered she was the daughter of a supersoldier. But Jim Morgan’s overprotectiveness has pushed her away. These days, she’s working as a freelance photographer and living the dangerous life Jim never wanted for her.
When Cate snaps a photo linking a corrupt South American politician with the leader of a notorious drug cartel, her mercenary father leads a team to rescue her—only to get shot and critically wounded in the process.
As Morgan’s operatives rally together on a revenge mission, they’re faced with new alliances and old heartaches. Cate is forced to work with David “Ash” Ashton, the man who broke her heart two years ago, while Liam Macgregor and Sullivan Port resurface after years apart to finally try to deal with everything they’d left unsaid.
Soon it’s all-out war between the cartel and the mercenaries—with two couples caught in the middle of the blood feud. Love and redemption are within their reach...but first they have to make it home alive.
This is the final book in the Killer Instincts series!! Kennedy has done a better job than most of the romantic suspense authors in giving me heart-pounding action, which includes aspects of their missions. We get details on the operatives skills and use of technology. There is more grit with people actually getting hurt or dying, not just fluffy glossing over of the operations.
Midnight Target has two different romances happening. The main one is between Cate, Jim Morgan’s daughter and the “Rookie” operative, David Ashton. They have always been attracted but Jim Morgan was clearly against the relationship of his daughter with one of the team. Cate has had a rough go of things and she strikes out on her own a lot, doing what she wants. She does have some training but her decisions have a ring of TSTL. I’m not exactly impressed with some of her choices and her actions at one point are not very believable, even with training. I didn’t know this couple as well overall and didn’t get as into them.
The other couple, which has been on the burner for a few books, is Liam and Sully. I don’t read very much M/M romance but this was hot and sexy, very enjoyable. I felt much closer to their characters and they drew my emotions, although they were a side story here. I loved the realistic dialogue and emotions they had. Neither wanted to be vulnerable, which is part of loving and trusting someone.
I have truly enjoyed this series. Many characters were here for this final operation. I would have appreciated more of a scene with dialogue for each couple, just a few paragraphs, rather than them just being mentioned. It’s a great series and worthwhile reading. Recommended.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: 2017 New Release Challenge