Friday, December 18, 2015

An Assassin and A Mercenary Walk Into A Bar...

"I can take care of myself. I've been doing it since I was eight years old and I'm pretty damn good at it.
I can kill a person in a hundred different ways.
I"m perfectly fine with being alone--it's what I've always preferred...
I can do my job and be alone and live my life like I always have.
I can live without you, Kane...
I just don't want to."
--Elle Kennedy, Midnight Rescue
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Publisher: NAL Signet
Pages: 354
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Source: Gifted by Stephanie--thanks, bitch!
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Previous Books in Series: First in companion series
Goodreads Description 

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.
Oh, my gosh this was SO FREAKING GOOD!! This is my first romantic suspense book and I am in love! I didn’t know what to expect going into it but when the book opens with an assassin being tortured after purposely blowing her cover…I was hooked. I had to know what was going to happen next! From there we meet Abby, the assassin, her boss Noelle, Jim Morrison, and his band of mercenaries. They all fascinate me. Kane is our hero in this story but I am already foaming at the mouth for Noelle and Jim because holy fucking sexual TENSION!! Wowza! But that’s not our story. Anyways..

Kane and Abby are a slow but taut burn. Abby was a tough nut to crack. A badass, stone cold bitch with a heart of gold, I loved getting to know her and her story. It is heart-breaking. But then when she gets around Kane she is an awkward mess. Her complete lack of game in regards to Kane both broke my heart and was so freaking endearing! Kane was all sex appeal and understanding. He recognizes her “weakness” and does everything he can to protect and nurture it. I loved their touch and go dynamic. I thought it was paced perfectly. I loved how much he took his time with Abby and pushed her just enough to confront her demons. Love love love.

The cast of characters of assassins and mercenaries was amazing. I loved reading about their missions and skill sets, totally sexy. The cause for the main mission of this book was amazing. How all the players rallied around and got emotionally invested in this cause was beautiful. I seriously cannot wait for the next book and to see what these characters get up to and who they get into…heh heh. Too vulgar? Like I care. Already HIGHLY anticipating a certain mercenary’s story *coughDcough*.

Reserved Seating
If you love badass females, soft hearts, and hot mercenaries...this book is for you.


  1. So, this sounds like something I should most likely check out! Very different from my normal romance fair, but it sounds pretty damn great to me ;) I do like assassins and mercenaries.

  2. I actually just snorted out loud at the "who they get into" line. I love you, kelly! haha. I've been wanting to read this! since I loved The deal and i've seen lots of people love her other stuff too! glad you loved it!

    -Wendy @ Book Scents


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