Review: Midnight Alias by Elle Kennedy

Posted February 23, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 11 Comments

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Review: Midnight Alias by Elle Kennedy
Midnight Alias
by Elle Kennedy

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 5, 2013
Series: Killer Instincts #2
Published by Signet
Pages: 345
Format: ARC
 

 

“Elle Kennedy penned another action packed and heart pounding romantic suspense story!” ~Under the Covers

I’m going to be totally honest here.  I was kind of upset that this book wasn’t about Jim and Noelle.  Yeah, I know, they probably will be saved for last but I WANTED THEM NOW!!!  OK that being said, I started reading MIDNIGHT ALIAS with an open mind and no expectations, since Luke hadn’t been a big presence in the previous book.

Elle Kennedy penned another action packed and heart pounding romantic suspense story!  I’m not sure what it is about strip club suspense themes, like Stripped by Tori St. Claire, Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton or even Delicious by Shayla Black.  When done correctly, they end up being very appealing to me.  And Elle Kennedy wove the perfect storyline to that old theme.

Olivia Taylor has been stripping to get extra cash and help her mom with her cancer bills and go to college.  One night a customer attacks her in the parking lot and she ends up killing him in self defense.  Club owner and drug scum, Vince, decides to cover it up and get rid of the body.  Ensuring that now Olivia owes him and would finally be his.

Meanwhile, Luke Dubois, sexy cajun and ex Navy, along with Jim’s team are looking for a missing DEA agent that had gone undercover at the same club and could use Olivia’s help to find where he is.

This book had a bit of everything, drugs, deaths, corrupt agents and a whole lot of sexy!  Olivia and Luke definitely had sparks and chemistry from the very beginning.  I think the author did a great job at spacing out how they got together and the fact that Olivia didn’t just jump into bed with him.  But he did put the moves on early on.  Yeah, Luke is sexy.

We also get a side story that started brewing in the first book as well.  Trevor and Isabelle.  They make some great progress and a few steps back in this book and I’m very excited that their story is next!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Great review! I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it, but your review is way better than the blurb on the back of the book! For sure on my ever growing list now

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Thank you Sue!! =) Glad I could help make that pile bigger LOL

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I loved your review!!! You did a great job decsribing the book to a t. I read this bookand everything else I can get my hands on by this author. She never lets me down and I’m always looking for more. I review some too but not as great as you do!!

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Awwww thank you Melissa! I will probably have to go look for more books by this author, I’ve only read this series.

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Thanks Francesca for the review. Love a book cover with a hot guy on it.

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I agree on that! This was a nice eye candy to think of when reading the book 🙂

Maria D.
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Maria D.

Good review! Thanks

Timitra
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Timitra

I like the sound of this-thanks for the great review Francesca!

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Diana @ Offbeat Vagabond

Sexy cajun and ex-Navy? *fans self* Well I am sold. Great review. I have not read anything by Stacy Kennedy. I only recently started Romance suspense. But this sounds like a great series to start. Thank you so much hon. I can’t wait to meet Jim and Noelle 😀

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