ARC Review: Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy

Posted November 5, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy
Midnight Action
by Elle Kennedy

5 Stars


Released: November 4, 2014
Published by Signet
Pages: 368
Format: eARC

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“This book embodied raw sexual chemistry and then took it up a few notches.  Be careful when handling it, because you might get scorched!” ~ Under the Covers

I felt like a little kid opening this book, I was so excited.  Don’t you love it when there’s that one couple you’ve been wanting to see together and then it’s finally that time.  I might’ve done a happy dance when I read the blurb for this book!  I’ve waiting, literally, since book one!  Starving for any second of interactions between Noelle and Jim.  Trying to put out of my mind the fact that she was playing around with someone else.  These two just HAD to happen.  But then there’s the nervous side of me that was sooooo worried about my expectations.  Too high?  Would it disappoint me?

MIDNIGHT ACTION is my favorite book in this series to date and it exceeded all my expectations!  It delivered on everything I knew was there and everything I had no clue could be.  What an incredibly deep and emotional book.  Just as it’s action packed, with an intriguing storyline that will keep you on your toes, this book was a heart breaking emotional journey through Noelle and Jim’s past.  Neither one of those stories was easy.  And the author did an amazing job at telling the story in flashbacks that blended perfectly with the current plot.

utc-top-pickDid I mention how much chemistry Noelle and Jim have always had?  I think if they are in the room together, their sparks would burn you.  But their history has brought them to a place of hate.  And that hate runs deep. And is there ever anything better than straight up, angry, hateful f*cking? Gosh I feel like I need a cigarette (or two) after that….and I don’t smoke!  This book embodied raw sexual chemistry and then took it up a few notches.  Be careful when handling it, because you might get scorched!

I know I always focus on the alpha male, and yes Jim Morgan is THAT alpha male you want.  But I think more impressive for me was Noelle.  I’ve always loved her character because she’s kick ass and ruthless.  Don’t mess with her because she may not have a heart left.  And I was moved by her story.  She’s gone through so much betrayal in her life that I understand where she’s been coming from.  And I’m happy that she’s gotten her HEA.

With the side stories in this book, I can say I’m so excited for two of them!  Liam&Sully (yes, this book had some minor m/m) and Sean&Bailey.  I’m especially anxious for Sean & Bailey and I know it’s next.  I think Sean better watch his balls from now!

If you are looking for an edge of your seat romantic suspense series to read, but you also wants lots of steam, then this is it for you.  The Killer Instincts series is all about alpha males, kick ass women and the adrenaline filled lives they lead.

*ARC provided by publisher


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MIDNIGHT RESCUE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
MIDNIGHT ALIAS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
MIDNIGHT GAMES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
MIDNIGHT PURSUITS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
AFTER MIDNIGHT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
MIDNIGHT ACTION: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
MIDNIGHT CAPTIVE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads



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!

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, it’s been a while since I’ve read RS.


I haven’t read a really good romantic suspense in a while so thanks for this recommendation francesca

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Hope you give this series a shot 😉

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Thanks ladies. I hope you like this one as well!

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