Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quick Fire Reviews: Midnight Revenge & Dare To Run

Midnight Revenge (Killer Instincts #7)  
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication: February 2, 2016
By: Signet
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From the USA Today bestselling author of Midnight Captive, the latest Killer Instincts novel is “off-the-charts-hot”* romantic suspense that takes readers into the heart of an enigmatic mercenary...

Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan's black ops organization, Derek “D” Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D’s been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.

When D lands in Mexico, he’s ready to risk everything to save his friend. To complicate matters, Sofia Amaro, a feisty doctor whom D had a one-night stand with months ago, has tracked him down. And in an instant she’s unintentionally caught up in his life-threatening rescue mission.

Now D must extract not one but two people from the most violent world he's ever encountered. And one of them is carrying his child...

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Gritty and intense, with a double shot of steam and a side of kick-you-in-the-feels. (This is part of a series, however, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.)

D is not the warm and snuggly type, but if he's on your side, he's there for life. I enjoyed watching his relationship with Sophia unfold and how she was able to bring out the softer side of him. I really like the redemption aspect each of these stories offers. It isn't always easy or pretty, but it's there for the taking.

His past choices, the mistakes he'd made... He didn't dwell on them, because regret was a waste of time. When he made a decision, he was fully prepared for the consequences.

Dare to Run (The Sons of Steel Row #1)
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Publication: February 2, 2016
By: Signet
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Out of Line Novels takes readers to Boston, where one gang of criminals knows how being bad can be so good...

She knows what he’s like on Boston’s mean streets. Now she’s going to find out if he’s got some heart.

Lucas Donahue is not ashamed of his criminal past, but after a brief stint in prison, he’s ready to go legit and live a normal life. The problem is, no one leaves the gang without permission—even if he is one of the boss’s top men. Plus someone’s placed a hit on him. And then there’s that feisty little bartender who’s going to cause him even more trouble.

Heidi Greene knows to keep her distance from a ladies’ man like Lucas—even if she can’t keep her eyes off him. When he rescues her from an attack in the alley outside her bar, she’s forced to stay by his side for safety. But the longer she spends time with him, the greater her chances are for getting hurt in more ways than one.

 *A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

What do you get when you take an anti-hero who is as dangerous as he is delicious, toss in a tough-as-nails heroine, some seriously bad dudes, and a major plot twist? A manicure. That's what you get because you've chewed all your nails off wondering how in the CUPCAKE this could possible end well?! 

So thanks for that, Jen McLaughlin. 

But seriously. You also get a great start to a new series. Dare To Run is how you do a Boston Mafia-esque story! Read it.


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