In MIDNIGHT ACTION we finally find out Jim Morgan and Noelle’s story. In the other books in this series they are constantly taunting each other, but you can also feel the chemistry flowing between them. We become acquainted with Jim and Noelle when they were young, naive and vulnerable, before they put up all the walls they have today. The reader is taken back in time and the story alternates from present day to eighteen years ago when Jim and Noelle first meet. Not all authors can make this type of story flow well, but Elle Kennedy does a wonderful job.
Jim is an ex Army Ranger who now runs a successful mercenary company. His group of mercenaries is the most successful and sought after team in the world. I admire Jim, he’s a rugged guy, but is also vulnerable and not afraid to show his feelings.
Noelle is a paid assassin and has a group of women working for her. Sometimes Jim and Noelle work on the same cases together, which isn’t easy because they’re both stubborn and don’t trust each other. Noelle is tough and acts like she doesn’t need anyone, but she has scars from her past that she’s never recovered from.
Elle Kennedy writes a well written, action packed story full suspense, with some humor thrown in, to relieve the tension. The characters are believable, interesting, and down to earth. We catch up with many of the characters from past books in this series and I love the camaraderie shared between the guys on the team. Midnight Action is another installment in the Killer Instincts series and each book is a stand-alone. I have read and enjoyed all the books in this series, but this is my new favorite.
Reviewed by Karen for Cocktails and Books