Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts #2) by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts  #2)  by  Elle KennedySeries: Killer Instincts #2
on 2013
Pages: 356
AmazonNarrator: Allyson Ryan
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An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole, the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native thinks he's found his way inside the dark underbelly of Manhattan: Olivia Taylor, the girlfriend of a mob boss and the sexiest woman he's ever laid eyes on. His new mission objective? Get past Olivia's defenses and convince her to take a chance - on him. All Olivia wanted was to finish law school and live a normal life, but that dream was shattered when one dangerous night put her deeply in a mobster's debt. Now Luke and his team will help her escape - in exchange for intel on the missing agent. But Olivia doesn't anticipate her intense attraction to the reckless Louisiana charmer or that she'll be forced to risk everything - including her heart. Praise for Midnight Rescue'Hard-core romantic suspense loaded with sensuality.' USA Today

I enjoyed Luke Dubois and Olivia Taylor more than the couple in book 1. I was also excited to see Isabella and Trevor featured in this story.

Jim Morgan’s team was contracted to extract a DEA agent (Carter Dane) that has not checked in for over two weeks. The feds suspect that his cover was blown but they need the extraction team to get him out if he is still alive.
Luke Dubois, Trevor, Derek and Sullivan go to The Diamond Mine strip club, the last known place where the DEA agent was working, to see what club owner Vince Angelo and his mob boss Ric De Luca knows.

Olivia Taylor is a stripper at The Diamond Mine and the girlfriend of Vince Angelo. Luke decided she will be his way into the organization to find out what’s going on. As he gets to know Olivia, he finds out that Olivia is actually a hostage to Vic, and that she is just a college student trying to pay for her education and take care of mother, a cancer survivor.

When Olivia gets conformation of a murder by Vince by the order of the mob boss, Luke decides he has to protect her. It doesn’t hurt that he is so attracted to her and the mission is getting personal for him. Will his feelings get int eh way of their mission?

I was excited to see Noelle’s Chameleons back in action with Jim Morgan’s team. The female agents are just as resourceful as the men so I appreciate the lack of simpering females. There is a good balance of romance, suspense, action and mystery. In addition, I am enjoying this good story as it features the Italian mob, so this one came at a right time. The narrator had an even tone and she kept the story interesting. The characters in this story are developed well, so it’s easy to feel connected to the series. I am reading for Trevor and Isabelle to address the unfinished business form book 1.

* Special thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook, which was given in exchange for an honest review

About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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