Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts Series #6) by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts Series #6) by Elle KennedySeries: Killer Instincts #6
on June 2nd 2015
Pages: 368 pages
AmazonB&NNarrator: Allyson Ryan
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Former CIA agent Bailey Jones has spent months trying to forget her night of passion with mercenary Sean Reilly. An elite and methodical assassin, she has no room in her life for a reckless, rule-breaking Irishman, and she’s vowed to steer clear of the tempting bad boy who lured her into his bed under false pretenses.

When Sean is implicated in the robbery of a Dublin bank, Bailey knows something isn’t right. So what if she can’t trust him? There’s no way Sean would end up on the wrong side of the law. In fact, he’s stuck in the middle of a dark and dirty conspiracy that could put his twin brother’s life at risk with one wrong move. And Bailey’s life too when she agrees to help.

As the stakes are raised and Bailey finds herself torn between two brothers, the fine line between danger and desire is crossed…and it’ll take more than a killer instinct to survive.
three-half-stars

Bailey Jones and Sean Riley were introduced in the last book when the group was aiding Morgan in the rescue of his daughter Kate. Bailey was hostile to Sean because Sean impersonated his twin brother Oliver and slept with Bailey. So Bailey didn’t want anything to do with the man deceived her by pretending to be someone else. I will admit that I was slightly annoyed because I was expecting Sully and Liam or at least Derrick’s story. But I gave this story a fair shake. I enjoyed it less that Morgan and Noelle’s story but it remained consistent in plot, execution and romance.

In the beginning, the group finds out that Sean is back in Ireland robbing a bank with his old NRA crew and Bailey decided to go to Dublin and rescue Sean. Bailey had some issues with Sean, but she felt obligated to find out why Sean would resort to something as reprehensible as robbing a bank.
In addition to Bailey, Morgan sends Liam, Sullivan and eventually Isabella for back up to extract Sean.

Upon their arrival, Bailey learns that Sean’s twin Oliver was being held hostage and as leverage to get Sean doing whatever he was instructed. Soon Sean found himself caught in the middle of a decade old leadership feud.

I had a problem with Bailey. I found her to be a coward and a hypocrite. It was revealed very early on about the circumstances regarding that fake out the night Bailey slept with the man who was calling himself. It was clear that Sean carried a heavy amount of guilt and continually apologized but Bailey never passed up an opportunity to needle him about it. She had so many opportunities to acknowledge her own part in the fiasco but Bailey let Sean take full responsibility for it. I liked Sean. He was sweet, reliable, and patient. Bailey could have had a good man if she just could admit it to him.

I didn’t care for terrorist story that much, but it allowed the reader to get some background information on Sean and twin brother Oliver (5 mins apart). It also showed that Sean was a good man who cared about others but wasn’t used to people caring about him. Bailey was secretive and full of double standards. She was merciless to the man she would admit inside her head that she wanted. Sean was steadfast in his desire for her. Bailey admitted that Sean pursued her before she went out with Oliver. I just didn’t like her false righteous indignation act.

The writing was good, I just didn’t really care about the couple since they felt new to the gang. The writing remained consistent in this book and the pace was fast. There was a lot of action and there were sexy times too.
My favorite part of this story was learning that Noelle is now a Morgan and the Sully-Liam interludes. What a nice set up to their book. I am looking forward to Derrick’s book as it has been a few books in the making. Then hopefully the Aussie and Boston will get their time to shine.

*Special Thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook 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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