Series: Killer Instincts #8
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: After the Dark, Before the Dawn, Into the Night, Midnight Rescue
Also by this author: The Score, Us, Addicted, The Goal, Midnight Rescue, The Chase, The Risk
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Score and Midnight Revenge...
Four years ago, Cate’s entire life changed when she discovered she was the daughter of a supersoldier. But Jim Morgan’s overprotectiveness has pushed her away. These days, she’s working as a freelance photographer and living the dangerous life Jim never wanted for her.
When Cate snaps a photo linking a corrupt South American politician with the leader of a notorious drug cartel, her mercenary father leads a team to rescue her—only to get shot and critically wounded in the process.
As Morgan’s operatives rally together on a revenge mission, they’re faced with new alliances and old heartaches. Cate is forced to work with David “Ash” Ashton, the man who broke her heart two years ago, while Liam Macgregor and Sullivan Port resurface after years apart to finally try to deal with everything they’d left unsaid.
Soon it’s all-out war between the cartel and the mercenaries—with two couples caught in the middle of the blood feud. Love and redemption are within their reach...but first they have to make it home alive.
Midnight Target is the final book in the Killer instincts series; I haven’t read all the ones before it, but you really can read it as a stand alone. However, once you do, you will want to read the rest of the series!
Midnight Target is a bit of a dual, second chance love story! Cate had a teenage crush on Ash when she met him at 17. Ash knew he could never be with Cate because he respected her father too much. So, he broke her heart. Now, Cate is a 21 year old photojournalist and is in grave danger in an unstable country. She calls her father for help and his team comes to save her. Yep, Ash is there too and he realizes that his feelings for Cate haven’t cooled at all.
Liam has been in his hometown of Boston for a few years. He is dating a nice Catholic girl and pretending that he isn’t still in love with his best friend Sully. Sully took off years ago after finding out about Liam’s feelings. However, he misses his best friend. When they get a call that Jim is in trouble, they put aside their differences and fly to be with their team.
There is a LOT going on in this story. You have the danger of a politically unstable country, drug cartels fighting for control, and people in abject poverty because of it all. Then, you have the tension between Cate and Ash. Their chemistry is combustable and full of moments of caring followed by outbursts of anger. Then, you have the story of Liam and Sully. Reading their struggle with their feelings was heart breaking. I wanted to hug them both. So, with all that going on, this book reads quick! There isn’t ever a time to put it down.
If you like a fast paced romance with elements that touch on real life issues in today’s world, Midnight Target is the book for you. If you like second chance romance, you will fall hard for Cate and Ash. And if you like romance that triumphs over all the odds, Liam and Sully will steal your heat!
Thought on the cover: Every time I glance at the cover, I think he is hold a fire extinguisher! Its the way that red spot is right below his hands that throws me off! Does anyone else see it?!?
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance, mortal peril
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: Stand alone within an interconnected series
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- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler