Why I read it
I love this series!
What I rated it
What it’s about
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.
I feel like I am always saying this about reviews, but this review truly was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever written! How do you say goodbye to a well-loved series? Writing the review means it’s over and I finished the book, and for a few days, I wanted to live in the denial it was really done, so I had to put off writing my review until I could come to grips with the end.
That being said, this book was amazing! Five stars! This series is one of the very few romantic suspense and action series I can tolerate. I tend to have very high standards when it comes to books involving any type of military or para-military/ commando type of action. Very few authors can deliver an action story I can believe and follow while still making the hero and heroine’s love story believable, but Elle has delivered time and time again with this series. All of the Killer Instincts couples that I have read have had steamy romance scenes paired with believable action sequences and Midnight Target was one of my favorite storylines!
Cate and Ash have a tumultuous past that leads up to the opening timeline of the book, but I have missed a few books in this series, so I don’t know if this is new information or replaying old information. The fact that I could come back to a series, having missed a few books, and still not feel lost speaks high volumes for Elle. I could feel the push and pull of their relationship throughout the entire book.
There were other couples who were highlighted in this book, but without giving away spoilers, all I can tell you is that you will love the back and forth and extra bits highlighting other couples and characters you have seen throughout the series. I am also hesitant to say much else about this book, as I don’t want to spoil it, but you will laugh, cry, cringe and probably have some anxiety from the suspense!
Overall, this was a bittersweet but perfect sendoff to one of my favorites series, and I cannot wait to go back and read this series from start to finish!