Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

She’s smart, seductive, and in way over her head.

He’s her only way out.
 



An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole, the ...
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Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts Series #2)

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Overview

She’s smart, seductive, and in way over her head.

He’s her only way out.
 



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.  
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kennedy’s second Killer Instincts romantic thriller (after Midnight Rescue) balances the gritty side of humanity with sizzling passion. Mercenary Luke Dubois is on a find and rescue mission involving tedious hours of stakeouts—at a strip club, last known location of an undercover DEA agent. Action-oriented Luke is bored until he’s told to focus on gorgeous dancer Livy Lovelace. Dancing allows Livy to pay for school and her mother’s expensive chemotherapy. Unfortunately, her slimy and sadistic boss, Vince Angelo, thinks she should be his mistress, willing or not. Livy knows Vince is willing to kill anyone who stymies him, so she spurs Luke’s offer of help until Vince murders one of her friends. Soon risk-taker Luke and ever-cautious Livy are exploring their fiery passion and wondering whether they can make it permanent. Intriguing good guys and brutal bad guys, gory violence, twisty intertwined plots, and sassy dialogue overcome the clichés to keep readers turning the pages right up to the cliffhanger ending. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews
The second installment in Kennedy's romantic suspense Killer Instinct series (Midnight Rescue, 2012, etc.) pairs lots of naughty words with corresponding body parts and a sloppy plot. Ex–Navy SEAL Luke Dubois and his teammates are pretty bored conducting surveillance on a New York mobster's strip club, but when Luke gets up close and personal with the gangster's stripper girlfriend, he perks right up. Olivia Taylor, a beautiful college student, started stripping at the Diamond Mine to help pay her mother's medical bills and their living expenses, but she's now Mafia henchman Vince Angelo's unwilling fiancee. Luke's team, a group of hard-bodied male mercenaries--not to be confused with their curvy female assassin counterparts--is returning a favor for a DEA official and attempting to discover the whereabouts of a DEA undercover agent who's infiltrated Angelo's club. Partnering with a female associate, Isabel, who's masquerading as a stripper, the team solicits Olivia's help; in exchange, Luke promises to help Olivia and her mother escape Angelo's clutches. As the squad unearths leads that might yield the agent's location, the members also learn details about a major drug deal brokered by Angelo, and Luke and Olivia uncover much more than mere information when they share some explicitly erotic moments. For readers who are willing to suspend disbelief and wade through some pretty risqué language, the book may prove gratifying regardless of the careless plot. But the questions the author neglects to answer might leave some feeling unfulfilled: Would the DEA really use private contractors to do its work? If Olivia decides to follow Luke's advice and chuck her plans to attend law school in order to pursue a teaching career, will she pass a background check? What about that man she killed? Why did Luke not recognize Isabel, one of his good friends, when all she did to disguise herself for her stripping gig was lengthen her hair? Would the CIA freely share its satellite and thermal images with mercenaries, and how safe is it to send them via email? It's just too much of a stretch, darlin'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101612590
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: Killer Instincts Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 25,087
  • File size: 971 KB

Meet the Author

RITA-nominated 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. She loves strong heroines, alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!  
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  • Posted September 19, 2014

    Books 2 in the killer instinct series.  I loved the story and th

    Books 2 in the killer instinct series.  I loved the story and the interaction between the characters.  I could picture D's face when Olivia hugged him. I liked that the mail female character was not part of Noel's girls.  As with all of the other books in this series I found it very hard to put down.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

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    The second in the Killer Instincts romantic suspense series is a

    The second in the Killer Instincts romantic suspense series is as good if not better than the first.  The men are hot and heroic.  The women are smart and sassy.  What more do you need?  Fans of Lori Fosters Edge of Honor series will enjoy this.
    A DEA agent has gone missing and Jim Morgans mercenary group has been hired to find him.  Ladies man Luke needs to get close to Olivia Taylor aka Livie Lovelace a stripper at the Diamond Mine the last place the DEA agent was seen.  The problem is the mobster that runs the joint has claimed Olivia as his and he doesn't share.  Getting close to her will be tough but Luke is up for the job.  What he doesn't expect is what he finds himself feeling for her when he does.  She is not what he expected.  Now all he has to do is find the DEA agent and get Olivia away from the mobster and convince her that he is the guy for her.  He might have more luck knife fighting with Abby.

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  • Posted March 3, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    “Elle Kennedy penned another action packed and heart pounding romantic suspense story!” ~Under the Covers

    I’m going to be totally honest here. I was kind of upset that this book wasn’t about Jim and Noelle. Yeah, I know, they probably will be saved for last but I WANTED THEM NOW!!! OK that being said, I started reading MIDNIGHT ALIAS with an open mind and no expectations, since Luke hadn’t been a big presence in the previous book.

    Elle Kennedy penned another action packed and heart pounding romantic suspense story! I’m not sure what it is about strip club suspense themes, like Stripped by Tori St. Claire, Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton or even Delicious by Shayla Black. When done correctly, they end up being very appealing to me. And Elle Kennedy wove the perfect storyline to that old theme.

    Olivia Taylor has been stripping to get extra cash and help her mom with her cancer bills and go to college. One night a customer attacks her in the parking lot and she ends up killing him in self defense. Club owner and drug scum, Vince, decides to cover it up and get rid of the body. Ensuring that now Olivia owes him and would finally be his.

    Meanwhile, Luke Dubois, sexy cajun and ex Navy, along with Jim’s team are looking for a missing DEA agent that had gone undercover at the same club and could use Olivia’s help to find where he is.

    This book had a bit of everything, drugs, deaths, corrupt agents and a whole lot of sexy! Olivia and Luke definitely had sparks and chemistry from the very beginning. I think the author did a great job at spacing out how they got together and the fact that Olivia didn’t just jump into bed with him. But he did put the moves on early on. Yeah, Luke is sexy.

    We also get a side story that started brewing in the first book as well. Trevor and Isabelle. They make some great progress and a few steps back in this book and I’m very excited that their story is next!

    *ARC provided by publisher

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Good read.

    Good second story for the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Not as good as #1

    ## Good read. Elle Kennedy is one of my favorite authors. That being said, I did not like this book quite as well as the first book of the series. The writing was top notch as usual, but for some reason I couldn't feel a connection between the hero and heroine. And I definitely didn't like that the hero was a smoker. Nothing sexy about that. So, although I did enjoy reading this story, I'm hoping Izzy's and Trevor have more chemistry in the next book and that he doesn't bring up the dead fiance every five minutes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Another fabulous book by Elle Kennedy! Not too predictable, it k

    Another fabulous book by Elle Kennedy! Not too predictable, it kept me in suspense for a good portion of the book.

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