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Midnight Alias

(Killer Instincts #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,349 ratings  ·  199 reviews
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 a
Mass Market Paperback, 345 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Signet
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RATING: 3 Not As Good As the First One Hearts! :)

Midnight Alias, the second installment in Elle Kennedy’s thrilling Killer Instincts series, takes us on a new mission with another member of Jim Morgan’s mercenaries, and introduces us to a new villain for whom killing is child’s play and pandering a means to “level-up” in the mafia. While the suspense element creates an action-packed, entertaining storyline, this installment, sadly, is not on par with what was expected.

Admittedly, the conflict li
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Midnight Alias
continues the story of Jim Morgan’s mercenary crew and Noelle’s chameleon assassins teamed up again in another thrilling mission. We get Luke’s romance this time and who’d have thought the sexy, charming ladies man would fall so head over heels for a woman so quickly, but Olivia drew him in like a moth to a flame.

Olivia went to work as a dancer/stripper when her mother got sick with cancer and her work at a restaurant wasn’t paying the bills. Angelo, the club’s owner and
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of hot romantic suspense
Wow. I think I might have liked this latest edition to Elle Kennedy's Killer Instincts series even better than the first one. Which is saying a lot since I really enjoyed the first book (Midnight Rescue). But while Midnight Rescue had the task of laying the groundwork for the series (introducing the team of mercenaries who will be featured in each of the books), Midnight Alias wasn't hampered by that. The story took off right out of the gate and I felt like I already knew (and I remembered meeti ...more
I absolutely love it when women show what they are capable of. When the underestimated gender comes out swinging...the jawdrop is beautiful and almost worth it all. There are two of these women in Midnight Alias. One is the main character Olivia, not very strong at first glance but she's definitely a survivor, and the other Isabella is written into a continued secondary plot line that was carried over from the first book Midnight Rescue. I also really appreciated the nod at drug addiction and th ...more
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

Thoughts Before Reading:

Ummmm, Ummmm....Yummy! This studtastic cover hunk closely resembles Jed Hill. That certainly looks like his upper body/chest/arms/neck but the face and lips seem different. I think maybe it's the clouds behind distorting his face, but I can't tell for sure if it's him or not. Either way...YOWZA!

Thoughts After Reading:

Jed Hill sure made for a yummy mental picture while reading this book!

Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Exact rating: 2.75 stars

My reasoning is pretty simple: This just wasn't as good as Midnight Rescue. I know I probably shouldn't compare books, but I can't help it.

I think a big reason why I couldn't LOVE this book like I loved its predecessor was because Olivia Taylor (the pre-law "heroine" who strips to pay the medical bills of her cancer-ridden mother) annoyed me. So this review (like all my reviews) is entirely subjective - I'm sure that plenty of readers will not be annoyed by Olivia. First
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
I have a feeling this series is going to become a new romantic suspense fave!
Initial Thoughts: I am loving this series. Hot couples, alpha males, alpha females, lots of action, explosions, and steamy times.....Full review to come....
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two books in I am totally hooked on this series. In this the OP is to find a missing undercover DEA agent who is either dead, in too deep with the mob to get out or has turned. He last made contact while infiltrating a strip club which was a front for drug runners.
The team puts the strip club under surveillance and this is where the majority of the story takes place. I love getting to know some more of the team in this. Trevor is back, in a much better place since the last book ( where he was
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

How much can one heroine take?! Olivia is faced with trying to finish school, taking care of her mom who’s in remission from cancer for the third time, paying all their bills with no medical insurance and working. To make ends meet, she’s secretly working at a strip club that her friend hooked her up with and she hates it. The money’s good and she’s saving every penny she has so once she graduates in one semester she can flee the city with h
3.5 stars.
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 wo
Marta Cox
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Well the second instalment of the Killer Instincts series by Ms Kennedy sees the action moving to New York and a strip club no less! With the hunky Luke Dubois getting all kinds of hot and bothered as he watches Olivia Taylor do a bump and grind he will never forget. Luke and his fellow team members have a job to do though and finding the missing DEA agent is their first priority . So if getting close to the girlfriend of a Mob boss is the only way forward well it's a tough job but someone has t ...more
I so wanted this to be Trev and Isabel's book but they do put in an appearance. The hero is a former NAVY SEAL and from New Orleans and really smooth with the ladies. The new job their team (Jim Morgan), is to rescue a possibly exposed DEA agent and that involves keeping an eye on a strip club. The heroine is a stripper there but she is also a student who is trying to take care of her mother recovering from cancer. Her mothers's mounting bills forced her to take this job a year ago and then her ...more
Jane Stewart
2 stars.

The first 2/3 wasn’t doing anything for me. It was easy to put down. I kept waiting for it to get interesting, and it finally did during the last 25%. That part had good action, suspense, and events.

Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 5,426 (368 pages). Swearing language: strong including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 4. Setting: current day New York. Copyright: 2013. Genre: romantic suspense.
4.5 stars

Luke Dubios and his team are called in to find a missing DEA agent and their surveillance is focused on Diamond Mine, a strip club where Olivia Taylor is a dancer. Luke never imagined he'd be attracted to a stripper but from the first sighting of Olivia, he can't deny what he feels. And when word comes in that Olivia may be the key to finding the wayward agent, Luke grabs the opportunity to get close to her.

This isn't what Olivia had planned for her life. All she wanted was a life of st
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 2/22/18)

Kennedy is always a good pick when you're in the mood for an action packed adventure. Whew!

The Gist: Luke and his team have been contracted to find a missing DEA agent who broke contact while undercover. And Luke meets a stripper. A stripper with some secrets. #HeHadNoChance

Luke and Olivia were, well, they were my first TSTL couple. lol I liked them. I really did. They're good people, hard workin
The story of Luke, an operative on an undercover mission, and Olivia, a young woman working as a stripper to help pay her mother's medical bills.

The two meet when Luke's team is trying to gather information regarding a missing undercover DEA agent and their investigation leads to the club where Olivia works. (view spoiler)
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it

Midnight Alias was yet another successful book in the Killer Instinct series! While I can't say Luke made much of an impression on me in the first book, my opinion of him changed by the end of this one. He was one sexy hero who charmed my pants off. He was quite the smooth talking hero and together with his protective side, it didn't take me long to fall for him. His heroine, Olivia, on the other hand, was harder to warm up to for some reason. While I admired her for working her butt off to help
Sandy S
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 5, 2014

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? G
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you had that moment where you felt constantly on edge, thinking when is it gonna end but when you feel it is coming you don't want it to happen? If you love experiencing that feeling, this book is for you.

Story was very fast-paced and action-filled. It is well thought and well written. You will get bombarded with a lot of things but you would never NEVER lose the plot. The author has played all her characters so well that they intrigued me to no end and can't wait to read all their stories
Danielle Gypsy Soul
Midnight Alias is the 2nd book in Elle Kennedy's Killer Instincts book. Although it can be read as a stand alone the characters and some of the sub-plots are a carry over from book one so I recommend reading them in order.

This book centers around Olivia who is trying to finish school, take care of her sick mother and have a normal, stable life. Unfortunately, she managed to come to the attention of a mob boss who is also the owner of the strip bar she is working at to make enough money to suppor
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Midnight Alias is book two in the Killer Instincts series. It is another one of Jim Morgan's mission to take some corrupt, dangerous person down. So Luke, our hero and all the others from Jim's team are keeping a watch on the club and will take down the person they want to when the time is right. You meet Luke in the first book, and I immediately liked him, he is a cajun flirt and very easy going.

Olivia, our heroine, is working in that club as a stripper. She starts with this job when h
Teresa Mary Rose
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This series is crazy addictive. I just cannot get enough of these characters and the action. The whole world and dynamic is awesome and I cannot get enough.

Luke and Olivia are both great characters. I love Olivia because of how strong and resilient she is. She doesn’t give up easily and I really admire that. And Luke is just swoooooooon. I absolutely loved him. I loved his sense of humor and I especially loved how he always said what he was thinkin
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm fast becoming addicted to this series. LOVED this book, even more than the first!
Lisa Filipe
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another Five Star for me! I didn't think I was going to like Luke's story, and not because I don't like Luke, it's cause I was so eager to read Isabel and Trevor's story, but alas, I LOVED Luke and Olivia's story.

Again, I simply adore that Elle involves all the key characters whom we love from the previous book, and even more have been introduced to add to the fun...or tension that seems to linger among a few of these operatives.

The Killer Instincts series is a MUST read!!
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yes, I did it again started a series not at the beginning. I was at my local used bookstore, it was buy 2 get one free and I need one more book. Not lost without having read the first book. There was a lot of interaction between the MCs in the next book. Overall, not bad book. A seriously hot group of former military contractors and hot female assassins. I look forward to the rest of the series when I have time...
Nathi *Shut it and let me read*
Fantastic. I was dying for Trevor and Isabel story from book #1!
Deelylah Mullin
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
I think I've found another series to add to the auto-buy list! Elle Kennedy, with her Killer Instincts series succeeded in sucking me into the world of these mercenaries and assassins and giving me a braincation from life as I was immersed in the world of Luke and Olivia. Midnight Alias was a captivating read, full of action, adventure, and sexual tension to spare.

One of my favorite things about Ms. Kennedy's newest installment in her Killer Instincts series is the relationships. There's four pr
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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

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Killer Instincts (8 books)
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“Are you in the bath?" Luke demanded.
Heat suffused her face. "Yeah. Why?"
"So you're naked."
Olivia couldn't help but laugh. "That's what usually happens in a bathtub. Or do you keep your clothes on when you bathe?"
"No, I don't keep my clothes on." He sounded frazzled. "And I don't do baths. I shower. "Baths take too long."
"And you're the kind of guy who can't waste time, right? You need the action."
"Pretty much." There was a suggestive pause. "You don't like action?"
She grinned to herself. "You're incorrigible.”
“How's this for honesty?" Luke said abruptly. "I want you..."
"I don't have sex with men I've just met," she murmured.
He rested his hands on her hips, the warmth of his touch searing her flesh. "Would you consider making an exception?”
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