Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Marie Rice
Morton “Jacko” Jackman isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he’s been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare scares the crap out of him.
Gorgeous, talented and refined, she’s the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he’s loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now.
Lauren had finally found a home in Portland, far from her real identity, far from the memories of her mother’s death, and outside the reaches of the drugged-out psycho who’s already tried to kill her twice. One tiny misstep—a single photograph—has shattered it all. She has no choice but to run again, but this time she’ll give herself a proper farewell: one night with Jacko.
Their highly charged emotional encounter changes everything. In Jacko’s arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure. Anyone wishing her harm will have to pass through him, and Jacko is a hard man to kill.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Okay, I thought Douglas from Midnight Angel would always be my favorite hero in the Midnight series, but Jacko has usurped his position.
There are many similarities in their personalities, but I still like Jacko better. It could just be that I’ve read his book most recently. Of course, I can’t even count how many times I’ve read Midnight Angel, so that tells you how much I love that book.
This one is even better.
Midnight Vengeance brings back all of the couples from the previous books. They mostly have walk on parts, but it is still nice to see them again. You don’t HAVE to have read the previous books to enjoy this one, but I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to read them.
It has a combination solid ending and cliffhanger which is hard to imagine. Lauren’s and Jacko’s story comes to a satisfactory conclusion, but we are introduced to the next book’s couple in the final page.
Midnight Promises is due out on January 19th, 2015. I think I will plan a reread of the series over the Christmas holidays. That will be a wonderful present to myself.