Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker

Title:  In Rides Trouble
Series:  Black Knights Inc #2
Author:  Julie Ann Walker
Publication Date:  September 4/12 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  3232pgs
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  own
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Rebel with a Cause

Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

My Review:

Walker is the master of combining intense danger, realistic suspense, and chemistry that’s off the charts. This novel was racy, racing, and all out unforgettable. I love how the danger comes to life just as thoroughly as the downtime. Each moment in the novel is unique, weaving together to create an unforgettable whole.

Walker creates likeable characters who are both larger than life and the guy who lives down the street. Becky is one of those paradoxical heroines that you can’t help but love. Her desire to fit in, prove herself, and be there clashes with her femininity and desire for the alpha of all alpha men. I loved getting to know her through all of the trouble that she stumbles into. Frank’s desire to do the right thing, keep his promise and follow his heart lead to some moments that make him endearing, while also making you question the thought processes of all men. It was simultaneously sweet and comical. It also added an extra layer to Frank’s tough operator, alpha male persona. I loved getting to know him on such a deeper level here. And the secret mystery woman was an unexpected addition to the tale.

Once again Walker has created a romantic suspense that stands miles above the pack. I was captivated from beginning to end. This was definitely one of those novels that I never wanted to end.

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