New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues to thrill readers with her sexy Black Knights, Inc. romantic suspense series. Behind the facade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is a covert team comprised of the most elite ex-military specialists.
"Edgy, Alpha, and downright hot!" – USA Today Bestselling Author Catherine Mann
Steady Hands, Cool Head...
Carlos "Steady" Soto's nerves of steel have served him well at the covert government defense firm Black Knights Inc. But nothing has prepared him for the emotional roller coaster of guarding the woman he once loved and lost.
Will All He's Got Be Enough?
Abby Thomson is content to leave politics and international intrigue to her father—the President of the United States—until she's taken hostage half a world away, and she fears her father's policy of not negotiating with terrorists will be her death sentence. There's one glimmer of hope: the man whose heart she broke, but she can ever tell him why...
As they race through the jungle in a bid for safety, the heat simmering between Steady and Abby could be a second chance for them—if they make it out alive.
Praise for Hell for Leather:
"Deft characterization, red-hot chemistry, and a satisfying finish demonstrate Walker's mastery."—Publishers Weekly
Walker's heart-pounding seventh Black Knights Inc. contemporary (after Hell for Leather) is her best yet. Abby Thompson, daughter of the U.S. president, has long held herself responsible for the bombing that killed her mentor, Rosa Soto. She's also helplessly in love with Rosa's twin brother, Carlos. After his beloved sister is killed, Carlos ditches med school and signs up with the Army Rangers. Then he joins the black ops organization known as Black Knights Inc. Nicknamed "Steady," he can remove a bullet from a team member with ease but he can't keep from loving Abby. While Abby is at a horticultural conference in Kuala Lumpur, militant radicals kidnap her. She knows Carlos will rescue her if she can stay alive until he gets there. Deft plotting and characterization pull the reader through the story at breakneck speed while subtly setting up the next installment in the series. The always impressive Walker has outdone herself.
I loved this story, it was in motion from the first page and did
I loved this story, it was in motion from the first page and didn't stop going. The characters were sweet and loveable. I was sorry when the story ended and even more upset that we have to wait 7 months for the next book.
Nice political/military angle on the romance...
I'd been curious about Carlos "Steady" Soto for the past couple of BKI books. Abby Thompson was a new character, but we'd been introduced to her father, President Thompson. Carlos and Abby have a long history that stems from Abby's undergrad at Georgetown.
I enjoyed their history and the flashbacks. I really liked the alternating POV. I wasn't so into the chapters that focused on the terrorist or Dan & Penni (another BKI operative & one of Abby's Secret Service agents, respectively). The romantic scenes were great, the jungle experience well written. Abby's little euphemisms got old/annoying quickly, but Carlos really enjoyed them.
I'm glad they got their HEA, but a longer ending or epilogue would've been nice. The last chapter felt rushed.
I'd totally recommend this if you're reading the BKI series.
Please note that I received an ARC of Full Throttle for free and that this is my honest review.
Oh man, Full Throttle was such a good book! I really liked the characters and the suspense had me on the edge of my seat, as always. It's always so great when each book Julie Ann Walker writes is better than the last, which is a feat in itself because they are all so thrilling and exciting! Definitely one of my favorite book series.
The main couple in Full Throttle Carlos and Abbie, were fun to read about. I really liked their backstory and that they were such good friends. Some of my favorite parts were when they would tease each other by hitting the other on the arm with the whole "Stop" "No, you stop" debate. So cute. It was nice to see their friendship throughout the romance.
I also really liked the introduction of the other romance in Full Throttle Dan and Penni. We know Dan has been having such a hard time dealing with a recent loss and I just wanted to wrap him up in a hug when reading his earlier scenes. I think Penni will be so good for him and I hope to read more of their story in the coming books.
And Ozzie! My funny, sexy, sweet, genius Ozzie... I'm not even going to talk about what happened with him in this book because spoilers, but I will say I just about had a heart attack. Heaven help me when his book comes out because I just adore the bejeezus out of him. His scenes were so great, as always, and I can't wait to have his book in my greedy little hands. When will this be, Ms. Walker? :-)
The author did a great job of introducing the SEAL team, who I believe will be the main characters of her new upcoming series (tell me if I'm wrong). I'm very interested to read more about them and their escapades in the Keyes. Especially Romeo. I think he is my favorite out of the SEAL characters so far.
The was lots of humor, which I'm always glad to see, and I especially enjoyed the creative swearing from Abbie. She came up with the funniest phrases, and I found myself laughing along with Carlos. I hope we get to see and hear more of her in the coming books.
The continuing "big bad" that started with the first book is still there in Full Throttle, and I like how seamlessly the author tied in more information about that with the new book's storyline. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will all be resolved by the last book and I'm also looking forward to them finding the missing nuclear warheads. I wonder who's book will tie that up and what the storyline will be in finding the warheads.
I definitely recommend this series to everyone. I love romance books, which the Black Knights Inc., series definitely has, and I really like the suspense and continuing mystery. So if you like those themes, definitely check it out!