Friday, September 13, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - HELL ON WHEELS by JULIE ANN WALKER - BLACK KNIGHTS INC. # 1 - SOURCEBOOKS - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE

By: Julie Anne Walker
Published By: Sourcebooks
Released : Available Now
Details: Borrowed as digital from local library, 349 Pages

RATING : 3.25 BLACK KNIGHT STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads
Black Knights Inc.--Behind the facade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

Hold On Tight...

Ex-Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool--and his distance--which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister...and totally off limits.

Rough Road Ahead

Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley--or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible--but her heart is another story altogether.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I love the covers of this series. I do love Special Ops lads and all the danger from my safe arm chair.

This was a good start to this series. I did find some of the dialogue a tad cheesy, but that is ok. Writers have different styles and Julie was consistent throughout this book.

J.R. Ward knows how to pull off that guy talk that her warrior lads do. If you know BDB aka Black Dagger Brotherhood, you know what I am talking about. It felt like Julie was trying to emulate that in this book and it didn’t quite work for me, personally.

I need to read more in this series to see how all that pans out.

Nate and Alisa, what can I say. I love the sound of Nate and I really felt overwhelmingly bad for him at one stage, but I did kinda giggle at them. Alisa was a bit too cheesy for me at times. I did laugh at her ‘erp’ moments.

I had to laugh, a bullet wound has got to hurt, but a nookie with a bullet wound. Come on Alisa, you weren’t really thinking about the poor guy and his pain. LOL!

“Are you in a lot of pain?” she asked as she eyed the gauze bandages, checking to see if he was bleeding through. He wasn’t thank goodness.

“A bit,” he shrugged his good shoulder. “But it’s really just a flesh wound.”

“’A flesh wound? You’re bloody arm’s off’” Okay, so her British accent could use some work...

...”So...” she made a helpless little gesture with her hands, “why? Why can’t we give in and scratch the itch?”



Frank and Becky sound a more convincing couple for me. She has a backbone and brains. They just have to make it to the ‘couple’ stage. That should be fun to read in # 2, In Rides Trouble. I am sure she will have some Dum Dum’s for Frank to suck on. 

Ozzie. I LOVE Ozzie. He is funny and intelligent and mischievous and he likes to sing. I am a very , very bad singer, but I like to sing too.

Dan and Patti, although we don’t get a lot about their characters, Julie hits us hard.

The amount of story lines going on made for a bit of a distraction from the main characters. I know we were getting introduced to everyone, but I thought we got too much away from Alisa’s story and Grigg. It could have been tighter without everything else going on.

I did laugh at Alisa’s comment in chapter 13.

Turning just in time to see a black shadow stumble backward into her parents’ side yard --Hey , that looks a lot like my mugger!

Dagan is on the scene and finds the body of the ‘mugger’ and has to lift the ski mask. So how did Alisa come to that deduction? Do all guys in ski masks look like her mugger?

He used his penlight to lift Stinky’s ski mask and ...

Corrupt politician, CIA, Black Knights and a damsel in need, throw in some tough moments that made for a quick read. I love the whole concept with the biker shop cover. I have read that before, but I do like the sound of these guys and I want to see where Julie takes me.

Kudos for a good start to this series.



Michelle

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