Thrill Ride: Julie Ann Walker

Thrill Ride
Black Knights Inc. Book 4
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He's Gone Rogue

Ex-Navy SEAL Rock Babineaux’s job is to get information, and he’s one of the best in the business. Until something goes horribly wrong and he’s being hunted by his own government. Even his best friends at the covert special-ops organization Black Knights Inc. aren’t sure they can trust him. He thinks he can outrun them all, but his former partner—a curvy bombshell who knows just how to drive him wild—refuses to cut him loose.

She Won't Back Down

Vanessa Cordova hasn’t been the team’s communication specialist
very long, but she knows how to read people—no way is Rock guilty of murder. And she’ll go to hell and back to help him prove it. Sure, the sexy Cajun has his secrets, but there’s no one in the world she’d rather have by her side in a tight spot. Which is good, because they’re about to get very tight…

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"They say he's gone rogue."
No. He wouldn't do this. Not Rock.

Rock Babineaux is in big trouble. He is labeled a traitor, alone, on the run, and thinks he has lost the support of  his friends at Black Knights Inc. But lucky for him, his brothers at BKI and Vanessa their Communications Specialist are not going to give up on him that easily.

Vanessa finds him in the jungle but now they are both on the run from some serious bad guys with orders to kill. And along the way they are fighting their own attraction and feelings that have been brewing for awhile. But Rock is not ready to love anyone. He has been hurt in the past and has closed his emotions down. Vanessa would like nothing more than to save him and make him see how good they could be together.  

Because, yes, it was true she had a little thing for Rock. How could she not? He was just so...so...natural, she guessed was the word. None of that bullshit alpha-male mega-ego that so many operators suffered from. Just an unshakable and abiding sens of duty, and a refreshing unpretentiousness that'd attracted her to him from the very beginning. Plus, there was that smooth-as-silk voice...But he's made it abundantly clear after she'd sent him all the right signals that he didn't have room in his for a girlfriend--much less anything more permanent. 

Mon dieu, he liked her. Considered her damn near perfect, in fact. Because along with being tough and beautiful and lusty, she was also spunky as hell. The combination was Kryptonite to his Superman.

Vanessa is feisty, funny, smart, and loyal. She's tough, but also has fears that affect her. Rock is a highly trained, sexy, Cajun, tough guy with an attitude. But he also has a vulnerable, caring side and would sacrifice himself for his friends. I am a sucker for an alpha male that can shed a tear...sigh...and the sexy accent just oozes out of the pages of the book. 

They all want to help him, but Rock does not want to put his friends at risk. He fights it tooth and nail. But this is such a tight knit group that eventually they will not leave a man behind and they all end up in it together.  And it is a race for the answers, to keep each other safe against the big guns, clear Rock's name, and bring the real criminals to justice. The story has mystery, danger, intrigue, political agendas, shoot outs, and of course romance. The camraderie of the team, the sense of humor, and the action provide a great back drop for the romantic storyline. 

There is serious sexual tension and chemistry between Rock and Vanessa. They both struggled with their attraction, fear, and feelings. But they are really good together even if Rock has a hard time admitting it. 

"You're afraid that if you give yourself to me, if you let me give myself to you, then that brick wall you've built up around some of your....softer emotions will come crashing down."

Mon Dieu, he wan't stupid enough to think she was the only one the brink. He could love her in a heartbeat if he let himself."

And Billy and Eve are also circling around each other and share a damaging past and present connection and attraction. They will be the subject of the next book Born Wild.

I loved spending time with the other Black Knights especially Becky and Frank(my fave couple) and super flirt Ozzie(can't wait for him to get his own book). It was exciting, fun, hot, and sexy with action and romance. 

Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks  for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. 
Julie Ann Walker Website/Facebook/Twitter

Julie Ann Walker is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can usually find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission 

Julie Ann Walker has a giveaway for copies of Born Wild on her website. Enter until April 26.


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