Sunday, May 7

Review: Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Title: Wild Ride
By: Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #9
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Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes

Former Navy SEAL

Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.

In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.

Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst—person to share his secrets with...

Ask me how much I love the men of BKI?  Just ask...


Seriously, there hasn't been a dud in the bunch.  Walker writes each man with complete ease, giving him his own set of secret intelligent skills and alpha personality.  They all have a heart of gold but only one has a shed load of awesome t-shirts...enter Ozzie.

Ozzie has been one of my favorites for a long time.  His witty comments, his amazing collection of t-shirts, and his ability to hack into anything and everything (this includes Sam's pants), made me fall for his loving character right off the bat. Especially after the tragic event a few books back with the bombing. And Sam, well she is just a spitfire trying to uncover the truth about BKI. I loved that Walker brought Ozzie and Sam together first as just acquaintances, catching up every once and a while, and secretly lusting after each other.  Then she throws them together when Sam's career brings her into the line of danger.  Ozzie isn't the kind of man who would let anyone mess with a woman, let alone a woman who he has his eye on so his goal is to keep Sam close until she is completely safe from the men after her.

Ozzie and Sam are an adorable couple and Walker has thrown them into a roller coaster of bullets, kidnappings, and mayhem; all while they try to work out their feelings for each other.

I would like to take a moment and state that there were two other characters that stood out in this book: Christian and Emily.  Yes, yes, yes, I definitely need more of! I have a feeling their story will be a saucy one. 

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