Thursday, October 30

Review: Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker

Title: Full Throttle
By: Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights, INC. #7
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She Needs a Hero...

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…

Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue...

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?

MY SWEET BLACK KNIGHTS!!!! I love this series. Miranda started this one before me. Yeah, I don't know why we are still friends. Regardless, she gave me one line of anticipation. She said, " This book is full of possibilities." I didn't truly understand this until midway through. With all of the various characters that matched up in the previous Knight books we were running out of options. That being said and truly incredible author that Julie Ann Walker is she gave us so much more in this story. Now we are almost overwhelmed with options for the next few books of the series. This particular story was a bit of a dual story line. I mean Carlos takes center stage, but Dan really has a story of his own building in quite extensive detail on the sideline. This is yet another action packed, and thrilling adventure. Very unique to the stories I have come to expect since Carols flying solo in the Jungle for much of this story. The lack of the Custom Harley's were also a noticed absence here. Regardless, the adventure does not suffer. This will prove just as amazing as the previous six books, and a new addition to BookWhisperer Recommended reads.  ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~


Dang! How does Julie Ann Walker write these books that just suck me in and make me a nervous wreck throughout the entire plot line?

The story behind Carlos and Abby was super adorable.  Carlos, being older than Abby, kept himself at bay so that he wouldn't be tempted.  Especially since his sister, Rosa, was mentoring her through college.  And then, it happens....the event that kinda rocked my world in this book even though it was in the first chapter.  Oh, wow!  And this event is what separates them, defines them, and eventually brings them back together. 

Now, let's fast-forward--Carlos is a part of the Black Knight, Inc. group and Abby is the President of the United State's daughter and a botanist.  You really shouldn't think that their lines should cross again but they do when Abby speaks at a conference and finds herself in danger.  This danger is the world that both Carlos and Abby live in this entire book.  It is packed with action and was something that just built on top of more action - which made this book pretty amazing.  Also, adding sexy Carlos to the mix made this book practically heaven.  It didn’t hurt that we also got to see a small relationship build between a new character Penni and Dan.

But this action packed book took me on a ride of my life.  I felt like I was tromping through the jungle with Carlos and Abby.  Too bad I don’t have my own Carolos to take a stroll through the jungle with.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Miranda~

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