Review: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker

A picture summary of Rev It Up, by Julie Ann Walker:

If pictures aren’t your style, check out my RT review of the third Black Knights Inc. story, which features:

  1. A sexy surfer — who isn’t a fan of those? (Answer: no one!)
  2. Sleek, chrome motorcycles — this is what the Black Knights are known for, after all.
  3. The gritty streets of Chicago — descriptions of the city leap off the page.

Of course there’s more to this action-packed story than that, but tell me you’re not hooked after getting a peek at that surfer’s bod board! Also, if you’re new to the series, here’s book one and two if you’re the type who prefers to start from the beginning (like I am).


Review: In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker

Women love a man with scars. With scars come stories, and women are suckers for a good scar story. Ladies, am I right? In this sequel to Julie Ann Walker’s Hell on Wheels, not only does our hero, Frank, have the most rugged of scars, but also he’s grouchy with a capital “G”. Since grouchy heroes are often the most redeeming, this makes Frank what I like to call a supreme alpha hero. However, his ‘tude doesn’t stop our heroine, Becky, from using all her tricks and wiles to go after him. In this case, her tricks happen to be in the form of lollipops and accidental kidnapping, which seems a bit unorthodox when read out of context, but trust me, it all makes sense when you read the book.

So you’ve got a scarred hero, a lollipop-loving heroine, and a whole team of Black Knights ready to kick ass and take names. Sounds like a good time to me… So what are you waiting for? Click! Buy! Read!


Black Knight in Shining Armor

Sometimes, when I’m in between books, I find myself at a crossroad over which of my TBRs I want to dive into first. Usually the problem stems from not being able to decide which hero trope I want to indulge in first. Sexy cowboy? Sensitive doctor? Bad boy-turned do-gooder? Grumpy recluse with a heart of gold? You may as well ask a kid in a candy store to only pick one piece of candy. Impossible!

This time around, I struck gold with a hero twofer in debut author Julie Ann Walker’s Hell on Wheels. Not only is our hero a leather-clad biker (with a kick-ass set of wheels), but he’s also part of a secret elite team of Special Ops. In addition to dodging bullets and zooming down the highway, Nate’s holding on to a secret that could make or break his relationship with heroine Ali.

Hell on Wheels is the first book in Walker’s Black Knights Inc. series and comes out later this week. You can find my review on RT’s website or in the August issue.