Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review of Julie Ann Walker's Thrill Ride

Book 4 in the Black Knights Inc. Series

Blurb: 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…

Review: And once again, Netgalley has proven just how awesome they are. So, from that statement, you can take it to mean I received this book through Netgalley. :)

I had to test this one out because I've seen this author around for a while and have yet to find time to try out one of her books. The blurbs all sound promising, and I mean come on, what's hotter than ex-military men riding bikes involved in covert operations. Yeah, see? That's what I thought.

I have to say what really pulled into this book was the fast paced writing and the humor. There were several times I laughed out loud at some of the characters' dialogue or internal thoughts. Of course, that's just a personal preference that I enjoy a good bit of humor with my romances. But, I also appreciated, with it being a "special ops" romance, that the plot was continually moving. So no lulls in this one for me. 
All of the characters were fairly interesting, and I definitely liked the males throughout the story. With that being said, the one thing that I didn't really care for in Thrill Ride was the heroine. There was just something about her.. Hmm, I suppose I think she was a bit weak to be working with these hard ass men. Then she was a bit prone to tears (and I mean sobbing) a bit too often for me. It was the only thing that seemed a bit out of place to me since I was given the impression she wasn't a 'crier' earlier in the story. 

Don't get me wrong, she had some funny thoughts and dialogue. Plus, she was on the hero's side from page one. I wavered between liking/disliking her the entire story. But, the hero.. yep, he was pretty awesome in my opinion. One of those good and honorable sorts of heroes that you want to read about. 

So, all in all, I enjoyed the book and look forward to going back and reading the rest of the series, starting with book one, Hell on Wheels. 

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  1. Looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the intriguing review. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Sheri-poo! :D

  3. I don't remember seeing this series.

    I hate woman who cry in books. Oh, some tears aren't bad, but frequent tears get on my nerves. Love special ops, though. :)

    Love the interview!