Title: Thrill Ride (Black Knights, Book Three)
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Expected Release Date: April 2, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
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...
I am a huge fan of Walker's Black Knights Series. Each book in her series has gotten better, more addictive than the last, and I cannot wait to read the next one. There is a build-up between Eve and Bill that happens in Thrill Ride, and then there's Ozzie--who just is D.I.V.I.N.E. Walker knows how to write a sizzling hero that makes you weak in the knees.
Rock Babineaux had me at hello. He is sexy, dark, quiet, and lethal. When he is not working missions with his fellow Black Knights, he disappears, no one knowing where the Cajun has taken off to or what he is doing.
Vanessa Cordova has it bad for Rock. And when they had to work together recently on a mission, sparks flew between the two, creating a sizzling sexual chemistry filled with tension. But Rock stopped things before clothes fell off faster than you can say, " NOLA Boy".
Rock sees a picket-fenced, happily-ever-after in Vanessa's eyes. Something that he cannot give her. And he keeps his distance.
Now the government wants Rock dead. He has gone rogue, killing innocents and is in hiding. The Black Knights are being watched while they try to uncover who has set Rock up and why while trying to locate him before it's too late.
Vanessa refuses to believe what is being said about Rock. She knows he is innocent. Even when the facts seems to point to his guilt.
The BKI's investigative skills take them to Costa Rica, where Vanessa finds Rock hiding in the jungle. What follows is a cat and mouse game with Rock and Vanessa running for their lives.
Walker writes a fast-paced plot with action, twists, and emotions that pull at the reader as they fall into the pages of her fictional world.
Here are some favorite moments:
"Because while I have no doubt I could give you the thrill ride of your life, I can guarantee that's all it'll be. You see, ma belle, no matter what, you can't let yourself fall in love with me."
Well, goody. We're both just hunky-dory after last night's little Come-to-Jesus chat.
"Good God! You two have got to quit that. You're making my boy parts get bigger!"