Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues to thrill readers with her sexy Black Knights, Inc. romantic suspense series. Behind the facade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is a covert team comprised of the most elite ex-military specialists. 
"Edgy, Alpha, and downright hot!" – USA Today Bestselling Author Catherine Mann
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 Thoughts:
Pretty good book.  Ever since his sister was killed in a bombing, Carlos Soto aka Steady, has been moving on and saving lives.  Abby's father is the president of the US and she was there when Carlos' sister was murdered in the bombing.  Now, he is back in her life after 8 years but in an official capacity.  A threat has been made against a daughter of the president and he called in his special unit for protection in addition to the secret service.  Now she needs the special unit to live up to her father's expectations and save her.  She knows one of the team that will stop at nothing to get her back after she is kidnapped.
I really liked how the author linked the past and present in this book.  Both Carlos and Abby were attracted to each other in the past but she was 'too much younger', not to mention the daughter of the future president.  When she is kidnapped, she KNOWS he is coming for her.  Carlos would do anything for her, even give up his life.  He loves the men he works with like brothers and treats them accordingly.  I also liked the secondary story line that went on through the book but did tie in with the main one.
It was a 3/5 for me.  I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, especially given what happened between the two of them.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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