I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #9
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Julie Ann Walker finally gives fans the book they have been waiting impatiently for featuring beloved hero Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes. Wild Ride is well, a Wild Ride from start to finish. Ozzie has always been the sarcastic, funny guy with a heart of gold. He has appealed to me and many others since the beginning of the Black Knight’s Inc. series. Wild Ride is book nine so it’s been a bit of a wait and well worth it. Reporter Samantha Tate is the perfect woman to wrangle Ozzie and steal his heart. I love books where the hero and heroine have chemistry in the bedroom and these two do but what I like more is their humorous yet serious banter.
Ozzie and Samantha are both dedicated to their jobs and unfortunately that puts them at odds since Ozzie is supposed to keep Samantha from discovering the real work Black Knight’s Inc. does. Thankfully, life sometimes forces people to confront their feelings and evaluate what is important in life.
Samantha is hysterically funny at the beginning when she…I don’t want to give anything away so I will just say she is electrifyingly determined to save her own butt. Ms. Walker knows how to throw her characters into a serious situation and make it funny without losing the intensity in Wild Ride.
The suspense plot in Wild Ride is great but the exploration of Ozzie and Samantha’s interpersonal relationship steals the show. Wild Ride has the right stuff! Wild Ride is a hold on to the seat of your pants and your heart read! Walker can always be counted on to keep you entertained throughout her books and keep you coming back for more. Nine books down in the Black Knight’s Inc. series and I for one am looking forward to more.