Author: Julie Ann Walker

WILD RIDE by Julie Ann Walker

WILD RIDE by Julie Ann WalkerWild Ride by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #9
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Sourcebooks


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.


DEVIL AND THE DEEP by Julie Ann Walker

DEVIL AND THE DEEP by Julie Ann WalkerDevil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Deep Six #2
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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He knew he had to forget her
But when the woman who stole his heart is kidnapped
This former SEAL will do whatever it takes to steal her back

Maddy Powers's life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events-but she can't forget the daring former SEAL who came crashing into her life a few months ago...or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret-one that forced him to push Maddy away. But when she's taken hostage during a trip to the Caribbean, the men of Deep Six Salvage embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy. Passion boils in the sultry sea breeze...but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don't survive the dawn?

Devil and the Deep is an excellent follow up to Julie Ann Walker’s first Deep Six novel, Hell or High Water.  I was very excited to learn that this novel would feature Maddy and Bran because I love them both from the first book.  Bran made me laugh so much in the beginning because of his denial regarding his feelings for Maddy.  These two were sizzling in Hell or High Water and things get even hotter in Devil and the Deep.  Poor Maddy lands in trouble once again but thank goodness Bran is there to be her knight in shining cargo shorts.


Walker mixes high-octane suspense with beautiful romance in Devil and the Deep.

TOO HARD TO HANDLE by Julie Ann Walker

TOO HARD TO HANDLE by Julie Ann WalkerToo Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul has a secret she needs to share with Black Knights Inc. operator Dan Currington.  If she wants to find him fast she is going to have to travel across the globe.  Dan “The Man” Currington has finally found his way out of the bottle following the horrific death of his wife and child. He’s back at work and on a mission to find a rogue CIA agent selling government secrets.


When Penni DePaul lands high in the Mountains of Peru she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous government operation.  She found “The Man” she was looking for, now together they must fight to survive in a deadly game of cat and mouse.


Too Hard to Handle is another entertaining read from Author Julie Ann Walker.  As an avid reader of the series I’ve been worried about Dan since book one when he lost his loved ones.  I really enjoyed the character of Penni and liked the thought of her being the woman for Dan.  They have excellent chemistry in the bedroom and in life or death situations.


As always I enjoyed Ms. Walker’s secondary characters.  Black Knights Inc. is a family organization and it feels like returning to family when a new book comes out. If you’re looking for action and romance you can always find it in Walker’s work.

HELL OR HIGH WATER by Julie Ann Walker

HELL OR HIGH WATER by Julie Ann WalkerHell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Deep Six #1
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Sourcebooks


Leo Anderson and his SEAL team have retired off the Florida keys and are on the hunt for sunken treasure.  The men of Deep Six Salvage are battle worn and ready for some R&R but before they even get started a sexy sphinx walks back into their lives.  Leo can hardly believe it when the sizzling Olivia walks onto his island asking for help.  After all their last mission didn’t go exactly as planned.


CIA Agent Olivia Mortier has lost a weapon of mass destruction at the bottom of the sea and needs an expert team to get it back ASAP.  She turns to the only man she trusts to get the job done right, but will he help her?  Olivia has a bad feeling about this recent assignment and is determined to get the weapons back before they land in the hands of terrorists.  However, she never counted on being back in close quarters with Leo and the feelings that would be reawakened.  Will they conquer their feelings and the terrorists or let the weapon fall into enemy hands?


I am a huge fan of sunken treasure romances.  I was surprised and excited to see my cousin mentioned in Ms. Walker’s book.  After all I grew up listening to the family stories of Mel and the Atocha.  I like the premise of the Deep Six novels.  I mean who doesn’t like to think about a sexy pack of ex-SEALs shirtless diving for treasure? 🙂


Hell or High Water is a great title for this novel because these characters definitely go through hell on the open seas.  Ms. Walker definitely knows how to pack an intense amount of action into her romances.  Leo and Olivia are scorching! These two have so much sexual chemistry it’s insane! It’s unfortunate they are lacking for privacy as they are off to save the world.  However, this causes for some hilarious moments as they keep getting caught making out!


My only complaint is I could have done with less page time for the bad guys and more of Leo and friends.  I really enjoyed getting to know the men of Deep Six Salvage and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!


Hell or High Water is a passionate, thrilling race against time!


HELL FOR LEATHER by Julie Ann Walker

HELL FOR LEATHER by Julie Ann WalkerHell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Sourcebooks

Reviewed by Miranda

Black Knights Inc. #6A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BEST SELLING NOVEL Black Knights Inc.-Behind the façade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle. Only a crisis could persuade Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar, let alone ask Black Knights Inc. operator Bryan

Delilah Fairchild is still reeling from the shootout at her bar that left one of her patrons dead.  The last thing she wants to do is ask Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. When her uncle goes missing, Delilah has little choice but to ask the Black Knights for help finding him.


Black Knight operator Bryan McMillan can’t figure out why the local barkeep Delilah Fairchild gets under his skin so badly.  When Delilah comes to him and his friends for help he is propelled into action. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that there is more to Delilah’s uncle than meets the eye. Will they escape danger and find love in the process?


Hell For Leather is full of edge-of-your-seat action and heart racing romance.  Julie Ann Walker out does herself in the sixth installment of the Black Knights Inc. series.  Mac and Delilah really turn up the heat making the pages sizzle.  The suspense in Hell For Leather is top-notch!  Some of the scenes are written so brilliantly they make you feel like you are taking part in the action.  I warn pet lovers there are some heart stopping scenes that had me tearing up!


I enjoyed the characters of Delilah and Mac. Delilah is such a firecracker! While she needs help she kicks a little butt herself! I so like it when the heroines are as fierce as the heroes. Mac is your typical hero but I delighted in his inner struggle with his feelings and his fondness for dressers. I also liked the introduction of new characters and I cannot wait to learn more about them in future Black Knights Inc. books.  Hell For Leather is a great summer read!  After all, this is the season of the blockbuster!

BORN WILD by Julie Ann Walker

Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker Series: Black Knights Inc. #5 Genres: Contemporary, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Sourcebooks Reviewed by Miranda The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Black Knights Inc. series is back with even more full-throttle romantic suspense Romantic Suspense: Wealthy heiress Eve Edens has been abandoned, used, or manipulated by almostContinue Reading

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