Series: Black Knights Inc.

Audio: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

Posted February 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

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.

Audio:  Born Wild by Julie Ann WalkerBorn Wild by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #5
Narrator: Abby Craden
Published by Tantor Audio on January 25, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours, 16 minutes
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars
one-half-flames

Tick . . . Tick . . . "Wild" Bill Reichert knows a thing or two about explosives. The ex-Navy SEAL can practically rig a bomb blindfolded. But there's no way to diffuse the inevitable fireworks the day Eve Edens walks back into his life, asking for help . . . Boom! Eve doesn't know what to do when the Chicago police won't believe someone is out to hurt her. The only place to turn is Black Knights Inc-after all, no one is better at protection than the covert special-ops team. Yet there's also no one better at getting her all turned on than Billy Reichert. She has a feeling this is one blast from the past that could backfire big time .

    

I’m enjoying the audios in the Black Knights Inc series.  Abby Craden is an easy listen. I do feel as though the character’s voices are running together but this is because there are certain expressions, slang, the author uses for multiple characters. Now those who are together, the guys, it makes some sense.  But the women don’t all know each other before they “join” the group or even after, so it bugs me when they use it..

Eve is Becky’s best friend and was involved with her brother, Bill, when she was young. She certainly has not had things too easy in an emotional sense, but she is learning and has come into her own. She wants to see if she can start fresh with Billy. He doesn’t trust her because of the past.

Born Wild has action, a mystery of sorts and a romance. This relationship has a past, as does Rev It Up, so the couple has previous issues to resolve, but then tends to get together more quickly. The mystery in these books is either who is out to kill them or where the killers are.

I find it odd so many instances in one related group where people are trying to kill them for personal reasons, rather than related to their work.   In fact, we don’t get much on the covert ops side, at all. And for guys with skills, they sure run around unarmed or unprepared when they should be on alert!

So while I don’t find the Black Knights extremely realistic, it is still fun.  I’m always excited about the next potential couple and to see the characters I already know and love.

 

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About Julie Ann Walker

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her latest release was named a Top Ten Romance of 2014 by Booklist. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
three-stars
Dialogue
three-stars
Characters
four-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

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Audio: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Audio: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Posted January 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

                     This is the fourth in The Black Knights Inc. series  and the third I’ve listened to audio.  I continue to enjoy Abby Craden’s narration. For Rock, she did a bayou accent with French intermingled. I don’t know if it was authentic but it was fun. The men all sound different but to me, the women sound mostly the same. It doesn’t bother me though. Thrill Ride was suspenseful and the mystery and action was more exciting to me than the romance. The Black Knights used more tech in this one which pleased me. I like seeing all the guys working together, planning strategies and using their talents. Rock has some mad skills in staying lost. Rock and […]


Audio: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker

Audio: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker

Posted January 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

      This is the third in The Black Knights Inc. series  and the second I’ve listened to audio.  Rev It Up is my favorite so far. Perhaps, because I know the characters and world better. The stories don’t include very much about motorcycles, not really.  Other than flashbacks, there isn’t much about their missions. The stories are the romance and happenings in their day-to-day lives or the blow back of missions onto personal lives.. The bad guys from a previous operation are out to kill them. It’s personal. So the BKI team is on alert. They need to catch the bad guys before they kill any of their own. I appreciate their caution and intelligence; they don’t make too many mistakes. Jake has just […]