WILD RIDE by Julie A. Walker
Kirkus Star


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A wounded covert operative who, along with his colleagues, uses a custom motorcycle shop as a cover falls in love with a reporter who’s convinced he’s up to no good just as she gets on the wrong side of some true villains.

From the first time she laid eyes on him, investigative journalist Samantha Tate knows Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes is a seductive bad boy, and she’s “a total sucker for a bad boy.” But after years of trying to get a story on the enigmatic Black Knights Inc. to no avail, while becoming friends with the gorgeous Ozzie, she suddenly has an insider tip that a Chicago bike gang is running guns, and when she adds two and two and gets five, she’s convinced it’s BKI. Stunned and frightened, she misinterprets an attempted attack on her as Ozzie trying to attack, failing to realize that he’s trying to save her. But once they untangle that misunderstanding it becomes clear that someone truly is after her, and Ozzie and his friends decide to protect her, despite her threat to their undercover operations. For Ozzie the whole situation is one major problem, since he’s been falling in love with her for years but won’t risk his friends’ safety by getting involved with a reporter. Mix in his new insecurity due to a recent injury that impedes his effectiveness along with some long-held abandonment issues, and Ozzie has more than his fair share of internal conflicts, and his determination to keep Samantha at arms’ length is both confusing and wrenching for her. Walker’s hugely popular Black Knights series continues with sexy bad boy and secret geek Ozzie; brave, intrepid Samantha; and their high-stakes romance set against a fast-paced, action-packed mystery. A supporting cast that adds authenticity and texture to the story and an intricate plot that creates sexual tension and believable menace keep the reader invested and the pages turning.

A high-octane romantic suspense novel with heart-pounding intrigue and a heart-twisting love story.

Pub Date: April 4th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4926-0881-3
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2017


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