Any Julie Ann Walker/Black Knights Inc. fans out there?
The final book in the series, BUILT TO LAST, just released this week, but don’t worry, the author introduced us to a whole new crop of shadowy figures who will be jumping into the Black Ops world that all the characters we know and love have been populating for the last few years.
Welcome to Black Knights Inc.
What appears to be a tricked-out motorcycle shop on the North Side of Chicago is actually headquarters for the world's most elite covert operatives Deadly, dangerous, and determined, they'll steal your breath and your heart.
BUILT TO LAST is Angel’s story, fleshing out the tragic back story of the most mysterious member of BKI.
Masterful, mysterious, and completely ruthless, Jamin Angel Agassi joined the Black Knights Inc. after a mission-gone-wrong forced him to undergo extensive plastic surgery and change his name. He's going to bring down the world's worst crime syndicate - and hopefully keep Sonya Butler, a love from his past, from discovering who he really is....
When a dark-eyed stranger gets caught up in Sonya's latest mission, she starts to question all her hard-won instincts. Something about Angel tells her he's more than he seems, and sometimes, when she least expects it, he reminds her of a man she used to know. As the bullets fly, she realizes that in love and war nothing is ever what it seems….
I just love the Black Knights Inc books and this one ended with the wedding of two favorite characters, the perfect emotional wrap-up of all the couples from all the books.
Leading up to that moment, Angel and Sonja work together to bring down BKI’s arch villain, but not before they travel to a former Soviet country to track down a nuclear threat.
Sonja, an interpol agent, and Angel, former Massad, were in love years ago in Paris, before a mission only he could do forced him to fake his own death and go deep undercover, forsaking the love of his life.
Now they’re back under the same roof, at the home of a notorious crime lord, with Angel determined to keep Sonja safe always, and Sonja oddly attracted to this seeming hero-turned-criminal who eerily reminds her of the only man she ever loved.
Walker always does a great job of mixing sexual tension with full-on undercover adventure, and this one adds a layer of star-crossed lovers who may have a second chance if they can survive the mission, complicated by the fact that one of them thinks the other is dead.
It’s definitely hard to pull off, but Walker writes Sonja as smart enough and intuitive enough to be drawn to Angel for all the reasons that remind her of her dead lover, while questioning how she can trust him, both before and after she discovers the truth. Great emotional conflict.
You can read the Kirkus review here. It says, “Walker’s popular Black Knights Inc. series ends its first chapter with another explosive, action-packed, not-to-be missed romantic adventure that includes a satisfying wrap-up and a hint at what comes next.”
If you’re a series purist and haven’t read these yet, Book 1 is HELL ON WHEELS, which looks to be free in Kindle Unlimited.
Black Knights Inc. - Behind the facade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.
Ex-Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool — and his distance — which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister ... and totally off limits.
Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley — or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First, something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible — but her heart is another story altogether.
Finally, I’m going to put a plug in for Walker’s other series, Deep Six, which doesn’t look like it will have any more titles. But I really enjoyed the two that exist, HELL OR HIGH WATER and DEVIL AND THE DEEP. There’s also a prequel novella, Hot As Hell, that is (currently?) free in e-versions.
So dive in to BKI and Julie Ann Walker’s sexy, action-packed books! If you like romance and adventure in your reading choices, you’ll be glad to discover them.
What are some of your favorite action/adventure/motorcycle/Black Ops romances?