Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt Tour - FULL THROTTLE by Julie Ann Walker

(Black Knights Inc. #7)
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS
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Abby Thompson didn't sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she's content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father's policy of "not negotiating with terrorists" means she'll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there's one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he's the only man who can save her…

Carlos "Steady" Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he's tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved-who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he's got. Plus there's the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him... for the second time?

(Black Knights Inc. #7)
Author: Julie Ann Walker
ARC Review
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️


Great to be back at Black Knights Inc head-quarters...... however brief!

Carlos and Abby have some history. However innocent their connection might have been back then, their draw to each other now is anything but innocent. A tragic event all those years ago is what separated them, and it looks like another near tragic event is what brings them face to face now. 

As daughter of the President of the United State, Abby does not enjoy a lot of freedom and has learned to live with a security detail as her shadow. When she is snatched from under their noses, Carlos manages to track her down.

Thrown together they have an opportunity to clear up some of the misunderstanding that sent each of them in a different direction years ago. But there are some things they aren't eager to share, for fear of destroying the beautiful chemistry between them. 

The struggle between loyalties is so well described, it can be felt. Julie Ann Walker outlines the internal conflicts as clearly as she does the thrilling action in this novel.

I missed the involvement of the rest of the BKI team, to whom we have relatively little exposure. The bulk of this novel plays out away from the regular backdrop in the BKI series and makes it feel almost like a spin-off, rather than part of this series. It doesn't take away from the quality of the writing, but says something about my expectations for a series' novel. 
Nevertheless, I highly recommend Full Throttle as a high intensity romantic suspense read, with clearly defined, and completely sympathetic characters.

✨Fast-paced, stimulating and stormy, second-chance novel!✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review**

Steady was going to blame his erection on the adrenaline and not the fact that Abby felt phenomenal in his arms. She was so soft. So delicate and feminine and—-

Sí, so the adrenaline obviously wasn’t the culprit here. The culprit was lithe arms, round breasts, sweet breath, and an adorable young girl who, in the last eight years, had turned into a sinfully sexy woman.

He had to adjust his stance. It was either that or she’d feel the hardened length of him pulsing insistently against her hip. Hello? he imagined his dick saying. Even though we barely escaped a group of crazed terrorists, and even though you’ve never expressed the tiniest bit of interest in me, I’d still like the opportunity to come out and play! So, how ’bout it, eh?

The male sex organ was an amazing thing in that it actually lived every day in a perpetual state of hope. Which reminded him of the comment she made back in the hut concerning the extra magazine in his pocket or him being happy to see her. Then that brought to mind her statement about him never seeing her as anything other than a kid sister.

What was she? Crazy? Or maybe she’d been too naive all those years ago to recognize the signs of ball--busting lust he’d been unable to hide. You know…the cartoonish bulging eyes and the lolling tongue. It’d been inappropriate as hell then, given her age. And it was inappropriate as hell now, given their precarious situation. But regardless of time or place, whenever he was near her, ball--busting lust was exactly what he felt. When he looked at her, when he really allowed himself to take in the wonder that was Abigail Thompson, he couldn’t help but imagine hot, hungry mouths opening over sweaty, quivering flesh. He couldn’t help but fantasize...


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.


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  1. I love the adventure the characters go through.

  2. The suspense of the plot and whether or not they can get their HEA.

  3. I have always loved the adventure and suspense of not knowing what is going to happen next. Plus their is always a lot of yummy sexual tension.