Rev It Up

Black Knights Inc., #3

Rev It Up was an exciting military romance read! After reading books 1 and 2 of Julie Ann Walker's debut Black Knights Inc. series I have to say book 3 is my favorite. Her portrayal of a wounded hero/heroine love story really tugged at the heartstrings and delivered an emotional story of love almost lost. Both main characters, Jake Sommers and Michelle Carter, were intriguing characters throughout the story and played right off the page and into my personal movie-like feature as I read through the entire book. Ms. Walker delivered a great fast pace adventure alongside the romance that kept this story speeding along until the end. Though at times Ms. Walker did pull me out of the story with her depiction of former military men turned black ops with her choice phrases, the story was entertaining as it was meant to be.

Jake "The Snake" Sommers and Michelle were both dealt a nasty hand as children. They both carry this baggage into their adult life and have allowed their childhood to mold the adults they have become. Previous to this story the characters had once loved each other though it didn't work out at the time, ending with Jake leaving to chase his personal demons. Now he's back and wants to win Michelle's heart once again. They have a bumpy road before they can have any kind of happy ending and with the Las Vegas mobster gunning for Michelle's head it's even more of an exciting adventure to that elusive happily ever after for both characters. Both battle their personal demons still, which add a unique depth to the story and one I am glad I read. The story was enjoyable and the surprise about Michelle's son was definitely an added bonus. I am sure the author will only improve with each story she releases and I will definitely picked up her next book! Oh, and the custom-made die for!

Book Blurb for Rev It Up

Jake "The Snake" Sommers has spent most of his black-ops military career fulfilling a promise he made more than a decade ago. Now he's finally free to pursue the woman he sacrificed...but hates the very ground he walks on. Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when unknown enemies threaten everything she loves, she must do the unimaginable: place her life-and that of her son's-into Jake's seductive hands.

Keeping her and her son safe is his final mission. Keeping her heart to herself just might prove futile...

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.00