Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc., 7) Mass Market Paperback – Picture Book, December 2, 2014
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"Readers will be happy to see that the story is just as quick witted and action packed as previous books... Fans of the series will enjoy this one." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"This is a one-sitting read, a welcome addition to the Black Knights, Inc. series, and a must for military romance fans." - Booklist
About the Author
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1402294514
- ISBN-13 : 978-1402294518
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 1.5 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #920,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Starting with the good...What worked for me -
I like the way Julie Ann Walker writes, for the most part. Her characters are smart and snarky. The story moves along at a pretty rapid pace. I love the bromances between the guys. World building is succinct, but thorough.
Specifically to this book - I liked Dan and Penni. The guys we met who are in the new series have the same alpha male, closely bonded vibe I fall for every time. I learned things about the Malay culture (!) Yeah, that's about all that worked for me. I liked Carlos.
What didn't work as well - So many things, so I am just going to hit the highlights -
This has come up before in this series(Hell On Wheels), but the cutesy cursing by the heroine was ludicrous. It's supposed to be endearing and creative, but it came off as ridiculous. Curse, don't curse...who cares? Don't make up nonsensical crap.
There is too much going on in this book. We have Carlos and Abby, Dan and Penni, the introduction of the new series guys...The threads were not well integrated, and the transitions felt jerky and rough.
Smexy times were weird. Not very smexy, and both couples engage when the timing is seriously inappropriate. Seriously. Inappropriate.
The continual updates as to the state of Carlos' penis. Maybe this is in the other books, I don't recall it if it is, but I was not engaged enough to integrate that information into the story, and it stuck out. No pun intended!
Abby's "secret", which I figured out immediately after the event. Contrived, and if Carlos hadn't already cottoned on to the big picture, if not the minutiae, he needs to find a new line of work.
Not enough time with the BKI boys.
Bottom line - This title didn't work very well for me. That said, a not as good Julie Ann Walker book is still readable. If you are a fan of the series, you will want to read this. If you haven't started the series, I would highly recommend starting at the beginning. Full Throttle can be read as a standalone, but it is not, by far, the best book in the series. I will continue reading Ms Walker's work.
Oh man, Full Throttle was such a good book! I really liked the characters and the suspense had me on the edge of my seat, as always. It's always so great when each book Julie Ann Walker writes is better than the last, which is a feat in itself because they are all so thrilling and exciting! Definitely one of my favorite book series.
The main couple in Full Throttle, Carlos and Abbie, were fun to read about. I really liked their backstory and that they were such good friends. Some of my favorite parts were when they would tease each other by hitting the other on the arm with the whole "Stop" "No, you stop" debate. So cute. It was nice to see their friendship throughout the romance.
I also really liked the introduction of the other romance in Full Throttle, Dan and Penni. We know Dan has been having such a hard time dealing with a recent loss and I just wanted to wrap him up in a hug when reading his earlier scenes. I think Penni will be so good for him and I hope to read more of their story in the coming books.
And Ozzie! My funny, sexy, sweet, genius Ozzie... I'm not even going to talk about what happened with him in this book because spoilers, but I will say I just about had a heart attack. Heaven help me when his book comes out because I just adore the bejeezus out of him. His scenes were so great, as always, and I can't wait to have his book in my greedy little hands. When will this be, Ms. Walker? :-)
The author did a great job of introducing the SEAL team, who I believe will be the main characters of her new upcoming series (tell me if I'm wrong). I'm very interested to read more about them and their escapades in the Keyes. Especially Romeo. I think he is my favorite out of the SEAL characters so far.
The was lots of humor in Full Throttle, which I'm always glad to see, and I especially enjoyed the creative swearing from Abbie. She came up with the funniest phrases, and I found myself laughing along with Carlos. I hope we get to see and hear more of her in the coming books.
The continuing "big bad" that started with the first book is still there in Full Throttle, and I like how seamlessly the author ties in more information about that with the new book's storyline. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will all be resolved by the last book and I'm also looking forward to them finding the missing nuclear warheads. I wonder who's book will tie that up and what the storyline will be in finding the warheads.
I definitely recommend this series to everyone. I love romance books, which the Black Knights Inc., series definitely has, and I really like the suspense and continuing mystery. So if you like those themes, definitely check it out!