Yes. I am one of those that has been DYING for Ozzie’s book.. DYING. He’s been my absolute favorite BKI operative since the first book and to be absolutely honest, the entire reason I’ve kept up with the series and I wasn’t disappointed. Wild Ride was fun, fast paced read with a good dose of smexyness, humor and heart.
As you can see I’ve adored Ozzie from the beginning. He’s that rare mix of goofy, geeky goodness and intense, smexy, protective alpha male that have seriously had my ovaries bursting to procreate with the man. And in this book we still get all of that, but there is a thread of self doubt that has him questioning his future and has the ghosts of his past haunting him. And though I wanted to shake some sense into him, I also wanted to hug him and tell him everything would be okay in the end.
It was hard not to like Samantha. The woman is tenacious and you have to respect her pitbull nature, which does serve her well as a reporter. But though the woman can be a tad bit irritating with her determination she has a code of honor and a compassionate heart. It took me a bit to truly warm up to Samantha, but once she got a few things straightened out she really started to grow on me. I loved her quick wit and humor and how her quest for the truth didn’t override the well being of others.
Ozzie and Samantha’s journey to their HEA was a long time in the making and was easy to see why they were so good together. Their bantering was fun and witty and I loved how they respected and enjoyed each other’s quirks and the sexual chemistry between them was intense. Their assumptions about what the other wanted drove me batshit crazy, though it was understandable considering what Ozzie couldn’t tell her about himself. Thankfully some of the BKI peeps step in and help get them sorted and I loved how they finally came together.
This was a fun read, quick read. The suspense part of the story was well done and I liked how it brought Ozzie and Samantha closer together. What I’ve always enjoyed about the BKI series is the family feel of it and though most of the guys are not apart of the main story, the ones who were kicked ass and I loved catching up with them and the roles they played in the story. I also liked getting to spend more time with Christian and cannot wait for his book to come out, though I can’t say I’m disappointed in anyway that Dagan’s book is up next!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley ~
The hero we've all been waiting for...
Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes
Former Navy SEAL
Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.
In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.
Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst—person to share his secrets with...
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.