She Needs a Hero...
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…
Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue...
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?
***I received an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca through NetGalley for an honest review. Release date: 12/2/2014***
The Black Knights, Inc series has been one that while I’ve enjoyed I haven’t totally loved the books because there have always been little things that made my wonky senses go “Wait. Whoa. Back up…” But with this one those senses didn’t make loud obnoxious noises in my grey matter at all. I loved Steady and Abby. I loved learning about their pasts and the incident that changed both their lives to make them the people they are in this book. Abby is, to use Steady’s description of her, delightful. She has a great sense of humor and God love her that she doesn’t fall apart while they are on the run. Being the Presidents daughter, and knowing all about the pros and cons of that life, she keeps her shit together and follows Carlos’ orders, for the most part. There is a bit of angst that comes through her inner thoughts, but it doesn’t get out of control. Carlos really does live up to his nickname, Steady, both in getting the job done and his inner thoughts concerning Abby. There are a few things that he does that had the wonky senses ping, but not to the point where they dimmed my enjoyment of the story. With Abby and Steady I could feel their connection and could see them together. Oh and let me not forget to point out how freakin’ sexy Steady is. I’m all over a man of few words.
The story moved at a great pace and I must give Ms. Walker two major kudos. One is for her skill at bringing in new characters and setting up things for future books because when she does it makes total sense for them to be apart of it. The second is for the total ‘WHATTHEFUCKOHHELLNO” moment in this book for me (sorry no spoilers). It was a total don’t throw the Kindle across the room, don’t throw the Kindle across the room moment and a guarantee that I'll be waiting with baited breath for the next installment of the series.
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