Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker - 5 Wine Glasses!

Rev It Up
(Black Knights, Inc. #3)
by Julie Ann Walker
Mass Market Paperback
Expected publication: October 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ARC Courtesy of Publisher
Soldier. Hero. Ladies’ Man. He’s the one who broke her heart...
Career soldier Jake “The Snake” Sommers has made a few mistakes in his life, but none so terrible as forsaking the only woman he’s ever loved. But he’s finally conquered his inner demon, the one that thirsted only for blood. So, now he’s back. And he’s not leaving without Michelle. Unfortunately, her enemy has other plans. Plans to see her dead.
Mother. Warrior. Lover. She’s the one he left behind...
Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for abandoning her all those years ago. Now he’s suddenly back, after she’s finally begun to make a life for herself. But her safe, orderly world is about be blown apart. With a psychotic Las Vegas mobster gunning for her, she has no choice but to turn to Jake. Only there’s more at stake than her life. As they all head for a showdown, something that was never meant to be revealed is suddenly thrown into the light. And with a secret this hot, there’s bound to be an explosion.
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

Oh Jake the Snake (snickers at name), where have you been all of my life? Sure, you can be a dick and break poor women's hearts with your playboy ways, and you wear hideous Hawaiian shirts, but I forgive you because you're insanely hot on the cover and because I love a man who knows what he wants. Julie Ann Walker writes anothr great book to add to her Black Knights Series. The first book in the series I was like "meh - its good". The second book in the series I loved because of who the characters were. THis book was pretty darn good too. I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to the next book as much as the one I think will come after that one... but that rant is for another day.

This book has Jake trying to get through to the woman he loved, but hurt to push away because he had his inner demons. She's now a widow (formerly married to one of his best friends who died in front of Jake in the line of duty), and a single mother, and has no plans in letting Jake back into her heart. Especially since she sent Jake pleading soul bearing letters after her husband's death begging him to come comfort and support her and he ignored them. Not to mention she's hiding something she doesn't want him to figure out. If Jake's job of winning Michelle back wasn't hard enough, someone's trying to kill her. Will Jake be able to keep Michelle safe? Will he be able to break down all the walls around her heart? More importantly, will he be able to forgive her once the secret is out? Readers of the first to Black Knights books should love this one as well. A solid five wine glass toast!

Rating: 5 Wine Glasses!

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