ARC Review: Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker

*Received Through NetGalley*
Hell on Wheels
(Book #1 in the Black Knights Inc. Series)
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Author: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, 384 pages 
ISBN-10: 1402267134 
ISBN-13: 978-1402267130
*This book is part of my NetGalley/Edelweiss KO Challenge for Aug.*

 Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

Hold On Tight...
Ex–Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister...and totally off limits.

Rough Road Ahead
Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible—but her heart is another story altogether.

Ex-Marines riding Harley's? Heck yeah! Hell on Wheels is a combination of adventure, grief, and love wrapped up in one nice package. I really enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were all awesome. Kinda sad that I thought some of the background characters took the spotlight from Ali & Ghost. But, I still love them both! In the beginning, we're introduced to Ali & Nate (Ghost) who are sitting in the car after Nate tells Ali & her family that his best friend, their son/brother, Grigg Morgan passed away. Ali is trying to be strong & Nate is trying to comfort Ali without getting too close. The attraction between Nate & Ali is there, but Nate won't let it go too far. After all, Ali is his best friends little sister.

So, we're all used to the guy doing all the chasing and the girl playing hard to get... well I'll be damned if the roles were switched. Nate "Ghost" Weller had a hard time keeping Ali's hands off of him when he was trying so hard to control his own urges to just take her right then and there. Least she knows what she wants right? Go on girl! I really liked that about Ali. She had no problem speaking her mind and standing up for what she wants. Girl has a backbone and they tried to shelter her? She wouldn't have none of that! Julie Ann Walker definitely takes you on a ride, you can feel the grief and the sorrow that the characters are feeling, the longing and lust that others are feeling, among the other emotions of the background characters. Kind of a rollercoaster ride, but a really good one.

I would definitely recommend this book. I think Hell on Wheels was a great introduction to Black Knights Inc. and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this installment (in which you get peaks into within Hell on Wheels) So that was a teaser all its own. If you love yourself some contemporary romance that has hawt, sezzy, Harley ridin' hunks in it, then Hell on Wheels is definitely for you :)


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