Review: In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker

In Rides Trouble
(Black Knight Inc, #2)
By: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: Sept. 4, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Rebel with a Cause
Becky “Rebel” Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank’s way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it’s just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

I loved Hell on Wheels and was excited to get a chance to read Becky and Frank’s story. Frank is the “Boss” of the special ops team and Becky is the owner of the bike shop, which is the cover front for the head quarters. Becky’s been in love with Frank since they started working together but Frank refuses her advances because #1, he’s too old for her and #2, he’s her boss. So I was happy to finally see what happens with these two characters.

However, I had a problem with this story. It was never mentioned in the first book that Frank had a woman who he went out to see at night. So with this mysterious woman throwing a monkey wrench into things made the romance a little slow. Which is fine, I figured that Frank would eventually dump the woman and would hook up with Becky. However, Becky pretty much seduces him into sleeping with her even though she knows about this other woman. And that… that was where I lost my excitement. Everything worked out in the end but I suppose cheating or the prospect of cheating just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

I loved that the books starts from the beginning of the Black Knights and how they came to be. I enjoyed the side stories with the other characters and watching prospective main characters come into play. There’s still a good dose or action that keeps you flipping through pages to see what happens next. So far I think the series is great and I look forward to reading more.

“He only wished his feelings toward her were brotherly. It would make things so much easier. Yeah, perhaps if all he wanted to do was throw an arms around the girl’s, er, woman’s shoulders and knuckle her head, he wouldn’t walk around most days feeling like a skeevy old perv.” -Frank


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