Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hell on Wheels (Black Knights, Inc #1) by Julie Ann Walker
He’s the bad boy she’s always wanted...
Nate “Ghost” Weller has loved Ali Morgan nearly half his life. But he’s done something so heinous he’s convinced she’ll never forgive him if she discovers the truth, so he keeps his feelings and his secrets to himself. Then she blows into town with a mother lode of bad guys on her tail and Nate can’t deny she’s in serious trouble. Unfortunately, he’s the only one who can help her.
She’s the good girl he’s kept at arm’s length...
Ali knows Nate as the most solemn, aloof man on the planet. Sadly, he’s also the sexiest. For years she’s avoided him, unable to stomach his dark scowls and brooding silences… especially when she secretly yearns for his touch. Now she must rely on him to save her from the malevolent shadows ghosting her every move. When the bullets explode, so does their passion. But can love really conquer all? Or are some things just too terrible to forgive?
This book had just about everything I like in my romance books. There was the tortured (literally) hero, shady characters, covert organization, a heroine who comes into her own along the way and hot sexual tension. This was a great start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next book. Man, I felt so sad for Nate and what he had to do and all those feelings he kept bottled up inside himself. Thank goodness for Ali and the relief she brought him even if he did fight himself and believe he didn't deserve her. That is what kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning that push/pull between Nate and Ali and the dynamic relationship of Becky And Frank (can't wait for their book, In Rides Trouble). Even the secondary characters were well developed and interesting enough to want to read more about them. Though there was a part towards the end that I totally wasn't expecting and had me tearing up. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes their romance books suspenseful and sexy.