Rev It Up
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense – Military
Published October 2nd 2012
by Julie Ann Walker
He’s the heartbreaker she left behind…
He Never Misses a Target
Jake “the Snake” Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly—and with lethal force. That’s also how he broke Michelle Carter’s heart. It was the only way to keep her safe—from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle’s loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow…
She Aims to Make Him Beg
Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to “love her and leave her.” But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake’s hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he’s wrapped around her heart, he’ll never let her go…
~ 3 Rev It Up Stars ~
Rev It Up is book three in the Black Knight Inc. series by Julia Ann Walker. I have loved every book up until this one. It has left me feeling torn. We get some drama, life changing secrets, and danger all around.
I like the emotional upheaval all the characters have to work through to find their HEA, but this one felt way to easy. Yes, they both made mistakes, but I felt it takes more time to come to grips with everything. They did it too fast. I also love that every couple so far has known each other for some time, so the “insta-lust/love” seams more believable, because of that history. I also enjoy seeing authors work in previous couples and characters. It helps make it feel that much more real, interesting, and we get a deeper feeling for the relationship’s and friendship’s they have as a group. I also like how the author set’s us up for the next couple’s book, though in Rev It Up I found their story much more interesting then the actual couple of Jake and Michelle this book is about.
As for the main characters: I did like Jake “Snake” Sommers and understood why he had to leave, but Michelle Knight was just a whiny little twit. Jake stole the show for me. He knows he’s a little damaged and tortured, but he also knows what he wants. He’s a standup guy and these emotions came across.
As for the plot: Well it’s little guess at where the villains are concerned and I saw the other surprise secret coming. Yep, Michelle should have told Jake the truth and let him decided, instead of pushing her daddy issues onto the man she is “supposed” to love.
Rev It Up and it’s oh-so-sexy cover was entertaining. Even though I ended up torn on this one, the author did a fantastic job with the secondary storyline and future couples that I still want to see what happens next. If you enjoy romantic suspense, sexy biker/military men and women, then I recommend giving this series a try. I was surprised with how much I am enjoying it.
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