HELL ON WHEELS
by Julie Ann Walker
Publication date: August 7th, 2012
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.
HELL ON WHEELS is the first book in Julia Ann Walker's new Black Knights Inc. series and what an amazing new series this is!!!
I am a huge fan of romantic suspense so when I came across these books on Amazon, I knew I had to read them. I was extremely lucky to get ARCs of the first three books in the series and I am so happy I did. Once I finished the first book I couldn't wait to start the second.
I ended up reading all three books in 2 days.
I am a sucker for tortured heroes and the "big brothers best friend" relationship so this book was right up my alley.
Black Knights Inc is a group of ex-military men working as a top secret private agency under the guise of a motorcycle shop that is owned by Becky "Rebel" Reichert, who is one of the team members younger sister.
This is the story of Nate "Ghost" Weller and his best friend Grigg Morgan's baby sister, Ali Morgan. Nate has always been attracted to Ali since the very first day he met her. He was also threatened by Grigg that very moment he met Ali that Grigg would kill him if he ever touched her LOL. So, Nate has always tried to limit his time near Ali so she would never find out how he felt. Now that Grigg is gone, Nate still feels obligated to not betray his best friend and stay away from Ali. Nate is also tormented by Griggs death and feels extremely guilty. After delivering the news of Grigg's death to Ali and her parents, Nate and Ali share comfort with each other. He knows now, more than ever that anything between him and Ali could never be, because when she finds out the truth about what really happened to Grigg, she'll never forgive him. Nate decides to just leave Ali alone. That is until Ali shows up at the Black Knights Headquarters and needs protection.
Ali Morgan is an innocent kindergarten teacher. She has always been attracted to Nate, her older brothers best friend. But Nate has never even given Ali a second glance or has barely even held a full conversation with her, leading her to believe that he doesn't really like her. After Ali is mugged and attacked she decides to go to the Black Knights Headquarters and ask Nate for his help. Ali doesn't know much about Black Knights or what they do because Grigg could never tell her the full truth, but she knows her brother was involved in something. A big something that has now gotten her on the bad guys hit list and only Nate will be able to find out what Grigg was involved in and help keep her safe.
The chemistry between Nate & Ali was scorching. I couldn't wait for Nate to finally give into his feelings. Ali has always known Nate to be surly and a man of very few words and emotions. As Nate starts to break down, Ali is surprised to find out that he actually likes her, and is surprised when Nate reveals his true feelings to her.
The story of Nate and Griggs past and the truth about what really happened was heartbreaking. I was in tears when we finally find out the truth, and the horrors of what Nate and Grigg had endured and what Nate was keeping secret from Ali.
We also learn a lot about the secondary characters and I fell in love with them as well. There's Frank "Boss" Knight who runs Black Knights Inc.. We learn that Frank is secretly pining for Becky but will never allow himself to make a move on her for many reasons, two of which are, he's 13 years older than her and her boss. I instantly fell in love with Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes who is the light hearted, geeky computer tech of the group. There's also Becky's older brother, Bill "Wild Bill" Reichert and Dan "The Man" Currington who is married to Patti, Black Knights secretary. There is a horrible, heart breaking event that occurs with Dan & Patti that had me crying my eyes out again!!
All in all, this was a great start to a new series and it has now become one of my top favorite series. I cannot wait to get my hands on more Black Knights Inc. books!!
I give HELL ON WHEELS 5 out of 5 stars