Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Book Review - Full Throttle - Julie Ann Walker
Title: Full Throttle
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Review: I read four of Julie Ann Walker previous Black Knight series and to be honest after the first they all read the same so I ended up not reading the rest of the series from my local library.
They start out the same boy meets girl, girl has a thing for boy, fight, battle, mystery, one night to remember each other and boy can't live without girl and tries to prove it. The mystery or suspense was good but not enough to get me to read anymore of her books. However I received Full Throttle as an ARC and I decided to give her books one more chance and boy was I surprised how different this book was from the other four I had read. The book was cute, fun, spicy, and full of one liners.
Abby Thompson didn't sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States it was forced on her when her dad took the job. She just wanted a normal quite life instead she had a dad who made enemies around the world. When a group of armed thugs took her hostage -half a world away her father sent in the best to find her and the best is her friend Carlos- a Black Knight agent.
Carlo's had been head over heels for the sweet cute Abby Thompson but since he grew up on the wrong sides of the tracks he figures they don't belong together but he could always be her friend except after the loses the one person who connect them both.
Julie Ann Walker write Abby Thompson to be the all American girl and she did with her constant one liners that even had me laughing down to her sweet appearance. "She noticed something poking into her lower belly, about to cause her full bladder to burst wide open. "Is th-that an extra magazine in y-your pocket?" she asked. "Or are you j-just happy to see me?" This is an over used line in books, tv show and movies but the author made you laugh because as Abby asked this question- Carlo pulls out an extra magazine clip. Another funny and great moment is with ants and I won't ruin it for you but again it was pretty funny and another reason I enjoyed this book from beginning to the very last page.
Abby is a half glass full type of girl which makes her even more loveable so no matter what happens though out the book her rolls with the punches. The friendship the author created at the beginning of the book made the book more believable and again created many moments where you will find yourself laughing and sighing as well.
Instead of the one moment of passion which is still there both characters know they love the other one and it isn't some major revelation it is simple and sweet and to be honest perfect. I was more than happy to see the author switch things up in her writing style and I hope this is what she has planned for her future books.
There is sex, swearing and enough action to keep you reading into the late hours of the night.
Thanks Heidi for this review
Published: Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 bySourcebooks Casablanca
Page Count: 352
Quick Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: Sent for an honest review
Age: 7-13 years of age-
Synopsis: She Needs a Hero...
Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…
Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue...
Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?
Author Information: Julie Ann Walker is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can usually find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission Visit her at http://www.julieannwalker.com or follow her on Facebook and/or Twitter