Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review ~ HOT PURSUIT by Julie Ann Walker


Hot Pursuit (Black Knights Inc., #11)
by: Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca


GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!
From bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes the next installment in her hit Black Knights Inc. series!

He puts the hot...
Christian Watson, a former SAS officer and current BKI operator, never thought he would return to England after a terrible turn of events forced him to abandon his homeland. But now he's back on British soil where old enemies are determined to do him in. Fighting for his life is pretty much SOP for Christian. Doing it with the beautiful, bossy Emily Scott in tow is another matter entirely.

In hot pursuit.
Emily lost her coveted job at the CIA because of a bad romance with a coworker, and now she has just one rule when it comes to men: they're for recreational purposes only. But when she and Christian are thrust into very close quarters while evading two mysterious men who want Christian dead, she can't help but question all her ideas about love and life lived on the edge. Battling the bad guys is hard enough, battling her feelings for Christian just might prove impossible.



Hot Pursuit is the eleventh book in Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc. series.  It is a direct continuation of the previous book, Fuel for Fire, so you may be a little lost if you hadn’t read it.  I’ve read several books in the series including Fuel for Fire so everything made sense to me.  As with all of the other books, the action in and outside of the bedroom is intense.

This time, the story focuses on former SAS officer turned BKI operative Christian Watson and BKI office manager Emily Scott.  The two of them have been secretly lusting after each other since the day they met.  Everyone else on the team knows that they need to just get a room already but they attempt to cover up their attraction by snapping at each other consistently. The intensity of the current mission finally forces them to address their attraction and they decide to pursue a friends with benefits arrangement although their feelings are much stronger than that.  Emily doesn’t believe that she is genetically wired for a loving relationship because of her family history.  Christian agrees to the arrangement thinking that he can get Emily to get over her issues and make a commitment to him.  Christian is a hard nosed and lethal operative.  But he is also sweet, kind, and noble.  He was abused as a child but he never let that stop him from being a good person and believing in love.

In addition to the relationship issues, there is the matter of the team being pursued in London by two assailants, believed to be associated with their original mission to identify and take down a ruthless crime lord.  That pursuit puts their lives in danger on numerous occasions and they must overcome various obstacles to make it back to their homebase in Chicago alive.  It’s the culmination of all these things that make Hot Pursuit a fun and exciting read.  Conflicts that occur between other members of the team add to the intrigue. This happens throughout the entire series and makes it all feel like a family atmosphere regardless of the peril that they always find themselves wrapped in.  I look forward to the next book in the Black Knights Inc. series.  I’m sure that I won’t be disappointed.

**Received a copy of the book from the publisher and reviewed voluntarily.**

Rating: 5

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The Black Knights Inc. Series:

Full Throttle  ~ Review
Too Hard to Handle ~ Review
Wild Ride ~ Review
Fuel for Fire ~ Review

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie grew up in a house full of women – she has three older sisters. As you can imagine, there was no lack of drama… or romance. Her mother enrolled her in a book club as soon as she began to read and it was the small spark that ignited her voracious appetite for the written word. Because of Julie’s early immersion in literature, she found writing came quite naturally. In high school, she won multiple writing contests and was the proud senior editor of The Tiger’s Tale – her school newspaper. During her college years, however, she longed for a challenge. “Reading and writing felt like second nature to me, so I looked for a way to flex my mental muscles,” she recalls. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, Julie began teaching advanced high school mathematics. “I loved working with the students and facing the challenges of the classroom, but I longed for the occasional snow day when I could race to the local book store, buy two or three new novels, and curl up in front of the fire to read.” It wasn’t until a fortuitous move to Chicago that Julie once more returned to her first passion. “Thankfully, my husband – my own personal hero – encouraged my decision to write full time.” Now Julie lives on beautiful Lake Shore Drive with a view that sometimes competes with her deadlines. When she’s not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, cooking, travel, and…reading, of course!

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