Friday, August 3, 2012

Reviewed: Hell On Wheels by Julie Ann Walker...

Hell on Wheels (Black Knights, Inc., #1)
The Black Knights, Inc. Series Book #1
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?
Hell On Wheels is the first book that I have read from Julie Ann Walker and I have definitely become a fan!!!  WOW...this book just blew me away and I honestly wasn't expecting it. Great start to the series!!
The characters immediately drew me into this story and I loved how it was written from several different points-of-view. Each of the characters added so much to the story and kept me entertained till the end. The scenes with Dan and Ozzie were so funny~Ozzie had me laughing-out-loud at several parts throughout the book. I also loved the scenes with Frank and Becky and can't wait for their story in book #2, In Rides Trouble. 
I am a HUGE fan of the best-friend being attracted to the little-sister and vice versa romance story, so of course, I was routing for Nate and Ali's HEA. 
Hell On Wheels was a great mixture of everything that I love in a book. It had heart-break, sorrow, laughter, lovable-interesting characters, romance, action, HOT sex scenes, a tortured-motorcycle-riding-badboy hero, a sweet-caring-cute-lovable heroine and a few surprises that I hadn't expected along with a HEA with the promise of so much more to come in the series. I would highly recommend and this is definitely going into my keeper pile to be reread. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.  5 out of 5 rating

***ARC obtained per NetGalley.

The Black Knights, Inc. Series Books 2 and 3 / AMAZON
In Rides Trouble (Black Knights, Inc., #2)Rev It Up (Black Knights, Inc., #3)
September 4, 2012 / October 2, 2012


  1. Great review. I can not wait to get my hands on this. I do love a "tortured-motorcycle-riding-badboy hero". Have a great week.

    1. Hey you,
      Love this series so far and can't wait to start the next book!! LOL Have a great weeekend!! :)

  2. Love books about bike riding bad-boys! Great review Mariann!

    1. LOL..I know, right, What's not to love about that?? Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend!! :)