Monday, May 19, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Hell For Leather"

Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 6, 2014)
Series: Black Knights Inc, 6
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan "Mac" McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery...but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance of finding her uncle alive. 

Mac knows that beautiful women can't be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside in order to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives.

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Reviews of Walker's Previous Books:

Hell on Wheels (#1) -- Kame
In Rides Trouble (#2) -- Kame
Rev It Up (#3) -- Kame
Born Wild (#5) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Delilah is losing everyone she loves. Her parents died when she was very young. She watched her good friend get gunned down in her own bar. Now her beloved uncle who took her in when her parents died is missing. She feels it in her bones something is wrong, so she goes to the only people she trusts to help her find him; the Black Knights.

Delilah is has a personality to match her fiery hair. She will stop at nothing when she knows what she wants. She is a part-time forensic accountant, a very interesting career and one that can be exploited in crime fighting and covert operations. A forensic accountant is analytical and looks at things thoroughly.   Wonderful qualities in a heroine; however I found some of her actions to not meld well with these personality traits.  Instead of capitalizing on these traits Delilah reminded me more of a damsel in distress, not someone taking charge of her safety and actively participating in trying to find her uncle. Mac is determined to not live his life as his father had. Stubborn characters like him are hard for me to warm up to; I want to knock them upside the head. I enjoyed the hint of Texas in his character, made him all that more appealing. Mac and Delilah just did not catch my heart as a couple. I didn’t feel a HEA connection between them; I did recognize they had an attraction but because of their limited interaction and personal conversations I have a hard time believing they found a love of a lifetime.

“Hey, Brendan! Where’s the lovely lady of the house this evening? Not that my rather large, rather slow-talking friend here, “ Zoelner hooked a thumb in Mac’s direction, “is wearing the sulky look of a eunuch in a whorehouse because he’s missing her gorgeous face or anything. Because she’s absolutely not his type.”

The plot was easy to follow, and I would call the suspense level mild. This book is definitely not the most intense in this series, but a good break from the few in the series that made my heart race. There is constant distrust between the CIA and BKI; and that fueled one of my favorite parts of the book – the interaction between Zoelner and Chelsea. Their interaction lead to sparks flying off the page, I truly hope we see them in their own book very soon.  There is also great interaction between Ozzie and Steady and other BKI characters. I loved the treat of the small check-in we have with Ghost.

Even though it is not my favorite in the series it still is a great book that I definitely recommend for all BKI fans. I will absolutely continue to read the series and I am anxiously awaiting the next release. 


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Julie Ann Walker; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Another series I still need to start . . . (sigh -- the trouble with being a book lover!) 

Have you read Julie Ann Walker before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Great review Kame! I really have to start this series, I have the first couple.

Lover Of Romance said...

Lovely review!! I really need to pick this book up, I keep hearing so many fantastic things about it. That quote....definitely had me laughing like a hyena. Thanks for sharing.

Sophia Rose said...

Nice detailed review! I still haven't started this series yet. Glad some books take your breath away.