Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Rev It Up

Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc. #3)

by Julie Ann Walker 


He Never Misses a Target

Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL codename by striking quickly and quietly - and with lethal force. That's how he broke Michelle Carter's heart. It was the only way to keep her safe - from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle's loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow...

She Aims to Make Him Beg

Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake's hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he's wrapped around her heart, he'll never let her go...


This book is a perfect example of all the ups and downs of daily life that can be packed into a single action packed work of purely awesome fiction.  From the very beginning this series has been a full rollercoaster ride of emotions, dangerously addictive action and intrigue, and enough heat to burn down a national forest.  And Jake and Michelle’s book was no exception to the expectations of the series.

Returning after being gone for several years, Jake is ready to finally prove to Michelle once and for all that he loves her and is man enough to be the husband and father she always wanted him to be.   Michelle, though, is not ready to just forgive and forget.  The passion rekindles between them immediately and for the first time I think, ever, this hugely Alpha male doesn’t have to be forced to say those three little words.  He’s giving them to her immediately, whether she wants to accept them or not.

When the physical danger of the Black Knights, thrusts them into close quarters, Michelle is forced to find ways to hide from the one man she has never been able to resist.  Through quick twists and turns, Michelle and Jake attempt to work through their issues, each in their own way.  And then the secret Michelle has been keeping for 4 years comes to light and the foundation they have been building quickly crumbles, leaving both Jake and Michelle reeling and heartbroken as they attempt to deal with this new betrayal. 

But the one thing that you can always count on in a great novel is that something will happen to bring all the mental, emotional, and physical turmoil to a head.  When catastrophe strikes, Michelle and Jake both learn—or maybe just remember—that the most important things in life are love and those you love.  And only once in a great while do we truly get second chances in life,  even if they have to swallow their pride and truly forgive themselves and each other.

I’ve really been looking forward to this story for the last month, and was definitely not disappointed.  Honestly, for me this was the best all the three novels to date.  With much more emotion and heat, along with the typical ups and down of black ops action, Rev It Up was a must read and I have a feeling will be earning a permanent place in my heart and on my bookshelves.

Rating: 4.5 starsRose Rating: 

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