Tuesday, May 13, 2014
ARC Book review: Hell for Leather (Black Knights Inc. #6) by Julie Ann Walker
ebook provided by publisher through netgalley
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.
I've really been enjoying the Black Knights Inc series by Julie Ann Walker for a while. If you have been reading the books you know exactly who Mac and Delilah are. The last couple books in this series you've been teased with little bits of them well it's finally time to see them sizzle right off the page. Delilah's uncle disappears and she's looking for Mac and the Black Knights Inc to help her find him. At first it didn't seem like it was going to be that big a deal and then someone tries to kidnap Delilah. From there things pick up and we finally get to see Steady and Ozzie out in the field when they join Mac and Delilah along with Zoelner. They don't realize at first who they are up against until the CIA gets involved and agent Chelsea Duvall shows up which does weird things to Zoelner as they used to be friends back in his CIA days. Again if you've read previous books you will have read a little about this before. While trying to protect Delilah Mac is forced into close quarters with hers something he's been trying to avoid for four years. Delilah, for her part had had bad things being thrown at her constantly but she continues to be strong. This story proves Mac isn't all that he seems. He's such a big tough guy on the outside but on the inside he's damaged, something you never saw before. He has been letting his past dictate his future and denying himself love. Once Delilah finds out Mac's history she has to formulate a plan with the help of Zoelner to make him see she is worth the risk. It's interesting to see a big bad ass like Mac be vulnerable and Julie Ann Walker did a good job with that. What made this book so enjoyable for me was the witty smart alecky dialogue and the southernisms she puts in this book. "This Place could use a Xanax salt lick", " Is it possible to get the tweeted version of this saga?" or Talk about ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. That's just few of the funny bits and pieces of this book. You will have to read the book to find out the rest and there are many and see just how Mac and Delilah mix.
Find out more about this series and Julie Ann Walker here www.julieannwalker.com