Wednesday, August 26, 2015
eARC book review: Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc. #8) by Julie Ann Walker
Available Sept. 1st 2015
"The Man" is back
Dan "The Man" Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority.
And this time she's ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.
So excited to see Dan's story. Dan Currington lost his wife quite brutally in one of the first books in this series. We really didn't get to know much about him or his wife at the time. He fell into deep grief and became an alcoholic. Just getting by one day at a time. He didn't much care about anything. Two years later he has pulled himself up out of all that with the help of his BKI family when he met Penni DePaul in the last book in this series. They met guarding the presidents daughter but through horrific events in that book they forged a bond and feelings for each other. Still they walked away at the end of the book. Penni was a Secret Service agent but she shows up in Chicago to see Dan having resigned her post. Dan's and Zoelner are out of the country and the BKI crew send Penni there thinking she'd be fine but she ends up in the middle of the biggest mess ever. Penni was coming to see Dan to talk about a possible future together. Next thing you know they are running from bullets and bad men. I loved this book. It's so great to see Dan finally get some peace and the possibility of a happy life. Penni has a big secret that changes everything and Dan makes a confession that pushes Penni to doubt him. The only thing that tore me up a bit is the ending. It's not really a cliffhanger as much as it is a detail left open. I thought there would be a bit of a reveal at the last minute but we are stuck waiting for the next book. I'll be reading it for sure!! Action packed and emotional at times Julie Ann Walker delivers another great BKI story!
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