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Rev It Up

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Rev It Up

Black Knights Inc. Series, Book 3

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

He Never Misses A Target

Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly-and with lethal force. That's also 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 heat, he'll never let her go...

Black Knights Inc. Series
Hell on Wheels (Book 1)
In Rides Trouble (Book 2)
Rev It Up (Book 3)
Thrill Ride (Book 4)
Born Wild (Book 5)
Hell for Leather (Book 6)
Full Throttle (Book 7)
Too Hard to Handle (Book 8)
Wild Ride (Book 9 — coming April 2017!)

Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights series:
"Walker is ready to join the ranks of great romantic suspense writers."—RT Book Reviews

A "first–rate thrill ride."—Publishers Weekly, stared review on Hell on Wheels

"Deft characterization, skillful pacing, touches of humor, and red–hot love scenes rev up this highly recommended roller–coaster." —Publishers Weekly, starred review on In Rides Trouble

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

He Never Misses A Target

Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly-and with lethal force. That's also 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 heat, he'll never let her go...

Black Knights Inc. Series
Hell on Wheels (Book 1)
In Rides Trouble (Book 2)
Rev It Up (Book 3)
Thrill Ride (Book 4)
Born Wild (Book 5)
Hell for Leather (Book 6)
Full Throttle (Book 7)
Too Hard to Handle (Book 8)
Wild Ride (Book 9 — coming April 2017!)

Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights series:
"Walker is ready to join the ranks of great romantic suspense writers."—RT Book Reviews

A "first–rate thrill ride."—Publishers Weekly, stared review on Hell on Wheels

"Deft characterization, skillful pacing, touches of humor, and red–hot love scenes rev up this highly recommended roller–coaster." —Publishers Weekly, starred review on In Rides Trouble

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    Prologue

    High in the mountains of the Hindu Kush

    October...

    "This is seriously messed up, guys," Preacher whispered as he kept the business end of his M4 aimed at the Taliban leader sitting cross-legged on the dry, shale-strewn ground. Al-Masri's mouth was covered with duct tape, but even so, it was hard to miss the bitter twist of his bearded cheeks or the undisguised hatred glowing in his black eyes.

    Messed up. Jacob Sommers, aka Jake "The Snake," couldn't help but agree with that incredibly concise, if somewhat tame, assessment. Personally, he would've qualified their current situation as fucked up. Fucked up from the ground up, to be more precise, but that was the difference between him and Preacher. He cursed like the sailor he was, and Preacher was actually known to bust out with the occasional golly gee.

    Of course, what you called it didn't really matter, because it all boiled down to their entire mission having been plagued by disaster from the get-go. Starting with their one and only satellite radio getting bashed to smithereens on the side of the mountain when its strap broke during their fast-rope insertion into enemy territory. Continuing after they'd snatched al-Masri from his bed in one of the tiny houses crammed in the valley below, only to be spotted by one of his men who'd chosen the unholy hour of oh-three-hundred to go take a piss. And ending with the Taliban leader's army boiling from the village to fan out across the valley, effectively cutting off Jake and his team's planned route of escape and causing them to miss their evac out of this godforsaken hellhole. As a result, they'd been forced to take cover in a tiny outcropping of trees clinging precariously to the side of one hellaciously sheer barren-ass mountain.

    And to add a shiny turd on top of this crap sundae, the sun was coming up, slipping over the mountains to their east and spilling its disastrous light all around them.

    "So whatchu boys wanna do now?" Rock asked in his slow Cajun drawl. Jake glanced at him briefly before turning his attention to the CO's scarred face.

    "Kill 'im," Boss said, spitting on the ground like a visual exclamation point. "If we don't, we probably won't make it outta here. And if we try to take him with us, this douchebag will give away our position the first chance he gets. Intel says his army consists of between 80 and 120 fighters, which means at best that's twenty-to-one and, at worst, thirty-to-one. We're good, gentlemen, the absolute best, but those aren't odds I'm comfortable entertaining."

    The four of them, Navy SEALs from Bravo Platoon, had been tasked with snatching Hamza al-Masri-the local Taliban leader personally responsible for the barracks bomb resulting in the deaths of over two hundred good Marines-and bringing him back to face some old-fashioned American justice. But that outcome was looking less and less likely as the hours and list of what-the-hells mounted.

    "Those aren't our orders," Jake murmured, pissed beyond measure at the entire assbag of a situation. "We were told to bring him in still breathing."

    "Yeah?" Boss scoffed, his face full of derision. "And just who gave those orders, do you suppose? Some pencil-pushing prick in DC who wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to how quickly things can go from sugar to shit out here on the battlefield, that's who. But what we're talking about here is serious, guys, something that could get us reprimanded at best, busted down in rank, or worse. I won't make the call. We all have to agree."

    Jake knew Boss was right. He knew killing al-Masri was their best chance at surviving. And Lord knew, he...

About the Author-
  • Julie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. For more information, please visit www.julieannwalker.com or follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/jawalkerauthor and/or Twitter @JAWalkerAuthor.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 13, 2012
    In this red-hot third installment of the Black Knights Inc. series (Hell on Wheels; In Rides Trouble), Walker pairs former SEAL Jake “The Snake” Sommers and Michelle Knight Carter, who happens to be the sister of Jake’s former commanding officer and the widow of his SEAL teammate Steven “Preacher” Carter. Four years after Preacher’s death, Jake comes to Chicago, where his former CO and surviving teammates have established Black Knights Inc., a covert governmental contracting firm. Michelle’s wary of Jake, who rejected her romantically, and Jake struggles to win back her trust as they learn that a mob boss is hell-bent on destroying the Black Knights and their families. As if that isn’t enough, Michelle has a big secret that will rock not only her family but Jake as well. Walker expertly combines heart-pounding action, touching romance, and sassy humor in an enjoyable roller-coaster ride that will leave fans eagerly waiting for the next episode. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, the Seymour Agency.

  • Single Titltes "Riveting... Thoroughly entertaining. "
  • Books, Books and More Books "I felt like I turned on the television in the middle of an awesome movie... very similar to Jaci Burton's Wild Riders series. "
  • The Book Whisperer "Action all the way though..."
  • Literary Escapism " Rev it Up by Julie Ann Walker delivered quite nicely."
  • Fresh Fiction "Rife with gripping suspense, high-octane action and sizzling sexual tension that will steam up the windows. "
  • Romantic Romps "Walker has a way with words and gives the reader such an insight into a secretive world. "
  • Spunky Bean "This new romantic suspense series had me laughing out loud and shedding a few tears."
  • RT Book Reviews "Seductive scenes and edge-of-your-seat action... yet another wild and exciting ride. 4 Stars"
  • Book-n-Kisses "This series is going on to my top 10 list of keepers and read over and over and overs."
  • Blithely Bookish "One of the things I most love about Ms. Walker's writing is her ability to take us from poignant to sexy to funny to intense... and she does it so well that you can actually imagine yourself there, caught up in whatever it is that's taking place."
  • In My Humble Opinion "What I like best about this series so far, besides the hunky guys, is Ms. Walker's quirky sense of humor and that the women aren't shrinking violets. "
  • World of Books "Rev It Up is the perfect mix of action and romance that will surely leave you feeling satisfied. Five stars for a job well done for Julie Ann Walker! "
  • Long and Short Reviews "A full-alert, high-voltage, fraught-with-danger, vicarious experience that is sprinkled with humor and super-charged with breathtaking love... Julie Ann Walker creates a riveting story that assails the senses and churns of emotions."
  • Night Owl Reviews "Walker delivered a great fast pace adventure alongside the romance that kept this story speeding along until the end. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick"
  • My Secret Romance Book Revies "Each book keeps getting better and better. ... "
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