Review: Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker

Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights (# 6)
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Bad-boy bikers by day & special ops team by night-these New York Times bestselling Black Knights keep you on the edge of your seat!


Only a crisis could persuade Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar, let alone ask Black Knights Inc. operator Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. But her uncle has vanished into thin air, and sexy, surly Mac has the connections to help her find him. What the big, blue-eyed Texan has against her is a mystery… but when the bullets start to fly, Mac becomes her only hope of survival, and her only chance of finding her uncle alive.


Mac knows a thing or two about beautiful women- mainly that they can’t be trusted. Throw in a ticking clock, a deadly homegrown terrorist, and some missing nuclear weapons, and a man just might find himself on the wrong end of the gun. But facing down danger with Delilah is one passion-filled thrill ride…


Review: I picked up book one in this series on a whim. I was kinda curious about the black ops group parading around as bikers. But with that first book, I fell in love with these guys and gals and have anxiously awaited each new installment to the series. And Hell for Leather is a great addition to a top-notch series.

In this book we have Mac and Delilah. We’ve met Delilah in past books as the owner of the neighborhood bar that the Black Knights often frequent. And then we have Mac, an ex-FBI agent turned Black Knight. These two have the hots for each other, but have never really acted on them. Mac has trust issues and well, Delilah has been waiting for Mac to make a move. Once Delilah breaks through Mac’s walls, their chemistry, which was already pretty hot, burns up the sheets.

The romance in this book is pretty secondary and while it’s very well developed, that’s actually the way I prefer my romantic suspense stories. I need the suspense to be front and center. And Ms Walker delivers. Without trying to giveaway anything (well, anything more than the blurb already did), Delilah calls on Mac and his Black Knight buddies to help her find her missing uncle. She’s really close to her uncle since he raised her. Ms Walker takes the reader on a fast paced ride filled with deadly terrorists, government secrets and high tech gadgets.

Ultimately, I enjoyed the ride I was taken on. I felt that the ending was perhaps a little too rushed for my tastes. I suppose I wanted a bigger showdown in the end as it was a little too anticlimactic.

This book is part of a series, but can stand alone quite well. But as with most series, I totally recommending reading the past books as many characters (and couples) from those books make an appearance and it will make those appearances all the more meaningful.