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03 January 2015

❤❤ 4 star review - Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker ❤❤

She Needs a Hero... 

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…

Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue... 

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?

I really liked this story. I was immediately sucked in to the whole story line of the president's daughter and the guy from the other side of the tracks. I loved the action and the dual storylines. We get to see the investigation and whole process from both sides. The ones at home base doing the investigating and then with Carlos and his rescue mission. Plus we also get to see both love stories unfold. Which, was written quite well. It could have been too much and overwhelming, but it was balanced just right. 

There was only one time that I skipped ahead because it was an overabundance of information. It was when the SEALs showed up and how they all knew each other. There was just a little too much background. I felt like there was so much more going on, I didn't really need more drama and information thrown in. 

I really liked the way that Carlos and Abby's relationship unfolded, how they reconnected so to speak. I also love that he was a little dominant with her. A whole lot alpha. I love that he does everything under his power to protect her and rescue her, regardless of how bleak it looks. I loved that their connection was undeniable, and so hot! And I loved the way the story flowed. 

I've never read Julie Ann Walker before. I really think I may be picking up more of her books. 4 stars from me!

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