Published by Soucebooks Casablanca on October 3rd 2017
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He puts the hot...Christian Watson, a former SAS officer and current BKI operator, never thought he would return to England after a terrible turn of events forced him to abandon his homeland. But now he's back on British soil where old enemies are determined to do him in. Fighting for his life is pretty much SOP for Christian. Doing it with the beautiful, bossy Emily Scott in tow is another matter entirely.
In hot pursuit.Emily lost her coveted job at the CIA because of a colleague turned rogue, and now she has just one rule when it comes to men: they're for recreational purposes only. But when she and Christian are thrust into very close quarters while evading two mysterious men who want Christian dead, she can't help but question all her ideas about love and life lived on the edge. Battling the bad guys is hard enough, battling her feelings for Christian just might prove impossible.
~~Reviewed by Jen~~
Former SAS officer Christian Watson has left his life in England behind with no desire to return to the scene of his disgrace. Emily Scott found out the hard way not to mix business with pleasure when she lost her job with the CIA. Now BKI operatives Christian and Emily are caught up in a mission that has thrown some serious curves, but it is their hair-trigger attraction that just might be the very thing that puts not only their lives but also their hearts at risk.
In book eleven of the Black Knights Inc. series, Hot Pursuit, the feel felt as fresh as book one! This author could not have devised a better character than Christian Watson to carry the weight of hero on his shoulders. With a complex and difficult past, Christian was still true to the traits of being a man of honor. Ms. Walker pretty much ensured no reader could walk away from Christian without a hardcore book crush. This guy had appeal from every conceivable angle and then some. His joking pretty boy demeanor masked so many emotional scars that his falling in love with Emily was proof of the extreme and powerful degree of passion he held for her. Not to be outdone Emily Scott’s tough girl persona hid a surprisingly sweet and caring heroine who did not know her own worth. The magnitude of Emily’s reluctance to enter relationships based on her upbringing was a hurdle that few heroes would attempt, forget about being successful at, but then they were not Christian. When this pair finally connected it was like the whole work fell together because in the larger scheme of things a wrong was righted. A great match!
Julie Ann Walker let loose some fantastically heated banter in Hot Pursuit. Between the fast-paced suspense and the raging maelstrom of hormone soup stirring up this work by the cast, Walker left no heart unturned. Every person in this book was perfectly played and added to the story. This writer did a phenomenal job of maintaining a tense sexual current between her lead couple even while moving her espionage plot at a furious speed. Hot Pursuit had no lag and while full of author’s trademark wit she was able to bring about some extremely thoughtful and poignant moments without diminishing them with her humor. What really added a nice touch to this story were the scenes that showed not only the leads frustration stemming from their attraction but their friends, as the saying goes it takes a village. Memorable, action-packed and not to be ignored Hot Pursuit is just that good!
*While this book can be read as a stand-alone, readers overall experience would be enhanced by reading the previous books in the series*
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.