Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his distance, a skill that has kept him alive as a sniper but has also kept away any love interest he might have. In Hell on Wheels by Julia Ann Walker, Nate has allowed only one person to get close to him, his best friend and fellow special ops man Grigg Morgan, when Grigg warns Nate to keep his distance from Grigg’s younger sister Ali Nate has no choice to keep stay away from the attractive Ali. Retired from the military and now part of a special ops group Black Knights, Nate is shocked when Ali tracks him down but he has no choice but to help her when Ali comes to him for protection.
With the death of her brother, Grigg, Ali Morgan has lost the one person she is close to. A kindergarten teacher not used to espionage and danger when Ali starts getting followed and then someone tries to kidnap her she realizes there is only one person she can turn to, Nate.
Special Ops novels are hit or miss for me, some I love but some I don’t finish, I think it depends on the subject matter and the author (and as always, my mood when I pick up the book). Hell on Wheels by Julia Ann Walker was a devourer for me, you know, when you sit down to read it and only look up when you have inhaled the entire novel in one sitting. I loved Ali’s character, trying to be brave and do what needed to be done and yet having the realistic traits (personally I loved it that she got nauseous at times). Nate was the strong alpha who had suffered greatly and then had to the unthinkable. Hell on Wheels was funny, sexy and had me literally in tears at one point in the novel. Walker’s Black Knights are funny and fabulous, I have already read In Rides Trouble and plan on reading the next two novels in the series.
You can read an excerpt here.
Black Knights Inc. Reading Order:
Thrill Ride (April 2013)
Title: Hell on Wheels
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 384
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: August 2012
Available for purchase: Amazon