Author: Julie Ann Walker
Rating: 5 stars
*Obtained from Netgalley and Sourcebooks for an honest review
Summary: He’s the bad boy she's always wanted...
Nate "Ghost" Weller has loved Ali Morgan nearly all his life. But he's done something so heinous he's convinced she'll never forgive him if she discovers the truth, so he keeps his feelings and the truth to himself. Then she blows into town with a mother lode of bad guys on her tail and Nate can't deny she's in serious trouble. Unfortunately, he's the only one who can help her.
She's the good girl he kept at arms length...
Ali knows Nate as the most solemn, aloof man on the planet. Sadly, he's also the sexiest. For years she's avoided him, unable to stomach his dark scowls and brooding silences...especially when she secretly yearns for his touch. Now she must rely on him to save her from the malevolent shadows ghosting her every move. When the bullet explodes, so does their passion. But can love really conquer all? Or are some things just too terrible to forgive?
Review: When I stumbled upon this series on Netgalley I was instantly interested. I've been looking for a book with a great mix of action and romance and with this book I found that and so much more.
The great thing about this book was the fact that throughout the book the POV changed and constantly and we got to know not only Nate and Ali, but the other guys in the Black Knight crew as well. And the best part? I wasn't confused at all. It worked perfectly with the story and I really enjoyed seeing what drama was going on with the other characters.
I haven't rooted for a couple as much as I did for Nate and Ali in a long time. There was something about their romance, their yearning for each other that seemed so real to me. Ali thinks Nate can't stand her so in return she ignores him as well. But in reality Nate acts like that because he promised Ali's older brother he wouldn't do anything with her despite that touching her is exactly what he wants to do. I think their biggest problem was communication. If they only talked more and really said how they felt from the beginning they probably wouldn't have all the problems they did during the book.
Action packed, sexy men, bad ass girls, and a page turning plot, what's not to love about this series? Hell on Wheels is the first in the Black Knight Inc series and I can't wait to start reading what happens next!