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Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc. #3)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,888 Ratings  ·  366 Reviews
He's the heartbreaker she left behind...

He Never Misses a Target

Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly—and with lethal force. That's also how he broke Michelle Carter's heart. It was the only way to keep her safe—from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle's lovi
Mass Market Paperback, 321 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jul 29, 2015 Carmen rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Carmen by: Romantic Times Book Review
I hated this book. And the more and more I read it, the more and more my hatred grew. It was so horrible.

Jake shows up after 4 years of absence, looking to 'lay claim' to the woman he ALLEGEDLY loves. Michelle. He last saw her 3.5 years ago when she showed up at the Navy SEAL base to pour her heart out to him, and he said some horrible horrible things to her. Like that she's a gold-digging slut. And "all I ever wanted was a piece of that grade-A ass." And "You keep that sinfully luscious mouth o
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Rev it Up is the third book in Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights, Inc. series and my favorite of the three, so far. The story was both action-packed and poignant, opening with a heartbreaking, intense scene that had me feeling anger, sadness and loss. From the very first pages the tortured hero, Jake Sommers, grabbed hold of my heart and didn’t let go.
Soldier. Hero. Ladies’ Man. He’s the one who broke her heart...

Career soldier Jake “The Snake” Sommers has made a few mistakes in his life, but no
Oct 14, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it

Rev it Up is the third story in Julie Ann Walker's Black Nights, Inc. series. I've really enjoyed all the books in this series so far and Rev it Up is no exception. This book focuses on Michelle Carter (Frank's sister) and Jake Sommers, fairly new characters to the series.

Jake “the Snake” is back Chicago and his only goal is to get back into Michelle’s life and win her heart. Michelle is the woman he has loved for a long time despite turning away from her four years earlier. Jake is ready for a
Mar 27, 2013 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, dnf
I tried, I swear I tried, but really I couldn't bear this idiocy. I don't know what other people's idea of romance is. I don't think mine is something like this.

I find awful that a woman's life is on hold because eons ago she loved a prick and could never overcome this love. (It's demeaning to her husband and whatever love she had for him, too.) I find awful that he expects to come back to her life and she has to roll with it. I find awful that a brother wouldn't stand on his sister's side and
Sep 22, 2012 Wanderlust rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-alpha-men
Cover & Title - 4 out of 5.
Favorite Character - Franklin

This is my first read in this series & my first book by this author. I found the story interesting & I liked the chemistry between Jake & Michelle. I managed to feel a connection to all of the characters even though i hadn't read the rest of the series.
I laughed quite a lot while i was reading the book, which is always a plus. I also liked that there are kickass females in the book, i get so fed up with girls who are totall
Excellent read. Edge of seat ride & the romantic aspect of the story was ace!
Oct 03, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Jake is back in town to win back the woman he loves. He’s known and loved Michelle for years, but four years ago, hurt feelings, anger and miscommunications drove Jake to push Michelle at his best friend. They married and Michelle was pregnant when her husband, and Jake’s best friend, died in combat with Jake at his side. Jake, still fighting the demons in his head, lashed out at everyone, including Michelle when she begged him to come home. He stayed awa
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via NetGalley

Why I Read this Book: I’ve been hooked on this series since book one.

What I Liked: After the prologue, Rev It Up starts up right where In Rides Trouble left off. The prologue was the most intense part of the book. It just, POW! The prologue sets up the background story for Jake and Michelle. And their romance is not your traditional love story; it’s quite complex.

Jake is not an arrogant macho man who thinks he’s invincible. He knows there is danger present and h
Jonel Boyko
What a story! Walker has developed a world that is vibrant & larger than life. The fast paced, action intensive story kept me on my toes throughout. The intensity of the tale kept me coming back for more. The suspense and danger was so real that it was palpable. Walker combines suspense with emotional upheaval in a manner that kept me on my toes. The mix of secret operatives with lust and true love was quite the mix. At the same time, the plot of the tale kept me on my toes & guessing.

Susan (susayq ~)
Another great book in this series! It started off with a whole lot of action, and kept up the pace fairly well. Of course, there was romance in there, and it was good too...a little on the heartbreaky side, but I loved it!
Oct 02, 2015 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

Is she in danger?
He once loved her, now protects
Can they work it out?

Should read in order
Begins right after book 2
Unexpected twist

Re-reading series, September 2015
Oh, Julie babe--we must make a date and sit and talk about your smexy bikers. OH WAIT--we already did that, lol.

This series is fast growing one of my all-time faves. I love Walker's bikers and how she crafts a story; a little bit of humor, a whole lotta lovin'.

Rev It Up picks up where In Rides Trouble (Book Two) left off--and the action never stops. Jake has returned to the Black Knights fold and it is obvious to those in this elite group that things are smoking between Jake Sommers and Michel
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5 Stars

I really can’t say enough about these books. Every time I read a new Black Knights, Inc. novel, I am completely blown away that this is her first series. Ms. Walker has such a remarkable talent for letting these stories play out in your mind. It seems as though you are part of the scenery watching it happen. Rev it Up is book 3 in the Black Knights, Inc. series. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first two books I can’t express to you enough
Tam B.
Oct 14, 2012 Tam B. rated it liked it
For me the author broke with formula here.

In the first book you get a lot of Becky and Frank tension which leads to the second book. In the second book you get some Eve / Bill tension and pretty much a cameo from Jake and Michelle. Yet here they are headlining the third book. I'm guessing the author had her reasons but I wasn't as interested in this couple. In reading this book, I was more into the Rock / Vanessa tension

In this book we get a secret baby or rather secret fatherhood, which is ne
Anna's Herding Cats
Ahhh. Julie Ann Walker always leaves me torn. I really enjoy her storylines... even if there's very little to guess at where the villains are concerned. They're a little different and can be exciting. And I like the emotional upheavel all of her characters have to work through to find their happily ever afters. And oh I LOVE that so far every couple has known each other for years so the insta-lust factor they all get hit with seems so much more believeable because they have a history and actuall ...more
I have really enjoyed the previous stories in Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights Inc series but I have to say that Rev it Up was my favourite book so far and it has left me eagerly waiting for the next instalment. We met Shell in the previous book when she was introduced as Frank's sister, she is a single mum to her young son Franklin but we didn't really know much more about her background as Frank had worked hard to keep her out of his life at Black Knights Inc. When Shell introduced her to the ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
You know how with some series that release back to back, you just love the first book and you're super excited for this whole new series but the next book or third book might be kind of meh? Well you won't find that here! Every book in the Black Knights, Inc. series has been a hit out of the ball park!

Jake Sommers is back in town and the one person he wants to see is the one person that would rather avoid him. Michelle Carter has never forgiven him for breaking her heart and throwing her into an
Aug 05, 2012 D.C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Career soldier Jake “The Snake” Sommers has made a few mistakes in his life, but none so terrible as forsaking the only woman he’s ever loved. But he’s finally conquered his inner demon, the one that thirsted only for blood. So, now he’s back. And he’s not leaving without Michelle. Unfortunately, her enemy has other plans. Plans to see her dead.

Mother. Warrior. Lover. She’s the one he left behind...

Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for abandoning her all those years ago. Now
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.25/5; 3 stars; B

This is a pleasant romantic suspense series. I enjoyed the characters of Snake and Michelle, as well as Rock, Vannessa, Becky, and little Franklin.

I didn't like the angst creating plot device where one or both people in a potential relationship base all their feelings and goals and plans on misunderstandings due to not talking honestly with their partner. In all three of the books in this series, one or both main characters are absolutely convinced there can be no relationship
Oct 15, 2012 Mandy rated it really liked it
Solid 4.5. I love this author and this series. I'm absolutely foaming at the mouth for the next book in the series. Ms. Walker has done a great job of setting up the next couples/stories for us. So when I finished this one I wanted to know about Rock and Van.... like now. And there were a few unanswered questions regarding Jake and Shell. I thoroughly enjoyed Jake and Shell, although Shell's daddy issues drove me crazy. I was not prepared for the they unfolded in this one where ...more
Jul 23, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
This is another one of those books where I wish I would have known it was a series prior to reading the ARC I received from Netgalley lol. But in all honesty I didn't have a hard time keep up with it at all. There were a few places I may have had a question or two but the main story answered any question I may have had.

This was an excellent book, one where I will go back and read the first two in the series because I absolutely LOVE the concept ;)

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Barbara ★
Not as good as the first two but still very good. I really liked Jake though I found Michelle to be irritating. Oh sure Jake did her wrong but he had a very good reason and she won't even listen long enough to find out while holding her own massive secret from him. Another one of those instances of mis-communication and stubbornness.

I enjoy the other bad asses in the Black Knights so it's always a great read.
I usually don't mind (view spoiler) I even like it but this one wasn't done well.Although I enjoyed the story ,it could have been better if the author had paid attention to the details.
"Jake “ The Snake” Sommers knew the second he lost his chance with Michelle Carter that he would do anything in his power to get her back."

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Jan 09, 2013 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Shelves: julie-ann-walker
Very good but not my favorite. Frank and Becky's book is still my number one. Oh man if Jake said Yo one more time I was going to scream. lol Jake was a total softy. Who knew.
Jan 11, 2016 Lissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Nothing against this book at all because it fucking rocked. I just don't want to take the time to do the review it deserves because I'd rather be reading the next one!!!
Sep 18, 2013 Fil rated it really liked it
My favorite of the series so far.
Danielle Taylor
3.5 Stars for The is the third book in Julie Ann Walker's Black Knight Series. In this book Michelle (Shell) is a caring woman with a three year old son. She is wonderful with all the Alpha males that her brother has worked with and is known for taking care of them and listening to them. She had a deadbeat dad and an alcholic mother so she has issues with relationships and men but is determined that her son will not have to face any of those issues. Her husband died in Afghanistan and she has be ...more
Apr 19, 2015 Lara rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Another quick romantic suspense read. This one is about Michelle, Boss's sister, and her former flame Jake/Snake. The nickname isn't used much, so I'm not sure why the author bothered with it. We learn about what happened with Jake, and the guilt he's been carrying around. He wants to get back together with Michelle, but she's wary. In the meantime, a crazed mob hitman is after the crew in revenge for his brother's (in law's ?) death.

I had a harder time with this book as I felt that Michelle wa
Apr 30, 2015 Trea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2014
I really wasn't that impressed with this story. Don't get me wrong, I liked it overall, but it wasn't up to the quality I expect from the Black Knights books. I hated Michelle for most of the book, she was extremely self centered and entirely too vindictive for my tastes. Granted, Snake/Jake blew her off when she came to tell him that she was pregnant, but what woman gives up after one try?! Why didn't she tell her Spec Ops brother who the father was, so that he could find Jake and tell him? I c ...more
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Black Knights Inc. (10 books)
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