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Born Wild

(Black Knights Inc. #5)

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She's got three rules:

1. Trust no one… Eve Edens has been abandoned, used, or manipulated by almost everyone she's ever met. Born into ridiculous wealth, she's dealt with the petty jealousies and sordid little resentments for nearly thirty years. But after three botched attempts on her life, she can no longer ignore the truth. Someone wants her dead.

2. Avoid the bad boys
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Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published November 2013)
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Carmen
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Recommended to Carmen by: Romantic Times Book Review
JESUS. Sometimes he wanted to kick his own ass for the way he'd been treating her since their reintroduction.

This hero was a jerk. When he was 18, Billy met Eve and they dated for three months. She promised she'd wait for him while he was training to be a Navy SEAL, but she didn't. And she married someone else.

Now. Was this bad? Of course. Should she have waited for Billy? Of course.

But the fact is that this was 12 years ago and he's never forgiven her or let go of his hurt and anger.

Now someone
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Anna Banana
3.5 stars!



I can't believe it's been 3 years since I've last read a book in the Black Knights Inc. series! Holy cow, where did the time go and why did I just forget about this series?!

The first half of this book was soooo good. I didn't even mean to read this book I just saw it on my kindle and I thought "wow I forgot about this series" and I started to read the sample on Amazon just to see if I'd like it and then the next thing I knew, I flew through the free sample and was quickly switching
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Debra Taylor
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, I loved it !!! The book was every bit as thrilling as I'd expected. As usual, the suspense was riveting, with a few twists & turns, and a whole lot of action. Julie Ann Walker did an outstanding job on this one, kept this reader second guessing right up until the end. As the plot unfolded, I was going crazy trying to figure out exactly who was trying to whack poor Eve. I loved the drama and how Billy & Eve interacted with each other. As a fan of the series, I knew these two had a ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
Another great addition to this series!

I liked Eve. She had a hidden strength that she discovered in here. She's always been kind of shy and a push over. When she stood up to her dad, I was proud of her. Especially since she was 30 years old lol. Our hero, Billy, was alright. I didn't melt for him. I felt like Eve was a more fleshed out character than he was.
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Wild Ride is the fifth book in the smoking hot Black Knights Inc. series by the talented Julie Ann Walker. This book was the one I was looking forward to reading the least, I think. Of course, it turned out to be one of my favorites. In this story, we finally get to learn what has made Bill so angry and gruff with Eve. Even better we get introduced to more of the alpha hotties that make up BKI. I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of these guys.

Eve was raised
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Lara
Apr 29, 2015 rated it liked it
This was better than the book before, though I still had to restrain myself from rolling my eyes. Eve is a sheltered rich girl who had a summer fling with Bill some 12 years ago. They fell in love, didn't do more than mess around, then Bill went off for Navy SEAL training. Well, things happened and Eve got married while Bill was still in training and he has kept his distance ever since, even though she's best friends with his sister.

This book has been coming for a while as Eve and Bill have had
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Sunny
May 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
2.5 stars
I find it hard to write reviews for this Black Knight series. I often enjoy the stories, but with the exception of one (book 4), I find the writing difficult. It feels like the author is trying too hard to be hip by filling her sentences with slang: "Shit on a stick. Why the hell does life, and matters of the heart in particular, have to be so craptastically complicated?" Punctuating the story with slang makes the it fun, but when it happens over and over again, it gets tedious and
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Dee
Two-haiku review:

They loved each other
Then she married someone else
Now she's in danger

Who is after her?
Long time till bad guy's revealed
I figured it out

Re-reading series, Sept/Oct 2015
Heroesinbooks
4 Billy and Eve Stars

I enjoyed this audiobook. Great narration that flowed well
The story was well paced and if you love a second chance romance then this one ticks all the boxes.
Eve was 18 when she & Billy spent 3 months together, falling in love. Events happened and their relationship ended. Fast forward 12 years and Eve needs Billy’s help as she’s in danger. But can they ever be friends again, let alone lovers? Billy is a very gruff (and buff!) ex Navy Seal & he is the epitome of
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Court
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley.

Shel: This is my first foray into Black Knights Inc. territory and if it is your too, let me tell that it doesn't take too long to figure out how all of the characters fit together. So no worries if you haven't read the other books in the series...you can read this one and not feel lost. I felt mildly curious at the beginning about who these guys were and some of the references of past events but, honestly, it didn't hinder my ability
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Danielle  Gypsy Soul
3.5 Stars. BORN WILD is the fifth instalment in Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc series. This series focuses on one of the former Special Ops/Military/FBI sgents who are now working for a covert government operation called the Black Knights. This book centers around Wild Bill "Billy" a former Navy Seal and Eve a rich socialite. Eve and Billy have an intense past. They were in love when they were young but something went wrong and they had a bad breakup and Eve ended up marrying someone else. ...more
The BookWhisperer
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, favorites
Julie Ann Walker has been one of my absolute favorite authors since the first glimpse I had of Hell on Wheels. Now five books later it is just as clear today why I am so enraptured with her writing, because every single story is packed full of heart pounding action sequences and mouthwatering love stories. While I have to say that Thrill Ride is by far my absolute favorite in this series it is not due to the lacking of story in any of the remainder of the books. It is purely the attraction to ...more
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4.5 STARS

It’s finally here! I swear I have been waiting forever for this book. Ever since we were introduced to the shit storm of a relationship between Eve and Bill in book two, In Rides Trouble, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their story and find out what possibly could of happened to these two in the past. It wasn’t much of surprise that I was way off on my guess. Ms. Walker is brilliant and
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I’ve wanted to read one of Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc. books for a while. I even have a couple sitting on my bookshelf. I finally read one and now I have to go back and read the rest. With that said Born Wild was a fine place to start reading this series. It is the only book I have read from this author and works just fine as a stand-alone.
Eve has discovered that someone is after her and they mean to see her life end. She knows that the recent near death experiences are not random
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Kahea
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Bill and Eve have been a constant source of amusement for me throughout this series. It may be horrible to some to know that they’re snipes and barbs then regret at their words and constant denial of attraction could be viewed as a source of entertainment, but it was. So I had to wonder what kind of story we would get when these two were finally thrown together, unable to up and walk away, because while their antics were entertaining I didn’t think I could handle and entire book of it, and I ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
By and large, Born Wild was one of the best romantic suspense novels I’ve read so far this year. Well written, full of drama, action, laughs and love, you will enjoy every second of reading Wild Bill and Eve’s story of love, loss, and forgiveness. The plot is rich and filled with twists, turns, overlaps, and discovery of betrayal and secrets that change lives and teach that trust is something that should never be taken for granted. Bill and Eve are a perfect couple and experiencing the ...more
Jonel
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This novel is chalk full of suspense caused by the danger, mystery, and palpable chemistry that Walker puts down to paper. Her descriptions and narrative bring this novel to be in a larger than life way. I can definitely say that I didn’t see that ending coming, however. Walker kept me guessing right to the very end.

I love how raw & gritty the Black Knights are as individuals. Their rough and tumble demeanours really shine through Walker’s writing. At the same time, each has a little
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ShoSho
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, x-2015, elib
Much much much better than #4 ! A few eye-rolls here and there but overall very enjoyable ! More like 3.5 stars
Ann
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hot sexy alpha book Julie ann walker knows how to write hot steamy books
Mareli
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to stop here reading this series. I know that I don't like how this author writes. I don't like her way to describe action, every situation is really anticlimatic and the suspense is null.
Besides her heroines are really backless. I'm struggling trying to get the story finished :(
That's bad. I saw a lot of high reviews on those books so probably the problem is me!
Neyra ♦
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it

"In case you haven't noticed, your life is on the line here, Eve. Which means I'm not just willing to bend the rules, I'm willing to break every last one."

It's no secret I'm a fan of BKI. I've loved Julie Anne's series since I met Ozzy *g* But I will say that this series is also very hit or miss, at least for me. Some books are much more interesting in that they keep you on edge from page one, until you turn the very last.

I was looking forward to reading about Wild Bill, but honestly I wasn't
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Susan
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. The action and suspense were there from the first page and never really let up. Eve has had three "accidents" and is sure that someone is trying to kill her, but the police don't agree. After the latest one. Eve realizes she needs help, and goes to Black Knights Inc. But that also means facing ex-boyfriend "Wild Bill".

Twelve years earlier, when she was eighteen, she and Billy had been in love. But while he was away, she gave in to pressure from her father to date another man, and
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Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via NetGalley

3 stars

Why I Read this Book: Born Wild is THE book I’ve been waiting for. Bits and pieces of Eve and Bill’s backstory have been mentioned here and there in previous books but I’ve been waiting to find out their entire story. There’s tension and angst settling between the two and I wanted to find out the root of it all. And I did.

What I Liked: There’s still chemistry between Bill and Eve, even after all the years that have passed since they were a couple. It was
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Trish
ARC provided by NetGalley


Billy Reichert and Eve Edens have a tangled past that has left Billy's heart broken and hurt. He has built a fortress around his jilted heart and will never forgive Eve how she ended things between them.

While overseas, Billy learns of Eve's betrayal and forthcoming marriage--to another man--and the crushing sensation to his heart makes it impossible to forgive the woman he gave his heart to.

Eve Edens, a rich socialite, never intended to hurt the one true love of her
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Thenia
A couple that gets a second chance in love years after their separation.

Eve was the one who broke up their relationship, (view spoiler), something she's regretted ever since. She has been working on overcoming her tendency to let people walk all over her and when the police don't take her concerns that someone is trying to hurt her seriously, she has no choice but to turn to the Knights for help.

Bill is still bitter about
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Sandi
May 19, 2013 marked it as to-read
***YIKES *** I have made a major error. Thank you, ValerieC for bringing this to my attention. This review applies to:
Rev It Up (Black Knights, Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker , In Rides Trouble (Black Knights, Inc., #2) by Julie Ann Walker , Hell on Wheels (Black Knights, Inc., #1) by Julie Ann Walker , and Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker

Born Wild (Black Knights Inc., #5) by Julie Ann Walker is on my list to read.

I started out really liking this series (referring to the first four books). My husband and I each have motorcycles and enjoy riding. We don't try to pretend we're hard-core, just love the ride. I love adventure books and typically enjoy military type adventures.

So, a group of hot "ex" seals running a motorcycle shop as a cover. Sounds
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ℸℎℯrℯᏕα
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Born Wild was an enjoyable read. Bill is the brother of Eve’s bestie (Becky who is the h of the 2nd book in the series). Bill and Eve were attracted to one another 12 years ago. However, he went on to become a Navy Seal, she married someone else and broke his heart.

Bill is now an ex-Navy Seal working for Black Knights. A group of ex-military men headed by Bill’s brother-in-law Frank, working on covert missions the government would not officially undertake. Eve is the darling of Chicago’s
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Jami Dutcher
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much!!!!! I also love this author!!!! This is Eve and Wild Bill (Billy's) story. They were in love young then Bill went off to become a Navy Seal. Eve's family didn't approve of Bill and convinced her to go on a date with the man they chose. Unfortunate circumstances drive Eve to marry the wrong man. Now it's more than 10 yrs later and Bill still hates Eve for cheating on him and breaking his heart. But Eve's in trouble, someone is trying to kill her and the only person ...more
Wminbc
I really have enjoyed this series over the past four books. I loved Boss! So now to have Becky’s brother find his happy ever after…well, when Becky is happy, Boss is happy! Eve was a “child” 12 years ago when she let others manipulate her into a loveless (on her side) marriage and a life she never wanted. Tip: don’t take the easy road in love. Take the road less travelled, the one with sacrifice, the one that leads to true love or lonesome town. Because, as Eve discovered, it is better to be ...more
Elaine
Nov 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
I did not want to finish this book. It was seriously bad. I hated the writers style. There were so many stupid analogies it took away from the book. I got almost half way through the book before I decided to give up. Not as much for the storyline as the author' s style. Another thing that drove me crazy was the lengthy inner dialogue. They couldn't have a conversation without paragraphs or even pages of inner dialogue then it would go back to the story/ conversation. Imagine this, one sentence ...more
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Black Knights Inc. (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., #1)
  • In Rides Trouble (Black Knights Inc., #2)
  • Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3)
  • Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4)
  • Hell for Leather (Black Knights Inc., #6)
  • Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc., #7)
  • Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc., #8)
  • Wild Ride (Black Knights Inc., #9)
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“You want to tell us why you turn into a total Neanderthal whenever she's around?” 6 likes
“I love you, Billy. I've always loved you. And it's okay if you don't love me back. And I regret not telling you right from the start that I still love you. And I will always love you.” 3 likes
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