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Full Throttle

(Black Knights Inc. #7)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  4,310 ratings  ·  345 reviews
She Needs a Hero...

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a grou
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Carmen by: Romantic Times Book Review

This is a mixed bag.

Carlos "Steady" Sotos is a medical doctor turned Army Ranger turned Black Knight Black Ops Specialist. He has been in love with Abby, the President of the United States's (POTUS) daughter, since she was 18 and he was 24. But he always thought a.) he was too old for her (which is silly) and b.) he was "from the wrong side of the tracks" and Puerto Rican and she is white and rich.

She lov

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Oh, where to start. I blew through this book. And not for any good reason. I just had to finish it so that it would be done. That's a little general and with so many people loving this book, I do owe a big explanation. I mean, I'm definitely in the minority here. So maybe I'm just being super sensitive or picky because I just read something that was not my favorite ... I don't know. But here it is.

Let me start off from when I found this book. I
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This is one of those authors you just have to read!! All of her books are so good & full of action. I really liked that this book was about the guy and his sudden realization about loving the woman & her self blame for a mistake she made that in a round about way set off a sequence of events causing her best friend's and his sister's death.

This is a chase book... Characters are out of their natural setting & in the jungle. People are after them...

I LOOOOVVVEEE This series!!
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for review

Another great BKI book. Loved Steady and Abby. They were just amazing. There was an added bonus of seeing Dan and more Ozzie. Plus we get to see maybe the start of a spin-off series or will these hot SEALS be joining the BKI when they retire...hhhmmmm
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

Secret service fails
President's daughter kidnapped
Can he find, save her?

Thrilling excitement
Bang bang shoot-em-up action
Race through the jungle

Re-reading series, Sept/Oct 2015
Jackson D'Lynne
I received this book through NetGalley, and even though it’s been archived I figured I’d go ahead and read it, and give my "vaunted" opinion. Hell, most authors love getting feedback on their books; it’s what helps motivate us as writers. I, for one, would love more readers to provide feedback/reviews of my book. Not only do I want to read lots of praise for my work, but negative/critical feedback aides me in crafting my next story in a way more people will appreciate it. Mostly, I just like rea ...more
Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
I got an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ahhhh, this book. I did not realise the way I felt towards it until I sat down to write this review. Warning - some ranting below, but spoilers have been hidden.

Ok. Firstly, I have not read any of the other Black Knights Inc. books. I thought this would be a major issue, but I found myself able to get into the story and I did not feel like I had been missing too much. There were some parts I ended up skimming, where the Black Knights
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 5 Full Throttle Stars ~

Full Throttle is book seven in the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. All the novels in this series can stand-a-lone. The author takes us on a riveting, action-packed, steamy romance with some twists and surprises along the way.

Another fabulous BKI novel. I LOVED IT! Carlos embodies a hot special ops member with a great big heart. Abby is funny and likable. I just loved the comments that came out of her mouth, which added to her appeal. Both, Abby and Car
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting adventure. Carlos and Abby had known each other eight years earlier, but the time wasn't right for them. Abby was the eighteen year old daughter of a presidential candidate and Carlos was the twenty-five year old med student who was the son of immigrants. Carlos's sister Rosa was Abby's student adviser. The book starts with a flashback to the event that changed their lives. Abby has just encountered Carlos, who she has a massive crush on. She is on the way to meet his sister, bu ...more
The story of Carlos "Steady" Soto and his latest assignment who is someone from his past, Abby, one of the daughters of the President of the United States.

Carlos's team is tasked with providing additional security for Abby on her trip overseas after chatter had been intercepted of plans for a kidnapping of her sister. Their presence is supposed to be only a precaution, but when most of her security team is eliminated and Abby is gone, the Black Knights are the only ones near enough to provide as
Paranormal Kiss
Full Throttle is the 7th book in the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. This one focuses on Carlos (Steady) and Abby, the president’s youngest daughter, but the story is told from the viewpoint of five characters. The bulk of the story is told by Carlos and Abby. The other characters we follow are Penni, a secret service agent, Dan (The Man), and to a lesser extent, the main bad guy.

I really liked Full Throttle but I did find Abby’s perception of events from 8 years ago to be overdr
Susan (susayq ~)
I really liked this one! The heroine, Abby, wasn't all teary-eyed and crying like most of the heroines in this series. However, we did see quit a bit of Agent Penni, who was spending a lot of time trying not to cry and failing at it. Carlos "Steady" Soto was hot with his domineering ways in the sack. I liked it ;) ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Was mostly bored during this. I've liked the other novels in this series enough, but this one I didn't enjoy really. It felt like a lot of annoying filler, and I hated all of the alternating view points. There were way too many. It was spread too thin. ...more
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, elib, x-2015
2.5 stars
Incy Black
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Caveat: Maybe I was in a negative mood when I read this book, but was unaware of this.

Usually, I thoroughly enjoy Julie Ann Walker's books, and will read them more than once. Her characters are terrific and tend to carry a lot of hard-edged swagger, but Full Throttle seemed to lack the punch I've come to love. And I blame Abby (heroine). I wanted to slap her out of the book because she kept interrupting the flow of the story with her silly observations and expressions. And as for the guilt trip
For me, this was a boring book punctuated with semi-decent action scenes that are very few and far in between. It gave me a Romancing the Stone kind of feeling, but as if this was a pale comparison to that romance story. It had a lot of totally unprofessional and unrealistic activities and situations that I found annoying, to the point where I was skimming or even skipping the multiple sex scenes entirely. I also thought that there was too much going on, as it was supposed to be Carlos and Abby' ...more
Abby Thompson has tried to live a semi normal life, which is next to impossible when your the President of the United States daughter. In one instant everything changes and she distances herself from the one man who she had come to rely on. Eight years later Carlos "Steady" Santos is assigned to Abby's detail, memories of the past still haunt both but Abby had a reason for the choices she made. When Abby is kidnapped Carlos stops at nothing to find her. Can they get past their history and begin ...more
2.5 Stars...Well, every author seems to have a bad book and since I can't write a lick, I feel bad for posting a poor review. But...I'd swear this one was written by someone else! The language/writing seemed juvenile, the characters were shallow (and juvenile), and the fast-pace of thrills I look for in Ms. Walker's books seemed lacking (and juvenile). The only redeeming value was the introduction of the SEAL Team Alpha who will be the focus of the author's new series based on these guys retirin ...more
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: badass-black-ops
It's more like 3.5 stars. I love BKI but oh man, Abby was by far the most annoying character. All the Abby-isms made me want to throw the book across the room. I get that she was 'dorky' but c'mon, some of those phrases were ridiculous.

That being said, I can't wait for Penni and Dan's book. Brooklyn and Detroit. I loved that. And omg!!! Ozzie! I have to find out what happens to my Ozzie, he's been the best part of many of the books.

So if you like the series, power through. The set-up for the f
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Abby Thompson is the presidents daughter. Carlos "Steady" is a Black Knight who rescues her from kidnappers. They have a past together and during their escape through the jungle the rekindle the old flame. I love the Black Knight series, but I have to say this wasn't one of my favorites. I guess I miss the other guys and their significant others. I love Ozzie and was sorry to see him get hurt in this story. I can't wait to see where his story will lead. ...more
Amy R
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you ready for an adventure that takes you to the Malaysian jungle with the president’s daughter, a few terrorists, and an ex Army Ranger? That is where you will find yourself in Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker, another book in her Black Knights, Inc series! If you haven’t read this series, I encourage you to do so. While each book has it’s own plot there are characters and an ongoing plot that runs through each book, so reading from beginning to end is best.

President Thompson’s daughter, A
Bette Hansen
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the characters of Abby and Carlos but the story wasn't my favorite of the series. ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book here's two people that you think wouldn't work but in the end they do ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I know I have said it before, but I will say it again- I love this series! As soon as I finish one book, I am already anxiously awaiting the next one, and Full Throttle was everything I hoped it would be.

Carlos “Steady” Soto and Abby Thompson have known each other for years although things did not end well the last time they saw each other 8 years ago. Now Steady and several other BKI boys have been assigned to a private security detail for her under the threat of a kidnapping attempt b
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
In College, Abby Thompson fell for med student Carlos Soto even though he was older and her friend's brother. She always assumed he thought of her as just another pesky little sister. There were also extinuating circumstances since her father was a politician in line for the Presidency. So they were friend-zoned. But one day their worlds changed and they were ripped apart by tragedy that left a mark on both on them.

Eight years later, Carlos "Steady" Soto is part of a BKI team in place to guard t
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Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


Review copy provided for an honest review

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional roller-coaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got.
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received this as a freebie at RT15.

The hero, Carlos, and heroine, Abby, meet eight years before the action in this book and never see each other again after Carlos' sister is killed in a bombing clearly meant for Abby who is the daughter of the next U.S. President. Abby does a lot of immature babbling in the prologue, but I was hoping it was to underscore her youth (19) as compared to Carlos (25). Unfortunately, the immature babbling morphed into incessant "woe is me" style babbling with the o
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full Throttle is another fabulous, nail biter installment of the Black Knight Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. Get ready to have your adrenaline pumping, in this non-stop action packed race for survival.

Abby Thompson is the USA president's daughter. While she is traveling for a conference oversea, a kidnapping threat is unraveled. Carlos “Steady” is placed on a special task force to protect Abby. Abby and Steady have a past history leaving unresolved skeletons in their closests.

When the chips ar
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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She Needs a Hero...

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in excha
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Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and ...more

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