Romance Lovers for the Challenge-Impaired discussion

Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., #1)
This topic is about Hell on Wheels
note: This topic has been closed to new comments.
50 views
Archived: Series Reads > Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc. #1) by Julie Ann Walker (Start Date : February 16, 2015)

Comments Showing 1-50 of 121 (121 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1 3

message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Feb 16, 2015 02:39PM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments


Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker
He’s the bad boy she’s always wanted...

Nate “Ghost” Weller has loved Ali Morgan nearly half 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 his secrets 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’s kept at arm’s 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 bullets explode, so does their passion. But can love really conquer all? Or are some things just too terrible to forgive?

★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩

Please feel free to join us. As always expect spoilers.


Cast of Characters
Nathan Douglas Weller, AKA "Ghost": Black Knight operative; He was best friends with Ali's brother.
Alisa Morgan: Kindergarten teacher; She believes that someone is following her so she goes to Nate for help.
Frank Knight, AKA "Boss": Black Knights boss.
Rebecca Reichert, AKA "Rebel": Black Knight mechanic; She is secretly training to become an operative.
Ethan Sykes, AKA "Ozzie": Black Knight operative.
Dan Currington, AKA "The Man": Black Knight operative.
Patti Currington: Black Knight office manager; Dan's wife.
Grigg Morgan: Ali's brother; He was killed while on a mission with the Black Knights.
Ron Dunn:
Thompson:
Paul Morgan:
Candice Honeypot:
Johnny Vitiglioni:
Raquel Silva:
Manus Connelly: Works the gate at BKI.
Mr. Alan Aldus: Senator
Christian: Black Knight operative.
Dagan Zoelner, AKA “Z”: Ex-CIA Agent, working for Senator Aldus
Steady Soto: Black Knight operative.
Billy Bob Thorton:
Chelsea Duvall:
Elilah:
Rocco De Lucca:
Fuller:
Jordan Delaney: Special Agent of the FBI, asked Grigg to perform a private security detail for a party Senator Aldus threw for the Pakistani Ambassador to the Vatican.
Mr. Mystery:
Dan Man:
Boss:
Peanut: Large grey cat, lives at Black Knights, Inc.


message 2: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Feb 18, 2015 05:18PM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments
CHAPTER BREAKDOWN OPTIONS

Date Chapters PPDQs*
February 16 Prologue - Chp.07 Lisa Kay
February 17 Chp.08 - 015 Gisela
February 18 Chp.16 - 020 ShoSho

PPDQs* = Person Posting Discussion Questions

(view spoiler)



message 3: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oh! I'm in for this one, too, O.E. Looking forward to it.


message 4: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm in .


message 5: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Oh! I'm in for this one, too, O.E. Looking forward to it."

Yaaay!


Debbie (halfpint66) | 138 comments Another series I started and loved and got way behind on.


message 7: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **waves** Hi, Debbie!


message 8: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Debbie wrote: "Another series I started and loved and got way behind on."

Maybe you can catch with the buddy reads ?


Debbie (halfpint66) | 138 comments Maybe.


Lauren (laurenjberman) I'll be joining too :0)


message 11: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yay!


Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 744 comments I didn't enjoy this one as much but I will read your comments on it


message 13: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Okay, I have the 1-800-Pack-Rat people bringing a POD on the 19th and people helping clear out the attic. However, I'll try to get to this one before or after the 19th.


message 14: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments We were supposed to read it on the 16th ! I think Winter made a mistake !!!


message 15: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Sorry , ladies , my mistake ! I'm going to change the date to 16th .


message 16: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Okay. I'm good for the 16th.


Lauren (laurenjberman) 16th is good for me too :0)


Marian Tustison O'Connor | 31 comments I'll be reading it as soon as m library hold comes up. It looks great


message 19: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Neat, Marian.


message 20: by Lara (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lara | 2335 comments I bought this book (and the next 2) a while back. So, I'm happy to see this thread. I'm looking forward to starting tomorrow.


Lauren (laurenjberman) Hope this one fits the Dance Party song then I can start it tomorrow :0)


message 22: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments LOL!


message 23: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Feb 15, 2015 08:29AM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Chapter Breakdown Options above. Do you ladies want to read this in three or four days?


Anjali (anjali6678) | 112 comments I'm in


message 25: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Great, Anjali. Welcome.


message 26: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments It doesn't matter to me how many days we choose to read this one; I'll go with the flow.


message 27: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Added a Cast of Characters to Post #1 above. Looks like there are a ton of characters in this one.


Lauren (laurenjberman) Bummer! Doesn't work for Dance Party :0(


message 29: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Aww...


message 30: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Got my book now . I vote for 3 days.


message 31: by Lara (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lara | 2335 comments 3 days works for me as well as I teach on Thursday night.


message 32: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Huh alpha whiskey !! never heart of that!


Deyara | 28 comments theres a charlie foxtrot too, I was thinking, what the? but I think I worked it out lol


message 34: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments At 26% and loving this . The black knights sound like KGI , I hope they turn sappy after they get their HEA!


message 35: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments LK did you start? I finished chapter 7 . I'm stopping for the night.


message 36: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Ch. 2 (view spoiler)


message 37: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "Ch. 2 [spoilers removed]"

LOL Yes a bit pervy but I thought was funny!
It's supposed to be cute but it wasn't. But it shows that shes nervous.


message 38: by Gisela, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I find it annoying and of course, he thinks it's adorable. *eye roll*


message 39: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Still no ,LK ! Should I do the first set of Qs?


message 40: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments ShoSho wrote: "Still no ,LK ! Should I do the first set of Qs?"

No. Lisa Kay is working on them now.


message 41: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Winter (Online Elf) wrote: "ShoSho wrote: "Still no ,LK ! Should I do the first set of Qs?"

No. Lisa Kay is working on them now."


:X:X


message 42: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Dum Dum



message 43: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk



message 44: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Feb 16, 2015 03:47PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Lisa Kay’s Discussion Questions for Prologue – Chapter 7

1. Okay, was it just me or were there others of you trying to figure out what the issue was between Ali and her parents? Maybe I’m thinking too hard, but I couldn’t get the main gist of the problem. Was it because she wasn’t showing enough emotion over the loss of her brother? Is so, then why did she hold her emotions in check until she got in the car with Nate? **shrugs** I didn’t get it. Did you?

2. I also can’t figure out what kind of a name “Grigg” is, or how to pronounce it. Any clues? Half the time I’m calling him Geoff or Griff in my mind, just because it is easier.

3. What did you think of the mugging scene arranged by Senator Aldus. Stupid of him. What would a mugging get him? What of Ali showing up on Nate’s doorstep without notification? Of her thinking he’s a cyborg?

4. Is “Z” going to be a problem for Senator Aldus? Will he end up protecting Ali?

5. They bugged her underwear? Really? And they survive the washing machine?

6. What do you think of the verbal back and forth between Frank and Rebecca?

7. Do you mind all the different POVs? Do you mind all the nicknames? Are you keeping them straight?

8. Is anyone else wondering at the team’s vulnerability of hiring three more people right now? I mean couldn’t one of them be set-up as a spy by Senator Albus?

9. Obviously the chop-shop is not what it seems, if they are “wanding” her panties! I’m glad she called them on it. Still, were you surprised Frank told Ali what happed to Grigg?

10. Okay, I’m confused. It seems like the Brazil job for “some senator,” but when we got the Senator Albus’s POV, he only let Nate live when he was being tortured because he figure he didn’t know anything. I thought the torture took place by the Hezbollah militants in the Serrian desert. (Shouldn’t it be spelled Syrian?)

11. What did you think of Becky “peeking” into Grigg’s eMail?

12. Where do you think the files are? Ali doesn’t seem to know anything about them.

13. What did you think of the scene at Red Delilah’s? Dagan’s thoughts? Buzzard’s flirting? Ozzie’s teasing? The gun? The disappearing act?

14. I was going to ask what happened that day at the beach, but it seems that now we know. Hmmm… do you think the behavior between these two is strange after that or what? What a place to stop, too.



message 45: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Feb 16, 2015 04:26PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay’s Discussion Questions for Prologue – Chapter 7

1. Okay, was it just me or were there others of you trying to figure out what the issue was between Ali and her parents? Maybe I’m thinking too hard, but I couldn’t get the main gist of the problem. Was it because she wasn’t showing enough emotion over the loss of her brother? Is so, then why did she hold her emotions in check until she got in the car with Nate? **shrugs** I didn’t get it. Did you?
No it wasn't just you , I want more information on their relationship . It seemed she was jealous of her parent's relationship ! Hmm

2. I also can’t figure out what kind of a name “Grigg” is, or how to pronounce it. Any clues? Half the time I’m calling him Geoff or Griff in my mind, just because it is easier.
Maybe it's a nickname ,everyone on the team has one , so ... ! If he doesn't have a nickname ,it would be a mistake on author's part.

3. What did you think of the mugging scene arranged by Senator Aldus. Stupid of him. What would a mugging get him? What of Ali showing up on Nate’s doorstep without notification? Of her thinking he’s a cyborg?
Here is what I think . The bag that Grigg sent her has the notes concealed in it but the Senator doesn't know that . He arranged the mugging because he think Ali keeps the notes close to herself so the handbag is the logical place to keep them . The police didn't take her seriously so she went to him , her attraction to him could have played a part in that too .

4. Is “Z” going to be a problem for Senator Aldus? Will he end up protecting Ali?
I think he'll be a problem for Aldus and I have a feeling he'll get his own book

5. They bugged her underwear? Really? And they survive the washing machine?
Yep the technology is good like that ;) I work in a electronic lab and we have really small chips that we have to use a the microscope to assemble . What I'm dubious of is the range of the bugs for sending and receiving data . But this is fiction so ...**shrugs**

6. What do you think of the verbal back and forth between Frank and Rebecca?
I can't wait to get to their book !


7. Do you mind all the different POVs? Do you mind all the nicknames? Are you keeping them straight?
I think I'm keeping it straight because of the different POVs and the colorful character descriptions

8. Is anyone else wondering at the team’s vulnerability of hiring three more people right now? I mean couldn’t one of them be set-up as a spy by Senator Albus?
No I didn't think of that but I'm sure they'll do their research before hiring anyone !!

9. Obviously the chop-shop is not what it seems, if they are “wanding” her panties! I’m glad she called them on it. Still, were you surprised Frank told Ali what happed to Grigg?
Yes very surprised ! I didn't think he would give up the info so easily

10. Okay, I’m confused. It seems like the Brazil job for “some senator,” but when we got the Senator Albus’s POV, he only let Nate live when he was being tortured because he figure he didn’t know anything. I thought the torture took place by the Hezbollah militants in the Serrian desert. (Shouldn’t it be spelled Syrian?)
The Brazil job didn't have anything to do with Aldus .Grigg got a call from FBI agent (who got dead) so he got a job without telling anyone else . They only found out because they hacked his email. I'm thinking the Lebanese militants weren't there in the Syrian desert by accident . They were Aldus's agents .
You are right on the spelling !


11. What did you think of Becky “peeking” into Grigg’s eMail?
she said she got worried but that's not a very good excuse

12. Where do you think the files are? Ali doesn’t seem to know anything about them.
In her bag

13. What did you think of the scene at Red Delilah’s? Dagan’s thoughts? Buzzard’s flirting? Ozzie’s teasing? The gun? The disappearing act?
A bit weird but it worked

14. I was going to ask what happened that day at the beach, but it seems that now we know. Hmmm… do you think the behavior between these two is strange after that or what? What a place to stop, too.
Yes what a place to stop :D I had to try very hard not to read chapter 8 !!!!


message 46: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments @ ShoSho

#1 – Good. Glad I’m not alone.

#2 – I asked my BFF and she thinks it is a type-o.

#3 – Yeah, I thought about that after I posted the DQs. Still, I think I’m giving the senator the benefit of the doubt about him thinking she carries it on her.

#4 – Yes, the more I read of him, the more I starting thinking he’d get his own book.

#5 – I’ve seen small electronics things, but able to make it though a washing machine? I don’t know.

#6 – LOL!

#7 – Yeah, I don’t really mind it, except that we don’t know right away whose POV we’re getting (for, like, a paragraph or two), so I have a tendency to scan down until I can see who it is, then jump back up. A little distracting for me.

#10 – Ah! Alright. Got it.

#14 – You’re so good! ☺


message 47: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Who is doing the next set of DQs?


message 48: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Winter (Online Elf) wrote: "Who is doing the next set of DQs?"

I think I can but can I commit later ?


message 49: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments ShoSho wrote: "I think I can but can I commit later ?"

Sure, babe.


message 50: by ShoSho , Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments @LK


#5.There is pro-type dam here , we have sensors and stuff in it to calculate various things so I think the washing machine part is easily doable !

#7. Yes I did that a couple of times too.


« previous 1 3
back to top
This topic has been frozen by the moderator. No new comments can be posted.