Saturday 6 October 2012

ARC Book Review: Rev It Up!!

Book Title: Rev It Up (Goodreads/Amazon)
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Ebook & Paperback
Cost: $4.99 & $6.99
Pages: 352
How I got it: NetGalley 
My Rating:★★★★★
Erotica Rating: ★★★★

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 loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow...
She Aims To Make Him Beg
Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake's hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he's wrapped around her heat, he'll never let her go...

My Review:
I know I have been saying this a lot but I love this book. It is awesome LOL. I'm going to learn new words for 'awesome' I swear. At first I was hesitant to read this book after I read the first few pages, this had to do with Jake "the Snake" & his description of his feelings during his mission. It was a book that was going to deal with PTSD & I was afraid she would make it trite or really horrible. I have family & friends in the military & an ex who deals with PTSD, so for me it's a sensitive subject. I needed have worried, she dealt with it beautifully. Jake was an awesome character to read, & I loved his inner monologue, he was a well written character to read. he made me laugh quite a bit especially when he talked himself out of jumping Michelle the first time he saw her, just WOW.

The character knows he's messed up & takes himself off to deal with his issues. Instead of coming back home & losing it with those he loved. I loved that he came home to fight for his love and took on Michelle, knowing the drama that it would stir up but wanting it anyway. I loved that Michelle was a good strong character who didn't just roll over and take him back, she made his butt work for it.

It was in reading the BBQ scene that I realized that this book was part of a series, but it's so well written that you don't need to have read the previous books to get the story and it's history. I'm in love with the glimpses of the characters from the previous books, which makes me want to read those like ASAP. These characters are awesome, fun, funny & very well written. I loved that the characters seemed real and well written as to their military information.

OMgosh I went through the wringer of emotions in this book, when the bomb Michelle dropped on Jake really floored me, & I know that this would rightly bring any man to his knees & the reaction was well written & I loved how her family didn't let her entirely off the hook, but still backed her up anyway. Heck even the bad character was fleshed out and had reason for his actions which seems to be lacking sometimes in books.

The adventure was fun & fast paced one I got into the story I couldn't put it down, I loved all the stories that were being shared and how they were woven together. Reading it was like watching a really good show I got all involved especially with near misses & when one particular scene happened I cried and hoped they would figure it out in time. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, especially those that have come before but especially the story that I know must be coming up. I can just hear that cajun accent all the way over here and can't wait to watch it all go down.

It's a five star, I LOVED this book, I gave it a four on the love scenes because the build up was smokin... A burn rubber, shift to the top of the To Be read pile kind of book. Click the button below to add to your goodreads list:

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