Narrator: Abby Craden
Length: 8 hours 15 min
Series: Black Knights Inc. #2
Published by Tantor Audio on August 12, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Rebel with a Cause
Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.
Man with a Mission
Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.
In Rides Trouble jumps right into the action when Becky finds herself taken captive by pirates. Yes, I said pirates. When I think pirates, I think of history’s pirates, and the pirate in this story does what he can do make himself appear to be one of those long ago pirates which makes for some pretty good jokes. It’s also funny that I just recently watched Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks, so it’s been a piratey type of month for me.
Becky’s character can be labeled as many things, but weak and defenseless is not one of them. Even in the worst of circumstances, she lifts her chin and works through it. When that doesn’t work, she’ll grab her bestie and hit the bar for some shots. That scene had me cracking up.
Frank was kind of lukewarm for me. His repeated mantra of “she’s too young” got on my nerves and actually made me picture him way older than he actually is. Also through most of the book, I had an idea he was doing something, or at least thinking of doing something that would hurt someone else and that made me disrespect him a little. I’m not sure if that whole plot area was a good one or not. It didn’t ruin the story for me, and since it worked out, I can’t say it was terrible, but I do think it kept me from really falling for his character. In the end, when his emotional wall falls down, he kind of redeems himself for me.
I enjoyed In Rides Trouble for its thrill ride of action, comical situations and emotional rollercoaster. All of the outside influences as well as their own issues surrounding their relationship had me pulled in and kept me wanting to shake everyone. The bad guy creeped me out, which always makes for a good suspense.
I think Abby Craden did a good job on the narration. She pulled me into the story so vividly that I only fleetingly had thoughts on the accents, nothing too distracting.
Definitely will continue the series as I am anxious to see how the budding stories from this book play out!
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