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Note: I received this book as an eARC in exchange for my review. I was not paid to write this, and all opinions stated are my own.
Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker was a fun read. I love the guys at Black Knights Inc., and Carlos “Steady” Soto is no exception. The book starts off with Abby Thomson, daughter of a presidential candidate, as a young college student. Rosa, Carlos’s twin, was her mentor. Rosa’s unfortunate death threw Abby and Carlos in different directions, but fast forward eight years later, they’re thrown together once again.
To be honest, I didn’t find Full Throttle to be all that thrilling Yes, Abby gets kidnapped. Yes, Carlos saves her. & The story even deals with terrorists. I didn’t find it that interesting though. Or at least, the suspense factor of the story wasn’t the driving force behind me reading it. Julie Ann Walker did insert some POV from the terrorist leader, which gave some insight into why Abby was kidnapped. I don’t think it really added much beyond that and probably could have occurred a bit less.
Carlos and Abby were the best part of the story for me, and I don’t think I saw enough of them. Every time a secondary character’s POV came, I was a bit disappointed. All I wanted to see was how Carlos and Abby would repair their relationship. Plus Abby was a hoot! She had the funniest, most creative method of swearing I’ve seen yet.
There was also a big secret, a secret Abby kept from Carlos for eight years because she promised her father. I felt for Abby. She held so much guilt because of it. Unfortunately for the reader, Julie Ann Walker holds onto that secret until the very end, building up the anticipation. I wanted to know the secret so badly, while reading Full Throttle. It kept me invested in the story, that’s for sure.
All in all, I enjoyed reading Julie Ann Walker’s Full Throttle. It fell a bit short in the mystery/suspense aspect for me, but it didn’t keep me from falling in love with Carlos and Abby’s story. I seriously do wish there was more.