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Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan "Mac" McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery...but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is herOnly the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan "Mac" McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery...but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance of finding her uncle alive. Mac knows that beautiful women can't be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside in order to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives....

Title : Hell for Leather
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ISBN : 9781402294488
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Hell for Leather Reviews

  • Carmen
    2019-04-30 12:21

    "It's just that women like you aren't cut out for - " He stopped and shook his head. "You're nothing but trouble," he finally finished. "Nothing but trouble?" If her jaw hadn't been attached to her head, it would've dropped to the floor. "Jesus Christ, Mac. You're a goddamned misogynist! I never would've believed that."*Carmen sighs and puts her head in her hands*Where do I begin?I've mentioned before that Walker has a basic plot to her books:The man and woman love each other. Okay. And the man has some concept in his head like, "I can't be with this woman because it would be dishonorable to have sex with her." Okay.Then, always, the woman corners the man and is all "I know we have great sexual chemistry and have had this chemistry for years. Why haven't you ever acted on it?"Then the man says, "It wouldn't be honorable" or "I'm not the right man for you" or "I can't give you what you want (which is everything (meaning, I suppose, marriage and kids))." Then the woman kind of fake laughs and is all "What? You think I can't have sex just for the sake of sex? Ha ha ha. Let's just have sex. It will be super-fun. One night stand!"The man is doubtful. The woman starts stripping.They have sex.Next morning.The man is all "See ya! Bye!" And the woman is very depressed and cries and hates her life and herself because of course she was completely lying when she told him she could handle sex with no strings.Then the woman's life is in danger, the man rescues her, and they get married and have kids.Out of the 6 books (SIX) I've read by Walker, 5 have had this plot. FIVE. It's a fine plot. The plot itself presents no problem. It's only the endless replication of this plot which begins grating on my nerves.Another thing Walker loves to do is have the couple have sex with no condom, and only realize that they don't have a condom when he's two seconds away from orgasm. This happens in (I think) 4 out of the 6 books. Are you fucking kidding me?I just feel like she really only has one idea and is just changing her characters around much like running the same play over and over again but having different actors play the roles each time.In other words, I'm bored. Any other reader would have abandoned this series long ago, it's only my stubbornness that's making me hold on this long....How's the sex, Carmen?You have to be joking. It's abysmal. There is nothing sexy about a romance book referring to the heroine's breasts as "boobs." Just no. And what about her descriptors for male anatomy? Not much better. Let me find some examples:..violently angry cock......So big and...and ANGRY looking, all red, violently veined skin and shiny, plump head.......the raging head of his cock...o.O Does this sound at all sexy to you? Because it doesn't to me. Rather scary, actually.Then there's all this "channel" stuff. Listen, if I ever read the words "her wet channel" or "her tight channel" again, it will be too soon.Did I mention that Mac has nicknamed his penis "Little Mac?" And if that weren't bad enough, okay, if that weren't BAD ENOUGH, at one point he calls it Little Mac, the boy wondero.O I can't even.... I don't even...THEN. Then. You have Walker having Delilah kidnapped by terrorists who threaten to gangrape her in front of her uncle. Now, actual penetration never occurs but some pretty horrible stuff does. I was very upset. I read romance novels to escape. To go to a nice, sweet world where two people fall in love and do and say sweet things to each other. Love. Kissing. This is what I look for in romance. It's very unsettling when you're all set to read a sweet romance novel and you end up with women getting tortured sexually. It's like getting a bucket of ice cold water thrown over you when you thought the waiter was going to bring you a cup of hot cocoa.AND the "hero" leaves the heroine to wake up in bed, alone, after they have sex for the first time. Just fucking leaves her there to wake up in a cold bed wondering where he went. PIECE OF SHIT. I hate when people do this, it makes me SO ANGRY....Tl;dr - Do not read this unless my review of this book sounds like a great time to you. Skip this one. Plus, the hero, Mac has (view spoiler)[huge mommy issues (hide spoiler)] and if THAT'S not a turn-off, I don't know what is. o.OTRIGGER WARNING FOR THIS NOVEL: Sexual assault, violence against women, violence against dogsONE REAL STAR, ONE ROMANCE STARNot available in Spanish, and I don't even care.

  • Christi Snow
    2019-05-16 12:20

    My Review:I've read all the books in the Black Knights series, but this one had a very different vibe to it. There is a LOT of mental thought and self talk with the two main characters in this one. On one hand, it was fun because both characters are snarky and full of delusional self-honesty...they tend to argue points back and forth internally. But on the other hand, there was so much happening in their heads that I think the story on the page suffered a bit for it because there was less action on the page and between the characters. They were too busy talking to themselves all the time. I did enjoy the snarky, fun, feel of it. I just think that maybe there was a bit too much of it and it hurt the overall story a bit.This book is about Mac and Delilah. Delilah is the bartender who saw one of her favorite customers get gunned down in the last book. She's had a hard time dealing with that... a bit of PTSD that isn't helped when her uncle (who's like a father to her) mysteriously disappears. She enlists the Black Knights for their help when the cops tell her that her uncle hasn't been gone long enough. Mac has had a crush on Delilah for 4 years, but he has some personal issues that means he will NEVER pursue her. So instead, he treats her with indifference and stoicism although what he's feeling inside while he's around her is very different that what he projects (this is where all that internal self-musings come into play in this book). Overall, I enjoyed their relationship although I think that Mac held onto his reasons for resisting her for too long. And when the details of all those reasons finally came out, I thought his character was even more idiotic. There hits a point, even for fictional characters, when you have to grow up and a man in his thirties should be past that point, in my opinion. But despite that irritating niggle, I did enjoy the two and the chemistry between them. I liked how Mac kept doing things that he knew would get him in trouble emotionally, but he just couldn't resist the pull to Delilah especially when she was upset. And in this book, Delilah is more than a little emotionally fragile which isn't the norm for her. That temporary vulnerability in her worked for me as a character drive that pushed the two together. The suspense story line was pretty good and I liked the addition of the CIA agent, Chelsea and all the tension between her and Dagan...there is definitely a good story to come between those two. Overall this wasn't the best in the series, but I still enjoyed it. It was a bit more snarky and funny than normal and it remained a book that totally kept my interest from start to finish. I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review...although I do also buy print copies of this series for my keeper shelf.

  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    2019-05-24 12:19

    Hell for Leather is almost like a full circle book in that Bryan “Mac” McMillian was the grumpy FBI agent we’d met many books ago but really knew nothing about even when he became ex-FBI and joined BKI plus there is a huge life event that happens for Nate (Ghost) and Ali who were the two that started this series. Mac and Delilah, who owns the bar where the BKI men frequent, have been doing the dance for few books. She likes him but he avoids her like the plague. But when her uncle goes missing he waste no time stepping in to bring the team together to help her find him. Dagan Zoelner who is ex-CIA and newest member of BKI also plays a big part in this book and we get some of his history of some bad things that went down in Afghanistan and also the introduction to who I am sure will be his lady in his book – CIA agent Chelsea who ends up also helping the BKI team as terrorist and secrets from back in the Vietnam days are what is at the crux of why Delilah uncle is missing. Being the sixth book in the series you’ve come to love all the past characters and when this group of guys is together their bickering and humor are some of the best scenes in the books. No exception in this one. Ozzie gets to tag along on this mission and as usual his lines are some of the funniest in the book. All these alpha men that end up working for BKI have tons of baggage from their past they cart around until they meet their woman who makes them deal with those demons and finally put them to rest. When we finally find out why Mac doesn’t want to get involved with Delilah towards the end of the book, I absolutely loved how she confronted him about it and what she called it. Cant say what it is cause it would be a spoiler but for big bad Mac to have this particular issue was to funny.

  • Dee
    2019-05-22 12:12

    Two-haiku review:Her uncle's missingShe goes to Black Knights for helpAttracted to oneVery excitingKidnapping by terroristsReally great bad guyRe-reading series, Sept/Oct 2015

  • Lisa
    2019-05-19 11:17

    I've really been enjoying the Black Knights Inc series by Julie Ann Walker for a while. If you have been reading the books you know exactly who Mac and Delilah are. The last couple books in this series you've been teased with little bits of them well it's finally time to see them sizzle right off the page. Delilah's uncle disappears and she's looking for Mac and the Black Knights Inc to help her find him. At first it didn't seem like it was going to be that big a deal and then someone tries to kidnap Delilah. From there things pick up and we finally get to see Steady and Ozzie out in the field when they join Mac and Delilah along with Zoelner. They don't realize at first who they are up against until the CIA gets involved and agent Chelsea Duvall shows up which does weird things to Zoelner as they used to be friends back in his CIA days. Again if you've read previous books you will have read a little about this before. While trying to protect Delilah Mac is forced into close quarters with hers something he's been trying to avoid for four years. Delilah, for her part had had bad things being thrown at her constantly but she continues to be strong. This story proves Mac isn't all that he seems. He's such a big tough guy on the outside but on the inside he's damaged, something you never saw before. He has been letting his past dictate his future and denying himself love. Once Delilah finds out Mac's history she has to formulate a plan with the help of Zoelner to make him see she is worth the risk. It's interesting to see a big bad ass like Mac be vulnerable and Julie Ann Walker did a good job with that. What made this book so enjoyable for me was the witty smart alecky dialogue and the southernisms she puts in this book. "This Place could use a Xanax salt lick", " Is it possible to get the tweeted version of this saga?" or Talk about ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. That's just few of the funny bits and pieces of this book. You will have to read the book to find out the rest and there are many and see just how Mac and Delilah mix.

  • ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
    2019-05-06 14:59

    I LOVE this author!This is one of those series, that I accidentally stumbled across at Wal-Mart of all places. Long ago, I found the first 2 books for $1.99 a piece. It was an amazing series & I ordered the next 2 books via amazon & they are on my auto-buy list permanently.This was another great addition to the series, continuing shortly after Delilah's bar was shot up & a friend of hers was killed. Delilah comes in to her bar frantic, because her uncle has gone missing. She enlists the help of Mac & Zoelner to help her look for him. When it becomes too complicated, the whole Black Knights Team is on it!Someone has Delilah's uncle & they think if they get Delilah, her uncle will talk. Mac, has to protect her at the same time as keep away from her charms. You get the gist.I like that the next character group was also added to this book to start the build up for the next book (best guess) or novella... Zoelner has some baggage from Afghanistan & Chelsea from the CIA knows it. She appears in this book to help find Theo, Delilah's uncle.This book is a must read in this series, but it can stand alone. It's enough of a self explanatory book that you can read this one & go back if you want, even tough other characters are thrown in all over.

  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    2019-05-16 13:02

    I can't get enough of the Black Knights!This is book six in the series and if you think the explosive action and intense heat has toned down at all, think again. If you are already a fan than you are probably as excited as I was to see Delilah Fairchild and Mac McMillan finally get their story told. The two have been skating around each other for a while so you know the heat was going to be high and oh, is it ever!“Every cell inside him thrilled to the touch of her fingers. Holy sh*t fire, was all he could think. Just like a shot of pure crack cocaine…”Any animosity between them is put aside as Delilah searches for her missing Uncle and Mac steps up to help. I love the way the two come together in an intense story that is equal parts funny, sexy and action-filled. It will have you laughing and biting your lip as they get together in scenes that will melt your Kindle. Throw in “blow stuff up” action and you have a story that will immediately find its way onto the reread shelf.I have to go back and start this series all over again because I don’t want to let these characters go. Bring on more Black Knights! ~ Diane, 5 stars

  • Jonel Boyko
    2019-05-10 17:14

    Walker’s expressive & emotive writing brings this story to life in a huge way. Action and suspense kept me on my toes while the explosive chemistry between the characters ratcheted up the heat of the novel by several notches. The plot was lively & fun, while it also kept me guessing.I love Delilah! She’s the perfect heroine set beside the BKI Alphas. Mac’s emotions are so out in the open at times, they were quite unexpected. Together they create an emotionally poignant yet extremely suspenseful pair. Surrounded by the rest of the Black Knights, this cast kept me on my toes. I love how tight they are with one another. I also enjoy how real they are. These characters don’t mince words or actions. They are themselves at every turn. With every novel in the series I fall further and further in love with Walker’s larger than life characters. This was a uniquely enchanting tale that I’d definitely recommend to others.

  • Susan (susayq ~)
    2019-05-09 17:26

    Another one down in this series. I've got to say, the romance didn't work for me. I'd have slapped Mac a long time ago and been over whatever feelings I thought I had for him with his treatment of Delilah. The humor in here is what saved the book for me. I got caught laughing out loud at work several times :)

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-05-04 16:04

    Enjoyed but didn't love the romance as much as some of the others

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2019-05-07 14:09

    Hell for Leather is Book 6 in Julie Ann Walker's the Black Knight Series. It could be read as a stand alone but would be a lot more enjoyable if you at least read Book #5 in the series since a few key interactions between the two main characters in this book happen in the previous book. This book centers around Mac, a former FBI agent who is one of the Black Knight operator. The Black Knights are a covert, privately run black ops group who work for the government gathering intelligence and completing missions that can't be assigned to normal government departments or the military. Their company uses the guise of a motorcycle club/shop. The other main character is Delilah, who owns a biker bar but is also a forensic accountant. Mac and Delilah are both very attracted to each other but Mac doesn't want to get involved with Delilah in any way and has been very obvious about his lack of interest in a relationship with her. However, the two are pushed to spend more time together when Delilah's uncle goes missing and she enlists the Black Knights to help her find them. This leads the Black Knights and Delilah to a ghost town where terrorists are holding her uncle. Things get even more dangerous when the terrorists decide to use Delilah to get information from her uncle. There was plenty of action and the overall plot was done well. The problem for me was there was no romance at all. I didn't feel the chemistry between the two characters and Mac well I think Delilah actually said it best when she said "Jesus, Mac," she rolled her eyes. "It's like you're a walking cliche." It's hard to be badass when you are constantly feeling sorry for yourself and whining about how you can't offer her anything because of what a woman did to you in the past. When we finally find out what and I won't give it away, it was a complete letdown. Yes, he got hurt at a young age but I wanted to yell "GET OVER IT ALREADY!" By the time they finally get past all the mental lusting and have sex I was ready for some great scenes, unfortunately not so much. I don't quite get the language used during her sex scenes (I've had this issue with her earlier books as well). I end up laughing more than anything else while I'm reading it.Finally, I just didn't see anything more than lust in this story. Why Delilah didn't completely give up on Mac was beyond me. All he ever did was mentally lust after her, give her disparaging looks, and oh yeah walk away from her when she really needed comfort(to be fair this happened in Book 5, Born Wild. He never encouraged her, treated her with respect or even friendship. In fact at one point in the book he calls them friends and she asks him if he is her friend because he's never acted like it. So he treats her badly through the whole book, they finally have sex but he still can't commit and then somewhere in all that they fall in love? The action was okay but didn't save the book for me. I read romantic suspense/action for a reason, I like the romance/relationships in a book. This one didn't have any.

  • Ivy Deluca
    2019-05-17 13:12

    The PremiseThe sixth book in the Black Knights, Inc. series by Ms. Walker features Delilah Fairchild, who has run the biker bar next door to BKI for years - and for about that same amount of time she’s tried to get Bryan “Mac” McMillan to explore the crazy attraction they have for each other. But Mac’s bound and determined to never let That Woman (his oh-so-affectionate nickname for Delilah) into his arms or his heart. But when we begin this story, Delilah is frantically searching for her uncle Theo, who seems to have vanished into thin air after going to meet with an old Marine buddy, Charles Sander. Delilah feels guilty since she cajoled her uncle into that visit, and she’s desperately seeking whatever help she can get - and Mac is the man. When the mystery deepens and the danger mounts, can they get out alive with their hearts intact?The GoodI’ve read most of the BKI books but for some reason the series lost a little momentum in the middle of it, and I really jumped back in with Rock’s book - great action book that I could easily see as a movie. In this respect, I think all the books can work as a standalone, though I think the reading experience is always enriched when you read them in order. I think this one really is my favorite and it’s all due to Delilah.What I loved most in this book is the role-reversal. Usually, the macho alpha hero pursues the heroine, who is tentative/scared/frustrating, sending out mixed signals and generally not thinking straight until the very end. Here, Delilah is the one who stands up and goes after what she wants, and she’s never been shy about what who that is - and it’s Mac. The glimpses I had of Delilah’s personality in earlier books showed her as a caring, sassy and take no prisoners type of woman. Delilah’s a bar owner, forensic accountant and all around kick-ass chick. She has her minor breakdowns, as the tension mounts throughout the book, yet I loved the fact that her inner voice could jolt her out of her panic and settle her down. Mac, while crazy hot and commanding in the field and very protective of Delilah and doing all the typical hero things, is the emotionally stunted and frightened one, and Delilah’s the one willing to show him the way. I adored that.The humor is strong and the banter between the Knights and their women was familiar and fun. As the series has gone along, the chemistry between all the characters has only grown. The universe Ms. Walker has created here has become one I love to visit time and again. Beyond the humor, the pacing of the action is perfect and I tore through this book, dying to find out how Delilah and Mac would find her uncle in time to save him. The entire section with Fido (who made me tear up lol) had me excited and hoping that everything would work out. Considering the odds were good that it would, I loved that I was so wrapped up in the story that I lost sight of that and just went along for the ride.The Still Good But...Mac may be the hero, but emotionally, well he reminded me of a few heroines who frustrated the hell out of me. Was he girly with his feels? Yes. Did I want him to, as Dagan mentioned more than once, pull his head out of his butt? Oh boy, yeah. That said, he had the good grace to be self-aware of his insanity, and the little twist at the end as to the woman who damaged him so badly was a surprise and mitigated alot of my aggravation. The humor I love can be exhausting at times, when all the characters were quick with the witty. Minor quibbles in the grand scheme of things.The Bottom LineFive star reads are incredibly rare for me. It’s all about timing in my opinion. I was in the perfect frame of mind and this book is so well written, with the perfect blend of action, romance, humor, and a fantastic heroine. If you haven’t read Ms. Walker’s BKI series I highly encourage you to do so. I can’t wait for the next one - ok, I really can’t wait til Ozzie gets his own book.

  • Danielle
    2019-05-10 17:22

    3.5 StarsI liked this book it just wasn't everything I wanted it to be. I really enjoy this series but I have to say that Mac is my least favorite so far. I know many people will feel differently. I just didn't connect with him like I have the other men of Black Knights. I wanted a little bit more of the bad boy that the other books have brought. Don't get me wrong, he comes across hard and bad-ass but deep down he is just damaged and scared. I didn't like seeing him so closed off. Delilah, on the other hand, is one tough lady. She knows what she wants and she isn't going to let anyone stop her. I love how take charge she is. I just really got frustrated with the back and forth between the two. I really just wanted Mac to step up and get over his issues and be the man that he appears to be. Regardless of my feelings for the characters, Julie Ann Walker has once again delivered a suspenseful, action packed page turner. I love these action books that take you for one hell of a ride. I will be patiently waiting for the next book.

  • Greta Branas
    2019-05-24 16:04

    I loved this book! The characters were fun and engaging! I really would like to see Dagan and Chelsea story! I highly recommend this book and series!!

  • Emalie
    2019-04-30 18:10

    Full review: I got this one as a gift from Cori from Reading In Pajamas. A big shout out and thank you to her :)Now on to my actual review.Hell For Leather is the sixth book in the Black Nights Inc.-series. I've always been wary if I should actually start the series, since I've read some bad reviews about it. But thanks to Cori, I finally had the chance to start it. Even if I read it totally out of order, but I do that sometimes. This time is thankfully didn't bite me in the ... behind.The first two or three chapters were a little bit confusing, but I caught up pretty fast. Julie Ann Walker's writing style made it all possible. But! I don't know if that is possible for every book in the series, maybe I just got lucky and read the one book that sums everything up nicely. I honestly don't think so, but I don't want to tell you that you can read every book as a stand-alone when you can't. Does that make sense to you?"I-I stabbed you!""Eh." He shrugged his big shoulders. "People get stabbed all the time""In what universe?" she demanded incredulously. "Most folks I know get hangnails, not knife wounds." ~ 13% / page 46Let's move on to the characters.I loved the main and side characters in this book. They were all so funny and they had this easy-going relationship, even though they trash-talk all the time to release tension in danger situations.Delilah, our heroine, was probably my favourite character in this book, just because I loved her thoughts. Just check out the next quote and you will see why I love her.Pretty damned pathetic, a little voice whispered at the back of her head, to which she immediately replied, Oh, fuck off.Because, seriously? If a gal couldn't rely on her own subconscious to have her back, then she couldn't rely on anyone. Hmph. Her inner twelve-year-old crossed her arms and scowled. ~ 16% / page 60Her POV was so much fun. I felt instantly connected with her.Bryan AKA Mac was hilarous, too. Totally reliable and all. And he is the typical macho male with the whole attitude, but he's adorable. He doesn't want to have any feelings for Delilah, but we all know he has them nonetheless. Also he has some major baggage... or should I call it women issues, since he promised himself he would never ever again trust and need a women after something that happened in the past. Those issues were a little annoying, because everyone could see Delilah actually cared about him and didn't plan to pull any BS on him, but still I was fun seeing him struggle.Holy Hell! Byran "Mac" McMillan kissed her. Then grinned. And then he winked. Ok, maybe that knock to the head had been harder then she thought. ~ 11% / page 36Mac and Delilah had so much tension between them and it was so hilarious to see those two act upon it. There was this one scene where they were nearly doing it and then they get totally busted by one of the teammates. It cracked me up so hard.The whole book sent me into laughing fits so often, especially Ozzie with his comments. Loved that guy and I hope he gets his own book. If not, I'm going to be angry."Yeah, right," Ozzie scoffed. "There's no such thing." "No such thing as aliens, or no such thing as watching too much of the Syfy channel?""Well, the second, naturally." The look on Ozzie's face was dubious. "Because of course there's such things as aliens.""Of course?" Zoelner's lips quirked."Yeah. I mean, the universe is a pretty big place, right? And if it's just us, that's an awful waste of space.""You stole that from Carl Sagan," Zoelner accused."No, I didn't. I stole it form the movie Contact. Maybe they stole it from Carl Sagan."~ 34% / page 122A lot of the jokes and comments in this book felt a little juvenile, but I'm just 20, so I think it's funny. I can't speak for other people though.Then also this book was written from 5 point-of-views, if I'm not mistaken. Those are Delilah's, Mac's, Zoelner's, Chelsea's (possible love interest of Zoelner) and the bad guys' POV. I'm ok with the amount of views, a few more and it would have become critical, especially since this is my first book in the series.Now that I'm done with reading Hell For Leather I just have to find a way to read the other books in the series as well. Someone wants to be my dealer to fulfill my addiction to this series and books in general? No? At least I tried ;)Rating: 4,5 starsQuick after-read review:Loved this book so much! Loved the characters, Mac & Delilah were just so funny and their chemistry was on point. Ozzie was fun as well. Hell For Leather was really hilarious, I had so many laughing out loud moments, my mother even looked weird at me. Now I have somehow to find a way to read the other books in the series as well, since I've read Hell For Leather totally out of context. I need money :( Btw I got this book gifted by Cori from Reading In Pajamas. Thank you very much !!

  • Susan
    2019-05-02 17:26

    Another fun and exciting entry into the Black Knights Inc series. Delilah is the owner/bartender of the bar that the Knights go to. In the previous book, Born Wild, her bar was the scene of a shootout where one of her favorite customers died. Several months later she is still trying to deal with the memories of that day. When her uncle goes missing while visiting a friend, it's the Knights who she goes to for help. Also in the previous book, we get a glimpse of the fire between Mac and Delilah. It's obvious that there is something there, and in this book they finally have to face it.I liked Delilah a lot. She's great as the tough talking owner of the bar, keeping her patrons in line. She also has a semi-secret life as a forensic accountant. In this book, the thing that really comes out is the way she feels about Mac. She has always been attracted to him and hasn't made any secret of it. But she is frustrated by the fact that he avoids her like the plague, treating her like she doesn't exist. I also liked Mac, though he did inspire the need to straighten out his way of thinking. He has been just as attracted to Delilah, but he has major trust issues when it comes to women, which means he refuses to get involved with her.When they are thrown together by his need to protect her and their search for her uncle, the fire between them burns hotter. Mac is desperate to keep himself from giving in, and some of the conversations he has with himself are hysterical. His head tells him to keep his distance, but his body is all for getting a lot closer. But when he does, he then pulls back again, increasing Delilah's frustration. She has some equally funny mental conversations, as she reminds herself that going after someone who doesn't want her is just asking for emotional trouble. I loved seeing her realize that he really does want her (that scene outside Charlie's house was hot and funny), but that there is something holding him back. From that point she is determined to break through his resistance. I also enjoyed seeing his fellow Knights get in on the action, especially some of the advice he was given. I loved how it was Zoelner that filled her in on the problem, given that he's got problems of his own. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Delilah take matters into her own hands and confront him on his home turf. The suspense and action in the story was really good. The premise could be taken from today's headlines, with an American who steals classified information and sells it to the highest bidder. One result of that sale is a terrorist with a personal desire for revenge. He has kidnapped Delilah's uncle and his friend because of their knowledge, and plans to use Delilah as leverage to get her uncle to talk. The attempts to take Delilah and the way they are foiled by Mac and the others, makes some very exciting action. The sudden involvement of the CIA creates more complications for the team, as well as revealing some information critical to knowing why the two men were taken. The conflict between the CIA guys and the Knights creates some pretty funny moments. I loved seeing the way that the Knights ended up getting the upper hand during the final confrontation. The rescue was really exciting and brought it to a satisfying conclusion.I loved seeing other members of the Knights. Ozzie has a larger part in this book as he gets out from behind his computers and participates with the others. His wholesale flirting is always fun, and I can't wait to see him end up with a woman of his own. Steady was there also, taking charge when Fido the dog was injured helping Delilah. The most visible was Dagan Zoelner, the ex-CIA agent, who has issues of his own that he is dealing with. One of those issues makes an appearance when the CIA gets involved in their operation. Zoelner and Chelsea obviously have a history as well as sparks that flew off the page. I can't wait to see their story. Ghost and Ali, from the first book Hell on Wheels, have a brief appearance that turns the Knights on their heads. I loved that scene and the follow on one later in the book, that show a completely different side to these guys.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-05-18 12:08

    Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewI have been anxiously waiting to read about Mac and find out what more about him. He has some major issues from his past that he can’t seem to let go of. He is stubborn, sexy, caring, and yes, at times a jerk, but in the end you just want him to find his slice of happy.Delilah is a kickass tough heroine. Her strength throughout her ordeal amazed me. For several days she had one thing after another thrown at her and she trudged through each new incident with unwavering determination. She not only had a few days of hell in this story, but her past isn’t a happy one either. She has lost many dear people and she is trying to survive with what she has left.As much as I love this series and can’t wait for the next book, I surprisingly was a bit conflicted with this one. I can’t pinpoint one exact reason I didn’t connect with it as much as the others, but I just didn’t. I think I was looking for a deeper, stronger attachment between Mac and Delilah. I loved the characters separately, but there was a definite spark that just wasn’t there for me when they were together. Don’t misunderstand me, when they get together between the sheets, it’s hot as hell and leaves you and them quite breathless. I just didn’t feel that magnetic pull that I have felt with the other couples in this series. It almost felt like the balance of romance and suspense wasn’t quite as even as it has been in the other books, and I craved more of their relationship story.Ms. Walker always does a superb job coming up with original and thrilling ideas for her stories. She is truly one of my favorites in writing romantic suspense. She has the ability to allow her readers to feel the buildup to a point you are afraid to turn the next page for fear of what is about to happen. I love how she places her readers directly into the action like that.I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of romantic suspense. The plots are unique and captivating, the characters are strong and confident, and the sizzling passion is plentiful. If you haven’t already done so, pick up the first book and I promise you will be pulled in hard and transported into this exhilarating secretive world that Walker has created.

  • Kahea
    2019-05-01 18:03

    This is one of those books that I loved and yet I don’t. What I loved: The overall story arc. I loved the pace of it, how the reader finds out why Uncle Theo was kidnapped and how it was resolved, especially how the Knights got to stick it the company. The way that Agent Chelsea Duvall was brought in was brilliant as well as realistic, it flowed well with the story and dear lord I can’t wait to see more sparks flying between her and Dagan, who, if it weren’t for Ozzie and Ace, would be my favorite. I loved seeing the camaraderie and bantering between the Knights. They kept things light and fun, even though the situation they are in isn’t funny at all. It could be looked at as inappropriate, but I’m all for keeping things light instead of letting it weigh you down. And then there’s Ozzie. To say I was thrilled that he was apart of the story is an understatement, so he definitely gets his own little shout out.Then there is Mac and Delilah. I love Delilah. I love her sass, gumption and heart. She continued to fight and believe that her Uncle was alive and even when the weight of Buzzard’s death started to get to her she found a way to fight through it. Mac, well, I love Mac, the ex FBI agent turnd BKI operative. He sees what others don’t and is able to put the pieces together so that the picture makes sense. But Mac, the man, drove me batshit crazy. I understand why he kept Delilah at way, way past arms length, so do not think I’m insensitive because what Jolene did to him was so wrong on so many levels but the man needed to get over it because Delilah was in no way like Jolene, not even close. As far as them as a couple, the chemistry was there so thank God Delilah fought for them.The other issue I had was these guys have been made out to be bad ass, totally on it, operatives, but there were things that happened, or didn’t happen, throughout the story that had me huffing and thinking “Well that was just a little too convenient” or “Why did they do that when then knew this?” Yes, these little “things” help to create more action and drama, but don’t always make sense with what has been shown in previous books. But, despite these little issues, I’m enjoying the series and looking forward to seeing what happens with the rest of the Knights.

  • Beth
    2019-05-21 13:08

    Delilah Fairchild, the spunky bar owner, finally gets her day in the spot light. Delilah's uncle has gone missing and the only one to turn to is the contrary Byran “Mac” McMillan. Mac has kept Delilah at more than arms length but how can her resist the spitfire now that they are up close and personal.Mac is a hero with major baggage...or should I say woman issues. Vowing to never trust a beautiful woman with his heart, Mac does everything he can to keep his guard up against Delilah...but Delilah is whittling away at his walls.CIA covert operations and government conspiracies all add to this action intense plot.I really enjoyed Hell for Leather. The chemistry between Mac and Delilah was magnetic but I did find Mac's “issues” frustrating. The action, suspense and unexpected twists made this a fabulous read, keeping me entirely invested in the story. Looks like Black Knights Inc. is filling up with amazing woman and fabulous pets to complement the uber alpha males and their hot bikes. I received this ARC copy of Hell for Leather from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 6, 2014.Written by: Julie Ann WalkerSeries: Black Knights Inc.Sequence in Series: 6Mass Market Paperback: 384 pagesPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication Date: May 6, 2014ISBN-10: 1402294484ISBN-13: 978-1402294488Rating: 4 starsGenre: Contemporary RomanceFind this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    2019-04-25 13:03

    ~ 5 Hell for Leather Stars ~Hell for Leather is book six in the Black Knights Inc series by Julie Ann Walker. This was another amazing, suspenseful, and action-packed adventure into the Black Knights world. Bryan “Mac” McMillan, I’ve been waiting to learn more about him and what his issues are. Boy Oh Boy I did not see that one coming. He has some serious issues he can’t get past. He is stubborn, sexy, caring and at times a jerk, but in the end you just want him to be happy. Delilah Fairchild, well she is "the ass-kicking, Harley-riding, shotgun-toting beer-slinger-from-hell!" This women is one tough heroine. Her strength and determination just amazed me. So much is thrown at her, but she never gives up and keeps trudging on. Ms. Walker does a great job coming up with thrilling and original ideas for her stories. I love the romantic suspense she creates. I am always pulled in so deeply that I feel the buildup and can’t put the book down until I know what happens. The plots are unique and captivating, the characters are strong and confident, and the passion is sizzling. I love seeing previous characters return and learning about where they are in their relationships now.Hell for Leather is a fantastic read in this series. I highly recommend that fans of romantic suspense pick this series up. I can't wait to pick up the next book.

  • Katie Fink
    2019-05-04 17:22

    4.5 starsDelilah Fairchild has wanted Bryan "Mac" Macmillan for years, but he's never shown the slightest inclination that he's interested--he seems to avoid Delilah when he comes to her biker bar, and he doesn't respond to any of her flirtations. However, when she comes into the bar one day and asks for Mac and Dagan Zoelner's (his coworker at the Black Knights) help in finding her missing uncle, he doesn't hesitate. Mac has been burned by one woman in his life, and he doesn't know that he can survive being left by another one. That's why he's avoided Delilah Fairchild for so long--it's better to not try caring when there's so much hurt involved when she leaves. However, being thrust into this situation with Delilah, terrorists, and lost nuclear warheads that her Uncle Theo may know coordinates for makes the tension between Mac and Delilah come to a head. They give into their desires, but only for one night--but when Delilah is taken, Mac is beside himself. Can he put himself out there and trust and love Delilah or is it too much of a risk to put himself out there?I thought that this was an excellent book. It had steamy sex scenes, action and a great plot of suspense and romance. I really enjoyed it, and can't wait for Steady's story in Full Throttle!!***Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing me with a copy for review***

  • HappilyEverChapter
    2019-05-14 15:26

    Black Knights Inc - book 6Delilah Fairchild owns "Red Delilah", the bar that the BKI boys tend to unwind at. Mac is ex-FBI, now BKI.Delilah's uncle, Theo, has raised her since her pre-teens. He's the only familt she has left & when he goes missing, quite suddenly, during a joint roadtrip, she calls in BKI for any & all help she can get.Brian "Mac" McMillan has two goals in life: 1) Don't let history repeat itself & 2)Buy back the Lazy M. When Delilah bursts onto the scene with panic and desperation in her eyes, how can resist helping her. He's tried to avoid the tempting, alluring woman for four years but she calls to him like no other.When her life is in jeopardy, his emotions become jumbled. Soon, it's hard to remember his life goals.-------------------------------------------Before I talk bad about this book, I need to say that I L-O-V-E this series & author!! I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the last one in November. I really enjoy the lead female, Delilah. I'd hoped to equally enjoy Mac, but there were times that I wanted to slap him upside his fool head. The internal war he waged on himself over his issues was exhausting and frustrating.That said, the book had a good plot & a few funny parts that made me laugh out loud. I would have liked to seen an Epilogue giving us a conclusion to goal #2, but alas, that was sorrily missing.I hope we see Ms. Duvall continue to twist Zoelner up some more soon. That should be interesting. *wink

  • Mateja
    2019-04-26 17:10

    This is excatly what I needed. After a month of reading YA books I was in serious need of some romantic suspense and Hell for Leather is a perfect example of one. Not only does it have a lot of action and ass kicking, it's all done with a healthy dose of humor that made me laugh out loud even in the most tense situations. When it comes to this series I love the side characters as much as the lead couple. Delilah and Mac were great. I've been rooting for them since the previous book in the series. I especially liked Delilah and her confidence. She's not afraid of going after what she wants without being annoyingly pushy about it. The plot moved along a little too slow, scenes lasted way longer that it was necessary because of all the internal monologue going on in the characters' head during it. It didn't bother me most of the time, but it did get frustrating on a couple of occasions when I was desperate to see what was going to happen next and there was a whole page of internal mussing to read through first. But other that that I have no negative things to say about this book. I loved the story and I loved all the characters. This book being the sixth in the series means I've become incredibly attached to the characters and I am eagerly awaiting the next installment and for the next badass guy to get his dose of relationship drama and ultimately happiness.

  • LennaWright-Berry
    2019-05-17 16:07

    This was dang good, Delilah Fairchild bar owner still has nightmares and flashbacks to the day her bar got shot up and her good friend old man Buzzard lost his life. She lives day to day as best as she can until the man that raised her from a tender young age her uncle Theo mysteriously disappears as well ans his old Marine buddy. Delilah needs her that the police cant give her so she goes to her bar and see what BKI soldiers are there, when he finds two her hope are brighten up a bit even through one of the two is the man she wants in all ways. Mac and Dagan where getting drunk as skunks at the biker bar drinking away there feelings until a fiery red head Delilah got them out of their drunkenness in order for them to help her. These two will be at odds most of their story and Mac will fight this thing he feels for her until the last chapter or until his brother in arms Dagan gets Delilah to put Mac in his place or else loos him. BUT wait poor old ex CIA Dagan has meet his match in a CIA deck jockey Chelsea that he hasnt seen or spoken to in over 6 long years, I really cant wait for his or Ozzy's stories to be out or even the mysterious Christian. This series gets better and better. There is a big surprise to Ali and Ghost fans, it shocked me but it is great for those two after all they went through in their story.

  • Kame
    2019-05-15 13:18

    4 StarsDelilah is losing everyone she loves. Her parents died when she was very young. She watched her good friend get gunned down in her own bar. Now her beloved uncle who took her in when her parents died is missing. She feels it in her bones something is wrong, so she goes to the only people she trusts to help her find him; the Black Knights. The plot was easy to follow, and I would call the suspense level mild. This book is definitely not the most intense in this series, but a good break from the few in the series that made my heart race. There is constant distrust between the CIA and BKI; and that fueled one of my favorite parts of the book – the interaction between Zoelner and Chelsea. Their interaction lead to sparks flying off the page, I truly hope we see them in their own book very soon. There is also great interaction between Ozzie and Steady and other BKI characters. I loved the treat of the small check-in we have with Ghost.Even though it is not my favorite in the series it still is a great book that I definitely recommend for all BKI fans. I will absolutely continue to read the series and I am anxiously awaiting the next release. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review.My complete review will be available on http://www.tbqsbookpalace.com/

  • Heather Stanton
    2019-05-03 14:05

    The concept of good guy tough biker dudes totally had me excited so I waded into this book hoping for a fun action-adventure romance. What I was a big, fat disappointment.The Black Knights Inc is a covert, privately run government defense company. The Knights assist Uncle Sam in gathering intelligence and providing the muscle when operations call for it, all in the guise of a motorcycle club. Former FBI agent Bryan McMillan, aka Mac, is an operator with a soft spot for Delilah Fairchild, the lady who owns the biker bar the guys hang around. The attraction is mutual, however they have never acted on it.But the dynamic between them is changed when Delilah's uncle Theo goes missing and she needs help tracking him down. Mac and the Knights agree to help her. Their search leads them to a virtually abandoned town where a terrorist cell is holding her uncle hostage. The danger surrounding them is amplified when Theo's captors decide to use his beloved niece to make him talk.Read the rest of my review at All About Romance:http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/boo...

  • Sunny
    2019-04-27 15:26

    ARC Review 3.5 stars. Having been critical of this series in the past, I decided to approach this book with a slightly different perspective, to take it for what it is - an over-the-top bit of fantasy fun. From this approach, this is a perfectly fine, entertaining romp. The writing has improved from the last book. Having lost the annoying over abundant inner dialogue the plagued some of the other books, this one was an enjoyable, fast read. Julie Ann Walker likes to write in a very informal vernacular. If you read this book, you must be prepared for her use of ultra long, putting-several-words-together-without-spaces tendencies. It would be irritating, but some are awfully clever and humorous. Although it was brief, I enjoyed revisiting with some of the past characters - clearly, a benefit of sticking with a series. All in all, this isn't the best of the series, but it is better the most. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review

  • ⚜️Trea
    2019-05-05 11:18

    I wasn't that impressed with this book. Mac has spent most of the series ignoring his attraction to Delilah and her advances spurned from her own attraction to him, and in this book we find out why. It has to be the FLIMSIEST excuse as to push a woman away! Delilah, whom we've seen be the strongest, kick ass heroine to date, gets overly emotional in this book, just like previous heroines of other books in the series have gotten. It's almost like the second they get their own book, they have to turn into a weepy, clingy female just because the males have to be showcased as big and strong. The action in this book did come across as somewhat realistic, and much more interesting than in previous stories. That being said, I'm not going to spend any additional money on this series, as I really haven't enjoyed it enough to keep it. Likely as not, I'll finish it through the library.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-26 11:13

    I've been waiting for Mac and Delilah's story and I was not disappointed! The action never stopped, the characters were believable, and the world was rich and real.I think one of my favorite things about the BKI books is that these characters are so real. Even when the heroines are unsure of themselves or lack confidence, they are never weak. They hold their own against heroic, crazy alpha males. And even though the guys are rough and tumble and always ready for adventure, they have real concerns and worries. When they're faced with something that makes them uncomfortable, their reactions are believable. It's hard to keep up with so much happening in every book, but I never feel like I need to roll my eyes at cheesy dialogue or scoff at something I don't fall for.I love the way Julie Ann writes these stories! can't wait for #7!

  • Lara
    2019-05-09 14:07

    3.5 stars. I liked the heroine in that she was a civilian who managed to keep her head up and fight for what she cared about. However, the hero had his head up his butt, and I'm not sure what she saw in him since he was such a jerk for so long. At least she could call him on it. Yes, his past understandably messed him up, but the way he interpreted it for his own behavior was stupid. The romance was not well-supported as, despite knowing each other slightly for quite a while, they knew next to nothing about each other and had nothing to base their feelings on other than physical attraction.I liked this plot a bit more than the previous book's, but there were some incongruous elements and a lot of time spent setting up a new couple for a future book (though not the next one or two). On second thought, I've decided to lower my rating to 3 stars.