1. Trust no one… Eve Edens has been abandoned, used, or manipulated by almost everyone she’s ever met. Born into ridiculous wealth, she’s dealt with the petty jealousies and sordid little resentments for nearly thirty years. But after three botched attempts on her life, she can no longer ignore the truth. Someone wants her dead.
2. Avoid the bad boys at all costs… William “Wild Bill” Reichert, the wonderfully sexy boy who abandoned her years ago, is back in town. Only he’s no boy. Now he’s a covert operative — and he’s all man. When Eve hires Bill to help her discover who is behind the attacks, Bill soon comes to suspect it’s someone much closer to Eve than she dares to believe.
3. And never fall for the same ruse twice…The search for the killer takes Bill and Eve deep into the dark secrets and strange world of the rich and famous, and into the heart of red-hot passion re-ignited by the peril that threatens to consume them both. But does Eve dare risk her heart on Bill a second time?
With Born Wild, Walker brings readers a high-octane, edge-of-your-seat, deliciously hot suspense story.
The description makes it sound like Bill was the one at fault with their breakup but it is a lot more complicated than that. Everything comes out in the wash but we get a lot of angsting by both of them before we find out the truth and they can come to terms with their past, their feelings and the possibility of a future together. I have to say that I got tired of all the drama somewhere in the middle, but Walker does a great job of keeping readers engaged in the intrigue portion that I didn’t mind it that much. I understand that they were young and never got the resolution they needed, but I could only take some much of the self-flagellation, snarkiness, guilt and yo-yo feelings before I wanted to smack them both. By the end, though, I was 100% on their side and rooting for them to figure it all out.
The mystery of who wanted Eve dead was definitely a nail-biter and interestingly enough I felt for the guy all the way through to the resolution. (Maybe a little of that is that I was ready for someone to off Eve about the fifth time she’d whined about her past with Billy…) Not that anything forgives murder, but Walker definitely gave him understandable reasons and I was sucked in, hoping that there could be a resolution that would work for everyone involved.
There’s also so set up to a future story with another of the knights that helps move the story along, but also is a terrible tease because now I’m anxious to get to Mac’s story. It’ll be interesting to see how everything will resolve itself with him and Delilah.
I definitely recommend the “Black Knights Inc” series to those looking for something fast-paced, with hot Alphas, nail-biting danger and hot hot moments between the sheets. This was my first in the series, but it definitely won’t be my last. If you’ve not read one before either, feel free to start here. I think you’ll find yourself quickly hooked.