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Too Hard to Handle by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #8
Genres: Military Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru
"The Man" is back
Dan "The Man" Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority.
And this time she's ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.
Oh have I been waiting for Dan “The Man” Currington’s story! I was heart-broken when his wife Patti, was killed in the very first book and then worried that he was maybe going to be a bit player until In Too Hard to Handle we catch up with our favorite blacker than black-ops men and women of Black Knights Inc. If you are familiar with the series then you know what went down in Full Throttle . If you are new to the series a little background (without giving too much away)for you. Dan met Penni DePaul when she was a Secret Service agent assigned to the security detail of the President’s daughter. However things went a bit haywire and agents were killed while Ozzie, a member of Black Knights Inc. was seriously injured. Dan and Penni had a thing in the bathroom of the hotel during one of their crazier moments. This brings us up to now.
Penni shows up at BKI unannounced looking for Dan but he is away on a mission looking for the CIA traitor. She has something personal she needs to talk to him about and I was pretty certain what that was from the beginning. She is sent off to him because no one thinks anything is going to happen on this mission. Famous last words! There is just so much to love about Dan and Penni’s story. First they are perfect together even if he didn’t tell her about his wife at first. I love the way he works so hard to convince her that he loves her. I mean boy has to work for it!
I loved finding out that Ozzie is back home after surgery on his leg and although he is sounding like the same old guy there is a new sadness in his eyes. He does manage to ask most of the women to marry at least twice and seems to be having a thing for reporter Samantha Tate. My biggest “DANG IT” moment was at the end because I really wanted to know what it was. Hopefully in the book!
Julie Ann Walker has done it again with this book. Each and every one of the Black Knights Inc. books have kept me on the edge of seat waiting to find out what is going to happen. I have run the gambit of emotions while reading. Everything from excitement and the thrill of the chase to crying like a baby because it was just so beautiful. I can’t wait for the next book and hopefully the one after that and the one after that! For those new to the series each book can be read as a stand alone however you meet characters and events happen that you understand better if you read the series. Trust me the series is so worth it!!
*E-Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.