Too Hard to Handle: Black Knights Inc, Book 8

Too Hard to HandleAuthor: Julie Ann Walker
Book Name: Too Hard to Handle
Series: Black Knights Inc
Order: 8
Genre: Romance
Rating:  Good

Blurb:  “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.

Review:  This is a good actiony, steamy romance that had a lot of great going on, even had me laughing my butt off a time or two.  I just wasn’t a huge fan of either of the main characters.

Penni goes from being strong and capable to being uber panicky at times.  The only saving grace is that the majority of the panicky moments are more in her head and don’t actually prevent her from going all stupid girl.  At least until the end.  What little I did like her shriveled up and blew away by the end of the book because her flip out was just out of proportion to the situation and then she just drug it out beyond reason.

Dan was pretty decent as a tough guy covering for a teddy bear underneath, but it wasn’t so smooth at times.  There were a couple of times where the softer emotions just didn’t seem all that genuine to me.  Then we had the absolutely jarring transitions around the intimate scenes where it seems like the guy in those parts of the book were a completely different guy all together and didn’t fit with what we saw all the rest of the time.  It didn’t add up to a really strong, solid whole.

If you can let go of those things and that there are a few incidents that are pretty unbelievable, this is a pretty decent romance book otherwise.


Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

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