Book Review: Fuel for Fire (Black Knights Inc.) by Julie Ann Walker

Fuel for Fire is the tenth book in the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. I have read most of the series, and think that the romance portion of each story stands fine on its own, however character development and the larger story arcs made the read more enjoyable for those that have been following along. If you are going to pick a random book from the series to read as a stand alone, I think this is one that will be less confusing than the others.

Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes. The first two left blood on his hands. The third left him wondering...what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell apart? Spitfire CIA agent Chelsea Duvall has always had a thing for bossy, brooding Dagan. It's just as well that he's never given her a second look, since she carries a combustible secret about his past that threatens to torch their lives.

Fuel for Fire is a good combination of action and character interaction. There are plenty of chances for danger and action to leave readers holding their breath, but there is also a solid amount of character development and growth. Dagan is still guilt ridden because of something beyond his control, and considers himself unworthy of love and affection- even if he cannot help his attraction or desire to protect Chelsea. To make matters more difficult Chelsea is harboring her own guilt and attraction toward Dagan. I loved their banter, and that Dagan had to come to terms with the way his words might be affecting Chelsea's confidence. I did feel like I might have missed some character setup from earlier book, whether I missed some or just forgot some of the background I do not know. However, I still enjoyed the read.

Fuel for Fire is a solid installment of the series, with enough of its own story and character development to leave readers unsatisfied with the conclusion, but enough unanswered questions to leave them wanting more. 

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