Over the Line by Emmy Curtis
Series: Alpha Ops #2
Published by Forever Yours
Publication Date: October 7th 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Fasten your seatbelt–Emmy Curtis returns with the second book in her high-octane Alpha Ops romantic suspense series. If you love authors like Suzanne Brockmann, Pamela Clare, Julie Ann Walker or Cindy Gerard, you won’t want to miss this one.
JUST HOW FAR WILL HE GO . . .
Army Special Forces Sergeant Beth Garcia owes James Walker big-time for saving her life in Afghanistan. So the least she can do is agree to be his rock-climbing partner. After a year of physical therapy, she’s finally eligible for deployment again, and what better way to celebrate than a weekend with a sexy Air Force hero? She’s prepared to kick his ass at climbing-until James reveals what he really has in mind . . .
Pretending to be engaged wasn’t the most brilliant idea James ever had. Neither was dragging Beth to his sister’s wedding. The competitive tomboy is a far cry from the type of woman his family usually pushes on him. Yet Beth is more exciting than anyone he’s ever met, and James has a feeling that if he can get her in bed, she’ll blow his mind. They’re just supposed to be acting-but as the wedding weekend wears on, Beth and James have a fighting chance at something real and much more lasting . . .
My expectations for Over the Line were set very high after reading Dangerous territory and I am glad to say that Over the Line exceeded them. Beth Garcia and James Walker were introduced to us in Dangerous Territory and this book begins with them under attack with Beth injured. James has had a thing for Beth for a long time and being stuck in such close proximity with her was doing a number on him. He stole my heart here:
His blood had flashed ice-cold when she radioed that she’d been hit. And she’s still been laying down covering fire for the guys when he’d found her. If she was the first taste of females in combat, bring it on.
I have to tourniquet your leg. It’s going to hurt like a fucker” he said as he fastened the belt as high on her thigh as he could manage. “Just think, all this time I wanted to see your panties, and finally…”
He was able to get her to safety and the next time they met was almost a year later. A date to go rock climbing turned into a weekend at James’s sister wedding with Beth posing as his fiancée. Beth, for all her adventurous nature was not prepared for the dysfunction of James’s family. His dad was the typical distant and clueless father, focused on his career and his mom was all about appearances; elitist and racist towards Beth. It’s no surprise that he would rather go rock-climbing than go home for his sister’s wedding!
Beth and James together worked really well! James was charming and gorgeous and fearless and rich. Beth was tough and adventurous and funny! Only she would think that posing as a fake fiancée for the weekend was like being in a telenovela. They had really crazy chemistry (not just sexually) that was obvious in the easy way they bantered and flirted with each other.
I had a blast reading this book so much that my review copy is filled within tons of highlights and bookmarks. I smiled, I laughed, and really did not want the end to come.
Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley