BLOWBACK by Emmy Curtis: Review

Posted November 2, 2015 in Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments

BLOWBACK by Emmy Curtis: Review

BLOWBACK by Emmy Curtis: ReviewBlowback by Emmy Curtis
Series: Alpha Ops #4
Published by Forever Yours
Publication Date: November 3rd 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 224
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

One year ago, David Church kissed a beautiful, brilliant woman on an airfield in Iraq—and hasn’t stopped thinking about her ever since. Now, the military veteran gets a chance to rekindle that fire when he sees his lost love again—looking sexier than ever—at an international conference in Athens. David yearns to take her in his arms, to hold her close and never let go. But when the bullets begin to fly, it’s not just his heart on the line. It’s his life.

 

When Molly Solent agreed to deliver intelligence for the U.S. government, she didn’t realize she’d be caught in the crossfire of a surprise ambush—and underneath the hard-muscled body of David Church. Shielding her from harm and swearing to protect her, the elite bodyguard reignites a searing passion that Molly can’t resist. But with unforeseen danger around every corner—and unquenchable desire in every embrace—falling in love could be the greatest risk of all…

 

Review

A damaged hero and an idealistic heroine get caught up in an espionage plot with far-reaching consequences in this exciting new installment of the Alpha Ops series! BLOWBACK is an exciting combination of danger, intrigue and sexy interludes with a bold, fearless heroine and a flawed hero looking to redeem himself.

I have enjoyed this series immensely and could not wait to get my hands on this book and honestly, because of how much time has passed since the previous book, I had to go back and re-read it to refresh my memory of Molly and David’s meeting.

Archaeologist Molly Solent is in Athens, Greece for a professional event and accepts a request to deliver a message from a government official to a Russian colleague who would also be attending the event, a decision which leads to murder and sparks an international incident, threatening US-Russia relations and she finds help from a very unexpected source – the one man who has been on her mind for the last year.

David Church met Molly the previous year under very dangerous circumstances and hasn’t forgotten her for one second, but he broke his promise to come look for her because he didn’t think he could offer her anything more than a damaged and broken man. Seeing her in Athens is one highlight of his trip but when Molly narrowly escapes a bullet, David jumps in to get her to safety. Unfortunately, Molly has been named as a person of interest in a spy plot and is being hunted by both Russian intelligence and Greek law enforcement agencies and David is the only thing standing between her and an uncertain future and he is determined to protect her, even when she refuses to confide in him.

Their bid to stay alive takes them from the busy streets of Athens to revered national monuments and everything in between as they find themselves exploring the steamy, sizzling chemistry between them.

I really enjoyed both characters. Molly is gutsy and determined and does not give up on what she wants. One forehead kiss from David was all it took and she isn’t going to give up on him now after having waited for a year. David is still ravaged by the losses in Afghanistan but for the first time in a long while, he has something to live for and it’s amazing how he puts his military training to use, evading their pursuers. I love that Molly did not wait on David to do everything by himself, but was an equal participant in their escape from the authorities, even if she made a foolish choice that almost cost them dearly in her desire to protect David.

I’ve said it before and will again: Ms. Curtis’s writing is so rich and detailed and sucks you into the action and intrigue alongside the characters, which is why she is on my auto-buy list and this series is a must read!

 

 

Excerpt

“You promised to come find me, but it felt like you were promising more.” Her voice wavered as she attempted to cross her arms over her breasts. He tried to keep his eyes on her face.

There was no way he could lie to her, not with her standing there, naked and vulnerable.

“I did promise”—he paused—“but I probably was in no shape to promise anything.” And now he wanted to promise her everything, but still wasn’t sure if he should. “I’m sorry. I should have called. Written. But it never felt like the right time…” I didn’t want to hurt you. I never deserved you.

“Did you think about me?” she asked softly.

His dick was heavy and hot in his pants. He didn’t answer her immediately, wondering if he should admit to his weakness. He was trying control this dynamite, trying to get some control over the room again, when every part of his brain wanted to lose itself in her.

“Every day. I…”—He stopped himself going too far. Past the point of no return—“Every day.”

Her crossed arms dropped, as well as her gaze. His body started working without permission.

He couldn’t even put up a token resistance. An honorable one. Honor was already in his rearview mirror.

He tugged his T-shirt over his head and slowly went to her. Slowly so he could marvel at her, the sudden light in her eyes.

He was far from certain. About what he wanted from her, about the wisdom of getting entangled—because he had no doubt that is exactly what he was doing. With every step he was getting irrevocably entangled in Molly.

 

 

 

Series Order

Alpha Ops series

 

 

The Alpha Ops Series:  (while books in this series are loosely connected, all function as standalones)

 

Dangerous Territory- Book 1- novella

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Over the Line- Book 2

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Pushing the Limit- Book 3

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Compromised- Book 5 -Available 03/01/16

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About Emmy Curtis

Emmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She’s lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina.

When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference…well, she already considers you kin.


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