Series: Alpha Ops #5
Published by Forever Yours
Publication Date: March 1st 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. But when her wedding erupts in gunfire, Sadie Walker realizes this is not the life she wants-her fiancé’s work with Delta Force will always cast a shadow over their relationship. After leaving the hard-muscled hero at the altar, she thinks she’ll never see him again . . . until a chance encounter reveals that he still has a strong grip on her heart.
On a covert assignment overseas, Simon Tennant is shocked when he spots Sadie with another man. Jealousy flares, as does an irresistible urge to keep her protected. Amid a dangerous game of international espionage, he’ll have to convince Sadie just how perfect they’ve always been together. This time, nothing will take precedence over winning her back, no matter the cost to his cover-or his life . . .
I have enjoyed the books in this series and I was excited to see that this book was about Sadie and Simon because of how things ended in Over the Line (Alpha Ops #2).
One year ago, Sadie Walker was riding a desk as an analyst with a federal agency but the attack at her parents’ home on her wedding day opened her eyes to the reality of her fiance’s dangerous job and unable to cope, she called off the wedding. Her quest to make some sense of the events of that day led her to the CIA and her first field assignment in Athens where she crosses paths with her ex.
Simon Tennant let Sadie break their engagement but he never stopped loving her, so seeing her so far from home and with another man throws him for a loop. This Sadie is confident, tough, hard to read and a far cry from the woman he was going to marry but will he get an opportunity to know her, especially with the security threats and danger they found themselves in the thick of?
Ms. Curtis never fails to impress me with how much suspense, action and intrigue she packs into her books. I love how Sadie took charge of her life and became a force to reckon with. Simon was always very confident and capably professionally, so it was a change to see Sadie keep off balance for most of the book.
While I enjoyed the flash and bang parts of the book, Sadie and Simon’s romance left a lot to be desired. While their physical attraction was still very potent, their emotional connection was all but gone. It felt like they spent most of the book playing a game of one upmanship with each other and never resolved the issues that led to their break up. For a couple that had all but signed the marriage license, I expected that they would be able to deal with their past and grab onto their future but it didn’t quite work out that way.
I’m holding out hope that the next book will be better.