Pushing the Limit by Emmy Curtis Review

untitledPushing the Limit by Emmy Curtis

Book 3 in the Alpha Ops Series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Summery from Goodreads:

After their one-night fling at a wedding, archaeologist Henrietta “Harry” Markowitz thought she’d never see war hero Matt Stanning again. So when they’re paired up to investigate a military plane crash in Iraq, she’s not sure if the three-month reunion is serendipitous or cursed. What she does know is this gorgeous man lights her body on fire—and incredible sex is always a welcome distraction.

Air Force Sergeant Matt Stanning has been called a hero, but he feels nothing like one when he realizes the sexy blonde in his bed is the widow of his fallen brother-in-arms. Even worse, he actually has to work with her, and she’s unearthed evidence that points to a military conspiracy. If they dig deeper, they’ll put their lives in danger. If they don’t, they’ll never know the truth—not only about the mysterious plane crash, but about each other.

My Review

Harry and Matt meet at a friend’s wedding and have the best almost sex of their lives. Then never see each other again. Harry is an archaeologist and Matt is in the military and works for JPAC(they find and locate troop’s bodies and bring them home). Matt used to be EOD(Explosive Ordinance Disposal)but after what happened to his best friend Danny he transferred to JPAC. When Harry finds a military plane part at one of her digs and Matt comes to investigate. They are throw together again. When all the secrets are revealed will Matt and Harry has a chance to find out if they have just a sexual attraction or could it be something more?

Matt is really messed up after watching his best friend get blown into pieces in front of him 7 years ago. I can’t begin to imagine having to watch your best friend die in front of you. It is very understandable that Matt is still really messed up. I loved Matt. He has a lot of scars but he is brave,caring,and trustworthy. But he doesn’t trust easily but I wouldn’t either after what he saw at war. Harry is a great heroine. I loved how she never let anyone boss her around and how independent she is. After the death of her husband Harry never wants to risk her heart again and I can understand that.

I liked how Harry had a friendship with some of the local Iraq people. All the little details the author put in this book made it so real. The prayer mats facing Mecca,how Matt’s training made him more suspicious of everyone,the parts of the houses only women could enter,and other small things that made the story come to life in a different country. I also enjoyed all the military jargon. I am a huge fan of the TV Shows NCIS,JAG,NCIS:LA,and NCIS:New Orleans so I knew what most of it meant without explanation but she does tell you what all the jargon means for people who don’t know much about the military.

One of my favorite moments is when Harry first realized she had feelings for Matt. I really loved Harry’s co-worker Molly. She was a doll and I loved her advise about men. This book was really exciting and I loved the mystery and suspense. I was shocked and surprised at a few of the twists. One had me yelling OMG. Most of the book I didn’t know who to trust. This book really does have it all passion,action,adventure,romance,exotic location, murder,a sexy hero,and a feisty independent heroine. Harry and Matt’s story is easy to get sucked into and I didn’t want to put this book down. Emmy Curtis is an author to watch.

*I won this book in a giveaway from Netgalley and it in no way effected my review or rating in anyway*

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Content Rating: Mature 17+

Heat Content: Hot

Happy Reading

The Reading Rebel


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