Over the Line by Emmy Curtis
Book 2 in the Alpha Ops Series
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Summary from Goodreads:
The last time James Walker saw Beth Garcia, he was carrying her off the battlefield. A year later, he runs into her as she’s completing her last physical therapy appointment before she can be deployed again. She’s still sexy as hell, but just as prickly and hard-headed as she was when they first met.
An arranged rock climbing weekend together quickly turns into a nightmare family wedding after a panicked phone call from his sister about mysterious and ominous emails she’s been receiving.
Beth, thinking she’s going rock climbing for the weekend, is surprised when she realizes the biggest rock she’ll be facing is the one James needs her to wear. And while trying to protect James’s sister, she’ll also have to lie to James’s father, the Director of the CIA, about who she is, jeopardizing her carefully planned career. And while she does owe James her life, he’s in for a wild ride if he thinks he can get away with this deception unscathed…
Beth Garcia is a tough as nails Army Special Forces Sergeant who has just recovered from being shot in Afghanistan 9 months ago. She owns her life to James Walker a man in her unit who carried her to safety and who she had been crushing on secretly. When they meet up again stateside James asks Beth to go rock-climbing with him and she agrees but everything goes wrong when James’s sisters are getting threats and they need him to come and help them. James has a bad relationship with his parents and stays away from them even if it means missing his sister’s wedding. But the threats change everything and before Beth and James know it they are pretending to be engaged. Will they be able to resist the attraction to each other and stop the person threatening Jame’s sisters before it is too late?
I really loved Beth’s character. She is very passionate about her job and works hard to do right by the men and women under her command. She is a fierce, passionate, smart, loyal and independent heroine. Beth hasn’t had the best luck with men and she doesn’t want to get into a relationship. She thinks that relationships can’t survive in the military. She has seen so much cheating going on and marriages breaking up that she never wants that to happen to her. But she didn’t count on her connection with James. James is from a rich family but defied them and went into the military. James has always had a crush on Beth since he joined her unit. He just wants to do what he loves and his family to respect that. Sweet, Sexy, and a Man in Uniform. James is my kinda hero. I love how James had such a respect for Beth and her dedication to her career. I hate it when the man thinks his career is more important, but James never acted like that. James parents are horrible. All they want is for him to leave the job he loves and get married to a girl that they have chosen. Some of the things his parents say around or to James about Beth are so rude and mean. I hate rich people who think they are better than everyone else. I love how Beth was so excited to be Jame’s fake fiancee because his family sounded like a soap opera. James and Beth both have amazing chemistry in and out of the bedroom.I loved the suspense in the story but was happy that the focus was on the romance. I did figure out the criminal very easy, but that didn’t take away from the story for me.The sex scenes were steamy hotter then hell set pages on fire hot. That scene in the bathroom with the mirrors was Holy Guacamole Hot.The ending was everything you want at the end of a romance. Emmy Curtis is a very gifted author and can’t wait to read more of her books.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Content Rating: Mature 17+
Heat Rating: Hot
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