Wednesday, October 8, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Over the Line"

Over the Line by Emmy Curtis
Publisher: Forever Yours (October 7, 2014)
Series: Alpha Ops, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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…

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The last time James saw Beth she was being rushed away for treatment after he risked his life to save hers. He can't get her out of his head though, and not because of the harrowing experience. He dreams of her and those dreams don't take place on the battlefield they take place in a bed! Imagine his surprise when he bumps into her during his first weeks at his new assignment. A date that was supposed to be an easy date to go rock climbing turns into meeting his family.

“It was as if her whole inside was on fire, and her outside was cool and vulnerable. Too vulnerable. But she liked being vulnerable with him.”

Relationships are not something Beth does, even though she is attracted to James she has convinced herself a relationship just won't fit into her life. She is strong and practical, she cares for her family strongly; and actually has more of a connection with her small family than James has with his large influential one. James and his siblings are cut from the same cloth; a different cloth than his parents. He would rather do something quietly and go unnoticed than brag about his accomplishments. In their hearts Beth and James are a perfect match. I enjoyed them immensely. They had funny banter that was not filled with lots of loving platitudes. James and Beth sizzled on the page, made me chuckle and pulled at my heartstrings at the same time. One of my favorite aspects of the book is that Beth does not lose one bit of her personal strength in this book, she is James equal in many ways.

“Still, there’s no way you’re buying shit for me. Let it go.”

“That comes to twelve thousand, three hundred and twenty-six dollars, fifteen cents. Will that be on your Nordstrom card?” the disapproving assistant said.

Beth froze.

“Still want to pay?” he asked fake-innocently.

“Not even slightly. You go ahead.” Damn. Could she feel any more like Julia freaking Roberts right now?”

He laughed at her. “As I thought.”

She punched him on his arm as he turned to pass his black metal card across the counter. Holy hell. All those clothes. All those Jimmy Choos. She was going to hell.

At least she’d be well-dressed for the devil.

The plot was easy to follow with a slight suspense plot. Even though Beth and James are both active military this should not be classified as a military romance. I found the final two chapters to be very satisfying. My only complaint is that we did not seem glimpse at the couple from the prequel novella. This book was an amazing follow-up to the novella that gave us a glimpse at this couple.

Sometimes when you love a prequel to a new series it is hard for the next book to measure up; not in this case OH MY - this book is fantastic!

4 1/2 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belongs to Emmy Curtis; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim them.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) I have this series on my list. 

Don't forget: Emmy is giving away TWO signed copies of 
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Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Sophia Rose said...

Haha! You picked some good quotes and the story sounds good. I like the fake mates plot and the suspense part sounds good too.