by Emmy Curtis
Wine: jam jar Shiraz
Crystal: Sweet and spicy, the perfect pairing for Over the Line! *clink* Over the Line is a different kind of sweet. The take-a-bullet-for-the-woman-you-love kind of sweet. And who doesn't love that? Two soldiers that find a war on their own turf, family drama out the ears, an attraction that can't be denied, and some sizzling private time in a pool house straight out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Lexi: Other than the excellent story telling, I enjoyed the fact that Curtis wrote Beth and James’s story to take place over a long weekend. Brilliant! No drawn out scenarios, no lets go chasing all over the place and wasting time, just a not-so-normal weekend with the family. I think this helped keep the pacing, and the pages turning. How fast were your pages turning?
Lexi: There were some parts that you purposely had to slow down the page turning. The first one, and I can’t put my finger on why I like it so much, was when Beth was trying on clothes in Nordstroms. Maybe it was the first turning point for the couple. A lot of new emotions were bubbling. And there was kissing, you have to love a first kiss. Name one scene that you had to force yourself to drag out, yeah yeah...only one.
Lexi: Crystal, you have read the other Alpha Ops books so you had a previous introduction to Beth and James. I hadn’t read them, but I have to say I never felt lost or that I was missing out on anything. Kudos to Curtis for writing a book two that works as a stand alone! Though, now that I have had a taste I will have to go backwards and see what I was missing. Do you feel knowing some backstory going in made the story sweeter for you?
Lexi: Ah, irresistible soldiers. I forgot to add that to the ‘things that made this book work’ list. Cheers to Over the Line! If you enjoy a fast paced contemporary military romance you will not be disappointed with this one. We suggest finding a bottle of wine, curl up and enjoying!
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…