Over the Line

Emmy Curtis
Over the Line
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Release Date
October 2014
Book 2 of Alpha Ops
Romantic Suspense/Mystery


Army Special Forces Sergeant Beth Garcia owes James Walker big-time for saving her life in Afghanistan. So the least she can do is agree to be his rock-climbing partner. After a year of physical therapy, she's finally eligible for deployment again, and what better way to celebrate than a weekend with a sexy Air Force hero? She's prepared to kick his ass at climbing-until James reveals what he really has in mind . . .

Pretending to be engaged wasn't the most brilliant idea James ever had. Neither was dragging Beth to his sister's wedding. The competitive tomboy is a far cry from the type of woman his family usually pushes on him. Yet Beth is more exciting than anyone he's ever met, and James has a feeling that if he can get her in bed, she'll blow his mind. They're just supposed to be acting-but as the wedding weekend wears on, Beth and James have a fighting chance at something real and much more lasting . . .

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Oct 21, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
114 people found the following review helpful
OVER THE LINE has an intriguing concept. Who doesn't love a fake engagement story? I tingle in anticipation of all the good scenes coming up, the pretend kisses and touches in front of family and friends. Couple it with a hot romance and action-packed suspense and you've got a not-to-be-missed story.

Or should.

Beth Garcia owes James Walker her life, when he saved her in Afghanistan. So she agrees to be his rock-climbing partner. After all, she's also attracted to the guy, and what better way to spend the weekend? However, James' sister calls with some bad news, and before Beth knows it, he's dragging her to his sister's wedding, pretending to be his fiancee! However, there's no pretending the attraction sizzling between them...

The first chapter of the book, when James was saving Beth's life, was a great start, and it really got me interested in the story. Chemistry sizzled between the main characters, always good for a romance. The plot was good, action-packed with high-stakes tension.

That said, I didn't really warm up to Beth. She's not unlikable and she does kick ass (recalling "Beth Cojones"), but at the end, I wasn't that invested in her.

However, I have to say that I didn't enjoy the story as much as I thought I would, mainly I think because of the author's writing style. It makes reading the story difficult, because it didn't engage me, and I kept wanting to put it down and do other things/read other books. I felt off while reading, which led me finally to skim certain parts of the story. I guess writing style is tricky. A reader either likes it or not. So, I may not like it, but it doesn't mean other readers would feel the same way I did.
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