Over the Line

Over the Line

by Emmy Curtis


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ISBN-13: 9781455530946
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Alpha Ops Series , #2
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Emmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She's lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina. When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference...well, she already considers you kin.

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Over the Line 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Over the Line is a good addition to Emmy Curtis’ Alpha Ops series but I have to confess that, as much as I enjoyed it, there was a part of me that was a wee bit disappointed. Let me be clear, Emmy Curtis has in no way written a novel that I wouldn’t recommend. I would; I like her writing style, the humour she injects and the characters she creates. But having been hugely impressed by the prequel novella, I was hoping for more of a military themed read and this was less so as it's set on US soil and focusses around James’ wealthy family, a fake engagement and a prospective stalker. Dangerous Territory saw Army Sergeant Beth Garcia and James Walker left in a precarious state in Afghanistan following attack. Over The Line reveals what happened and results in them meeting again 12 months later. With an evident mutual attraction, newly promoted Senior Master Sergeant James suggests a weekend date rock-climbing, which ends up actually being a weekend faking their engagement whilst attending his sister’s wedding and being faced with his awful parents. And Beth takes it all like a champ. If she's helping James out, it may as well have benefits. "How dirty are you?" I found the first half of the book steady, but it gathered pace in the second half and I thought Beth and James were great together; with a natural chemistry, they were confident around one another and brought heat, banter, fun, fight and some touching moments. Whilst it didn’t hold any great surprises, it still had drama and emotion and was a good romantic read. Plus with the introduction of Harry and Matt (Harry is female by the way) and a snippet of their story, I am looking forward to seeing the path Emmy leads them down. 3.5 stars. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews.
SadieHunt More than 1 year ago
The book’s description on Amazon tells us that “If you love authors like Suzanne Brockmann, Pamela Clare, Julie Ann Walker or Cindy Gerard, you won’t want to miss this one.” I was so excited – because I do love all those authors and I was really hoping that I’d just discovered another one. Unfortunately, Over the Line didn’t hold up to the hype. We had a promising start, opening the book in the middle of a firefight rescue. All the elements for a great action romance were there – strong and sexy protagonists, instant attraction, steamy sex, and feelings that seemed genuine. But the plot was thin, and everything just developed too quickly. I’m a great suspender of disbelief, but just couldn’t do it with this one. Verdict: Intense and steamy, but can’t overcome the superficial plot. 3/5.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I so love pretending stories. Two people who may not otherwise give each other a chance are put in a situation where they pretend to be a couple. Add to that some serious chemistry and you have yourself a story. This one adds some mystery and suspense that help get at least one of these two over some silly reasons why they can't be together. I loved it. Sexy military guys are always a favorite. James is definitely that. He's a hero and a good guy. Drawn to Beth, he doesn't understand why she's afraid of giving them a chance. But when they end up at his sister's wedding pretending to be a couple, he sees his chance to change her mind. Beth is bada$$. Saved in Afghanistan by James, she feels the need to re-pay him. So the least she can do is make his life a little easier at his sisters wedding by keeping his parents matchmaking tricks at bay. But she is so attracted to him and this close quarters thing is making it hard to resist him. I read this in about a day. Not sure of the mystery kept the pages flying. The strong heat between these two helped speed things along as well. This is a great military romance with some hot soldiering and a side of pretending. If that's your thing, give this one a go.
SamantheTucker More than 1 year ago
I got my first glimpse of Sergeant Beth Garcia and Senior Master Sergeant James Waler in Curtis' awesome Alpha Ops novella, "Dangerous Territory." To say these two got thrown together in intense circumstances is an understatement! He saved her ass after she laid it on the line for her team. They were both so freaking amazing, I couldn't wait to see more of Beth and James. "Over the Line" was totally worth the wait! I loved getting to know them better. They're heroic, but human too. They have their issues and baggage. Oh...and they have chemistry. Lots of chemistry. Better still, they have intense, evolving, often conflicting emotions to back it up. Even though their story takes place stateside, don't let your guard down. There's plenty of threats, action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. There's also plenty of sexy tension and sexytimes to keep your pulse pounding. ;) Curtis' clean, evocative writing delivers a tight story in a fast, compelling, highly readable package. I devoured this book!
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closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received the ebook from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for an honest review The cover is definitely nice…man in a shower! This is the 2nd book in the series. The first book was only a novella though, and this book is around 270ish pages. It is for adults only due to the steamy content. I don’t think you have to read them in order, but I know I am :) You should know I’m not usually one for reading realistic fiction. I usually run the other way. I have fallen in love with Emmy’s work though. I was in the Air Force, and I have worked with TACPs when I was in stationed in Korea. Emmy’s stories make me miss my time with them. She gets it right which is why I think I love the books so much. I loved my time in the Air Force especially when I was stationed in Korea. I miss all of my Air Force buds. James Walker is definitely an Alpha, and I wonder if I have met whoever inspired his character. Beth is an amazing and fierce woman warrior. I loved the story from start to finish. Plenty going on to keep my attention and make me miss the good old days as an airman in the Air Force. I highly recommend this book to all those who love and support the armed forces especially the fantastic Air Force personnel all over the world!!
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wilk read more of Emmy Curtis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You did it again Emmy Curtis! Loved the tough sexy Beth Garcia , and James Walker the hero! It was a real page turner for sure . You breathed life into the characters that you wrote about again. It made you wonder what parts were really incorporated from the Chiefs and your life! Guess we will have to keep on guessing ! Must read for those die hard romance readers!!!!!Thanks , Sandra P.  r
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bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3.5 - "I love the smell of gunpowder at lunchtime." Stars. Over the Line is the first full length book of the Alpha ops series. I absolutely loved the prequel novella Dangerous Territory and I was interested to see where Emmy Curtis would take the series. One hell of a soldier. One hell of a woman. Beth Garcia and James Walker featured in Dangerous Territory but more as secondary characters, and after being injured while on that operation, Beth is back stateside, awaiting re-up orders after being declared ‘Medically Fit’ again for active service, 9 months later. This book is wholly theirs, and it is at this point where she bumps into James again, and agrees to a weekend climbing date with him. Things don’t quite go to plan, and a weekend climbing in the Appalachians, actually turns into a weekend with James’ family for his older sister’s wedding. All she needed in life was work, getting deployed, and landing her dream job in the CIA. I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. It turns out that James comes from an extremely wealthy and highly politically orientated family, with the Walker roots firmly established in Washington, this book and the storyline is mainly focused in that area, and not in the theatre of war, which is where my expectations were based after reading the novella, and that being the main thing Beth and James have in common. I found all the political intrigue, the side-plots and James’ totally abhorrent family a little too much at points, and it wasn’t too hard to work out who the ‘Villains’ of the piece were, as the story developed. ”What happens in D.C. stays in D.C.” The main thing that stands out for me with this book is that Emmy Curtis is an extremely skilled writer. Even though the storyline wasn’t quite what I was expecting, and the time-frame (3 days) that the main bulk of the action takes place a little speedy, I found the writing and the story development easy to get absorbed in, as well as James and Beth themselves really likeable characters. The absolutely stellar epilogue gets a star all on its own. Harry and Matt are up next in the Alpha Ops series, inPushing the Limit which is due early November 14. I am looking forward to getting down and dirty with them in a hostile environment, and seeing what sort of adventure that Emmy has written for them! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.