Over the Line by Emmy Curtis
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…
Hard action and steamy love story, mixed with crazy family drama, surely makes great entertainment.
The story starts off with hard action on a war zone. And even though there's the threat of the emails, the attacks, until towards the end, the story focuses into the relationship between James and Beth, as well as the wild family dynamics of the Walker's.
The chemistry between James and Beth is insanely hot! The attraction to each other has been simmering since their days in Afghanistan, and when they run into each other on US soil, it flares up again immediately.
They are fun, easy going, energetic, very easy to like and relate to. The attraction between them is palpable and raw. The fake engagement starts to feel more than real at times. Maybe not the most original setting, but the author made it interesting enough.
James' family is full of drama and ignorant upper class attitude. I was a bit surprised how naive James' father was, considering the position he has. And I have to admit, most of the things James' mother said, made me see red. The rest of the cast was well portrayed, and lively, likable bunch. There were several secondary story lines, that gave more layers to the story.
I felt frustrated with the lack of communication, Beth and James' inability to communicate their feelings towards each other, that created many misunderstandings between them.
But overall, I really enjoyed the story. It kept my interest throughout, and was vastly entertaining, so four spoons for Over the Line.
Copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGally for honest and fair review.
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