Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pushing The Limit by Emmy Curtis ~ Review & Giveaway

Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

They’re tough. They’re brave. And they’ll do anything for the women they love. They’re the Alpha Ops. In the tradition of Suzanne Brockmann and Julie Ann Walker comes a sizzling new high-octane romantic suspense novel from rising star Emmy Curtis.

After their one-night fling at a wedding, archaeologist Henrietta “Harry” Markowitz thought she’d never see war hero Matt Stanning again. So when they’re paired up to investigate a military plane crash in Iraq, she’s not sure if the three-month reunion is serendipitous or cursed. What she does know is this gorgeous man lights her body on fire—and incredible sex is always a welcome distraction.

Air Force Sergeant Matt Stanning has been called a hero, but he feels nothing like one when he realizes the sexy blonde in his bed is the widow of his fallen brother-in-arms. Even worse, he actually has to work with her, and she’s unearthed evidence that points to a military conspiracy. If they dig deeper, they’ll put their lives in danger. If they don’t, they’ll never know the truth—not only about the mysterious plane crash, but about each other.


I find that I enjoy the action and mystery in Romantic Suspense more and more.  There is more to the story than the romance and that, somehow, makes it more real.  The mystery of what's happening has me looking for clues.  I enjoy that.  I trust no one.  And I really enjoy how the danger brings the couple together in ways they never would have without it.

This book has all of that and more.  I loved the characters.  I loved the premise.  I loved not knowing what was happening.  I loved the story.

I did want to smack Harry a few times.  She's a little reckless and has her heart encased in protective armor.  I get why she is that way, it just frustrated me some.  And that is a good thing.  Because that means she was real to me.  I adored Matt.  Functioning military but with nightmares that have not resolved themselves over time.  He needs to get his head together and he's resisted that for seven long years.  But his heart may be what finally gets him to do that.

If you enjoy a good romantic suspense that will keep you guessing about who to trust along with some pretty high heat, then this one needs to go on your list.


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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  1. I agree with you about suspense adding something special to romance. Sometimes straight-up romance plots are boring but suspense gets your heart pumping and ups the stakes for the hero and heroine.

  2. Great review. Can't wait to start this one.

  3. This series looks great! Gonna go grab the first book now thanks!

  4. Haha! Love it when you wanna smack characters! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace