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Military Romance Review: Dangerous Territory (Alpha Ops #1) by Emmy Curtis

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Military Romance Review: Dangerous Territory (Alpha Ops #1) by Emmy CurtisDangerous Territory by Emmy Curtis
Series: Alpha Ops #1
Published by: Forever Yours on 8/05/2014
Genres: Adult, Military, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 112
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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Flirting with danger is reporter Grace Grainger’s modus operandi. But she’s learned the hard way not to grow attached to the soldiers she’s embedded with in Afghanistan. To escape from her pain and loneliness, she fantasizes about the hot night she spent with a gorgeous stranger three years before in D.C. Grace never thought she’d see him again—let alone need him to rescue her . . .


Air Force Master Sergeant Josh Travers knows journalists are nothing but trouble. So when he has to risk his team’s lives to save some reporter who’s been separated from her patrol, he’s not happy—until he recognizes her stunning eyes and delicious curves. Josh has never wanted a woman like he wants Grace. He needs her—even in an Afghan cave with a sandstorm and enemy troops closing in. This might be the end for both of them—or one hell of a beginning.



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Dangerous Territory is the first novella in the Alpha Ops series by Emmy Curtis.  The story has a good mix of action and romance, and with two main characters who keep denying their own feelings, Dangerous Territory was definitely a good read.


Three years ago, Grace met a stranger in the Four Seasons who gave her a distraction from the horrors she’s endured as a reporter embedded in Afghanistan.  After watching one of her friends die before her eyes, Grace has vowed not to get close to anyone while she’s overseas.  Unfortunately, she isn’t close to anyone at home either.


Josh is an airman who absolutely hates reporters.  After spending an amazing night three years ago with a total stranger, he ships back out to Afghanistan.  Determined that things are much easier without emotional attachments back home, Josh has lived a fairly lonely life.  Now, after being thrown together again when Josh’s team is sent to rescue Grace in the middle of a sandstorm, the two must stick together if they hope to get out of this alive.


Novellas are always tricky to me, because there’s not a lot of time for me to get attached to the characters, but I must say that I got pretty attached to Grace and Josh.  The two were completely perfect for each other, as much as they didn’t want to admit it.  Grace is a reporter who actually doesn’t want to write about the brutalities of war.  She doesn’t want to make some sort of scandal about what’s going on, she simply wants to write about the human part of the war, including the soldiers and the families they have left behind.


Josh, on the other hand has seen too often what reporters make the war out to look like, and flips his lid when he finds out that Grace is a reporter.  I can understand why he doesn’t like reporters, but the fact that he’s so determined to deny the connection between himself and Grace made me want to shake him.


The only real issue I had with Dangerous Territory is that I wish I could have had more background on Grace and Josh.  It’s difficult to have all of this information put into a novella, but I found myself wondering why exactly these two were all alone in life.  I understood why they didn’t have romantic relationships, but didn’t they have parents?  Maybe some siblings?  I would have liked to know a little bit more about their lives.


Aside from wanting to know more about Grace and Josh, the book was well written and a quick read.  The story kept me entertained, and I’m excited to see where the rest of the series goes.  From me, Dangerous Territory gets 4 out of 5 controllers.


My Rating

rate 4


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About Emmy Curtis

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.