Title: Dangerous Territory
Author: Emmy Curtis
My Rating: A-
Genre: Military Romance
Series: Alpha Ops #.5
Main Characters: Grace and Josh
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Forever Yours
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Sexual Intensity: hot
A SEXY STRANGER
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 . . .
AN EXPLOSIVE NIGHT
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.
I really enjoyed this little sneak peek into Emmy Curtis's new military world and am definitely excited about the whole series. We can always use more military themed romance novels!
Josh and Grace had a one night stand three years before the real story in the book begins. They did so fairly anonymously, hooking up in a hotel on Christmas Eve. Neither had any idea about the other's ties to the military. So it was a complete shock when they ran into one another out on the battlefield in Afghanistan. Grace is an embedded journalist while Josh is a PJ. They both are married to their jobs and pretty much deploy into hostile environments non-stop...mainly because neither of them has anyone at home waiting for them. For both of them, that single night has haunted their fantasies ever since.
Josh has a hang-up about reporters, seeing them all as tabloid journalists and that was my one issue with the story. He is seriously over-the-top with his slanted views. While not everyone agrees with having reporters embedded, seeing them as tabloid reporters usually isn't the reason for it. If he had experienced something personally like that, I could have bought that story line better. I think that aspect of the story could have been handled with a tiny bit more finesse to make it more believable.
But otherwise the novella was good. There was tons of heat and chemistry between the two that showed every moment they weren't fighting about her job. They've both been in the war-zone a lot so they are both pretty tough when it comes to the nerve-wracking experiences they have during the course of the story. I think it would be fun to see a continuation for them sometime in the future of the series, because I'd definitely like to see them out of the extreme circumstances they were in throughout the book.
And I'm definitely looking forward to more from this series.