Published by Pocket Star At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part 1 on March 7th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Dive into Part One of this heart-pounding romantic suspense story, which continues in Edge of Surrender: Alpha Crew Part Two!
When Emma Wright’s government plane goes down over the Philippine jungle, she’s forced to survive alone until an ultra-elite SEAL team goes in after her. As the leader of Alpha Crew, Ryan Owen is no stranger to challenges, but he’s never tackled anything quite like this sexy, smart, and resourceful woman. The mission is to get Emma home safely, but danger is everywhere, and Ryan’s unexpected desire for Emma could be a deadly distraction.
Back home in California, Ryan’s mission is over—but Emma’s has just begun. She knows her plane crash was no accident, and she’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened—even if her quest for answers puts her at risk. Torn between duty and desire, Ryan searches for a way win Emma’s heart while protecting her from an invisible enemy who wants her dead.
The thrilling conclusion to this Alpha Crew romance is just weeks away!
I’m on a big mystery romance kick at the moment, so I’m like a kid in a sweet shop who after years of going sugar-free is now overwhelmed with the choices available! After glomming the Cormoran Strike series (not a romance series!) it really jump-started my interest and enjoyment again for the mystery genre. After I read this blurb in the review request, I was like, ‘GIMMIE.’
At the Edge is the first part of the story (can’t quite understand why it’s split into two parts) and it has a action-packed beginning that had me hooked from the start. Emma is the personal assistant to an Ambassador’s wife and a daughter of a congressman. Emma, with the ambassador’s wife, is on a medical charity mission when the plane they’re travelling on crashes into a jungle, leaving Emma scared, hurt and alone. Emma’s fears take hold and things become even more scary when more danger arrives in the form of a bullet hole. Can’t reveal more because spoilers!
Ryan is an elite member of a secret SEAL unit, ALPHA, and they’ve been tasked to go in and extract any survivors of the plane crash as the political climate is rife with danger and potential terrorists. Ryan finds Emma and the sexual attraction between the two of them is instant. I loved the tension with Ryan trying his best and failing to stay disconnected from Emma. Their close proximity and the hyper-awareness of each other builds and builds. Yes–I did have to push my ‘this seems a little fast’ button to the back of my mind because I was enjoying Emma and Ryan too much.
When they finally get off the island weeks later they’re reunited and the attraction between them hasn’t waned whatsoever. Emma goes to Ryan because a cover-up is happening. Emma is poking and prodding into places that someone doesn’t want her to and as a result she’s back in danger. Ryan realises something is off with Emma and once again comes to her rescue. The sexy times between Ryan and Emma was really sexy, though I was also a little frustrated as Emma was with Ryan, as he kept holding back. I did wonder if Ryan would potentially put his super secret career at risk by getting involved with Emma, despite being warned off, or because he’s a super secret sexy SEAL nothing would come of it? That will probably be found out in part two!
Ryan and Emma’s romance does happen in a fast time-frame, and before I knew it the first part was over. It ends on a big cliffhanger, which might (most likely) frustrate readers. The tension between Ryan and Emma is sultry and delicious. What can I say? I’m a total sucker for a smexy protective alpha hero and a stubborn heroine who doesn’t back down!
I give At the Edge a B