Published by Forever Yours on May 3, 2016
Series: Alpha Ops #6
Genres: adult, Action & Adventure, Military, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher
He is a trained professional—but nothing can prepare him for the hottest mission of his life. Assigned to protect his boss’s daughter, British former SAS operative Malone Garrett breaks the first rule of covert surveillance—don’t make contact.
And especially don’t take your mark out to dinner, then agree to a rooftop quickie. But now that Mal has Abby in his arms, he has no intention of ever letting her go.
Abby Baston told herself it was a hit and quit, a one-nighter with a hot, handsome stranger whose hands were trained to take action. Working undercover for the CIA, she can’t risk anything more. But when an international crisis ignites, Abby must make a call: trust Mal with her secret—and her heart—and partner up, or lose everything in a split second . . .
Risk of Exposure is the sixth book in the adult military romance action/thriller series by Emmy Curtis. Each of the books can be read as a standalone, but they are all set in the same universe, so there is some character overlap. I have not read any of the previous books, in fact the first time I heard of the series was the pre-release events for Risk of Exposure. But, I will tell you one thing, if the other books are even half as good as this one, I need to read all of them. I loved Risk of Exposure. I loved the whole spy watching someone who he doesn’t know is also a spy thing. It felt very Mr. & Mrs. Smith to me.
Risk of Exposure is told in dual narrative between Malone, or Mal, and Abby. Mal is assigned to watch his boss’ daughter- all the way over in the Ukraine. And unbeknownst to all of them, Abby is actually CIA. I loved how heated things got between Mal and Abby. They are two alpha personas and they always seemed to be butting heads and fighting. But it was very banter like. Don’t get me wrong, each of them knows exactly what to say to really hurt the other one, and neither of them are above being a real jerk if the mood strikes. But all of it really worked for me. I don’t know why, but it all did. I loved the two of them together.
The pacing and actual plot of the story is kick butt too. A lot of it is centered around the relationship between Mal and Abby, but the military and war aspects of the story felt very well done. Not that I am the expert on military terms and tactics, but it felt very realistic to me as a reader. Enough so, that I know that I need to get my hands on the other five books in the series, because I have a feeling that I will enjoy them just as much as this one.
Bottom line: Risk of Exposure would be a great read for fans of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It is a really great military romance. I loved this one. One of my favorite books of the month so far.One of @BookBriefs favorite may releases. Risk of Exposure by @EmmyCurtis19 #AlphaOps Click To Tweet
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I like series in which the books are stand alones but they are connected & the characters overlap.