Elite Ops #1
By: Emmy Curtis
Releasing May 2nd, 2017
In Aces Wild (Elite Ops #1) by Emmy Curtis, Major Eleanor Daniels is one of the best pilots in the military, but she's also a bit of a wild card when it comes to proving herself. However, when she hears something she shouldn't, she finds herself needing to tell someone before things get too dangerous for her. Except she doesn't know who she can trust apart from the only man that has managed to break down her walls and not give up on her. Will Dexter 'Dex' Stone be able to keep her safe while uncovering the truth of why someone is after her, so they can have a chance at happy ever after?
This is the second book by Ms. Curtis that I've read and I enjoyed it just as much as I did that first book. The way this story started with the flirting between the hero and heroine grabbed at my attention immediately, as the heroine isn't afraid to be sarcastic with her replies to the things the hero says. Yet, it was from the moment when the suspense and action was introduced into the story where things really became exciting and had me flipping the pages quickly, determined to discover what would happen to the hero and heroine. What lengths would the bad guys go to in making sure their plans weren't exposed? Would Dex be able to protect Eleanor?
The dialogue had me on the edge-of-my-seat due to the suspense, especially in the latter half of the book with what happens to the hero and heroine. Would they be able to stay ahead of the bad guys? Will Eleanor tell Dex everything she knows about who may be out to get her and why? However, there was also some really good playful banter between the hero and heroine that I absolutely loved, especially when their conversations kept coming back to anything to do with marriage.
The heroine was strong, brave and has worked hard to get to where she is in her career, and I could understand why she distances herself from her father and tries to prove herself. She doesn't want special treatment and prefers to achieve things on her own, especially since she has jerks like those she flies with treating her horribly the way one of them does. Can she earn the respect of others and prove them wrong? Certainly, all that she does should earn their respect, even though she can be a tad reckless while flying. However, what I liked most about the heroine was her determination to help the hero when it came to going up against the bad guys, because it was palpable that the bad guys would be gunning for them after what happens to Eleanor and Dex.
While the hero, he's been through so much with what happened to him during a mission and I liked how much respect his fellow pilots have for him. It goes to show how well he's done in his career and that he can bounce back from such an experience as the one he had. Moreover, he has some tough decisions to make when it comes to the heroine. Does he help her with one of their fellow pilots who is determined to cause trouble for her? Does he help her with the trouble she's found herself in? But what I liked most of all is how protective the hero is of Eleanor once he learns everything she knows about what's going on.
Overall, this was a really good book Ms. Curtis has penned, which starts this series off fabulously and has me looking forward to more of this series. The way this story ended had me smiling because of what Dex did to make sure he was able to stay at Eleanor's side. No way was anyone going to keep him away, especially with the little white lie he told. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as we find out whether the hero and heroine returned to their career as pilots. I would recommend Aces Wild by Emmy Curtis, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the sexy protector trope or books by authors Kaylea Cross, Lynn Raye Harris or Christy Reece.
In the heat of the Nevada desert, the most elite military pilots in the world are about to engage in some friendly competition. Only this year, someone is changing all the rules...
RAF pilot Dexter Stone has been through his fair share of sticky situations. After living through a crash in enemy territory where no one expected him to walk away, the Red Flag training exercises should be a piece of cake-assuming he can keep his mind on the mission and not on the smart mouth of his gorgeous American competition.
As one of the few women in a sky full of hotshot flyboys, Maj. Eleanor Daniels has worked day and night to earn a coveted spot at Red Flag. And she's not about to let some cocky British bad boy distract her from winning. But when the games take a deadly turn, he may be her only hope for survival.
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