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(Alpha Ops #4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  35 reviews
One year ago, David Church kissed a beautiful, brilliant woman on an airfield in Iraq—and hasn't stopped thinking about her ever since. Now, the military veteran gets a chance to rekindle that fire when he sees his lost love again—looking sexier than ever—at an international conference in Athens. David yearns to take her in his arms, to hold her close and never let go. But ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Forever Yours (first published November 3rd 2015)
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Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Steamy sex on a global stage.

Well, not really a stage, though David and Molly certainly aren’t shy when they open the curtains to invite the world in... But it’s not all passionate kisses and hot sex, though there is plenty of that. This isn’t the first time David and Molly have met with bullets firing around them but this time the enemy is not as obvious and even more deadly.

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Athens, Greece, an archaeologist and a bodyguard seem unlikely participants in starting
Maria Rose
This fourth entry in the Alpha Ops series can be read as a standalone, but events in the third story, Pushing the Limit, led to David and Molly meeting and this one takes place a year after that. The details of how they met and why they weren’t together yet are explained well, so it’s easy to jump into this one if it’s your first time reading a book by this author.

Molly is in Athens for business, her reputation as a well-known and respected archeologist resulting in several planned speeches at s
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
A damaged hero and an idealistic heroine get caught up in an espionage plot with far-reaching consequences in this exciting new installment of the Alpha Ops series! BLOWBACK is an exciting combination of danger, intrigue and sexy interludes with a bold, fearless heroine and a flawed hero looking to redeem himself.

I have enjoyed this series immensely and could not wait to get my hands on this book and honestly, because of how much time has passed since the previous book, I had to go back and re-r
Feb 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*1.5/5* L'intégralité de ma chronique ici:

Agrhhhhh Grosse déception pour ce troisième tome de la série Alpha OPS d’Emmy Curtis, Sécurité rapprochée. Après un premier tome, Sous l’uniforme, en demi-teinte, j’avais beaucoup apprécié Fouille au corps, qui, même s’il n’était pas extraordinaire, avait gagné en profondeur grâce à sa délocalisation et grâce à une intrigue bien mieux maîtrisée et intéressante. J’attendais donc beaucoup de Sécurité rapprochée … Et
Virtuellement Votre

Lorsque j’ai découvert Alpha Ops l’année dernière, je suis très vite tombée sous le charme de la plume d’Emmy Curtis qui a su créer avec cette saga, une ambiance propre mêlant habillement suspens et romance. Dire que j’attendais ce 3ème opus avec impatience est un euphémisme tant j’ai sauté de joie lorsque j’ai enfin appris la sortie de celui-ci. C’est donc avec un immense plaisir que je me suis lancée dans cette lecture qui n’aura pas fait long feu.

Yet another disappointment in this series that hasn't had a "hit" since the first novella.

Bland characters thinking with their reproductive organs instead of using their brains, a very flimsy excuse for a romance, mediocre suspense...The whole "story" was just one long sex scene (with changing setting) with a few action scenes and a little (bland) mystery thrown in.

Hole-y plot, slow pacing, uninteresting characters...A poor excuse of a story.
Yolanda Smiley-mclemore

Liked the concept, good characters, surprise villain , happy ending. The love scenes were graphic, frequent and seemed to suit the character's personalities and desire for one another.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-suspens
Une histoire creuse, plate, manquant de profondeur. Juste prétexte aux scènes de sexe. Un déception.
Shirley Frances
Molly Solent, an archaeologist, is getting ready for her trip to Athens where she will be serving as a guest speaker at a convention when she's contacted to deliver a message to a Russian colleague. She's not a spy and has never done this kind of thing before, but how hard can it be to pass a piece of paper to an acquaintance? Molly soon finds out that losing her luggage is not her biggest problem when shots start firing and she comes face to face with the man she hasn't stopped thinking about i ...more
Kathleen R.
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall Stars: 4 STARS


One man will stop at nothing to protect the woman

One year ago, David Church kissed a beautiful, brilliant woman on an airfield in Iraq-and hasn't stopped thinking about her ever since. Now, the military veteran gets a chance to rekindle that fire when he sees his lost love again-looking sexier than ever-at an international conference in Athens. David yearns to take her in his arms, to hold her close and never let go. But when the bullets begin to fly, it's
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military-romance
Emmy Curtis – Alpha Ops Series – Blowback - #4

As an avid reader and one who loves Emmy Curtis’s books, I do recommend her latest; BLOWBACK. From the first chapter it is filled with action, snipers, conspiracy, spies, and David and Molly on the run.

The main characters are David Church and Molly Solent who we met in Book 3 PUSHING THE LIMIT. Molly is an archaeologist and she met David 1 year ago in Iraq. He kissed her on the tarmac and both David and Molly have thought of each every since.

But, Dav
4 Stars on the way to 4 1/2!

Molly is about to leave for a speaking engagement in Athens when she is asked to pass a secret message to someone who will be at the same conference. How hard can it be, she gets to attend a cocktail party and do something for her country at the same time. That was until she heard the gunshot, and then she was on the floor, David shielding her with is body. David, the man she has not seen in a year and has dreamed about since he kissed her forehead in the airport when
If you enjoy fast paced thrillers, with special agents, an innocent heroine implicated in murder and espionage, a hero fighting his own demons and romance, this is the book for you!

Doctor Molly Solent has made something of a name for herself after accidentally helping reveal the private archaeological company she was working for we actually stealing artefacts! She's been asked to talk about this at the G20 Summit in Athens. She's also been asked by Brandon Peterson, to pass an envelope to Profes
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book # 4, in the Alpha Ops series. Like I have said before, this is a standalone novel. I always recommend reading any series in order as the author intends, for reader understanding and enjoyment. This book can be read alone, but it is so much better in order.

David and Molly met a year prior, and see each other at a cocktail party at a conference she is supposed to speak at. Tragedy strikes, and they are on the run together. David and Molly both wish they could have more time together.

Nikki Brooks
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
How on earth have I managed to miss this awesome series?!?!? As usual I enter the series after the initial few books but it in no way detracted from a well developed story in an established world.

David Church met Molly Solent just about a year ago in war ravaged Iraq. She had managed to get caught up in an antiquities for sale scam and he managed to get her out of it. He last saw her when he was a shadow of himself, nursing injuries and facing a booze filled, self hating future. She deserved way
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.8 stars

David and Molly met a year ago. He said he'd come back for her.....

Molly is an archaeologist and is in Greece to give a speech and is asked to pass a note to a Dr. at the same event. She has two envelopes in her pocket and is awaiting instructions as to which note she'll pass to him. She has no idea what either note says. She drops the note and BAM...gunshots ring out!!

David works for an security company and is in Greece, just like Molly. He thinks he sees her at this cocktail party but
This was a hard book to get into, despite its relatively short length. It was all too soon before it felt as though like a chunk of the backstory had been clipped away despite some context being provided in both the H/hr's internal ruminations. The only real thing I got after trying to piece things together was that both have been pining away for each other for a year - the hero has loads of issues of his own - and that there's some international gunpowder plot cooking in the meantime. Thrown st ...more
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Blowback is book #4 in the Alpha Ops series by Emmy Curtis. Although part of a series, Blowback can be read as a stand-alone....but I recommend reading the entire series.

David has been thinking about Molly since he kissed her 1 year ago, he cannot get that kiss and Molly off of his mind. He has been through a lot in that one year and now that his life has turned around he has the chance to "run into her" while working in Greece. Molly has settled down into a quiet life since her last meeting wit
Christine Mize
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Blowback is the latest book in the incredible Alpha Ops series. Full of suspense, packed with action, and containing more a little steam, this book kept me flipping pages from the very beginning straight through the end. I loved that David was not the perfect hero - the chinks in his armor made him more realistic to me. I enjoyed Molly but often wanted to shake her for the choices that she was making and the innocence that she should have known better for. I do wish that I had read the other boo ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Heat: 4
POV: 3rd
Molly is an archeologist and David is a private security guy. They met a year ago but haven't spoken since. The meet again at a cocktail party where the Russian Minister of Antiquities is murdered (is that even a real job?) Sparks fly instantly again and between dodging Russian thugs trying to shake them down info info things get real hot and heavy. I liked the suspense in the book but the sex thrown in just felt off. There was no build up-they just started going at each other in
Debbi DuBose
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and this is my review of Blowback. This is the love story of David and Molly who meet again in Greece. They had originally met briefly one year earlier in Iraq. David is a military veteran and Molly is an antiquities archaeologist who may be involved in a covert operation. She is almost assassinated with the Russian Dr. Doubrov at a convention. Molly was seen handing him something right before he was shot. Thankfully, David was working security and was abl ...more
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is so good and I now want to read the books I missed in this series! It has as much action as a movie and at times I was on the edge of my seat not knowing what was coming next! David is beyond a dream and Molly is incredible. Their first meeting had them flirting with each other but their next meeting had them thrown back together in an incredible fashion. The characters are so well put together and the story flows throughout. I loved how they act with each other and their chemistry i ...more
Catherine Coffman
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
If you like James Bond your going to love this book. It's the fourth one in the series but you can read it as a standalone. Molly is a intelligent archeologist that was just helping a friend. David was a Sergeant. A great love story about two people that hoped to get back together. The story had suspense that made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. The book also had scorching hot sex scenes. A must read. I will definitely will be reading more by this author. Revie ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sécurité rapprochée est le troisième volet de la série Alpha Ops, mettant en avant des hommes au coeur de situations dangereuses. Si les deux premiers tomes m’ont paru attrayants et réalistes dans les faits qu’Emmy Curtis nous narraient, celui-ci m’a laissé une sensation de vide. L’intrigue est simple, trop simple et m’a semblée survolée. Les deux protagonistes se...
loves 2 read romance
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley.
This is an action packed story from page 1. David can't get the beautiful Molly out of his head. Molly has the same issues keeping David out of hers. Both drawn to each other but when fate throws them back together the chemistry they once flirted with comes raging back.
This story has action and suspense. Surprise around every corner. As the danger they face escalates so does the call consuming passion between them.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Blowback continued the story with Molly and David who met during the third installment of this series. I enjoyed their story but I felt we could have learned a little more about David's struggles during the past year. He never really opened up to Molly about his doubts. Much of the emotional reveal was internal for both characters. I found the underlying conflict a little difficult to follow at times. It may have just been my fuzzy brain, but I couldn't keep the story straight.
Mon avis complet :

En bref : j'ai passé un bon moment, mais sans plus. Une romance beaucoup trop présente par rapport à l'intrigue, un rythme lent, ce tome tant attendu est une grosse déception. J'espère que le prochain sera d'un autre niveau...
Lisa Cummings
I can usually plow through a book in a couple of days, but this one didn't hold my interest so it took me longer to get motivated to keep reading. It wasn't bad, but it was great either. A solid 3 stars in my humble opinion.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Put your seatbelt on for this one! Spies, guns, hot sex and second chances with danger at every turn. An exciting entertaining read. Full review to follow....
Glenda Bettin
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
loved this book
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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 Germany. 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 ...more

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Alpha Ops (6 books)
  • Dangerous Territory (Alpha Ops, #1)
  • Over the Line (Alpha Ops, #2)
  • Pushing the Limit (Alpha Ops, #3)
  • Compromised (Alpha Ops, #5)
  • Risk of Exposure (Alpha Ops, #6)