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Aces Wild

(Elite Ops #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  37 reviews
"If you like James Bond you're going to love this book. ...Suspense...scorching hot sex scenes. A must read."--Once Upon an Alpha on Blowback

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
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Forever Yours
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May 24, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 45%

This isn't a long book, and I probably could've finished it, but my enjoyment from the start was minimal and things kind of went out of control plot-wise. Neither character was interesting enough for me to root for them, and the transition from being chased down by "bad guys" to suddenly deciding the guy she has met once, and whose name she doesn't know, could be a contender to end her sex dryspell? Sorry, no.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
2.5 Stars

Military romance? Military pilots? Throw in a sexy Brit and some cloak and dagger stuff? Well, sign me up! I was so excited to get my hands on this book, especially after enjoying the author's Alpha Ops series so much and I was expecting more of the same thrilling suspense and action.

Unfortunately, ACES WILD did not live up to my expectations for it. I enjoy a fast-paced story as well as the next person, and this story started out at breakneck and just stayed there for all of it, but he

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Cocktails and Books
I enjoy a good military romance and this one definitely had the workings to be something great, but I found myself bored with it at times. Dex and Eleanor were great, it was the situation they were in. I needed to know who was behind what happened to them and why. They spent quality time in the Vegas desert because of a civilian contractor and some shady government types, so why didn't we need to know why it happened and exactly who was behind it?

The romance between these two moved very fast. On
Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

What’s it About? After a surviving a near fatal crash in enemy territory, RAF pilot Dexter Stone is more determined than ever to prove that he is still at the top of his game. As long as he can keep from getting distracted by Major Eleanor Daniels, a fellow Red Fla
On paper, this is the kind of book I like the best. A smart, courage woman making it in the tough world of fighter pilot meets hot shot rival pilot for a second chance romance. I'm in. For the most part, there story has solid bones. What I really like is the parity between Eleanor and Dex. Eleanor holds her own against the Maverick-like character. The author does a great job of balancing the two. Also, big props for bringing in The Animal - the star pilot of the South Korean Air Force. Too bad, ...more
Rating ~ 4.25 stars

Flight Lieutenant Dexter ‘Dex’ Stone is a British pilot with something to prove after crashing his plane on his last mission and what better way to then beating the aggressor squadron at the Red Flags. Dex wants to prove it to himself crash wasn’t the end of his career.

Major Eleanor Daniels is at Red Flag to prove it to Air Force community that she is more than a general’s daughter, (especially one who doesn’t care for her to begin with) and she got her position on her own mer
Red Cheeks Reads

This is my first time reading Emmy Curtis, and while I do occasionally enjoy a military romantic suspense story, it’s not my top favorite genre of romance. But it’s been a while since I’ve read one, and honestly, I was looking forward to the change in pace. I went into Aces Wild anticipating a high-flying, thrilling story full of intrigue and hair-raising action fueling a sexy romance. There definitely was some of all that going on here, but it didn’t quite deliver the punch of excit
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Emmy Curtis and I liked the fantastic ride Aces Wild takes us on!  This story is very fast-paced and stayed ramped up for most of the book!

Major Eleanor Daniels has worked hard for her position in Red Flag and is not going to let any hot shot pilots get in the way of promotions she has rightfully achieved. The best of the best are here for a training mission where she meets Flight Lieutenant Dex Stone and she is smitten! Hot, sexy, a Brit-he has the total package going o
Books and Spoons
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Aces Wild was a wild, fast-paced adrenaline ride with an original plot that had lots of action, realistic military life, wit and banter, and romance that had me sighing and smiling with the lighting strike speed they jumped into the opportunity and possibility of something special.
It came clear through the story that the author truly knows the military life inside out. It was easy to enjoy that aspect of the story, as it was so real, fresh, and authentic, flowing of the pages so seamlessly. I l
Aces Wild was a checklist for a good RS read, but fell shy in execution. The romance was lukewarm and the villain’s motive wasn’t clearly defined. However, I’ll say having read the series out of order, things do get better.
Bambi Unbridled
I'm DNF'ing at 41%. The book is going at warp speed with no detail or depth. It's just jumping from scene to scene. I need more character development and detail to establish a connection.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Emmy Curtis' Aces Wild is a high-flying adventure brimming with scorching romance and thrilling action that I easily became lost in!

After puttering out half way through this authors debut series, Alpha Ops, I was a little skeptical going into Aces Wild. However, this author's writing has very obviously evolved within the last year or two, because I could hardly tell that it was the same writer! Aces Wild was fast moving, intriguing, and the romance was red hot. The protagonists of the book were
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emmy Curtis - Aces Wild - (Elite Ops Series – Book 1)

We find the H and h are both top notch pilots and are engaged in the famous RED FLAG competition. It is an honor to be one that is nominated to attend this event and the h is determined that she will win the competition against all her male counterparts.

We find Dexter Stone, a Brit, and a RAF pilot who is recovering from a near fatal crash in enemy territory must prove that he is still the best of the best. Dexter Stone will not allow his att
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes what a great beginning of a new series!! The books that follow this one have some big shoes to fill!!

Dexter Stone "Ironman" is a Royal Air Force pilot. This is his first time flying in the desert since his crash in Iraq, plus this is Red Flag training that's important to his reputation. He was waiting to board a bus that takes the pilots and crew from the hanger to the auditorium where training info was. He takes the last seat available next to a woman in uniform. She's American, he'
May 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Yeah, no. I’d previously enjoyed the first two books in Emmy Curtis’ Alpha Ops military romance series, the gave up on that series after barely getting through the third and DNFing the fourth. I was hoping that Ms. Curtis’ new Elite Ops series would bring me back into the fold… but it was not meant to be: a third of ACES WILD was enough for me to officially give up on all things Emmy Curtis. Forever.

ACES WILD is, essentially, what would be called a ‘PWP’ (plot, what plot?) in fanfiction parla
aces wild kicks off the elite ops series in thrilling style. the world's most elite military pilots are all in the nevada desert for a friendly, competition-style training mission. raf pilot dexter stone is just getting back into the swing of things after a horrific crash. he has to prove he is ready to fly into danger if he's going to reclaim his former role on his squad.

when he meets a mysterious and sexy stranger on the bus to the military base the red flag exercises are run out of, he realiz
First off I absolutely loved Eleanor. She is a bada$$ woman and she knows how to navigate the world with confidence. This book took a little bit to capture me. At the beginning I just thought Dexter was a huge arrogant jerk. But the more I read and got to know him the more I understood him. The suspense of the book was fantastic and the romance was sparking hot. The descriptive details made my mental picture of the scenes vivid and when it came to the action and fighting I loved every minute of ...more
Rachel Brune
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woof! A high-intensity read, sweetened with a just enough romance to keep the pages turning. I enjoyed every moment the two protagonists spent sparring with each other, both verbally and in the cockpit of their respective fighter jets. If you're into military romance with a strong female lead and lots of humor, this it the book for you!
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
So much potential! I love military romances. This one had just a little bit too much intrigue with no reason or conclusion, and it made Eleanor and Dex's "on the run" adventure seem a little far-fetched. it was still a fun read.
C bond
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Great chemistry. Loved this book. a re read
3 1/2 STARS

Aces Wild was my first time reading Curtis, but I’ll definitely be back to try more. It wasn’t a perfect raed for me, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

My main issue was with the rushed romance. For a long time, the romance felt a bit MIA, to be honest. The two didn’t even spend any time together until the 40% mark, have (what’s supposed to be) their one-night stand, and then the suspense plot kicks up and they’re a bit busy running for their lives and whatnot. Which, I get, trust me, but
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really enjoyed this book, until the end. The romance plot was finished well, but the suspense plot, not so much.

U.S. Air Force Major Eleanor Daniels is a top pilot. She's at the Red Flag training exercises in Las Vegas to prove her worth, to her team, and the Air Force in general. She's sick to death of fellow airmen who think, and even imply aloud, that she's only where she is because her dad is a 3-star General. If only they knew that she has practically no relationship with her fat
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May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received in exchange for a honest review.

This was great. I love the banter between Dex and Eleanor. Even when in dire straights we got some great banter.

Dex is the guy we all love. He is hard working, honest and kind. I love his chivalrous ways in the bar with Eleanor and how he went along with her when she was in need of it. He was also suffering from flashbacks of a time he would rather forget. Nothing drama filled but a work accident. He is lucky to be alive and he knows it. this time at Red
Shelly's Book Corner
Military romance? Sign me up! I always go in open minded when it comes to a military read. And Emmy Curtis didn't disappoint. With first time reading this author, I really enjoyed Aces Wild. This story will have you in the cockpit and going Mach 5. Aces Wild is a sexy romance that has suspense and drama. Told in dual POV, you get to see both perspectives.

With twists and turns, Aces Wild will have you questioning who is after them and trying to kill them. Some unanswered questions will have you
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aces Wild was a little bit of Top Gun with its competitive Red Flag exercise and cocky pilots, a little bit cloak and dagger with some mystery and suspense surrounding the event, and a little bit of hot with a yummy British RAF pilot trying to get his career back on track and a no-nonsense take no prisoners American female pilot who is determined to prove to these guys once and for all that she is no fluke.

Dex "Ironman" Stone survived a crash and a group of insurgents while on a mission overseas
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
Aces Wild was a fast paced action packed story. I was completely intrigued with the whole story and the romance between the main characters was just plain hot. I still has some questions about the bad guys and hopefully we will get more books and answers to the questions. I do recommend this one.
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
My first Emmy Curtis novel doesn't disappoint in this fast paced romance.

RAF pilot Dexter 'Dex' Stone is in Las Vegas to take part in the Red Flag training exercise, a collaboration between air forces from NATO countries and other allied forces. It's a chance for him to prove he still has the skills that made him one of the best military pilots...or determine whether he still has a career in the RAF.

Major Eleanor Daniels has earned every single career accolade, but as the daughter of General Dan
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 he ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really and truly loved this book. It was pretty much non-stop action, danger, and chemistry, and the witty back and forth dialog between Dex and Eleanor kept me amused. I love military romantic suspense, and this was among the better more believable ones I've read. I like that it had a definite happy ending for this couple(It was a great ending, by the way!) but left a lot of strings still to be unraveled, like what's up with Missy? I hope her story is next. I've read and enjoyed other books b ...more
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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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