At the Edge by Laura Griffin

cover82633-mediumTitle:    At the Edge

Series:  Alpha Crew Part 1

Author:  Laura Griffin

Genre:  Romance, Romantic Suspense

Blurb:   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!

Thoughts:  Let me just say that I had to give myself some time to calm down before I wrote this review.  While I was aware that this was a ‘Part 1’, I still expected – I don’t know – some kind of a conclusion between parts ‘1’ and ‘2’ or something warranting two ‘parts’.  To be honest it is more like a serial just with only two sections.  Literally, it is simply like someone taking a book, ripping it in half, and then trying to sell you the ‘sections’ individually.  Needless to say, I was very seriously ticked off when I got down with this section.  Honestly, it felt like I read just enough to get me really good and into the story and then ‘BAM!’, finished!  Right smack in the middle of a scene and lights out.  The end.  I mean, are you serious?  Are you kidding me?!  I seriously had a rant after I finished.  I actually had to track my husband down just to complain to him about it – comparing my feelings to us watching a movie only for them to go lights off right smack in the middle.  I mean, the frustration!  (sigh) 

Overall, it is a pretty good romantic suspense, and I will say –reluctantly – that I definitely plan on reading ‘Part 2’.  Once my initial rant was over, my next move was securing the second part of this.  I will say, however, that it makes no sense that they pushed this book as ‘Part 1 and 2’ – why not just one novel?  I definitely felt like breaking it up was totally unwarranted.  Getting off my rant, though, I felt like it was a decent military themed romantic suspense.  A little overdone with not too much to make it really stand apart amongst all the rest of this genre, but a good, bare bones starting point that I can see developing into more.

Fair warning though – be prepared when starting this as you are left completely out to dry at the end.

Rate:  B-


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