This story started out very well for me. The cover is nice, the blurb sounds good, and when I start reading there's a kick ass military helicopter pilot female, and a hot alpha male helicopter pilot. So far, it has me hooked. I love military couples, I love kick ass heroines, and I have a thing for pilots. Maybe this has to do with my obsession with the TV show Pensacola: Wings of Gold back in the 90s. But nonetheless, I was ready to enjoy this.
Except I ran into a few problems. Captain Emily Beale goes from kick ass chick to Ms. Perfect Martha Stewart. Turns out she's practically a professional chef while she's slumming in the desert and is being called to act the part of the First Lady's Personal Chef. This is all a coverup, and she's being brought in as security for the First Lady. Who just happens to be married to Emily's childhood crush, yeah, the President.
So once I was able to put that aside, Emily and Major Mark Henderson had so much potential as a couple but I felt their relationship was never really developed. We spent more time on tactical details of flying a helicopter or mission specifics than on the actual building up of the relationships. There were times that I felt Emily still had a crush on the President and maybe that story should be developing more.
The twist at the end of the story was good though and it kept things interesting. I should've seen that coming but I didn't. In the end, Emily and Mark do find the traitor and find that they can make a life together.