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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Cover Me by Catherine Mann

If you like romantic suspense you will want to get this book!
Cover MeCover Me by Catherine Mann
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402244959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402244957
     Genre: Romantic Suspense
     My Rating: 4.75 of 5.0
Product Description
 It should have been a simple mission...

Pararescueman Wade Rocha fast ropes from the back of a helicopter into a blizzard to save a climber stranded on an Aleutian Island, but Sunny Foster insists she can take care of herself just fine...

But when it comes to passion, nothing is ever simple...

With the snowstorm kicking into overdrive, Sunny and Wade hunker down in a cave and barely resist the urge to keep each other warm... until they discover the frozen remains of a horrific crime... Unable to trust the local police force, Sunny and Wade investigate, while their irresistible passion for each other gets them more and more dangerously entangled...
Review:  This is very engaging. I was pulled into the story from beginning to end.
Sunny is an outdoor expert who runs a gym in a small off the grid community in a remote region of Alaska.  When the rare, occasional stranger goes through or someone wants to leave, she serves as a guide to escort them out. She never escorts anyone into the area as those who leave are not permitted to return.  Sunny is returning home from escorting a couple out when she is caught in a blizzard.

Pararescue Jumper (PJ) Wade and his team have safely rescued a party of climbers caught in the blizzard.  Now he has to find and rescue the source of the remaining life signal.  He locates Sunny but she isn’t looking to be rescued. Due to the storm they have to bed down together in a cave - strictly strangers sharing warmth for survival. Not that they don’t appreciate the fitness of each other.

Sunny only wants to get away from this handsome PJ and return home before Wade can delve into her secrets. As Sunny tries to make a break for it she falls into a crevice and locates a dead body. Unfortunately the death wasn’t an accident and Sunny recognizes the murdered woman as the one she had escorted to the Deputy Sheriff right before the storm hit.  Suddenly Wade and Sunny are being shot at by that same deputy and it is clear that something bad is going on.

Sunny is trying to keep the secrets of her family and her community. With a rising body count it appears there are more bad secrets that Sunny knows nothing about.  Sunny can’t return home until they figure out who is involved with the killings, but she still wants to warn her family. Wade needs to uncover her secrets but he also wants to protect her.  This puts them in conflict since Sunny insists that she is skilled enough to take care of herself. Meanwhile the attraction between them is intense.

This plot is filled with great action and intrigue from the rock climbing beginning to a cold sea rescue ending. The heroine is strong and sensual and the hero is fit and fine! The villain is believable with a twist in the conspirators. (I did guess those.) The romance builds quickly and the sexual encounters are done well as an add on to the action driven story. This was a great suspense read and I want to read more by this author.

The first couple of post comments reminded me that I forgot to mention that Sunny has a wonderful malamute-husky mutt, Blade, who is her constant companion and outdoor team mate. Blade plays an important role in the story too.

Thank you to Sourcebooks for this book to read and review.

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