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Cover Me (Elite Force #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  2,584 ratings  ·  192 reviews
"Nobody writes to-die-for military heroes like Catherine Mann!" - Suzanne Brockmann, New York Times bestselling author of Tall, Dark and Devastating
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
ebook, 246 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 28th 2011)
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Just a heads up kids! If you live here in the states and get the NatGeo channel, check out the six-part special that starts tonight about this amazing branch of the military. I knew very little about them until I started reading these books, and when the elite need rescuing, these are the guys who do the job. I know these books are fictional, but these men are real...they are amazing heroes. It's the first time a camera crew was allowed to imbed themselves with the Air Force's Pararescuemen, or
Jul 20, 2011 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of military romantic suspense
I really enjoyed this one. It had a good combination of suspense and surprisingly hot romance. I liked the remote Alaskan setting--that was something different--and the way Catherine Mann described things made you feel the chill. The villain--and his reasons for doing what he did--seemed a bit "out there", but I went with it and enjoyed it. The hero--Air Force Pararescueman Wade Rocha? Smokin' hot, honorable, incredibly brave--what's not to like? I had never heard of a pararescueman before readi ...more
4.5 stars

Tech Sergeant Wade 'Brick' Rocha comes from five generations of military. He's a pararescueman (PJ) in the United States Air Force, sent in to any military or civilian rescue where the best of the best are required. On Mt Redoubt in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Sunny Foster has been cut off from returning to her isolated community by a blizzard unaware that the PJ's have been called in to rescue a group of tourists on the mountain. When Wade's crew pick up Sunny's heat signature Wade p
Wow, this has the perfect balance of suspense, action and hot steaminess. Catherine Mann sure knows how to write a great suspense. Her knowledge of the military world if fantastic and really gives a great feel for the book setting and plot.

This is one of the best romantic suspense I've read in a while. Loved it! If that's not enough to tempt you maybe this will?


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Cover Me is the start of series and I am intrigued enough to read the next few books.

It's based in a new world, Wade is a pararescueman. He is totally military, with parents who served. He was a hell-raiser in his teens but has changed. He still carries guilt over his mother getting injured and loves what he does and saving lives. In Alaska, he jumps on a rescue mission and finds Sunny, who seems not happy to see him and more than capable of looking after herself. He thinks she is a stranded cli
Lori Foster
Incredible story! INCREDIBLE ALPHA HEROES! I've never read about pararescuemen before, and now I'm entirely fascinated. I'll read the whole series.
Catherine Mann is a fabulous storyteller. The heroes are modern, edgy, real - and so are the heroines. Highly recommended to anyone who likes action and adventure with their romance. :-)
Beanbag Love
Jan 09, 2012 Beanbag Love rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of romantic suspense/adventure
This is the first book I've read by this author and, to be honest, I'm not sure how it ended up on my Kindle. Another impulse buy? However it got there, I'm glad it did. This was a solid 4.5 for me with good characters and chemistry, an interesting location, and suspenseful, exciting moments.

This is the first book in the "Elite Ops" series about Air Force pararescuers. The setting of this book is Alaska, but the next one will be set somewhere else. This story concerns Wade Rocha and Sunny Foster
Ok, so my "Currently Reading" shelf is full of books i've started and hate, but i didn't want to give a low rating so i've just allowed them to let them sit there making it appear as though i'm reading fifty books at once. Well, you know what?, it's time to face the fact that i'm not going to read some of them, so it's time to clean house dammit!!

I didn't get too far off into this book because my eyes threatened to kill me in my sleep if i rolled them just "one more goddamn time". They said tha
Jane Stewart
3 stars. It has some good ingredients for romantic suspense. It was ok but I wasn’t wowed.

In the Aleutian Islands (in Alaska near Russia) is a village of people living “off the grid” (no credit cards, no utilities, no tax returns). They grow their own food in hot houses. The sun and volcanic heat provide energy. When Sunny was a teenager her family moved there because her brother Phoenix went AWOL from the military, and they wanted to keep him out of jail. She has a younger sister M
Opening Line:"It was a cold day in hell for Tech Sergeant Wade Rocha--standard ops for a mission in Alaska."

I struggled through this and ultimately gave up about half way in. It's not that it's all that terrible, it just that it was so average on all accounts and I couldn't have cared less about the romance between Sunny & Wade. Honestly I just I couldn't be bothered to finish, I knew it was only ever going to be a 2 star read, very meh.

I've read lots of Catherine Mann stuff before and she
Wow I pleasantly surprised by this book. I have tried to read another book by this author and it didn't fare so well. But this sounded promising so I have it a go. Yep I liked it a lot.

Wade is a pararescueman. Which leads to to rescuing Sunny who he thinks is stranded in the Alaskan wild. Nope not really whats happening. lol Thing is that Sunny has secrets and she doesn't want to get to close to this super hot dude. Things heat up when dead bodies are found and someone is trying to hurt Sunny.
Rachel Kall
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I love this type of military romantic suspense. I would compare the general subject matter to Suzanne Brockmann, but Mann has her own distinct voice that I fell in love with. So many things that were great about this book. The hero, pararescueman Wade "Brick", is everything you want in an hero. Besides being incredibly hot, he is intelligent and kind. He has his own emotional wounds that need healing. I liked that when we were in his point of view, ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars

High altitude danger, riveting suspense and scorching romance, Cover Me was a book that I couldn’t put down!

Pararescue Jumper, Wade Rocha, is in Alaska on a training mission when his team gets the call to pick up a stranded group of climbers. When he parachutes down towards the last figure he sees Wade finds the beautiful Sunny Foster and her dog Chewie, who do not want nor need his help. But when somebody takes a shot at them and a lot of the woman’s story just doesn’t seem to add up,
Jenn Scranton

First of all, this book automatically got one star for being Air Force special ops! I have been looking for hot AF books forever and I found this one by accident! Finally!

Now this story was a little different than some of the novels I normally read...
Sunny, (yes that is her name), lives in a totally remote town in Alaska. The freaky kind where the residents are told that if they wanted to leave the village they could never come back. What the citizens did not know what that people could not re
Kristine Cayne
Jan 30, 2012 Kristine Cayne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense
I really enjoyed this book. Alaska was an interesting choice of local, the characters were fun, and Wade the para-rescue man was hot! I'll be reading the rest of the series, for sure.

I thought this a little slow at times but started to heat up and get going around the middle of the book.
The Alaska and off-the-grid angle was a nice change of pace.
My Synopsis:
Wade Rocha and his fellow team members of pararescueman have just completed a grueling training session when they are called in to rescue some stranded climbers on Mount Redoubt. Mount Redoubt is located on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and his known as "the place that God forgot".

Sunny Foster is stranded in a snowstorm after seeing her friends safely off the mountain and transferred to the safety of Sheriff Rand from the mainland. While trying to seek shelter with her dog Chewie s
Sia McKye
A dangerous enemy with an agenda, a heroine with a secret, and a hot hero trying to deal with both.

MY THOUGHTS: This is the type of book you don’t want to put down once you start it. It’s a well-written suspense.

What I particularly enjoyed about the story is the fact that Alaska is a character of sorts. Sunny and Wade aren’t just dealing with one unforgiving enemy but two, Alaska in the winter and a murderer. Both enemies are capable of killing Sunny and Wade if they make a wrong move—and com
I have to say, I love that the series is about PJ's. I think they're amazing.

Anyway, aside from that, I can't say much good about the story between Wade and Sunny. She drove me absolutely insane. CRAZY INSANE. I wanted to push her off a cliff. Wade's perfectness didn't bother me, but I do think he put up with way too much from Sunny.

Flynn was a more rounded character. I really fell into the parts with Misty, but I was impatient and skimming through the parts with Sunny and Wade. I wish it had b
She's returning home from escorting some friends on a dangerous trip through the mountains in winter. He's just completed a dangerous mission to rescue some stranded skiers. When this woman who's living off the grid meets this pararescueman who's mistakenly thinks she needs rescuing, will their sizzling chemistry be enough to keep them warm? And when they discover the dead bodies of the two friends she thought were safe buried in the ice in a deep chasm, will they be able to discover the identit ...more
This book is terrible. I'm only about 10% in but it's a DNF for me. First, he's an incompetent hero, and for that i blame the author. She knows nothing about the wilderness or emergency rescue. He makes a bunch of decisions that are not at all what a PJ would make because they're not logical nor are they in line with any emergency-worker ideology. Also, the decisions he makes are in response to situations that are just not logical. He's rappelling on a rope in an ice cave but he has no backup? H ...more
Couldn't finish this one! I was on a romantic suspense kick, but I may be done now. When you learn to write, or edit, you learn to show, not tell. So the entire time I was reading this, I wanted the author to shut up and give me a chance to figure out that metaphor for myself, to understand--on my own--that this character was sad, to use my own wits to identify the criminal mastermind, etc. If you've a better tolerance for obvious storytelling and clunky writing, then you might like this book!
Linda Carroll
I won't explain the book yet again. I will just say that this is the first book I read by this author and I didn't really enjoy it. It was so far-fetched and totally unrealistic. I can let my mind go, but to this extent? The characters were boring, the romance boring, the story line boring. There was nothing really exciting about a smart mouthed girl and the poor PJ who has the unfortunate task of rescuing her. I'm not sure about purchasing other books by this author now.
Two-haiku review:

He goes to rescue
In off-the-grid Alaska
She finds dead bodies

Implausible plot
Technically well written
I didn't connect
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Another action packed thrill ride, I absolutely loved spending time with!
There wasn't only fight against the threat of the evil villain with his many unknown webs, there was the fight against the nature, and partly the society at large.
So many layers to this story, that kept my interest from the beginning. The many different aspects of the suspense, the hazard of the wilderness, the different love stories braided into the story.
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
The suspense part of this story kept me reading, with some nice twists. I especially liked the final scene (spoiler alert: gotta love it when the girl gets to take down the bad guy). The sex scenes were handled well - not overboard.

But I felt the characters were a bit cliché. A special ops warrior (Wade) who does everything effortlessly, doesn’t have any weaknesses or vulnerabilities. A granola girl who is self-sufficient yet surprisingly clueless about certain things. An instantaneous physical

I love when I try out a new series and find that I really enjoy it. The characters were easy to connect to, and the PJs.....well, who can top PJs? Wade was the focus of this book. He comes off a training mission only to end up parachuting into a snowstorm to rescue a young woman who wants nothing more than to avoid him and take care of herself. Their interactions drag them into the middle of a murder conspiracy liked to the remote isolated village in which Sunny works and lives. Sunny be
Aly Hackett
It pained me to give this book only 2 stars b/c I have loved all the other military books written by Catherine Mann. But this just never grabbed me. I am going to have to mull it over to see if I can figure out exactly what didn't work for me but I think I just got annoyed with the whole "our town must stay a secret" thing. It just didn't ring true for me.
i liked the book well enough, but i was puzzled by the heroine's brother and sister-in-law's part in this story. i don't feel like they were either explained very well. and in this day and age, can any place, especially in the US, be off-the-grid to that extent? i did like the hero and heroine, as well as the heroine's sister
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks, with her work reprinted in more than twenty countries. A RITA Award winner, she lives on the Florida coast where she and her military flyboy husband have brought up four children. An active volunteer with her local Humane Society, Catherine enjoys writing while foster puppies nap on her ...more
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