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Beyond Risk

(Florida Wildlife Warriors #1)

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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  60 reviews

"Heart-pounding excitement...left me sitting on the edge of my seat."—#1 New York Times bestselling author DEBBIE MACOMBER for Angel Falls

The river runs wild
Former Fish & Wildlife Officer Charlotte "Charlee" Tanner still carries the guilt of a tragic drowning accident that occurred on her watch. She hoped moving back home to the wilds of central Florida would provide a

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Published January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Julie
Beyond Risk by Connie Mann is a 2019 Sourcebooks Casablanca publication.

Over the past several years I have really lost contact with the romantic suspense genre and its authors. At one time I read more RS than any other genre, but when the style began to shift and the genre morphed into something entirely different, I lost interest.

However, recently I have tried to reacquaint myself with the genre, hoping things had improved. This book doesn't follow the old school romantic suspense format, whi
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WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
2.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Beyond Risk starts off the Florida Wildlife Warriors series dropping the reader into relationship drama and murder mystery. There are a lot of characters to keep track off and I have to say, I didn't quite get a handle on who was who until the second half of the story. Our heroine Charlee is a former Fish and Wildlife Officer who is starting to take ov
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♥Rachel♥
DNF @35%. Started out promising with a lot of action, but I just can't get into this one. I'm not engaged and I keep having to force myself to pick it up again. The writing and characters feel one dimensional, and contrived. The romance does nothing for me, and their reasons for keeping each other at arm's length seem weak. Not a good sign when you keep looking at the % to see how much longer you have to read.

A copy was kindly provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.
Anita
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

In full disclosure, I have an auto-approval from this publisher, Casablanca Sourcebook. In truth, I haven't read a book from them that I really liked. This one started out soooo promising. the plot, the characters and the setting all intrigued me. The writing is fairly good too, with one exception: the story of Charlee's kayaking accident should have been told as a Prologue. Ha
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Sophia
Wildlife! Big family! A mystery! Romance! New to me author and series! Oh my, yes! I thought I had found the perfect match as soon as I latched eyes onto this book. I ended up finding it moderately engaging.

Beyond Risk opens with Charlee, a former Fish & Wildlife Officer, getting ready to start over at the family-owned river rafting business. She had a shake up when she lost a client out on the water the year before and the guilt is still troubling her, but family support and a family friend
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Received this book for free in exchange for an honest review, Beyond Risk was for me a major let down. I am not going to sit here and type all the things that i disliked and liked even though there wasn't much. I personally had very high hope with this story but it didn't work out for me. The story has a lot of characters in it, and the main couple have already a strong connection. The murder mystery aspect, was very confusing and i was confused to actually get it. Each to there own. My thoughts ...more
Lena Diaz
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BEYOND RISK is a delightful mixture of small-town romance, high-octane suspense, and breath-taking outdoor settings in the rivers and waterways of Florida. But what truly sets it apart is its focus on family and friendships. I loved the heroine's family, the Tanners. Of course, it doesn't hurt that she has some hunky sexy brothers who are wildlife officers. And it was so much fun seeing a heroine who could out shoot, out think, and out smart just about anyone--and could also bake a pretty mean c ...more
 ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖
THE SUSPENSE👀
The murderer wasn't who I'd tought was going to be, there were a few suspects and all of them acted in suspiciously ways so I was confused most of the time (that's good) but in the end when the truth was revealed I didn't even remember who was that character. So it was a bit disappointing.


THE ROMANCE😍
Friends to lovers is my favourite trope ever and it was well done here. Charlee's and Hunter relationship was a slow burn one and they protect, respect and take care of each other.

Char
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 Reading In Pajamas
Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: BEYOND RISK by Connie Mann https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-b0o
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

This was a whitewater-rapids ride, with danger and suspense around every turn. I loved it. Charlee and Hunter were both believable and relatable, their backstories woven seamlessly into the story so that you became invested in them early on. I’m used to more graphic sex, but I did not miss it in the leas
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Suzette
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have never read a book by Connie Mann this is an excellent place for o start. It is the beginning of a new series that is sure to be a resounding success. Charlee and Hunter are drawn into solving a crime that is somehow centered around a past incident involving Charlee. The story is filled with mounting suspense as each clue is revealed, tested and kept or discarded. As more people’s lives are put in danger the tension ratchets up and the suspect pool continues to grow.

The author does a
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Megan Leinfelder
Charlee Tanner is a former fish and wildlife officer. Last year a boy drowned while she was guiding for the family business. What she thought was an accident wasn’t. On the one year anniversary of the drowning, she finds herself in an eerily similar situation.

Hunter Bourdeau is Charlee’s best friend. He is the first on the scene when she is being shot at. He is a lu Now he is charge of finding out who’s out to get Charlee before it’s to late. I loved this book. It had plenty of mystery, romance
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Dawn Herring
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I enjoyed it. It has a lot of action and suspense, plus a nice undertone of romance between the two lead characters, Charlee and Hunter. There were times early on when I felt like I was missing something, like maybe there was a book before this one, but nope, this is either a standalone or the first in a new series, I guess, and the things that are mentioned in passing early on that made me think I was missing something are all dealt with thro ...more
Mari's Struggle is Real
This book really dives straight into the action and suspense. So Charlie is back at work trying to get her life back on track after a tragedy happened on her watch a year ago. Now another incident happens and it looks like someone is out for revenge. There is several suspects and Hunter, a Cajun with a sexy accent, will do anything to protect Charlie.
ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first book in a new series, and I am already looking forward to the next one. This is a really good romantic suspense, and as there are plenty of others who need to find their HEA too. Charlee and her family are a wonderful addition to the fictional world of people I now know. The world-building is done in a very organic way as the story develops. The plot is quite complex, with some misdirections which work
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Yvonne Cruz
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great beginning to a series that promises to keep the readers on their toes while still having a good supply of romance.
The story centers around Charlotte/Charlee Tanner and Hunter Boudreau. Charlee, a former FWC (Florida Flish and Wildlife Conservation) officer, had her life change a year ago after a kayak accident resulted in a drowning. She left her job and is managing her family’s outpost. But her fears are still real, and her trust and confidence is shattered.
Hunter, a forme
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Veronica
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A year to the day since a teenage boy drowned on a trip Charlee was supervising, she is again on the river supervising a group of kayakers. When history starts to repeat itself and a teenager nearly drowns and the group is shot at. the question is are the two events related. With all the talk of what happened a year ago I wondered if I’d missed a book in this series and this was book 2 but after checking Goodreads I learned
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Jan Jackson
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Danger and Romance Lurk in the Wilds of Florida

River Guide and former Florida Fish and Wildlife officer, Charlee Tanner, is swept up in the dark mind of a killer and targeted for death. But first, he plans to make her suffer.

Determined to protect herself and her family, she butts heads with FWC officer, Hunter Boudreau, a friend and colleague she holds firmly at arm’s length.

Unable to fight their feelings, and a killer, at the same time, Charlee and Hunter team up in a race to solve the myster
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BoxerLover2
Someone is stalking Charlotte “Charlee” Tanner. It is now the job of Lieutenant Hunter Boudreau, Florida Fish & Wildlife, to figure out who is the culprit.

1) I don’t really care about the make/model of your gun.
2) There are too many people for my brain to keep track of.
3) Acronyms suck.
4) Is the enemy an alligator? Or bullets? Or rattlesnakes? A stalker? (Answer: all of these)
5) 97 times the hero calls her “cher”
6) Cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes.

Lots of action, suspense and mystery. 2 Stars
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Kim Vanravenswaay
Wow, Beyond Risk, is packed full of mystery and suspense. I was kept in the dark guessing throughout the whole book. Poor Charlee, just how much can a person be put through before they fall apart. She sure is made out of strong stuff. Hunter plays second throughout the book. I liked that the main focus was on Charlee.
Diane Saul
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlee Tanner is a river guide for her families business. A year ago a client died on one of her trips. Charlee still hasn’t recovered from the guilt she feels. On the anniversary of the fateful trip someone shoots at her group and another client almost drowns. It turns out the first incident might not have been an accident.

This book is the start of a new series for this author. I enjoyed the story and look forward to more books in the series. There was plenty of suspense along with a romance.
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Nikki
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book! This author was new to me and what an action packed book. I couldn’t put it down! I highly suggest this book and I can’t wait for the next one in the series. I was given this arc for my honest review.
Carol
A somewhat sappy family oriented suspense drama. Overbearing brothers were somewhat annoying, but the actual suspense story was well written and intriguing. There are enough red herrings that it’s not immediately obvious who the killer is and keep you guessing.
Bonny Rambarran
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Danger PLUS. A stalker. WHY? Who can I trust? And this officer . . . can I trust him? SERIOUSLY read this book. SUPERB.
Marianne
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Good story and characters. The “cupcake” opening had me a bit nervous but the story takes off quickly after that. I thought I had this figured out a couple of times but I was wrong. I like the best friends to romance stories and this one didn’t disappoint.

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for a copy in exchange for a review.
Kristin
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review."

Loved this book very much. It had just enough sweet suspenseful romance and the storyline was great! I highly recommend!
Claire Scott
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to this book because of the recommendation by Debbie Macomber on the cover and I’m so glad I was approved to read it

The first few pages have you thinking “well this is a nice start....our female lead is making cupcakes, it’s all very pleasant” then bam....your thrown into the middle of the drama and it doesn’t let up until the end, there were some red herrings put in cleverly by the author that makes you convinced you’ve worked it out but you haven’t....I was exhausted by the end of
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Olivia Farr
"Beyond Risk" is a romantic suspense that follows Charlee and her best friend (and desired boyfriend) Hunter. Charlee is a former agent of the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and Hunter is a current agent. Charlee stepped away from the life after an event where a teen boy drowned on her watch. Now, it seems history is repeating itself on the one-year anniversary, and Charlee seems to be in the crosshairs. Hunter is on the case, working to figure out who is after Charlee and why- and Charlee is tag ...more
Gloria
Beyond Risk is an exciting and suspenseful start to a new series by Connie Mann. Having enjoyed the Safe Harbor series and being a Florida resident, I was looking forward to this new series and was not disappointed. This series is centered around Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and how crazy life in the wild can get. Charlotte "Charlee" Tanner is a former officer and now runs her family's kayaking and canoe business near Ocala. She worked a side job as water guide whil ...more
Jeriann Fisher
Connie Mann has penned a fast-moving murder mystery/family melodrama in Beyond Risk.

Charlee Tanner is a former Fish & Wildlife officer in Florida. Hunter Boudreau is a current officer, a lieutenant & her best friend. Hunter has been promoted over Charlee's brother, Josh,  there is tension surrounding this. A year to the day after a rafting accident claimed the life of a teen, Charlee again experiences a river accident with another group of teens & they are shot at.  Hunter takes cha
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Margie
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is not a good day for Charlee Tanner and little does she know it but the day is going to turn into a very very bad one. It is the one year anniversary of the kayak trip where JJ Jennings drowned and his sister Nora almost did. Charlee still feels guilty because the kayakers were her responsibility and she was only able to save Nora. On this day she is taking another group out on a trip on the quieter Ocklawaha River; a group who signed up for a river tour through her family's business, Tanner ...more
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Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and loves writing romantic suspense stories set in Florida’s small towns and unspoiled wilderness. She is the author of Beyond Risk, (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1), the Safe Harbor series (Tangled Lies, Hidden Threat, Deadly Melody), as well as Angel Falls and Trapped! She has lived in seven different states but this weather wimp has happily called the Ocala ...more