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Beyond Power

(Florida Wildlife Warriors #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Sultry romantic suspense set in Florida's untamed wilderness...

When your heart's involved...

If you dare venture beyond Disney's magic and Miami's high-rises, you'll find yourself in Florida's untamed wilderness. A bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Josh Tanner is one of the tough cops needed to manage these rugged areas. And t
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published September 1st 2020)
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Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another perfect story. Delilah is found in the woods by Josh. He feels something is wrong and tries to find out what it is. I couldn’t stop reading until I found out what happened. Don’t miss out when it’s released.
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond Power by Connie Mann is the second book in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series. Having read the first book in this series I was thrilled to get my hands on this book so I could continue getting to know the characters and this part of Florida.

The plot was quickly paced with explosive action, murder, attempted murder, survivalists, underground militia as well as friendships, family ties, and romance. I enjoyed every page with all of the twists and heartaches as secrets are revealed. Ms. Ma
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with the cover. Because that is the type of reader I am. And anything romantic suspense is going to get my immediate attention. I have been reading romantic suspense since I was like 10. So I know authors and stories really well by now. I have been reading these type of books for more than half of my life (I am 28 now).

This was one of those books where I was a little annoyed with the main woman. Delilah is like yes I can do this on my own, but she actually cant. Like, I know somet
Sandy S
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars- BEYOND POWER is the second full-length instalment in Connie Mann’s contemporary adult FLORIDA WILDLIFE WARRIORS romantic suspense series. This is Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Josh Tanner, and Masters wildlife researcher Delilah Atwood’s story line. BEYOND POWER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalment is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Josh and Delilah) BE
Pj Ausdenmore
From beginning to end, Beyond Power held me in its power. Mann has created an intense, suspenseful, and emotional page-turner filled with so many twists and turns I was still guessing as to how everything would play out with only a few pages left to read. Her characters are so vividly depicted they leap from the pages, pulling me into their world. And let's talk about that world. It's clearly evident Mann knows the wildlife areas of Central Florida well. She created a sense of place that placed ...more
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3.5 hearts

I got started on this  Florida Wildlife Warrior series because of a free anthology of novellas, Turn the Tide.  It's an interesting setting with a heartwarming group of family and friends. The stories have plenty of mystery, suspense and some romance.

Beyond Power is the story of Josh who has recently come ou
 Reading In Pajamas
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
✦Review: BEYOND POWER by Connie Mann
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4.5 Stars

This was a fun, tension filled romance that kept me turning the pages. It helped that I liked Delilah and Josh from the start. They are both complex, yet relatable and I couldn’t wait for them to give in to the romance. The suspense part of the story kept me on edge wondering where the next incident would come from. Some of th
LianaReads blog
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A real page turner indeed.
A hot, protective and invested detective, a stubborn but strong and lovely heroine, add some wild animals and the rescue mission full of suspense and dangerous situation, and you've got the perfect recipe for a romantic suspense and a wildlife plot that i haven't had the chance to read much.
Apart from the great writing that kept me invested at all times, the emotions and feelings where felt on the page with each interaction and mindful monologue. Real chemistry? Maybe
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beyond Power is the second in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series but can be read standalone. I loved that this book took me places I’ve never been before. I knew about the rhesus macaques in Florida and I loved learning more about them and that they were an integral part of this story. This was a charming romance that left me with a smile.
Jan Jackson
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delilah Attwood is determined to rescue her sister, and no one, not even hot cop, Josh Tanner, is going to get in her way.

This book has not only romance and suspense, but draws you into the Ocala National Forest and a rarely seen look at the local monkey population.

Kudos to another great book in this series. Looking forward to more!
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Compelling storyline, explosive action and suspense fill the pages of this well-written Romantic Suspense story.

Delilah Paige is in Ocala, Florida to do a study on the rhesus macaque monkeys in the area for her master's program in anthropology at Florida State University. Covertly as her name is really Delilah Paige Atwood she is there to rescue her younger sister from a forced marriage when she turns sixteen. Delilah grew up in the area with her survivalist, anti-government family. She escaped
Yvonne Cruz
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I loved this author’s Safe Harbor series , and this second book in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series, is definitely another winner.
If you read book one, Beyond Risk, you met Josh Tanner, brother of the main character in that book.
Josh Tanner is a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer. For those unfamiliar with this division, the officers have full police powers and statewide jurisdiction.
He meets Delilah Paige (Atwood) in the local coffee shop, and is enchanted by her and only knows
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series, and whilst it involves a new pairing, it does follow on from the previous story, so there is familiarity with the team and the environment.

I found this to be a really powerful story, with a strong engaging plot, centring around the folk who live off the grid, but also a nomadic, militia grounded life. Delilah was brought up that way, but managed to escape just before she turned 16
Stephanie Panach
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am a big fan of romantic suspense - I especially love romantic suspense where the heroine isn't sitting there waiting for someone to rescue her. Unfortunately, I didn't love this book.

Delilah is a researcher who is back in her home town to do research on a population of monkeys there - but also rescue her sister from their survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her family had tried to force her in to marriage at 16 - and she was able to escape and restart her life. Josh is an officer with the
Sandy Kelly
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series and I would read the first book before reading this one as it picks up where that one left off, even though it's a different couple. Josh Tanner is a bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is tough and can handle whatever comes his way in rugged areas and doesn't hesitate to do what he needs to. But when he comes across Delilah Atwood in the woods he knows that there is more going on than what sh ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Beyond Power is Connie Mann’s second book in her Florida Wildlife Warriors series.

We often forget that beyond Disney World and the beaches, Florida is quite rural and wooded. Josh Tanner is a pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, derogatorily called the Fish Cops.

Delilah has come back to the Ocala region to rescue her sister Mary. Mary will soon turn sixteen and will suffer the same fate that Delilah had escaped from years ago, being married off within an
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Josh is an officer with the Florida FWC (Fish and Wildlife Conservation).  Delilah is a student working on a research grant studying the rhesus macaque monkey.  She escaped a family of extreme survivalists at the age of sixteen and now she is back to get her little sister out before it is too late. Using her research as a reason to be searching in the woods surrounding Ocala, she searches for her family's homestead. While looking for her family and studying the monkeys, Delilah's life is threate ...more
Shirley Frances
This is the first book I've read by Connie Mann so I didn't know what to expect, but the blurb sounded interesting. Especially since it was set in Florida and it involved a FWC agent and a woman raised in an ultra-fundamental militia family.

Josh was a sweet yet protective man who found himself drawn to the beautiful, stubborn and cagey graduate student. He knew Delilah was hiding something, but he also knew that the only way to get her to open up was to have her trust him. And although their att
Katrina Epperson
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the second installment from Connie Mann on her Florida Wildlife Warriors, yet for me this is definitely a stand alone. This is a wonderful story with complex characters that find things more complicated than they ever imagine. Delilah is a complex character and you get to watch her change before your eyes. She was raised by a stern and strict father who believed in living off the grid and didn't trust anyone. She was basically isolated from the outside world growing up. In the beginning ...more
Amelia Foster
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lately I have been in the mood for a gripping, moving, action-packed romantic suspense so when I saw Beyond Power pop up in my feed, the cover and premise immediately begged to be devoured.

And whoa, boy did I devour.

First off, I need to start by saying that I love Josh’s profession. Often in RS you find heroes who are police officers, Navy SEALS, FBI agents, private bodyguards/security officers. This is, without a doubt, the first book I’ve read where the leading man is a Fish and Wildlife conse
Evelyn Wondracek
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Connie Mann's Book 2 in the Florida's Fish & Wildlife Series "Beyond Power" is a winner. One is placed right into the story in the first chapter. Delilah Atwood came back to her home town in disguise (shorter hair and going by the name of Delilah Paige who is doing a research paper on Monkey's in the Wildlife) to rescue her sister, Mary, who is turning 16 in a few weeks from their "aniti-government, paranoid" family. Delilah, when she was 16, escaped from her family who was marrying her off to a ...more
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Power is the first story by Connie Mann that I remember reading. It won’t be the last. If like me you find romantic suspense your cup of tea then this is an author for you. While the romance builds, it does not overpower the suspense in the story. The focus stays on the danger, adventure, and mystery within the plot with the romance coming naturally. That is just the way I like it. The characters are aware of each other and their attraction but it is not the instant lust that sometimes ha ...more
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delilah Atwood is the heroine in the second book of the Florida Wildlife Warriors series. Delilah has returned to her hometown to study monkeys and to attempt to save her sister from a nefarious plan which is scheduled to happen on her 16th Birthday. She meets Josh Tanner and there is an instant attraction. Josh and Delilah have to work to trust each other because of their pasts.
The book has a wonderful romance and connections between the extended characters. Connie Mann does a wonderful job de
Lena Diaz
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this in one day! Really enjoyed this sweet romance. Miss Mann has a talent for creating relatable, close-knit families with a circle of friends that are just as much family as those who are blood-related to them. I enjoyed meeting the Tanner family and their law enforcement friends in her first book in this series, BEYOND RISK. It was fun seeing these characters again in this second book, BEYOND POWER. It was especially touching to see how Wildlife officer Josh, known as Hollywood to his fr ...more
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Connie Mann
I had read everything Connie had written and was delighted to be able to read and ARC and write a review on her latest book. Beyond Power. It is #2 in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series. The first book was Beyond Risk. I very much enjoy Connie’s Voice when she writes. Her style is easy to read and clear as a bell. You feel what the people are feeling. It is a quick but exciting book.

I particularly enjoyed the information about the local wildlife, forest and rivers. If you have never
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fun suspenseful romance set in the wilds of Florida. We follow Delilah Atwood who grew up in Florida's Wilderness with her family who lived off the grid. She has recently returned after running away when she was 16 to work on her master's thesis on some local wildlife while also trying to find her sister so she can take her away. While doing her research she meets handsome Josh Tanner who is an officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Together they must find out who is ...more
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a good well rounded book and the first book I've read from the author (Thanks NetGalley for the early read!)

Delilah is a monkey researcher but also has some other reason to come back to the area she grew up in. She gets caught up in some intrigue and is put in danger because of her past and Josh, an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (I didn't know these were even cops!) ends up protecting her as they uncover the truth. It was great to become acquainted with the rest o
Lena Grant
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Power by Connie Mann

Beyond Power is my first Connie Mann book, but definitely not my last!

Delilah Paige was raised as a survivalist in the swamps of central Florida, taught never to trust authority and to blend into the background in order not to be noticed. As an adult, it is a complete reversal for her to put herself out as a researcher of the wild monkey troops in the same swamps from which she escaped, advocating for the monkeys to remain in the wild while educating humans not to feed
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
**This ARC was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This is the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed the premise and the fact that I didn't know anything about this monkey population in Florida--this was something new.

I'm not sure I felt like the character was true to her profession, or believable though. She FED THE MONKEY! And as difficult as I think it would be, as a researcher and observer, to watch an animal suffer, this is how it needs to be. Particularly
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Connie Mann and it won’t be the last. In Beyond Power, Delilah Atwood has returned to her roots to complete research on monkeys, while attempting to save her sister from being married off. Josh Turner is a Fish and Wildlife officer and his family owns an outpost in Florida where Delilah is completing her research. Delilah will do anything to save her sister and her monkeys, but her survivalist family will do anything to stop her. Josh and Delilah team up to ...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 the Florida Wildlife Warriors series (Beyond Risk, Beyond Power), 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 happ ...more

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