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Cover Me

(Elite Force #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  3,219 ratings  ·  218 reviews
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 i
Paperback, 322 pages
Published July 5th 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
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 reading this b ...more
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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Jul 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-hell-no
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
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lori Foster
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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
Jane Stewart
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Writing: The story was confusing for a while because of the way Catherine Mann revealed information. The writing style was also odd. I’m not sure if all of it was mistakes or just weird sentence structures. Also, I really disliked all of the POVs. There were too many.

Characters: Sunny and Wade could have been written better. The connection wasn’t solid enough. There was more of a heartfelt connection between Flynn and Misty.

Storyline: After I got over being confused, I began to enjoy the storyline. But I was frustrated by
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 andLine:"It
Jenn Scranton
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it

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 return becau
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
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Kristine Cayne
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  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.
May 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Alaska and off-the-grid angle was a nice change of pace.
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Ch
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
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3 stars

Why I Read this Book: This book had me at romantic suspense and ‘pararescue jumpers’. I’m reading everything labeled 'romantic suspense' I come across that strikes my fancy. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I was checking out the author’s backlist and it seems she writes quite a bit of military toned romantic suspense – my cup of tea!

What I Liked: I liked both Sunny’s and Wade’s characters. Sunny is extremely independent, self-sufficient and smart. It’s difficul/>Why/>3
Sia McKye
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 come close more t
Apr 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
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
Christi Snow
Jul 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Full review reposted from my blog, Smitten with Reading...
My Review:
I really loved the premise of this book. Coming from an Air Force background, I love that Catherine Mann is starting a series about PJ's (Air Force pararescue jumpers.) While in theory, this book had a great premise, the whole story behind Sunny's hidden off-the-grid community was such a foreign idea that the details (no one can come back once they leave, but new people can come in, etc.) just didn't make sense to me
Lisa Filipe
Dec 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Ok...I'd say we have a decent start to this Elite Ops series. I have to admit that this is my first Military Romance by Catherine. I have read all of her Harlequin Romances, but I thought it would be a great idea to venture out, maybe meet a sexy military hero or two or three!!

I truly enjoyed watching our hero, Wade "Brick" Rocha, in action as a Pararescue Jumper (PJ). Catherine writes the scene as if she is right there, next to Wade as he scales the mountain side...So realistic and
I think this is a solid 3 from me. Mainly for the suspense part. I honestly didn't buy the romance part :( Maybe I am in the minority, but it just felt off.

Wade doesn't trust Sunny from the get go, but he wants to nail her. He keeps telling himself she's hiding something, but still wants to nail her. Sunny is the same. She doesn't trust Wade (or anyone outside her off the grid community), but she wants to nail him. She won't tell him her secrets even though he knows she has them, but she still
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 w
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
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!
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
May 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
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.
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemp, suspense
A bit of an eye-roller.
This felt very freshman to me and It lacked character development.
Sunny was inconsistent and Uhhh, I already can't remember the hero's name. Anyway, his narration was bland and repetitive. The villain? same thing.
I did like that the setting was on an Aleutian island.
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-on-kindle
A great story. Wade is a fantastic alpha male hero type and Sunny is a strong independent resourceful woman. Together they are unstoppable.

This book has great action and plot plus awesome romance. A must read!
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
I have so found me another author to feverishly read the back catalog of! An interesting setting, good plot, good solid lead characters...sold. I liked Sunny as a heroine, and I liked Wade as a hero (a lot).
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USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann and RITA Award winner, Catherine writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. A former theater school director and university inst ...more

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