Excerpt/Review – Wingmen Warriors – Grayson’s Surrender/Taking Cover – Catherine Mann – 4 stars

May 30, 2014 Uncategorized 0

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Today is my blog tour stop during the Wingmen Warriors blog tour by Catherine Mann. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs the whole month May on weekdays only, you can view the whole tour schedule here.
So far the Wingmen series contains 14 books, view all books in the series here.

GS_TC_FrontGrayson’s Surrender (Wingman Warriors #1) and Taking Cover (Wingman Warriors #2)
by Catherine Mann

Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Age category: Adult

See how it all started with the first two books in Catherine Mannís RITA Award winning ìWingmen Warriorsî series!

***This 2-in-1 is available in print only. If you wish to order the books digitally, they must be ordered individually.***

GRAYSON’S SURRENDER: Flight Surgeon Grayson Clark and NGO worker Lori Rutledge shared a passionate summer full of promise and ultimately heartbreak. After his turbulent childhood, Grayson knows well heís ill-equipped to offer Lori the security she craves. But Grayson can’t escape Lori’s allure when theyíre paired on a military rescue operation to an overseas orphanage. When one heart-tugging orphan charms her way into Lori’s life and Grayson’s heart, Lori and Grayson discover a new understanding of family and a free-falling surrender to love.


Excerpt from Grayson’s Surrender:
“Nice patch there, Major.”

The words fell from her lips with a light Southern drawl, whiskey warm and just as potent.

Gray glanced down at his sleeve. Anything. Anywhere. Anytime.

The insinuation crackled along the humidity-laden air. Gray let his gaze slide back to her. “Wanna test the motto out?”

Lori laughed, husky, if a bit tight. “Same old gray.” Her chin tipped. “Been there. Done that. Lost the T-shirt.”

His arms folded over his chest. “You left it at my place.”

She laughed again. The great husky laugh of hers that rolled right into him. Just as fast, she had his hormones bombarding the defenses of his reason. Of course sex, great sex, incredible anything, anywhere, anytime sex, had never been their problem. But the minute they’d set their feet on the floor….

TAKING COVER: Battle lines are drawn when Flight Surgeon Kathleen O’Connell temporarily grounds Captain Tanner Bennett from flying combat. No way does Tanner plan to watch his crew from the sidelines. Not that he has a choice, thanks to by-the-rules Kathleen and his ground duty assignment to investigate a crash. When Kathleen is teamed with him in the investigation, theyíre both diving for cover as they battle an attraction ready to detonate!

Excerpt from Taking Cover

He twisted in the chair. Looking. Finding. Her.

Kathleen stood silhouetted in the doorway.

His chair thudded to the barroom floor in a teeth-jarring landing. No flight suit for her tonight. She’d changed.

Man, how she’d changed.

Leather pants molded themselves to her every curve. They sealed over her trimly muscled calves, up her thighs to cup that bottom he’d been trying not to watch all day. Her hair flowed in a fiery curtain around her face, brushing the collar of her satin shirt. Scorching his eyes from across the smoky room.

She leaned over the bar to place her drink order. Her blouse inched up, baring a thin stripe of skin along her back.

Twelve years.

Twelve years hadn’t dimmed the memory of how soft, how warm, that skin had felt beneath his hands…

My thoughts:

Grayson’s Surrender – I really enjoyed reading about a couple who really never quit thinking about one another even when they were apart.  Grayson was hard-headed but sexy as hell and even when I wanted to slap sense in to him he proved he was worth the risk that Lori took in letting him back near her.  He’s misguided in his belief that he isn’t made for commitment but she’s also misguided in her thoughts that the only way for her to be happy was to be settled in one location.  Both of them find love with one another by rescuing an orphan from a war-torn country.  You’ll love the heat between them and feel for them as they struggle to decide for a final time if what they have in chemistry is really worth the biggest risk of all…
Take Cover – My favorite of the two stories…  Imagine having an amazing kiss 12 years previously but not being able to act on that attraction and longing.  Add to it two very stubborn, proud people and you have our couple.  They both have major issues with trusting others but as they both let their walls down they find that both hide damage that is not only hard to recover from but that they really do have what it takes to go all the way.  I loved seeing Kathleen finally find someone that truly accepted her for who she really was beneath the ice queen exterior and seeing Tanner find someone who really saw him.  She sees the damaged, sensitive yet strong man who needs someone to care for him and accept him for who he is.  They both had moments in this story where you will sigh with happiness because they are so sweet.  I adored the heart behind the bickering and when they finally gave in to the chemistry it was HOT!

You can find the 2-in-1 book Grayson’s Surrender and Taking Cover on Goodreads

You can buy this 2-in-1 book Grayson’s Surrender and Taking Cover here:

You can also buy them separately. Grayson’s Surrender:

Taking Cover:

TAKING COVER is a RITA Award winning novel.

About the Author:

USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann and RITA Award winner, Catherine writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks, With over two million books in print in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated five RITA finals, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Booksellerís Best win. A former theater school director and university instructor, she holds a Masterís degree in Theater from UNC-Greensboro and a Bachelorís degree in Fine Arts: Theater (with minors in both English and Education) from the College of Charleston. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children ñ and still have 5 four-legged, furry ìchildrenî (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with her local Humane Society, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering puppies and special needs dogs (she stopped counting at a hundred). She recently checked off a major item on her ìbucket listî by completing the hands-on training for the Florida State Animal Rescue Coalition. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online daily. To receive an autographed bookmark, send a SASE to: P.O. Box 6065, Navarre, FL 32566

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