Cover image for Beyond risk / Connie Mann.
Beyond risk / Connie Mann.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]

Physical Description:
408 pages ; 18 cm


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MAN Paperback Adult Paperback Romance
MAN Paperback Adult Paperback Romance
MAN Paperback Adult Paperback Romance

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"Heart-pounding excitement...left me sitting on the edge of my seat." -#1 New York Timesbestselling author DEBBIE MACOMBERfor Angel Falls

If you dare venture beyond the high rises of Miami and the razzle-dazzle of Disney, you'll find yourself in Florida's untamed wilderness. Step into thousands of acres of forests, lakes and rivers-a paradise for hunters and fishermen. But paradise has a dark side...

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 safe haven-until she learns the death was no accident, and she's the intended target.

But no wilder than their passion
Tough and decisive, Lieutenant Hunter Boudreau loves his new job as a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Charlee is his best friend, so when she comes under fire, he's not letting her out of his sight until the killer is caught. But Charlee won't sit by and let anyone else die for her.

As danger closes in and Charlee and Hunter's attraction threatens to consume them, Charlee has to decide if she can trust Hunter. And to save Charlee, Hunter will have to trust her, too.

Author Notes

Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and writes romantic suspense stories set in Florida's small towns and natural environments. She is the author of the Wildlife Warrior series, the Safe Harbor series, as well as Angel Falls and Trapped! She has lived in seven different states but this weather wimp has happily called warm, sunny Florida home for more than twenty years.

When she's not dreaming up plotlines, you'll find Captain Connie" on Central Florida's waterways, introducing boats full of schoolchildren to their first alligator.

She is also passionate about helping women and children in developing countries break the poverty cycle and build a better future for themselves and their families.
Besides boating, she and her husband enjoy hanging out with their grown children and extended family and planning their next adventure.

Please visit Connie online at

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

This contemporary romantic thriller, set in the wild state parks of central Florida, stumbles occasionally, but it's mostly charming, exciting, and thoughtful. A year ago, kayak tour leader Charlee Tanner couldn't save a teenage boy, JJ, from drowning. On the anniversary of JJ's death, someone fires on the tour she's leading and another teen nearly dies. Charlee quickly realizes she's the target, and the killer begins attacking people she loves to get to her. Charlee and her closest friend, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Lt. Hunter Boudreau, team up to find the killer, and along the way they discover romantic feelings for each other. The plot is brisk and gripping, if occasionally cluttered, and Charlie and Hunter's growing relationship is supportive and sexy in all the right ways. Both characters grapple with past traumas, and their healing processes are compassionately portrayed. Side characters and their motivations are often merely sketched out, sometimes in ways that lean hard on stereotypes of mental illness and disability. Nonetheless, the strong sense of place and thrilling action make this worth picking up. Agent: Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Assoc. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.