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Tanner Kosta is the newest member of the team. Active in sports, particularly aerial types, he’s training with a new military harness used in paragliding. The design was developed by Wynn Rider and her brother. As they run two SEAL teams through rigid training, Wynn’s glider fails mid-flight, sending her plummeting toward the ground. Only Tanner’s quick thinking saves her life-though it doesn’t save her from losing her job.
Wynn used to compete professionally in the cutthroat paragliding industry before she walked away from it, but this accident is by far the worst she’s ever had. Separating her gratitude from the growing attraction is nearly impossible.
Tanner has heard the old adage that saving a life makes you responsible for it. Having admired Wynn’s career when she was a professional paraglider, he’s more than a little interested in keeping a close eye on the fascinating lovely who almost literally fell in his lap.
When Wynn realizes her equipment had been sabotaged, she’s worried her past has come back to haunt her. Tanner may be the only one who can help her against someone who’s determined to put her and her brother out of business…permanently.
The excitement starts right at the beginning of this book. While Warren and Penny start their new adventure. Tanner decides he may be ready for a relationship, that is if can ever find someone. Mason’s advice is the best. Let fate handle it.
Fate has something in mind of course and it’s hair-raising. While two of the teams are out Paragliding to test out some new harnesses. Their instructor is Wynn Ryder, a renowned Paraglider. The harnesses are of her design. On the last run of the day, Wynn’s glider breaks.
In a harrowing rescue, Tanner with some hints from Wynn, gets the two of them into the river, and proceeds to get her out of the tangle of silk and lines.
This is a favorite scene.
Wynn couldn’t stop the shaking. She hoped Tanner hadn’t noticed. It was hardly a sign of confidence if the instructor went to pieces in front of her students. Yet, these SEALs were probably better prepared for this kind of emergency than she was. Like she’d told him, ten years. Sure there’d been a couple mishaps over the life of her career—and now a few minor things of late, mostly concerning her personal life—but nothing while paragliding that was anything like today. What she hadn’t told Tanner was how the parachute she always wore hadn’t opened earlier. Whoever had intended for her to go down had planned for her to go down and to stay down. That was a sobering thought.
Her legs were still wobbly as she made her way to the school’s truck she’d driven out here. In her heart she knew today had been no accident—it had been sabotage. But she’d have to go over the glider in order to prove it. This was her personal paraglider, her own specially designed harness. This had to be a personal attack.
She hadn’t gotten more than twenty feet when her arm was grabbed roughly. She spun, surprised to see Tanner glaring at her. She raised an eyebrow. “What’s the matter?”
“What do you mean, incidences? Explain.” He spoke slowly, enunciating each word carefully. “And do you realize what you’re saying?”
She shot him a hard look. “I know what I suspect, yes. Three incidences before this are three too many. And this one almost killed me.” She glanced around. “I could have died several times over on this flight. If it wasn’t for you, I probably would have,” she said boldly. “But I did survive, and that won’t make somebody very happy, will it?”
His tone was harsh. As if he were still coming to terms with the fact that somebody evidently was trying to kill her. “I’m not sure,” she said honestly.
In the back of her mind—what with the road rage incident and the break-in at home and the falling pillar narrowly missing her at work—she’d wondered, so she’d fully checked her equipment today with extra care. Then Trish had wanted to try Wynn’s personal rig, so Wynn had let her do one flight. When Trish had worried that something was wrong, Wynn checked it over again quickly, then decided the best way to figure out the problem was to take it for a flight.
“I work with a lot of people. I wouldn’t have said I had any enemies.” She shrugged. “I have a lot of friends, but of course nobody is perfect.”
“You have no idea who could be trying to kill you?”
Kanen stopped the truck close to them. “Do you guys want a lift?”
Wynn shook her head, pointing. “That’s my ride there.” The school’s logo was on both sides of that truck.
“Good enough.” And he drove off.
Tanner walked, his boots wet, his clothing completely soaked, and yet he didn’t seem to notice, whereas she could already feel her thighs chafing, her ankles blistering inside her shoes. She wanted nothing more than to go home and to have a hot bath, curl up in bed and think about what just happened. No, actually she’d rather go to sleep and forget about what just happened. But it was well past the point of pushing this off as being her imagination. Today, whoever had tried to kill her had almost succeeded.
Mayer, Dale. SEALs of Honor: Tanner (pp. 16-18). Valley Publishing Ltd.. Kindle Edition.
When Wynn gets fired, her brother Todd gets the police involved and then things start heating up even more. Tanner starts spending more and more time with the siblings and even manages a date or two with Wynn.
An edge of your seat suspense with a slow build relationship between Tanner and Wynn. I couldn’t put this book down.
5 Contented Purrs for Dale!
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Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).
She honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!
To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.