Tactical Maneuver by J.C. Wilder
Overview by Publisher:
For him, it’s all about the chase. Until one good woman trips him up. Men of S.W.A.T., Book 2Just days away from finishing her temporary assignment in Haven and returning to her safe, lonely life in Columbus, office efficiency expert Emma Taylor toys with a deliciously sexy idea. According to local rumor, decorated SWAT officer Jay Barnes is a dynamo in bed. Maybe he’s the man to unleash her inner wild woman—and maybe, finally, show her what the “big O” is all about. From the moment Emma volunteers to play hostage for a S.W.A.T. training exercise, Jay itches to loosen her conservative bun and remove her uptight blouse. A sizzling weekend locked away in her apartment uncovers the woman of his wildest dreams—literally—and suddenly he realizes letting her go isn’t an option. But while he’s thinking “forever”, she’s thinking “forget it”. He’ll have to come up with a whole new set of moves to convince her this bad boy is ready to settle down.
Warning: Contains slippery curves, dangerous fantasies and handsome men with copious amounts of…equipment.
This was a fun, quick read! I love military men, so a SWAT member is just my cup of tea!
What was great about this book was Emma. I loved that she was full figured and had such a sexy man as Jay chasing her. It is rare to find a romance book with a female lead whose figure is not ‘willowly’ or ‘lean’. I really liked the message the author has put out there – that women who are ‘lush’ and ‘curvy’ are just as attractive and worthy of a hot man’s attention. Characters like this are important because they represent the average woman.
So back to the story, Jay and Emma meet her last week in idyllic Haven. She has been on a work assignment and figures she might as well hook up with Jay when he puts the moves on her. Her sex life has been very lacking and she would love to be with a man like Jay.
The sex is great between the two. I loved how Jay worshipped her curves and body. The two fall into a quick relationship and with the clock ticking down on Emma’s departure, things get serious quickly. Jay wants Emma to stay in town and give their burgeoning relationship a chance. Emma doesn’t want to be with a cop. It’s a realistic complication that the two face. I quite liked how the author solved the conflict between the two as it not only brought some drama, but a resolution I enjoyed.
This is a fast read, but a great story to read! I recommend reading this book because not only is it a solid love story, but the author has created a female lead that is important to read about.