Rescue Me by Catherine Mann – Review & Giveaway

Rescue Me by Catherine Mann – Review & Giveaway


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Detective AJ Parker left undercover work in Atlanta to join a small-town Tennessee police force, hoping for an easier workload and the solitude of his cabin. But the scars left by AJ’s previous work are more difficult to escape than he thought…

Mary Hannah Gallo works with the Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue to train therapy dogs for traumatized patients. It isn’t easy, but her life is under control—until she meets the broodingly sensual AJ, who rattles her composure all the way to her toes.

After an assignment confiscating dogs from a backyard breeder reveals a dangerous drug operation, AJ must work with sexy perfectionist Mary Hannah to train an abused rescue dog—a dog now named Holly. While Holly proves to these two very different people that opposites can, in fact, attract, she also knows more than a few explosive secrets that could heal—or divide—the entire town.




Rescue Me by Catherine Mann is the 2nd book in her Second Chance Ranch series. This is a very sweet and romantic series that centers on the McDaniel family, as they run their Second Chance Ranch, which brings in stray or abused animals. Lacey McDaniel is a widow and she runs the ranch, which is usually overrun with rescue animals, whom they find permanent and foster homes. In the first book and now in the second, the dog opens each chapter, as they talk to us. Cute.  

In Rescue Me, Mary Hannah is our heroine, as she lives at Second Chance Ranch and helps Lacey. Mary Hannah came to the ranch to rebuild her own life, being offered this chance by Lacey’s daughter, Sierra, who has since moved away with her husband Mike. Mary Hannah is trained to help abused and traumatized dogs, as well as being a counselor to help people, who made need her specialized consulting.

AJ, our hero, is a burned out undercover cop who comes to Tennessee to have a slower, less pressured job, that was offered to him by his cousin Wyatt, who also is a cop. The story starts with a rescue mission to save abused dogs in a house that is a drug operation, mostly a meth lab. It was a dangerous mission that Mary Hannah helped the police force gather most of the crazed or scared dogs bringing them to the shelter. When AJ first met Mary Hannah, he did not know who she was and they both enjoyed a one night stand, which neither one of them has forgotten.

Mary Hannah is determined to avoid AJ, since she does not want anyone to know they were together. But the attraction between them is very strong, and it will be a slow build romance. A big part of the story are the dogs that need to be fixed, and trained to be able to live with families. Holly is the main dog in this story, as she was used to breed puppies to sell. AJ is forced to participate in training a rescue dog, as part of his recovery to unstress from his undercover days, and Mary Hannah works with him to train Holly. Needless to say, this will bring them together, each helping the other overcome their own issues, and of course, Holly plans to keep them together, and to keep her. LOL

As I have said, this is a sweet romance, great characters, and the animals are fun. There is two sideline stories around Lacey and Wyatt, as well a crippled young soldier, who has trouble handling his wife and son. All this ties into another wonderful story.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Publisher



Catherine’s publisher is graciously offering a paper back copy of RESCUE ME to ONE (1) lucky commenter at The Reading Cafe

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37 thoughts on “Rescue Me by Catherine Mann – Review & Giveaway

  1. i can’t wait to read this. thanks to your earlier reviews, i have this on my must read list. a wonderful sweet romance, with the cutest animals they rescue.

  2. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win.
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  3. Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this book, I always enjoy what you have to say. I read Shelter Me and really enjoyed it, so I have been anticipating this next book. I really liked the many aspects of this story, from the family dynamics to the day to day running of an animal rescue to the sweet romance developing. This series has it all. Thanks for the chance to win. I have already completed tasks #3-#6!

  4. Catherine Mann has been the Queen of Animal Rescue for a long time. She definitely knows the issue inside and out. I would love to win this book because I know that she knows what she is talking about. We should all support Catherine in all her endeavors because she has a BIG heart. Count me in!

  5. Funny how they always think that leaving the big city behind will be tranquil – HA!
    Please enter me in the giveaway – all are done except TSU.


  6. I loved the first book in this series and cannot wait to read this one! Please enter me in the giveaway. I like TRC on FB and get notifications, I follow TRC on goodreads and I also like Catherine Mann on FB.


  7. I love romances that feature dogs!

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