Helicopter pilot Lt. Sara Denning joins a navy battle group with little fanfare—and that's just the way she likes it. After her brother Ian's tragic death, her career path seemed obvious: step into his shoes and enter the Naval Academy, despite her fear of water. Sara's philosophy is simple—blend in, be competent, and above all, never do anything to stand out as a woman in a man's world.
Somewhere along the way, Sara lost herself—her feminine, easygoing soul is now buried under so many defensive layers, she can't reach it anymore.
When she meets strong, self-assured Lt. Eric Marxen, her defenses start to falter. Eric coordinates flight operations for a Navy SEAL team that requests Sara as the exclusive pilot. This blatant show of favoritism causes conflict with the other pilots; Sara's sexist boss seems intent on making her life miserable, and her roommate and best friend, the only other woman on the ship, is avoiding her. It doesn't help that her interactions with Eric leave her reeling.
The endgame of the SEALs' mission is so secret, even Sara doesn't know the reason behind her mandated participation. Soon, though, the training missions become real, and Sara must overcome her fears before they plunge her into danger. When Sara's life is on the line, can she find her true self again and follow the orders of her heart before it is too late?
Anne A. Wilson's Hover is a thrilling, emotional women's journey written by a groundbreaking former navy pilot.
Praise For Hover: A Novel…
“Written with grit, moxie, and heart, HOVER dials up a memorable heroine thrown into a unique, exhilarating setting with an equally heart-pounding love interest. Lt. Sara Denning will charm and impress readers in a debut that is thrilling, romantic, and flat out cinematic.” —Michelle Gable, internationally bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
“An engaging new voice, crackling with authenticity.” —CJ Lyons, New York Times bestselling author of Farewell to Dreams
“Dancing backwards in high heels is nothing next to trying to make it as a female helicopter pilot in a very male world, especially when the stakes are life and death. Heart-pounding action and a heroine to root for, plus the one soldier who might be man enough to win her--you won't want to put this one down.” —Sophie Littlefield, national bestselling author of The Missing Place
“Wilson offers a must-read that merges suspense, intrigue, and romance in a dynamic setting.” —Library Journal
“This incredible debut novel is a refreshing change with a blend of action and romance. The author brilliantly details a strong woman living in a man's world.” —Chicklit Club
“Tightly written training scenes make for a smart, absorbing thriller when the reluctant heroine is put to the test.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wilson's experience as an active-duty U.S. Navy helicopter pilot brings a nuanced perspective to her thrilling debut.” —Booklist
"Following in the steps of Nora Roberts and Sharon Sala, Wilson is a fresh new voice mixing suspense, mystery, and romance in an exciting new military themed offering." --Suspense Magazine
"We already know that girls run the world…a novel that transcends romance and military fiction, Hover is this year’s celebration of self-empowerment.”
—Working Mother Magazine, “12 Mom-Approved Books to Give on Mother's Day”
"Written by a former navy pilot, Hover promises to grip readers with its main character Sara Denning, a strong yet vulnerable Navy lieutenant who always strives to be the hero of her own story, despite everything and everyone trying to knock her down.”
—Chico’s (InsideChic), “15 New Books for Spring”
Forge Books, 9780765378491, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2015