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Protecting Alabama (SEAL of Protection #2)

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Alabama didn’t have a good start to life. Emotionally and physically abused by her mama, Alabama spent her high school years in foster care. People let her down, time after time, and she’d learned to rely on only herself.

Christopher “Abe” Powers earned his nickname because he tolerated nothing less than absolute honesty from the people around him. Finding the bar scene st
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Published October 31st 2014 (first published October 17th 2014)
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sraxe
The h, Alabama, has a trigger from her abusive childhood ("Shut up, Alabama"). She confides in Abe about this, and how those words trigger her, when she's telling him about her past. At one point, he thinks she did something wrong. Instead of listening to her side of it, he purposely uses her trigger against her, shouting "Shut up, Alabama," when she's trying to explain her side of it.

“Christopher, I…”
“Shut up, Alabama, I don’t really want to hear your excuses right now.”

Afterwards, she complete
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mad4rombks
Maybe reading this one and Protecting Caroline back to back wasn't such a good idea.

Both books had the following...

1. Repetitiveness. We GET it. They're SEALs, they're great, their SEAL team is the best, they're awesome, they're dangerous, all the women in the world want them. Blah blah blah blah blah.
2. Both heroines have low self-esteem...how could any of the heroes like/love them? They're so much better than they are. *gag*
3. The heroes are constantly telling the heroines they're (the ladies)
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boogenhagen
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Janie
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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Wendy
This was an oke read for me. I felt it was a bit too heavy on the insta-love and a bit too cheesy.

Also the alpha is this one is a major asshole at one point and if I were the heroine, I would have never forgiven him !!

2,5 -3 stars. I'm rounding up, because the heroine was pretty sweet, eventhough she was too forgiving in my opinion. At least she did make him grovel a bit.
Amy
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the second book of her SEAL of Protection series, Ms. Stoker gets darker and more emotional.

Alabama Ford Smith, the leading lady in this romantic drama has had to deal with physical abuse for most of her life. Her mother was NOT A NICE PERSON. Alabama survived, and because of the abuse, she is hesitant to let people close. No matter what, people ALWAYS let you down. While she loves the solitude her job at a local real estate firm provides, she would like to have someone to spend some time wi
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DemetraP
Apr 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
I had a really hard time with a bunch of plot points in this book. The hero has been dating the heroine for months, spending almost every evening with her, and tells her he loves her. He brings her to meet his family.

Yet, the moment she is accused of stealing at her job (she's a janitor) he accuses her of being a liar and dumps her. It was unbelievable. I felt like the author threw it in there for some drama.

It was also nuts that the hero's friends take turns "protecting her" after they find her
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Emily
Navy Seal Christopher "Abe" Powers wants what his friend has, finding the girl who is meant to be his. Abe has had his fair share of relationships but it never just clicked until he meets Alabama Smith. Every instinct he has wants to protect Alabama, he knows she has a broken soul and he wants to help find a way to let her heal.

For the first time in Alabama's life she trusts someone, Christopher. She feels protected, adored, and finally accepted. As they begin something special together an outsi
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Laura
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I did finish this book but wanted to freaking punch the "hero" in every chapter. His behavior throughout the entire story was stalker-scary. I get that he was hot, but even a magic dick wouldn't be enough for me to stay with him.

examples: He keeps a key to her house without permission. He leaves her in freaking jail. He tells her he doesn't need a condom even though he's sexually active with multiple partners. He sleeps outside in the driveway of the friend's house he's staying at multiple night
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Megan Fall
Wow, what an amazing book. I am so glad that I discovered this series. This is the second book, and even though it wasn't as action packed as the first, it was still a great read. I adored Abe/Christopher as well as the rest of the team. I was thrilled to see Matthew was a pretty main character as well. I really can't wait to start the third book!!
CC
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
What a jerk!!!! I could not get past it. However, Alabama showed more backbone than most romance heroines who are treated badly.
Jackie Lane
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-pending
This is quickly turning into one of my favorite series. Totally 5 stars!
Amy
5 Just Keeps Getting Better Stars!

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Protecting Alabama is the second book in the SEAL of protection Series and I must say, Ms. stoker has done it again.... Maybe even better!. I am loving this series, the story, the characters, all of it. I just can't get enough. I absolutely devoured this book and could not put it down until I was finished.

Alabama has lead a tough and lonely life. Suffering terrible abuse at her mothers hands her whole life until she was finally put into foster care as a teenager
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Vandana Rampersad
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute must read! Alabama is a shy woman with a beautiful soul and Abe (Christopher) is definitely an alpha male with an amazing personality most of the time. You cannot help but love these characters, Alabama goes through so much when she was younger that most people would be so effected by yet she has a heart of gold and she loves her job as a janitor. Thus her meeting with Abe, through a work function, things are a turmoil between the two. You are so captivated that you won't wan ...more
Pamela
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Darcy
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, e-book, military, romance
I liked the first book in this series, but this one blew me away and it was all due to Alabama. There was something about her that made me like her from the start, it made me want to protect her, to help her, but mostly I wanted to be her friend. With Alabama's past she could have turned out to be a whole different person, a mean one, instead Alabama was kind and looked out for everyone. I loved seeing Alabama come out of her shell. With each kind act, word and gesture Alabama grew more into the ...more
Denise H.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*** Great stories !!! Christopher and Alabama, wow !! This book is about the Seal team, but is very different than the first. We get to see the team members and how Matthew and Caroline are doing. Alabama is a sweetie with a horrible childhood. She has learned that she can only trust herself. She meets Christopher, "Abe", and he's so wonderful. She hopes it isn't too good to be true. When the time comes for him to stand by her, he lets her down, big time. The agony she felt was so real, and his ...more
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
Wow! I cried my ass off.

It's a little hard to rate this one because I felt a real connection with Alabama and was so respectful of her as a character. She managed to come out of a crappy childhood with her heart intact. It felt like the 'niceness' was a little unrealistic but that might be more about me than her as a character. We didn't get nearly as much development of Christopher though I felt the regret and anguish after the betrayal. It felt pretty unbalanced though I know we were only just
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BookWormAli
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Abe kind of disappointed me though. I loved him in the previous book and I feel like he might have had a personality stroke for a moment in this book...

I love the premise and story lines in this series, plus SEALs...need I say much more?

While I though this more solid than the last book. I felt there was a disjointedness to the plot twist...Abe just didn't seemed to be wired that way. compare his actions with Adelaide to Alabama. However still was good read and I loved that
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Estela Merif
Jul 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book was awfull!! I haven't been able to finish it. I love a good Navy Seals romance, love alpha male characters, but "Honest Abe" was an absolute wuss. It had potential, but the plot was thin and the development of the characters was slim. If I had an alpha male speak to me the way that Abe did to Alabama I would be laughing and when he broke down and sobbed, that's what finished it off for me. Don't mind vulnerability or a slight welling of the eyes, but breaking down and sobbing is just ...more
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
A lot of telling not enough showing. This would have been good if there was depth to the characters demonstrated through interaction and dialogue. 2 stars.
Tia
"Protecting Alabama" is book two in the Seal of Protection Series by Susan Stoker. Like book one this deals with one member of the Seal team ,the woman they claim as their own, and a pretty dramatic situation that leaves someone in danger.
Alabama is a sweet gentle-hearted woman who keeps to herself after growing up abused and unwanted by her mother. She learned at an early age to not rely on anyone but herself, but after meeting Christopher at a "firey" company party she finds that she might ju
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Debbie Oxier
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Alabama was severely abused as a child to the point she barely talks any more. Only enough to get by. Most people leave her alone, ignore her because she isn't all that noticeable, which is the way she likes it. When she saves Christopher's life in a fire then disappears, he's determined to find her again. He calls on his SEAL teammates to help him. When they do find her, she's reluctant to get involved. No one has ever wanted her before so when the drop-dead gorgeous man shows up at her door cl ...more
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
I cant even say how much I loved this book. Was Abe a dick, yes. Did he make up for it?? Yes. What really made me love it? For ONCE an author did not gloss over how much the H messed up. There was no swooning because he is SOOOO hot. There was no babe put up with it cause thats me. No Abe knew he messed up and he felt horrible, he didn't even expect to keep his h and he STILL stepped up. An alpha man cried!!! Love, love loved it.

If you like to read about forgiveness/redemption then this is a goo
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Geri
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Small issues with this story, but I loved it.

It had me tearing up. I don't know if I would ever forgive.

Declarations of a Fangirl
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Susan Stoker is officially on my Automatic Reads List (aka Hell Yes Gimme Gimme Reads List), but she is also on notice. Stop making me cry so much, woman!! Okay, let me see if I can form some coherent thoughts and throw together a somewhat sensible review. I can't make any promises, though. It seems I have leaked all of my intellect out of my tear ducts. This review will probably be riddled with tons of gifs. 




Protecting Alabama takes you on an emotional roller coaster. I went into it expectin
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Elisa Hordon
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I couldn't love a female heroine more than Caroline, I meet Alabama omg this woman is freakin awesome and I tell you Abe is so so so lucky to have her.

I loved that nasty, bitchy Adelaide got her own karma piled back on her that was poetic justice.

I did not like how Christopher (Abe) treated Alabama at the police station, but I did love how he tried to redeem himself, I'm not sure I could have forgiven him so it's a good thing LOVE conquers all and that even though he was the
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Alabama Ford was not going to take no $%!#

Alabama knew that she was on her own. She knew that life was what she makes of it. She knew that people were cruel. She knew that she was a good person. She also knew that she could not let Abe die. Alabama did what she knew to be right. She goes back inside of a burning structure to make she this one beautiful, kinds man did not die.

Abe/Christopher was a gentleman to his core. He was breed to protect. He would do no harm. He would do what he needed to n
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Fatimama
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Alabama (h) just totally shutdown after the hero was really mean to her. It was really annoying when Abe (H) just believed that she was a thief and he said something really mean that triggered her trauma after swearing she is it for him. Yes, he showed remorse but only after a few days of clearing his head, definitely longer than 3 days that the heroine was in jail. And he left her in jail!! Am not sure I would forgive him or trust him again though.

But Alabama (h) is so freaking poor she had no
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