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Protecting Alabama

(SEAL of Protection #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  6,585 ratings  ·  490 reviews
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
Published October 31st 2014 (first published October 17th 2014)
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Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG!! Protecting Alabama had me emotionally involved immediately. I was crying for Alabama right away. She’s not had a good life and as a result she’s quiet and doesn’t make herself noticed. Christopher “Abe” is a hawt Seal. He meets Alabama and needs to know more about her. Christopher tracks her down using his seal team connections and ends up falling for her.

Alabama ends up going through troubles with no help from Christopher. I just wanted to kick Christopher’s butt for his actions. This boo
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 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)
Debbie DiFiore
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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
I'm a big fan of Susan Stoker's military men but this book just didn't do it for me. I didn't connect to either characters and Abe actually came off as very unlikable in the beginning. From there he just seemed very one dimensional to me. The book needed a lot more detail in my opinion and I think that was one of the reasons I had such a hard time getting into it and enjoying it. Bottom line, not the best book from this author that I've read but I'll certainly still read her.
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cop-etc, 2019
I struggled with how I wanted to rate this one. The hero isn't there for the heroine when she needs him the most and I struggled with that. However, the hero immediately realized he screwed up and you could see that he genuinely loved her. Because of this, I focused on that when I rated this book.

Both the hero and heroine have some heavy baggage that played into who they were. The heroine suffers from being abused as a child by her mother and the poor girl never really got past that abuse. Abe s
Melody Cox
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe-read
I liked it okay but didn't love it because of hero and his major screw up.

In this book you find one of the sweetest heroines I have read about in a very long time. And once she meets the hero they are both hit by cupid's arrow.

This young woman, Alabama, has been through a lifetime of abuse from her mother. In fact she was trained not to speak and if she accidentally spoke, as a young child and adult, her mother would beat her with her fists and kick her all over her body with her feet. Then she
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.
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
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
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
Rachel K
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

Ive had this on my kindle for years and finally got around to reading it.

I wish I hadn’t.

What the hero did didn’t even make sense (it seemed to come out of nowhere) and the reason behind it was so unbelievably dumb! Never mind everything the poor heroine had to go through and then everyone is wanting them to get back together. Really??

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!!
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.
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.
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
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
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 Burch
5 Just Keeps Getting Better Stars!


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 teenage
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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
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, 2015, romance, military
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
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
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
Debbie Oxier
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Tennessee. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets t

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