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Protecting Melody (SEAL of Protection #7)

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Tex gave everything he had to his country and his SEAL teammates. When an IED took away part of his leg, and his career, he devoted himself to his country and friends from behind his computer. He’s always been the man that can find anyone, that uses his computer skills, legal and illegal, to keep people safe and to put the bad guys behind bars.

But behind a computer is a l
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published September 8th 2015 (first published August 28th 2015)
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Aug 30, 2015 Avid Reader Amy's Reviews rated it it was amazing
The most anticipated book in the SEAL of Protection series is Tex's book, Protecting Melody. The reason it is the most anticipated is because Tex has been through everything with everyone since book one. He is actually the hero in all the books because his behind the scenes magic is what saved lives. As a huge fan of the series, I couldn't wait for Tex to get his book. Of course Stoker had to put it towards the end.

Most are probably wondering, "Does it live up to the hype?". I'm here to say tha
Jul 02, 2015 Pamela rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, kindle
Arggghhh! I have no one to blame but myself. As much as I liked Tex, I thought this novel sucked the big one. It was the same rehash as the other ones; the same sex, the same I love you and marry me crap, and the same rehash of all the previous couples and how they met, and what each of their "woman" went thru. The only thing different this round were the names of the H/h. He's of course sex on-a-stick, and her just the plain jane like all the other females. And heaven forbid the starring couple ...more
Sep 12, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing
I loved Tex's book. He has always been one of my favourite characters.
Patricia Wissore
Jul 26, 2015 Patricia Wissore rated it it was amazing
I do believe this is my favorite book of the series! Tex is the "protector" of the group of SEALs, always in the back ground but keeping an eye on everyone. This time around he's found his own woman that needs his help. Mel is on the run. She has no where to go and no one to turn to when Tex shows up on the scene. Together they try to piece out who is after her and why. Pretty much kept me guessing close to the end of the book and when you figure it out it's going to throw you for a loop! And ev ...more
Declarations of a Fangirl
Sep 07, 2015 Declarations of a Fangirl rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, kindle
You can find this review and others like it on my blog, Declarations of a Fangirl.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Side note: If you're curious about the format of this review, all will be revealed when you read the book.


Protecting Melody has been my #mostanticipatedbook since Protecting Fiona. In all of the previous Protecting books, Tex has made an appearance. And every time I would see his name, I would get #superanxious to know his story. Well, now #mydreamsh
Jordana Smith
Aug 30, 2015 Jordana Smith rated it it was amazing
I loved loved loved this story. Protecting Melody, is the the most anticipated story of the protecting series and Susan Stoker doesn't disappoint. Tex had been there for his former team and their loved ones, that it's nice to finally get his story. Tex meets Melody on a chat site, and after talking with her for a few months she just vanishes and doesn't respond. Tex knows something is wrong so he sets out to find her and protect her from whatever is going on with her. When he finds out she is be ...more
Kate Mclaughlin
Sep 07, 2015 Kate Mclaughlin rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I was very lucky to get my paws on an ARC and anyone who knows me, knows that for me to read a book in 3 days it's something special. Yes, I wanted review before its release tomorrow but also I got so involved with Melody and Tex's story. Though I own all the ebooks in this series (even the one in Kindle worlds, a feat in itself as I'm based in the UK.) I have not actually had time to read them yet, stupid life interfering! I digress, it is easy to tell Susan has put her heart and soul ...more
Rhonda Brewer
Aug 30, 2015 Rhonda Brewer rated it it was amazing
I was so excited when I received an advanced copy of Protecting Melody. I have been in love with Tex through the entire series and I was so happy for him to find his happily ever after. I have to say I loved this book. Not a surprise because I have loved all the books in this series.

The book kept me on the edge of my seat and my emotions up and down. Melody is the perfect match for Tex and I love the way she doesn't give his (I hate to call it this but I can't think of another word for it) disab
Yesenia Gonzalez
It took me a while to finish this book,but it was a nice read.
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I'm sure it's beneficial to read the other books in this series but I was able to read and thoroughly enjoy the story between Tex and Melody without doing so. I thought the author, Ms. Stoker, did a good job with the story-line and kept their story flowing nicely from the beginning to end.

While Melody is on the run, she begins an online relationship with Tex. I liked reading their online communications. It gives us a foundation of their frie
Donna Dunlap was mcewan
Aug 30, 2015 Donna Dunlap was mcewan rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.
This book is the one that most of us have been waiting for, Tex is the behind the screen/phone go to man for all of the SEAL team in their hour of need, but will the SEALS be there for him when he makes the call ?
Melody is perfect for Tex, she has her secrets and fears yet she brings out feeling that our boy Tex can not run from. In Melodys hour of need Tex is there not just for her but for her friends and family too. Th
Natasha Hawke
Sep 05, 2015 Natasha Hawke rated it it was amazing
I was very lucky to receive an ARC of this book,but always buy the book,we have to support our favourite authors I feel!!All I can say is I loved it,Tex is everything we have come to expect from our beloved Seals,and Melody the perfect woman for him.Im not one for spoilers so all I can say is buy this book!!you will be so happy you did.I know Tex is the last in the series but with a future Seals book and 2 new series to look forward too our reading days look exciting.
Sep 05, 2015 Jan rated it it was amazing
Ah, Susan, I knew Protecting Melody would be a great book! You surpassed greatness with Tex and Melody's story! This book shoes how our military hero's who've been injured in the line of duty are still and always will be "whole", and should be treated as such!! The suspense in PM kept me on the edge of my seat and my Kindle glued to my hands! 5 starts are just not enough! Melody and Tex's chemistry and devotion are one we should all strive and hope for. Bravo Susan!
Aug 30, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a arc in exchange for a honest review... since book one I wanted more on the mysterious tex, and as each book came out my curiosity got stronger. Now finally the wait is over! I was a bit worried because I wanted his book so bad, and didn't want to be let down. Thank god it was what I expected and so much more
Jul 16, 2016 Jessica rated it did not like it
Fair warning, I have a vastly different perspective of this book compared to every review I've read so far. It might shock you but this is MY review. First off, I have to say the storyline of Tex's story completely intrigued me at the beginning and I was more invested in it than any of the other book plots. I was disappointed though that it didn't really last very long. I was expecting her to be on the run for a lot longer before he found her. I was actually hoping he wouldn't find her until abo ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Tex...Oh that sexy Tex! This felt a whole lot different yet had that similarity that I ADORE with Susan Stoker! I swear, these SEALS get better and better and the women that have their hearts are wonderful, sweet, kind, endearing and PERFECT for these SEALS...and Tex..he definitely get the BEST one with Melody. I fell in love with Tex from the very first book and he has intrigued and piqued my curiosity since then. When I finally started reading his story...I fe
Sep 06, 2015 Jai rated it it was amazing
Protecting Melody

After much anticipation, I have had the chance to read the Protecting Melody, book 7 in the Protecting series by New York Times best selling author Susan Stoker. I would say Ms. Stoker saved the best for last... but there will be one more book Protecting the Future out in January 2016. iI have received an ARC from the author but already had it pre-ordered.

I will not cover the overview, but will say the book has lived up to expectation. Tex has been a supporting character in the
Jun 27, 2015 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, romance, military, 2015
For most of this series Tex has been the character that has been in the shadows, always there, yet not there. I so wanted to know more about him. So when I realized this book was going to be centered about Tex I was happy.

I really liked how this one opened up, how Tex and Melody met and how they got to know each other, liked how Tex told Melody about his leg and how it made him feel. I knew that at some point that Tex would track down just who Melody was, which turned out to be a good thing as M
Aug 31, 2015 Mireille rated it it was amazing
I got this book free as an Arc in return for an honest review. I loved this book. I've loved the whole protecting series and was concerned that Tex's story might be disappointing. I couldn't be more wrong. Tex is the go to guy throughout the whole protecting series. It makes a change for him to be in the limelight and get his HEA. Tex is a strong character who keeps everyone at a distance but he lets Mel see his vulnerable side. Baby was fantastic and really enhanced the story. I cried reading t ...more
Kathy Espitia
Aug 31, 2015 Kathy Espitia rated it it was amazing
Tex may be last but he certainly isn't least! I have enjoyed all of the Protecting series by Susan Stoker. I couldn't wait to read Tex's story. He was an integral part of all of the other stories, however, a lot of his work was behind the scenes. This book, Tex takes center stage. The heroine, Melody, is voluptuous, fun, and quirky. She was strong and fragile at the same time. I loved seeing Tex's strong alpha protective side come out. I also loved seeing the vulnerable part of Tex when talking ...more
Rachel Wagoner
Sep 05, 2015 Rachel Wagoner rated it it was amazing
Susan does it again! Needing more hot Navy Seal books to read? You must read this one! Tex has been the one I've been looking forward to the most since her first book in this series. It can be a read alone book but honestly if you start from the beginning you will get lots of hot-good looking Navy Seal men. Come one who doesn't love those? I have to say she nailed. I was really worried that his story would be kind of generic since I was looking forward to it so much but it wasn't. She did great ...more
Kim  Brewing
Jul 09, 2015 Kim Brewing rated it it was amazing
It took me two days to read this book....real life kept getting in the way of my Tex time!

I loved Tex and Melody. I enjoyed their early feelings grew without even meeting. The "game" on the drive helped further their relationship. As much as I loved this story, we have to talk about the real star of the book.....BABY!!! If this book doesn't help at least one rescue in the world I'd be shocked.

Can't wait to catch up with the team in the future.
Jun 29, 2015 Steph rated it it was amazing
Shelves: susan-stoker
This series is brillinat, but this book is by far the standout as far as I am concerned. Its now a Long Wait till the next one :(
Jul 09, 2015 Geri rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Finished but I am going to wait to review. My mood has been off lately and I don't want to ding the author!
Sep 08, 2015 Angie rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!

Absolutely love this series!! It's about time Tex got his story! Melody is perfect for him, she fits in with the other girls, and I LOVED Baby!!
May 06, 2017 Carlise rated it really liked it
Finally, we got to meet Tex...he's awesome.

Loved this book. Tex has been online chatting with with Melody for months..when she all of a sudden disappears, he is determined to find her. She's become the most important person to him. Melody had been on the run alone for months. She's lonely and reached out online for a distraction. She had no idea that her life would be changed forever..for the better.

Finally we get a glimpse into our favorite online Seal, Tex. Tex has always felt less than a man
Helen Jessica Mays
Oct 26, 2016 Helen Jessica Mays rated it it was amazing
Very good; emotional, captivating and hot. I really liked the characters. At least the characters as they are in present time. (view spoiler) I wasn't reading this series, started with ...more
Denise H.
Nov 03, 2016 Denise H. rated it it was amazing
*** Another fabulous Susan Stoker story ! ***
Fast action, and the story of Tex, that we've been waiting for. He deserves his love !
Great sexiness, fast paced plot, and magnificent characters. This book, and all the others in this series will capture your heart !
Love the military men, the rescues, the teamwork, all of it ! Highly recommended !
I have read the whole series and was amazed at each and every book !
Nov 02, 2016 Jamie rated it liked it
Ok so I think overall this is the story I enjoyed the least in the series. The drama was kind of anti-climatic and things just seemed to drag on and on with the idea of being together forever and nothing and no one is better than you kind of got old. Not sure if I will continue on with the last and final book in the series but overall I enjoyed reading them all.
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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 Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

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SEAL of Protection (9 books)
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