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Shelter for Sophie

(Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #8)

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She’s shy, he’s stoic…not the hardest personality traits to overcome, but Sophie Carson and Roman “Chief” Proudfit have their work cut out for them.

Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She’s been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn—which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or b
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Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published August 15th 2017
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s

Susan Stoker is one of my automatic one click authors because of her characters. Stoker writes characters that are unique and she doesn't shy away from that uniqueness in the story to start dialogue. In Protecting Kiera, the hero was hearing impaired. In Shelter for Sophie, both characters have a uncommon character trait and I adored both!

Sophie has a stutter. As one would expect, it has made her a bit shy and withdrawn. However, I thought that Stoker's approach was great because the stutter di
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♡Tonya♡
Another hit

I really enjoy a Susan Stoker alpha. I have since I read Protecting Caroline all the way to this release. She had become one of a select few that I auto buy because I trust her.

Chief was a great hero. We have seen him in previous books being stoic and quiet so it was nice to see this side of him. He was initially a jerk when he made assumptions about Sophie but he quickly won me over. In true Susan Stoker fashion, he was alpha, protective and loving.

Sophie and her group of friends w
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Jamie C
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was really cute! I enjoyed it and to be honest I am a really big chicken, so I got a little scared towards the end😂. I am truly a really big baby, but if you’re very very easily scared like me don’t read the ending chapters in the dark😂haha it’s really not even that scary, but when I say I’m a big chicken I mean it!
My only real complaint and why I took off a star is because of the epilogue. As I’ve said many many many times before, I hate epilogues that are about a couple for a future
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Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2017-reads, arc
Misconstruing a conversation he overhears, Roman "Chief" Proudfit proceeds to open his mouth and insert his foot against his very shy neighbor, Sophie Carson..and ends up eating crow when he discovers how wrong he is.

Sophie was on the shy side, but had a fun dose of spunk I really enjoyed. I think her stutter made for an interesting read. The way she was written, Sophie's stutter didn't define her as a person; it was just another aspect of her personality and I liked the separation. Yes, it cou
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Wendy Hodges
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sophie is a nice person who loves to help others, the few friends she has are like family. Having been a victim to a bad burn when young she has spent years training, researching to find a way to aid the healing and ease the pain for others.
Chief is quiet but caring, close to his friends but doesn't talk a lot. Having grown up on a Navajo Reservation his beliefs and faith are very strong. He also spent years being teased and bullied for his ancestry and heritage, he tends to now keep himself to
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Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelter for Sophie is the 8th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series, but it can be read as stand since each book features a different couple and a different story. In this book, we have Roman a firefighter and his shy neighbor, Sophie who is working with people who have been severely burned. As you can see both of their jobs is related to fire somehow and it has a major role in the story too. Roman's Indian roots also have a role in this book. Throughout the book, Roman mentions a few ...more
Starla
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness how amazing Sophie and Chief's story. They live next door to each other and from the very beginning get off on the wrong foot. Once the misconceptions are cleared they start on a great journey to becoming a couple I would admire. I enjoyed getting to see how they became closer and how they learned to accept their differences as individuals to become a couple. Sophie is such a kind and giving person and Chief's kindness was there as well but his was tempered by his past. Sophie was ...more
Grace
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Overall, I did enjoy this book, but there is just one part that really bugs me and thus lowered the book from 4 stars to a 2 stars. It was a nice slow paced romance that did not have any drama and was really sweet. But I can not get over the big misunderstanding scene and the way Sophie talked. I know we are supposed to think it's Chief who overreacted and stuck his foot in his mouth, but I hands down disagree and think it's Sophie who was the one who misspoke. Reading that scene it left me unco ...more
Jackie Lane
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sophie has a stutter and that makes her not confident in herself.

She has had a crush on her neighbor since he moved in.

Chief is a Navajo Indian and a firefighter.

One night at a bar, the two collide. Chief overhears Sophie talking about trials run on underprivileged individuals and misconstrues the conversation. Sophie goes right up against him and tells him to check it out he is wrong and will owe her an apology.

Chief does, in fact, check the facts, to learn he was wrong. He goes about trying t
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Melenia
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Great read!
Sandy S
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 15, 2017

She’s shy, he’s stoic…not the hardest personality traits to overcome, but Sophie Carson and Roman “Chief” Proudfit have their work cut out for them.

Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She’s been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn—which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or boyfriend. He’s definitely not big on neighborly chitchat, but with her stu
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Kahea
***5 ‘Team Sophie’ Stars***

Ever since stumbling upon the Delta Force series I’ve become a fan of Ms. Stoker’s and get excited when a new book is announced (even if I may not have time to read it). I enjoy her no muss, no fuss style of writing, especially when it comes to any angsty-ness and how she gives a well rounded story that has me totally invested in the main couple while wanting to know more about the supporting cast of characters around them and Shelter for Sophie checked all those thi
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Franci Neill
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Finding Their Way Stars!!!

This is my first book by Ms. Stoker and to say I'm thrilled to have found a new to me author would be putting it mildly. Sophie is a girl that has a very scarred heart thanks to an upbringing that had me in tears. She also has a stutter that for understandable reasons makes her a little shy. Just because she's shy doesn't mean she hasn't had a crush on her handsome next door neighbor, fire fighter Chief Proudfoot .

Chief is all man and all alpha. He also has a gruff
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Shelter for Sophie by Susan Stoker has a lot of tropes that I love (neighbor romances, shy heroine, a hero in uniform) so in theory I should have loved this book. Unfortunately, it just wasn't a good fit for me.

Shelter for Sophie is about scientist Sophie Carson and firefighter Roman "Chief" Proudfit. They've been neighbors for a little bit, and Sophie has been super crushing on him. But she is shy and has a stutter, so they really haven't spoken. One night when Sophie is out with her friends sh
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Sue
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me just say, this book took me through the gamut of emotions for both Chief and Sophie. Ms. Stoker writes stories that are ,sexy,suspenseful,intriguing,
Compassionate, sassy, funny, emotional, and amazing!

Her newest From the Badge of Honor series, Shelter for Sophie is one of my favorites. It's a beautiful story full of strength, courage, customs, and love.

Sophie stutters, and I physically felt her pain when she told of her time when she was 7 years old. She has one of the most compassionate,
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Jara Beaubien
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I honestly wish I could give this book a rating of 10 stars, but I can only give it 5.
She’s a shy woman and he is an Alpha through and through, and not the easiest person, but Sophie Carson and Roman “Chief” Proudfit have their work cut out for them.
Sophie has had a crush on the silent firefighter next door, she has been watching out for him even to the point of mowing his lawn, which he believes is being done by her nonexistent husband or boy friend.
He is quite, but with her stutter, that sui
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CarolKat
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am finding it difficult to find new words of praise for Susan Stoker. Once again she has enthralled me with her tale. In this one we once again have a very strong woman, but she is also introverted and shy. Sophie is a researcher, looking to find better and less painful ways to treat severe burns.

Chief is a paramedic/firefighter who has previously insulted his neighbor by giving her twenty dollars for mowing his lawn while he was on shift. Without knowing her, he again puts his foot in it whil
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Darcy
Sep 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, e-book, romance
With how this one started out I didn't expect to like it. Chief seemed to be a judgmental ass, one who jumped to conclusions with Sophie a couple of times and I hated that she had a crush on him. I loved it when Sophie stood up to him and basically told him to go to hell and oh by the way on your way there here is where you can check things out to see how very wrong you are.

It was nice that Chief quickly realized he was wrong and apologized to Sophie. From there things really changed for them. T
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Elise Smith
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
*Note: I got the audible version of this book.**

Chief and Sophie were amazing. I was so impatiently awaiting the release of this book and i have to say, I loved this book so much. First off the narrator, Erin Mallon, did a fantastic job with this book and the stutter for Sophie ( this was my one fear about the audible version)! I love how their first interaction in the book comes about and also how she reacts in their next meeting. Chief is alpha, but also is very open with his feelings and beli
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Lisa B. Lovely
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! If I could give this book 10 stars I would. I adored Sophie and Chief. Sophie sticks up for everyone including herself, Chief has some learning to do but he's gracious and wonderful about it. All of Sophie's friends are amazing and I'm hoping they all get their own stories eventually.

I really love learning new things. The research that Susan does for her books blows me out of the water and I always feel like I've learned a little bit about something new.

Susan Stoker is one of my very few
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Joanne
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This is the story of Roman “Chief” and Sophie. Sophie lives next door to Chief and has had a crush on him since he moved in. Sophie is very down to earth and very likeable while Chief is very alpha, while also staying true to his Navajo heritage. I also enjoyed Sophie’s friends and their unique personalities. The entire story is very well written and was entertaining throughout the whole book. You can’t go wrong on this story.
Doni
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelter for Sophie written by Susan Stoker is another awesome book.
She has done again with a wonderful addition to the Badge of Honor series.
I loved the book & really enjoyed reading it.
It is a touching & emotional love story about
Chief & Sophie. Their first & second meeting did not go well. Once Chief & Sophie's misunderstanding was cleared up, they couldn't ignore their attraction is undeniable.
It is Romance Suspense at it's finest!!
A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!!!
Hsu Lee
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Sophie stutters, but she never let it stop living her life.
She was shy, but not when it mattered the most
She was not afraid to fight for what she believed.
Roman ( Chief ) did have a good first impression of Sophie.
But once he found out that he was wrong, he was not afraid to apologize.
Sophie had loved Chief "forever"
She could not believe that he returned the feeling.
It was such a sweet story.
As always, the author pulls you right in + never lets you go.
Becky
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, awesome, awesome.. I loved this story. I could definitely relate to Sophie and feel her pain as Chief misunderstood her. The story line between them was amazing. Was cheering for them the entire story. Another amazing hit!!!

I received an ARC of this story in return for my honest review.
Kim Hollers
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love that the everyday girl can stand her own with the hot hunky firefighter. Chief has his flaws but he is willing to do anything for Sophie. Sophie has a heart of gold and just wants to help people. It's a really great story. I suck at reviews but I would recommend any of her books.
Sue
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for this book for an honest review.
I LOVED it! It is a beautifully written story. Susan Stoker has once again knocked it out of the park! I would highly recommend it.
Nancy Walker
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am at a loss for words......

After reading Shelter for Sophie, I am thankful that I was able to just sit and read the book through without getting interrupted. Just like in past books written by Ms. Stoker, I learned about other differences people have in their lives. We all have differences visible or not. Sophie has an issue with stuttering. She has a wonderful personality. I also learned more about Chief and his ancestry. Overall, this is fabulous story. We meet more people that I am sure we
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JC FRENCH
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this s book. Out of all th ed books in this s series I think this one is my favorite.
Paula
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful emotional story.I really injoyed this great book .So full of action ,suspense , an romance .So beautifully written.
I highly recommend reading this story.You may need tissues .
A must read.
Mary Morris
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Shelter For Sophie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 8) by Susan Stoker.  It's a fantastic must read for all romance fans or anyone who enjoys a well crafted plot and engaging characters.  You can't go wrong with any Susan Stoker book, but this is Ms. Stoker at her very best, and my new favorite hands down.
This is the story of two people who have both been tested and looked down upon due to factors beyond their control, and each has been deeply affected in their own way. 
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