Love is the best defense in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive Mountain Mercenaries novel.
Gorgeous women don’t just stumble onto Ronan Cross’s remote property. But this one—vulnerable, victimized, and needing the kind of help only Ronan can offer—tells a story that makes his blood boil almost as hot as his need to protect her.
Since her father’s...more
A well done romantic suspense, “Defending Chloe” can be read alone. The next book in the series is s ...more
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Defending Chloe is the second installment of Susan Stoker's Mountain Mercenaries series and follows Ronan Cross, the Brit of the group. When he see's Chloe Harris in too-small clothes and sporting a pretty nasty bruise he instantly feels protective of her and brings in his buddies to figure out how to help her.
I really liked the insta-love type of connection that Ronan and Chloe had and it made their story a very intriguing one. They were forced together by the cra ...more
The Mountain Mercenaries are a team consistent of former military men of all walks of life. Their goal is to infiltrate and disband any organization that is hurting women and children. They are a secret group and on their down time, they have jobs that allow them to be gone when they need to go on m ...more
I'll be honest and say that as much as I loved this book I skimmed through quite a bit of it. I know, I know! I'm a bad bad book dragon and I should be shamed but hear me out! I'm impatient and the inner monologue of both main characters kept bringing up things that had just happened and repeating them and talking about how they felt in detail and I just wasn't there for it. It's a personal preference of mine that I won't take back.
Other than that it was a great action-packed read! Though the m ...more
Again, Defending Chloe was sucha good audio! After finishing it, I was so freaking pumped for the next book.. but I don't think it's available on KU yet? Maybe it is and I'm just super blind - who knows! Once that bad boy is made available, I will get it. Especially after that epilogue!
Okay, so this book had a shit ton of mafia jazz and some backstabbing betrayal. Again, I mentioned that I hated Chloe's brother in this book ...more
As a Probate and Trust Administration Paralegal I love a mystery that turns on a Will or Trust. What people will do for money that isn't even theirs can be just awful. Add a hot romance and I'm in plot heaven. This is my first Susan Stoker book and it won't be my last.
Ronan Cross is part of a group that rescues battered, victimized women, the Mountain Mercenaries. Weeks ago a w ...more
DEFENDING CHLOE (Mountain Mercenaries Book #2) by Susan Stoker is a fast-paced romantic suspense that I read completely in one sitting. This is the second book in this new series, but it can easily be read as a standalone with the character crossover explained briefly so as not to be confusing.
Ronan “Ro” Cross is a Brit and ex-SAS in the Mountain Mercenaries. In between assignments, he loves to fix car motors from the garage of his ...more
Ro is one of the amazing Mountain Mercenaries. He's pretty reserved, but when he knows what he wants or has to do, there's no one that could get in his way. After a woman shows up in his driveway, scantly dressed, bruise on back and expression scared, he knew that there was somet ...more
I loved this book it is the story of Chloe Harris and Ronan Cross. Women usually don't just stumble onto Rowans property but Chloe did and she needs all the help she can get.
Since her father died her brother a flesh peddler and also part of Denvers Mafia is keeping her prisoner. He is trying to force her to sell her body for a reason Chloe didn't see coming. Her only way free is to run into the arms of the one man she ...more
I thought the first book in this series was pretty good, but this one was even better. I listened to the audio version and will admit that Ronan's British accent m ...more
Chloe Harris's life was fine, a great job, friends etc, then it slowly unraveled and when her brother told her to move in with him she figured it would be great to reconnect and grow close again. Wrong, Her brother has ulterior motives she doesn't know about and turns her world into ...more
Defending Chloe by Susan Stoker was the book I was afraid to read. I LOVE Stoker but I really didn't care much for book 1, Defending Allye. But, like I said, I love Stoker so I knew I was gonna read this one. I'm glad I did because Defending Chloe harkened back to why I enjoy her books-good characters, really evil bad guys, and lots of action.
Chloe had a great life-good career, bright future. Then her dad died, Chloe lost her job, and had to move in with her brother. Things were okay with ...more
In this book some of the same characters are in it and some new ones. Allye was the MC (female) in book 1 and I love how things ended for her in book 2. She plays a secondary role in this book but an important one, so we get to see how she is after being saved in book 1.
Spoilers Chloe is the female MC in this book and the male MC is Ronan (Ro). Chloe ...more
Chloe is being held by her lunatic half brother and Ronan and the guys make it their business to figure out what's going on and what the backstory is with Chloe. Best part of the book. Plenty of steam in this one, and great twists and turns. I loved Ronan and Chloe. Great plot and plenty of action.
arc from NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Defending Chloe from the first page to the last. This book has all the ingredients that make romantic suspense a pleasure to read. I’ve read many books by Ms. Stoker, and for me, this is her best. The writing flows beautifully and is emotional ...more
Great second book. Chloe's problem is very different from the first book, and Ro falls harder and faster than his team mate. Lots of creepy bad guys to take care of, plus lots of hot, sexy times.
The teaser for the next book...how long do I have to wait. ...more
Ronan was one sexy Brit who knew how to compliment a woman. Chloe was terrorized by her brother who was getting ready to make her sell her body. She was working on an escape plan when she met Ronan.
This was so good and had me hanging on until the end.
Ronan and Chloe, oh what a story, these Mountain Mercenaries know how to find the most troublesome women, I tell you ... lol, Thank goodness they never think they are too much trouble.
Can I just say after meeting Chloe's brother Leon I am so glad I never had a brother...lol he is just beyond sick and twisted.
This was a thrilling tale that wound around ...more
Can I have Ronan?
Or at least someone kindasortaexactly like him? (No accent isn’t a deal breaker, but will garner more points if there is one)
The swoons and head shakes were real with with this one, but that didn’t surprise me at all. These books, all of the authors books ~ not just this series ~ are filled with characters that I find it so easy fall in love with, even if they drive a little batshit crazy at times, but they always suck me in to the story and never want to say ...more
HOLY MOLY I DO LOVE A GOOD KIDNAPPING SCENE AND SUSAN STOKER, SHE DELIVERED ONE AMAZING ONE IN DEFENDING CHLOE!
This book right here is my absolute favorite in this new series so far! Incredible, sigh worthy, lip-biting good, this story took my breath away and left me hanging on the edge of my seat! Ronan is by far one of the most drool-worthy heroes I have ever encountered. I could hear is delicious accent in my head and I could picture the way he looked perfect ...more
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 ...more