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Defending Chloe

(Mountain Mercenaries #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  6,225 ratings  ·  500 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ronan Cross is a hot Englishman, former SAS, and he works for Mountain Mercenaries in Colorado Springs. They’re a group of men who focus on saving women and children from “the dregs of humanity who want to enslave, rape, and murder them”. Chloe is one such woman and Ro is her hero. These characters have great chemistry. A good human interest story, shining a light on the horror of sex trafficking.

A well done romantic suspense, “Defending Chloe” can be read alone. The next book in the series is s
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
Mindy Lou's Book Review
This book had my blood pressure on a roller coaster! I'm such a sucker for a hero rescuing the damsel in distress and for the evil character to get what's coming to him. This is one of those stories.

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
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)

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

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
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

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
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I have read a Susan Stoker book that I haven't liked and this one is no exception. I devoured Defending Chloe and I look forward to the third book, especially after the epilogue we got in this one. These guys make me wish there was a team like them in real life. Ronan was a great hero who was always trying to respect Chloe and her needs (mostly for space) even if he didn't always understand them. I don't understand how Chloe went from the life she had all those years ago to been he ...more
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wowza! This is so awesome! I can't get over how well this author writes. She definitely knows how to intrigue, pull and anticipate very well. I was so glued to this book that I completely lost track of time...and sleep.

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
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley and here is my honest review.

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
Even though the heroine was a doormat, it was better than the last book in the series. Nothing special but a mindless few hours of listening.
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better and better. I was literally scared to go onto the next chapter at certain points in the story. But the author didn’t let me down. Chloe and Ro are amazing. He is so sweet in trying to make sure she always has what she needs. Chloe is an amazingly strong woman. And there’s enough of the MM to make sure I get those books as well. (Have an idea on Rex, but I’ll wait and see). #netgalley #defendingchloe
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. It's dark, dangerous and addictive. I absolutely love Susan Stokers books and this one definitely doesnt disappoint. The characters are alive and running amok in your head. They keep you gripping the edge of your seat and the story line keeps you spiralling to the very end. Its intense and satisfying all in one. Cant wait for more ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chloe's brother is a mafia boss in Colorado Springs and has been holding her captive for years and has recently forced her to work at his strip club/whore house. She stumbled into Ronan's garage half-naked and bruised, triggering his protective instincts. Ronan convinces the Mountain Mercenaries to try to rescue her from her situation.

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
Big Joe  Rossi
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ronan Cross hasnt been able to stop thinking about her since she showed up on his property. Determined to find out if she is ok, he will enlist his friends & team members help, for the woman he cant stop thinking of.

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
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) So we are back with the Mountain Mercenaries, this is the second installment and just as good as the first one. This is Ro's story along with his new love interest Chloe. Poor Chloe she has a horrible brother who is greedy and malicious, just a horrible horrible person. So since Chloe is set to inherit billions of dollars on her 35th birthday (which she knows nothing about) he keeps her alive, but decides she will work as a sex slave. Ro remembers Ch ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

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
What I love about this series is that it's about men who genuinely care about women and not because of romantic interests, although that does occur.

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
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow what a read this was. Ronan finds Chloe and helps her and something about her he can't shake.
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
Wendy Hodges
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This brother is one that needs a lesson taught him, controlling, greedy and selfish are just a few words to describe him and his actions are downright menacing. Chloe doesn't understand quite why he is behaving the way he is or treating her so bad, all she wants is to escape. Ro has been investigating ever since the woman turned up on his property, he is seriously worried but there is also a spark of interest in something more than just helping her. Exciting plot holding your attention as the su ...more
Vikki Vaught
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Defending Chloe is an exciting romantic suspense, and I want to thank the publisher, via Net-Galley, for the opportunity to read and review Susan Stoker’s newest release. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Susan Stoker hit!! I love this new series, who am I kidding I love any book written by her.. the romance between Chloe and Ro is awesome, quick and intense. This book kept me on edge of my seat waiting for the boom to drop. I can't wait for the next book in the series. ...more
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Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

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 long do I have to wait.
Eva Millien
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This exhilarating read keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of thrilling and gritty suspense. The characters are strong, convincing and easily enthrall readers with every aspect of their story and the hero and heroine both invoke emotions that have readers wanting this couple to get their happily ever after with every word they read. Chloe is a bit of a contradiction as she is strong and feisty but yet at the same vulnerable and skittish due to her situation and Ronan is a sweet, strong, p ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-alphas
I really enjoyed this second story in the series with Roman and Chloe.

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.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Creep and Endearing at the same time' I think that's my favourite line from this it was the one that made me laugh out loud the most.

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 he is just beyond sick and twisted.

This was a thrilling tale that wound around
***4.5 Stars***

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
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
10+++ stars!!

Chloe is so dang brave!! I love her & Ro & the way their relationship is on hyper speed! 😉
This story has humor, steam, friendship, and of course, kidnapping!! Loved it!! And the glimpse at the next book... YAY!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:


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
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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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