Danger rises and love is threatened in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s fourth book of the Mountain Mercenaries series.
Lowell “Black” Lockard, former Navy SEAL, has watched his fellow Mountain Mercenaries settle down with the women of their dreams, but he’s convinced he doesn’t need love. Then he gets a call from Harlow Reese—a chef at a local women’s she...more
The first three books were about the heroine being one of those abused women. In Defending Harlow, the author switched things up a bit and the heroine is not a mission they go on. However, she does ask for their help with some punks harassing the women and kids at the shelter she works at.
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I am absolutely loving this series and these characters. I can't say that this was the most mysterious book from this series since I knew what was going on pretty much right away. But it was still intriguing and I liked getting to see how everything was going to play out. And I'm dying for the next book after getting a little peak at our next heroine at the end of this one. Definitely a must read series.
DEFENDING HARLOW (Mountain Mercenaries Book 4) by Susan Stoker is a romantic suspense that has the men of Mountain Mercenaries working a case in their own hometown. When a women’s and children’s shelter is threatened, these dedicated men work to discover who is responsible and why. All of the books in this series can be read as standalones, but there is more character crossover in this book than in the previous books.
Ex-Navy SEAL L ...more
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Susan Stoker has put together a series which has all the alpha males you could want. In Defending Harlow, (Mountain Mercenaries #4), we continue the lives of these men who had dedicated their lives to protect and save those weaker than them. This group is guided by the leader none have physically met, yet respect and allow to direct their efforts in saving women and children when necessary.
Through many of these missions, these men have met and fallen for th ...more
Lowell is feeling a touch of envy when his fellow Mountain Mercenaries are find their women. When a call comes in asking them to help train women to defend themselves at the shelter he goes forward to help. What Lowell finds is Harlow a women who at ...more
Protecting the chef…
The MM team had a new mission when Harlow reached out to Lowell - the shelter she worked at was under attack. The harassment was relentless and she, and the ladies who lived there, didn’t feel safe anymore. Enter Lowell and his bad-ass team of saviors…
Susan Stoker is a queen of military romance! Her band of ex-military mercenaries are strong, smart and ready to help when Harlow filled them in on what was happening. Lowell jumped right into the thick of things, putting himself ...more
In this one Lowell “Black” Lockard runs into a former high school friend, Harlow Reese, who is working at a local shelter as a chef. Young men are taunting and terrorizing the women and children but haven't broken the law...yet. Him & the team of course help out and try to figure out ...more
Harlow Reese knew Lowell back in High school and she liked him then. As time passed, and poor girl, the dates she had were to say possibly made in hell or Satan himself come for a visit. She gave up on men and dating, that is until Black aka Lowell stumbled into her.
As Lowell and Harlow meet and get to know one another, thin ...more
Triggers: Stalking, Arson
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While it's not necessary to read the previous books, I would recommend them. They are all fantastic and it gives you insight in to the Mountain Mercenaries that you would otherwise not understand.
This is Lowell's book. I love that he is getting a story. He's calm when necessary but finds that he feels a little lost at the moment. When he ...more
After a series of very bad dates, Harlow has decided to stop dating altogether. ...more
If you read my review of Susan Stoker’s book ‘Defending Allye’ awhile back, I compared this series to a trip to Target. And since then the series is up to book 4. That’s where we are now; book 4 , ‘Defending Harlow’. So, let’s go back to Target.
So, Mrs. Stoker has been busy setting up new plan-o-grams and rearranging gondolas. Sorry, that’s Target speak. Just go with it for a minute, please. So, the sum ...more
Enter Harlow Reese who is a chef at a woman's shelter. She also was a year behind Black in high school and ...more
Susan Stoker hit all the right buttons again with this baby. Fun, sweet, swoon worthy read, with a lot of heart and a good dose of suspense to keep things interesting and bring out the best, and worst, in all the characters making me want to spend a lot more time with all of them.
I adored Black/Lowell & Harlow. Black is all kinds of honest, protective and loyal, but also a little sneaky when necessary. What I really liked about him was that when he got something wrong he owned ...more
Lowell or black a special ops retired Navy Seal has been on hiatus from dating he gets bored too quick and he hasn't found anyone worthy of dating seriously. He has his gun range business and he team with the mountain mercenaries in which they rescue woman and children from abuse, human sex trafficking. It's fast pace and deadly but 100% worth it. A wome ...more
Harlow had a crush on Lowell when she was a teenager but with her dating history she is taking a break from men. Lowell enjoys spending ...more
Black works as a mountain mercenary and has his gun range on the side as well. When Harlow contacts him again to report more harassment at the shelter where she cooks, he steps up to help them immediately. The team put together a plan to find out why the women and kids at the shelter are being harassed but also step up security for them to help them feel secure.
Harlow is convinced she’s never dating again after all the bad luck she’s had in the past ...more
I think this book was awesome. It shows how women can pick themselves up after life knocks them down. You see all of the guy's softer sides here because kids are involved. The kids understandably have trust issues because of abusive the men in their lives. Harlow meets Black again after knowing him in high school. There is a connection that they both feel but refuse to acknowledge. Black has to get creative if he wants to see if he and Harlow can make whatever this is between the ...more
We get to see some vulnerability from Rex in this one, too, whi ...more
This is the fourth book in the series, and I would recommend that you ready them all, as they are all fabulous. I think you would understand Lowell and the Mountain Mercenaries far better that way, but you could read this and enjoy it as a standalone.
This is a slightly different book to the previous ones, as Harlow is not under threat in the same way as the women in the previous stories. She works as a chef in the wome ...more
Book four in the Mountain Mercenaries series we are welcomed by Lowell "Black" Lockard and his team of Mountain Mercenaries. The thing I love most about these books is not only the fabulous characters and story lines, but also how tight the teams are, they truly are like family to each other.
Harlow is a Chef working at a local Woman's shelter that has come under siege from a group of nefariou ...more
This was an exciting action packed romance where another member of the Mountain Mercenaries, Lowell found the love of his life Harlow who did not even want to date any more. She had sworn off dating after having gone on some horrendous dates so Lowell found a way to work around that. She worked as the chef at a women's shelter that was being harassed by some thugs. Rex worked closely with shelter and Lowell had given her his card and told her to call him if she felt threatened. T ...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