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Shielding Riley

(Delta Team Two #5)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  1,354 ratings  ·  172 reviews
Porter “Oz” Reed knows as well as anyone the damage words can do. So while he’s not looking for a relationship, he has no problem standing outside his apartment looking intimidating as his sweet neighbor finally kicks her verbally abusive ex to the curb. Just in case. But it’s Oz who’s punched in the gut when, at that precise moment, his ten-year-old nephew Logan is droppe ...more
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Published January 12th 2021
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Susan Stoker
Jan 09, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Sometimes what you think is the worst thing to happen in your life, can turn out to be the best!

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Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Who does Susan Stoker keeps me falling in love with her characters? This book is no different.

Oz's world is rocked. His sister is dead and now he has custody of her son...his nephew. Oz may be a big bad member of Delta Forces, but Oz felt out of his element with his nephew, Logan. Then there was Riley. She is the next door neighbor who wasn't expecting what was coming her way. This story is AMAZING I want to say more, but I have no filtter when I am so passionate about a story. Loyalty, love, ch
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Ms. Stoker. There's action, adventure, drama, love, romance, friends and of course, hot sex.

Oz finds out he has a nephew, Logan, and asks Riley what he should feed him for breakfast...and that's the start of their relationship. Logan and Oz come to love Riley and her them. Enter a bad guy or two that cause lots of trouble, plus a secret that will break your heart.

Now the teasers... the next book is Lucky and Devyn. He's been trying to get to know her better since she moved
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Oz & Riley

Wow, Susan Stoker really knocked it out of the park with Shielding Riley! Oz is standing in the doorway of his apartment watching as Riley kicks her boyfriend out, breaking up with him. He’s yelling at her and being nasty, so Oz is kinda standing guard. Just as the creep leaves, CPS shows up dropping off 10-year old Logan, Oz’s nephew he didn’t know about, his recently deceased estranged sister’s son. Riley jumps in to help. While Oz tries to win over his nephew, Riley is still getting
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This has been a tough series for me and I am so happy this book worked. I loved Oz, Riley, Logan and *****. What a great story. Great chemistry, awesome friendship, and great pacing. I’m looking forward to Devyn’s story.
Jara Beaubien
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a emotional roller coaster in this story. To be honest I am grateful this was a book, because trust me I sure as heck wanted to go in and beat the toot out of her ex and a few other people in there.
Oz meets his neighbor finally and that same night he finds out his sister passed away and he has a nephew that he now has to take care of. The young boy is scared and worried as he is given to Oz. Logan come to trust his Uncle a little at a time.
He also enlists the help of Riley as he has n
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Porter and Riley❤️

Shielding Riley is finally here and it packs a punch in more than one way😳 After witnessing Riley finally kicking out her abusive boyfriend, Porter finds himself a newly single dad to his nephew, one he never knew existed😢

Porter asks Riley for help finding himself out of his depth and this is the beginning of a relationship neither knew they were looking for❣️ Unfortunately, Logan - Porter’s nephew - has more secrets under his hat and Porter has to gain his trust for their reve
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Shielding Riley by Susan Stoker and this story is my favorite so far in this series which says a lot since I’ve loved all the other books. Oz was totally swoon worthy. His unconditional love towards his nephew, Logan was just the sweetest thing and so heartwarming to see. I also loved that Oz was not afraid to show his emotions and what he was feeling. I really liked Riley who had such a positive attitude and supported Oz wholeheartedly in all things. I adored Logan and he def ...more
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great Book, I am hoping that Susan writes books with the kids all grown up. That would be so awesome.
Shanna Caudle
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I cant wait to read about OZ after Aspens story.... I just cant wait to meet this little boy.
Sandy Kelly
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 but it can absolutely be read as a standalone, although I recommend all the other ones since they are great reads as well! In this one we get Porter “Oz” Reed and Riley Rogers story! Oz has no problem looking intimidating when his neighbor Riley kicks her boyfriend out for the last time. After listening to the things he has said to her, he wants to make sure he leaves without any issues. But he is in for the shock of his life when CPS shows up with a nephew he never knew about at ...more
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shielding Riley: Delta Team Two: Book 5 is by Susan Stoker. Susan has a way of taking the mundane and making it exceptional. She takes this story and takes it to the top while keeping the action on the ball but mainly relying on emotional upheavals and reunions.
Porter “Oz” Reed was suddenly and unexpectedly united with his nephew, Logan, while he stood in his doorway intimidating the jerk who was being thrown out of his neighbor’s apartment. He had heard the argument and had come out to see if
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh!! That’s the feeling when I finish reading a Susan Stoker book! There’s tension, frustration, anxiety, love, intimacy, soul-deep-tenderness, edge of your seat drama, and of course the HEA! Yeah, I LOVE reading Susan Stoker books.

Shielding Riley is the 5th book in the Delta Team Two series, and it was fantastic. Porter ‘Oz’ Reed just finds out he is an uncle as the CPS agent delivers his 10-year-old nephew, Logan, to him. Also, letting him know his only sister is dead (murdered). He hasn’t
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how a person could read this one and not have it get to you. I loved how Oz did what he could to reassure Logan from the start and how with each interaction reinforced that. There were times when what Oz was saying made me cry because Logan was expecting so much worse and Oz laid it out, why he was feeling how he was and how he would act, what he could expect from him. With each day Logan became more and more comfortable with Oz, which was a good thing.

I also loved how seamlessly R
Tammy Moldovan
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in the Delta Team Two series. Riley and Oz/Porter are neighbors who’ve had limited interaction until one night when Riley breaks up with and kicks out her verbally abusive deadbeat boyfriend. The same night, at almost the same moment when Porter finds out his estranged drug addict sister is dead and he has a 10 year nephew that he’s now the guardian of. The upheaval in both of their lives is not the ideal starting point for a relationship but sometimes the things in our lives that ...more
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Omg I’m in love with this book and with Porter (‘oz’). He is amazing. He is the kick ass, sexy delta force operated. But he he also a gentleman, with a hint of dirty talk thrown in for all the steamy scenes. He is not afraid to show emotion and that really made me be endeared to him more. That when he is truly overcome with happiness of sadness because of how horrible people can be to others he doesn’t have a problem showing it. Riley is adorable and mint compared to the hugeness of Oz.
Shielding Riley by Susan Stoker is the fifth book in the Delta Team Two. This series includes strong women and men who kick ass and do not take names. The men of Delta Team Two are all special service teams who go into situations and help resolve difficult issues. Oz Reed is surprised one night at home by his 10 year old nephew, Logan. Oz knew nothing about Logan and was shocked by this, especially as his sister has died and now he is the only relative left to take care of Logan.

Oz is shocked a
Deanie Nelder
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Actually 4.75 stars

Susan Stoker is back in top form with Shielding Riley, the next story in the Delta Team Two series. Porter "Oz" Reed is helping his neighbor kick her ex to the curb when a CPS representative shows up, informing him that his sister is dead, and he's now the legal guardian of the ten-year-old nephew he never knew he had. Naturally, he leans on his friendly neighbor (Riley) for help, especially when he learns that she relates to his nephew because she was a foster kid too.

I love
Bronwyn Parry
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Slow build, big finish

Susan Stoker has written another great story. In many ways, it reminds me of Rescuing Harley. Just a lovely story of two people who meet and fall in love. While each story has lovely nuances, Shielding Riley has more menace about it. I love that our hero is in turn, baffled, confused, concerned, bewildered and overwhelmed but above all else, overjoyed at the situation he finds himself in. He is also not afraid to show his emotions, a good lesson for everybody. Our heroine s
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
His grocery fairy or his soul mate?

This book has left me emotionally wrecked....I read it in one sitting, four hours where the outside world ceased to exist - the phone went unanswered, my husbands dinner went uncooked and I cried more tears than I have in a long time.
I know Susan Stoker writes heartbreaking emotion like no other, but this one has kids, as a mother their trauma devastates me but then seeing Oz and Riley devote themselves to doing everything possible to provide safety, security
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Heart & Emotions!!! Susan has once again brought her A game!!

Shielding Riley is a slow burn friends to lovers romance story that will pull at your heart strings and have you devouring the words to desperately reach a HEA.
Riley and Oz's slow burning romance story with its underlying suspense had me laughing, hot and bothered (hello dirty talk), completely swooning over OZ!!, feeling angry, reaching for the tissues, wishing I could climb in and Give Oz's nephew a big hug, and sitting on the
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Porter (aka Oz) & Riley's relationship is pretty smooth sailing. They connect right away, have a lot of open communication, and as Riley helps Oz with his nephew, their relationship grows. Oz also helps Riley come out of her shell as he introduces her to his team. And I loved seeing both their relationships grow with Logan, as well - gaining his trust & becoming a family.

AND - this IS a Susan Stoker book, so there are some pretty amazing twists & the way they come about... WHEW!! What a ride! G
Melanie Milburn
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oz has had a thing for his pretty neighbor and is only too happy to make sure she’s ok when she finally kicks her verbally abusive, no good boyfriend to the curb. Just when this happens, he gets the surprise of his life when CPS delivers his 10 year old nephew into his custody—a nephew he didn’t know he had. Life is what happens when you’re planning other things, and this certainly becomes true for Oz. But all these changes aren’t the end of it just yet. Soooooo good! Funny, steamy, heart wrench ...more
Christina Waeltz
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bring your tissues!!

I absolutely love all of Susan Stoker's books, but this one has by far been my favorite! This story has proven that not all battles that the military face are on foreign land, and sometimes the enemy is staring you right in the face! I highly recommend this book, as well as the entire series.

Julie Whitehouse
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Surprises, sorrow & happy endings.

Susan Stoker has done it again! She made me cry.
Such an important message!
Porter, Riley, Logan & Bree, a family who finally trusts is an amazing gift.
The story will not disappoint you.

enyd lewis
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another winner

Susan you have knocked it out of the park again. Oz and Riley's story was so real. It made me cry buckets but ended with me smiling and waiting impatiently for the next in the series.
K.P. McGuffey
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great as always

So Susan is my go to military author. I am never disappointed. This one really got to me. I usually tear up at the HEA. Yet, I teared up several times. These characters touched my heart. Great job Susan.
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Need kleenex!

Omg! A great story between Porter and Reilly, but then throw kids into the mix. I laughed, cried, laughed some more. It is so far my favorite delta story in this series, although the tibit on Sierra, may put her at the top.
Rayleen Zahra
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
am loving this series of delta team two..... the story was compelling and now I am looking forward to Devyn and Luckys story
Chandra Woolson
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So many emotions! Well written and suspenseful. I loved it!
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