Defending Chloe

Mountain Mercenaries, Book 2
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Series: Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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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 death, Chloe Harris has become a prisoner. Her own brother, a flesh peddler and low-level player in the Denver Mafia, is forcing her to sell her body for an endgame Chloe never saw coming: control over a vast fortune. Her only way out is to run - straight into the arms of the one hard-bodied man she can trust.

Defending Chloe could rain punishment down on the Mountain Mercenaries. Her brother has Mob connections and the local police in his pocket. But Ronan still has an edge - the unshakable loyalty of his deadly teammates. As well as an unquenchable thirst for retribution…and Chloe.

©2018 Susan Stoker. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Stoker is good for a light read.

I enjoyed this story, much more because of the narrator who maintained if not completely accurate accents, at least consistent. Good inflections.

As for the author, I always have a bit of a hard time recommending Stoker's books because--as much as I enjoy them for snack-type books--they are hard to totally relax with since she has holes. She repeats things in the same book many times, and then says things from a previous book but incorrectly so you're all "NO! You said ____ not ___ and how you've retold it in this book changes the entire last book. ARG".

I think she just needs a good editor. For ALL of her stories.

That said, I really like the stories. I just have to remind myself to take them as good drama, good ideas, not the greatest execution, and when writing problems occur I simply pretend it didn't' happen--like one does for a bad episode of a favourite show. lol

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Great romance!

Another exciting story by Susan Stoker! The heroine in this story is Chloe, who is the daughter of a wealthy man. When her father is murdered, she loses her job and winds up living back at home with her brother who has taken over the family business. After things begin deteriorating when she doesn’t marry any of her brothers friends, he starts forcing her to work in his strip club. The hero meets her when she stumbles to his home one night and asks for the phone to call a ride. He just can’t stop thinking about her and the big bruise she had on her back. When he decides to try to make sure she’s ok, he finds her at the club and finds out she’s being forced to work there against her will. The men of the Mountain Mercenaries go to rescue her. Add in the mafia, her greedy brother and an unknown inheritance and it makes for a lively story. Narration was well done.

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I liked the story

Chloe has been under her brothers thumb for years. He’s been increasingly cruel and she’s finally ready to make her move to escape. When she stumbles across Ro, she has no idea that he will do anything to ensure that she’s safe. Even if fall8ng for her wasn’t his plan.

I’m loving the series so far, but sometimes I can’t believe the decisions these mercenaries make. For them to be such badasses, they find themselves some interesting binds. Also, while Chloe has been through hell and we know it, she was a pain at times and extremely naive during the story, but it was understandable. I was surprised how anticlimactic the ending was though.

Ro and Chloe had great chemistry and the major it of the story revolves around their time together, similar to Gray and Alley’s story. Again, loved the story and ready to check out the next in the series.

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Good second book

I enjoy this series and look forward to listeningtothenext book. The narrator did a great job with this book.

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great read

I love this book it was great and cant wait to read the next book in the series.

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Great Savior Story

This series is fantastic! The plots are interesting enough despite the inevitable/predictable love story. But the characters are folks you would cheer for!

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Great book

Really enjoyed this book! It was fast paced and dropped you right in the action which I really enjoyed. The love story is a bit fast but it held up well. Highly recommend! And the narrator is amazing!!!

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Great Read!

Love the stories from this series. I could live without the in depth sex scenes. You can feel the emotion without the details. 😜

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Well.... that was amazing!

I love this series. Susan is always able to make you get lost in the words to the point where you forget to eat. Though, that could just be me. If so, it’s okay.

Ro and Chloe are an awesome power alone, each having their own strengths and weaknesses but when you toss them together, they mold themselves into what they to handle their business. To is a man that’s hard to say no to, as Chloe quickly finds out.

When he finds her, in need and I’m a position to be harmed he does the only thing he can. He derives a plan, executes it and makes sure that he desired outcome is the one he wants. I can’t say there aren’t variables that make other things happen but, the man is a force to be recommend with.

He hasn’t known Chloe long but he lays all of his cards on the table and vows to do anything he can to keep her safe and away from the hellacious life her brother has in store for her.

Mercy is a gift he’s not willing to give to anyone that hurts his girl.

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Two forward together!

These guys are strong strong and fierce, finding women who can hold their own and be a force to reckon with. Together they find love and great a bond that cannot be broken.

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  • 07-13-19

Automatic download. Never let down yet!

Love her work. Great characters. Believable stories. Often very poignant and some laugh out loud moments. Have never been disappointed.

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  • karen grave
  • 04-23-20

another gooden

Susan has written better than this one but its still a good story. I prefer the mission ops plots more so than these type of stories but it's great to hear about the boys again. Stella does well for a single narrator.

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  • Julie
  • 12-06-18

Terrible narrator. Great story.

I would like to give this story 5 stars. The storyline was great and that is the only reason I forced myself to listen to it. Why write great books then use bad narrators.