• Protecting Kiera

  • SEAL of Protection Series, Book 9
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (412 ratings)

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Protecting Kiera

By: Susan Stoker
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
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Publisher's Summary

Cooper Nelson’s SEAL career was cut drastically short when an explosion left him almost completely deaf. With so much of his pride and self-worth tied to the profession he loved above all else, Coop struggles in his nearly silent new world, his future seemingly bleak…until Commander Hurt badgers him into volunteering at the Riverton School for the Deaf. There, he meets teacher Kiera Hamilton, who opens his eyes - and his heart - to a love more fulfilling than any job could be.

Ten years his senior, Kiera can’t believe Coop would ever be interested in anything long term, but he patiently proves her wrong. And she’s not the only one enamored with the sexy former-SEAL - her impressionable first-grade students are enthralled with the man, especially Frankie. The troubled young boy flourishes with each of Cooper’s visits, which only makes Kiera fall harder.

As he learns ASL, connects with the students, and gets closer to Kiera, Coop’s happier than he’s ever been…until an attempted abduction at the school threatens to take away everything that makes his new life worth living.

**Protecting Kiera is the 9th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be listened to as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you listen to the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

©2018 Susan Stoker (P)2018 Susan Stoker

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Loooed it!

Awesome! Love Stella Bloom’s narrative, she acts the parts, instead of just reading the book.

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Not my favorite, but still good

I have always enjoyed Susan Stokers stories about brave men protecting women. For some reason, this story didn’t keep my attention as well as previous books. I felt the story was rather simple and lacked much in the way of fleshing out the characters in the way I was used to her writing. It was still an enjoyable listening experience, but it could have been more. Narration was well done.

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Love this book

I loved hearing Stella Bloom in this book. It’s an excellent addition to the Protecting series.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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effects of war.

Susan does a great job describing the effects of War an how they can be overcome. Between this book with hearing loss the books on Tex and loss of a leg, and Fish and the loss of an arm she handles the issues of overcoming the new realities, to include the difficulty overcoming.
Having read Delta force heroes first and now going back to pick up the protecting series, it was good to hear the back story on Frankie.

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Very sweet story

I really loved this books. The two main characters were so wonderful, loving and were definitely soul mates. I enjoyed the fact that it was about living with deafness and how the retired Seal used his disability to teach deaf children in a special school. A number of the Seal team characters showed up in the story.

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Fabulous Kiera and Cooper!!!

Another 10 for Susan Stoker!!! How I love her stories! Of course Stella Bloom did a super job narrating Susan’s book. The two of them are locked together in my brain forever!!! Thank you both always for your fabulous way of being able to make us cry and laugh out loud!!!

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Wonderfully Romantic

Wow, this short romantic May/December story is wonderfully intensive. I really enjoy this series, can’t wait to see how the rest of the team find their women.

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ASL--Amazing Stoker...Love

Cooper is all the things we love about Stoker’s men—strong, protective, patriotic, yummy and, in this case, almost entirely deaf. He has to relearn how to communicate and experience the world in a new way.

A previous novel of Stoker’s had a male lead 10 years old than the heroine. I love that this was reversed in this story. It also added to being sympathetic to Kiera’s insecurities about her body, her age, etc.

In some of Stoker’s works the action is the main storyline- running from bad guys, fighting to survive or get home, etc. This novel is not really like that, it is more relationship and everday struggles with a little action thrown in towards the end. That is not an endorsement or a criticism, it is to say I like had her works- with there being so many- are not cookie cutter.

Oh I loved the ASL jokes- dirty words, misunderstanding and symbols the Seals use vs actual ASL. It is a fascinating language and I loved how wonderfully it was all handled.

As always, Bloom and Stoker are a dream team. Great narration.

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A good listen!

Coop and Kiera have been eyeing each other for weeks. He’s volunteering at the school she works at as a teacher and she in return can’t keep her eyes off he man.

Things happen that put them together at the right time and place and they finally acknowledge the desire to get to know each other... and maybe more.

Coop becomes a big part of her life, quickly and the daily routines of teaching and having a life outside of work pull Kiera and he closer.

When one of her students is in trouble Kiera jumps in to help... only to have the big man she’s head over heels for come to her rescue.

It’s a quick, sweet read! #TeamCoop

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  • 01-18-21

So Enjoyed

So enjoy listening to Stella Bloom


Cooper after leaving the SEAL's and dealing with his hearing loss, learning to sign and volunteering at the school, Falling for Kiera who is a teacher at the school Cooper is volunteering at. A slight age difference and protecting a young boy. Get to hear from Tex. I did so enjoy this short but well packed book

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  • Endurer
  • 08-03-22

Loved the book

OK so I have read things in the wrong order, I loved this story enjoyed the way the book unfolded and loved the link to both past stories but also the future ones. Susan links in great ways.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-22

why does Audible charge full price for novellas??

great novella which helps to create a backstory for Frankie and Annie.
annoyed audible charges 14.95 for a novella though.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 09-30-18

Beautiful 💕💕

Not only do we get more and more seal men but we get more tex in this story ... yesssss .. love tex ... hoping for more navy seal s .. so love this series .. yummmmmmy .. ❤️💋❤️💋❤️