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Claiming Grace Audiobook

Claiming Grace

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For Logan Anderson, moving on from a traumatic past means moving back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, to start a personal-security business with his brothers. But it's not long before Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school...and the woman who never answered his letters during his Army years.

Grace was pleasantly surprised to see Logan return to Castle Rock, despite their falling-out ten years ago. Everyone always assumed they would end up together, including Grace, who had eyes only for him. But as Logan eventually escaped their town, Grace got pulled further into her family's controlling grasp - and farther away from the man she loved.

Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won't let go easily - and they'll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart.

©2017 Susan Stoker. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Tracy Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-15-17
    Tracy Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-15-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Not her best"

    Normally Susan Stokers books a bit like fast food, you know you shouldn't eat it...but you can't help yourself... And you enjoy it. With that said, I am a fan of Stoker, I have all her books. I respect that she is venturing into a new series that is trying for realism, but with that said, this new series has some plot holes big enough for a pickup truck to drive through. I feel that an author is creating a world for the reader, and they must make that world real within itself, but once that spell breaks the reader is pushed out from the world and starts to question it. For the first time happened to me with a Stoker book. It happened a number of times actually, to the point I was questioning the writing and plot and wasn’t able to enjoy her world at all. Plot holes, they are a many. I found myself chanting "call 911" and at several points and asking the characters to WWNDD? What would Nancy Drew do? At one plot turn they have a woman being abducted on film, and grand theft auto, but the characters come off blasé with …." Ah we called the police, they'll look for her, and with that restraining order they are taking it more seriously, but its only been an hour".... Really? No i dont think so...... What is really striking is the lack of sub characters that are in law enforcement. Not one interaction with the police in the book, and that is where some of the walls crack in the world Stoker is creating. The female lead is very unlikeable at times, and you question her reasoning. The lack of police involvement in the story was attempted to be plugged with a single line..."the next week we worked with the FBI & police". And it’s an afterthought to the story, and it screams it. Another area that walls cracked in the world were a hotel room scene, where the police should have been called, if anything to say someone was found…. But no…. and it just isn’t believable as its written right now. Spoiler alert: Within the last chapters of the book, is a prison visitors scene, the female character makes an announcement about being pregnant with Male twins early in her pregnancy. The way she makes this farfetched announcement, makes her so unlikeable. That she has had doctor’s appointments without telling the father, then drops the bomb on him to smite her mother? And lets be clear, you cannot detect the gender that early in a pregnancy, determine two heartbeats? Sometimes, it just depends… but the walls of the world cracked more. And it left me wanting to research if sperm can be a factor in twins…. The book has promise, but needs rewrites for a more believable security firm plot who interacts with law enforcement, knowing that evidence needs to be collected and a case built. Without that, you ask the characters to WWNDD, especially since Stoker is departing from her “Tech super world” where her characters can make one call and get what they need.
    What I’m amazed by is that none of the beta readers pointed these things out, it’s so unlike Stoker to have a world that doesn’t hold up.
    So, 3 stars because I like Stoker, and I know she can do better. And hopefully this review might be viewed by her team and I hope I offered some constructive suggestions. It isn’t my aim to be mean, just honest.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Becky 07-15-17
    Renee Becky 07-15-17
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    "A breath of fresh air"

    This book was such a refreshing read. It had serious topics, but it wasn't the average love story, in the way of I want him, I don't want him, I want him, I don't want him type. I love how grace was very sure of what she wanted and what she didn't want, I love the fact that she didn't go willingly with her father. The amazing part was how protective all of the brothers and her friends were of her and her efforts to get away from her parents. Can't wait until the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Snoopyvet (Karen) 05-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another hit series for this author"
    What did you love best about Claiming Grace?

    How Grace stayed the same person and a good person even with all the horrible things that she had gone through


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Grace and Logan reconnected and were able to rekindle the love they had when younger


    What about Erin Bennett’s performance did you like?

    I think she did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life <br/>


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Saving Grace


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book when I read it on my kindle then I got the audio version and fell in love with it all over again. Although this is not the authors normal narrator I did like how the narrator told us the story<br/>Well worth a credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Geneva A Hanssen 03-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Susan Stoker once again writes another book with great characters."

    I got hooked reading Susan's books when I found Protecting Caroline.
    From that book alone I decided to read all of the Protecting series. From there I branched out to reading every last one of her books. It is with such joy I look forward to her next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 03-17-17
    Cynthia 03-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved It!"

    The story was awesome. It is so important for people to know that abuse is more than just physical. Loved the story and can wait to read Alexis and Blake's story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The worst of Stoker"
    Would you try another book from Susan Stoker and/or Erin Bennett?

    I have read every Susan Stoker book. I loved each and every one. This book feels as if someone else wrote it.


    What could Susan Stoker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The heroin was just too pathetic for a 30 year old. I mean, enough already. On and on and on she just couldn't tell her mother off!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erin Bennett’s performances?

    The narrator was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Claiming Grace?

    The entire middle. So boring and annoying.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader 07-21-17
    Avid Reader 07-21-17
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    "Great book and audio!"

    The narrator made this a great audio book. They did an excellent job with making the characters come alive.

    The story is now one of my favorites. I am a sucker for the books where the guy has to rescue his woman from danger and boy does she need it. Her parents are psyco and she has been emotionally abused all her life. When things turn dangerous, she doesn't recognize the danger until it is too late.

    The sweet side of the story is how they were crazy for each other in high school but some extenuating circumstances kept them from exploring their relationship. It is years later now and,despite misunderstandings of the past, they are still drawn to each other but have some hurdles to overcome before they can find their HEA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darcy 07-16-17
    Darcy 07-16-17

    Audio addict!!

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    "2nd chance love...sigh"

    Logan & his brothers return to their home town to bury their dad...who was killed by his abusive wife. The trio start a company to help victims of abuse, primarily men but soon expanded.
    Grace was Logan's HS tutor...she was heartbroken when he did not write to her as promised, after he left for the Army. She spends her time working and being manipulated by her mother...she was a psycho!! Abuse, kidnapping...drama!!!
    The author did an awesome job highlighting abuse...both physical and mental, as well as by females.
    This book is a must read. Now on to the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danni 05-04-17
    Danni 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "More like, Saving Grace"

    So the synopsis doesn't give much away about what this story is really about. Grace and Logan were best friends in high school. Right before he goes to the military he confesses that he wants to be more than friends. They promise to write each other but that doesn't happen. 10 years later, they reunite. While it is a second chance romance, it is very much so about a young woman trying to escape an abusive home situation. I did not expect the story that I got. It was nice to see them finally be happy together. However, I was terrified for Grace for most of the book. She didn't have a life of her own. For all of the other reviewers saying she was a weak character, you have to realize that she had been manipulated and mistreated her whole life. While her abuse was not physical, it wrecked havoc on her self esteem. In the end was happy to see Grace find herself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A.Fro 04-28-17
    A.Fro 04-28-17
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    "Good book."

    A good book. Horrible story, or parents I should say. But good love story.
    Narration: at first I would have liked there to be both a male and female voice, but the narration did such a good job that it didn't matter in the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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