As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger....
Daxton Chambers loved being a part of the oldest and most distinguished law enforcement agency in the state of Texas: the Texas Rangers....
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....
As Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home. And this time, there's no escape....
Jake Callaghan has been running the family's Irish pub for years now. When he sees Taryn standing out alone in the rain, he rescues her....
Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town....
When Colt, a former Marine, finds out the woman he loved betrayed him, he's shocked and hurt, but it doesn't stop him from breaking every law on the books to keep her alive....
Former SEAL and shining Hollywood starlet struggle against their burgeoning desire while trying to stay alive in the crosshairs of a murderous stalker....
When investigative journalist Hayley Garner is kidnapped by terrorists, she's sure they're going to kill her. But in sweeps handsome Navy SEAL Chasen Ward to rescue her....
Vince and Charlie are like oil and water; they just don't mix. And when their fake romance generates some all-too-real heat, Vince learns that Charlie is more than just arm candy....
When ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment....
What starts out as a fun winter evening with friends soon becomes a brutal fight to survive when a historic Denver hotel is taken over by a group of ruthless narco-terrorists who will stop at nothing to get what they want....
The Sleeper SEALs, are former US Navy SEALs recruited by a new CIA counter-terror division to handle solo dark ops missions to combat terrorism on US soil.
Dakota James's life has become the stuff of nightmares. The leader of the Ansar al-Shari'a terrorist group has become obsessed with her, determined to take her as his wife. On the run, she'll have to pin her hopes on the retired SEAL charged with finding and stopping Aziz Fourati before he can carry out plans to bomb more US airports.
Recently recruited to join a sleeper SEAL team tasked with fighting terrorism on US soil, Slade "Cutter" Cutsinger, with the help of some Special Forces friends, has located the one woman who can identify the deadly Ansar al-Shari'a leader. That was the easy part. Keeping her safe proves more difficult than anyone ever imagined.
When she and her new friend, Caroline, are kidnapped by the terrorist group, Dakota can only pray Cutter and the SEALs will reach them before they're taken out of the country - and away from Cutter forever.
Protecting Dakota is a part of the SEAL of Protection Series. It is also in the Sleeper SEAL connected series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel, and the series does not have to be heard in order.
What attracted me first is the cover OH MY
Love military romance and this one was pretty good. What I liked the most is that the main characters are not 20 something, the idea that there is always a chance later in life for a HEA. Although I do believe in love at first sight, I didn't really feel like it was between them, maybe because they recognized each other from a previous life? It felt a bit too easy. But loved their interaction and it was easy to fall in love with Cutter.
Overall the story was pretty intense, when Dakota and Caroline were captured and how they were treated, and again when they finally found Dakota. What a twist when the terrorist's identity was revealed!!! But all ends well and those are my fave endings.
My first listen from Ms. Bloom, loved the voices she gave the characters, especially the male voice. But when she was voicing Dakota, the pitch was a bit on the high and made me cringe a few times, not a good feeling. If that could be toned down a bit, it would earn the 5 stars.
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Holy Smokes! I loved Susan's SEAL of Protection Series. I have missed them boys dearly and boy howdy, this one may be a new start to something new but it has the old boys in it. It was awesomesauce! And Hot! Haha
The narator on the sudio edition did a fantastic job, as always!!
Never say a man who is a little gray has been used up. Slade "Cutter" Cutsinger is just as badarsed today as he was in his younger SEAL days. When he is given a secret, off the books mission, he agrees. There is so much that could go wrong. There were things that could good. When he finds his target, a girl on the run from a terrorist, things get real.
Dakota James is a sweet, good ole girl, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Who knew being in the airport as a psycho sets off a bomb could lead to so much trouble. Trouble that she can not get away from alone. But she tries. This is how and where she meets Cutter.
When things get hairy and they have to bug out... that leads them back to San Diego.. and into the hands of SEALs and trouble. When the crap hits the fan the men all jump into action. Control is not something Cutter is used to balancing anymore. However, when the man in charge of the trouble gets found... oh it gets good. LIKE REALLY GOOD!!!!!
Your mission now is to read it so you can see what happens!!
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Susan Stoker is a great writer- suspenseful stories, real people with believable dialogue, sexy brave women that do not act like doormats or idiots and - of course- hot honorable heroes. I could not stop listening and landed up getting though this book in one day and a who-needs-sleep night. : ) I have loved all of her series and enjoy the overlap so you get glimpses into the other characters. Already waiting for the next one!
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This was one of my Stoker favs. Her books always draw you into the adventure, the love & friendships. I usually wait until at least 3 of a series are available on Audible before I listen. I usually want the next one right after and am too impatient to wait. I have now listened to EVERY Susan Stoker book available on Audible and am dying for the next.
My favorite part of Protecting Dakota was that Dakota & Slade are my age!!! Often times the parents of the love interest are my age. Us forty something like a good love & sexy story too.
Cannot wait until book 2 in the sleeper series.
Stella Bloom amazes me. I'm not sure how she makes her voice into so many believable characters. Bravo!@!
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I have enjoyed all of the Susan Stoker books I have read, but I could not finish this one. The H looked at her picture and it was insta-love and the father of the damsel in distress who trusted no one trusted the H, and of course the damsel had insta-love also. I need more of a story of how they fell for each other.
This book was EXCELLENT!! I cannot wait to read more of Susan's books! Fantastic
Susan is an awesome author. I love her alpha males and strong heroines. can't wait for the next one.
I loved this book! The audio book was the best. I can't wait to listen to the next one!
Great story with suspense and unexpected twists. Susan is a master story teller. Highly recommended .
Stella has done it again! She more than did justice to Protecting Dakota. Susan Stoker writes amazing military Alpha males, and Stella is fantastic at putting appropriate emphasis, and emotions in The narration.