• Romancing the Defense

  • Highland County Heroes, Book 6
  • By: Melissa Stevens
  • Narrated by: Bump Turgeson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Denni was married to her job and she'd never regretted it. As her friends and family pair off, she's left a little lonely, but long hours and her dedication have kept anyone from wanting to hang around long. 

Stacy felt that pull the first time he saw her. But his brother had seen her, and asked her out, first. It's tricky water but Stacy suspects it will be worth the risk to get to know Denni. But is she willing?

See if Denni and Stacy can figure things out if their own hang ups will keep them from finding out what could be. 

Welcome to Highland County, where we take our heroes seriously.

©2019 Melissa Stevens (P)2020 Melissa Stevens

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Good story

This is a good weekend story to read'listen, It flows nicely and the characters are nicely developed. I would recommend.

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Romancing the Defense is an excellent addition to the Highland County Heroes series. Despite the length, the storyline is well-paced and with a smooth flow. The characters are charming and likable. Excellent narration by Bump Turgeson; he has a full range of tones with the ability to portray various characters. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Great story! Love the series!

I love series that stand alone but have crossover characters. The Highland County Heroes have this in Romancing the Defense. It’s fun to get to see characters we met earlier in Waking Up Cuffed. We get Denni’s story. She dated Tracy, Stacy’s brother but things did not work out. Stacy double dated with Denni’s friend Hayley, but when things didn’t work out, he left town. Now Stacy is back in town and the pull he felt for Denni is strong. Will Denni take the chance to be with Stacy? Will Tracy be good with his brother dating someone he had? I really enjoyed this novella. It is the perfect length, the perfect couple as they find their destiny. Bump Turgeson continues his narration of this amazing series and has become the voice of this County.

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A nice romance.

This is a nice romance. The sex is off the page. Not much action, just a story of how they met and their instant attraction.
I listened to Audio version. Bumps does a nice, clear job reading it. Not too much acting out the parts.
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Short listen

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Melissa Stevens. It was a good read for a short story. A slow burn vs love at first sight. I liked the characters, but didn't really feel them. I had trouble getting the characters names straight at first because her female was a frequent male name and the male had a more frequent female name...from my experience. I realize they can be either/or names. It was just confusing for me.

Bump Turgeson had an easy to listen to voice. He just wasn't good at switching voices which contributed to the male/female confusion at times.

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great read

I really appreciate how Stacey knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to show it

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Romancing the defense...and that’s it.

This is a nice story. The story flows nicely and the characters are okay. I wish something exciting would happen but we get to watch them figure out how to get together. I would have liked more depth to the characters. This is the sixth book I have listened to and I still have no connection to the characters.

I did listen to this on audio. Bump Turgeson is the narrator. I wish he would have used a couple different voices for the two main characters. They each have gender neutral names and it was hard to figure out who was talking at times.

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smooth read

good story, smooth read.
this book is kind of a contemporary romance....slow burn.
Didn't understand the correlation between the title and the story.

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  • A D.
  • 02-04-22

The tidy bow at the end of a series!

This audiobook took the series in a full circle and returned to some of the secondary characters that were featured in the first book. This is Denni and Stacey's story, two characters the audience was first introduced to in the first book, Waking Up Cuffed. In fact, it is better, though not entirely necessary, to read or listen to the books in order because there are references to events from earlier books.

That said, this audiobook is short and sweet and resembles a tidy bow that ties the series together. These characters are both complex, ambitious and haven't had much luck with romance in the past. Not that they settle for each other. In fact, it is who they are and what they have experienced that allows them to be together in a healthy HEA.

This book is quick and easy to listen to and I thoroughly enjoyed Bump Turgeson's narration of the story.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 12-22-21

Romancing

Bump Turgeson narration is perfect for this book. Bringing out the warmth and range of feelings .

This a short listen but the storyline is well-paced and with a smooth flow. The characters are charming and likable.

We find out about Denni story. She dated Tracy, Stacy’s brother but things did not work out. Stacy has feelings for Denni. Will these two take a chance on each other?

A lovely romance