• Shelter for Elizabeth

  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (549 ratings)

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Shelter for Elizabeth

By: Susan Stoker
Narrated by: Erin Mallon
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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Parkins lived through a nightmare come true - getting kidnapped by a serial killer. Seeking a fresh start, she moves to Texas, but escaping her demons proves impossible when she's too terrified to leave her own apartment. A small, accidental fire sparks a coping method she'd never expected, and brings an amazing man to her door.

Firefighter Cade "Sledge" Turner's idyllic life ended the day his sister was kidnapped. Now he knows firsthand that tragedy can befall anyone, at any time. Meeting Elizabeth on the job was a gift. Cade can envision spending his life with this woman. He understands what she's been through, is willing to help her heal...though even Cade is unaware of Beth's new secret obsession.

As Beth takes steps to help herself heal, and Cade attempts to earn her trust and prove his own, they're both about to be tested - in a way that could see everything they've worked for go up in flames.

Shelter for Elizabeth is the 5th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

©2016 Susan Stoker (P)2016 Susan Stoker

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Oh What a Story!

Oh this story!! We finally get to see what happened to Beth. We first met her in Protecting Summer. Book 4 Susan Stoker’s SEAL of Protection series. You don’t have to read it to enjoy this book. Trust me, once you finish this book, you can’t help but want to read it.

This was a different type of damsel in distress story. Cade aka Sledge was called to Elizabeth’s apartment when she started a stove fire. The fire was the least of her problems when they asked her to leave her apartment for her own safety. See Elizabeth or Beth suffers from Agoraphobia. This was a result of her being kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer. Leaving her apartment, her sanctuary, would put her into a major panic attack. Cade was there to comfort her and make her feel safe.

This story had so many heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments. I felt so connected to each of the characters. Susan wrote Beth’s feelings and emotions so clearly that you felt like you were experiencing each and every panic or anxiety with her.

A story well-written. I am so glad Beth got her happily ever after like Summer did.

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Elizabeth's story was long awaited

Ever since reading about Summer and Mozart, I've been hoping to see what happened to Elizabeth ... the other woman kidnapped and tortured then saved by the SEALS.

Susan Stoker is an amazing author and really gives depth to her characters.

Although the book can be read without reading the Protecting Summer book first, I recommend reading the books in order for maximum enjoyment.

Narrator is very good.

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I loved Elizabeths story

Very enjoyable! Loved getting to know Cade and Elizabeth! Her issue was different from other and I liked her ups and downs. I barely remember her from Summer’s book so that might make it a reread. It was fun getting to see Penelope and meet more of the station 7 crew. I listened on audio and the narrator did a great job!

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Firefighter meets his match...

I just didn’t connect as well with this story as I usually do with Susan Stoker’s characters. I’m not sure how to pinpoint what felt off, except that as I’m a nurse it wasn’t realistic to me that the heroine would develop pyromania as a result of her kidnapping and abuse. Pyromania is almost always a mental illness that starts in childhood. The hero being a firefighter just made everything too cookie cutter for me. Narration was well done.

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Don't Miss This Series

Beth and Cade rock! Having a man love you unconditionally may be awesome! Despite Beth's fear Cade goes the extra mile for her even before he falls for her.

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Love it!!

I love how some of the characters from the other books and series are brought in. But you don't have to read the other books to know what's going on. The story line is awesome! And I really like how each female has their strong points about them, even at their weakest moments. I can't wait for the next one!!

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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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Ugh

I have a very hard time listening to any story where the person who had a right to be angry is the one who feels awful and feels they did wrong when the other person is the one in the wrong. Cade should have not taken the responsibility for this. Her brother was an ass. She was absolutely wrong playing with fire. She knew it the hole time. Saying he didn't understand was not an excuse. Because he told her behavior was not normal did not make him horrible, it made him honest. Honestly it would have been ok for him to walk away. He needed to stand his ground. So when he took all the responsibility was hard to listen to.

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Stop being the typical Liberal writer

Just another Liberal Hack. Stop putting politics in your writing. Ruins it. Go WOKE go BROKE

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Don't Get It!

I don't get the women in these stories. Always biting their lip. I don't know anyone who does that so much.

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  • TheNameless
  • 08-25-19

Disappointing

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I struggled to suspend my disbelief with this one. SS's handling of Beth's agoraphobia was well done, but the firestarting made no sense when her torture included burns. On top of that, only a complete idiot would think of fire as something that can be easily controlled, especially when it was a kitchen fire that caused her to meet Cade in the first place. Considering that she's supposed to be highly intelligent, it's not plausible that she would think that there's no problem with constantly setting fires as a coping mechanism.

I really liked Cade, but I didn't feel the relationship worked very well. I felt for the trauma Beth had been through, but my sympathy was rapidly eroded by her actions - particularly when she lied to Cade. She knew he wouldn't approve and lied to his face instead of admitting to what she was doing.

The narrator was OK, but not great, especially when compared with Stella Bloom's narration of SS's other series.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 08-20-22

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I enjoyed the narration of Erin Mallon

You will find all the characters from the other books and their interactions in this book.
Beth and meet firefighter, Cade, who attends the fire at her apartment.
Beth has survived a serial killer , but she is not unscathed by her experience. Agoraphobic and wary of strangers, she finds a surprising bond of trust with Cade

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 01-01-17

SHELTER FOR ELIZABETH

If you could sum up Shelter for Elizabeth in three words, what would they be?

BRAVE UNDERSTANDING STRONG

Who was your favorite character and why?

ELIZABETH FOR OVER COMING HER PROBLEMS AND DEALING WITH HER PHOBIAS

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

ELIZABETH

Any additional comments?

I HAVE MOST OF SUSAN STOKER BOOKS AND EACH BOOK HAS A DIFFERENT STORY.

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  • Avidchic reader
  • 12-01-19

A plot I wasn't sure of

love all Ms Stokers writing but this one made me frowning. she delves in to some harrowing topics but I just couldn't connect with the heroines self help idea. I think the hero could have been affected a lot more than what was written.I know Ms Stokers MO is a super patient and understanding alpha but sledge was stretched a bit on this one.