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review 2017-11-20 18:09
ARC Review: Shelter for Elizabeth (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #5) by Susan Stoker
Shelter for Elizabeth: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series, Book 5 - Susan Stoker
Shelter for Elizabeth

Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #5
Susan Stoker
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
May 17th 2016
eBook
340
ARC Review Copy

 

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.

 

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Shelter for Elizabeth was a satisfying read. Who doesn’t like a sexy firefighter hero! Just look at that cover. Yummy!

 

Ok, So as I mentioned in my previous review for Justice for Corrie I’ve had Ms. Stoker on my blog and ever time I would tell myself I’m going to try her books. Just reading the blurbs and looking at the covers gets me intrigued in what she’s written. For those that don’t know me CR is not my normal go to genre, but I do like to give it a try now and then.

 

Here we have Beth who struggles with agoraphobia. We see her struggles on dealing with the aftermath of her kidnapping and everything that happened during that time. Just seeing her dealing with what happened and then add on her agoraphobia which makes it impossible for her to leave the house, was heart breaking. But, she’s not alone.

 

Writing about a disability of any type is hard and Ms. Stoker does a wonderful job portraying these different disabilities that several people deal with on a daily basses. It makes her characters that much more believable.

 

I loved Penelope she was an amazing friend to Elizabeth. It was great to see her have a strong friendship with Penelope and then through Penelope meet Cade and then watch as their relationship grows. Cade is so patient and caring. He doesn’t give up or put pressure on her. He sees how strong she is and helps her find ways to deal. He’s their for the long haul.

 

Shelter for Elizabeth deals with overcoming fears, becoming stronger, and not letting the monsters win.

 

Over all I had a delightful time reading. It had it’s ups and downs, it’s sweet and tender moments, and it’s corny spots as well.

 

Note: Can be read as a stand alone. Books in this series do not have to be read in order.

Rated: 3 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Susan Stoker via RockStarLit with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

Was this review helpful? If so, please consider liking it on Goodreads (Angela)!

 

 

Book 1: Justice for Mackenzie – FREE
Book 2: Justice for Mickie
Book 3: Justice for Corrie
Book 4: Justice for Laine
Book 5: Shelter for Elizabeth
Book 6: Justice for Boone
Book 7: Shelter for Adeline
Book 8: Shelter for Sophie
Book 9: Justice for Erin (Coming Nov. 2017)
Book 10: Justice for Milena (Coming 2018)

 

 

Challenge(s): Pick Your Genre (CR) Backlist Reader (2017)

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2017-11-14 06:34
Chance
Rescuing Rayne (Delta Force Heroes Book 1) - Susan Stoker

Keane AKA "Ghost" is on his way home when he meets the amazing and alluring Rayne.  The night they spend together is epic, to say the least.  Not knowing when or if they will see on another again is frustrating, but in Ghost's job - it really is better that way.

 

Rayne is totally and completely floored by the way she looks back on her night with Ghost.  He made such an impression on her, she still feels it.  When the worst happens, is him being there a good thing?

 

Completely impressed with the hot topics found in this book and how they are handled.  You feel the tension rise with each page.  Both in the romance, and in the suspense.  Gripping & compelling, this story will have you wishing you had time to read the whole series right now!  I found the characters charming, and the sexy times really HOT!  I cannot wait to read the next installment in the Delta Force Heroes series.  I give this book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2017-11-11 16:34
ARC Review: Justice for Corrie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #3) by Susan Stoker
Justice for Corrie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 3) - Susan Stoker
Justice for Corrie

Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #3
Susan Stoker
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
Stoker Aces Production LLC
March 8th 2016
eBook
286
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Blind since birth, Corrie Madison relies on her other sharpened senses in her job as a chiropractor. Never did she imagine she’d have to depend on them to identify a killer. But when a man enters her practice, murdering everyone in his path, Corrie is the only witness—putting her directly in the killer’s crosshairs.

 

Officer Quint Axton wasn’t looking for love, or even a relationship, until he meets Corrie. Beautiful and brave, resilient and intelligent, she’s everything Quint wants—if he can keep her alive long enough to explore their mutual attraction. The threats on Corrie’s life are escalating. Surely a blind person is helpless against a ruthless killer?

 

Hardly. Corrie is about to prove that disabled does not equal defenseless.

 

**Justice for Corrie is the 3rd book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

 

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Justice for Corrie was a satisfying read. It gives us a women who is blind, but has witnessed a murder.

 

Color me intrigued just from the blurb and this idea of a blind character. I’ve showcased Ms. Stoker on my blog and each time I tell myself I’m going to try one of her books. For those that know me Contemporary Romance is not my genre of choice, but I do like to give them a try now and then.

 

Justice for Corrie was one I really wanted to try; because of our heroine, Corrie, who has been blind since birth. I wanted to see how the author portrayed her and her disability. It’s not easy to write about a character with a disability, but I have to say Ms. Stoker did a stunning job with this aspect of the story. This different angle gave me insight into how other people live. You get to see Corrie’s daily life, her insecurities, her frustrations, and what she has done to adapt and become a strong independent women.

 

Quinn was a likable character. He’s a police officer, he’s alpha, strong, and protective. I enjoyed his relationship with Corrie. I liked how he interacted with her. He was genuinely interested in her and sees her blindness as part of her rather then something negative.

 

I had a delightful time reading Justice for Corrie. The unique romance, suspense, action and emotions all added up to an enjoyable read.

 

Note: Can be read as a stand alone. Books in this series do not have to be read in order.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Susan Stoker via RockStarLit with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

Was this review helpful? If so, please consider liking it on Goodreads (Angela)!

 

 

Book 1: Justice for Mackenzie – FREE
Book 2: Justice for Mickie
Book 3: Justice for Corrie
Book 4: Justice for Laine
Book 5: Shelter for Elizabeth
Book 6: Justice for Boone
Book 7: Shelter for Adeline
Book 8: Shelter for Sophie
Book 9: Justice for Erin (Coming Nov. 2017)
Book 10: Justice for Milena (Coming 2018)

 

 

Challenge(s): New To Me (Author/Series) | Pick Your Genre (CR) | Backlist Reader (2017)

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/11/arc-review-justice-for-corrie-badge-of-honor-texas-heroes-3-by-susan-stoker
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review 2017-10-20 14:43
not for me
Claiming Grace - Susan Stoker

Logan was at the Rock Hard Gym as was his friend Cole  was there also. Logan had left town and been gone for ten years and hadn’t seen Cole all that time but once he came back to town Cole and Logan were just as close as ever. Then Cole asked about Grace and how close they had been in HS and then Logan just left. Logan said he wanted out of that town and Grace just wanted to stay there so they broke up and said goodbye. Felicity and Grace are best friends and Felicity co-owns the gym. Grace is glad Logan is back in town but because of their history between them  Grace  didn’t really want to talk to Logan. They had avoided each other so far but eventually they would run into each other . Cole didn’t want it to be awkward. Grace had met Logan in tenth grade when she had been asked to tutor him in history. Grace had been quiet and reserved and spending time with Logan was exciting. He’d been rough around the edges back then.  It had been two months since the triplet brothers - Logan, Nathan, and Blake-had come home and opened the doors to Ace Security named after their dad who had been murdered by their mom.  They had more business than they expected. It turned out there was men and women everywhere who needed their services.  Grace’s parents had been very controlling and abusive ex: when she had tried to rent her own apartment when getting out of college to get away from them they had her committed for a month in a mental institution.

Really didn’t enjoy this book how can you enjoy a book with a heroine who has no backbone and does what Mommy and Daddy says and lets them do to her what Grace allowed her parents to do to her. She was in her twenties she could have just left and got a restraining order against her parents as they deserved to be forced out of her life. Or Grace could have just left town as she originally wanted to. It totally ruined the story for me. I hope there are people out there that really liked this.

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text 2017-09-23 02:03
Reading progress update: I've read 84%.
Shelter for Elizabeth: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series, Book 5 - Susan Stoker

 

Ok, things picked up and I'm enjoying our couple.

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