Thursday, 26 May 2016

Shelter for Elizabeth - Susan Stoker - Blog Tour & Review

Shelter for Elizabeth 

Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 5  

Susan Stoker

Date of Publication: May 17, 2016

This is only the second Susan Stoker book that I have read, but it will certainly not be my last.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading Shelter for Elizabeth it is a well written read with complex character and an interesting plot revolving around the theme of overcoming fears.

Shelter for Elizabeth is Cade and Elizabeth's story a sweet and romantic read with a touch of suspense, and angst.  Cade and Elizabeth share an instant connection and are mutually attracted to each other.  Their story was engaging and grabs your attention captures your interest from the very first page.  I really enjoyed their banter, throughout the book and this only kept me more enthralled.

Elizabeth is an inspirational character, she is incredibly strong to have survived an awful ordeal, and although changed she perseveres to overcome her limitations.  
I really liked Elizabeth's character she is not only resilient, and inspirational but incredibly intelligent and a computer genius and hacker.

Cade is a firefighter and paramedic.  He is strong, compassionate, understanding, patient and caring.   Cade is attracted to Elizabeth's depth of character as well as her physical attributes.

The characters in this book are both likable and believable.  I enjoyed the connection of characters who have appeared in other books that Susan Stoker has written. 

I really liked Penelope who is Cade's sister and Elizabeth's friend.  She has endured her own trauma and I look forward to hopefully reading her story in the future. The next book in this series, is Justice for Boone and I can't wait to read more of this group of friends and coworkers. 

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. 

About Susan Stoker

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Protecting Caroline, the first book in my SEAL of Protection series is free on all platforms…so that’s a great place to start if someone hasn’t read any of my work. I am on facebook most of the time. I have a “reader” group which is open for anyone to join. I post in there a lot and interact with my readers. I have a website and anyone can send me a message from there. Basically, I’m open to chatting with anyone anytime.

Do you have a special time to write? How is your day structured writing-wise?

I get up early. I’ve always been a morning person (probably because I was a swimmer and had practice before school three times a week! Lol). I get up when Mr. Stoker’s alarm goes off for work. I immediately check social media, make sure no spammers have gotten to my groups, and catch up whatever I missed the night before. 
Then if I’m in a writing mood, I’ll write in the morning, if not I’ll do marketing, promo, and any of the other hundred things I need to get done for the business. 

When I write, I usually do best in the mornings. I can get a good number of words in before noon. Then I putter around, gabbing on social media, running errands, and cuddling with the doggies. 

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