Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Defending Allye - Susan Stoker - Review

Defending Allye by Susan Stoker
Mountain Mercenaries Book #1
Romantic Suspense / Thriller

August 7th, 2018

Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job”—Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool—even after being kidnapped by an elusive human trafficker. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home to Colorado Springs…

For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms—and bed—of the former Navy SEAL is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation. She’s willing to do anything to bring them down. Gray isn’t—for good reason. But you don’t say no to a tough girl like Allye who refuses to play it safe.

Now Gray is risking more than ever before. The Mountain Mercenaries have his back. But is it enough to keep the woman he loves out of harm’s way? 

4 Stars 

Defending Allye is the first tile in Ms Stoker's new Mountain Mercenaries series.  What begins as a rescue mission, results in an unshakeable bond and romance full of danger, drama, action, intrigue and suspense. 

As with Ms Stoker's previous titles Defending Allye is incredibly well written and the characters are complex, intriguing and relatable.  

The heroine Allye hasn't had an easy life, and doesn't give her trust easily.  She's incredibly strong, independent, resilient and hard working.  

The hero Gray is a tough, gruff, honorable and protective former Navy SEAL.  He's very much the alpha who is used to having his directives followed without question.

This title may not be to everyone's tastes.  Ms Stoker has taken this title to another level the villain's atrocities are quite raw, graphic and gritty and may be a trigger for some readers. 

I loved the undeniable chemistry that sparks between Allye and Gray, and their interactions are full of passion, heat, heart and humor.  The banter is witty, with the snark and sass I love, as well as a touch of humor. 

I will be eagerly awaiting the next addition to this series and look forward to seeing more of not only Gray and Allye, but the other heroes of Mountain Mercenaries.

Susan Stoker is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose series include Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, and Delta Force Heroes. Married to a retired army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country—from Missouri to California to Colorado—and currently lives under the big skies of Texas. A true believer in the happily ever after, Stoker enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website, www.stokeraces.com, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker.