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Defending Allye

Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)
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Love is a life-and-death risk for the Mountain Mercenaries in New York Times best-selling author Susan Stoker’s explosive series of alpha heroes, hot action, and hard passion....

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?

©2018 Susan Stoker (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Texas Girl
  • 28-12-2018

My favorite so far.....

I like this book. I’ve listened to a few of her books and enjoyed this story and narration the best. I really like the women characters in her books, they are all real.
I’ve read some of the other reviews and all I have to say, is if you’re looking for a totally realistic story line, then romance novels aren’t for you. Also, some of the reviews say that the men in these books are a little too Neanderthal, macho, and dominating. Of course they are, they’re all Special Forces! But all the men treat the lead female character with respect and I appreciate that.
This book does have some explicit sex in it, but again, it’s a romance novel so don’t expect anything more.
It’s a good story line and it is the first in a series. If you like romance novels and a good adventure story rolled into one....you will enjoy this book.

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  • BABS
  • 24-08-2018

Eh, it's ok.

All the men seemed to be a little neanderthal-ish.
The book moved along slowly. It seemed the team seamed to be good at what they did, but only in the beginning and the end.

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  • Teresa Baugh
  • 15-09-2018

Storyline ok.. writing was horrible

got through the whole thing because the storyline kept you wanting to know what would happen. the sex writing could be alot more intellectual. Dont get me wrong, I love good sex scenes, 50 Shades is one of my favorites, if written well but unintelligent wording is just laughable for a suspense romance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2019

Captivating plot

Loved it!! Great storyline and wanted to continue listening even when I had other things needing done

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  • R. Miller
  • 27-03-2019

The narrator ruined it...

I listened to the Audible version via KU and I think that may have been a big part of the problem. The narrator was so distracting I couldn't even finish listening. She would often suck in a breath at the end of sentences and it became very annoying. Additionally, to the point where I gave up there are a LOT of male voices and only one female. I’m not sure why they opted for a female narrator because she was stretched to create unique voices for all these men and many became odd, nasally, or otherwise grating. Minimally they should have had a male narrator or preferably dual narrators.

Stoker is hit or miss for me so I keep trying each new series. I’ll walk away from this for a while and maybe try the ebook once I won’t have this narrator in my head while reading.

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  • Christine M
  • 15-03-2019

Kept me on my toes! Great story!

Allye and Gray met in less than ideal circumstances, but you could feel the chemistry between them from the very beginning. This story was action packed and kept me on my toes. I knew it was coming and was hoping it wouldn't and yet it was a total thrill ride.

Allye is so well written. She has led an awful life, but has made the most of it and is such a positive person. I loved how strong she was and could see why Gray fell so hard for her. She is the perfect heroine. And of course, Gray, he is an awesome badass who I loved watching fall hard for Allye. This was a great read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

The narrator was really good and I thought added a lot to the story. I would have enjoyed listening to a guy as Gray, but it was very well done.

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  • Shelly6
  • 09-03-2019

Fantastic New Series

Defending Allye by the very talented Susan Stoker was one fantastic start to a new series. This was a story with intrigue, suspense, drama and love. All I can say is wow couldn’t stop listening to the talented Stella Bloom she along with Susan Stoker’s writing brought this story to life and kept me on the edge of my seat and made me want more. The characters are strong, smart and definitely sexy. Ms. Bloom made it easy to fall for these amazing people. Gray is on a mission for the Mountain Mercenaries to rescue Allye Martin who has been abducted. This is where the real danger and excitement begins. I absolutely loved and recommend this great book

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 08-03-2019

Defending Ally’s

I enjoyed this. The beginning the middle and the end. Grayson was impressive! When he and Allye first met. Kudos to both of them for being so calm and collected.

Stella Bloom does a wonderful job! I loved how she did Graysons voice.

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  • reader
  • 06-03-2019

great story

se x slave business thwarted . clever secretive passionate . gory violence strong characters and mesmerizing plot. loved driving and listening
like this author

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-02-2019

Great Read

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great help make this book even better. The suspense keeps you focused.

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  • Claire
  • 14-08-2018

again i loved it

i love these books. amazing set of stories. i luv the narrator too. just a fantastic read. id recomend highly.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 17-08-2018

A Great new series!

I loved this! and listened to it all nearly in one day.

Gray and Allye made a lovely couple. The way they bonded during her rescue at the beginning of the book was funny, cute, heartwarming and had me glued tot he story. I was invested in both of the them from the get go and couldn't put the story down.
I can't wait to read the second book in the story.

Narration was very good and the characters all very well performed.




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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-04-2019

Loved reading defending Allye

I loved listening to this book and how the story evolved, it was pure escapism and the narration so well done with different voices for each character.

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  • chloe finlay
  • 12-02-2019

loved it

great book tad dark torcher here and there , but great story line liked a lot

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-2018

A brilliant start to the series

Great to start a new series. Great job Susan. Thank you for all the hard work.