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Publisher's Summary

Love is the best defense in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive Mountain Mercenaries novel.

Gorgeous women don’t just stumble onto Ronan Cross’s remote property. But this one - vulnerable, victimized, and needing the kind of help only Ronan can offer - tells a story that makes his blood boil almost as hot as his need to protect her.

Since her father’s death, Chloe Harris has become a prisoner. Her own brother, a flesh peddler and low-level player in the Denver Mafia, is forcing her to sell her body for an endgame Chloe never saw coming: control over a vast fortune. Her only way out is to run - straight into the arms of the one hard-bodied man she can trust.

Defending Chloe could rain punishment down on the Mountain Mercenaries. Her brother has Mob connections and the local police in his pocket. But Ronan still has an edge - the unshakable loyalty of his deadly teammates. As well as an unquenchable thirst for retribution…and Chloe.

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

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Terrible narrator. Great story.

I would like to give this story 5 stars. The storyline was great and that is the only reason I forced myself to listen to it. Why write great books then use bad narrators.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 06-12-2018

Great romance!

Another exciting story by Susan Stoker! The heroine in this story is Chloe, who is the daughter of a wealthy man. When her father is murdered, she loses her job and winds up living back at home with her brother who has taken over the family business. After things begin deteriorating when she doesn’t marry any of her brothers friends, he starts forcing her to work in his strip club. The hero meets her when she stumbles to his home one night and asks for the phone to call a ride. He just can’t stop thinking about her and the big bruise she had on her back. When he decides to try to make sure she’s ok, he finds her at the club and finds out she’s being forced to work there against her will. The men of the Mountain Mercenaries go to rescue her. Add in the mafia, her greedy brother and an unknown inheritance and it makes for a lively story. Narration was well done.

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  • S. R. Lewis
  • 09-12-2018

Good narration and story

The narration of this book is good though the British accent part took a lot of getting used to. The characters and story are very good, but all the graphic sex is unnecessary and annoying.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 08-12-2018

Always captivating story!

I always look forward to days that Susan Stoker books are released. Have them all and enjoy so much. Plots are intriguing, characters are so interesting, love the suspense, romance, everything!

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  • Karen
  • 08-12-2018

Tough Guys & Romance

Interesting storyline, great romantic connection and all those hot MM
Guys . Excellent narration. No spoilers but to the author, considering their background and expertise that visit was let’s say surprising.
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  • Mindy Lou
  • 08-12-2018

4.5 Rollercoaster Stars!

This book had my blood pressure on a roller coaster! I'm such a sucker for a hero rescuing the damsel in distress and for the evil character to get what's coming to him. This is one of those stories.

The Mountain Mercenaries are a team consistent of former military men of all walks of life. Their goal is to infiltrate and disband any organization that is hurting women and children. They are a secret group and on their down time, they have jobs that allow them to be gone when they need to go on missions.

Ro's public job is a mechanic. We first meet Chloe when she comes walking up to his garage asking for a phone to use. She is wearing ill fitting clothes and he notices a bruise on her back. Add in a spark of interest and Ro can't help but pursue Chloe's situation. What he finds out has him jumping in with both feet to rescue her. This scene did happen at the end of Defending Allye but you do not have to read that book first. Both books can be read as a standalone.

Chloe's brother has overtaken her life and made her a prisoner. The demands he puts her on have her desperate to escape. When Ro walks in to the strip club her brother owns, she finally has hope that someone will help her.

We learn in the beginning a few key facts and the reasons for why Chloe's brother has made her a prisoner in his life. Chloe has no idea and neither do the Mountain Mercenaries at first. This knowledge had me on edge. I wanted Ro to find out what was going on so bad that I was shaking my kindle at times. I honestly just couldn't wait for the truth to come out and for Chloe's brother to get what was coming to him.

I admit, this made for a pretty exciting read and that has me very impatient for the next book. I borrowed the audiobook on Kindle Unlimited and the narrator was fantastic. I highly recommend the audiobook.

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  • yabo
  • 08-12-2018

great story

i loved it, i had a wonderful moment reading chloe's story, and i am so teased, exited and can't wait for the next one .

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  • Shanna
  • 06-12-2018

love it

I love this book!!! wait was worth it. I love this book!!! wait was worth it

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  • Nadiuben
  • 06-12-2018

Awesome

Just finished Defending Chloe you didn’t disappoint your fans. The book is awesome I will not be spoiling it for you guys,but I definitely recommend this book along with all Susan Stoker’s books . I promise you will fell in Love and hook.