Get Your Free Audiobook

Defending Everly

Mountain Mercenaries, Book 5
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Series: Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

Non-member price: $41.78

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

The stakes are personal, hot, and dangerous in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s riveting Mountain Mercenaries novel.

As tough as Everly Adams may be, the Colorado Springs SWAT officer is near a breaking point. Her fifteen-year-old half sister, Elise, has disappeared from Los Angeles without a trace, and the window to find her is closing fast. Committed to the search is Mountain Mercenary Kannon “Ball” Black. He and Everly already have a history - of rubbing each other the wrong way.

Still, Everly has to admit the man is heart-stopping. His brash alpha swagger takes her breath away. And most importantly, as a former Coast Guard first responder, Ball has what it takes to bring Elise home.

Nobody’s buying the LAPD’s “runaway” theory. And the fear that Elise is the victim of a human trafficking ring is a gut-punch that Everly and Ball can’t ignore. If only the trail were that clear cut. Because the one they’re following is more insidious and intimately dark than they could have imagined.

Now as the bond between Everly and Ball grows stronger, so does the heat. And as the stakes rise, so does the danger.

©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S Caudle
  • S Caudle
  • 04-12-2019

I love Susan Stoker

I love Susan Stoker
I love Stella Bloom
through in a good story and I am just loving this

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sharon Mertes
  • Sharon Mertes
  • 05-12-2019

Wildly intense!

Widely intense! This series gets better and better!
Love Stella Bloom She brings Susan Stokers story to life and keeps your heart racing and listening intently!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-12-2019

A good Susan Stoker book

This was pretty good. I read the first time and then listened on audible.
The sex wasn't over the top. That was nice. I like a little plot in the book, I don't like when there are 20 chapters and 16 of them are sexchapters. I also like the h to have some backbone and not be sickeningly sweet. The h in this book is just right.
I really wonder how she is going to close this series out? Have to wait till March! Stella Bloom is a really good narrator.
Thanks Susan

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for YOLANDA
  • YOLANDA
  • 13-12-2019

Luv those Mountain Merc's

Great story of the courageous Everly the lady cop who disarmed her mountain mercenary Ball.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shorty
  • Shorty
  • 12-12-2019

Big fan of all of the books

looking forward to getting the next book and how that one turns out!! Just wish he had a better nicknames other than "Meat"!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Georgina
  • Georgina
  • 11-12-2019

So a cop and a web designing solider meet...

Full disclosure I adore Susan Stoker. Her work is an immediate pre-order, so yep I am biased. I love all her series and just enjoy her style of storytelling. The heroines are never doormats and never stupid—they are often as, if not more, badass than the men who love them. Yes the men as alpha and seriously hot, but they are sensitive and flawed too. Everyone seems like they could be real people and they talk/behave in ways that real people do.

Everlyn is awesome, she is a SWAT officer who still worries about her jiggly part when she’s naked. The man helping her to find her 15 year old sister seems like a misogynist a-hole, but she does what she needs to do to find her.

Kannon (Ball) has an enormous chip on his shoulder from past experiences but is self-aware enough -eventually- to see it.

I love that Everylyn’s sister is deaf, this is not a community often represented in romance or action novels. I also love that, yes it was a hinderance at times, but it was also used to their advantage. Because of my stutter, I took sign language as my foreign language requirement in college. The scenes of Ball struggling were very relatable and humorous.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for GottaHaveItGadget girl
  • GottaHaveItGadget girl
  • 10-12-2019

Great read!

Slow start but once the story picked up it was a nice ride to the end. can't wait for Meat's story next.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christine Garner
  • Christine Garner
  • 09-12-2019

A Fantastic book!

I really enjoyed the banter between the characters. Also loved how the relationship between the sisters was. Such an interesting addition to the series (this is standalone)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mary E. Haley
  • Mary E. Haley
  • 07-12-2019

Another great book

I love that Susan’s heroines are strong, capable women, and the heroes aren’t perfect...except as a worthy partner in both love and brotherhood. It’s a good thing Susan Stoker is so prolific, or I would be even more impatient waiting for her next release. And Stella Bloom is still the best narrator at Audible, regardless of what name she uses.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer 3
  • Kindle Customer 3
  • 06-12-2019

Thrilling Romance

This will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat as these amazing and endearing characters come together to make a family as they journey towards true unconditional love.