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Defending Zara

Mountain Mercenaries, Book 6
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Series: Mountain Mercenaries, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

For a Mountain Mercenary and a desperate woman, love becomes a dangerous refuge in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker's novel of heart-gripping suspense.

Mountain Mercenary Hunter "Meat" Snow has a mission: eliminate the human traffickers scouring the barrios of Lima for vulnerable prey. But it's Meat who's taken down. Separated from his team and beaten within an inch of his life, he's left for dead. When he wakes, it’s to the intimate care of a beautiful stranger who knows all about survival.

Zara Layne was a child when a brutal murder left her orphaned and abandoned in Peru. Ever since, she's fended for herself on the streets, outrunning its predators. Trusting men is not in Zara's blood...until it warms to the exhilarating touch of the wounded hero who promises deliverance. As each other's rescuers, they return to Colorado for a new normal.

But when Meat disappears, Zara discovers how ruthless the past can be. With the help of the loyal Mercenaries, she's drawing on her own skills of endurance to find him. And for Zara, there's no danger great enough to come between her and the man she loves.

©2020 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Defending Zara

Loved this series can’t wait for Ravens story. Again Susan Stoker has delivered great reading.

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  • Allie
  • 06-03-2020

WHAT!

Good story but a little less intense as Ms Stoker's other books. OMG ending!!!!

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  • 22-08-2020

ABS

Loved it! Meat and Zara's Story was heartwarming, sad. happy so many feelings. Love the Mountain Mercenaries Series!

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  • Avid Reader
  • 21-08-2020

Objection

I cannot comprehend why a person would write about sex trade and slavery and include explicit sex scenes. It seems like an oxymoron. The rest of this story is quite good.

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  • Lvberly
  • 09-08-2020

I Knew It!

I don't know how I figured it out but I just knew. Not that Mags was Rex's wife but I knew Rex was the bartender.

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  • Lisa
  • 01-08-2020

I liked it, but something was missing.

Meat is in trouble..he’s hurt badly after a mission goes fubar. Zara and her band of women saved him and in the process, Zara was able to save herself. After being lost in Peru for 15 years, Zara doesn’t want to hope that this man she saved will be the saving grace she’s wanted since that fateful night. When the nature of her missing status comes to light, Zara will be in more danger than she had in the slums of Peru. Hopefully, she’ll learn to trust Meat and her new friends to help her before it’s too late. Ok, we’ve been waiting for Meat’s story for a bit, but I have to say, it was a little lackluster. We know nothing about his life, where he’s from, his time in the service..nothing. The story was based solely on Zara, which I get, but there was no real depth for Meat. Additionally, I guess given all of what Zara went through, some of her feelings and decisions are understandable, but sometimes, you wanted to just yell at her what the problem is..I will acknowledge that I was wrong about the uncle, but I’ve always been surprised that the guys never guessed who Rex was. I figured that out in book 2. Needless to say, I want to expect perfection in this last book, but I’m steeling myself to just let the story unfold and not expect fireworks..even if my fingers are crossed. Well, here we go.. the last book in the series. Let’s see how we wrap it up.

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  • Anna M.
  • 28-06-2020

Entertaining, but more of the same.

Not a big fan of the narrator. She is overly dramatic at weird times and put emphasis on words unnecessarily. The story was fun and entertaining.

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  • Kat Graham
  • 12-06-2020

Amazing

I love this author! I love this series! can't wait for June 30th!! Defending Raven here we come!

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  • Gateread101
  • 04-06-2020

One of Her Best

The story was very enjoyable and I admire the author for bringing out some awareness of why it is so difficult to get children back. I fell in love with the characters. This is one of her best books in my humble opinion.

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  • Deborah A Durkee
  • 16-05-2020

Uh, oh.

LOL. Zara likes sitting outside at night with Meat because they were the same stars she saw in Peru while praying for rescue? Not so. Different hemisphere, different night sky.

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  • Quieda
  • 06-05-2020

I'm crying!

I'm crying because I have to wait for Mags and Rex's book. I feel like I been waiting forever. Susan Stoker is the best! I'm greedy. I want more. Great work!

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  • Gail
  • 05-03-2020

Sadly I’m not going to finish listening

I’m half way through and I just have no interest in the characters or what will happen next. This is very pedestrian no ups or downs just sorry but boring. I’ve waited eagerly for this one because I wanted to know what happened after the end of the last one but it’s really not worth knowing. It may be that I’m all Susan Stoker’d out as I’ve read everything else by her. Am returning it and won’t be looking for anymore by this author

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  • mangankillarney
  • 24-09-2020

enjoyed

I love listening to Stella Bloom, always a joy . I did enjoy this book and as usual Susan Stoker knows how to pull it out of the bag. Meat and Zara's story starts in Peru, where Zara saves Meat. Zara is a USA citizen orphaned in Peru from a early age and has a hard life struggling on the streets of Peru. The action starts back in the states, who is a true friend and will family be happy to see the return of her.... Meat helps Zara and the two connect. Will it be a happy ending....... oh the ending in the Bar.....

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  • Marit Hansen
  • 06-03-2020

Holy shit!

You did it again! I loved it! The story of Meat and Zara was great, if I hadn’t needed sleep and to go to work I wouldn’t have been able to put it down. And the ending? Perfect! It is a must read by far!