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Kason "Benny" Sawyer was the last single man on his Navy SEAL team. He loved his teammates like brothers and respected each and every one of their women. They'd all been through hell and they deserved their current happiness. But seeing the love between his friends and their women made it tough to be the odd man out all the time.

Jessyka Allen had a good life, until it wasn't anymore. Finding herself in an impossible situation, with no noticeable way out, her job was an escape. Working at the small bar and grill put her in contact with some wonderful people, who Jess figured couldn't ever understand what she was going through.

Being a SEAL, Benny thought he knew the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. But Jess would show him that everything he thought he knew about sacrifice, trust, and love, paled in comparison to what she brought into his world.

©2015 Susan Stoker (P)2015 Susan Stoker

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predictable plot

not as much angst in this one but some sensitive topics and awful revelations. I still like a mission based romance like Fiona and cookie. getting thru these seals has been an up and down listen, great,good,meh!
but if you like Ms Stokers writing then like series movies, the theme is the same the plot just shifts.

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Love more 💕💕

What jessyka found through what she survived was a miracle.. thank god for Benny and his team they helped but jessyka was the one who found her inner strength to protect everyone brian her ex was going to hurt ... well done Jess. ... can’t wait for more...❤️❤️❤️

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  • Lena Loves Books
  • 08-12-2017

So different but so good!!

Oh how I loved this story. This one stand-alone is a perfect blend of friends to lovers and military romance. Kason “Benny” Sawyer knew there was something going on with Jessyka. Jess has been their waitress at Aces for years so he could tell something wasn’t right. When he goes to check on her one night he learns more than he bargains for. Jessyka was in a bad place feeling trapped in a situation. She needed a friend and Kason became that friend.

As things develop between them, feelings develop and they become more than friends. He becomes her anchor as she becomes his everything. This book has the usual action and suspense that Susan Stoker is known for but it also has a bit of twist.

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  • mcgman
  • 31-12-2018

One Massive Defect destroyed the story!

I have enjoyed the series even though it is over the top, filled with high school mentality overly possessive alpha-male heroes, tough but battered females who fall in perfect love (with multiple orgasims every hour) and bad guys that are the lowest of the low!

The storylines are a bit far-fetched but keeps you rooting for the main characters. Certain portions with make you laugh, shout out, tear up or get a bit excited! All the major characters in this series are great and learn to work together, gain trust, risk it all and become family!

Why two stars for what is a 4.5 star series? Without giving away anything, a Seal will never ignore his training or rush into a situation without obtaining Intel first... especially when members of his team are at the given location! I almost stopped listening at that point but decided to finish!

Susan, please find a different way for the bad guys to gain control other than the soldiers blatantly ignoring the most basic part of their training. You obviously have an amazing amount of love and respect for the military which is one of the reasons that I love your novels. As a former Marine, it means a lot to me!

If you like military hero romance novels, Susan is a great author to read. 30 seconds of this book knocked it from 5 stars to 2 stars!

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  • Snoopyvet
  • 25-05-2016

Jessyka's awesome

What made the experience of listening to Protecting Jessyka the most enjoyable?

The narrator who does an amazing job of bringing this series to life

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessyka cause she was so strong even with her handicap and wasn't about to allow her man to be hurt

What about Stella Bloom’s performance did you like?

She does an awesome job with the men's voices some narrators (male and female) don't do a great job with the other sex but Stella does I forget I'm listening to a woman narrator a story and just get into the story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jessyka is trying to save Bennie

Any additional comments?

I love this series but I'm glad I waited to finish the series till I could get the last few books on audio. I know this may seem weird to some but I started this series by listening to it on audio and really wanted to finish it that way so I had to wait a bit to finish. Susan did not disappoint me at all and this has become one of my favorites of her's that I've read. With every book I've become more and more in love with this family/team she has created for this series. They may have started as a team but along the way they have become a family. I love how Jessyka had to protect Bennie and although she didn't like what she had to do she did it anyways to save her man.
The narrator Susan uses for this series does an outstanding job and when I'm listening to the man's voice in the story I never think that is a women talking like a man I just think how much I'm enjoying this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-04-2021

Really great

Another really great book. I love stories about tough women who beat the odds and the men who love them.

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  • KAM
  • 12-04-2021

Benny and Jess

Maybe I shouldn’t listen to all these books so close together.

I was really excited for this book. I loved that it was about Jess, their waitress at Aces. But I was a little bored with this one. It just felt like a more watered down version of all the other books. Listening to them so close together, I’m realizing the characters are all the same. The heroine’s react the same way in all the books. The Hero always has a moment where they lay it all out there in a gruff sort of way. He lets her know she’s his. And the heroine always responds with “I don’t understand.” 🙄 I don’t know if it’s the narrator that I’m tired of or the writing but I think I need to take a break.

Benny is the last of their group to find a woman, besides Tex, whose story I really want to read... but I’m going to let some time pass first. Anyway, Benny starts noticing Jess, their waitress at Aces has changed. She has become more withdrawn and started showing signs of abuse. He makes it his mission to get to the bottom of it.

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  • Amy Pluhar
  • 21-02-2021

loved it

awesome addition for the next in the series love that Benny & Jess got a HEA, twists didn't see coming but made it so much better! So want some more 😋 I'm addicted 😩 lol 😆 great team of guys & fantastic group of strong women to match em!

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  • Danielle
  • 02-01-2021

great book

this is an amazing series. it does need a little better editing. you can hear the narrator take drinks. it's no biggy but would be better if the editing was seamless. other than that it's an amazing book with a great narrator

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  • BookzRule
  • 28-03-2020

Loved Jessyka and Benny

Jessyka had appeared in all the past stories in this series. Benny was the last of the team guys to find his match. This was a touching story, but also very tragic. Some of the storyline was hard to take. But I LOVE that the bad guy his just desserts. Another outstanding story.

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  • Martha Dunlap
  • 13-01-2020

Another great story

Susan Stoker does not disappoint the readers with stories of her seals. We have a great story Wonderful narration. Lots of action. Lots of loving. I just can't help but love her seals.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 10-01-2020

Benny and Jessyka’s story

I love this series by Susan Stoker! This audiobook is the story of Benny (Kason) and Jessyka, who kind of know each other because she works at the bar the team always goes to to unwind. As they are there one evening, Benny notices that Jessyka seems different and is walking and working as if in pain. When he touches her arm, Benny notices she winces. He can’t stop thinking about her and a few days later he goes back alone to check on her. He offers to be her friend and to help her if she needs it. Finally she confesses she’s in an abusive situation with her roommate, who is also her ex boyfriend. He makes her promise to reach out to him when she needs help, and one day she does. The love story is sweet and the plot is well thought out. Narration is excellent.

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  • Kate Walker
  • 14-07-2018

Jessyka

Great book Susan. I loved the people in this book. I love 💘 reading 📚 books about seal men. I need some Protection in my life. I can't wait to read more books by Susan in the near future. Other great book to listen to on audio , and read.

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  • Kitten660
  • 18-07-2016

love love love

Every book in this series is captivating and have unexpected twists. Well written and well read as well. thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are so likeable and also a different twist to this book from the others in this series.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 13-08-2020

Oh yes to Protecting Jessyka

I love listening to Stella Bloom

I think I fell in love with Benny...... okay I did, but tell my husband,,,

We final meet Jessyka as a main character. Jessyka is hard working and has a slight disability, she is strong in character ,but is protecting herself from her abuse ex past. Benny finds himself attracted to this wonder woman. They find them selves in a dangerous situation and both find , what they need and crave for in each other.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-2016

love these characters

This is another hgood book I love the characters and the way you get to know them nice story as well

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