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Shelter for Penelope

Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 15
Narrated by: Erin Mallon
Series: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 15
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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This is the final book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. You’ve seen her in several stories.... Her rescue from terrorists was in Protecting the Future, she’s been in Rescuing Emily, and of course throughout the Badge of Honor series.

This is Penelope "Tiger" "Army Princess" Turner, Tucker "Moose" Jacobs, and Smokey’s story. Official blurb to come soon!

©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Susan Stoker
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all about Penelope

PTSD swallowed the story whole with all, our favourite characters being along side.
it's a devastating subject written smoothly without delving too deep. keeping to the authors format
if you love Penelope then this is a must,.
the best story from her various series I've read is still fiona's story ,,,,just love the mission, the problems and the getting to know you vibe.

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  • Sue
  • 16-10-2019

Amazing

The story was heartbreaking but also beautiful. Susan Stoker has written so many wonderfully awesome books. This finale of this series was so rich in emotions and comradeship I couldn’t stop listening. Erin Mallon is one of my favorite narrators and she did a super job with her inflections and her female/male voices. Well done!

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  • B-Lynn920
  • 29-10-2019

Just Meh.

I disnt hate this book but didnt particularly love it either. Most of the book was focused in Pen getting her head out of her butt and I felt there was just very little content. I get it. Pen suffers from PTSD and I know the struggle is real but is just dragged on. So overall I liked the book but I will probably never read it again.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 16-10-2019

Good but not great

Susan Stoker is always an automatic download for me but this book didn’t seem to measure up to all her previous books. Having said that I’m still a big fan and have all of her books which I can listen to again and again. Love the stories and all the wonderful characters!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-10-2019

awesome book

loved. had to pause it alot because I was at work talking to clients.

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  • Sandra Sewell White
  • 16-10-2019

Fight like a girl!

Penelope and Moose have so much to overcome in their story. From Penelope's capture in Turkey to the deaths of White and Black, to her nervous breakdown when Koren was trapped, all caused her to run away from the one person who could help her. But Moose never gave up. He waited for the moment he could show her the depth of his love.
What a great ending to the series!

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  • Piper's Romance Reads
  • 12-06-2020

Healing & hope blossoms in the midst of darkness

This is the last book in the Badge of Honor series by Susan Stoker. This book is an emotionally heavy read, but well worth the tissues and tears. Moose has watched Penelope struggle with her PTSD without help for too long. He’s done waiting for her to come to him. Moose pushes past Penelope’s defenses and makes her deal with her past. He knows they can never have a future if she can’t learn to cope with her capture by ISIS. Penelope has always been a natural leader, headstrong & smart, but lately finds her self confidence & trust of others deeply depleted. Can Penelope trust Moose to lead her back to the light as she battles the demons only she can see? Will she be able to fill in the blank spaces of that fateful day? And if she does, will she be able to live with her actions? And just how far and at what cost will Moose go to in order to help his Penelope heal?

As sad as I am that the Badge of Honor series is ending, this final book leaves a sense of completion and satisfaction with all of the Badge of Honor characters finding new joyful steps in the phases of their relationships. Thank you Susan for an amazing journey through this book series.

Erin Mallon did an amazing job evoking Penelope's multitude of emotions. I felt every emotion deep in my heart & my gut - a pain so deep and a love so real. Fantastic job, Erin! Your voice broke my heart in the beginning and put it back together in the end.

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  • Julie
  • 11-03-2020

It read like a counseling session

I know these stories are always about an alpha male rescuing a helpless female but this one was just too much whining. I felt like the whole book was one big therapy session.

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  • Barb (Paging Through The Days)
  • 21-01-2020

#TeamPen for life

The long awaited last book in the series. I won’t lie, I held off on reading it because I didn’t want it to end. I love Penelope, she’s been amazing from the start, and Moose, well Moose is just awesomeness. He’s the partner/significant other we all need in our corner.

This story was great, heartwarming, full of drama and inner battles that I don’t think I was expecting. There is a lot more to Pen than meets the eye. Her story of her time in captivity, the pain and guilt she carries with her... my god it was heart wrenching. But with that being said, it made my love and appreciation of her grow. This woman has been through so much, held herself together when a weaker person would have crumbled, that she just wraps herself around your heart and bangs on.

I hope we see more of these characters in other spin offs. They’re all amazing characters and this series be one I reread for years to come!

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  • Marie
  • 02-12-2019

Never give up

The love he has for her is amazing, he never gives up!!! So much heart and soul.... The characters and there animals are so real and amazing.... Can't wait to listen to more!!!!!

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  • Aya Alminiana
  • 01-12-2019

Always fight like a girl!

Shelter for Penelope is the 15th and final book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. And even though I feel sad that this particular series has ended, I am glad that Susan Stoker, blew shed heart, has given Penelope the closure she dearly deserves.

Throughout the Badge of Honor Series, readers came across Penelope—the spitfire firefighter who stood equal to the men in her unit, the soldier who never backed down from a fight. Until she was kidnapped.

Her story is both haunting and sad. It is heart-wrenching, for both her and Moose, the firefighter who fought to stay by her side teen when Penelope thought she would never get over the traumatic events of her kidnapping.

Most of all, Penelope’s story gives us an insight into how we can overcome even the worst of situations—if we but reach out and accept the fact that we need help.

“True bravery is being scared out of your mind, but doing what needs to be done anyway.”

I love Susan Stoker for reminding us, through Penelope’s eyes that being scared is not a sign of weakness—that it, in fact, allows us to assess ourselves enough to know how we should approach whatever life throws our way.

“It’s not what happens to you that shapes your life—it’s how you deal with it.”

It is knowing when to quit and letting others fight our battles for us.

Penelope took a step forward and rested her forehead in the middle of Ghost’s chest. “I’m tired, Ghost, so damn tired.” “Then stop trying to do everything by your damn self,” he retorted.

And it is knowing that, no matter what happens, it is okay to fight like a girl in a world filled with giants.

“Ass****,” White muttered. “If anyone dares to look at you cross-eyed, Black, you let me or Sarg know and we’ll kick their asses for you.” He turned to Penelope. “Fight like a girl, right, Sarg? You kicked that first-sergeant’s ass and showed him exactly how girls fight.”

Erin Mallon did a fantastic job narrating not just Shelter for Penelope but the whole series, and I am looking forward to hearing her again in other books penned by Susan Stoker!

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  • Fiona
  • 05-03-2020

How to ruin a good book!

I like reading and generally listening to Susan Stokers books but who thought having this particular narrator narrate the book was a good idea? Within moments her overly pronounced words at the end of each scripted line grated like a dull cheese grater. I am looking for a refund on my credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-10-2019

Worth the wait ...didn't disappoint

I have been waiting for Penelopes story, get your tissues ready it's a good one.

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  • TheNameless
  • 17-10-2019

Very enjoyable

SS has been building up to Moose and Penelope's story for a very long time, and it doesn't quite live up to the build-up. That said, it's still a strong entry in the Texas Heroes series. Moose is absolutely wonderful and Penelope's battle with her PTSD is heartbreaking at times. She's a strong woman, who struggles with survivors guilt after being taken hostage in Iraq and he gives her the combination of support and tough love she needs to face her demons.