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She's shy, he's stoic...not the hardest personality traits to overcome, but Sophie Carson and Roman "Chief" Proudfit have their work cut out for them.

Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She's been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn - which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or boyfriend. He's definitely not big on neighborly chitchat, but with her stutter, that suits Sophie just fine. But now a misunderstanding at a bar has put him even further out of her reach.

Roman's difficult upbringing on an Indian reservation is a sore spot, so when he thinks Sophie is taking advantage of poor people for medical trials at her workplace, he lets her know exactly what he thinks. But when he discovers he misunderstood, he's man enough to admit it...and also that he should have opened his eyes to his beautiful, sensitive neighbor sooner.

As the couple gets closer, each helping the other overcome lifelong pains, for the first time in years, Roman has something to live for other than his job. And, as he discovers when Sophie puts herself in danger, something even bigger to lose....

Shelter for Sophie is the eighth book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

©2017 Susan Stoker (P)2017 Susan Stoker

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An enjoyable story

This story deals with the horrors of being s burns victim and the people who work tirelessly to improve treatments. The hero is a fireman who meets a woman who works wi t h burns victims snd just happens to live next door.

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Ms Stoker, you've done it again.

this plot was a little different as it addressed age old culture and one of many ever present life disabilities....(if that's not too harsh a word), that Susan Stoker addresses within the frame of story line and shines light on a person's difficult affliction both mentally and physically, in all her stories, can only be described as genius. she writes the plot that sometimes, delicately introduces us to the disability but then magically weaves good men with good hearts that see past any of these afflictions and into the heart and mind of the heroine. thus resulting in our HEA. I really love the mission plots but am enjoying the alphas fall for their not so prefect women. what disability will Ms Stoker address next? Erin's is a really popular one in today's day and age and I was going to skip it until I heard what it was.. this one is close to my heart..so bring it on.😊😊😊😊😊

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  • Candy
  • 03-08-2017

Best Susan Stoker book yet!

This book is amazing! Great characters and great storyline!! Love Love Loved it! Pick it up you won't regret it.

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  • J Hanssen
  • 03-08-2017

I love Susan's books!

I have read and/or listen to all of these wonderful books with very touching characters.
Ever since Protecting Caroline I have been hooked!
Waiting for her next great book!!
Thank you for not ever wasting my time.

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  • Cthomson
  • 02-08-2017

Shelter for Sophie

Love, love, love Susan Stoker. I wish she could write as fast as I read. I am always chomping at the bit for her next book. I love that she has real life issues built in to her characters.

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  • Elise S.
  • 02-08-2017

So worth the wait!

What about Erin Mallon’s performance did you like?

I loved that she was able to perform both the male and female roles so well and distinctly. At some points when Chief was talking, i almost forgot that the narrator was a female! Also, she did an exceptional job with the stutter for Sophie!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and i totally did!

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Chief and Sophie were amazing. I was so impatiently awaiting the release of this book and i have to say, I loved this book so much. First off the narrator, Erin Mallon, did a fantastic job with this book and the stutter for Sophie ( this was my one fear about the audible version)! I love how their first interaction in the book comes about and also how she reacts in their next meeting. Chief is alpha, but also is very open with his feelings and beliefs. He was strong and sensitive at the same time and that was perfect for them! The bond that the two have is fantastic and i love love love that Mrs. Stoker took the time to research some Navajo language and traditions. This book was a great addition to the series and i look forward to the next book!

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  • tanya hill
  • 02-08-2017

Another Great Hit

Shelter for Sophie is just the latest hit for Susan Stoker. This book will take you and a great trip you get action, excitement and a great love story all wrapped in one. Cannot wait for the next installment on this series.
Thanks Susan

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  • Sue
  • 03-08-2017

Another awesome read

Erin is so amazing narrating Susan Stoker books. I buy every audible connected to her series. Erin reads with emotion for the characters. She nailed Sophie's character.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-08-2017

Chief and Sophie

Another great story by Susan Stokes and excellent narration by Erin Mallon. Great teamwork!

Totally enjoyed listening to this latest book in the series and can't wait for Erin and Connor's story.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 01-08-2017

Worth the wait!

As always I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors and an automatic download for me!

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  • Cynthia J D'Agostino
  • 01-09-2020

Outstanding

susan stoker is an incredible author. I have loved all her books and this one did not disappoint. Will recommend to my book club.

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  • Reader003
  • 26-08-2020

Love it

I love this book, the series and the author. This is my favorite series to listen to.

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  • TheNameless
  • 27-08-2019

Good start, but went downhill towards the end

I really liked 2/3 of this story. Chief and Sophie's building relationship was delightful, although she was so sweet it was a bit sickly at times. However, the supernatural elements didn't work for me. I have no issue with Navaho culture and beliefs and I enjoyed Chief's explanations of his culture and how it shaped him. However, when it started manifesting physically, it didn't work. This series is a romantic fantasy, but it's set in the real world. I couldn't suspend my disbelief and it threw me out of the story. The narration is excellent and EM does a great job of making Sophie's stutter sound natural.

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  • Gail
  • 13-11-2017

it was ok

narration perfect but the story was weak and sickly sweet . Won't be listening again

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  • Cryptic Fairy
  • 04-10-2017

Another lovely read

I love Susan Stoker. The books always have good characters in them and the female roles within are not just the archetypal pretty girl/perfect girl. I'm a sucker for a happy ending and I love that there are intermingling stories within the series you can follow.

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  • Ann Marie
  • 02-08-2017

Shelter for Sophie

Once again Susan Stoker has outdone herself!! By creating kickass characters she once again reaffirms the message that love conquers all and that everyone deserves to be loved.

I absolutely adored the main characters Sophie and Chief and their frank and open relationship. Stokers creation of Sophie as a heroine who can hold her own but yet at the same time can be vulnerable and exposed with her man is inspiring. How Sophie interacts with those around her both burn victims and the homeless made me love her even more. The glimpses of how the homeless and burn victims live adds another interesting dimension to the story and gives an insight into worlds I had not experienced before. I also loved the insights into the lives of characters we've met previously and cannot wait for Conor + Erin's story!!! Without a doubt a must read!!!

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