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Publisher's Summary

As an event planner, Gillian Romano’s an expert at rolling with the punches and solving unexpected problems. But her flight getting hijacked while returning from a job is definitely out of her skill set. Passengers are being murdered, and when she’s chosen by the terrorists to be their mouthpiece, even more innocent lives rest on Gillian’s shoulders. Only the calm, reassuring voice on the other end of the line keeps her sane, forging a bond with a stranger she’s never seen but trusts with her life.

Walker "Trigger" Nelson and his Delta Force team have spent years training for close-quarter hostage rescue. When they get called to South America to attempt to save an airplane full of hostages, he doesn’t expect to meet a woman who rocks his world in the middle of the op. Gillian’s cool head and bravery in the face of certain terror - and possible death - blows him away. Any outcome that doesn’t include Gillian leaving that plane alive and well is not an option.

After their safe return to Texas, both Trigger and Gillian are excited to find out if their instant chemistry can survive the real world. Neither realizing that someone isn’t happy with the outcome of the hijacking, and is watching, waiting, for a second chance to strike.

Shielding Gillian is the first book in the Delta Team Two series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2020 Stoker Aces Production, LLC

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A good read

A good story with some action and no shortage of drama. Alpha hero and a heroine who was stronger than she thought.

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WOW

I came across this book/series by accident and all I can say is THANK THE AUDIBLE GODS!!! I couldn’t help myself and listened to it in 1 day, I adore Gillian and Walker’s story.
A brilliant storyline that kept me engrossed.
Thank you Susan Stoker

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hmmmmm

I normally sink into Susan stoker.....but this one is opposite to most of her others, her plots are 80% military action, angst and suspense and 20% is romance.
but this is 20% action etc and 80% romance.!!
it was very slow and I struggled with the simplicity of an alpha dating a mixture of a woman...smart but naive????? I'm a sassy kinda heroine listener.
I loved her 1st delta team series, mountain mercenaries series along with her Texas ranger series, she brings out what the average person presumes to be a problem in an individual and turns it into a strength that pulls the pace and plot together nicely.
this book however, lacks the punch I normally get from Ms Stoker in the middle and might I say, the end....the opening was awesome.
if you don't mind slowing down your story pace and enjoy a rolling into romance slowly but surely then away you go.
I do think that the alpha males respect thing was a bit overstretched but Ms Stoker made this steam scene one if the best I've read....😉😉

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Trigger's Gillian

WOW what a great start to this series. Two very different people come together to form a strong team. Head clashes, finding boundaries as they move forward from high stress events. watching them become a strong couple. Love this story.

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Susan Stoker Did It Again

Another great book by Susan Stoker filled with action, romance and suspense. l loved this book absolutely amazing and made my two days stuck at home well worth it.

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  • John Erwin jr
  • 23-05-2020

ugh.....

did not like...I loved the other books...this one lacked the strong male...he was way to wishy.washy.. ..I found it got one my nerves...

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  • NanyGalvan Galvan
  • 22-07-2020

For a 12 year old

The terrorist plane part is laughable if I wasn’t so disappointed. The narrator was fine. The script is not her fault. Literally , for a 12 year old.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-2020

Awesome start to a new series

Let me start off by saying I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The narrator did an amazing job giving all the characters unique voices so I never got confused about who was talking. The story had me at the edge of my seat and the mystery woven through was so good I didn’t see the ending coming.I loved Gillian and Walker they are my new favorite couple.

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  • P. Phan
  • 10-04-2020

Great story & Narration

I loved this book by Susan Stoker and Virginia Rose did a great job narrating and brought the story to life. I really enjoyed her performance and how she portrayed all the characters. I devoured this book all in one sitting and I’m really looking forward to listening to more audiobooks by this narrator.

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  • Jessica Lacy
  • 31-03-2020

Amazing

This is another fantastic book from Susan. Great start to a new series!!! Can’t wait for the rest!!

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  • Brenda
  • 12-08-2020

Amazing story!

What a great story of the courage and strength it takes to be a survivor of a traumatic experience. Gillian does not see the evil in the world so when it shoves itself into her life, she is terrified but not frozen. Her brain kicks in and catalogs as much information as she can to help their rescuers. Trigger and his team is grateful for her ability to give them as much information as she can. Another Great Book!

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  • Gerald Harwood
  • 17-07-2020

Great characters!

Enjoyed the storyline that brought the leads together. Susan does a great job building believable characters and showing how the two main characters fall in love. Not the genre I usually read, but I was very impressed with her story and genuinely was turning “pages” (whatever the audio version of that cliche is?)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-07-2020

Another great series from Susan Stoker!

I can't wait for the next book in this series (or any of Susan's series!) I've been on a Susan Stoker audiobook binge since May 2nd and I've loved every second of the past 10 weeks! Susan's Mountain Mercenaries series hooked me and I couldn't stop until I had went thru every one of her Seal, Delta, Texas Heroes and Ace Security series! I love how they're all interconnected and you get peeks of some of your favorites from other series. Susan Stoker has built a helluva world with all of her hot alpha heros and I've loved all the heroine's in each of her books too. I've had a total blast escaping into Susan's books the last 2 months and 6 days and I'm honestly sad that I can't just one-click the next audiobook and find out what Phantom, Lefty, Brain and Oz are up to. I'm REALLY excited for her Silverstone series and I'm hoping I get to learn how Bull and his team tortured the hell out of del Rio before they killed him down in Lima, Peru.
If you haven't read (or listened 😉) to any of Susan Stoker's books yet, don't wait another day before you dive into her world!!

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  • Reggie
  • 30-08-2020

Hot Delta Force dude!!

Imagine being on a plane, returning from paradise to home, and it being hijacked! This is where Gillian finds herself. Luckily for her, and most of the passengers, Trigger and his Delta Force team has come to the rescue. Now Gillian and Trigger have to navigate a new relationship while keeping her safe from a drug cartel...the main ‘bad guy’ is quite a surprise. Some intense moments at the beginning...and a few close to the end. Enjoyed the love story between this duo. Looking forward to the next book. As always, the narrator does a perfect job with all of the characters.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • KindleKat64
  • 27-06-2020

Fantastic new spin-off series!

This was such a good story and the characters are wonderful! I loved Trigger and Gillian. He was not over the top alpha and she was so strong! I love that he calls her Di. 😁The narration of Virginia Rose is always a pleasure to listen to. She even does a great job at the male voices. I enjoyed this book very much! Susan Stoker doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. She remains at the top of her romantic suspense game!! Can’t wait for Lefty’s story!

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  • Marit Hansen
  • 03-04-2020

Thank you!

Thank you Susan! ♥️ This book is just as great as your other books. I was kind of sad it was over after the epilogue. 🙈 can’t wait for Kinley to come out! 🤩

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  • Gwen
  • 28-10-2020

Independent Gillian 💪🏼

Gillian is one of the girls, but when it comes to tough situations she steps up to the plate. After her plane being hijacked and being used as the intermediary between the police and the hijackers, and then getting rescued by an elite group with a handsome man who catches her eye, she is undeniably strong and determined. I liked that she and Waker take it slow, and that she is not the damsel in distress. Walker is such a gentleman and a protector, that she still needs because she is still in danger. Suspense and sweet romance combined in this audiobook. Ms Rose has a great voice and brings all characters to life with her narration.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 26-10-2020

Brilliant

I have to say Virginia Rose was brilliant narrator for this great book.


What can I say, I loved this story of Walker and Gillian. My hat of to you Susan Stoker, you all ways entertain .

Drama, calm , romance, love , Loved the characters. How Walker is a gentleman and Gillian a strong woman, who falls for this alpha man. I do not want to give much away, but you will not be disappointed.









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  • Garden girl
  • 25-09-2020

Great thriller

From its intense, well described start, through to its finale, Shielding Gillian succeeded in taking me along for an exciting and suspenseful ride. Virginia Rose narrated with confidence and versatility. She is able to convince in both the male and female roles 💖💖💖💖

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  • Jessica
  • 24-08-2020

Why has it taken me so long to find books by Susan

Did the Audiobook meet your expectations?
WOW! This book was fantastic.

How did the story make you feel?
I love suspenseful books and this one had me on the edge of my seat!

Did the narrator make it easy to follow the story? Did you find the narrator’s voice fitting for the main protagonists(s)?
Virginia Rose is an amazing narrator and fit the characters voices very well!

Do you recommend this audiobook and will you pick up more?
YES! I have had a few of Susan Stokers books sitting in my Wish List for a long time now. This is the first book that I have read by her and I was automatically hooked that I have started on the other series (SEAL of Protection)! Susan had a knack for not only having sexy strong and protective heroes but strong female heroines.

I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review by Susan and I am so thrilled that I had the chance to listen.

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  • Carissa R.
  • 22-08-2020

5 stars

I think this is my 2nd book reading of Susan's and I really loved it! Had instant action, characters were great and I really look forward to the next one!

Virginia Rose did an amazing job narrating.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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  • Nina B.
  • 19-08-2020

Love this

I really enjoyed this book. It felt kind of like a slow burn, but not. You get to enjoy some actual happy time with the couple before more drama hits and I loved that. I fell like a lot of stories are spent getting them together and then when they finally get there the book is over. This book gets going quickly and you get right to the thick of it. I love the characters and Walker is the perfect boyfriend almost too perfect. Virginia Rose does a great job with both male and female roles. I recommend this book for sure.

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  • Cindy
  • 18-08-2020

Shielding Gillian

I have listened to several of Susan Stoker's books, and I think this one is my favorite so far. I loved both Walker and Gillian. The storyline had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Virginia Rose did an excellent job bringing this story to life. I'm looking forward to listening to more of this series. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • JCT
  • 17-08-2020

A good 50/50 mix of romance and suspense

First, Virginia Rose did an amazing job. Reading and both female and male voices were great. Loved that she's not bubbly when she reads. If she could change the male voices up a bit more for all the different team members she would be fantastic. She is relatively new to me and would love to listen to more from her.

Great romantic suspense. Action started in the first chapter and stayed for most of the book - 5 stars. I also enjoyed the romance between Walker and Gillian - 4.5 stars. I had to take a half off with the slow burn, their reasoning behind waiting just seemed unrealistic to wait so long while also sleep sleeping together all the time.

Loved the teaser for the next book - can't wait!

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 15-08-2020

It starts with a firework

It starts with a firework and doesn’t slow until the end. We’re barely 5 minutes in when the hostages taking happens, and the whole first part is action packed. Then comes a second part where the main couple reunites and finally more action and suspense. But don’t worry, the romance is still at the center of the story.

Gillian is independant, level headed, and strong. It was a very interesting character, and I liked that she never needs Walker to get her out of trouble–except that one time when she needs comfort, and that makes the moment even more powerful. On the other end, we have an extremely protective alpha male who doesn’t want a relationship. Or so he says, because from their first meeting, he keeps showing the exact opposite–spending the night at her appartment, not wanting to jump into a physical relationship…

The action part is thrilling, and the romance part is both adorable and hot. A good combination, especially compelling with the excellent narration.

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