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Defending Morgan

Mountain Mercenaries, Book 3
Written by: Susan Stoker
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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Publisher's Summary

Protection leads to passion in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s dangerously hot Mountain Mercenaries adventure.

Dispatched to the Dominican Republic to rescue a kidnapped child, former Navy SEAL Archer “Arrow” Kane makes a startling discovery: another hostage - Morgan Byrd, a very beautiful and very well-known missing person who disappeared off the streets of Atlanta a year ago. She’s brave, resilient, and unbroken. All Arrow wants to know is why she ended up in a shack in Santo Domingo. All he feels is the desire to protect.

Morgan is done being the victim and is determined to find out who hates her so much that they want her gone - but not dead. Until then, she has Arrow, an alpha stranger who’s offering a warm and safe place to hide. But as the passion between them flares, so does the fear that whoever took Morgan will do anything to get her back. For Arrow, protecting this woman with a mysterious enemy is the most dangerous mission of his life. And it’s worth every beat of his heart.

©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“Stoker thrills with the sizzling hot, fast-paced, and occasionally heart-stopping third contemporary Mountain Mercenaries novel…Stoker sensitively deals with tough subjects such as [assault] (and its devastating aftermath) and parental kidnapping, and draws readers into a richly woven tale, ably setting up the next story. This series is perfect for romantic thriller aficionados.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Charlene L
  • 2019-03-06

Loved

I loved Arrow and Morgan and all the Mountain Mercenaries characters. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I would recommend all of Susan Stoker’s books.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-10-05

Great Series

I a real Susan Stoker fan and this Mountain Mercenaries series is a prime example of her talent. Awesome storyline with intriguing characters. I can't wait for the next novel in the series.

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  • Karen
  • 2019-07-09

Surprisingly Good

The story is a nice mixture of romance, mystery an action. This is an exciting new series. The narrator Stella Bloom did a stellar job. This practical unassuming woman is one tough cookie. The alphas of this series are unbelievably perfect and solid. The bad guy turns out be irrational and crazier than twelve loons, a complete surprise..... too me anyway.

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  • Nat 🎧AudiobookObsession
  • 2019-07-06

Defending Morgan

Just when I thought the Mercenaries couldn’t find themselves in a more intriguing situation. Sent to find a kidnapped little girl and come back with an extra missing/kidnapped person. I love this series, each book has s touch more crazy than the last!

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  • M. Butler
  • 2019-07-05

Morgan’s Story was great

Narrator was a FIVE! Could not get the fifth star to light. This story was very exciting with twists and turns! Surprise ending!!! Susan Stoker is becoming a favorite of mine. I have the next Mountain Mercenaries and will start it now. I hope Susan writes stories for all 6 mercenaries!

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  • Cynthia J D'Agostino
  • 2019-06-19

Outstanding

susan Stoker never lets me down. Great tale with characters I fell in love with. Will reread this book and recommend to my friends.

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  • Diane S.
  • 2019-06-17

Romance, Suspense and great narration!

Defending Morgan is a wonderfully engaging and entertaining story. Romance and suspense with a bit of mystery to solve.
I absolutely love the narration by Stella Bloom. She has become a one click narrator for me. I don’t need to listen to a sample.
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  • HPB
  • 2019-06-11

I just love this series.

Susan Stoker is an amazing writer. I love the way her characters are strong and independent and down to earth. the rack of the story lines I have listen to and it keeps me coming back for more.

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  • Sharon_M
  • 2019-06-06

My favorite in the series so far

Stella Bloom does a good job bringing Morgan and Archer to life. It did take me a chapter or two, to adjust to the voice change from Morgan to Asher. I think this is more that this narrator is new to me, not that she isn't good. Ms. Bloom's narration pulled me into the story and the emotion of the characters.

I’m crazy about Archer “Arrow” Kane and Defending Morgan , book three in the Mountain Mercenaries series by Susan Stoker.

Arrow with Black and Ball is on a mission to bring home Nina to her mother. Nina’s father kidnapped her to get back at his ex then took her to Santa Domingo and held by crazy, nasty men. To the team’s surprise, they find Morgan Byrd with Nina. Morgan has been missing for a year and presumed dead by many. Her wealthy father continues to hold out hope and keeps her in the news regularly. Many are looking at her father with suspicion, but there isn’t any evidence pointing at him directly.

Arrow is the mercenary responsible for guarding Morgan and getting her back to the safe house then home. Arrow recognizes something special in Morgan from her courage, the way she protects Nina, and her strength in meeting life’s hurdles head-on.

What I love the most about this book is how extraordinary the characters are. All the Mountain men are great. Yes, they are hot, ex-military men with a heart, but, for me, Arrow is a step above the others. He shares a little about Rex, their leader, meaning Rex trusts him a tad more than the others ((IMO). Rex is a mystery from book one. Every little nugget that allows us to fill in the gap is appreciated.

Arrow and Morgan have chemistry from the start. Their romance is a slow burn while the sizzle jumps off the page while they are still rescuer and rescued. We know Arrow wants more. The way he gently helps Morgan recover from her ordeal is touching. The twist at the end caught me completely off-guard.

The characters are developed nicely. The team is tight, and the dynamics among the men and their significant others are delightful. I love how the other women band together when needed. Defending Morgan is another “hit out of the park” (watching baseball at the moment) by Ms. Stoker. I also love how Susan Stoker teases for the next book at the end. Can’t wait! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense with their romance. Once you start reading, you won’t put your book down. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, the all standalone. However, these characters will grab you. You will need more.

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  • gadeb
  • 2019-05-15

As always fantastic!!

I have read every book she has written and I am on her waiting list for the next. She is such a wonderful writer!