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Defending Zara

Mountain Mercenaries, Book 6
Written by: Susan Stoker
Narrated by: Stella Bloom
Series: Mountain Mercenaries, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

For a Mountain Mercenary and a desperate woman, love becomes a dangerous refuge in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker's novel of heart-gripping suspense.

Mountain Mercenary Hunter "Meat" Snow has a mission: eliminate the human traffickers scouring the barrios of Lima for vulnerable prey. But it's Meat who's taken down. Separated from his team and beaten within an inch of his life, he's left for dead. When he wakes, it’s to the intimate care of a beautiful stranger who knows all about survival.

Zara Layne was a child when a brutal murder left her orphaned and abandoned in Peru. Ever since, she's fended for herself on the streets, outrunning its predators. Trusting men is not in Zara's blood...until it warms to the exhilarating touch of the wounded hero who promises deliverance. As each other's rescuers, they return to Colorado for a new normal.

But when Meat disappears, Zara discovers how ruthless the past can be. With the help of the loyal Mercenaries, she's drawing on her own skills of endurance to find him. And for Zara, there's no danger great enough to come between her and the man she loves.

©2020 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Dar
  • 2020-03-18

Just keeps getting better and better!

The more I read about the couples in this series, the more I love them! Meat and Zara were absolute perfection together, really, I couldn’t have them any more. I ached for them, I cried for them, I 100% was overprotective of them. Thrown together by a near-missed tragedy, it ends on another near-miss tragedy, really, Meat needs to be more careful. Growth, pain, happiness, joy, and a desire to do what is best for each other, this is a quiet, sleeper, power couple, who get all the happiness they desire

Now, about that ending, wow, just wow, what a set-up for the next book in the series, the grand finale 😊

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  • Allie
  • 2020-03-06

WHAT!

Good story but a little less intense as Ms Stoker's other books. OMG ending!!!!

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  • Lvberly
  • 2020-08-09

I Knew It!

I don't know how I figured it out but I just knew. Not that Mags was Rex's wife but I knew Rex was the bartender.

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  • Lisa
  • 2020-08-01

I liked it, but something was missing.

Meat is in trouble..he’s hurt badly after a mission goes fubar. Zara and her band of women saved him and in the process, Zara was able to save herself. After being lost in Peru for 15 years, Zara doesn’t want to hope that this man she saved will be the saving grace she’s wanted since that fateful night. When the nature of her missing status comes to light, Zara will be in more danger than she had in the slums of Peru. Hopefully, she’ll learn to trust Meat and her new friends to help her before it’s too late.

Ok, we’ve been waiting for Meat’s story for a bit, but I have to say, it was a little lackluster. We know nothing about his life, where he’s from, his time in the service..nothing. The story was based solely on Zara, which I get, but there was no real depth for Meat. Additionally, I guess given all of what Zara went through, some of her feelings and decisions are understandable, but sometimes, you wanted to just yell at her what the problem is..I will acknowledge that I was wrong about the uncle, but I’ve always been surprised that the guys never guessed who Rex was. I figured that out in book 2.
Needless to say, I want to expect perfection in this last book, but I’m steeling myself to just let the story unfold and not expect fireworks..even if my fingers are crossed.
Well, here we go.. the last book in the series. Let’s see how we wrap it up.

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  • Anna M.
  • 2020-06-28

Entertaining, but more of the same.

Not a big fan of the narrator. She is overly dramatic at weird times and put emphasis on words unnecessarily. The story was fun and entertaining.

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  • Kat Graham
  • 2020-06-12

Amazing

I love this author! I love this series! can't wait for June 30th!! Defending Raven here we come!

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  • Gateread101
  • 2020-06-04

One of Her Best

The story was very enjoyable and I admire the author for bringing out some awareness of why it is so difficult to get children back. I fell in love with the characters. This is one of her best books in my humble opinion.

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  • Deborah A Durkee
  • 2020-05-16

Uh, oh.

LOL. Zara likes sitting outside at night with Meat because they were the same stars she saw in Peru while praying for rescue? Not so. Different hemisphere, different night sky.

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  • Quieda
  • 2020-05-06

I'm crying!

I'm crying because I have to wait for Mags and Rex's book. I feel like I been waiting forever. Susan Stoker is the best! I'm greedy. I want more. Great work!

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  • karen mccollin
  • 2020-04-22

great read,

I love the mercenary men this book was great if some one had told me it was not the uncle I would not have believe them lol

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  • KindleKat64
  • 2020-04-09

Heartpoundingly awesome!!!

Wow! This was a fantastic story! Stella Bloom did an incredible job with the narration, as she always does!! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I have to say it's one of my favorites so far, although I have definitely loved them all! These Mountain Mercenaries and their women are all great characters and I love that we get so much of them in all the stories. In this story, Zara is an amazingly strong character while still being so innocent. She has been through so much! Meat, aka Hunter Snow is amazing too. He wants nothing but the best for Zara after everything she did for him when he needed it. Now he wants to do everything he can for her including keep her in his life forever.
I have to say that epilogue was truly EPIC! I also have to say that I had a feeling. Anyway, the next book which will also be the last in the series has been a long time coming and I for one, cannot wait!!!