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Publisher's Summary

For as long as she can remember, Ember Maxwell’s life hasn’t been her own. A world-renowned influencer, she’s a brand unto herself, created by her parents - who also want Olympic glory for their only daughter. Years of grueling training have led to Seoul, Korea, and a spot on the modern pentathlon team. It’s a turning point for Ember in more ways than one. Chafing against her parents’ tight reins, she opts to stay in the Olympic Village, a decision that leads to a gravely harrowing event...and a man unlike any she’s ever met.  

Craig “Doc” Wagner has actively avoided the spotlight since childhood, a trend that’s continued with his career as a Delta Force soldier. Falling for someone whose entire life is splashed on social media is possibly the worst idea ever, though his attraction to Ember won’t be denied. It’s not long before he discovers they have plenty in common where it really matters…but he lives in Texas, and her life is in California. So Doc will take every stolen moment they can get. 

When Ember makes a few life-changing decisions, Doc is thrilled. The same can’t be said for some of her biggest fans, including one who sees Ember’s new direction as the ultimate betrayal…that should cost her the ultimate price. 

Shielding Ember is the seventh book in the Delta Team Two series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliff-hanger endings.

©2021 Susan Stoker (P)2021 Susan Stoker

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  • Schindler's Knits
  • 2021-09-09

great story. Fabulous narrator

Another great Susan Stoker story with great suspense, minor violence and a fabulous love match.

The narrator is new to Susan, I believe. Nina Archer is FABULOUS. Her voice is so smooth and plays the characters well, even after another narrator dis the first 4 books in the series.

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  • Shelby Baran
  • 2021-09-10

Story lacked emotion and Narrator was inconsistent.

The narrator in my opinion grew on my nerves. Her voice for each character wasn’t consistent and the male voices she portrayed sounded like a woman with laryngitis. It was awful. I hope they get a different narrator for the rest of the books. I don’t know why they keep changing.

Also, the story was super boring in my opinion, I love ALL of Susan stoker books but this is the second story I’ve ever given a bad rating for. (The first was Lexie’s story.) It took me days to complete because the story just couldn’t capture my attention long enough to keep me around. I didn’t feel like we got enough emotional connection to Doc, I wish we did, the whole story was all about Ember and her life and her problems. What about Doc, we got like a 2 minute backstory about his family but that was it.

I won’t be reading this again, nor will I order a physical copy.

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  • Brenda Jean
  • 2021-09-08

LOVED this book!!!

I loved this book! Another amazing story by Susan Stoker. Doc and Ember are great together and really kick a$$! Nina Archer’s narration was awesome. The epilogue really gets me excited about Grover and Sierra’s story, it’s gonna be epic.

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  • Melinda Moguel
  • 2021-09-11

love this Susan Stoker

great book love the diversity, but I can't wait for the next one It will be a great ending to thus series

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  • Karen Sue Bowring
  • 2021-09-11

Bad Narration

very poor narration, especially the male voices. She made them sound like goof balls instead of Delta Force men. I barely finished this book as it seemed like a different author and was lacking. Maybe a different narrator might have made a difference.

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  • Reggie
  • 2021-09-08

Good read

Delta Force at the Olympics…who knew! When Doc’s team DF team is sent as extra security for the Olympic games in Seoul, he doesn’t count on the instant attraction to one of the pentathlon athletes. Ember is burnt out from life as an influencer and athlete. At 25, Ember is ready to move on and do for others…except a fan is not happy with her choice and intends to make her pay. Doc and the team don’t intend to let that happen! Quick read/listen. Looking forward to Grover’s story.

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  • Patricia Powell
  • 2021-09-20

Wonderful book¿

This story really b shows how I feel. people shouldn't be judge by the color of there skin, disability, religion, or any thing else like that. n the only thing people should be judge on is the type of person they are. If we would treat everyone the way we want to be treated we would have a better world.

Ember is inspirational and Doc is such an awesome match for her.
Great job Susan Stoked for always giving us wonderful stories and fantastic characters to love.

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  • Lisa
  • 2021-09-18

Loved it!

Ember is a media sensation and on her way to the Olympics. As =part of the Delta Team, Doc and his teammates are extra security during the games. When these 2 come together, it’s good and bad. Good because they each have an instant connection and the chemistry is explosive..bad because Doc needs to stay out the limelight and Ember has the light shone on her constantly. How will these 2 come together..especially when Ember’s life is at stake and Doc will do anything to keep the woman he finally found, safe?

First, I love it when an author steps out of their comfort zone to write a character of a different race. It’s important to ensure that it is done respectfully and without stereotypical references that may be considered offensive to the reader and Susan ensured that Ember was clearly written in a good light. I loved the connection Doc has with Ember and how he understood race and race relations from his perspective by not only seeing it objectively, but living it in his own way.

Ember was strong and vulnerable at the same time. Watching her emerge from the life that was built for her into carving out a life that she saw for herself was refreshing. We got to connect with not only the team, but their women as well and saw how Ember connected with them just as nicely. I would have loved to meet Doc’s family and seen how he connects with them

I appreciated how the bulk of the story didn’t focus on race. The story is about Ember and Doc, not entirely black and white. We got to know them and roll into the connection they had together.

The story was refreshing and gave us a nice set up for the final installment. Susan continues to give us a well rounded story that gets wrapped up in a tiny bow.

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  • Maria
  • 2021-09-15

Loved it!

Loved it! of course I'm a HUGE fan of pretty much all that Susan Stokes writes

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  • Nancy
  • 2021-09-11

Great story..

Loved it, I haven't read a book by Susan Stoker that hasn't touched me in someway.. I can't wait for Grover and Sierra's story.