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Being raised in the foster system has made Kinley Taylor feel like a lifelong outcast, but it's witnessing a young girl's last few minutes on Earth that proves just how alone she truly is. Kinley has no one to turn to, no family, no friends...except perhaps the gorgeous Delta Force soldier she met months ago. The one she ignored when he'd tried to keep in touch, convinced he couldn't really be interested in a relationship.

When Kinley ghosts him not once, but twice, Gage "Lefty" Haskins takes the hint. Clearly the pretty personal assistant didn't feel the same connection he did. Or so he assumes...until she shows up in Texas, on the run for her life after already surviving an assassination attempt. Lefty couldn't turn her away even if he wanted to - and he doesn't. The longer he knows her, the greater the connection he feels. He just has to keep Kinley alive long enough to convince her she's The One.

Easier said than done, when the man who wants her dead has friends in high places...and a very patient hit man on retainer.

Shielding Kinley is the second book in the Delta Team Two Series. Each book is a standalone, with no cliffhanger endings.

NOTE: The word "expect" in the first paragraph was changed to "except".

©2020 Susan Stoker (P)2020 Susan Stoker

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Amazing

Another winner! I pit never ceases to amaze me the twists and turns she comes up with. I’ve already pre-orderEd the next book.

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  • 2020-08-22

Another winner

Before I go any further, I need to warn that there are some possible triggers in this book. However, if you're familiar with her books and writing style, this is no different.

Ok, now for the good stuff. Virginia Rose was awesome as narrator. Her transition between characters, her many voices for all the characters, her feeling and inflection. This might be my favorite of hers yet.

And for the story. Kinley is a bit shy and awkward, but given her history and background, it's totally understandable. She has pretty low esteem and, again, given her background, it works for her character. Of course Lefty (Gage) is the kind of hero we all want: sensitive, patient, kind, and understanding, but strong.

The story moves fast, even for a 10 hour listen. I never felt like it dragged on or parts could be left out. There were a couple parts I felt were a little "meh," but overall this story is a winner.

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  • AlwaysReading
  • 2020-08-27

How much can she take...

Kinley proves over and over that she is strong. Foster care, a tough boss...what else should she be expected to deal with? More..so much more. Lefty is her perfect half. He will do everything he can to protect her...even when she refuses to let him because SHE is trying to protect HIM!

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  • Becky
  • 2020-08-18

Wow

Wow. Another one that Miss Stoker has hit out of the ball park. This story warms the heart and at the same time it rips it apart. Well done.

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  • Erin
  • 2020-08-26

Satisfaction Gauranteed

Another great story and characters you will fall in love with. Different people doing the audio in this series but I kind of like it. It gave the characters a different feel than the other narrator. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Bookworm ☕️
  • 2020-08-25

Kinley and Gage learn about sacrifice and love!

Kinley has never really been in love. She has always felt like the odd one out. Lefty (Gage) felt an attraction to her from the time they had shared. She ghosted him the first time but when they met again Kinley promised to give it a try. The night before she goes home, she witnessed something that puts her life in danger. Gage thinks she ghosted him again but discovers the truth when he comes back from a mission.
Virginia Rose does a fantastic job creating the character of Kinley. I could feel Kinley’s angsts and struggle to do the right thing.
Susan Stoker is so consistent with her ability to create real feeling characters and her stories are entertaining as well as enlightening. Wonderful job!

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  • M. Mendes Bookstagram
  • 2020-08-25

OMG!! Loved this Audiobook/book!! 5⭐️ All the way!!

OMG….I loved Shielding Kinley. As always, Susan Stoker, author, was able to write a military romance that causes one to feel so many emotions. From crying to laughing and back again. It is just one of the reasons that Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors and is the main reason I love military romances. If you like MC or Military romances you will love this book. Says MC because the military teams that Susan writes about have the brotherhood, alpha men, protective, and honor just like the great MC romances that I love too. Shielding Kinley is part of a series and can be read or listened to as a stand alone but you will get so much more if you read or listen to it as a series so you can get to know each person on Gage’s Delta Team and make it a more enriching experience. I love listening to Shielding Kinley because audiobooks with the right narrators can really bring it to life. The narrators for Shielding Kinley did an excellent job. As always the sex scenes are out of this world 🔥💥. This book/audiobook has it all….emotions, action, alpha men who are protective, confident, treat each as family and inspires loyalty and honor as well. Highly and I mean highly recommend this book/audiobook.

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  • Kim
  • 2020-08-24

I really liked Kinley and Gage

Shielding Kinley is one of those listens that you can do while easily doing other things. It will keep you listening. It had good detailing introducing Kinley and Gage, then the situation before throwing the danger in. There is really good buy in to the story and characters.

I thought it was sweet that Gage already called Kinley by Kins from the very start. She was so introverted and admitted to herself that she just didn’t know how to interact. Kinley was amazing in her strength. The story didn’t pull any punches in how smart Kinley was about her situations or saving her from danger at the last moment. I appreciated the reality of everything.

Virgina Rose did a great job bringing the story to life. She blended all of the voices together smoothly. She was able to voice Gage without being over the top. None of the male voices sounded girly. I could always tell who was talking. She was able to bring the tension and emotion forward when it was called for. I enjoyed listening to Ms. Rose narrator.

While this is part of a series, it is a stand alone. A lot of the guys names get thrown in at the start, but it’s not necessary to really pay attention to them. I do get a kick out of the cameo appearance by Tex in all of the books. Shielding Kinley doesn’t disappoint.

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  • Gina Wooldridge
  • 2020-08-24

Another Hit From Stoker

Shielding Kinley is the second book in the Delta Team Two series and it was a page turner. It’s a slow burn romance and paced just right to keep you on the edge of your seat.
You can’t help but fall in love with Kinley because of her strength and determination and hope right along with her that she gets the love she deserves finally.
Just the first thought of big bad alpha men sitting around discussing reasons to get Kinley out of work is hilarious. I got a side eye from my sister when I laughed out loud at the conversation between Kinley and Gage’s mom.
Another hit series great narrator and intense and lighthearted story from one of my go to authors, can’t wait for Shielding Aspen .

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  • Bren
  • 2020-08-24

Wow! Awesome Story and Narrator! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I am a huge fan of Susan Stoker and this book is another hit! I loved the way Kinley learned to open up and love after being with Gage and what a strong woman she was. I love Gage because he was so patient and loving with her. The other characters in the story were great too. This was an awesome story with lots of friendship, action and love! I can't wait until the next book to hear Brain's story and meet with these friends again! Virginia Rose's narration was awesome! Her male voice is incredible! You would think that there is a male and female narrator reading the book. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Martha Dunlap
  • 2020-08-23

Story of a strong woman and the man who loved her.

Kinley is a very strong person. Her young life would make you want to cry. And then when you think her life might change for the better, she becomes a witness of a couple of powerful people doing something very wrong. And they want her dead. By the way, there are twist and turns in this story that I did not expect. But it is a also a wonderful love story as well. Definitely, if you love Susan Stoker's books, you will love this one.

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