"Can he protect her and convince her to give him a chance?"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted June 20, 2019
Romance Suspense | Romance Military
DEFENDING HARLOW is the
fourth book in the Mountain
Mercenaries series. The Mountain Mercenaries Team consists
of six former SEALS with some unique names - Ball, Gray, Meat, Arrow,
Black, and Ro - who left their former careers after being disheartened
for various reasons. Their handler, Rex, brought this team together in
order to come to the aid of women and children whose lives are
threatened and in jeopardy. Rex is a mystery to his team. They have
never seen him but can count on him to get any information or
resources they need. He has a powerful reach and seems to be able to
get what he needs when he needs it.
In the first three books in this series, Susan Stoker showed how strong
the women were after all the horrendous physical things they suffered
through. This fourth story has a different take because the woman in
this story went through emotional abuse versus physical. She gives you
some insight into what life is like for the women living in shelters,
especially the children and the effect it has on them. This story just like
the others shows just how the Mountain Mercenaries operate when
someone they care about is threatened.
Lowell "Black" Lockard has watched three of his teammates find the
women of their dreams. That's great for them but Black feels he doing
just fine the way he is. But when he gets a call from Harlow Reese he
starts thinking differently. Harlow is a chef at a local women's shelter.
She loves her job there after moving away from a high-paying chef
position and several bad dating situations. Because of these terrible
dates, Harlow vows that she is done with dating. When she shares her
views with Lowell, he comes up with ways to change her mind.
Spending time together will cause Lowell to rethink the possibility of a
lasting relationship and Harlow sees what an ideal date looks like and
where it can lead.
But when Harlow and the women and children are harassed and
threatened, the team do what they do best. Susan Stoker really knows
how to weave a tale and sets you up for anticipating the next one.
Danger rises and love is threatened in New York
Times bestselling author Susan Stokerâ€™s fourth book of
the Mountain Mercenaries series.
Lowell â€śBlackâ€ť Lockard, former Navy SEAL, has watched his
fellow Mountain Mercenaries settle down with the women of
their dreams, but heâ€™s convinced he doesnâ€™t need love. Then
he gets a call from Harlow Reeseâ€”a chef at a local womenâ€™s
shelterâ€”and begins to reconsider his decision.
After being continually harassed by a local band of punks,
Harlow asks Lowell to give the women of the shelter lessons
in self-defense. She doesnâ€™t expect him to take such a
special interest in her safety, but he insists on escorting
her to and from work, never taking no for an answer. Not
that Harlow minds the personal touchâ€¦especially when itâ€™s
coming from her former teenage crush.
Despite her long history of bad dating luck, seeing Black
again makes Harlow rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Easy
on the eyes and hard to forget, the man has morphed into an
alpha stud. And Harlow may be exactly the type of woman
Black is looking for. Making her feel safe isnâ€™t only a
duty; itâ€™s a pleasure. But the threats are escalating. The
motives are a mystery. And as the danger burns almost as hot
as their passion, thereâ€™s much more at risk than their hearts.
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