Susan Stoker has become one of my go-to authors and this fantastic contemporary suspense illustrates just why. Ronan Cross and Chloe Harris are so well suited and I loved watching them deal so differently with their situation. Ronan is seriously the most trustworthy hero I’ve ever come across, and his control is practically legendary as his actions at the club demonstrated. Chloe was such a sympathetic character without being a doormat. I enjoyed her spirit even after all she’d been through and I admired her reservations and resilience. She may have been a victim but she is also a survivor. Neither may have been looking for someone but they can’t deny the deep connection between them. And the special circumstances behind their meeting just made everything more intense. I loved how the author pulled in so many elements and smoothly wove them together to blend action, emotion and adrenaline into a story I couldn’t put down. I cannot wait to see what will follow this wonderful adventure. If you like suspense, action and passion in your stories this is one to read.
The Story: Ronan Cross isn’t a stranger to females in distress but he’s never had one show up at his house before. Even after Chloe Harris leaves Ronan can’t shake the feeling something isn’t right. Chloe can’t believe when she’s rescued from a horrible situation but is sure she still isn’t safe. But even if he can protect her can it lead to a future together?
Love is the best defense in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive Mountain Mercenaries novel.
Gorgeous women don’t just stumble onto Ronan Cross’s remote property. But this one—vulnerable, victimized, and needing the kind of help only Ronan can offer—tells a story that makes his blood boil almost as hot as his need to protect her.
Since her father’s death, Chloe Harris has become a prisoner. Her own brother, a flesh peddler and low-level player in the Denver Mafia, is forcing her to sell her body for an endgame Chloe never saw coming: control over a vast fortune. Her only way out is to run—straight into the arms of the one hard-bodied man she can trust.
Defending Chloe could rain punishment down on the Mountain Mercenaries. Her brother has Mob connections and the local police in his pocket. But Ronan still has an edge—the unshakable loyalty of his deadly teammates. As well as an unquenchable thirst for retribution…and Chloe.