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Defending Allye (Mountain Mercenaries, 1) Paperback – August 7, 2018
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Love is a life-and-death risk for the Mountain Mercenaries in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive series of alpha heroes, hot action, and hard passion…
Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job”―Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool―even after being kidnapped by an elusive human trafficker. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home to Colorado Springs…
For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms―and bed―of the former Navy SEAL is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation. She’s willing to do anything to bring them down. Gray isn’t―for good reason. But you don’t say no to a tough girl like Allye who refuses to play it safe.
Now Gray is risking more than ever before. The Mountain Mercenaries have his back. But is it enough to keep the woman he loves out of harm’s way?
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Susan Stoker is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose series include Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, and Delta Force Heroes. Married to a retired army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country―from Missouri to California to Colorado―and currently lives under the big skies of Texas. A true believer in the happily ever after, Stoker enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website, www.stokeraces.com, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker.
- Publisher : Montlake Romance (August 7, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 267 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1503949907
- ISBN-13 : 978-1503949904
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #320,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Allye Martin has had a rough go with life, mostly due to her appearance. From her uniqueness, she has always stood out and had trouble. She was bullied, made fun of and called all sorts of names leaving her emotionally and mentally scarred. She has struggled hard to get where she is and has always thought karma was her enemy. It seemed like every time something good was on the horizon, something bad would take its place and it would be worse. Case in point, when she was snagged off the street and held captive on a boat being taken to who knows where. I love the fact that even in the worst of circumstance, she was resilient and kept a level head and was able to help herself and even her rescuer.
Gray Rogers was a former Navy SEAL and current mercenary working with a specialized team of ex-special forces men under the direction of the mysterious Rex. Currently working on a sex trafficking case, an ocean rescue was an unexpected complication to his current mission. Expecting to interrupt an exchange and gather necessary intel to mount a rescue, the strong spirited woman with unique eyes was a surprise. Realizing that she was their intended rescue changed the game and upped the stakes. He was intrigued by her spirit and drawn to her strength and wit. Knowing the man behind Allye’s abduction would try again and stop at nothing to obtain his goal, Gray would do whatever it took to protect her and bring the monster to justice.
The bad guy, Nightingale, was a creepy messed up guy. He was a collector, of sorts, and had his sight set on Allye. He was menacing and depraved enough to have the hairs on your arms rising and goosebumps pebbling your flesh. Stoker definitely knows how to write a villain.
Aside from the main characters, Gray and Allye, the introduction of the rest of the team members had me wanting to learn more about them right away. They all sound intriguing and I know they will have awesome stories to tell.
You can always count on Stoker’s books to entertain you from beginning to end. They are easy to read, full of great characters, romance and suspense. They always involve strong women who can handle themselves and gruff alpha men who take charge and go after what they want. And they include challenges that have to be overcome along with a twisted bad guy to keep you on your toes and guessing. Stoker brings to light problems the average person faces, being weight, self-esteem, speech impediments, etc. and handles them with care and respect. Defending Allye will be a great addition to your book collection. I know I will enjoy it added to mine.
The Mountain Mercenaries are controlled by Rex, but none of the men have ever met him. He has the money and information to assign the missions. Their war is sex trafficking and any other situation where women or children need their help. Allye is a dancer 💃 with unique features who has been kidnapped. Rex is certain the culprit is Gage Nightingale, a leader of an underground group involved in trafficking women and children. Gray and Black were sent out to intercept the exchange of the money for Allye and maybe find her.
This is a fast-moving story with well-designed characters and is an entertaining read. The next book in the series is set up at the end. Cannot get much better than author Susan Stoker for romantic suspense!
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I did enjoy the lead characters and their group of friends..
The book started off fast passed but I found it really strange in some parts for example that they would rescue Allye, and then just leave her on the beach with someone they didn't know... it was anticlimactic...
There are chapters told from the villain of the piece (T.B) that I found depressing and disturbing, which is probably the point.. while Stokers books often touch on disturbing and horrible topics I just didn't feel a connection with this book..
There was a lot of waiting around in the middle of the book which I found a little boring :-/ For me the book didn't live up to the opening scene which is disappointing as I usually love Stokers books...
It's definitely not my favourite of Ms Stokers but I will probably buy the next in the instalment and see how that book pans out as I have read nearly every one of her books and enjoyed them...
This book focuses on Grayson, an ex-Navy SEAL, and Allye, our eponymous heroine, who’s a dancer. Gray is tasked with gathering intel to break up a sex slave operation and ends up rescuing Allye when he discovers her being held hostage.
The suspense elements of this book is great, as the characters try to track down the head of the operation. The developing relationship between Allye and Gray is as hot as hell, with Gray being one of the most Alpha characters I’ve read in a long while. The man can seduce!
All in all, this is a great read. I’ve already preordered the next in the series, as this book is up to the usual high standard you come to expect from this author. Fantastic.
You get thrown into the story from the first page which I love in a book.
This story is about human trafficking, and one man's obsession to acquire the unusual, including unusual humans.
There is some horrific torture which is a bit graphic, but it's not much and you can skip it if you want to.
The Mountain Mercenaries are a group of men led by the mysterious Rex, who try to save those who have been kidnapped for the trafficking trade.
As expected from this author the characters are great.
In this book the main characters are Gray, who has baggage from fighting in Afghanistan, and Allye, a dancer who he saves.
Gray and Allye have their hea, and from the last few pages it's obviously going to be Ro 's turn in the next book.
There is no indication as to who is Rex ! The author obviously intends to leave us guessing until the end of the series.
This is a good read. It only misses 5* as I thought it was a bit slow in the middle.
I enjoyed it and am happy to recommend it to all who like Alpha men and non-wimpy women.