Saturday, August 1, 2015

Barb's Book Review... Protecting Summer

Protecting Summer (SEAL of Protection, #4)
At age fifteen, Sam "Mozart" Reed's life changed the day his little sister was found abused and murdered. Since her death, he's spent his life hunting for the serial killer who took his sister from him and ruined his family. Using his connections, and SEAL training, Mozart believes he's finally tracked the killer to the town of Big Bear, California.

Summer Pack is working in a crappy motel up at Big Bear Lake until she can find something better, more meaningful, more real. While living in an unhealthy situation, she meets a man who is everything she's ever dreamed about and who helps her see that there are some people in the world who will actually do what they say they will and keep their word.

But somewhere in Big Bear is a killer waiting to strike again. Waiting and watching for the perfect victim.

**Protecting Summer is the 4th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it's recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

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Once again Susan had me on the edge of my seat. Literally at times. I enjoyed this story. the relationship that is formed between Sam and Summer is fast but powerful. There were a few times that things got slow for me but that did not take anything away from the story itself. I loved this one! As I have loved the others.

Sam Reed’s life changed when he was 15. His sister Avery had been kidnapped, beaten, raped and murdered. Watching his family fall apart he vowed to get the man, Benjamin Hurst, whom they thought had done it but the police had no evidence against. Using his determination for revenge and his power as a SEAL Mozart sets off and follows any lead Tex can get him on this bastard of a killer he is following.

After a week off is laid at their feet Mozart heads off to Big Bear Lake where Tex had pinged him as being. It was only a few hours away so after notifying Cookie (Hunter) where he was off to he was off. The Big Bear Lake Motel was a run down, shack of a place but it was a place that was close to where he needed to be. He spent his days moving about through the woods searching, tracking, trying to find the bastard on his kill list. One night after finding nothing in the woods he went and sat by the office to get a look at the people coming and going. That was when 3 woman made nasty remarks about him though he was used to them now. So his face was scarred. Didn’t bother him at all. It was then that a mysterious lady came to his rescue. The moment she touched him he came alive. Summer was not just some lady she also worked at the motel. A bond was formed between them but sadly the week came to an end and he had to go back to work. He promised to be back.

Two months later Mozart was just unhappy. With a little encouragement he went back to see what Summer had done to him. He was smitten and that was just the beginning. When he arrives he is not happy with what he finds. Her living conditions are appalling. So Mazart, big badass SEAL that he is takes over. Makes sure his girl is taken care of. After making a few changes to her life, even if she wants to fight him for it, she is settled into a motel cabin, has food and anything else she could need to take care of herself.  After his weekend is up Mozart is torn. he doesn’t want to leave but he has to. He promises to have Caroline call and check on her. He also leaves her Tex’s phone number in case she needs anything.

Caroline, Alabama and Fiona do one step further than just calling to check on Summer. They show up at the motel for a surprise attack. Its a good, fun weekend that they all needed. Its then, after that weekend that things get a little weird for Summer. The handyman at the motel starts to give her a bad vibe. She ignores it and goes about her daily chores but when her boss calls her into his office and tells her to go to won with the dude she’s reluctant. Her guts telling her no… but she agrees. But not before she makes a call to Tex. She has to leave a message but it makes her feel better that he knows where she is off to. That’s when things go horribly wrong.

Summer is kidnapped and it’s up to Tex to find her. Mozart (Sam) is overwhelmed when they get a call and have to come back in. His girl has been taken. But you know Tex can find anyone, he just needs the resources and time. When the team goes into the woods to track her down it feels like forever. Its a mission they are not going to fail. They have a job to do and for Mozart to find his girl, they’d all do anything. He is their family, he loves her, which makes her family to. This is one family you seriously don’t want to piss off. (laughs) Talk about a lethal combo of people… but they are the best people to have on your side.


About the Author:
Susan Stoker has a heart as big as trs living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She is quite the romantic and even methe state of Texas where she lives but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen yea the love of her life on "Hotmail classified" before online dating and sites like even existed!

Susan has been reading romance novels since middle school and once crossed out the names of the main characters in a book and changed them to her own and to the name of her crush. She's been writing scenes for years, developing her unique writing style.

Susan loves writing but her true passion is adopting dogs from rescue groups and shelters. Susan and her husband have had a total of nine "rescued" dogs since 2000 including a variety of basset hounds and bloodhounds. She has recently branched out and adopted a basset/terrier mix who acts more like a terrier than a basset (i.e. digging, eating a couch and being hyper). If you love romance and want to help her support adopting great dogs,

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