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A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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.

About the Author

Susan Stoker is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose series include Ace Security, Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, Unsung Heroes: Delta Force, and Mountain Mercenaries. Married to a retired army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country―from Missouri to California to Colorado to Texas―and currently lives under the big skies of Tennessee. A true believer in 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.

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R. E. Kriss
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Another stunning hit!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
So! This is the 2nd book in the Mountain Mercenaries series, Ro(nan) and Chloe''s story. This story has everything!! Love, treachery, mafia, goons, henchmen, trust, squirrel farts, decisions, and money. In this book, Ro meets Chloe after she is kicked... See more
So! This is the 2nd book in the Mountain Mercenaries series, Ro(nan) and Chloe''s story.
This story has everything!!
Love, treachery, mafia, goons, henchmen, trust, squirrel farts, decisions, and money.

In this book, Ro meets Chloe after she is kicked out (literally) of her brothers car.
Chloe is a financial planner. She has done the taxes and money planning for the mafia, unbeknownst to her, thanks to her brother.
It was good to see, how powerful the MM are. Even the mafia works to stay off the MM radar. It was also nice to see how they revere their women in their families. They look after them and treat them nicely.
Ro and Chloe hit it off rather well from the beginning. Ro does what he has to do to prove to Chloe that she is safe with him, but NOT his prisoner. He leaves her with a ton of cash, keys to multiple cars and his cell number if she should ever need his help. When he returned home, all of it was still there including her.
She has trust issues (understandably), and she learns she can trust the MM and also Allie.

This book has twists and turns. Susan Stoker really kept me kn the edge of my seat and constantly zigged when i was ready for the zag.
This is a great read!!
Sooooo…
Does Chloe finally get her life back from her brother?
Does Ro get his woman?
Can they both survive the mafia?
Does Leon get his comeuppance?
What was this about squirrel farts???

you''ll need to read this book!! You will NOT be sorry!!
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Angel's Mommy
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A great story
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2018
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I also purchased a copy. I just loved this book. I adore the premise for the entire series, rescuing women and children from abusing situations. This is the second book of this series and as usual,... See more
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I also purchased a copy.

I just loved this book. I adore the premise for the entire series, rescuing women and children from abusing situations. This is the second book of this series and as usual, Ms. Stoker does an admiral job of taking the reader on a ride. My emotions were all over the place here. I admired Chloe''s spirit, strength and determination to get away from the situation that her brother put her in. Ronan or Ro was wonderful. I loved him in Defending Allye and his character just got better and better in his own story.

This book has a dual POV that helps me as a reader to understand the character so much better. As not ever been in this situation and not knowing how I would react, this is necessary to understand the character''s actions instead of guess the why and why not.

This story flows beautifully. The scenes play out like a movie. I was so engrossed in the action right from the beginning. It was impossible to put the book down. My e-reader was on fire this this one. As a devoted fan of this author, I''m awed by her ability to transport me into the story so fully.

I highly recommend this story to anyone.
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Denise H
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Completely awesome read!
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
Dark, dangerous, intense, exciting and full of hot sexy times…what more could you want in a good story? Wow, this book was awesome! Defending Chloe is the second book in the Mountain Mercenaries series and is just as good as the first. There is plenty of action,... See more
Dark, dangerous, intense, exciting and full of hot sexy times…what more could you want in a good story? Wow, this book was awesome! Defending Chloe is the second book in the Mountain Mercenaries series and is just as good as the first. There is plenty of action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and romance to hold your interest as well as some fun times, good laughs, and sexy tough as nails alpha men to make this book an excellent read. The characters are amazing and the storyline engaging. It will pull you in from the first pages and immerse you into the seedy world of murder, mafia, sex trafficking and more. Rowan and Chloe are great characters and their story is both tragic and endearing. They are strong individually and make a great team. I enjoyed watching their relationship evolve over the course of the story. It was well paced and flowed nicely. I also like the fact that the characters Stoker writes are down to earth, easy to relate to and flawed in a way that brings a more natural feel to the overall read. Defending Chloe is a wonderful addition to the series and will definitely leave you wanting more.

*I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from the publisher via NetGalley and am providing my honest review.
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Susan1
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“If You Love Something, Set it Free. If It’s Meant to be, It’ll Come Back”
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
Ronan Cross is a hot Englishman, former SAS, and he works for Mountain Mercenaries in Colorado Springs. They’re a group of men who focus on saving women and children from “the dregs of humanity who want to enslave, rape, and murder them”. Chloe is one such woman and Ro is... See more
Ronan Cross is a hot Englishman, former SAS, and he works for Mountain Mercenaries in Colorado Springs. They’re a group of men who focus on saving women and children from “the dregs of humanity who want to enslave, rape, and murder them”. Chloe is one such woman and Ro is her hero. These characters have great chemistry. A good human interest story, shining a light on the horror of sex trafficking.

A well done romantic suspense, “Defending Chloe” can be read alone. The next book in the series is set up at the end to whet your appetite!
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Stephanie
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Yikes
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2018
This guts me to give it 2 stars as Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve enjoyed every other book she has written. This one was cringeworthy. I found myself rolling my eyes at times. The woman was abused for 5 years and almost prostituted yet when she meets... See more
This guts me to give it 2 stars as Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve enjoyed every other book she has written. This one was cringeworthy. I found myself rolling my eyes at times. The woman was abused for 5 years and almost prostituted yet when she meets the hero she wanted him and imagined all kinds of scenarios. The most cringeworthy tho was they woke up one morning and he looks at her and says your beautiful and her response was “my hairs a mess my clothes are wrinkled and I’m 30 pounds overweight” really?! Not her best work in my opinion.
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Darlene Brazzill
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Book 2 review
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
I absolutely loved this book. Book 2 in Susan Stokes Mountain Mercenaries series delivered everything that I had hoped for. This series is so different than her others series but is no less gripping or moving. Susan Stokes is pure genius and is definitely my favourite... See more
I absolutely loved this book. Book 2 in Susan Stokes Mountain Mercenaries series delivered everything that I had hoped for. This series is so different than her others series but is no less gripping or moving. Susan Stokes is pure genius and is definitely my favourite author. I recommend this book to all romance readers who like their hero''s on the alpha side.
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Fs
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2 stars
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
I gave this two stars. I thought of giving it one but I added a star because I did finish but it was a struggle. These types of books remind me of an R rated bad movie made for tv. What 34 year old educated woman finds herself in this type of situation. This story and... See more
I gave this two stars. I thought of giving it one but I added a star because I did finish but it was a struggle. These types of books remind me of an R rated bad movie made for tv. What 34 year old educated woman finds herself in this type of situation. This story and characters were not believable. I know this is fiction but I hate these books with stupid weak female characters. I found nothing interesting or attractive about Ro. A smart woman would take the money and create a wonderful life for herself. First and last by this author for me. Not my type of book.
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Beverly Ann McCall
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Defending Chloe
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
Defending Chloe is the second book in Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries series. In this book we meet Chloe Harris and Ronan (Ro) Cross. She is the daughter of Ray Harris, patriarch of the Harris family who maneuvered the family into an alliance with the Denver Cosa... See more
Defending Chloe is the second book in Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries series. In this book we meet Chloe Harris and Ronan (Ro) Cross. She is the daughter of Ray Harris, patriarch of the Harris family who maneuvered the family into an alliance with the Denver Cosa Nostros. We meet an alpha male, Ro, who lives a double life. In one arena, Ro is a mechanic who owns his own shop. In another arena, Ro is a member of the Mountain Mercenaries. These two lead characters are destined to be together, but their journey faces many challenges. The primary challenge comes from Leon Harris, Chloe’s brother. Leon is evil, greedy, and cruel. These traits lead him to double cross, Joseph Carlino and Pete Smaldone, leaders of two united Cosa Nostra families. Along with his girlfriend, Abbie, they conspire to rob Chloe of her inheritance. Will Leon and Abbie succeed? Will the Mr. Carlino and Mr. Smaldone discover Leon’s activities? Will Chloe get away from Leon and Abbie? Will Chloe and Ro get together? Will they find happiness? To discover the answers to these questions, you must read this book.

I enjoyed this romantic suspense book. I loved how Ms. Stoker wove a romantic subplot in with her suspense plot focusing on the inner workings of a crime family. Ms. Stoker’s characters, both primary and secondary, are multi-layered. With the lead characters they are both strong, smart, and independent while being vulnerable. The secondary characters are also multi-dimensional. Each member of the Mountain Mercenaries seems to live double lives—one with a regular profession and the other as a mercenary. I like the strong bond of brotherhood and family that they share. Ms. Stoker’s plot moves along at an easy pace. She injects tension through her use of literary devices such as dialog, point of view, and descriptive language. Both the conversational and internal dialogue show case the personalities of each lead character. She also uses a dual point of view approach to do the same thing. Her scenes are quite descriptive. The scenes wherein Leon and Abbie try to break Chloe’s spirit are heart wrenching. The romantic scenes between Ro and Chloe are tender. Again, Ms. Stoker uses the epilogue as a teaser in setting up her next book in this series. Nice job, Ms. Stoker.
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HappyHill
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Another brilliant book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 31, 2018
Another brilliant book from Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries. This time, Ronan Cross is drawn in to helping Chloe Harris escape from her bullying and abusive brother, who’s been keeping her captive since their father died. The action, as always, is superbly written....See more
Another brilliant book from Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries. This time, Ronan Cross is drawn in to helping Chloe Harris escape from her bullying and abusive brother, who’s been keeping her captive since their father died. The action, as always, is superbly written. These Alpha mercenaries specialise in rescuing women and children from dangerous situations, and Chloe has become embroiled with the Mafia thanks to her brother. There’s a healthy dose of insta-love between Ronan and Chloe, which is as hot as sin on the page. Nobody writes masculine heroes and kickass heroines quite like Susan Stoker. The trailer for the next book already has me hooked on this new series and I can’t wait for it to be released.
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Defending Chloe
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2018
Another great book by this author. I always read books by this author and age is amongst hybrid favourites. Once I start her books I have to read until I have finished the book. The characters are great and it is good to see their personality and relationship grow...See more
Another great book by this author. I always read books by this author and age is amongst hybrid favourites. Once I start her books I have to read until I have finished the book. The characters are great and it is good to see their personality and relationship grow throughout the book. Well done
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EliseMarie
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Loving this series... 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2019
I''m loving the Mountain Mercenaries! Ro was a real gentleman and Chloe was gentle and thoughtful and perfect for Ro. Together their chemistry was hot and they made a great couple. Another fan romantic suspense from Susan Stoker! I''m looking forward to finding out more about...See more
I''m loving the Mountain Mercenaries! Ro was a real gentleman and Chloe was gentle and thoughtful and perfect for Ro. Together their chemistry was hot and they made a great couple. Another fan romantic suspense from Susan Stoker! I''m looking forward to finding out more about the mysterious leader Rex and perhaps reading his story one of these days?
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Such a charming English Gentleman
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2021
I have really enjoyed this book, I always enjoyed Susan Stokers writing . But the added English guy and the very English language is so spot on it''s a joy to read, I wish I could have met a man like him myself! And I have lived here all my life England that is. This is...See more
I have really enjoyed this book, I always enjoyed Susan Stokers writing . But the added English guy and the very English language is so spot on it''s a joy to read, I wish I could have met a man like him myself! And I have lived here all my life England that is. This is another captivating story that you can''t put down with action, menace, and love for the extra bit of extra heat, as if you need it, and I do.
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Val
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Really dreadful!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2019
I''m so sorry but really, this book is pretty terrible. The plot has some promise but the writing is childish and endlessly repetitive. Oh dear oh dear. I did really try hard to finish it but this one defeated me and I VERY really give up on a book. I notice all the good...See more
I''m so sorry but really, this book is pretty terrible. The plot has some promise but the writing is childish and endlessly repetitive. Oh dear oh dear. I did really try hard to finish it but this one defeated me and I VERY really give up on a book. I notice all the good reviews and am wondering what I''m missing?
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