Title: Defending Chloe (Mountain Mercenaries #2)
Author: Susan Stoker
Stars: 3 stars
I have read many book by Susan Stoker and she is a hit or miss when it comes to books. At times her series can be captivating with strong female characters who want to change the world but need a little extra help. Defending Chloe has be scratching my head. The author has everyone believe that Chloe is smart, went to college lived in the world and than out of no where she is now a sex worker. It is hard to believe someone with Chloe's background would go along with any sort of abuse let along become a sex worker.
Ronan Cross ends up being another alpha in the masses of hundreds of others in Susan Stoker series or in this genre. Nothing set him apart.
Readers either will love this story or others with struggle with the format as well as the editing in this book that is jumpy at best. The author gives readers that when its right time doesn't matter. I agree with that but when someone like Chloe who was being forced into working at a strip club and into sex worker I find it hard she is so well adjusted.
While yes this story is suppose to be romance, action, suspense I found it lacking on all accounts and would recommend you skip this one in the series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake Romance for the advance copy of Susan Stoker Defending Chloe
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.
Expected publication: December 4th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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