Starting this month, Knotty Girl Reviews will be recognizing outstanding books. While pretty much most of the books I select to read are pretty amazing, sometimes a book will stand out for its content, writing, and the emotions it brings out in the reviewer. This month’s selection, Protecting Caroline is one of those books.
From page one of this book, I knew it was something special. I have reviewed some of Susan Stoker’s books previously and I positively love them. What’s not to love about alpha military men who not only protect our country, but treat women with respect, kindness, and just plain hot sex.
Caroline is a plain, unassuming woman who is on her way to Norfolk, Virginia to start a new job as a chemist. Men don’t notice her…at all. When she notices the big, muscle-bound hunk sitting next to her in the middle seat of the plane, obviously uncomfortable, she switches seats with him.
Wolf is used to women coming on to him. On his way to Norfolk to visit an old SEAL teammate with two of his other teammates, he’s stuck in a too small middle seat. When plain Caroline switches seats with him, he wonders what her angle is. But when he realizes she was just being nice, he starts talking to her. Caroline starts to notice odd things on the plane, and when she gets her drink, she smells something off with the ice. She stops Wolf, who she insists on calling Matthew, from drinking his and tells him something is wrong. From there, they manage to stop a terrorist take over.
The next day, they realize Caroline slept in the airport. When she brushes them off, Wolf angrily stalks off, but the eagle eyes of a teammate realize something is wrong. Caroline was hurt during the terrorist takeover. She ends up on the transport, and from there, Wolf and the team realize just how amazing Caroline is. But the drama doesn’t end here. Someone has told the other terrorists that Caroline was the one who figured them out. Now, her life is in danger. From there, the excitement keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.
At some points, my hands were actually shaking. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with Wolf and Caroline. Susan Stoker brings the reader right into the story and right along for the tumultuous ride. And the kicker? Nah, I’ll let you find out for your self. You just HAVE to read this book. And I recommend you keep right on going with the rest of the series. I am.
I give this book my very special Multi-Orgasm (Think of it as 10 stars!!!)