Shelter for Adeline (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 7) by Susan Stoker
Date of Publication: January 10, 2017
Saddled with a job she hates and a detestable boss she likes even less, Adeline Reynolds could use a break. It doesn’t look like she’ll get one today. Her service dog, Coco, is alerting her she’s about to have an epileptic seizure—and her frustrated blind date has left her to deal on her own. Enter firefighter Dean Christopherson, who escorts her to the nearby fire station, where she can suffer through her ordeal safe from injury and prying eyes.
Dean—known as “Crash” to his friends—didn’t expect to find The One in a diner during his lunch break, but he’s blindsided by the beautiful, brave Adeline. She brings out his every protective instinct—along with the carnal ones. As they get to know each other, Dean’s feelings for Adeline grow fast, as does his irritation with her boss, whose behavior is suspicious at best.
As much as he wants to protect Adeline from the world, Crash has to tread carefully. His overprotectiveness could push her away…and leave her vulnerable to a man whose obsession has reached the boiling point.
Shelter for Adeline is the Seventh book in the Badge of Honor series. Our hero in this book is firefighter/paramedic Dean “Crash” Christopherson. He’s having lunch in a diner with a friend one day when he sees a woman he’s attracted to having some problems. Adeline Reynolds is having a bad first date. She’s an epileptic. Her date isn’t too thrilled she has to have her service dog, Coco around, but when she asks him to get her somewhere safe before they have even ordered because she’s going to have a seizure, he bails on her.
Crash decides to intervene, and he helps her out. He is also attracted to her. As they get to know each other, Adeline finds out that Crash is very protective, and that includes worrying over her jerk of a boss. Adeline will only take so much, but what about when an obsession turns to more?
As always, Susan Stoker does her heroes alpha, sexy, and focused on their women. Adeline is Independent, feisty, and has a problem that needs solving. I’m a huge fan of Ms Stoker and all of her books, though the SEALS and Delta Force are my bigger favorites. Still…
This book is definitely a 4 and 1/2 Big O read!
About Susan Stoker
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.