Shelter for Adeline
Book 7, Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes
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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.
A simply splendid love story
Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Crash encounters a beautiful young woman in distress when he's out to lunch with a friend. Adeline caught his eye...and his heart! That man can plan a great first date! A fun quote: "if I come back down and find out you've taught my dog to guzzle beer, smoke cigars, and whistle at the ladies, I won't be happy." I admire how well they complement each other. Adeline may have a disability, but she's an incredibly strong woman and capable of standing up for her rights when pushed. I love the way he takes time to get to know her - taking gradual steps. She's not being rushed into anything she's not ready for.
It is fun to meet all the crew at the fire station, getting a feel for the different personalities. Chief, especially, stands out. He plays an important supporting role in this book. I suspect it won't be too long before he has his own story.
The author gives us an excellent view of what it might be like faced with seizures, and what kinds of treatment might be available.
This is an altogether splendid love story, with enough dangerous situations to keep me on the edge of my seat until a hero comes to the rescue! Highly recommended. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader's copy of this book.
Very good book - 5 Stars!
The following are my comments and views of the Susan Stoker book 'Shelter for Adeline'.
Adeline is a strong yet vulnerable heroine who has epileptic seizures, and her lab Coco, is her service dog who alert’s Adeline when a seizure is coming. Dean "Crash" Christopherson the charismatic attentive hero is a sexy Firefighter, who comes to Adeline’s rescue. Their relationship throughout the entire story is so realistic that it made me laugh, cry and sigh loudly to the very last page. The day to day challenges, a sense of humor and heartfelt scenes gives them just enough time to get to know one another and the love between them is hot, the romance to die for.
I fall in love with all of Susan’s characters and her portrayal of her men and women in uniform, law enforcement officers, and first responders, shows her feelings for what they do, and bringing awareness to the challenges they face. Her love of writing is what keeps me coming back to read her books over and over again. I think you will love this book as much as I did. I’m looking forward to reading more from Susan in the coming years.
I will be buying a retail copy of this book on release day.
***ARC provided by the author for an honest review***
Crash and Adeline's relationship throughout the entire story is so realistic and heart wrenching. Susan Stoker's stories are so unique and amazing, especially with each of her heroines and their disabilities. And we can't forget the men who fall in love with said heroines. They are absolutely unforgettable! The love they have for their women is such a strong bond, that it makes you emotional just reading it. Shelter for Adeline made me laugh, cry and had my emotions all over the place. Definitely couldn't put it down the entire time. Can't wait for more!
- Category: Suspense
- Published: Jan 10, 2017
- Publisher: Stoker Aces
- Seller: Stoker Aces Production LLC
- Print Length: 314 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes