John: Guardian Defenders, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
John Smith’s world exploded. Literally. His sister murdered, he ran from the intelligence agencies of his own country.
Every covert entity in the world wanted him for the information he alone could access. They killed everyone he cared about to get it. He had one chance at survival. Guardian.
Shae Diamant’s undercover operation for the Mossad led her into the inner circle of hell. Three years’ work crumbled beneath her feet. Her alias ruined, she knew it was only time before Stratus eliminated her. A hidden message discovered by Guardian’s elite computer specialist sends both Guardian and John Smith into action. Was this a trap to lure John into his enemy’s hands? It didn’t matter. Nothing would stop him from following that lead. That’s where he finds the woman who would change his life forever.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 57 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 07, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #32,597 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#140 in Military Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#987 in Romantic Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,273 in Military Romance (Books)
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Shae was an undercover agent for the Mossad. She was captured, humiliated, and beaten. She was giving a death sentence that never came but during her recovery, there were times that she wished she had been dead. She was treated for months and then released to Guardian. She came to the ranch to further her healing. There she met up with John again and her road to recovery really began one small step at a time.
This was a love story first and foremost. There was action but mostly the story concentrated on John and Shae and finding their way to love through her recovery and in a way, his. Ms. Michaels can tell a story for sure. Most of the story takes place back on the ranch in South Dakota and the way it is described makes me want to go and visit. I loved that she included Sasha and Cat in the story because they provided comic relief when the story got a bit heavy due to the subject matter. The two critters' antics reminded me a bit of Tom and Jerry. Shae is a remarkable character and I liked the fact that Ms. Micheals didn't speed up or gloss over what happened to her. She doesn't rush the story and lets it develop in its own time. John is quiet and aloof at times with the others on the ranch and he is awkward when it comes to Shae but both characters were well developed and by the end of the story, I wanted to throat punch the bad guys. Another great story in the series plus we got a taste of stories to come. I can't wait to see what happens next.
I really enjoyed the two main action scenes (when we met Shae in the pit and later when we met HER).
It wasn't hard to guess who HER was but that didn't change enjoying the story.
I am left with a question... in the pit we meet psychopath Marcel, but much later in the book is always called Maurice... is this an editors error ?
Shae finds a spreadsheet where the quarterly expenditure nearly quadrupled. I know the scene was set so she looks for a highlighter and therefore finds 'the picture'. But it also felt like a build up to something important about the money... but it wasn't mentioned again.
Can't wait for the next story of Jeremiah
I liked this story and the fact that even though both protagonists were incredibly competent, neither really wanted to continue in the same field, they’d both been burnt and had had their fill. Shae’s recovery was particularly brutal to read but I liked that it wasn’t glossed over, as a reader, I felt like this story respected the amount of work and suffering it takes to go from being completely broken to building resilience by portraying even a smidge of the amount of strength Shae had to find to battle her demons. I loved Johns’s portrayal as a strong silent type. And now I’m even more curious to know about Jeremiah and Sage, who was referenced at the end. I’m still a huge fan of the Kings, the Guardians and all the related series and spin-offs!
The novel opens with John Smith, the ranch manager of Frank Marshall’s South Dakota ranch, on a mission with the Sierra Team. John’s sister is dead and her name was mention in connection with a different case. The team was going to Canada for the purpose of reconnaissance about John’s sister and their case. As the Sierra Team clears the building, John prevents the death of a woman, tortured for an unspecified amount of time, by her captor Maurice. A helicopter is called and she is airlifted out to get the medical treatment she needs.
Unfortunately, the Sierra Team’s mission was a bust; no good intel was found about the death of John’s sister. John goes back to the ranch in South Dakota, which he loves, and focuses on the animals and his ranch duties. Soon John’s zen and stability are rocked when the Shae, the tortured woman the team saved, is in South Dakota to stay at Guardian’s rehab center while she heals physical and mentally. As an introvert, John is unwillingly thrown into some responsibility of Shae’s care since she lives in the cabin right next door to his home.
John is still grieving the loss of sister. Can he handle the added responsibility of Shae and her healing? Will each other’s secrets bring them closer or tear them apart? Will Shae ever heal from her torture and will she ever trust anyone again?
Top reviews from other countries
I think this on one of my favourite books of the series so far. That is saying a lot. I love the interconectivity of these book. I am glad that characters like Joy have been given touches of development along with the characters of this story. I am also glad John was given a moment to shine at the end of the story.
Another thing this book answers for is is some things that happened in Adam's book. The military action is at the begining and end of this book, story of love an rehabilitation and trust is awesome. Can't wait for the next book. This series has no spinoffs they are all integral to the whole series.
Shae was an undercover agent for the Mossad. She was captured, humiliated, and beaten. She was giving a death sentence that never came but during her recovery, there were times that she wished she had been dead. She was treated for months and then released to Guardian. She came to the ranch to further her healing. There she met up with John again and her road to recovery really began one small step at a time. This was a love story first and foremost, and yet again Kris has outdone herself with this story with a brilliant story and great characters..... I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Let me start my saying, I adore the Guardian World that this author has created! Truly love it!
In this story I felt it started off slower than some of the previous books in the guardian world, but My Word! when the story kicked in I was totally gripped, this book gives us readers some answers to the terrorist organisation know as Stratus. I loved how we got glimpses of how Guardian works (behind the scenes), we also got some of our favourite Kings making appearances in one of Guardians biggest take downs ever, this was a very intense read.
John and Shae were perfect together, and their romance was so deserving after reading what both had experienced in life, the twist in the story was unexpected and my heart dropped especially for John.
I adored all the characters within this story, Jeremiah is next and we get little glimpses into him and I believe also another characters book was hinted at near the end.
If you love military, suspenseful, romantic stories, this is the book & series for you.
The novels starts from the onset with a focus on the investigation and obtaining of information that pertains to the nefarious crimes of the overall series storyline.
This one reacquaint's us with John, formerly known as an engineer, now the foreman at Franks ranch, with Shea a Mossad undercover agent.
Guardian uncover Information about John's sister that leads a team to Canada, in which, fortunately for Shea prevent's her meeting a rather gruesome end.
The storyline once again grabs you in, its well laid out, its emotional and the depth of the growing romantic relationship between the two main characters is perfect.
Kris Micheals never fails to deliver, it's another high action, emotional roller-coaster of a novel that continues to make this series amazing.
There is a potential trigger warning relating to violence.
There are no grammatical or editorial errors.
What can I say other than Kris Michaels has done it again with this beautifully crafted book. From the depth of despair and the mental aftermath of torture, with one broken soul reaching out to another, to slow steps to recovery.
The backstory continues with Stratus still being hunted by Guardian, the book evokes immense sadness and humour and contains the HEA we expect from the author. It's tense and complex storyline combined with the outstanding characterisation makes the book another favourite from the author. For me, the Guardian Security books are an automatic purchase. There are some sex scenes, there is some swearing. Can't wait for the next book in the series.