Shelter for Quinn: Badge of Honor - Texas Heroes, Book 13 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon’s heard them all. Her own mother couldn’t bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn’t be interested in more than a brief affair. He’ll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her…just like everyone else.
John “Driftwood” Trettle was captivated by Quinn the moment they met. After months of skirting around their attraction, one pivotal evening finds John seizing the reins and refusing to be denied a chance to prove he’s worthy of Quinn’s time, her trust, and her love. To show her he’ll have her back, always, and defend her against anyone cruel or stupid enough to hurt his woman.
But he can’t protect against an unknown threat. Even if it wears a familiar face....
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|Listening Length||7 hours|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 06, 2019|
|Publisher||Stoker Aces Production, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #50,875 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Driftwood as he is know to he fellow firefighters, his real name is John Trettle met Quinn through Chief a fellow firefighter. From the first meeting he as only seen the real beauty in Quinn. He stands up for her when he hears others put her down. He is kind, caring, compassionate, and protective. Everything a woman could want but Quinn has been avoiding him. He has to work hard to let her know that she can trust him, that he sees her for who she is.
This is a great addition to a series of alpha males and woman with flaws. In Quinn's case her birthmark has been the bane of her existence and she hides from the world preferring to be by herself. She faces ridicule on a daily basis but lately is gotten worse. There is an unknown enemy that is a threat to her and Driftwood will do everything he can to keep her safe with the help of his law enforcement friends. There are some twists and turns in here and some misconceptions about a certain character who is not what he appears.
Quinn is strong and brave just like the women who have come before her in this series. She finds her own strength and finally see herself the way Driftwood does. Ms. Stroker writes these stories in such a way that the reader is drawn in and I find myself caring about these characters as if they are real people. She sheds light on port wine birthmarks in this story and I admire that she draws attention to the fact that society places a huge emphasis on what it thinks a beautiful woman should look like. A woman is more that her flaws, they just makes these characters stronger. Driftwood isn't perfect either but they are perfect for each other in so many ways. This is a sweet story of loving someone and learning to love yourself, port wine birthmark and all. I absolutely loved it and had to finish it all in one day.
This books has everything you could want, love friendship, humor, romance and of course an unknown threat to them. This book made me laugh at times and cry at others. The story is very well written and you won’t be able to put it down. Another great book in this series.
There is intrigue, romance and humor in this story that will keep you entertained. I love the fact that the other characters from this author's series are always present. It helps keep all of her heroes and heroines present so that we can witness what is going on in their lives as well as the new hero and heroine.
I can't wait for Taco's story and for Penelope and Moose to final have their own happily ever after.
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I always enjoy a romance story, I especially love a Susan Stoker romance story. Susan never ceases to amaze me with her talent for bringing to life a beautiful story, full of love, heartache, suspense, and action. She has once again given me two characters I absolutely love. Each had moments where I wanted to bang their heads together, however, deep down I’m a sucker for a couple who are meant to be, and they undoubtable won me over, heart and soul.
At first, I was unsure how the storyline was going to develop, Susan as always keeping the reader on their toes, however, for the first time I did manage to work out some of the plotline that lay ahead. With this said, I wasn’t fully prepared for everything that was revealed. Regardless of this, it did not, in anyway take away from the brilliance of this story, or my enjoyment. It’s another well developed, well written, mind opening, and thought provoking, romance. I love how Susan Stoker has a unique element to each of her stories.
Romance, suspense, action, great storyline, Shelter for Quinn has it all. Although part of the Badge of Honour series, Shelter for Quinn, can be read as a standalone. Personally, to thoroughly enjoy this story, reading the series in order is recommended, and trust me, you will not be disappointed.
The last book in the series finished with Driftwood once again stepping in to defend Quinn, then having given her space and danced around their attraction for months he turns and bluntly states they are now dating! Swoon!
This is where this book starts, having finally built up the confidence to sweep her off her feet he cherishes her and every moment they have together, slowly building her self confidence and showering her with the love her life has been missing. But just as he is finally getting through to her they are targeted by a dangerous cult and it quickly becomes life and death. Can the Badge of Honor Heroes pull together once again to make the save or will the cult claim another victim?
This is an amazing series, each new book is like returning to visit family and like family they welcome you with open arms, another fantastic book and I cannot wait for the next two Shelter for Koren released in July and the book we have all been waiting FOREVER for Shelter for Penelope in October.
Driftwood is adorable and I love how he knew Quinn was for him and fought for her to give him a chance.
Quinn is so strong, and despite her facial birthmark making her a target for both bullying and discriminatory behaviour, this hasn’t changed her into a bitter person, in fact the opposite.
I loved how despite their relationship starting quite early in the story, SS then took the time to build on this and demonstrate relationship challenges, fall outs and forgiveness. More times than not relationships aren’t portrayed in a real manner by authors, so to write “bad days” is a great thing to read strangely enough
But although Quinn has been out with Sophie, to get togethers with the firemen and their wives and girlfriends. She can't believe her friend that John wants to get to know her more as a girlfriend. Even though she has a large birth mark on her face and down her neck.
But finally takes the risk and agrees to go out with him, and in no time at all, she has practically moved in with him
But then John's friend Taco meets a girl and he invites them over for a meal.
This is another cliff hanger story that keeps you reading because you wonder if it will turn out ok.
I highly recommend this book if you've read any of Susan Stoker's books before you will know why! And even if you haven't this might get you hooked like me.
Quinn has a port stain birth mark and has spent her life being stared mad gawked at. John also known as Driftwood has spent an age wanting to be with her. They start out tentatively in a relationship as Quinn has a lot of insecurities but John is more than happy to help bring up her confidence. When religious fliers and cults appear round the town it’s fairly odd but when the real reason for this comes out it’s even more shocking.
It’s a storyline I would never have actually guessed. I thought I had the story and culprits figured out but I was totally wrong. I like it when that happens. Definitly wasn’t a predictable storyline.
I loved Quinn and johns banter - a lot of it actually had me laughing and smiling at it.
I loved the group of friends and made me wish I had a group of my own like that.
I’ve not read all the books in the series but have read quite a few and was nice to hear some familiar names.
If you’ve any sense make sure you read this