Protecting Dakota: Sleeper SEALs Book 1 by Susan Stoker
Date of Publication: September 5, 2017
The Sleeper SEALs, are former U.S. Navy SEALs recruited by a new CIA counter-terror division to handle solo dark ops missions to combat terrorism on U.S. soil.
Dakota James's life has become the stuff of nightmares. The leader of the Ansar al-Shari'a terrorist group has become obsessed with her, determined to take her as his wife. On the run, she'll have to pin her hopes on the retired SEAL charged with finding and stopping Aziz Fourati before he can carry out plans to bomb more US airports.
Recently recruited to join a sleeper SEAL team tasked with fighting terrorism on US soil, Slade "Cutter" Cutsinger, with the help of some Special Forces friends, has located the one woman who can identify the deadly Ansar al-Shari'a leader. That was the easy part. Keeping her safe proves more difficult than anyone ever imagined.
When she and her new friend, Caroline, are kidnapped by the terrorist group, Dakota can only pray Cutter and the SEALs will reach them before they're taken out of the country--and away from Cutter forever.
** Protecting Dakota is a part of the SEAL of Protection Series. It is also in the "Sleeper SEAL" connected series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel, and the series does not have to be read in order.
Protecting Dakota is the first book in The Sleeper SEALS series and is freaking FABULOUS! There is rousing suspense you come to expect with a book from Susan Stoker that is outright exciting! And the romance...sigh-worthy doesn't cover it yet its the one word I can come up with along with completely heart-stopping!
Now with Protecting Dakota we get to see some of our favorite Protecting SEAL characters...including Ice! The romance not only steals your breath but the sex is so much more than just sex. Its the kind of sex that digs into your soul and consumes you and leaves you feeling sappy, sated, and completely loved. That is one reason why I LOVE Susan Stoker's stories! But this one involves a bit older couple. Its not a bad thing at all either. It reinforces love and commitment and when danger comes calling, instead of freaking out, our hero is cool, calm and all about getting his woman back and safely by using logic. He is a VERY worthy hero. Our heroine maybe scared, but with her age comes a knowledge that you can't find too often with the younger generation. She is tough, smart and believes in Cutter. It makes for an AMAZINGLY compelling romance and add in that suspense, danger, and action...it purely sensational!
Protecting Dakota gets a STUNNING FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Its new, its sexy, its perfect and all what you can expect from Miss Stoker!
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.