Shielding Kinley (Delta Team Two, #2)
When Kinley Taylor witnesses what was possibly the last few minutes of a young girl’s life while in Paris, she realizes exactly how alone she is in the world. The only person she has to turn to for help is the one man who she feels is completely out of her league. Gage “Lefty” Haskins liked the personal assistant the first time he met her. And after spending an afternoon in Paris with her, he likes her even more. But when she shows up in Texas, on the run, and desperately in need of help, he’s determined to keep her safe. But the person after Kinley is patient, and determined to get to her no matter who is protecting her. ** Shielding Kinley is the 2nd book in the Delta Team Two Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

Shielding Kinley (Delta Team Two, #2) Details

TitleShielding Kinley (Delta Team Two, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 25th, 2020
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GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, War, Military Fiction, Military Romance, Contemporary

Shielding Kinley (Delta Team Two, #2) Review

  • Ruth Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 2nd installment of Susan Stoker’s Second Delta Force Team. This is the story story of Gage/Lefty and Kinley. This story gripped me right from the beginning. It sucked me in and had me in the edge of my seat the entire time. This author kept me wanting more the entire way through this story. There are various characters from other series which are brought up and some even show up. Throughout the story I has gasps that Susan Stoker couldn’t have done that, some misty moments and even a This is the 2nd installment of Susan Stoker’s Second Delta Force Team. This is the story story of Gage/Lefty and Kinley. This story gripped me right from the beginning. It sucked me in and had me in the edge of my seat the entire time. This author kept me wanting more the entire way through this story. There are various characters from other series which are brought up and some even show up. Throughout the story I has gasps that Susan Stoker couldn’t have done that, some misty moments and even a couple of oh hell no she didn’ts. I laughed at parts too.The ending, OoooooMmmmmmGggggg!!!! I was shocked, gripped, eager to find out how this author wrapped it all up in the neat tidy bow we love and adore. This ending was awesome!! I didn’t see it coming.The epilogue for the next book...HOLY SCHNIKIES!!! I can NOT wait for Brain and Aspens book!!’This narrator was good. I forgot Susan had gotten another narrator, but was pleasantly pleased with how well she did. This is my 2nd story with this narrator. I’d listen to more by her.What are you waiting for??Go one click this story right now, I’ll wait. No, now. Waiting... You will NOT be disappointed by this story!!!
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  • Anja
    January 1, 1970
    Whew, that is by far the most suspensful and thrilling book I have read from this author and I've read all the books.... Anyway. The story is quite fast paced - they're just headed back from Paris and "Boom" Kinley's on the run for her life - uncoordinated at first but then straight to Texas and Lefty. Well, I guess Kinley had to suffer even more than Caroline (Protecting Caroline) had back in the day. A very, very intense story, that will leave you not just a little astonished for what the body Whew, that is by far the most suspensful and thrilling book I have read from this author and I've read all the books.... Anyway. The story is quite fast paced - they're just headed back from Paris and "Boom" Kinley's on the run for her life - uncoordinated at first but then straight to Texas and Lefty. Well, I guess Kinley had to suffer even more than Caroline (Protecting Caroline) had back in the day. A very, very intense story, that will leave you not just a little astonished for what the body can endure and the soul/heart can take. And big, bad Delta Lefty being all mushy-mushy just shows he's only human too. Best book ever. Well, not quite, because all of Susans books are amazing. And even Tex re-appears. Wonderful!
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    good story and narration(Audio copy)Overall 5 stars; Performance 5 stars; Story 4 starsAbsolutely loving Virginia Rose as the narrator! Fabulous job and want to listen to more from her. The story took a surprising turn that I was not expecting - excellent! I did find this one had more romance than action but again very PG-rated with the heat level, not sure if it's always been that way with this author's books.While Kinley is not my go-to heroine in books, I liked her.Talk about a teaser for the good story and narration(Audio copy)Overall 5 stars; Performance 5 stars; Story 4 starsAbsolutely loving Virginia Rose as the narrator! Fabulous job and want to listen to more from her. The story took a surprising turn that I was not expecting - excellent! I did find this one had more romance than action but again very PG-rated with the heat level, not sure if it's always been that way with this author's books.While Kinley is not my go-to heroine in books, I liked her.Talk about a teaser for the next book(s) - I'm hooked.
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  • Donna Ferriola
    January 1, 1970
    Shielding Kinley- Delta Team Two book 2This was a suspenseful action packed romance as Gage fromTeam Delta once again connects with Kinley who is the assistant to a politician, Brown while in Paris at a conference. He asks Kinley to spend the day with him exploring the sights of Paris and they had an fabulous time. Back at her hotel room in the dark she looked out the window and saw Ambassador Stryker pulling a young girl into his limo and Kinsley noticed she had red heels on. The Ambass. had sp Shielding Kinley- Delta Team Two book 2This was a suspenseful action packed romance as Gage fromTeam Delta once again connects with Kinley who is the assistant to a politician, Brown while in Paris at a conference. He asks Kinley to spend the day with him exploring the sights of Paris and they had an fabulous time. Back at her hotel room in the dark she looked out the window and saw Ambassador Stryker pulling a young girl into his limo and Kinsley noticed she had red heels on. The Ambass. had spent the night with Brown her boss so she thought it was odd he was dragging this girl into his car. The next morning on the news they found this girl's body and she had her red shoes on. They mentioned that is was the work of a serial killer and Kinley knew it was Stryker. She mentioned it to her boss because they had been together and he said he knew nothing about it and she had to be wrong. When they got back in the states Kinley went to go to work and found out she was no longer employed and was fired by breaking the law by releasing her bosses itinary in an email to people which she did not do. She was escorted out of the building and as she was going home someone tried to push her on the train tracks but she caught her balance but lost everything that was in her arms. Now she knew someone was out to kill her because of what she had seen. She packed a bag, left a note for her landlord, withdrew money and promptly left town. This is where her adventure begins as she drives aimlessly until she decides to turn to Gage for help. Unfortunately they were on a mission but Gillian, one of Gage' s teammate Triggers girl took her in and feed her and let her clean up. Gage had mentioned Kinley to them so she was happy to help. When Gage got back they could not find Kinley and when they did she was sick and in her car. This is where their romance begins as he nurses her back to health so that she can talk to the FBI and relay what she saw. Cruz was their FBI agent in charge of her case so she could testify against Brown and Stryker who was still in Paris. How everything works out makes for an amazing story as they fall in love and Kinley sacrifices everything to keep him safe. It was amazing how these pedophiles meet their end and Gage and Kinley get their happily ever after
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  • Sarah Light
    January 1, 1970
    Shielding Kinley is the second in Susan Stokers Delta Team 2 series, and it's heartwarming perfect!Now, as a die hard Susan fan, I personally recommend reading the first book before reading Kinley, but the book can be read as a standalone. -but why miss out on all that goodness!- Kinley is a loner, raised in the foster system, in crappy home after crappy home, she has learned to keep her head down and hustle. She has learned to be independent and hardworking, Kinley likes her time to herself and Shielding Kinley is the second in Susan Stokers Delta Team 2 series, and it's heartwarming perfect!Now, as a die hard Susan fan, I personally recommend reading the first book before reading Kinley, but the book can be read as a standalone. -but why miss out on all that goodness!- Kinley is a loner, raised in the foster system, in crappy home after crappy home, she has learned to keep her head down and hustle. She has learned to be independent and hardworking, Kinley likes her time to herself and doesn't much care to socialize, but when Gage "Lefty" Haskins takes a interest in her....things change. After sharing a special time together in Paris, Gage comes to mean a lot to her, so when she sees something she's not suppose to on her last night in France, and her world comes crashing down around her... Gage is who she turns to to make it all better. Lefty is Delta, and that means he's over the top in his protection of those that mean something to him, and that now includes Kinley. After meeting her in Africa, then again in France, Gage is determined to explore their connection. Kinley is different though, she's so shy she doesn't know what to think of the big bad Delta taking an interest in her. After blowing him off what he thinks is twice, he is ready to give up. Until she ends up on his doorstep, sick, scared out of her mind and in need of one thing. Him.Follow Gage, Kinley and the rest of Delta Team 2 as they dig into the mystery of what Kinley saw and the connection between them. Hot digity! I always get so excited when new books come out, but Susan's books are in a category of their own. My favorite parts of her stories are always reading how vulnerable the big baddies are. Sure they are out saving the world, getting shot at and saving people, but they are human too. Susan always shows a side of her characters that are so relatable, they are real people, just like any of us. As always, 5 out of 5 stars from me!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    for the audio - Shielding Kinley is one of those listens that you can do while easily doing other things. It will keep you listening. It had good detailing introducing Kinley and Gage, then the situation before throwing the danger in. There is really good buy in to the story and characters. I thought it was sweet that Gage already called Kinley by Kins from the very start. She was so introverted and admitted to herself that she just didn’t know how to interact. Kinley was amazing in her strength for the audio - Shielding Kinley is one of those listens that you can do while easily doing other things. It will keep you listening. It had good detailing introducing Kinley and Gage, then the situation before throwing the danger in. There is really good buy in to the story and characters. I thought it was sweet that Gage already called Kinley by Kins from the very start. She was so introverted and admitted to herself that she just didn’t know how to interact. Kinley was amazing in her strength. The story didn’t pull any punches in how smart Kinley was about her situations or saving her from danger at the last moment. I appreciated the reality of everything. Virgina Rose did a great job bringing the story to life. She blended all of the voices together smoothly. She was able to voice Gage without being over the top. None of the male voices sounded girly. I could always tell who was talking. She was able to bring the tension and emotion forward when it was called for. I enjoyed listening to Ms. Rose narrator. While this is part of a series, it is a stand alone. A lot of the guys names get thrown in at the start, but it’s not necessary to really pay attention to them. I do get a kick out of the cameo appearance by Tex in all of the books. Shielding Kinley doesn’t disappoint.
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  • Michelle Mendes
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!! Loved this Audiobook/book!! 5⭐️ All the way!!OMG….I loved Shielding Kinley. As always, Susan Stoker, author, was able to write a military romance that causes one to feel so many emotions. From crying to laughing and back again. It is just one of the reasons that Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors and is the main reason I love military romances. If you like MC or Military romances you will love this book. Says MC because the military teams that Susan writes about have the brotherhoo OMG!! Loved this Audiobook/book!! 5⭐️ All the way!!OMG….I loved Shielding Kinley. As always, Susan Stoker, author, was able to write a military romance that causes one to feel so many emotions. From crying to laughing and back again. It is just one of the reasons that Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors and is the main reason I love military romances. If you like MC or Military romances you will love this book. Says MC because the military teams that Susan writes about have the brotherhood, alpha men, protective, and honor just like the great MC romances that I love too. Shielding Kinley is part of a series and can be read or listened to as a stand alone but you will get so much more if you read or listen to it as a series so you can get to know each person on Gage’s Delta Team and make it a more enriching experience. I love listening to Shielding Kinley because audiobooks with the right narrators can really bring it to life. The narrators for Shielding Kinley did an excellent job. As always the sex scenes are out of this world 🔥💥. This book/audiobook has it all….emotions, action, alpha men who are protective, confident, treat each as family and inspires loyalty and honor as well. Highly and I mean highly recommend this book/audiobook.
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  • Amanda Zook
    January 1, 1970
    Introverts unite!About time we meet a character who's idea of a good time is curling up with a book but still has a spine of steel. Kinley is exactly that. More comfortable alone in her own skin, Kinley is forced out of her comfort zone after she witnesses a young girls last moments alive. On the run, she soon realizes the only one she can trust is the Delta Force man she's previously ghosted never being able to understand why he's ever want to be friends with her weird self. Of course, Lefty dr Introverts unite!About time we meet a character who's idea of a good time is curling up with a book but still has a spine of steel. Kinley is exactly that. More comfortable alone in her own skin, Kinley is forced out of her comfort zone after she witnesses a young girls last moments alive. On the run, she soon realizes the only one she can trust is the Delta Force man she's previously ghosted never being able to understand why he's ever want to be friends with her weird self. Of course, Lefty drops everything to help keep the woman he can't get out of his head safe. But soon, everything they've done to try to keep her safe from the hitman fail as she's abducted and nearly killed. But Kinley find her inner strenght and her will to survive is strong thanks in part to Lefty's love. But then she has to make an agonizing sacrifice to keep her man and new friends safe. Susan Stokes has successfully done it again and written a story that will take you on a gamut of all the feelings. As an avid reader who's completely content to sit quietly with a good book, I can completely identify with Kinley a fellow kindred spirit. Knowing that Kinley can find someone to love her for all her quirks gives us introverts hope.
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  • Tammy Moldovan
    January 1, 1970
    I love Susan Stoker’s stories and Shielding Kinley is one of her best. We have Gage/Lefty the super alpha Delta Force soldier who is disappointed that after feeling a strong connection with Kinley she ghosts him. His desire to connect with her even if it’s just to be friends gives you all the feels. Despite this being a military romance, there are no damsels in distress in this book, Kinley is a force to be reckoned with just as much as Gage is. Kinley has had a hard, lonely life before she meet I love Susan Stoker’s stories and Shielding Kinley is one of her best. We have Gage/Lefty the super alpha Delta Force soldier who is disappointed that after feeling a strong connection with Kinley she ghosts him. His desire to connect with her even if it’s just to be friends gives you all the feels. Despite this being a military romance, there are no damsels in distress in this book, Kinley is a force to be reckoned with just as much as Gage is. Kinley has had a hard, lonely life before she meets Gage and his team and does not feel worthy of love. But when Kinley’s life is in danger after seeing a high powered politician with a murderer victim the night she is killed, she seeks out Gage to help her contact the right people to share what she’s seen. This book has a little bit of everything just like you’d expect from a Susan Stoker story - sweet moments, strong friendships, fan your face sexy times, real life issues, imperfect characters, dangerous high stress situations, and so much love. With Shielding Kinley, book two in the Delta Two series, Susan Stoker once again proves she’s a fantastic storyteller.
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  • Whispers From
    January 1, 1970
    Kinley and GageKinley is an assistant to a D. C. politician and was an orphan. She’s an introvert and has no friends and would be happy staying home reading. She meets Gage/Lefty is Africa while his team is protecting a politician. Gage is on a Delta Force team and feels a connection to Kinley. She ghosts him after saying they would keep in touch, thinking she made more out of connection. Gage meets up with her in Paris and she explains why she didn’t return his messages. Kinley sees a girl with Kinley and GageKinley is an assistant to a D. C. politician and was an orphan. She’s an introvert and has no friends and would be happy staying home reading. She meets Gage/Lefty is Africa while his team is protecting a politician. Gage is on a Delta Force team and feels a connection to Kinley. She ghosts him after saying they would keep in touch, thinking she made more out of connection. Gage meets up with her in Paris and she explains why she didn’t return his messages. Kinley sees a girl with her boss’s friend ( the French Ambassador ) and when she returns home finds out the girl was killed. She tells her boss who then talks to his friend and they set her up for treason. She’s fired and pushed and almost hit by a train. Kinley has no one to turn to but Gage and she heads to Texas to see him. Gage believes Kinley and promises to protect her. But when Kinley is taken, can Gage save her before the assassin kills her?Action, suspense and romance. Kinley has never been loved and is afraid of getting hurt. An excellent story that will grab you from the very first page. Sometimes strength shows up when you least expect it to.
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    I liked that at the start that Lefty too the time to talk to Kinley, to let her know that he was serious about wanting to get to know her, yet he wasn't in your face about it. The time they spent in Paris was great!Later when Kinley needed help I was glad that she ran to Lefty, glad that they all stepped up to help. I hated that she was taken and how she was hurt. Her crawl to freedom was painful to listen to, but she did it. Even the aftermath was good and bad. Good in that Kinley learned she h I liked that at the start that Lefty too the time to talk to Kinley, to let her know that he was serious about wanting to get to know her, yet he wasn't in your face about it. The time they spent in Paris was great!Later when Kinley needed help I was glad that she ran to Lefty, glad that they all stepped up to help. I hated that she was taken and how she was hurt. Her crawl to freedom was painful to listen to, but she did it. Even the aftermath was good and bad. Good in that Kinley learned she had a whole lot of people surrounding her, rooting for her to get better, but bad that she did the noble thing to leave them behind. That was so hard for everyone. Even when Lefty knew things were ending, it was a bit bittersweet. He knew she was testifying, but she still wasn't around him, but he knew from friends that she was doing good. When Kinley walked into the bar, that was great, I could just see it happening in my mind and was happy that these two finally found each other again!
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    She needs you!There is no hero quite like a Susan Stoker hero and Gage doesn't disappoint, he is a growly, protective Alpha whilst also being respectful, supportive and proud of his woman. 'Swoon' we are ruined for all 'real life' men!Kinley may have spent her life alone but no more, once Gage claims her she has more friends and family than she could ever imagine. Gage is everything she needs, my heart exploded when he says to her 'I believe you and believe in you', no one has ever taken the tim She needs you!There is no hero quite like a Susan Stoker hero and Gage doesn't disappoint, he is a growly, protective Alpha whilst also being respectful, supportive and proud of his woman. 'Swoon' we are ruined for all 'real life' men!Kinley may have spent her life alone but no more, once Gage claims her she has more friends and family than she could ever imagine. Gage is everything she needs, my heart exploded when he says to her 'I believe you and believe in you', no one has ever taken the time to listen to her before.Unsurprisingly I cried (again) when Kinley makes her heart wrenching decision, especially when Gage cries too, but I am excited to hear Delta Team 3 are getting their own books in the Operation Alpha World and all five are released together on 15th September on Kindle Unlimited. I am also looking forward to Brain's book in October, I think Aspen may just be as smart as Brain is- let the games begin!
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  • Angela H
    January 1, 1970
    Another awesome storyWow to say that Kinley is a strong petite woman is an under statement. She survived many foster homes growing up, then puts herself through college and becomes an administrative assistant to a despicable and thoroughly disgusting politician and has to endure his never ending rudeness, is just more proof of her being a strong young lady,and then she witnesses a murder of and under age girl while in Paris with her boss. After returning home she then soon realizes that her boss Another awesome storyWow to say that Kinley is a strong petite woman is an under statement. She survived many foster homes growing up, then puts herself through college and becomes an administrative assistant to a despicable and thoroughly disgusting politician and has to endure his never ending rudeness, is just more proof of her being a strong young lady,and then she witnesses a murder of and under age girl while in Paris with her boss. After returning home she then soon realizes that her boss and the Ambassador of France were responsible for the girls and possibly other murders as well,, so she travels to Texas for help from Gage/Lefty for protection,and then sadly gets kidnapped and beaten. She soon decides to go into WITSEC so none of her newfound friends get hurt. Not going to elaborate further, because I don't want to give away any spoilers. Just another great story written by none other than Susan Stoker.Happy reading.
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  • zt_book_romance
    January 1, 1970
    Susan Stoker does it again with Shielding Kinley. The story between Gage "Lefty" Haskins and Kinley Taylor is exciting. Kinley and Gage meet in Africa, and Kinley's upbringing makes her extremely anxious/self-doubting, and she doesn't answer Gage when he reaches out. They meet again by chance in France, and Kinley feels that same spark she felt the first time, and vows to reply. Circumstances that happen make that impossible until Kinley makes her way to Gage's house. There aren't a lot of twist Susan Stoker does it again with Shielding Kinley. The story between Gage "Lefty" Haskins and Kinley Taylor is exciting. Kinley and Gage meet in Africa, and Kinley's upbringing makes her extremely anxious/self-doubting, and she doesn't answer Gage when he reaches out. They meet again by chance in France, and Kinley feels that same spark she felt the first time, and vows to reply. Circumstances that happen make that impossible until Kinley makes her way to Gage's house. There aren't a lot of twists in this book like we sometimes see in a Stoker book, but the way everything played out was organic and a nice change of pace. There are parts that will gut you, and parts that you will love. But their HEA is worth every sentence, and moment they are apart. If you haven't read anything by Susan Stoker, do it now. This is book two of the Delta Team Two Series, and you do not have to read the first one, but why wouldn't you want to meet Trigger and Gillian.
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  • Lisa Gibbs
    January 1, 1970
    This story made me laugh and cry and it it wasn't pretty! Ms. Stroker has the ability to draw the reader in and feel things about her characters that draw out such emotion. Her heroines are always strong, stronger then they themselves believe. Kinley Taylor is an amazing character who had gone through so much at an early age that is toughened her up for what was to come. Gage or Lefty as he is known to his Delta team is amazing as well although he had a "normal" childhood. He is patient and kind This story made me laugh and cry and it it wasn't pretty! Ms. Stroker has the ability to draw the reader in and feel things about her characters that draw out such emotion. Her heroines are always strong, stronger then they themselves believe. Kinley Taylor is an amazing character who had gone through so much at an early age that is toughened her up for what was to come. Gage or Lefty as he is known to his Delta team is amazing as well although he had a "normal" childhood. He is patient and kind and your heart will break for him. You can't help but to feel for these two remarkable characters. The saying "Fight Like a Girl" that appeared in another series of Ms. Stroker's certainly applies to Kinley. I also kept yelling in my head, "Call Tex! Where is Tex?" He is in the book, don't worry. This book really touched me and well that is what a great writer does. This was a gripping story that I didn't want to put down. Ms. Stoker has done it again.
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  • Dawn Herrera
    January 1, 1970
    Shielding Kinley is book 2 in the Delta Team Two series, I found it to be suspenseful, full of action and danger and definitely some great friendships with some chemistry. I loved this book probably a bit more then book 1, the character were well developed in my personal opinion and easy to like. The thing about Susan Stoker books is that they are a great was to escape everyday stresses and just enjoy a great story. Gage "Lefty" Haskins is a Delta Force soldier who was intrigued by the young wom Shielding Kinley is book 2 in the Delta Team Two series, I found it to be suspenseful, full of action and danger and definitely some great friendships with some chemistry. I loved this book probably a bit more then book 1, the character were well developed in my personal opinion and easy to like. The thing about Susan Stoker books is that they are a great was to escape everyday stresses and just enjoy a great story. Gage "Lefty" Haskins is a Delta Force soldier who was intrigued by the young woman he met at his last assignment some months earlier, they exchanged emails and numbers to keep in contact but when he never hears from her he is disappointed. Kinley Taylor is shocked and a bit embarrassed to see the handsome soldier Gage again because of her insecurities she never answered his emails, but she is determined to rectify the situation. This is the beginning of a great book that will also tug at your heartstrings. I absolutely loved this book and I highly recommend it.
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  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    Book 2 is here and Susan hits another one out of the park. First off, if you haven't read any of her books yet grab book 1, turn off your phone, grab a box of tissues and don't plan to go anywhere for awhile. Lefty is ghosted by Kinley not once, but twice and he's starting to think the chemistry was all on his side when he finds out she made the trip from DC to Texas seeking him out. Kinley had a childhood that made her think she was unloveable and couldn't possibly be wanted as she is. When Lef Book 2 is here and Susan hits another one out of the park. First off, if you haven't read any of her books yet grab book 1, turn off your phone, grab a box of tissues and don't plan to go anywhere for awhile. Lefty is ghosted by Kinley not once, but twice and he's starting to think the chemistry was all on his side when he finds out she made the trip from DC to Texas seeking him out. Kinley had a childhood that made her think she was unloveable and couldn't possibly be wanted as she is. When Lefty shows he's interested in Africa and again in France she doesn't think he could truly want her. But when someone tries to kill her, he's the first and only person she thinks to turn to. I love Susan's books, the characters are so real, the action is intriguing and I flipping cry in almost every one (I know, that's not necessarily a positive lol)
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  • Gina wooldridge
    January 1, 1970
    Shielding Kinley is the second book in the Delta Team Two series and it was a page turner. It’s a slow burn romance and paced just right to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can’t help but fall in love with Kinley because of her strength and determination and hope right along with her that she gets the love she deserves finally. Just the first thought of big bad alpha men sitting around discussing reasons to get Kinley out of work is hilarious. I got a side eye from my sister when I laugh Shielding Kinley is the second book in the Delta Team Two series and it was a page turner. It’s a slow burn romance and paced just right to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can’t help but fall in love with Kinley because of her strength and determination and hope right along with her that she gets the love she deserves finally. Just the first thought of big bad alpha men sitting around discussing reasons to get Kinley out of work is hilarious. I got a side eye from my sister when I laughed out loud at the conversation between Kinley and Gage’s mom. Another hit series great narrator and intense and lighthearted story from one of my go to authors, can’t wait for Shielding Aspen .
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  • S.M.M.
    January 1, 1970
    I mean... if you're reading this book, I'm fairly confident that you have some idea of what you're getting into with a Susan Stoker book. Cheesy dialogue, straightforward, predictable plot, sexy times, and an epilogue that leads you into the next book in the series. Take a shot every time the heroine is described as "quirky" or "different" at the risk of alcohol poisoning.I will say, I was a bit thrown off by the mention of COVID as "that coronavirus thing" that could get someone quarantined. Wh I mean... if you're reading this book, I'm fairly confident that you have some idea of what you're getting into with a Susan Stoker book. Cheesy dialogue, straightforward, predictable plot, sexy times, and an epilogue that leads you into the next book in the series. Take a shot every time the heroine is described as "quirky" or "different" at the risk of alcohol poisoning.I will say, I was a bit thrown off by the mention of COVID as "that coronavirus thing" that could get someone quarantined. When was this written? Was this thrown in as a nod to current events? Because I gotta be honest, I'd rather it have not been there at all. It was mentioned as something that existed but then nothing was done about how our lives have changed. Jarring and unnecessary.
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  • Raina
    January 1, 1970
    Kinley is an assistant to a political figure and met Gage "Lefty" in Africa when he and his team were on assignment there. After she ghosted him once, they met again in Paris and that's when their relationship starts developing. Things get more interesting when she is a star witness to a murder that ties the crime to her boss. And who does she ask for help when she is on the run...GAGE!!!This book does not disappoint. I couldn't put the book down. I love how Kinley and Gage's relationship develo Kinley is an assistant to a political figure and met Gage "Lefty" in Africa when he and his team were on assignment there. After she ghosted him once, they met again in Paris and that's when their relationship starts developing. Things get more interesting when she is a star witness to a murder that ties the crime to her boss. And who does she ask for help when she is on the run...GAGE!!!This book does not disappoint. I couldn't put the book down. I love how Kinley and Gage's relationship develops throughout the story. Kinley is very relatable and is a shy, strong, and independent woman. Gage is a very patient man and tries his best to understand why Kinley is the way she is. These two make a lovely pair!
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  • Brenda Gibbons
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Awesome Story and Narrator! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Audiobook Review 🎧I am a huge fan of Susan Stoker and this book is another hit! I loved the way Kinley learned to open up and love after being with Gage and what a strong woman she was. I love Gage because he was so patient and loving with her. The other characters in the story were great too. This was an awesome story with lots of friendship, action and love! I can't wait until the next book to hear Brain's story and meet with these friends again! Virginia Wow! Awesome Story and Narrator! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Audiobook Review 🎧I am a huge fan of Susan Stoker and this book is another hit! I loved the way Kinley learned to open up and love after being with Gage and what a strong woman she was. I love Gage because he was so patient and loving with her. The other characters in the story were great too. This was an awesome story with lots of friendship, action and love! I can't wait until the next book to hear Brain's story and meet with these friends again! Virginia Rose's narration was awesome! Her male voice is incredible! You would think that there is a male and female narrator reading the book. I would highly recommend this book!
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Kinley & Gage (Lefty) have a sweet, necessarily slow burn connection that I highly enjoyed! She's had a rough go of it, and Gage is determined to show her that she is worthy of friendship & of love. Great message! I loved seeing the guys interacting, Kinley getting to know Gillian & her group of friends, being introduced to Devyn, and the chemistry & honesty between Gage & Kinley. There's definitely some steam, and of course the Susan Stoker classic suspense. LOVE LOVE LOVE ... this one part I c Kinley & Gage (Lefty) have a sweet, necessarily slow burn connection that I highly enjoyed! She's had a rough go of it, and Gage is determined to show her that she is worthy of friendship & of love. Great message! I loved seeing the guys interacting, Kinley getting to know Gillian & her group of friends, being introduced to Devyn, and the chemistry & honesty between Gage & Kinley. There's definitely some steam, and of course the Susan Stoker classic suspense. LOVE LOVE LOVE ... this one part I can't talk about bc spoilers. ; ) The tease at the end for Shielding Aspen was intriguing & fun, too!! : )
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a mess😭OMG, Shielding Kinley is finally here and it was SOOOOOOOO GOOD❣️Kinley is working for a politician who travels frequently when Kinley witnesses an event, she probably shouldn’t have. She reaches out to him and suddenly her life is spiralling out of control😳Now she’s convinced someone is trying to kill her and the only person she can think of to help her, is Gage, the one man who finally SAW her, and the man she ghosted - not once but twice😱This story was amazing as were the character I’m a mess😭OMG, Shielding Kinley is finally here and it was SOOOOOOOO GOOD❣️Kinley is working for a politician who travels frequently when Kinley witnesses an event, she probably shouldn’t have. She reaches out to him and suddenly her life is spiralling out of control😳Now she’s convinced someone is trying to kill her and the only person she can think of to help her, is Gage, the one man who finally SAW her, and the man she ghosted - not once but twice😱This story was amazing as were the characters😍 I’m super excited to read Brain’s story next and I’m so happy that Gage and Kinley got their story too❤️
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  • Marcia
    January 1, 1970
    One thing that's consistent of Ms. Stoker's books is how quickly the story pulls you in. From the get go, the reading is so easy and smooth.. the storytelling done so well it's really difficult to put down. Lucky me, I was able to finish this with minor interruptions through the day haha. There were some parts of Kinley's personality that I could relate to and that made me like her character in even more. I loved that with each of these stories (i.e. Gillian and Trigger, other SEAL, Delta series One thing that's consistent of Ms. Stoker's books is how quickly the story pulls you in. From the get go, the reading is so easy and smooth.. the storytelling done so well it's really difficult to put down. Lucky me, I was able to finish this with minor interruptions through the day haha. There were some parts of Kinley's personality that I could relate to and that made me like her character in even more. I loved that with each of these stories (i.e. Gillian and Trigger, other SEAL, Delta series) it truly is a building of a relationship. It's organic, believable, and makes it that much sweeter. I truly enjoyed this story and would highly recommend it.
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  • Vicky
    January 1, 1970
    This, for me, was a classic Susan Stoker. An immersive and enthralling read from start to finish.It was exactly what I wanted to read. The characters were spot-on, the plot believable & the developing relationship... perfect. Loved Gage's mum too... she was lovely! Being picky, I would've liked a little more resolution and clarification as to what happened with the villains of the piece ( I mean, obvs I know what was written... but more about the investigation... and there must've been other peo This, for me, was a classic Susan Stoker. An immersive and enthralling read from start to finish.It was exactly what I wanted to read. The characters were spot-on, the plot believable & the developing relationship... perfect. Loved Gage's mum too... she was lovely! Being picky, I would've liked a little more resolution and clarification as to what happened with the villains of the piece ( I mean, obvs I know what was written... but more about the investigation... and there must've been other people who knew... ).And Tex... Tex... the busiest man in the world... surely??!! Love him to bits.Am so looking forward to Brain's story. Loved loved loved the set-up.
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  • Bronwyn Parry
    January 1, 1970
    Different A slower, less intense book from Susan Stoker. No less well written but there is a different feel to this story. Our heroine is one of the stronger ladies of all the many series and our hero softer but no less alpha for it. The story is slower moving than most of the others but still very intense and in some parts will bring tears. I will be honest, I struggled a little at the start. Not because I wasn't enjoying it, I just kept expecting the story to amp up. Once I realised it was a l Different A slower, less intense book from Susan Stoker. No less well written but there is a different feel to this story. Our heroine is one of the stronger ladies of all the many series and our hero softer but no less alpha for it. The story is slower moving than most of the others but still very intense and in some parts will bring tears. I will be honest, I struggled a little at the start. Not because I wasn't enjoying it, I just kept expecting the story to amp up. Once I realised it was a little different, I went with it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I do highly recommend it.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Kinley & LeftyEvery time I think Susan Stoker’s books can’t get any more awesome, she writes one that is even better! Wow! I think I went through the entire emotional roadmap with Shielding Kinley. Lefty & Kinley met in Africa while his Delta team was providing protection, and he wanted to keep in touch, but she ghosted him. So this time, in Paris, he makes sure to talk to her about it, and they seem to be on the same page. But folks, this IS a Susan Stoker book, so you know it can’t be that eas Kinley & LeftyEvery time I think Susan Stoker’s books can’t get any more awesome, she writes one that is even better! Wow! I think I went through the entire emotional roadmap with Shielding Kinley. Lefty & Kinley met in Africa while his Delta team was providing protection, and he wanted to keep in touch, but she ghosted him. So this time, in Paris, he makes sure to talk to her about it, and they seem to be on the same page. But folks, this IS a Susan Stoker book, so you know it can’t be that easy. And the path Susan take them on is not only exciting, but at times heart wrenching, and oh so totally worth the read.
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  • LaTonja
    January 1, 1970
    Kinley and Gage "Lefty" met once in Africa, but their connection was undeniable. With hopes that maybe they could connect in the future Lefty gave her his number and texted her repeatedly. Kinley's past made her apprehensive about this strong protective man. She talked herself out if talking to him. After months, they meet again. Lefty wasn't letting her go. This book is amazing. We watch Kinley become strong and trusting. She now has been witness to a crime and needs to learn to trust and rely Kinley and Gage "Lefty" met once in Africa, but their connection was undeniable. With hopes that maybe they could connect in the future Lefty gave her his number and texted her repeatedly. Kinley's past made her apprehensive about this strong protective man. She talked herself out if talking to him. After months, they meet again. Lefty wasn't letting her go. This book is amazing. We watch Kinley become strong and trusting. She now has been witness to a crime and needs to learn to trust and rely on others. Lefty and his team and Delta 3 have her back. If you want a book that is full of danger, love, loyalty, and mystery THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    SHIELDING KINLEY by Susan Stoker. This tells the tale of Kinley and Gage. It takes some time for these two to finally connect but when they did, it was beautiful. They seem to be a perfect couple. I adored Gage - he's Delta, uber sexy and really sweet, at least with Kinley. He was very patient with her as she worked through some issues. I loved his relationship with his mom (and I loved his mom!). Kinley grew up all alone and never truly learned to trust others. I have to say, this did wear on m SHIELDING KINLEY by Susan Stoker. This tells the tale of Kinley and Gage. It takes some time for these two to finally connect but when they did, it was beautiful. They seem to be a perfect couple. I adored Gage - he's Delta, uber sexy and really sweet, at least with Kinley. He was very patient with her as she worked through some issues. I loved his relationship with his mom (and I loved his mom!). Kinley grew up all alone and never truly learned to trust others. I have to say, this did wear on mea bit. I liked her but had a hard time loving her. I wanted her to believe in herself and her worth! The story is filled with bad villains (the evil kind Ms. Stoker is known for), action, suspense, heartbreak and love. This was a wonderful addition to this series and I look forward to the next one!
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  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    Exceptional. Delta Team Two Book 2 Gage (Lefty) and Kinley’s story. A mutual attraction that came in the initial meeting in Africa that both felt but due to how Kinley grew up she pushed away. A 2nd meeting in Paris begins with a tentative romance and then leading to intrigue that follows Kinley back to the US and an usual push back from Gage. Ultimately Kinley ends up in Texas and our story continues to build with love, suspense, and a true story of determination to stay alive. You will be amaz Exceptional. Delta Team Two Book 2 Gage (Lefty) and Kinley’s story. A mutual attraction that came in the initial meeting in Africa that both felt but due to how Kinley grew up she pushed away. A 2nd meeting in Paris begins with a tentative romance and then leading to intrigue that follows Kinley back to the US and an usual push back from Gage. Ultimately Kinley ends up in Texas and our story continues to build with love, suspense, and a true story of determination to stay alive. You will be amazed at how this story builds to its final confrontations and ending. Well done Susan.
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