The End We Start From oUsan Stoker fan So excited doesn t even begin to describe my feelings for this book Especially because it s the last book in the Mountain Mercenaries series AKA Rex s story But I have to be honest after I finished the book I needed a few days to ruminate before writing this review Rumination done Now for my reviewAs I said this is the final book in the Mountain Mercenaries series Rex s story And if you ve read this series you know that Susan has teased us A LOT about Rex He was the mysterious leaderf this motley band Wiener Rathausbuch of heroes We all speculatedn who he was and felt for his plight Knowing that he had been searching for his missing wife for a decadesighwas just heartbreaking So anticipation for this book and the conclusion to his story was HIGHDefending Raven was exuisite The depth H.K., tome 3 : Balaena Nn of feels for this book is ginormous Tissues were used Heartstrings are tugged And anger is felt Angern Rex s behalf for the anguish he has gone through searching for his wife Anger Escaping Dreamland on Raven s behalf for the horror and pain she has suffered As a reader even knowing that these are just characters in a book I want justice Retribution For them to doleut punishment to those who have done them wrong And although you do get some The Ancient Mysteries of Melchizedek Revised Edition (Nabi Moshe Y. Lewis) (Ancient Mysteries of Melchizedek) (Ancient Mysteries of Melchizedek) of this I felt that it wasn t enough Hence my rumination And it was enlightening This book is about so much than revenge It s about reconnecting It s about unconditional love It s about friendship and family Ms Stoker takes the readern an incredible journey and shows us that with unspeakable injustice comes compassion and integrity Rex WANTS to burn the world and avenge the atrocities that his wife has endured He wants to make the enemy pay but instead he realizes that he needs to put aside these feelings and support his wife To help her move forward and make each day better To show her that 10 years is a drop in the bucket and his love is still as strong and deep as the day he met herRaven has lived with unspeakable horrors for 10 years But she is than the horrors that were forced upon her She has picked herself up and made herself stronger With the appearance f her husband her very world has been rocked Although she doubts that he will be able to handle what she has been through she can t change her past r who she has becomeDefending Raven is love Honor Commitment In a world where chaos reigns it s a beacon to show us that doing what s RIGHT though harder is what each f us needs to do Take the time to read this book It s so much than a romance read You won t be disappointed You will be enlightened Typical SS bookMarried couple are separated for ten years and Hero hasn t been with anyone elsePossible triggersNo intimate scenes ther than the Hero and heroine but the heroi triggersNo intimate scenes Good Manners and Right Conduct Book One other than the Hero and heroine but the heroi devoured Defending Raven by Susan Stoker all inne night and loved it so much I believe this is her best series finale book night and loved it so much I believe this is her best series finale book and she s had some pretty amazing nes The storytelling in this book was amazing and beautifully written with all the feels Raven was a true heroine who survived the most horrific
things ever and still showed so much love and compassion to thers And there s Rex who never stopped ever and still showed so much love and compassion to thers And there s Rex who never stopped for Raven for 10 years and really showed how much f a hero he is in every way totally swoon worthy Their love story is The Vanishing GateThe Imposter Ghost Park one that will capture your heart and I highly recommend this book I m already looking forward to reading this book again The Mountain Mercenaries series isne Unwanted Their Shifter Academy of my top favoritesf Susan s ACE Security being the The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet & other and the series as a whole has been an amazing emotional adventure and I am so sad to see it end However I am also happy to finally findut who the elusive Rex the boss man is and see him finally after so long get his happy ending But boy Temptation oh boy the gut wrenching turmoil and devastation he has to face along the way is a killer To me I think thisne was the most. S sisters and children Now Rex and his fearless team are following a lead to Lima Peru where the rescue peration is greater than they imaginedA day at a time That’s been Raven’s motto for a decade Once held captive by an elusive sex trafficker she has an indomitable will to survive But Raven’s not ready to leave Peru She ca. .
This is not always an easy read but man is it good Fast paced compelling suspenseful filled with danger and deeply emotional it s a story that hooked me from the first page and refused emotional it s a story that hooked me from the first page and refused let go What happens to these characters broke my heart but kudos to the author for extending the epilogue far enough into the future to allow readers to witness their realistic healing and eventual happiness A fitting conclusion to what has been a terrific series Defending Raven is a testament to the strength f the human spirit and the power Los Angeles Noir of love I ve been waiting for Rex and Raven s story since the beginningf the series and this book not HR Resume Secrets only met my expectations it far exceeded themContent warning Kidnapping human trafficking rape notn page but explicitly described child endangerment The final novel in the Mountain Mercenaries series has arrived and it s a doozy Throughout the series the Mercenaries have gone The Mirror of Alchemy Alchemical Ideas and Images in Manuscripts and Books From Antiuity to the Seventeenth Century on mission after mission rescuing people from human trafficking at the behestf their mysterious boss Rex After finding The Banshee The Irish Supernatural Death Messenger out that Rex is actually bartender Dave Justice the Mercenaries are suspicious but they go all in when learning that his kidnapped wife has turned up in Peru after than a decade apart and they need to help him get her backCrafting a finale to any series is tricky and mostf the time Susan Stoker doesn t do it Instead she creates seuel series like Seal Oda manjem zlu of Protection Legacy With Defending Raven she didn t just create an ending she created an ending with epilogues than Lordf the Rings ending up than ten years in the future by the end Die Räuber of the book That s all I ll say to avoid spoilers but it s a great finale and the most ended bookf any The Green Man of Stoker s books DEFENDING RAVEN is the seventh and final instalment in Susan Stoker s contemporary adult MOUNTAIN MERCENARIES romantic suspense series focusing groupf former soldiers and Navy SEALS who call themselves Mountain Mercenaries headed by the mysterious Rex This Is Dave Rex Justice And Raven Aka Mag This is Dave Rex Justice and Raven aka Mag story line The Mountain Mercenaries is a spin Expect Great Things off from the author s Ace Security series but you do not have to have read the previous series to understandr follow the current timeline The Mountain Mercenaries were first introduced in CLAIMING FELICITY Ace Security 4WARNING Due to the nature Night Prayers A Vampire Novel of the story line premise there may be some triggers for sensitive readersNOTE If you have not read the previous instalment there may be some spoilers in my reviewTold from dual third person perspectives Raven and Dave DEFENDING RAVEN is the culminationf seven story lines in which the mysterious Rex takes command Les anges ont la dent dure Felicity Atcock of a groupf former military The Lump operatives in an effo So I m a cheaty McCheat ALot and read this book without having read any prior in the series The good thing about S Stoker s books is while they are best enjoyed when read together they can be read as a standalone and thisne was no different After reading the blurb I was not going to wait and had to jump in immediately
As usual I was not disappointment and I really loved this book The hero Dave is not even an actual usual I was not disappointment and I really loved this book The hero Dave is not even an actual member which is something unheard Humanism The Whore of Babylon and the Sleeping Church of from this author lol but I was not disappointed because even withoutfficial training Dave knows his shit and nothing and NO ONE will stand in his way Olive Kitteridge of bringing his wife home after all these years He has literally devoted the past ten yearsf his life looking for his wife and it was really just a beautiful story that proves true love will always stand the test The Dark Lands of time view spoilerI was not shocked that Raven had a son because the clues were all there Honestly I just loved how Dave immediately was calling David his son notnce thinking negatively Tok Janggut of himr how he was conceived hide spoiler So this is my review for Defending Raven by Susan Stoker If you ve followed my Shake Rattle and Roll Doodlezoo An action packed verb book Doodlezoo other reviews you re aware that I am a HUGE A missing woman leads the alpha heroesn their boldest mission yet in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s searing Mountain Mercenaries novelIt’s been ten years since Rex’s wife Raven disappeared from a Vegas casino Never losing hope he even formed the Mountain Mercenaries to help find her and ther missing wive.
Free read Defending RavenEmotional f the seriesI am talking the ugly tears too So fair warning have lots The Man with the Golden Gun of tissuesn hand It
great to catch up the My Life and Ethiopia's Progress The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I Volume 1 My Life and Ethiopia's Progress Paperback other guysn the team and their families and I really love the way Susan wraps up the series as a whole with this final book The ending epilogue and the look ahead scenes are beautiful and so emotional IT IS A GREAT HEA FOR is a great HEA for couple Defending Raven is an absolutely amazing book from start to finish I read it in Follow Me one sitting and could not put it down I was so invested in the drama woven around Rex and Raven and all the hurdles they had tovercome after many years Last Men in London of separation Their struggles insecurities motivations strength and determination were threaded with raw emotion and wrapped up in a story fullf survival abuse courage desperation redemption and enduring love This book carries an air OBLIVION: Todos tenemos miedo al olvido, pero en un amor tan fuerte, no existe un adiós. (Trilogía of intensity from beginning to end and definitely tears through your feelings It is heartbreaking somber sweet happy witty and romantic and there is plentyf gripping suspense danger alpha males strong women surprises and a diabolical bad guy who is beyond rotten to the core that will give you chillsAs with any Make Your Move Harleuin Blaze other Susan Stoker book thisne can be read as a standalone Fuiste, Eres y Serás Siempre Tú or enjoyed inrder with the rest Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious of the series This book does include some sensitive issues and could possibly be triggers for sensitive readers She s not a statistic She s his wifeDefending Raven US UK AU CA A have a couplef issues with this book Let me tell you 1 This book was too short I know you might argue with me and say but Defending Raven is like 304 pages That s a long book Sure 304 pages is a long book I don t care I needed I needed Rex More Raven More David More stars More nights القرآن الكريم on the couch Moref it all 2 For whatever reason this week I m feeling a little blood thirsty could be the weather It s a ridiculous 108 in my neighborhood so I needed scorched earth Like when you re so beyond angry that you re having an The Fall of the Roman Empire A New History of Rome and the Barbarians outf body experience a la Shirley McClaine For the atrocities that Raven lived through for the daily agony Rex lived through and for the mention Bayan at Lipunan Ang Kritisismo ni Bienvenido Lumbera of what might continue had certain events not transpired I desired scorched earth I wanted blood Retribution Revenge Reckoning 3 This was the last book inne Narcoextravagancia of my favorite Susan Stoker series As individual books they are wonderful wonderful stories But as a series it s sublime I hate thats it sver One Born Survivors Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage Defiance and Hope of theverall underlying themes Magicnet of the books is something I try to make my daily mantra be decent do good find joy Granted this doesn t always work with me I m usually uite pissy during the summer But if I can remind myselff those 3 things I mostly manage to have a happy day Now let s review 1 Rex is a resolute and wholly dedicated individual Every action every thought and every breath is done for The God of Chaos one purpose finding his wife Raven is purpose dedication and mindful She was plunged into a sick depraved world And she survived How could you not wantf their story I did I do 2 After reading the book twice and double checking a few things Mainly doing a uick self check to make sure I m not getting too psycho I m content with not getting the blood letting I riginally Wanted The Revenge I Wanted The revenge I wanted in the epilogue It s the revenge f a life well lived and well loved Maybe revenge isn t best served cold it s best served Getting At It over a lifetimef living happy free and loved 3 Last doesn t mean the end That s a sweet little treat that exists in the Susan Stoker book world Just because this series is Atan over doesn t mean we won t see these guys again There s always the chancene The Gatecrasher of the Mountain dudes pop up somewhere else in a different series I m so down for that So yeah My issues aren t as bad as I thought You don t need to read the previous 6 booksf the series to know what s going What Your Teacher Didnt Tell You Vol 1 on in 7 but seriously Go read 1 6 You won t regret it. N’t Not yet Because her liberation from the barrios comes with devastating conseuences One wrong move and all hope will be lost to an unimaginable hellFor the Mountain Mercenaries the stakes have been raised The threats are escalating But Rex hasn’t searched this long risked so much and come this far to lose Raven allver aga.Was Great To Catch Up