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Summary

Saddled with a job she hates and a detestable boss she likes even less, Adeline Reynolds could use a break. It doesn't look like she'll get one today. Her service dog, Coco, is alerting her she's about to have an epileptic seizure - and her frustrated blind date has left her to deal on her own. Enter firefighter Dean Christopherson, who escorts her to the nearby fire station, where she can suffer through her ordeal safe from injury and prying eyes.

Dean - known as "Crash" to his friends - didn't expect to find The One in a diner during his lunch break, but he's blindsided by the beautiful, brave Adeline. She brings out his every protective instinct - along with the carnal ones. As they get to know each other, Dean's feelings for Adeline grow fast, as does his irritation with her boss, whose behavior is suspicious at best.

As much as he wants to protect Adeline from the world, Crash has to tread carefully. His overprotectiveness could push her away...and leave her vulnerable to a man whose obsession has reached the boiling point.

©2017 Susan Stoker (P)2017 Susan Stoker

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Would you listen to Shelter for Adeline again? Why?

Yes - loved the story-line

What did you like best about this story?

Would love to have a man like that!

What does Erin Mallon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brings the book to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Loved it, I now want to know what Penelope's story is after returning home.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-02-17

Love Adeline

Was so glad to see that the latest Susan Stoker book was finally released on audio! I have all of her books on kindle version as well as audio. I like to read the book as soon as it's released, then check for the audio version weeks later. To save money and credits, I normally wait until the price drops to $1.99. Today I happened to have an extra credit burning a hole in my account, so I grabbed Adeline the second I learned that it was available.

Like most of her female heroine's, Adeline is not perfect and meets her male hero in an unexpected way. It is another great Stoker book with the perfect amount of alpha man sexiness (fire fighter!) And good plot to lose yourself in for a couple hours. Hide from the kids if you are on the last few chapters and don't want to be interrupted.

I highly recommend that you read the books in order to get the maximum enjoyment.

Narrator does a good job reading the book and keeps the listener engaged. I tend to listen to Stoker's audio versions while doing stuff around the house or on long car/plane trips.

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  • Barb (Paging Through The Days)
  • 23-02-17

I loved it!

Crash - aka Dean - is a man in the right place, at the right time. When Adeline who suffers from epilepsy is left in a tight spot when her blind date leaves her stranded minutes before dog, Cocoa, alerts her that a seizure is gonna hit.

From that moment on Adeline has a friend and a man that wants to know who she is, know all about her illness and a man that wants to take care of her. They have an instant connection that takes time to work itself out fully. As with any new dating prospect, Adeline is unsure at first. Though she is comfortable with Dean, she still worries.

His alpha male tendencies bother her at times but not enough to put her off. When things with her boss get to a place that is uncomfortable it's Dean and his friend and brother in arms, Chief who step in to help.

When the unthinkable happens Dean has to make a choice, one that puts him and Adeline on a different path in life. But, that's a good thing.

Happiness waits, if you know when and where to jump onto that train. Everything good in life is worth fighting for and Dean proves that with his actions, and his devotion to Adeline.

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  • Rusty
  • 27-02-17

Two Out of Three

I enjoyed two of the three main characters in Shelter for Adeline and particularly the first chapter when they all met in a café. Although the author is obviously talented, I thought the book needed an experienced editor to correct the inconsistencies

1. Coco the heroine's Lab service dog stole the show. Who doesn't love a canine who assists his "human" cope with a disability and gives unconditional love?

2. Sexy and good-hearted Dean (32), firefighter and paramedic, was a refreshing change from the sadistic, selfish alpha jerks so popular in recent romantic fiction. Dean was protective without being domineering, and sincerely liked & respected women.

3. While sympathetic to her medical condition, I thought Adeline (34) was an uneven and confusing character. She stood up to rude, bigoted restaurant employees (great scene) yet did not report her boss for sexual harassment and erratic, unprofessional behavior.

I am curious if the author's depiction of epilepsy is accurate. How could Adeline have a driver's license or never have a seizure at work? Why didn't Adeline have a medical alert bracelet or contact someone (friend/family) when Coco signaled an impending seizure, considering that she would be vulnerable to rape, robbery, etc..

Unfortunately, I was distracted by too many things that just didn't make sense, keeping me from enjoying this book as much as anticipated.

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  • Diane Kerr
  • 30-05-18

Good story but...

The book started out really good but then got way too mushy. I don’t mind a sex scene but the author spent way too much time on describing them in too much detail. In addition it was too unrealistic on how attentive the boyfriend was and how he wanted to delay the sexual attraction. Happy fly any time at all was spent on building the danger and suspense. I loved the beginning but did not enjoy the last half of the book at all.

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  • Lena Loves Books
  • 17-03-18

Better and Better

This series keeps on getting better and better. Erin’s performances keeps me wanting to keep listening long after my commute is over.

Adeline and Crash or Dean first meet when she is on a disastrous first date. The date walked out in her right when her dog Coco was alerting her she was having an epileptic seizure. Crash took care of her and kept her safe. So heart-warming.

These two learned how to lean on each other and others. Crash’s persistence made him an important part in her life. The thing I love about Susan Stoker’s books is that there is no games between the characters. That they are honest with each other and their own hang ups. It’s nice and refreshing that the drama doesn’t come from the character’s push and pull but from external sources that are outside of their control. This allows the reader to enjoy the progression of their relationship and hope for the best for them. It’s what keeps me reading her books.

Loved Adeline and Crash’s story!

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  • kelly
  • 03-06-17

Love it can't wait for next

Great book can't wait for the next one was waiting for a book that I could not put down

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  • Gina
  • 30-04-17

My favorite in the series so far

Really enjoying this series and looking forward to the next one. Fine balance between action and romance- sexy and suspenseful. This one has been my favorite so far.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 09-04-17

A favorite series

Susan Stoker is one of my favorite authors and while I previously enjoyed reading this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it again. This time in audio. I recommend all books by this author as her style of writing keeps the reader/listener intrigued as the story unfolds.

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  • Linda
  • 17-03-17

Love the series

I have really enjoyed the romance and sense of danger added to this series. This one had a little more rank sexual content I did not enjoy. But still can't wait for the next in the series. Great narrator!

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 16-03-17

Good story

This audiobook was about a young woman who has epilepsy that's so severe she has a service dog to alert her when she's going to have a seizure. One evening when she is on a first date with a guy, the dog alerts her and she asks her date to help her get to somewhere safe before the seizure starts. Instead of helping he dumps her and leaves. A firefighter who is at a table in the restaurant sees this and comes over to check on her, then ends up taking care of her during the seizure. They quickly start dating and it's pretty much insta-love. Unfortunately, she has a wacko boss who delusionally thinks she's his.