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Securing Sidney

SEAL of Protection: Legacy, Book 2
Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood
Series: SEAL of Protection: Legacy, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

For Sidney Hale, rescuing dogs is more than a hobby. It’s a calling. A deep-seated need. An unstoppable compulsion. For reasons so unsettling, she shares them with no one…until she meets Decker. After coming to her rescue while Sidney battled to save a dog - literally - the gorgeous SEAL proves he can be trusted with her secrets, her safety…maybe even her heart. 

Saving an abused pit bull from a suspected dog fighter brings Decker “Gumby” Kincade not only the dog he’s always wanted, but the first woman in ages to catch his interest. Sidney’s reason for rescuing Hannah, and animals like her, is shocking…but it makes Gumby want her even more. Her harrowing past has made her the strong, brave, compassionate woman she is today. She could be The One…if Gumby can help curb her habit of putting herself squarely in danger’s path. 

But he may be too late. Hannah’s previous owner is enraged over her loss…and looking for revenge. 

*Securing Sidney is the second book in the SEAL of Protection: Legacy series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. 

This story examines the stark reality of dogfighting and other animal abuse, and includes brief descriptions that may be unpleasant for some listeners.

©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Susan Stoker

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Wonderful

Susan Stoker have one again nailed it again. I listen to this book nonstop. Recommend.

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Irritating

I loved Gumby, but found Sidney really frustrating. Lots of things about their relationship were very sweet and I understood and sympathised with the trauma she experienced and the compulsion it gave her to protect vulnerable dogs.

However, she knew she had a problem and refused to even consider getting help, even with everyone around her telling her she needed to stop before she was seriously hurt/killed. My biggest problem with her, though, was the fact that she lied to Gumby. After giving her word, she went looking for information she knew would drive her to put herself in danger. Even worse, she took someone else with her. IMO Gumby forgave her way too easily.

I did love Hannah, though, and her immediate bond with Gumby.

The narration was OK, but not great.

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  • Sharon
  • BOLTON, United Kingdom
  • 08-07-19

thoroughly enjoyed Susan Stoker navy SEAL books

I thoroughly enjoyed the book from the first book to the second book I recommend that you read them in order I really can't wait for the 13th of August for the third book in this series 2 come out I've already pre-ordered it she is a fabulous writer the storylines are very good it makes you believe that you are right there with them the story keeps you hooked that you can't put the book down or even if you have the audiobook you won't want to put it on pause at any time you just want to keep listening that's how good these books are so please hurry up and write some more of the other members of the navy SEAL team I heartily recommend this books by this author

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I enjoyed this book about securing sidney

I loved listening to this book from the series and enjoyed the storyline by Susan Stoker.

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  • Grace Wilson
  • 01-06-19

I am so darn glad to be done with this book.

Overall, I like Susan Stoker and her books are an auto buy for me. Most of the time I’ll listen to the story imore than once.

This story, though, not so much. In fact, I’ll be returning it to get my credit back. I just did not like the heroine. I know she was supposed to be great hero of dogs who was also vulnerable and harboring childhood issues. I get that. And I was willing to go with that theory for the first dog rescue. However, after the second and definitely by the third dog rescue, I thought this had to be the stupidest girl.

Her stupidity was so far gone that it was hard for me to finish this book. Seriously, I could only listen to it in small doses before I was done. It took days for me to finish this book. I did finish it, though, I don’t feel any measure of happiness as I usually do when finishing a romance especially by a favorite author.

I was relieved to be done. It’s not just the stupid heroine, though, that made it hard to listen. It was the narrators male voices, especially the hero. Somehow she made him sound old and slightly constipated, not at all sexy.

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  • S. Moody
  • 08-06-19

MHO

This really is a good book/performance. But for me (tender heart for dogs), it was a little too graphic. I know it has a warning at the beginning,, but I tried it anyway. I enjoyed this couple's story.

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  • Reggie
  • 10-05-19

The handy woman gets the SEAL

Sydney Hale, handy woman and dog rescuer, met Decker ‘Gumby’ Kincaid when he came upon her fighting with the man who was mistreating a pit bull. When Gumby adopted the badly injured dog, Sydney’s heart melted a little...but she feels that she’s out of his league...after all, her baby brother is a notorious serial killer. Gumby is drawn to the brave, outspoken woman and the pair become fast friends. Can Gumby get past Sydney’s insecurities and show her that she’s worth loving? Will the dog fighters become more of a threat than imagined?
Another captivating story in this new series. Looking forward to more.

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  • Danielle
  • 09-05-19

amazing

as always it was another amazing example of Susan Stokers wonderful storie telling. I am always drawn in from the start to the characters. I cant wait for the next installment!!!!!!!!!! I cant get enough of her work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-19

Narrator

Savanna needs more work on her tones for the male characters and has a tendency to over and under exaggerate the emotion.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-19

Good read

Good book however, Sidney one of the main characters is very stupid. Just don't listen. I don't even know if she should have been rescued.

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  • Sandra Barnett
  • 28-07-19

Good !

This is a good book. It has too much dog fightinng. Sidney comes across as childish not a grown woman who has taken care of herself for years. There would be no way in that situation as the strong chacter from start of book. I have purchased newly all Susan Stoked Audible books they were great this was only good.

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  • Aya Alminiana
  • 13-07-19

For the love of dogs

Susan Stoker leads us into the illegal dog fighting business when Sidney Hale attempts to rescue a dog and gets targeted by the man who trains dogs, pit bulls, into fighting machines. She is saved by Navy SEAL Decker “Gumby” Kincaid, who finds himself falling for this woman who suspects had a reason for her compulsion to rescue dogs.

I am always in awe of Susan Stoker’s stories—yes, they revolve around characters we have come to love, but as always, the plots she gives us, the twists and turns of every story, is always unique, making it a no-brainer for readers—old and new, to keep following her wherever she leads us.

This story was no different, dealing with an illegal dog fighting ring. I really cannot understand why there are people who think it is fun and exhilarating to watch what is literally man’s best friend, fight to the death. Yes, pities are fierce, but they can be the gentlest of creatures when showered with love and affection.

In the Philippines, there are provinces that I know of that sell dog meat, and even though it is now banned, I know that the black market is still thriving, and I hate it. I am glad that Susan Stoker, in her own way, has shed a light on such practices, and it is my hope that you, dear reader, can do what you can in your own town or city, to help raise awareness against these illegal activities.

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  • Diana Tucker
  • 08-07-19

Susan Stoker wins again!

I loved this story. It’s well plotted, paced, and totally got my adrenaline up as it came in for a final confrontation with the evil dog fighter. Susan Stoker has a way of writing a story that gives me the angst of the main characters and the feels of the eventual good outcomes. I want to stop reading sometimes but can’t! How does she do that? While I’m a huge Stella Bloom fan for the narration, Savannah Peachwood did a really good job with this story.

Ok Susan - what’s up your sleeve for me next with Piper and the children she is protecting in Securing Piper? I know I know - wait and see! 🤗🤗

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  • Sharon_M
  • 01-07-19

Love this audio

Savannah Peachwood does an excellent job telling Sidney's story. I will listen to this audio often.

Susan Stoker continues her SEAL of Protection Legacy series with Securing Sidney . Stoker successfully merges romance, suspense, enticing heroines, and hot SEALs in her books, and this one is no exception. I have a weakness for dogs and their owners myself, so a good dog support character is a plus for me.

Sidney Hale’s mission is rescuing dogs. Her mission is often dangerous. To make it worse, Sidney tends to leap before she looks. As her past unfolds, the reason she is so committed to saving animals is revealed. Sidney is a head-strong, resilient, and determined character. Decker (Gumby) Kincaid stumbles on Sidney fighting an abusive dog owner and steps in to help. Don’t you love his nickname?

Sidney has a disturbing family history. She feels betrayed by her parents. Her brother is an evil character. When Sidney talks about her family compared to Decker’s loving relations he feels the pull to help her grow. The closer they get, the more he wants to protect her and take away some of her pain.

I love how Decker and his team work together outside of a SEAL mission to protect Sidney. As Securing Sidney is the second book in the series, we see a new group of women forming bonds to support one another and their men. Characters from previous books wander in the series, but their presence is brief. The primary focus is on the new relationships building among this team.

Susan Stoker is one of my favorite, go-to authors when I need a military/romantic suspense story. She rings the bell again with Securing Sidney and the SEAL of Protection team.