Review: Protecting Jessyka & Protecting Melody by Susan Stoker

Review: Protecting Jessyka & Protecting Melody by Susan StokerProtecting Jessyka by Susan Stoker
Series: SEAL of Protection #6
Published by EverAfter Romance on June 8, 2016
Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

Kason “Benny” Sawyer was the last single man on his Navy SEAL team. He loved his teammates like brothers and respected each and every one of their women. They’d all been through hell and they deserved their current happiness. But seeing the love between his friends and their women made it tough to be the odd man out all the time.

Jessyka Allen had a good life, until it wasn’t anymore. Finding herself in an impossible situation, with no noticeable way out, her job was an escape. Working at the small Bar and Grill put her in contact with some wonderful people, who Jess figured couldn’t ever understand what she was going through.

Being a SEAL, Benny thought he knew the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. But Jess would show him that everything he thought he knew about sacrifice, trust, and love, paled in comparison to what she brought into his world.

**Protecting Jessyka is the 6th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

Protecting Jessyka is about the last single man in their SEAL unit, Kason “Bennie” Sawyer and Jessyka Allen, a waitress at the bar the SEAL team likes to frequent. Jessyka is going through a very difficult time, and Kason starts to realize that she needs some help. And of course, they fall for each other.

This is probably one of the better novels in this series. I did quite like Jessyka. She’s in a tough situation right now. She lives with her old-time best friend, but this best friend has started to get abusive with Jessyka. Jessyka isn’t sure how to get out of the situation, because she’s also worried about her best friend’s niece, who has some mental health issues. I didn’t 100% feel like she was super realistic, but that was okay. I still liked her.

Kason was also easy to like. He’s strong, alpha, and totally committed to Jessyka. One thing I really love about this series is that the heroes are almost always committed to the heroines. It was fun to see the last on in their group find love, and I liked that it was with a woman he knew for awhile. The romance was very typical for a Stoker novel. It was fast, and the added bit of suspense pushed them together even more quickly.

I would recommend Protecting Jessyka to anyone who likes romantic suspense that is a bit over the top. I was sucked in, even though it’s crazy, not realistic, and honestly somewhat forgettable.

Review: Protecting Jessyka & Protecting Melody by Susan StokerProtecting Melody by Susan Stoker
Series: SEAL of Protection #7
Published by EverAfter Romance on August 28, 2015
Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

Tex gave everything he had to his country and his SEAL teammates. When an IED took away part of his leg, and his career, he devoted himself to his country and friends from behind his computer. He’s always been the man that can find anyone, that uses his computer skills, legal and illegal, to keep people safe and to put the bad guys behind bars.

But behind a computer is a lonely place to be. While he might put on a good front, Tex can’t help but feel he’s missing out when he sees how happy his friends are. But when the woman he’s been talking to online for the last six months suddenly disappears without a word, Tex knows it’s time to step up, and use his skills for himself this time.

**Protecting Melody is the 7th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

Protecting Melody focuses on Tex, who has helped out the original SEAL team in the previous six books. I was pretty excited to see Tex getting his own story, because he as such a helpful character in all of the other books. This book felt a bit bland for me, though.

Tex is a former SEAL, but had to leave the military after he lost part of one of his legs. He has mad computer skills, though, and he ends up befriending someone he meets online. After months of connecting with Mel online, he becomes super worried when she cuts off contact with him. Convinced that she’s in a lot of trouble, he uses his skills to locate her. And once they meet in person, their feelings for each other grow.

I don’t know what it was about this one, but I just found it kind of boring. Maybe I read too many of these books back to back. This book is very similar to all the other books in this series. The heroine needs saving, and a SEAL, or in this case a former SEAL, comes in and saves the day. Both Mel and Tex have some insecurities, but they both help each other through them. But, honestly, this one just doesn’t stand out as a memorable story. If you’ve read the rest of the series, sure read Protecting Melody. But otherwise, if you want to try out this author, start with a different one.

three-stars

7 Responses to “Review: Protecting Jessyka & Protecting Melody by Susan Stoker”

  1. Rowena

    I love a good SEAL romance so I’m curious about both of these. What’s up with Jessyka’s name spelled with a y instead of an i? That’s kind of weird but I guess I can dig it. Love how forthright you are in your reviews. No messing around, just honesty. I love it!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Haha, I totally agree with the spelling. I try not to let it drive me crazy, but sometimes I feel like author’s try too hard to create unique names. But they very often are distracting. I am totally addicted to Stoker’s books, even though I often have issues with then. I just read Rescuing Casey.

  2. Lover of Romance

    I really don’t mind the over the top romantic suspense books…some of them can be like that but I am really intrigued by this book here. Sounds like you have really enjoyed it here.

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