Thursday, July 29, 2021

Trusting Molly by Susan Stoker

Trusting Molly by Susan Stoker

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker comes a heart-pounding installment in the Silverstone series about a love-shy ex-military man and a beautiful scientist reeling from a family tragedy.

When Mark “Smoke” Chamberlin ventures into the Nigerian jungle with his team of government assassins, his mission is clear: get in, kill the target, and make it out alive. With his extensive military experience, Smoke has no problem heading into dangerous territory. When it comes to love, though, he’s always been a little wary. But then he meets the beautiful, intrepid Molly Smith.

Schoolteacher Molly has been trying to outrun a lifetime of bad luck, and now she finds herself kidnapped along with a hundred schoolgirls in the jungle. But when Smoke finds them, Molly thinks her luck might be turning around—until she returns to the US to find her beloved grandparents murdered.

Devastated by their deaths and mystified by the turn of events, Molly turns to Smoke for comfort. But as Molly and Smoke grow closer, a different threat emerges… one that will put their relationship to the test and their lives in grave danger.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Silverstone series!
For book one, Trusting Skylar, click HERE.


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Trusting Molly by Susan Stoker

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Military Romance
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Molly has known bad luck her whole life. Even through all of her bad luck, she knew she was loved by her grandparents. When a bad breakup turns into something more sinister, Molly takes a job overseas. What she doesn't plan on is to be taken hostage and left for dead by the company who hired her. Molly is a character that you can relate to. She's real, realistic, and, despite her somewhat hesitant beginning, you can see the spine she has.

Smoke knows that there are some really bad people in this world. He's seen it. But when he heads to the jungle to find kidnapped children, he knows that he's going to see humanity at its worst. While on this mission, he falls for Molly. While he sees that she's not quite sure of herself and wants to put her at ease, he also knows that sometimes, what we want doesn't matter. Fate has a way of spitting in your face when you're down. Smoke is a guy who sees what he wants and isn't afraid to fight for it, protect it, savor it.

Molly has trust issues and rightfully so. But she can see that Smoke and his friends are genuine in their attempts to help her, comfort her, and she knows that she can rely on them for anything. When push comes to shove, she knows that Smoke will always find her.

This was a quick read that was enjoyable and had some great character development. You have a fantastic bad guy, a damsel who gets into a lot of distress, and a hero who will stop at nothing to save her. I really encourage you to read the previous books in this series too.

This is the third book in the series, and somehow I missed the earlier two , but will be catching up soon. They link into other series, and I would recommend them all to you! Stoker has a great talent of writing strong women, who often don't recognise their strengths, until meeting good people, and often one man in particular gives them a chance to believe in themselves.

Molly's strength in surviving being held captive in the Nigerian jungle is impressive, dealing with the nightmare of a crazed stalker on her return to civilisation is even more so. Thankfully, Smoke (aka Mark), named for his stealth, fell into the hole where she was captured, and fell for her too. Now he has the challenge of giving her agency, but also being her shadow as she confronts her demons.

The team all band together to give her all their help, friendship, and in them, she finds the family she had never had and a future restored after so much loss. Though Mark has the power and the funds to solve many of her problems, her stalker is determined and ruthless. I loved the drama, although no one person should suffer so much in one book! Thank goodness that there was a much brighter future by the end!

If you like your heroines strong and selfless, and your heroes kind, strong, and mindful of others, then you will love this story, and this group of men and women who have blended into family.



Author Bio

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author SUSAN STOKER has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Trusting Molly (Silverstone #3) by Susan Stoker to read and review.

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