Justice for Boone
(Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #6) by Susan Stoker
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This is admittedly the first Susan Stoker book I’ve read – and I’m kicking myself. I loved Hayden. She was so relatable for me – a woman in male dominated job, seen as “just one of the guys”.
I loved that Boone was able to see past all that to the woman she is. Not just that, but stick up for her as well (not that she needs it) and helps her see what a beautiful woman she is. And, just as importantly, that she can be a beautiful woman and STILL be kick ass! He shows her that just because her job is to protect and serve doesn’t mean she can’t be protected to.
Finally, they were both completely naked. Boone stood up and wrapped his arms around Hayden’s back. One hand rested on the right side of her waist, and the other he put on her left shoulder blade. His fingers wrapped around to the front of her body, and he held on tightly. Hayden wrapped both hands around his shoulders and leaned the side of her head against his as he snuggled into her. They stood like that, their bodies as close as two humans could be to one another, and reveled in the closeness and intimacy.
Hayden felt cocooned in Boone’s arms and even though she was smaller than he was, she hoped he felt the same kind of comfort in her arms as she did in his.
I loved this story and now I have to go back and read all the others!
Sheriff’s Deputy Hayden Yates has worked hard to gain the respect and admiration of her fellow law enforcement officers. She’s succeeded so well, in fact, that she’s become just one of the guys. As her friends slowly begin to meet their soul mates, Hayden longs to be seen as a desirable woman, and not the tomboy she’s always been.
No slouch when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, cowboy Boone Hatcher might want to give it a rest for a while, especially after his last girlfriend accuses him of domestic abuse. Deputy Yates sees right through his ex’s ruse—and Boone sees right through Deputy Yates. Hayden might seem all business, but her need for justice comes from a heart that beats with pure passion.
A few dates turn into something more, and as the couple’s relationship deepens, so do the threats from his ex. It’s up to Hayden to convince Boone the danger is real…before jealous antics escalate to deadly obsession.
** Justice for Boone is the 6th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
About Susan Stoker
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.