Shelter for Elizabeth - Susan Stoker

Shelter for Elizabeth

By Susan Stoker

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Suspense
Shelter for Elizabeth book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 33 Ratings)

Shelter for Elizabeth Susan Stoker Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Elizabeth Parkins lived through a nightmare come true—getting kidnapped by a serial killer. Seeking a fresh start, she moves to Texas, but escaping her demons proves impossible when she’s too terrified to leave her own apartment. A small, accidental fire sparks a coping method she’d never expected, and brings an amazing man to her door.

Firefighter Cade “Sledge” Turner’s idyllic life ended the day his sister was kidnapped. Now he knows firsthand that tragedy can befall anyone, at any time. Meeting Elizabeth on the job was a gift. Cade can envision spending his life with this woman. He understands what she’s been through, is willing to help her heal…though even Cade is unaware of Beth’s new secret obsession.

As Beth takes steps to help herself heal, and Cade attempts to earn her trust and prove his own, they’re both about to be tested—in a way that could see everything they’ve worked for go up in flames.

* Shelter for Elizabeth is the 5th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

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User reviews about this book

  • Emotional!!!

    By Cheryl SDS
    This is book 5 in the Badge of Honor Texas Heroes series and it's another great one to add to Susan Stoker's growing list of awesome reads. This book is about Elizabeth Perkins, kidnapping victim in "Protecting Summer" and firefighter, Cade "Sledge" Turner. After being in the same therapy group with Penelope Turner from "Protecting the Future", Beth meets Pen's brother Cade and the story takes off from there. Can Beth allow Cade to strap himself down with a woman who is afraid to leave her own house? This is a great story that deals with Beth's agoraphobic life after the traumatizing kidnapping she endured. Pen and Cade are so great with her. Beth's got A LOT of issues to get through and IF Cade is willing to stand with her, they could have a future together. I had a hard time imagining an agoraphobic and an outdoor lover being together. Read this emotional story of the possibility of meeting the one but holding back because circumstances are way less than ideal. The book seemed to stretch out a little slowly from beginning to mid point but picked up speed toward the end. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
  • Susan Stoker out did herself with this book (as always)!

    By Rtbbenson
    This is the story of a woman who has a very brutal past. So brutal that she has agoraphobia. While she battles this earth shattering fear and anxiety…a sexy as hell alpha man shows up to help and sees her, really SEES her. He is a very sweet and tender hero, and while he is really helping her with her fear, she does take some pretty big steps backwards. She also has this wonderful talent! She is a hacker extraordinaire!! As part of her progress and healing, she lives to hack into fortune 500 companies and even Paypal (lol), just to show herself she could do it. With all of this wonderful story taking place… the hero does need to save his woman. Can he save her?? Do they get their happily ever after?? Read this 5th story in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series!! It would also help if you first read the story “Protecting Summer” from the Seal of Protection series first.
  • Shelter for Elizabeth

    By CathyBrister
    Susan Stoker does it again with Shelter for Elizabeth. Great characters, great looks at past characters and excellent writing combine for a 5 star story.
  • Great Read!

    By BookSnuggle
    "Shelter for Elizabeth” by Susan Stoker is book number five in the “Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes” series. This is Elizabeth “Beth” Parkins and Cade “Sledge” Turner’s story. Beth survived from being kidnapped and tortured. She decides to move to Texas to get a fresh start and hopefully her fears will go away. Beth’s fears have not gone away. She suffers from Agoraphobia. Sometimes leaving her home or just thinking about leaving her home will set off a severe panic attack. Cade is a firefighter and meets Beth when he is on a call to put out a kitchen fire in her home. There is just something about Beth that gets Cade’s attention. In spite of the excitement the fire caused there were sparks flying between Cade and Beth. Cade wants to get to know Beth and see where the relationship will go. It surprised Beth when Cade showed interest in dating her. Beth is resistant due to suffering from Agoraphobia. Cade is loving, caring, and very understanding of her condition. He convinces Beth to give their relationship a try. After surviving the kidnapping, Beth never dreamed that she would experience love like theirs. But Beth has secrets that she has kept from Cade. Will these secrets destroy their chance at love? Susan Stoker gets the reader’s attention right from the start and keeps it throughout. You get an entertaining story, insight on what people go through that live with Agoraphobia, funny moments, and a hot and steamy romance. I enjoyed Beth and Cade’s story. ​I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. FYI, contains mature content.
  • Excellent! Ms. Stoker pulled me right into the book, heart and soul... 😘

    By Jannie3381
    Elizabeth Parkins has been through a traumatic experience and now is afraid to leave the safety of her home. She's working on it. A friend goes shopping with her following strict rules to ensure Beth feels okay. One day, she's frying chicken when the oil overheats, bursting into flakes. The fire department responds quickly to her 911 call. Cade Turner knows just what to do when she refuses to leave he apartment. This is just the beginning for Cade and Beth. "Shelter for Elizabeth" is a dramatic exploration of agoraphobia and one woman's attempt to overcome it with the loving assistance of friends and a significant other. Watch as this story unfolds in unexpected twists and turns. I love the way this story ties in to other characters we've met in Ms. Stoker's books and how much they help each other. I received an author's copy of this book.
  • Love This Story!!

    By Aunt Nutsy
    I just love Susan Stoker! Shelter For Elizabeth is an another amazing story from her. Cade Turner……SIGH!!! Cade and Beth’s story is just great and it’s was wonderful to see how Beth was doing after she was kidnapped. It shows how when you find the right person, your safe place, anything can happen.

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