5 Second look at 'Protecting Fiona' by Susan Stoker
A Quick Summary
- Fiona Storm has been kidnapped and all but left for dead in the Mexican jungle. When a man comes to rescue the girl she is held with, she can’t bring herself to say anything. She knows she is going to die.
- Hunter “Cookie” Knox thought he was rescuing one woman, but when he sees Fiona he can’t leave her. It’s a harder mission with her, but she proves over and over that she is a fighter.
- Fiona adjusts to life after her ordeal as best she can, but it’s not working as well as she thinks. When she thinks men are after her again, Cookie comes back from a mission to rescue the woman he loves…from herself.
My Take on the Book :
A stark story that is nothing like the first two book in the series. Fiona is a fighter. A survivor. But the ending is conflict and ending unsatisfying.
Finoa knows she is going to die the Mexican jungle surrounded by the monsters that took her and the filthy that she has been forced to live in for months. She could die tomorrow, or next week, but she knows she is going to die. Soon. She hasn’t been broken and can be sold until she is. And she refuses to break. Death is the only option. When a new young woman is kidnapped and becomes her cellmate, she knows her time is even more limited. was good at his job, infiltrating behind enemy lines was one of his specialties. His SEAL team relied on him to do his job, just as he relied on them to do theirs. Ever since two of his teammates found a woman that completed them, their dangerous Ops seemed a bit more intense. Cookie knew if he had a woman who belonged to him, he’d never let her go. Little did he know the SEAL team’s latest mission to Mexico would change his life forever.
Fiona Storm resigned herself to the fact that it was highly unlikely she would make it out of the jungle alive. Kidnapped by human traffickers, abused, and without family or friends looking for her, Fiona knew wishing for rescue was as realistic as having a big, juicy hamburger fall from the sky. Unbeknownst to Fiona, the SEAL team, including Cookie, were on the way, but their assignment didn’t consist of rescuing her.
**Protecting Fiona is the 3rd 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.
My Review of 'Protecting Fiona' by Susan Stoker
Fiona knows she is going to die in the Mexican jungle surrounded by the monsters that took her and the filth that she has been forced to live in for months. She could die tomorrow, or next week, but she knows she is going to die. Soon. She hasn’t been broken and can’t be sold until she is. And she refuses to break. Death is the only option. When a new young woman is kidnapped and becomes her cellmate, she knows her time is even more limited.
Hunter “Cookie” Knox has one job to do. Recover a HVT (a high value target) that has been kidnapped by human traffickers and brought to the Mexican jungle until she can be sold. He has thought of everything, except that there could be another woman with her.
He knows he has to save them both. The mission just got twice as hard, but the woman looks like she’s been held much much longer than his target. She didn’t even try to alert him to her presence.
The beginning of this book is captivating. Cookie, the newest member of his SEAL team and his team have split up to find a Congressman’s daughter that has been kidnapped a few days ago. Satellite images show a village where she could be held and his job is to go get her while his team mates search other possible locations and keep a chopper close by. He has thought of everything, clothes, extra food, even the route they are going to take is designed to help her travel fast and quiet.
He finds her in cabin. It’s an easy infiltration, but something stops him from leaving. Was the movement in that dark corner? The woman he is rescuing hasn’t said anything. When he finds Fiona dirty, underweight and silent, Cookie can’t believe it. Who wouldn’t say anything when they can see salvation in the same room? He can’t leave her. With the mission now, twice as difficult, he tries to help her survive to get home the best he can. Giving her some of his food, taping her flip flops to her feet, covering her legs with mud to help with the bugs. But Fiona knows that she is a burden and her presence may get them all killed. She doesn’t have anyone back home to pay her ransom like her cellmate and with every step she knows that he was never there to help her.She tries to push hard to minimize her burden on her rescuer, but she is going through drug withdrawals.
They do make it to safety but that’s just the beginning of the problems Fiona faces.
The writing style is still not the greatest, but it is a good book. The plot is lopsided as well. With so much action in the beginning of the story, it’s difficult to balance it with the end of the book. The ending is not as stratifying, sorry Susan Stoker.