Dubbed the “American Princess” after her rescue from months in the hands of ISIS, soldier and firefighter Penelope Turner has struggled silently since her return to Texas. The media, the danger of her job, the pressure of knowing lives are in her hands…all of it and more has combined to slowly fill Penelope with seething guilt and doubt. Missing memories from her moment of capture cause even more angst. Is she responsible for the deaths of her Army patrol unit? And without knowing what happened, how can she be trusted by her fellow firefighters—or trust them in return?
Worse…how can she ever be worthy of the man who believes in her most?
It took seeing Penelope in the hands of terrorists—in viral videos seen around the world—for Tucker “Moose” Jacobs to realize just how much he loved his fellow firefighter. He died waiting for her rescue, then died all over again when Penelope abruptly left Texas, trying to outrun her past. Now that she’s returned, the kid gloves are off. Moose is a patient man, but even he has his limits. He loves Penelope, and he knows it’s past time for her to face her fears, and remember she has an entire tribe of friends who not only have her back, but need Pen to have theirs, as well.
In the end, Penelope will have to trust Moose, her friends, and most of all herself, if she’s going to make peace with her past…and have any kind of future.
** Shelter for Penelope is the 15th and final book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. Penelope’s story started in Protecting the Future, and over the years, she’s struggled with her inner demons. Read on to see her finally get her HEA.
What an End!
Finally Penelope and Moose’s story! At last we learn what happened to her and her fellow soldiers overseas and impact on the “American Princess” back in civilian life.
Both Moose and Penelope have been peripheral characters and learning more about them and the development of their relationship was engrossing and very satisfying. This was a great way to end the series, but I look forward seeing these guys and gals make cameos in other series.
Moose and Penelope ❤️
Wow! Shelter for Penelope was phenomenal! I’d been eagerly anticipating the release of this book, and it totally blew me away.
Moose has loved Pen for years, and she loved him also, but kept him at arms length as a friend and leaned on Smokey, what she calls her service donkey! She not only hasn’t come to terms with what happened in Turkey before she was rescued while serving in the Army, but her PTSD is getting worse and she has run from San Antonio and is traipsing around the country (fortunately Tex know where. - as always!) only calling Moose occasionally. Until she finally goes home. You do get to see some old friends, which is fun also, that try to give advise to Pen.
This is a run, don’t walk, to click “buy me” button. Now if you will excuse me, I need to read it again, but need to get a new box of tissues first.
Perfect story for the ending of the series
This is the 15th (and last) book in the Badge of Honor series.
This is Penelope and Moose’s book.
Susan Stoker does an amazing job of not only showing us about the everyday hardships of PTSD but also of PostPartum Depression. Susan Stoker shows how hard each of these are and how a support system is so important.
This book also has the Seals from the Seals of Protection series and the Deltas from the Delta Force Heroes as well as a few cameos of the other characters she has written about.
This story, which we have waited forever for, will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page until the last page.
This is an awesome read!!!
She totally outdid herself!!!
Can Penelope get her mind straight?
Will she figure out/remember what happened back there with the terrorists?
Will they survive until the end of the book?
Who gets married and who’s preganant?
And the most important question...
why oh why is this the end of the series?? I need more!
Go one click on this book!!
You WILL NOT be sorry you did!!
The narrator, Erin Mallon, did an awesome job!!