Justice for Hope
Justice for Hope

Justice for Hope

by Susan Stoker

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Hiding from her ex is exhausting enough, but for Hope Drayden, putting her seven-year-old son through a life on the run and living on the streets has been mentally torturous. When a kind diner owner offers her a job, Hope begins to claw her way toward a new beginning for herself and Billy, one tip at a time. But since her son's recent abduction, and with threats from her ex still fresh in her mind, she's constantly looking over her shoulder. Then a surprising, and lucky, tip from a diner regular puts yet another target on their backs.

At the request of a friend, medical examiner Calder Stonewall has been looking for Hope and Billy for weeks. When they unexpectedly show up at the scene of a crime, his interest soon becomes personal. He's amazed by the beautiful, brave woman and her resilient son. He's also surprised by his growing need to take care of them both, although winning Hope's trust won't be easy. But when a tragedy thrusts the couple together, Calder quickly proves he's a man Hope can rely on.

Which is a good thing...because she'll need all his support, and love, to get through a threat they never saw coming.

** Justice for Hope is the 12th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943562060
Publisher: Stoker Aces Production
Publication date: 05/14/2018
Series: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series , #12
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

ew York Times, USA Today, #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last eighteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Texas. She's married to a retired Army man (and current firefighter/EMT) 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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Justice for Hope 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't leave book reviews but I have to say I've read everything by Ms. Susan and I love this book as with all her books very well written great characters. If you are on the fence about getting this book please just jump you won't be disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my new fave S. Stoker book's. I loved Billy and Calder's relationship almost as much as I loved Calder and Hope's. Stoker always writes great stories with complex and compelling characters, that often struggle with issues not normal in romance world, but manages to give you that feeling of reading about friends... or friends you wish you had. I also love the non-insta love/insta-love in her books. (I don't know how how else to describe the quickness of the couple coming together, but the slower more realistic pace of the deepening realtionship, she writes so well.) The way she writes grabs you right away, but then never lets go or slacks off, keeping the readers interest and investment in the couple going right to the very end. Thank you again Ms. Stoker for another wonderful book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Throughly enjoyed this book. Great plot about a homeless woman and her seven year old son. Loved Calder and Hope finding their HEA. Enough twists to keep you intrigued. I highly recommend this book and all books by this author. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of Justice For Hope . I also purchased a copy for my library . I really enjoyed this story . It's the total package . Action packed , very interesting story line , wonderful characters , beautifully written, suspenseful . I could not put it down . Mrs. Stoker is a true artist she weaves fantastic stories . I'm never disappointed . I highly recommend you take the time to read Hope and Calders story . It's a beautiful emotional journey . 5 stars all the way
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Loved it!!!
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gillek2 More than 1 year ago
We originally met Hope and her seven year old son Billy in Shelter For Blythe when her son was abducted and he is still feeling the after effects of the trauma. She is on the run from her abusive ex and with no one to turn to she is just grateful to have the job at the diner and be able to put food on their table and have a roof over their head. She is trying to stay under the radar as the last thing she wants is to attract unwanted attention. Calder is the medical examiner who was asked by his friend Blythe to keep his eyes open for Hope and Billy but the last place he expected to find them was a crime scene. From the moment he sees Hope he knows that she is the one for him but now he has to convince her that not only can she trust him, but he will be there for her. When Hope receives a tip from a customer it may be a life changer for her and her son but at what cost? I loved Calder and Hope together and I also loved how Calder was with her son Billy. Hope has been through so much and it is only made her stronger and Calder loves so deeply and is willing to be patient and wait for her to realize that they belong together. This is a great addition to the series and the next book can’t come soon enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Medical Examiner Calder's book since he first appeared in this series. He is the perfect choice for finding Hope and Billy. She is the kind, strong, and resourceful woman that he needs to share the burden of his work and he is the honorable and loving man they need to make their family stonger. Before that obstacles need to be overcome and jealous outsiders need to be contained, but you will love the happy ending to this one.
reviewsbycat More than 1 year ago
JUSTICE FOR HOPE by Susan Stoker. This tale tells the story of Hope, Calder and Billy. Hope and Billy, mother and son, haven't had an easy go of it as of late and Calder, being the alpha male he is, does all he can to swoop in and save the day. Yet, Hope is independent and strong willed. It was enjoyable to see these two navigate their relationship and to watch Hope give in to her feelings, despite her fear. And to watch Calder recognize that he has met the One! The first half of the book moves along at a leisurely pace and we get to know each character and where their heart and mind is at. There isn't much happening except for the journey of the love story and then BAM! Ms. Stoker certainly knows how to throw a curveball to any relationship. This story has a little bit of everything - a touch of humor, sweet love, the beauty of youth and even a surprise or two along the way. Oh, and did I mention a little bit of suspense and mystery too. As seems par for the course, Ms. Stoker even made me tear up - her ability to put down in words the heartfelt emotions her characters feel simply touches my heart. I highly recommend reading JUSTICE FOR HOPE. Yes, this is book 12 of the series, but can easily be read as a standalone, although many characters from the previous books make appearances. On that note, I also encourage you to read the other stories in this series as well.
Hope_ls More than 1 year ago
Love it! I was not disappointed at all! I have enjoyed all of the Badge of Honor books!!! Definitely a Susan Stoker fan and look forward to the other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Badge of Honor series is great read. Wonderful stories with lessons dealing in every day life.
Dimac1 More than 1 year ago
Oh WOW once again for this author who knows how to write a story with a man who is a protector of the woman he falls for. Calder and Hope meet when he finds her in an alley with her son, Billy. He’s been looking for her and Billy when Blythe asked everyone to find her to make sure she is safe. Hope has been living on the streets with her son after running away from her abusive ex, and now has a job as a waitress and lives in a seedy motel, but she is thankful it’s a roof over her head and she’s working to get herself and her son out of the bad situation they are in. As soon as Calder meets her, he knows she’s the one and will not give up until she is his. Calder worms his way into her heart, he’s great with Billy and Billy takes to him right away...she just has to finally let go and go for it...can he convince her ? An amazing amazing read with steam, sensuality, funny moments, suspense and some intense moments. I LOVED these two but then again I have LOVED all of this author’s characters as they are all genuine and so real that they worm into my heart each time. Calder the handsome alpha man with his quirks and saying things that get taken the wrong way and Hope, a strong, compassionate, giving woman down on her luck, who fights for her son and wants to give him the world. At first I was a bit frustrated with Hope, her stubbornness for accepting help from Calder made me want to shake her at times, but when she finally accepts and accepts Calder, she’s all in...LOVE IT. I love how little to no drama is between them, there is enough all around them to keep the story flowing beautifully and to keep me on the edge of my seat. I admire and love this author’s style of writing, the depth and heart she gives the characters and how no gimmicks, no over the top drama, no jealousies, no misunderstandings, enter into the story and once the two are in, they are all in to the end. Only thing I have to complain about is only 5 stars are allowed to rate it, wishing I could give more. *I voluntarily read an advanced copy and expressed my honest opinion*
REKriss More than 1 year ago
This is one great story! Only Susan Stoker could take a Medical Examiner and make him such a loveable, wonderful character with so much feeling and depth! Caulder has been looking for Hope and her son Billy, since they have been living on the streets (to escape a dangerous ex-husband who is a cop). Caulder accidentally finds her at a crime scene and just knows that she is it for him. She is his other half. Buuuuuuuuuuut, he has a badge. A badge, that he shares with her son. We met Billy in Justice for Milena. He has been through a lot, and his troubles aren't over yet. Thanks to fate, Hope wins the lottery. Now that Hope has a great man, a smart wonderful son, and a winning lottery ticket, and is no longer living on the streets with her son, someone is out to get her. They abduct Billy and hold him for ransom. Can Hope, Caulder and the rest of their friends save Billy in time? Will Billy ever start talking again after all of the trauma he's gone through? Can Hope and Caulder live happily ever after? Get this book and enjoy a satisfying story, that keeps you on the edge of your seat! The baddie/abductor is hidden until the end. I never saw this reveal coming. Well done Susan Stoker!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Hope, Calder and Billy's story. Ms Stoker created another wonderful story.
moonfox1234 More than 1 year ago
It's so easy to get totally sucked into this amazing read. A wonderful, emotion packed storyline grabs and holds your interest. The characters are likable and share steamy chemistry. Calder and Hope's romance is engaging and moving. If you enjoy books with deep storylines and intense emotions you don't want to miss this book or series. A truly terrific read.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
JUSTICE FOR HOPE is the twelfth instalment in Susan Stoker’s contemporary, adult BADGE OF HONOR: TEXAS HEROES romantic suspense series. This is forty-year old medical examiner Calder Stonewall, and thirty-two year old diner waitress/single mother Hope Drayden’s story line. JUSTICE FOR HOPE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Hope was first introduced in SHELTER FOR BLYTHE book #11. Told from dual third person points of view (Calder and Hope) JUSTICE FOR HOPE follows the building relationship and romance between forty-year old medical examiner Calder Stonewall, and thirty-two year old diner waitress/single mother Hope Drayden. Single mother Hope Drayden and her seven-year old Billy are on the run from an abusive ex who isn’t above threatening our story line heroine. With no friends or family to whom to turn, Hope finds herself in the town of San Antonio, Texas where she struggles to earn enough money to support her small family. Several months earlier Billy Drayden was kidnapped by pedophile Jonathan Jones, and in the ensuing time has not spoken a word or communicated verbally. But the recent death of a homeless veteran finds our heroine face to face with her future in the guise of medical examiner Calder Stonewall, a man sent to look for Hope by her friend Blythe Coopman. What ensues is the slow building relationship and romance between Hope and Calder, and the potential fall-out as jealousy and betrayal attempt to destroy Hope’s precarious hold on life. As a waitress, Hope depends upon the generosity of customers but the jealousy of fellow co-workers threatens Hope’s hard fought need to stay one step ahead of her abusive past. Calder Stonewall has been attracted to Hope from the very start but our heroine is reluctant to trust any man with her heart as well as the safety of her son. The relationship between Hope and Calder is slow to develop as Calder bides his time with the woman who has stolen his heart. The limited $ex scenes are passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters, many of whom cross over from the author’s other series. We are introduced to Hope’s boss, and diner owner Joseph Roberts who takes Hope’s son Billy under his wing; as well as fellow co-workers and waitresses Donna, Audrey, Hannah and Tori. The world building focuses on the building relationship and trust between Hope and Calder, and the struggles of a single mom trying to make it on her own. Most if not all of Susan’s heroes are impossibly perfect, and the women in their lives have physical and emotional issues that have left lasting scars. JUSTICE FOR HOPE is an engaging, entertaining and romantic storyline. The premise is touching; the romance is intimate; the characters are real and tender.