Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL

Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL

by Bonnie Vanak

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ISBN-13: 9780373402007
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: SOS Agency , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bonnie Vanak is a multi-published author of paranormal and historical romance novels. After a career in journalism, she became a writer for an international charity, traveling to poor countries like Haiti to write about issues affecting the poor. When the strain of her job demanded a diversion, she turned to her childhood dream of writing books. Bonnie lives in Florida with her husband and three rescue dogs. Visit her website at or email her at

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Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Loved the mystery and the path it took, but for me personally, Cooper and Meg were missing chemistry. I did like the somewhat slower progress of their relationship. Overall a well written story that can be read as a standalone. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL is a rapidly unfolding story filled with suspense, danger, and threat mixed with ardent attraction and tender adoration that melted my heart. Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson is as alpha male as they come. He is protective, loyal, tough, and fierce, with a streak of a tender side when it comes to his loved ones and the animals in his care. He is not perfect, making him even more lovable, his temper is on a tight lease, his judgement might come quickly at times, but his heart is broken from the loss of his sister, and trying to make sense of the current events happening on the ranch, not to mention the woman trusted to his care, his world has been turned upside down while the whole family has been put into a danger. Meg Taylor's fate in life hasn't been easy. She is running for her life from a soon to be ex-husband, guilt from the mishandlings with her company her driving force. All she ever wanted was to be loved, yet that seemed to escape her fingers time after time. She knows the threat to her life, yet she isn't aware of the extent of it, or how deadly the force after her truly is. Meg has courage and grit, she is a strong woman with a tender heart with bruised body and soul. Meg and Cooper together made me swoon. They are scorching hot together, they melt the pages with the passion they share, yet the tenderness between them, the understanding, the support, the protectiveness, it was adorable and so sweet. There's a lot of facts and events that could have hindered them to ever to be together, yet they find forgiveness and compassion inside themselves and with each other at the direst times. This story was easy to immerse to, get lost in it and the constant danger lurking around. The captivating cast of the characters charmed me with their kindness, toughness, and affection to each other, definitely an intriguing series to be followed! ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meg is a woman on the run from her abusive ex. After calling on a sorority sister from college, she becomes part of a program designed to help those in her situation. Her case comes with the added trouble - association with a company manufacturing faulty bulletproof vests. Cooper Johnson, Navy Seal, is home on leave to help his family after his sister is killed in the line of duty. Accepting a temporary assignment of protecting the friend of his ex-superior’s wife, he spends his off time trying to locate the owner of the company responsible for his sister’s death. When I read the blurb, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this story to read. It pushed all the right buttons. I loved the story line. The setting wasn’t what I expected but it worked, and worked well. The author did a good job of throwing in some twists and turns and would’ve been great, but I had a few concerns. For a woman thought of as having a spine of steel and running from an abusive ex., I found some of her responses contradictory and the timing of her actions delayed. Also, some borderline TSTL moments pulled me out of the story a little bit. As far as Cooper, I found him sexy and drool-worthy. Unfortunately, I thought some of his responses ill-timed considering his determination to protect Meg. Still, their emotions felt real and the romantic scenes hot. All in all, I’d give this four stars.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
When I saw the title of this book I was drawn to it even though the author was one I was not familiar with. Boy, am I glad I got it. This book is the second one in Ms Vanak’s series titled SOS Agency. I have not read the 1st one, and can attest to the fact that it is a stand alone. The book centers around Cooper, A Navy Seal on leave, while helping his family run their bed and breakfast, as well as help in the healing after the death of his younger sister. Meg, is a Palm Beach socialite on the run from her abusive husband who has been sent to Cooper’s family ranch as a safe house. The book is filled with intrigue, suspense, and romance. But it so much more complex than that. It brings to light not only the devastating effects of domestic abuse, but also animal abuse. In addition to that, it highlights the dedication and risks of being in law enforcement. And let’s not forget, the honorable and dedicated men and women serving our country. In this case, a Navy Seal. How these strong men and women put their lives on the line for us, and at times , when they return , integration is not easy. Ms Vanak also deals with the importance of family, loyalty and friendship and of course love. So, thank you , Ms Vanak, for such a wonderful story. I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL by Bonnie Vanak is book number two in the SOS Agency series. This is Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson and Meg Taylor's story. Cooper is on leave to help his mother with the family farm. Also, it has only been six months since his sister was killed in the line of duty as a cop due to a defective bulletproof vest. He is determined to find who is responsible for the defective vest. Family comes before anyone or anything else. Meg needs a safe place to get away from her abusive husband. Cooper agrees to keep Meg safe at his family farm. There is definitely chemistry between them but neither or in a positon for a relationship. There are things from Meg's past that she hasn't shared with Cooper because she doesn't know who she can trust. How will Cooper react when he learns what Meg has been keeping from him? This story has it all! A Navy Seal and he is also a cowboy plus you get suspense, passion, danger, and dealing wih emotional issues. I loved Cooper and Meg's story. FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Fast paced and filled with intrigue! We follow along and chase the clues with them right up until the end to figure out who all of the bad guys are. This group of characters were fun to read about. Meg Taylor is lucky to have an old friend that puts her in touch with someone who can help her when she needs it most. She’s carrying a lot of secrets with her though, and eventually they are going to come back to bite her if she doesn’t soon trust Coop enough to let him help her. Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson is home on leave after losing his sister. He’s working around the family farm and just trying to heal and help his family get into a better place before he goes back to his job. When he gets a call from a former teammate, he’s happy to step up and help keep Meg safe until they can find a better place for her to go. He finds that having here there and spending time talking with her actually soothes his soul and helps him accept the loss of his sister. When the secrets Meg has been hiding finally explode and put the entire family in danger, will they be able to find the proof they need to get everyone back to safety before it’s too late?
Mommaleena More than 1 year ago
•Rescued Meg has finally escaped her abusive husband with the help of her friend Lacey and her husband thanks to their SOS Agency. They've also arranged for a safe place and protection until she can find the documentation she needs to put her soon to be ex-husband in prison. Meg knows she's on her own (except for her little dog Sophie that doesn't like men), she doesn't trust anyone, and she doesn't want to put anyone else in danger. While home on leave helping his mother, Coop a Navy SEAL is asked by his former squad leader to protect a woman and her ferocious dog, who is in trouble. Jarrett wouldn't give him any additional information about Meg other than he needed to train her dog. Coop would do anything for Jarrett, but family comes first. This is a very touching romantic suspense story that covers some strong issues. Physical abuse, death of family members, dangers of mafia, death of police that should've been protected, Navy SEALS, SOS underground railroad that promises safe shelter and help to start over from their abused spouse, but ends with a HEA. This was my first SOS Agency story, but it won't be my last. I was enthralled from the very beginning, I had to find out what happened next. Although this was the 2nd book in the series, I didn't feel as though I missed anything. However I'm sure I did. I do plan to go read the first book, I cannot wait to see what Bonnie comes out with next for the SOS Agency series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review. Due to adult situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older. Favorite Passage ~ New dreams, for dreams were countless as the stars. Life wasn’t an absolute. It was wonderfully gray and purple and blue and pink and all the colors in between.
Natalie_The_Biblioholic More than 1 year ago
3.5 "Coop can rescue me" stars!! Meg was a woman on the run and she was holding deadly secrets. Although she'd led a life of privilege, she basically fled with only her dog and the clothes on her back. Her husband was a monster and she had to get far away from him. Thanks to her best friend, she found a safe haven with a Navy SEAL, Cooper, and his family. Cooper was burdened by grief after his sister died due to a defective bulletproof vest. He was seeking justice against the company that manufactured that vest. Meg's secrets were just what Coop was looking for. The plot was certainly interesting and I was pleasantly surprised by how deep the deception went. The characters were likeable enough and although Meg's thought process could get frustrating at times, I was sympathetic to her plight. Cooper was definitely the star of this story for me. He was authoritative, lethal, tender and compassionate. A real hero in my book! Release Date: February 7, 2017 Genre: Romantic Suspense POV: Dual - 3rd person Steam: 2 out of 5 Book Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the SOS Agency series