She betrayed the head of the Irish mafia years before. Now he’s the only person that can save her sister from being murdered.
For two years I worked undercover as the lover of the most ruthless man in Ireland. The night he was arrested, my betrayal became known and I ran. Now my only remaining family, my sister has been taken by rebels. If I agree to his bargain and become his can I trust he will keep his word?
I know better than most how dark and dangerous he is but I don’t have a choice …
The betrayal of my mate devastated me. I haven’t been with another woman since the night the feds arrested me. She thinks she can walk back into my life without reprisal?
Whether she accepts my bargain or not… she will pay for her deceit.
The Bargain is a dark suspenseful mafia romance in the Syndicate Masters series. If you like intrigue, men determined to possess their women, and the strong intelligent women who stand up to them, then you’ll love Delta James’ newest Kindle melting paranormal romance.
Mary Kirkland 4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this more than I thought I would Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 8, 2022 Verified Purchase Con is the head of the O'Neill crime syndicate which was the Irish mob. He's also a panther shifter. He wasn't a nice guy but he had found what he thought was a kind of happiness with Moira/Katherine when he found her and realized she was his mate. But it wasn't to be because she was an undercover cop and for a while he believed that she had died...until she showed back up at a bed and breakfast and waited for him to come find her because she needed his help. Katherine goes looking for help because her sister Christie has been kidnapped. Her sister is a nun and was teaching women of a village to read when someone kidnapped her. When her boss and the church aren't able to help her, she decides to reach out to Con, not knowing whether he'll help or kill her on the spot for betraying him. After spending time in the witness protection agency after she had to fake her death because Con had been able to escape the charges she helped to bring against him, she thought she was free of him even though she missed him. But he agrees to help rescue her sister but she has to agree to be his wife, submissive and sign her life over to him. He's a Dom and he's mad and hurt because of how she betrayed him but now he has her and he won't be letting her ever go and she's signed a contract acknowledging that she now belongs to him. When someone comes after Con and they find themselves in danger, they both realize just how much they care about each other. The ending was really good and I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. Con turned out to be a great guy in his own way.
VMG 💯dle Customer 4.0 out of 5 stars Proceed with Caution, NO BLURRED LINES Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 5, 2022 Verified Purchase Author Delta James has a "strong creative pen 🖊️ game". Give credit where it's due for the storyline, twists & turns, intermingling the history of the Wildcats brought forth by their Ancient Goddess, the purpose, & respecting the "reader" in HOW Ms. James gave the background 💯. The details, dialogues, business & interpersonal relationships were really Well Done 👍. Action packed + the energy was a DEFINITE COMPLIMENT to the whole book💯💯. Now for the WARNINGS !!!😟. 👉LISTEN Y'ALL, this relationship between KATIE & CON, the RULES of Dom/ Sub roles ??, IS NOT 🙅. WILL NOT🙅. AT NO TIME 🙅. be a CHOICE nor PROCLIVITY for MANY 💯💯💯. READER INCLUDED 👈💯💯. There is a SENSUALITY & HEAT 🔥 that the Author was WISE to LAYER IN 💯👍👏🧐. It in NO WISE detracted from the high voltage BDSM or the SHEER sexual aggressive nature of CON. DK, 🙅🤔 how much was him, his Panther, or a combination of the 2. Both craved Katie. KATIE was BADASS in her own right without Con💅😎. She did BRING IT & HOLD HER OWN in her profession. Intelligent, quick thinking, in dealing with disrespect from others. INCLUDING CON, believe it or not 🤦💯. Yet, it was WILLINGLY "FLEETING" on HER part when it came to Con. The "Sub" Love dynamic, perhaps 🤷. Not a criticism, just the fact of who this character was, imho. However, the LOVE between them is apparent 💯. LOYALTY is demonstrated in unconventional ways. Again, 👉 apparent 💯💯. This read is GRAPHIC, FULL GROWN, HEAVY BDSM EROTICA folks🤦💯. NOTHING LIGHTWEIGHT. A first venture out of "curiosity" as a reader, the subject matter ( also "1st curiosity 💯) & to check out this Author's "book work". # Curiosities No More🙅... # Everything isn't for Everybody 👈🤷.
Spinneretta 4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 7, 2022 Verified Purchase This is the first book in the Syndicate Masters series, but it is set in the same world as the author’s other books, and there is a small cameo by some of them. It should also be noted that this is erotic fiction, with elements of BDsM, so if that is not your thing, then this book is not for you. When Kate left Con three years ago, her job had been to betray him to Interpol, after which they faked her death. When Kate’s sister, a nun, is kidnapped, it’s to Con she has to turn for help, and the price he is asking, is one she is more than willing to pay… There is more to Con and his mob connections than meets the eye, however, and danger that follows him is just as deadly. Although Con is a shifter, this is almost an incidental aspect to the story. In reality, it is more about a second chance romance between the lead characters, the heroine having betrayed him before. There are some pretty tough scenes to start with, but everything is quickly cleared up- it is, after all, a romance! This is a quick and dirty read, very much focused on an immediate danger to the couple in question, rather than the shifter history, or even their own back history. It makes for a fast paced, quick read, but isn’t an in-depth urban fantasy type story. If you enjoy alpha shifters with some BDsM tendencies, then this one is for you.