Devil Dog: Mercenary Masters #1

They took his woman. He’s going to take her back.

Dex is a brute who doesn’t hesitate to take his woman over his knee for the kind of spanking that leaves her sore, sobbing, and ready to be reminded of her place in a much more shameful way. Fortunately for Mallory, he’s also a US Marine Raider who knows how to run a rescue mission.

When she took a job in a country on the brink of war, Mallory had no idea what she was getting herself into, and there is only one man she can count on to bring her home after things go south.

The same man who is going to blister her bottom for running away in the first place, then lead her to the bedroom to remind her who she belongs to so thoroughly she never doubts it again.

The Reviews

Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars A relationship destined to survive!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 14, 2020
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This book by Delta James was intense. Dex is a Sargent in the elite Marine Raiders, and Mallory is an professor of art history. Their three-year relationship includes domestic discipline, and he doesn’t hesitate to spank her when he thinks it’s appropriate, such as because she’s disregarding her own safety. Mallory struggles with the concept of submission. She also struggles with Dex leaving on secret missions for the Raiders, which she knows are dangerous. Despite the fact that she is intelligent and educated, she doesn’t talk to him about it, doesn’t communicate with him.

Mallory puts together clues that Dex is going to propose marriage, and in a panic she flees when he’s on a mission. She takes a teaching assignment in a far away country on the brink of civil war. When Dex comes home from his mission he is looking forward to seeing her, and instead finds a ‘Dear John’ letter. Without hesitation, he risks everything including his life and his career to save her.

Although the country the action takes place in is a fictional one, the characters there play into Middle Eastern stereotypes, which may be uncomfortable for some readers. The story is full of passion, tension and danger right to the very end!
Linda Reads
5.0 out of 5 stars Power-dynamic-based relationship – lots of spanking and lots of … steam!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 19, 2020
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There are some potential trigger-scenes in this book of attempted rape, kidnapping, execution and more. So be aware. Well-written, fast-paced, steamy book for sure. Only read if none of the aforementioned bothers you…
I’m not a feminist but Dex’s treatment of Mallory in the beginning, well honestly, throughout the book, made me cringe with indignation. If she doesn’t do what he wants her to do, there is a spanking which will ultimately culminate in burning up the sheets, but still…Dr. Mallory Lawson is a tenured Professor of Art History at the local University and well-respected in her field. So, to watch her giving in to Dex’s “whims” is at first difficult until I understand that this is their relationship. Mal doesn’t want to accept that she has these needs and desires, but Dex sees in her what he needs. Dex is well-respected in his own rite in the US Marine Raiders until he goes off range to protect Mallory from herself. I loved the book once I accepted the fact that the H and h wanted this relationship and all of it was consensual.
There is intrigue, all those things mentioned above but also some really strong people, entertaining people and some really bad people. Besides the steam of which there is a lot, the best part was the speech Mallory made to General Hassen in chapter 11. Very compelling. Well-done Ms. James! I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and it comes highly recommended if you like any of what I have said.
5.0 out of 5 stars Frighin fantastic book read ln 1 day
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 13, 2020
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Devil dog is another 5 star read from delta James in this book she's bringing in another group like the wild mustang security firm this one is called cerebrum which i hope delta brings in more stories with this firm!! This book brings us the story of Dex whi is a US RAIDER MARINE AND MALLORY his very stubborn woman. Mallory after being with Dex for a few years decides that she isn't sure that this was what she wanted for herself and Dex so against strong objections she goes to another country to teach in place for her friend Sara. Dex comes home from his job to find a dear John note on fridge and decides he's going to go get his woman back and since this was an ARC given to me im telling you to go get the book and read ALL THAT DEX and the Cerberus team go through its one wild ride i can tell you i read this ARC in 1 day i could not but down until it was finished and for Delta please give us more!!!

Devil Dog

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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