Ice Dog: A Mercenary Masters Romance

Ten years ago, UN Interpreter Chelsea Mason was asked by her bosses to go in and document the illegal timber trade. She thought it would be an easy in-and-out job. The group of rebels had a different idea when they captured her for ransom. Her friend Jordan James comes to her rescue and they escape to the famed lifestyle club, Baker Street. Adam Wheldon, Chief of Security at the club is there to provide security and care for Chelsea.

Ten years and a baby later. Chelsea decides to surprise Adam with a trip to the soft opening for a lifestyle club in the Colorado mountains. Can they reconnect and find each other again?

Previously released in an anthology. It has been reedited and updated.

The Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars ADAM AND CHELSEA
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 14, 2023
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The story is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure—including danger and suspense. Also, this story will kick off another new series by Ms. Delta James, Mercenary Masters: Club Southside which takes place in Chicago.

The story starts in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, with Chelsea Mason there doing an investigation for the UN. She will be captured and held prisoner but not rescued by the USA. Instead, she is rescued by JJ and taken to Baker Street in London. There she will meet up with Master Adam Wheldon, who decides to dictate to Chelsea what she may and may not do. What a surprise to her when he comes into her room and things heat up.

The story will move quickly with years going by to the present day, where Chelsea and Adam are guests at Red Hills Resort in Colorado. For Adam, it is a working trip, but it will also be a celebration of their tenth anniversary. As with all of Delta’s books, there is plenty of erotic chemistry, passion, and explicit scenes.

Be sure to continue the Mercenary Masters: Club Southside with the first book, The Scoundrel—releasing February 17, 2023, featuring Kingston and Samantha.

Note: I previously read Ice Dog as part of an anthology and it is a great setup for the new series. If you love dominant men, feisty women, a mystery, suspense, danger, action-adventure, and plenty of sizzling hot passion—you’ll love the series
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So great!

How wonderful to see Adam get his own Happy Ever After. Chelsea is perfect for him. The ending is just what keeps me coming back for more!

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Sea Dog: A Mercenary Masters Romance

She broke their agreement, and he will make sure she pays the price.

Nina Olettta, one of the world’s foremost information brokers and forger had walked on the wrong side of the law for years.

Sully, had long thought the dark haired beauty was a prize worth winning.

When she breaks the agreement the Cerberus Group negotiated that would have kept her out of prison and alive, Sully uses a cruise to protect her.

Can he keep her alive while making sure she regrets breaking her word and teaching her that she belongs to him?

The Reviews!

Rhonda Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars I had a wonderful time reading this book.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 13, 2022
OMG! 'Sea Dog' is the sixth book in Delta James' "Mercenary Masters" series and this one just left me with a feeling of giddiness in the pit of my stomach! Although this book can be read as a standalone, it's so much better if you've read the previous releases, then you'd be like those of us who have been trying to wait patiently for Sully and Nina's story, and man, was it worth the wait? You betcha. Suffice it to say, it took Nina breaking the agreement with Interpol and for Fitz to tell Sully he needed to "Get the girl in your bed, dominate the brat, and I’ll arrange it so she can live here… with you.” “Why would I do that? I have never given any indication…” his voice trailed off as Fitzwallace rolled his eyes. “Are you still telling yourself that? Good God, man, you follow her around with your tongue hanging out, practically drooling. And when you’re not looking, she looks at you like a starving hyena does with a nice juicy antelope laid out before it. You should know that Nigel and Sawyer are betting the two of you will never figure it out, but Wyatt and I have faith in you.” Sully groaned. “What about Dex?” “Well, he’s been on the fence. He was siding with Nigel and Sawyer, but with this assignment, he’s betting you’ll figure it out.” James, Delta. Sea Dog: A Mercenary Masters Romance (pp. 11-12). Kindle Edition.
I giggled, sat on the edge of my seat, turned up the fan, and, in general, had a wonderful time reading this book. As I said, it was well worth the wait.
Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Short but steamy
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 24, 2022
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Nina finds herself in a pickle when she's double-crossed by a dangerous client. Luckily, Sully is there to save her and take her under him. He'd been waiting for the perfect opportunity to lure her into his clutches. Now he's got her and won't ever let her go.

A good short read but there are a couple of glaring questions she should have asked - 1. How did he know she was in danger? The answer is positively maddening. 2. What's his first name? The answer, when given on their wedding day, is something DJ must have researched a lot to make "Sully" a much better moniker. And I still hate Fitz. I just wanna slap him.
5.0 out of 5 stars SULLY AND NINA
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 3, 2022
The story is a spin-off from the Masters of the Savoy series, where some of the characters have had cameo roles, like Nina Oletta, an international forger and hacker for hire, and Fitzwallace and JJ from Baker Street BDSM club and the Cerberus Group.

Nina Oletta was rescued by the Cerberus Group, who negotiated a deal with Interpol that kept her out of jail. But this part of being a good girl, keeping her nose clean, and being legit wasn’t working out for her.

“No, she had one more lucrative score, and then she would go underground, reinvent herself and go back to doing what she did best—creating beautiful new identities, including electronic histories to go with them. Time to go back to something a little sexier, a little more fun, and a lot more lucrative.”

The story’s plot will have Nina taking a cruise after hacking into systems and clearing the way. She is scheduled to meet a Bratva member who has had plastic surgery, left his family behind, and brought his young mistress. He is planning to start over, and he needs Nina to help him with his new identity. But he won’t be the only one starting over; she plans to disappear and find a new life somewhere else. But her plans aren’t as secretive as she suspects, and Fitzwallace will send Sully trying to stop the chain of events.

The story is a fabulous prequel to start this new series. I liked how Sully one-ups Nina and makes arrangements for better accommodations to keep her in his sights. His goal is to wine, dine, and bed her, to keep her safe—even from herself. What was to be a night of self-discovery in BDSM ends before it even begins. Nina will find herself in life and death danger, and her white knight will rescue her—but there is a price to pay. It will include dominance and submission, consensual punishment, and ends with pleasure.
Sully: You’re safe, Nina. Fitz is taking care of everything. Wyatt will pick us up in Genoa and transport us back to London.

Nina: It’s fine. However, you want to handle it. JJ says it’s always such a relief when she can just ask Fitz to deal with it. So please, Sully, will you deal with this for me?
Sully: Yes, sweetheart, I will. It’ll be okay, Nina. I’ll take care of everything. Come on, let’s get this over with.
Nina: You don’t have to do this. I get it.
Sully: But not as much as you will when I’m done. We may as well start out the way we’re going to go. You’re getting spanked for a myriad of reasons. Submit or safeword out, Nina.
Nina: I want this, well not this, but I want you, and I want what my friends have.

Big Dog: Mercenary Masters #5

So good to see Wyatt find his mate. I really enjoyed reading this book. The entire series has been a great read. Looking forward to reading more!

The Reluctant Retiree

He’s going to make her obey. Then he’s going to make her his.
The last time they met, Wyatt Moore took Makenna Dalton over his knee and spanked her bare bottom, then bent her over the couch and taught her what it means to be truly put in her place.
Then duty called and he thought he might never see her again. Until today…
Now she is not only under his protection, but in his custody, and he’s more than ready to blister her beautiful backside as often as necessary to ensure her recklessness doesn’t get her killed.
She’ll be wet and needing more when he’s done, but this time he won’t be leaving her that way.
This time he won’t be leaving her at all.
He’s keeping her, whether she likes it or not.

The Reviews

Beverly Ann McCall
3.0 out of 5 stars Big Dog (Mercenary Masters)
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 30, 2022
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Big Dog is the fourth installment in Delta James’ military romance series entitled Mercenary Masters. Readers me the male protagonist, Wyatt Moore in the other books in this series. He is a former Delta Force team member and an exceptional helicopter pilot. Wyatt met Makena Dalton while they were on active duty. They shared a passionate one-night experience that was electrifying. However, their military commitment did not bode well for a relationship and the two lost track of each other until Destiny intersects their paths. During their time apart Makena was taken captive, tortured, and eventually escaped. Vowing revenge on Bagdad Sayeed, the antagonist, and his human trafficking syndicate, Makena sets her course to systematically destroy them. Will Wyatt and Makena reconnect? How will Makena’s determination to seek revenge impact their possibility of a future?

As in the other books in this series, readers will find explicit descriptions of sexual scenes. Initially as I started this series, I found myself with a few reservations particularly with the some of the BDSM sexual scenes. However, to Ms. James’ credit, her book blurb does refer to this as a rough romance, thus providing her readers with an option of choice. You may wonder why I continued reading this book? I was intrigued with her writing style and the suspense prong of her dual-prong plot. Her mastery at the literary devices of characterization, dual POV, dialog, and descriptive language allowed me to look passed the BDSM scenes and focus on the interplay between the characters. Once again, Ms. James did not disappoint me with her great storytelling and leaves me determined to finish the series.
Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride with great characters
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 10, 2021
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The books in the Rough Romance series by Delta James are interconnected standalones, each written with dramatic intensity and powerful characters. In ‘Big Dog’ we once again get a leading man who is highly skilled in his career and also highly skilled as a Dominant. Wyatt is a pilot with nerves of steel as he gets his team of fellow special operatives in and out of incredibly dangerous train all around the world, while providing air cover for them from on board weaponry. Makenna, a memorable woman with whom he only had one night because of deployment, is as smart as she is beautiful. She utilizes her own nerves of steel as an explosives expert. After she is kidnapped and abused, she manages to save herself by using her own intelligence and skill … she is an extremely capable and inspiring leading lady. She is Wyatt’s equal in every way, which is what makes the D/s relationship they enter into so powerful.

This story is very fast-paced and engaging. Wyatt and Makenna have to fight fiercely for the ending they deserve. If you’re familiar with the series, you’ll see a lot of familiar characters as the globetrotting Cerberus Group does its thing to battle evil in a wicked world. I really hope we are going to get a book about Sully!
Reading Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Explosive💥!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 16, 2021
This is the fifth book in the 'Mercenary Masters Series' and Delta did another amazing job. Her ability to tell a story and peak your interest from the first pages is extraordinary. This book is no exception, it starts with us first meeting Mak and Wyatt in a war zone. Mak had played a prank on Wyatt and his bunk mates and then later that evening they find themselves at the same bar. Wyatt observes Mak hustling some fellow service men in darts. He knows these guys are arrogant asses with bad attitudes riding their daddy's shirt tails through their enlistments. As Mak takes them for the grand hustle of the evening, Wyatt warns her to be careful with her windfall and have somebody walk her out. Mak being the independent woman that she is, leaves on her own. Wyatt barely saves her from being gang raped. Wyatt decides to give Mak a lesson in safety using dominance and spankings to drive his point home. This is Mak's first experience in being dominated and realizes that she is extremely comfortable and aroused being a sub for Wyatt. They spend the night together and Wyatt must leave early in the morning for his deployment. He knows that he has feelings for Mak, so he leaves her a note wishing her well.
Fast forward seven years and Mak is back in the Middle East as an explosive expert. She finds that her way of releasing stress is to frequent BDSM clubs. She is now an alpha sub who enjoys an occasional whipping or spanking from a Dom but never participates in any type of intimacy or after care. While visiting a club she is kidnapped by a sex trafficking ring and finds herself at the mercy of none other than the infamous and sadistic Sayeed. While being held captive she is tortured and abused sexually, physically, and mentally. She finds her strength in her sub training and is able to compartmentalize her horrific experiences mentally. While she is Sayeed's captive, Cerberus Group hears of other women being held as slaves by Sayeed and initiates a rescue mission not knowing that Mak is being held at the same location. Wyatt is now the pilot for the Cerberus Group and plays an important part in the successful rescue mission. While the rescue is taking place, Mak finds the opportunity to free herself and is successful in her escape into freedom. She is now on a mission of revenge to take down anyone and everyone that had anything to do with her kidnapping. Cerberus Group hears of Mak's escape and feels somewhat responsible for not helping her. What happens next has Wyatt and Mak back together where old feelings resurface and trouble is knocking.
I thought the plot was interesting and exciting. The characters were well written with depth and thought. The writing kept me on edge and I thought the book to be an amazing read. I wonder if this is the last of the series or if maybe Sully gets his chance at love??? I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Top Dog: Mercenary Masters #4

She was used to doing things her way. Then he took her over his knee.
When beautiful, headstrong medic Rhiannon Farrell disobeys her commanding officer and undertakes a dangerous mission on her own, she ends up over black ops soldier Sawyer Barnes’ knee for a painful spanking followed by an even more shameful demonstration of his dominance. But as humiliating as it is to be bared and punished like a naughty little girl, her body’s response to the infuriatingly sexy brute cannot be denied, and it isn’t long before she is calling him master.
As Sawyer introduces her to a world of stern authority and blushing surrender, every quivering climax makes it more clear that she belongs to him, but when Rhiannon is captured and held prisoner by a ruthless enemy will the ordeal change the nature of their relationship forever?

The Reviews

Reading Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 11, 2021
I absolutely was blown away by this book and feel it is the best of the 'Mercenary Masters' series. This is Sawyer and Rhiannon's story. When we first meet them they are on a mission for the Cerberus Group. Sawyer gets upset with an action taken by Rhiannon and administers his form of discipline. One thing leads to another and we soon have a dom/sub relationship with respect and love. Fast forward, on a new assignment something goes terribly wrong and Rhiannon is reluctantly left behind while the rest of the team escapes to safety. While in captivity, Rhiannon is tortured both mentally and physically. Restrains and whips are used as well as her being sexually assaulted. No one writes a villain as well as Ms. James and you can't help but hate Baddad Sayeed and his team of terroist. Rhiannon is rescued by the Cerberus Group right before being raped and is taken immediately to the hospital. During her hospital stay, Rhiannon is kept sedated so that her wounds are able to heal properly. No one is allowed to visit, giving Rhiannon too much time to think on her own and come up with wrong assessment of the situation at hand. Feeling like she has little to offer the world but her hunger for vengeance, she leaves on her own. The story continues years later with Rhiannon fine tuning her assassin techniques and her and Sawyer still pining for each other. The couple is given a unique opportunity to work together in helping a group of girls kidnapped by Bagdad Sayeed. What happens next is a thrilling adventure. We get to reconnect with past members and friends of the Cerberus Group. There is an abundance of action, conflict, espionage, and emotions that follows as well as some very hot🔥 sex. I highly recommend this book and hope there is at least one more in the series. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Amy Reads Romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Sawyer gets Rhiannon back
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 6, 2021
Sawyer and Rhiannon have been explosive from the get-go. Once they connect, Sawyer knows she is the only woman he will ever want again. Rhiannon feels the same way. She finds peace in submitting to him, and only him. As part of Fitz’s team, they work closely together.
When a black ops rescue mission goes bad several months later, Rhiannon is captured by the enemy. She knows Sawyer and the rest of their team will come for her. She just needs to survive. When they do reach her, and get her to the hospital, she is in bad shape. The torture has left scars on her back and on her soul She believes she is damaged, and Sawyer won’t want her any more. She does not believe she will be able to be his submissive ever again. She escapes from the hospital and disappears. It takes years for Sawyer to find her again.
Fitz and Sawyer manipulate her into coming back onto their team, as a sniper. She is one of the best. She plans to enjoy the time she has with Sawyer, then fade back out, but he has other ideas. He will never let her go again, and once they come back together, it is as if no time has passed. Now they have the common goal of killing the man who had her tortured, and then on with the rest of their lives.
This book is the best of the series so far. Sawyer was lost without his love, and finding each other has made them both whole again. Rhiannon is one of the author’s signature feisty heroines who can take care of herself, and the fact that she allows Sawyer to take care of her is a testament to their love. Their HEA is years in the making and oh so sweet. I cannot recommend this one highly enough
Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars A simply riveting all action romance and retribution story
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 6, 2021
Sawyer and Rhiannon have had an interest in each other since she joined their team and although very little is known about her life as a child, she has been a great asset to the team even though she is female and working in heavily combative area as the medic she shows no fear what-so-ever.
Rhiannon has a tendency to take action first and think of the consider the consequences later however, when any of her team are injured, she will let nothing stand in her way and on this one operation she is captured, tortured and left badly injured. She is also very badly beaten and nearly raped by the guards, she was also sexually assaulted and escapes from the hospital with taking her own vengeance in mind.
For nearly five years her team members and her Dom and the love of her life Sawyer have been trying to catch up with her but she is clever and seemingly always one step ahead and they feel as though they are constantly playing catch up, they will not give up on her no matter what it takes.
She is a very different woman from the medic that had been part of their team all those years before and she has spent her time catching up with those responsible for atrocities against women and children and she will not stop till the main culprit has paid the ultimate price.
A captivating read that will draw you in and hold your attention completely.
I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.

Bulldog: Mercenary Masters #3

How did I miss reading this before? This couple are almost too hot to handle. The chemistry between them is off the charts. I’m really looking forward to reading more!

The Reluctant Retiree

She wears the collar because she is his. She is his because her body knew its master.
The moment Olivia Miles resorted to fighting dirty in a fencing match, Lord Nigel Pederson decided to teach her a shameful lesson, but as her quivering bottom reddened under his punishing hand the arousal pooling between her thighs made it clear she needs to be mastered completely.
She will wear his collar, obey his every command, and await his permission to speak, and she will be sent to bed each night even more sore and thoroughly used than she was the night before.
She is his now, and he is going to leave her in no doubt of it.

The Reviews

Beverly Ann McCall
3.0 out of 5 stars Bulldog (Mercenary Masters #3)
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 14, 2022
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Bulldog is the third book in third book in Delta James’ Mercenary Masters series. In this book she focuses on Lord Nigel “Bulldog” Pederson and Olivia Miles. Bulldog is a member of Home Office as well as a titled gentleman. He is an alpha male and a Dom, just like the other male leads in this series. Due to his professional and personal responsibilities Bulldog and the men of Cerberus have a strong bond. Olivia is an American with a great talent for languages, thus, making her an excellent U.N. translator. She is also a friend of Jordon’s. Aware of Nigel’s skill in fencing, Olivia orchestrated a match. Playing dirty, she beats him and disappears. Destiny brings them together at JJ’s BDSM club. Olivia’s intention is to enjoy a one-nightstand. However, Destiny has other plans when she is soon the target of an assassination plot. Nigel is determined to keep her safe and to make this beautiful, obstinate, clever, and brave woman his. Neither can escape the magnetic and intense attraction to the other. He solicits Fritzwallace’s help. Will they be successful in keeping her safe? Is it possible for two strong-willed and focus individuals find love? You must read this book to discover their path.

As in the other books in this series, readers will find explicit descriptions of sexual scenes. Initially as I started this series, I found myself with a few reservations particularly with the some of the BDSM sexual scenes. However, to Ms. James’ credit, her book blurb does refer to this as a rough romance, thus providing her readers with an option of choice. You may wonder why I continued reading this book? I was intrigued with her writing style and the suspense prong of her dual-prong plot. Her mastery at the literary devices of characterization, dual POV, dialog, and descriptive language allowed me to look passed the BDSM scenes and focus on the interplay between the characters. Once again, Ms. James did not disappoint me with her great storytelling. At the end of this book, I am determined to finish the series.
Barbara R
4.0 out of 5 stars Saving Olivia
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 15, 2022
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Olivia's friend stumbled onto something dangerous and put her in danger too. Nigel is a Dom who's decided he wants submissive Olivia for keeps. She struggles with submitting to him and earns a lot of spankings. As he helps protect her, she realizes she wants his dominance, but she'll have to survive the threat against her. Plenty of stinging heat.
Reading Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Spankings, Murders, and Mystery, Oh My! 🔪💣💉
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2021
I absolutely loved this book. Delta drew me in on the first chapter and I could not put it down. This is book three of 'Mercenary Masters', and now my favorite of the series. Nigel and Olivia meet when paired up at an underground fencing match. Olivia wins the match by dirty tactics but underground fencing has few rules so Nigel accepts the defeat. Nigel is interested in the stunning Olivia but she refuses his advances thinking that he is too white bread for herself. Olivia plans on spending time with her friend JJ and enjoying JJ's BDSM club. She likes getting into sub space to let off steam and asked JJ to set up a club Dom for her. Nigel works in British Intelligence and sets up a surprise for Olivia at his friend's club. Olivia soon discovers that her Dom for the evening is non other than Nigel. Everything seems to be working out until the aftercare is to be administered. Olivia panics at the closeness and intimacy being offered by Nigel and uses her safe word to escape the situation. Olivia then finds herself in a jam when the friend she was to meet the next morning is murdered at the restaurant. Nigel offers Olivia protection and is advantageous In helping her to not being held as a suspect in the murder. In exchange for his offer, Nigel comes up with a new contract and terms for their soon to be relationship. Olivia is attracted and interested in Nigel and accepts all his help and guidance. What follows is a fast paced story filled with intrigue, mystery, romance and suspense. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Alpha Dog: Mercenary Masters #2

Now that I quit laughing at the ending, this one is great. I really enjoyed reading about how Baker Street club came to be. The interactions between Fitz and Jordan are priceless.

The Reluctant Retiree

He didn’t ask what she needed. He just gave it to her.
Jordan James is used to doing as she pleases and answering to no one, but when her life is threatened ex-special forces commander Robert Fitzwallace makes it his business to keep her safe. But the stern, sexy Scotsman isn’t just going to protect her. He’s going to master her.
She soon finds herself kneeling naked at Robert’s feet with her well-spanked bottom sore from a firm reminder of her place, and as Jordan is carried to her bedroom with the evidence of her blushing surrender still dripping down her bare thighs she knows there is much more to come.
He’s going to claim her so shamefully and completely that she will never forget who owns her.

The Reviews

Linda Reads
4.0 out of 5 stars An un-submissive Submissive meets her alpha match in Dom Fitzwallace
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 13, 2020
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This was an exceptionally steamy, BDSM story with heart. There is intrigue. Will the black ops succeed? And who wants JJ dead? Funny in places and scary in others. Not because of the BDSM but because of what JJ likes to do on the side.
Jordan James aka “JJ” has done things her way for a long time. After inheriting an old Victorian house with a prestigious address, she proceeded to make it THE BDSM club to attend in all of London. On the side she makes money in a variety of ways, some honest and others not so much in order to bankroll her exploits in saving women from the clutches of kidnapping and enslavement. There was no man strong enough to make her his Submissive. Or so this willful woman thinks. Enter Robert Fitzwallace, a huge bear of a man who likes his women strong enough to take him. Oh. My. Word. Does he ever…taker her that is!
Warning: JJ is treated roughly to bring her in line. It seems cruel unless you realize this is something that she really wanted: a strong man who could make her submit. She admits this desire many times. There will be spanking with hand and belt, hair pulling with rough talk. Also, moments of dubious consent. Still good if you like this genre.
I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and it comes recommended for those who enjoy BDSM stories with explicit steamy scenes, thrilling intrigue and maybe a little “taming of the shrew.” I quite enjoyed it 😉 I give it 4.5 steamy stars!
Pam Avery
5.0 out of 5 stars alpha dog
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 24, 2022
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Delta James spins a wonderful tale of strength, caring, and love with a bit of bite thrown in. It’s always an adventure when she lets you into her world. This Alpha is a bit much for me but our heroine was a wonderful match for him. In the end their love came together and everyone was in a better place because of them. I would and have recommended this author and her stories to many of my friends
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Again
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 13, 2020
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Even better than usual - which is really hard because all Delta's books are great. This book is amazing as Delta takes us into the world of a BDSM club owned by the very alpha woman Jordan James (known as J.J.) What happens when the super alpha Robert Fitzwallace enters the club to check things out and protect J.J. from whoever is taking pot shots at her is magical. Delta at her best. The meeting of titans, the immovable object meets the unstoppable force. These two characters are wonderful and their story is great. Loved her escape on the double-decker bus in London and her time in the recovery room. Both made me laugh - a lot

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

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