Review – Croft (Wild Mustang Security Firm)

Delightful! There were several times that I fought to keep the laughter in. I don’t think my husband would have understood it but I loved every minute of it.

The Reluctant Retiree

The last thing a photojournalist with a secret needs is a former Navy SEAL on a mission to find the truth.

When a ransom is demanded for her brother’s life, photojournalist Finlay Reid needs a guide to the rendezvous to make the exchange. What she gets is Wild Mustang Security Firm’s, Billy Crofton.

Croft is hot, ruthless and dominant. Finn tries to keep the former SEAL at bay but finds that something in his heated gaze makes her heart skip a beat.

When he catches Finn in a blatant lie, Croft thinks nothing of introducing the spirited photographer to the consequence of old fashioned discipline. As Croft and Finn wind their way through the Grand Canyon to the exchange point, things become more heated than the Arizona sun.

Croft never expected Finn to push all his buttons; Finn never thought she’d yield to his demands … or respond so wantonly.

But the truth is even more dangerous than either of them realized…

The Reviews

Linda Reads
4.0 out of 5 stars “Delta’s stories are filled with erotic encounters of romance and discipline.”
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2021
Yes, this is an actual quote from the last page of my book. Believe me, Ms. James lives up to that statement. It is not hype! Sensual, explicit, arousing and entertaining are only a few of the ways to describe her books. This book was formerly “Forever Finn” because the most poignant and significant proclamations in the book is “Always and forever, Finn. Always and forever.” Who wouldn’t love a book where the man is over-the-moon in love with his woman? In reality, his treatment of her as a customer could have been abuse and lawsuit-worthy. 🤓 But I LOVED it.
Finlay Reid aka Finn is on a mission to save her brother from kidnappers but needs the assistance of a good tracker to get where she needs to meet them in the Grand Canyon. Enter Billy Crofton aka Croft of the Wild Mustang Security Firm. He senses something more at play here but can’t quite figure it out. Problem is he is attracted to her physically if he can overlook her snark. He, like the rest of the Wild Mustangs is into spanking discipline and she is just too outspoken. But then again, he wants a woman “who is his equal, who is willing to yield to his authority.” Could she? Would she? Whoa…her first spanking and its result. 😜
There is intrigue, spanking and what follows, humor, more spanking and what follows, and an intro to Noah. I want to read Noah…he’s gruff and no-nonsense. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and it comes highly recommended for readers who enjoy what happens AFTER the spanking. 😉
4.0 out of 5 stars Inyriguing
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2021
This is supposed to be an expanded version of Forever Finn, which I read in 2019. If I am being completely honest, if there is a difference between the two books, I didn't notice it. That being said, I will stick with my review from Forever Finn, which is below.

I don't know if it is Delta James intention, but her books always make me think. I love that her female leads are strong, intelligent, and independent women, and Finn is no different. One thing that is so intriguing is the quandary she has about whether she can submit to Croft, and if there is something wrong if she does.

I also appreciated that Croft and Finn's instalove or Insta connection was acknowledged upfront and discussed by the characters.

This book had its fair share of action, intrigue, and suspense. Any time spent with the team from the Wild Mustang Security firm is going to be fraught with dominant males, strong women, adventure, danger, witty banter, love, friendship, loyalty, and lots of laughs. Don't forget the romance, sometimes intense steamy scenes, and the spankings. If any of these things are offensive to you, take a pass on this book.

One thing that bothered me was the way the Christopher and Finn situation was resolved. I really thought there would be more. I am never opposed to an epilogue.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Never lie to an ex Navy Seal!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 13, 2021
This second book in the series has Finn hiring the Mustang Security Firm to help find her "lost" brother, who isn't really lost, but has actually been kidnapped and needs to be rescued. Croft, an ex Navy Seal,is assigned to help her out and is not very pleased when he finds out he has been lied to. This leads to Finn's first lesson in what happens when Croft is deceived or his instructions are ignored. But of course, Finn, being the independent, stubborn woman that she is, is undetoured and continues with her reckless and defiant ways, leading to many punishments for her and many adventures and problems for both of them, as well as steamy romance, because this is after all a Delta James book.This book can stand alone, but as in all of Delta's series, characters from the previous book are included, so reading them in order will definitely heighten your enjoyment.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

Review – Savage Mate: Mystic River Shifters Book 2

The first time she saw him he was coming out of the river… Oh! what a view.

Jackson Miller (Jax) left the SEALs to return to his small hometown, Mystic River, Alaska where all the residents are shifters. He’s a grumpy bear shifter and the sheriff.

Autumn Bradley was hiking with her fiancé for a birthday weekend. When he decides Alaska is a bit too rustic for his tastes, he leaves Autumn behind to hike out by herself. Unknowingly taking the sat phone, compass and GPS with him, leaving Autumn without directional assistance in the path of a snowstorm.

Once the rangers discover one of the hikers has failed to return to the base camp. They call in the best tracker they know… Jax. He is not exactly happy to go out in the bad weather to track down the irresponsible woman. Learning she is his fated mate was rather shocking.

Even if they make it out of the storm will she ever be accepted in his small town of shifters?

Come visit Mystic River, Alaska a small, remote town that has always been a safe community for different types of shifters. These shifters are gorgeous, possessive and finding their fated mate is high on their priority list.

Take a walk on the wild side with these curvy heroines, their sexy fated mates and scenes that sizzle.

The Reviews

Kathy Heare Watts
February 20, 2023

The story is part of the new Mystic River Shifters. It will have a great cast of characters, including humans and shifters. The two main characters will be Dr. Autumn Bradley, a veterinarian from Seattle, and Sheriff Jackson ‘Jax’ Miller of the town of Mystic River on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

The story’s plot will have Autumn and her fiancé, Porter Martin, III, on Kodiak Island to celebrate Autumn’s birthday. They will have a falling out, and she realizes that he isn’t the man for her. She will give him back his ring and take off on one of the trails, and Porter will leave the island. It isn’t until he is contacted by the rangers from the National Forest Service that they realize he has abandoned Autumn and she is missing. They will contact Jax, one of the best trackers, to find her—especially with a storm system approaching.

Kodiak Island, Alaska is home to all kinds of shifters, one of which is Jax, a Kodiak bear; his deputy, Kyra, is a lynx; and his friend, Ash, a park ranger, a wolf shifter. Ash will contact Jax to search for Autumn.

“I’d best start looking for our little runaway.”

The story has mystery, suspense, danger, and a lone Kodiak bear realizing this little human is his fated mate. He will protect her from a dangerous predatory, spank her for her behavior, gets her to his cave, and keep her safe.

Jax: I told you to stay put on the boat. That’s the last time you disobey me without any consequences. I meant what I said; if you’d gone into the water, I’m not sure you would have survived. Got it?
Autumn: I understand English, Sheriff. But last time I checked, you had no authority over me. None.
Jax: I wouldn’t bet on that. That snowstorm is going to be nasty. They are predicting whiteout conditions for the next couple of days. That means you’re stuck with me in my cave.
Autumn: I won’t be any trouble.
Jax: You couldn’t be more wrong about that if you tried. You’re all kinds of trouble, Doc. Fortunately for you, I like trouble. In fact, you’re the kind of trouble I’ve been looking for.

Mac (Wild Mustang Security Firm)

How did I not see this before? This is really amazing. Wonderful story, characters that everyone can relate to. I truly enjoyed it.

The Reluctant Retiree

She got away once …
He’ll make sure this time she is thoroughly reclaimed.

When US Marshal Ethan McDaniel is sent to Arizona on a fugitive retrieval assignment, he is confronted by his former love, Willa Reynolds.

Sparks fly when Willa becomes a material witness and must surrender to Mac’s authority as her protector.

It isn’t long before Mac asserts his protection in all areas of their renewed relationship…and Willa realizes that being claimed by the marshal is all she ever wanted.

The Reviews

Beverly Ann McCall
3.0 out of 5 stars Mac (Wild Mustang Security Firm #1)
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 14, 2022
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Mac is the first book in Delta James’ Wild Mustang Security Firm series. In it, readers meet Willa Reynolds and Ethan “Mac” McDaniel. Willa runs and owns a horse resort ranch specializing in memorable camping adventures. Willa is a remarkable tracker and marksman. Aside from running her ranch, she rescues and relocates wild mustangs from capitalist rustlers whose only desire is financial gain. Mac is a U.S. Marshall heads up a Fugitive Retrieval Team. Both Willa and Mac are strong, obstinate, self-reliant individuals. At one time they were in a relationship; however, lack of communication and misunderstandings catapulted them into different paths. But Destiny brings reunites them together when Mac is assigned the capture of a runaway criminal, Eastwick. As Eastwick attempts his escape on horseback, he encounters Willa. In an unguarded moment Eastwick confesses to the murder of his wife. This new information puts Willa in danger and lands smack in the middle of Mac’s pursuit. What happens when Mac and Willa reunite? Will there be sparks? Can Mac keep her safe? Will they find happiness? You must read this book to see what unfolds.

Ms. James once again does a remarkable job in this romantic suspense. I enjoy her skillful use of conversational dialog, internal monologue, dual POV, and descriptive language. Combining all these literary devices, she adeptly draws readers’ attention with vibrant scenes, rich dialog, and witty banter. Nicely done, Ms. James.
Linda Reads
4.0 out of 5 stars Must like strong alpha male who spanks his woman for disobeying his orders…sizzles!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 28, 2020
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OK. Right off I must say sometimes these books can bother me, and not in a good way because I want the woman to be strong too. Because that is exactly what Willa is most definitely, this book is saved in my opinion. Willa turns all warm and gooey when Mac swats her a** and then…flash, bang, fireworks!
Willa and Mac meet by chance, have a substantial fling where he actually moves to live on her ranch, but he gets a promotion on the other side of the country. They part ways and then he has an opportunity to return five years later. This is where our story takes place. We get lots of sizzle starting on page one.
Mac is US Marshal Ethan McDaniel in Fugitive Retrieval and as such has been tasked to get back Simon Eastwick, a wife killer. Mac is back to get his fugitive and his woman. Can he do both? After five years will the strong-willed Willa accept his return? Along the way we get some terrifically steamy moments. Love the ending.
If the daddy dom trope doesn’t work for you, pass this book on by, but I truly enjoyed it once I accepted that Willa really wants to submit to his authority and likes getting spanked. There is no humiliation or shaming involved in Mac’s dom or I would have stopped reading.
Meghan K. (Books2lovenow)
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Spanking Western
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 26, 2021
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I really enjoyed Mac and Willa's story. The plot was well written with no plot holes that I caught. All the characters were interesting and we'll rounded.

There were only a few things that bothered me. The begining of the story was a bit jumpy it was a little confusing to get the time line. Once you got into the main story every flowed well. I would have liked to have seen a little more character growth on both Mac's and Willa's parts. Willa I would have liked for her to come to terms with needing help and submitting to Mac. On the other hand I felt like Mac never really acknowledged the difficulty Willa was having to submitting mentally. Physically yes she did but mentally it was really hard for her. I would have liked him to really have helped her through it rather than just strong arming her. Yes he was dominant but he wasn't being a very good dominant when he ignored her troubles.

Overall, though, an enjoyable sexy story with some real humor in it.
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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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Hampton (Wild Mustang Security Firm) 

How did I miss this!

This is a great story about the beginning of the Wild Mustang Security firm. John and Mandy are great together. Now, I want to know more!

The Reluctant Retiree

He loves the chase…

John Hampton is a US Marshal on the way home from an extended fugitive retrieval assignment. When he stops in at his favorite steakhouse he finds that what he wants most … isn’t on the menu.

Mandy Adams wasn’t looking for love, least of all at work. She’s not only surprised at John’s attention but also her quickly developing feelings. John is on the fast-track to claiming Mandy as his own, but Mandy balks at the bossy marshal and flees when her feelings for him threaten to overwhelm her.

Apparently, she isn’t aware that a marshal’s tenacity in running down a target isn’t limited only to fugitives, but to naughty females as well. He soon has both sets of her cheeks blushing from his attention.

But when the chase is over, will Mandy still be able to resist his brand of courtship?

The Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars HE LED, AND SHE FOLLOWED
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
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The story of US Marshall John Hampton and Mandy Adams is an insta-love novella. From the moment John laid eyes on Mandy, he is ready to claim her as his. They will meet at The Tavern, where Mandy is shooting pool for high stakes against a know-it-all lawyer. When she wins, he comes at her, but that is a mistake, especially with John witnessing it.

The story is about these two and their quick relationship. John knows what he wants and goes after it—convincing Mandy won’t be an easy thing for her to accept. After a lifetime of disappointments, she is anti-love and would instead love them and leave them rather than get into a relationship. But this time, she has met her match—and while John is sex on a stick, he is also a dominant who believes in discipline.

“No, I think you’ve been very clear about what you expect. As you said—you lead, I follow. The unspoken part was if I don’t, I can expect to get spanked.”

The story has several spankings and hot sex scenes. It involves a dominant man and a strong-willed, determined woman, who finally capitulates when she realizes that his word is the truth and not just thrown out there. But the journey is full of angst, determination, and acceptance.

“I think you may have met your match and found your girl.” –Mac

“I’m not sure whether to be intrigued, excited, or concerned.” –Mandy

“I think a combination of all three is probably fairly appropriate.”—John

“She realized she had fallen for a guy who would make the rules and expect her to follow them.”

While each of the Wild Mustang Security Firm stories works well together, they also read well as a stand-alone. They will have people from other stories, but that is because of their intertwined connections. Mandy works for Willa Reynolds, and John works with US Marshall Ethan “Mac” McDaniel.
Reading Susan
4.0 out of 5 stars Sassy + Alpha = Many Spankings
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
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This story is a prequel to Delta James' Wild Mustangs Security Firm Series. John Hampton is still employed as a U S Marshall and is on his way home from apprehending fugitives. Stopping for dinner he sees Mandy Adams spread over a table playing pool. He is instantly infatuated with her and let's his lust take over. He is driven in his pursuit of her and Mandy is overwhelmed by his dominance. The sex is off the charts but his rules and over abundance of spankings tend to be overbearing. I'm surprised Mandy was not permanently damaged by the end of their courtship. It is a quick read and was gifted to the reader. It is not my favorite book by this author. I enjoy Ms. James books when there is more storyline and the characters are more evolved.

High Bet: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #3

At night he invades my dreams… during the day I can’t forget the way he made me feel during those dreams.

I’m the leader of a rogue band of vixens, who left our origin skulk to live our dream—owning a catering company. The problem is our dream costs money, and we don’t have any. The solution is doing what foxes do best… steal. Now I’m way in over my head. The only thing standing between us and real danger is Jace Evans.

I am the leader of the Calos Syndicate and the Florida Panther clan. I deal in gambling, arms dealing, smuggling, and a lot of legitimate businesses that aren’t nearly as much fun as the illegal ones. In the next few weeks, I’m opening a luxury casino featuring a roulette wheel that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade. Bonding dreams with my fated mate has been an unexpected delight and has revealed the truth of who she is. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! She is neither panther nor human; she’s a sexy fox-shifter with a nasty temper and a rebellious streak a mile wide. Turning her is forbidden and she’s determined to fight me. But what do I care? I love a challenge, and if it’s illegal, so much the better.

In the end I’ll win everything. She’ll come to me, and when she does, I’ll make all her deepest, darkest dreams come true.

The Syndicate Masters are in the US! They were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.

On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos, and gambling among other things. Get ready for over-the-top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates.

The Reviews

Donna L
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023
Nothing is more satisfying than relaxing while reading a shifter story by Ms. James.
This cracker of a story was fast-paced, action-packed, and had a solid storyline. The
characters were well-developed and realistic despite their paranormal abilities.

Jace was progressive in his attitude to his mate. Their link was established before they
met. A powerful Panther shifter and alpha to his clan. Head of the Carlos syndicate. He
connected with Lauren through Dreamtime on an astral level. He was content with the
knowledge that he would recognize his fated mate on sight and did not actively seek her
out. Once Jace found Lauren and her vixens, he offer them the protection of his clan.

Jace plagued Lauren’s dreams. His presence soothed her and left her feeling content.
Lauren and her small group of vixens turned to stealing to gain independence. This put her in the firing line of the Albanian mob. Keeping them safe took its toll. I feel that Lauren danced on a fine edge of fear and vulnerability, and was happy to hand the
responsibility over to Jace.

I loved this story with its larger-than-life characters. I liked the twist and turns that kept me glued to the pages. Entertaining from start to finish.
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023
While the story is part of the Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard, it will read as a stand-alone story. The story was set up at the end of High Stakes and I was fascinated with what little teaser was shared. The story did not disappoint this reader. I loved the characters and their interactions. I loved how Jace and Lauren had a deep connection before they met—even if it began in the dream world. The role that Lauren acquired as Alpha of a rogue band of vixens was never her intent, but she took her responsibilities seriously and did the best she could.

“You can’t hide forever little one. The link between us is growing stronger, and in the end, it will lead me to you.”

The story is full of mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, and yes, definitely romance. I love the chemistry between Jace and Lauren and really hated to see their story end. The story has the good, the bad, and the evil in people and shifters. But, gladly, those who deserve retribution for their evil ways will find it in the end. Jace never really forces Lauren to accept his claim of fated mates—because they had shared on a higher plain with their erotic shared dreams. I think she was shocked to actually find him in person, and running away, but that won’t stop him from finding her. Every girl needs a strong man in her corner—even if she doesn’t think she does. I think that with all the responsibilities and burdens of leading the other vixens, giving over control to Jace was liberating.

“Be careful what you wish for, little one. You have a deal.”

When Jace and his soldiers come to the aid of Lauren and her vixens, they are kind, with reasonable options and solutions. There was no force, only realistic acquisition of the girls.
Lauren: Do I have a choice?

Jace: You always have choices, Lauren. It’s just that today I’m the best choice out of what I’m sure you see as a lot of bad options.

“Make no mistake, Lauren, you belong to me—heart, mind, body, and soul.”

Lauren: You’re impossible.
Jace: I am alpha and your fated mate. The whole kit and kaboodle of you will mind me.
What happens when evil comes to destroy? Has Lauren’s determination to make a stand from her skulk become her downfall? What will Jace do—or his team?
Jace: Little one, are you all right?
Lauren: I am now.
Jace: Then let me get you home.
Lauren: I am home. The minute you put your arms around me, I was home.

The story does have an epilogue—and the end of it is a setup for another book—probably another series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodness!!! One of the Best Yet!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 31, 2023
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I absolutely loved this story! Anxiety, check. Suspense, check. Alpha shifters, check. Fated mates, check. Set in one of my favorite parts of the U.S., South Florida a panther shifter and his fated mate, a fox shifter find fated love. Don't miss this one!

Stealing Her Heart (Wild Hearts Book 1)

Wonderful contemporary western tale. I didn’t read the first edition of this book but I definitely enjoyed reading this rewrite of it. To see familiar characters from the Wild Mustang Security series was a wonderful addition. Well done!

The Reluctant Retiree

What’s more dangerous, stealing wild mustangs away from rustlers or losing her heart to the Texas Ranger who catches her?

Etta Ross is determined to rescue the small herd of mustangs from the rustlers who want to smuggle them to Mexico for slaughter. To do so, she has to avoid running into the legendary Texas Rangers.

When sexy Texas Ranger, Brody Jensen, finds Etta wounded, stranded and on foot in the middle of nowhere, Etta is forced to come up with a quick cover-story to explain away her dire straits. Brody knows the fiery beauty wasn’t out for a casual walk. He is bound and determined to protect Etta who is adamant she can save herself.

Can Brody find a way to tame Etta’s wild ways while stealing her heart for himself?

This book was previously published under a different title/author name. It has been re-edited, updated and expanded slightly.

The Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars DO YOU SUBMIT TO MY AUTHORITY?
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2023
I was impressed with this contemporary western story by Ms. Delta James, and it kept my attention and the pages turning as the tale unfolds. The story is full of mystery, suspense, murder, theft, angst, and passion. The tale takes the reader on a roller-coast ride of emotions, action, and adventure in this life and death story. Seeing that this is the first book in a series, I am already anticipating the next book. The story has a great cast of characters, and interactions, along with an intriguing storyline.

Multiple world champion equestrienne, Etta Ross, is passionate about many things, and that includes saving the wild mustangs that she knows are being captured, transported to Mexico, and sold to slaughterhouses. She can’t just allow that to happen, and along with her champion horse, she will attempt to rescue and lead a group of mares and fouls to safety.

Texas Ranger, Brody Jensen is concerned about the tire tracks he found, especially considering that there is a weight difference in the coming and going tracks. Going back to the area he will find Etta Ross on foot, but she has been shot in the shoulder. Dealing with her belligerent attitude, sassy mouth, and refusal of medical care will have him forcing the issue, including telling her he will arrest her. Learning that she knows the ringleader and that he also has her prized horse, adds to this case.

The plot will take the issue of the Mustangs to a more sinister level of crime. Etta won’t leave well enough alone and allow the Rangers to do their own investigating and Brody will take her to task. True to his word, he is going to punish her and then claim her.

“Brody. Her gentle whispering of his name felt like submission, sweet and welcome. And surprising.”

“That’s not how a remorseful little girl behaves, Etta. You don’t call me names, and you quit your squirming. You’re not going anywhere until I’m sure I’ve gotten through to you. Well, you let me know when you are done fighting and want me to think about this being over.”

The story will keep the reader on the edge of their seat as the Rangers uncover more about the rounding up of the wild mustangs. Taking Etta’s highly insured prized horse makes it grand theft, and there will be offers of deals being made. But is that going to be enough to keep Etta safe? Etta comes from a line of well-known great-grandparents, and she was brought up to ride, fight, hold her own, and shoot, and when she does shoot, she hits her target.

Brody is keeping her at his home and not allowing her to leave and there are many spankings to keep her in line. He has never had a woman he wanted, and his wild cowgirl has proven to be a spunky, sassy, handful, but he is determined she will be his. If he isn’t spanking her, putting her in the corner, he is making love to her until she doesn’t want to leave.

The story is one of power exchange and has many spankings, including using a belt, and explicit sex scenes.

Note: I previously read the story by this author when she previously released it under a different pen name. I have been a fan of her books from the beginning.
Donna L
4.0 out of 5 stars ACTION PACKED
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2023
This contemporary western romance story by Ms. James is filled with danger,
action, suspense, a dominant male, and a feisty spitfire who puts her love of
saving wild Mustangs before her safety. Enter Texas ranger Brody Jensen who
was determined to keep Etta safe no matter how many times she ends up over
his knees. The relationship between Brody and Etta developed quickly, too quickly for Etta to accept initially. Despite her adversity to Brody’s methods to keep her safe, she could not deny how much she enjoyed the intense pleasure that followed his discipline. Etta was a spitfire but there never a doubt that Brody was in control.
He wanted to possess her body and soul. Etta was an interesting character. She did not like to be told what to do but thrived on it. She continued to try Brody’s patience with her impulsive, dangerous behavior but this earned her painful consequences.
Brody was the entire package. Protective, dominant, warm, and confident. I admired how he always put Etta’s safety first and foremost.
4.0 out of 5 stars It Didn't Feel Like Instalove!
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2023
I am not sure why I was expecting a shifter romance. Delta James has written a number of non-shifter romances. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this was one of her "fully human" romances, lol.

Brody and Etta's story had a nice amount of suspense. Behind the scenes, Etta was involved in similar work like Willa from Book 1 - Mac in The Wild Mustang series.

Etta was strong, independent, sassy, respected, and prone to putting herself in dangerous situations. I admired her fearlessness, while at the same time, thinking she was reckless. Brody was the typical dominant male believing strongly in discipline. He was also intelligent and respected in his own right.

There was instalove in this story, but it really didn't feel like it. I have to be honest. I can't remember if Brody and Etta had met previously, or if their meeting was a first time occurrence. It didn't feel like they didn't know one another.

Along with the suspense, there were elements of action and danger. I knew who was behind stealing the wild mustangs, but who was behind him? I still have questions. There was a whole mystery going on that would not have upset me had there were more details about it.

This was a fast paced read that I completed in one sitting. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. If dominant men, discipline spankings and detailed sex offend you, take a pass on this one.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

High Roller: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #2

Axel gave Victoria an impossible choice, and she chose him.

My brother is dead. He’s been dead for five years and no one seems inclined to bring those who killed him to justice. Well, no one except me.

I’m in negotiation with the Albanian mob. They think I’m going to stand with them against the others. They’re wrong. Atlantic City is my town… or at least it’s going to be. And then I see her across a crowded bar at one of the city’s best casinos.

When Axel saves me from a drunk at the Blue Eye, I let myself have a wonderful weekend of indulgence and pleasure. When Axel wants me for arm candy at a high stakes poker game I figure why not?

Only that poker game is about far more than I knew and now I’m caught up in it with no way out.

The Syndicate Masters are in the US! They were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.

On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos and gambling among other things. Get ready for over the top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates

The Reviews

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 5, 2023
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This is the second book in the Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard series. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, confrontations, trauma, possession/possessiveness, compromise, treachery, conspiracies, acceptance, corruption, frustration, determination, patience, revenge/vengeance, betrayal, chaos, murder, grief, justice, mayhem, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a h who is looking for her brother's killer(s) and all she can think about is the revenge that she wants to deal out to said killer(s) and the H is the leader of the Scimitar Syndicate, a Scimitar cat shifter and in need of a mate.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion
Jen B.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Mobster and a Greiving Sister
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 31, 2022
Axel leads his clan and he loves it. He wants to find his fated mate because he understands it's time and he's ready. He even has a good idea who she is so he's delighted when he sees her in a bar. Tori is grieving the murder of her brother and is determined to avenge his death. She gets swept away when she meets Axel in a bar. The two of them find themselves in danger and have to solve a mystery to find their happily ever after.

Axel is an alpha, a gangster, the head of his clan, and he is trying to modernize his people (but only a little bit because he's still an "alpha"). I like that he was willing to let Tori get used to his world before he forced her to become a shifter. Tori is smart and capable. I like that she taught herself how to avenge her brother's death. They are a good couple. They do fall in love immediately and both accept that they are fated mates. The author did give an explanation for how they fall in love so fast.

I enjoyed this book. I think you can read this without reading the other books in the series but I would suggest reading the prior book first since the events take place at the same time. This is a contemporary romance that takes place in New Jersey.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU ARE NO LONGER ALONE
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 30, 2022
The story is the second in the Syndicate Masters—Eastern Seaboard series. While it will mention some of the people from the first book, this book will read well as a stand-alone. The story will mainly focus on the two main characters, Axel Crane and Victoria ‘Tori’ Houghton.

The story will have some back story of Tori and her late brother David. It is his death that sets Tori in motion for revenge, and she begins to execute her plans. Axel knows it is time to lay claim to his fated mate—something that will make his clan very happy to see happen. When Tori and Axel meet and decide to have a hookup, they sizzle. Axel knows who she is, and she knows him and his reputation—but not that he is about to claim her. The erotic chemistry between them sizzles off the pages. I liked them together, but I will say that one scene was shocking but eventually resolved.

Tori: I’m not sure what to do with you, Axel.
Axel: I have a whole list of items I’d like to do with and to you.
Tori: Do I want to know what they are?
Axel: Depends on how lucky I’m going to get with you tonight.
Tori: Just tonight.
Axel: Oh, yeah. I’m going to get plenty lucky with you.
Tori: You’re sure of that.
Axel: I am. The only question is when that’s going to happen because you and I are inevitable—some might even say fated.
Tori: Does that no strings attached drink transfer to a hot anonymous night with you?
Axel: It wouldn’t be anonymous, but it would be hot, righteous, and nasty sex. I’ll have you naked before I get you on the bed and I’ll be at you all night.
Tori: Yeah? I think I could do with a night like that, but come tomorrow morning, it’s neutral corners.
Axel: Neutral corners in the morning, but you agree to have dinner with me and come to a high-end poker game with me tomorrow night.

The story is a fast-paced tale with things from the past and present intertwining. The chemistry also has angst besides passion. Not everyone is what they seem, some will betray those they call friends. The story has the good, the bad, and the dangerous. Life and death issues, murder, revenge, and resolutions are all part of this tale. I found the story exciting and the characters likable

High Stakes: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #1

A lone shot rings out, changing everything…

Killian O’ Neill controls the pulse of the vibrant horse racing world in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He also has ties to a powerful Syndicate in Ireland. Carlyn Murphy is the investigative reporter who took comfort in his arms for one night and then walked away.

On the trail of a story that could rock the thoroughbred racing industry and has far larger complications, a lone shot rings out. Instead of it hitting its intended target, Killian takes the bullet for Carlyn.

Saving his mate brings chaos, sizzling heat and enough chemistry to melt both your panties and your kindle.

The Syndicate Masters were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.

On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos and gambling among other things. Get ready for over the top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates.

The Reviews

	Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 4, 2022
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This is the first book a new series called Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard. It's a fast-paced and sequel to the book called The Pledge, that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, confrontations, possession/possessiveness, compromise, trauma, conspiracies, treachery, corruption, acceptance, frustration, determination, patience, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
In this story, the h and H have a history between them and someone wants her dead. The H is the head of the Firean Syndicate in upstate NY, the alpha of his black leopard shifter clan and controls the pulse of the horse racing world. The h is an investigative reporter and trying to learn what is happening to horses competing in the races.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta James Writes A Winner
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 10, 2022
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Syndicate Masters series is simply fantastic. Ms. James has written a shifter romance that makes the reader fall in love with the characters, drama, and hot steamy sex. I would like the author to write an update novella on the other couples. In addition, James's stories need expanded in certain areas--Let the hero gangsters show some claws so the heroines can be the light to their dark and add some life or death drama at the climax. After the claiming, the story wraps up without a big ending. A big ending is needed in future books. One area James does fabulous is creating characters that leap off the screen and writing stories that are irresistable
	Donna L
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 22, 2022
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This story was refreshingly entertaining and was set between New York
and Ireland. I enjoyed the cat-and-mouse game between Killian and
Carlyn. It was obvious that they were fated mates; the air crackled and
sparked between them. Killian had more patience than most Alphas
allowing Carlyn to follow her career as a reporter seeking answers to
her father's death. Killian did not overwhelm her until he took a bullet
meant for her. He was then possessive, protective, and determined to
make her his. Carolyn initially struggled when confronted with Killian
in all his glory but faced each challenge with playful enthusiasm. Her
initial attempts at shifting were laughable.

The story spanned ten years, with intrigue and danger set amongst a
background of horse racing. I thoroughly enjoyed this story by Ms. James,
and if this is the standard, we can expect, than we are in for a treat.

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.
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