From New York Times bestselling author Elle James comes the 6th book in the Delta Force Strong series.
To Delta Force soldier Doug “Dawg” Masters, being a Delta Force Operator is his life. He’d never consider marriage or children because his job is too dangerous, taking him far away too often to make a home or raise a family. When his buddies start pairing off, Dawg’s satisfaction with his life dims. Maybe he should give love a chance. Only the woman he has in mind has him at arm’s length…except for that one scorching night in her arms.
Army nurse Beth Drennan broke up with her doctor fiancé because he was more interested in doing good for everyone else but them. After he postponed their wedding for the second time, she broke up and moved on. When a one-night stand with a sexy Delta shakes her to her core, she second guesses her initial engagement. A request to assist in a humanitarian mission in Africa with her ex-fiancé gives Beth the opportunity to determine if dumping him was the right decision, or if what she feels for the Delta might just be the heat she’d been yearning for.
When Beth is kidnapped, Dawg and his fellow Deltas are given the mission to extract the kidnapped medical staff and return them to the States. Beth faces an enemy who wants her for her skills and will kill her when she’s no longer needed, a fresh proposal from her ex-fiancé and the red-hot passion of a man who makes her burn to her very core.
Beth & Dawg
Army nurse, Beth Drennan, recently broke off her engagement to someone who was “perfect” for her on paper, but seemed more interested in volunteering for humanitarian deployments than marrying Beth. After having to delay her wedding twice, Beth finally decides to move on. Nora, her best friend, talks her into a night out at The Salty Dog Saloon. She doesn’t really want to be there, but finds herself chatting with Dawg…
Dawg Masterson, a Delta Force member, hates the “hi and goodbyes”. When he’s not deployed, he’d rather be home spending time with his dog. He gets teased endlessly about he and his dog from his teammates. So he decides to make a showing at The Salty Dog to hopefully appease his teammates. When he spots Beth at the bar, he decides to take a less rowdy route where they decide to use each other as an excuse to leave the bar. One thing leads to another and Dawg convinces Beth to go on a date with him. But after only one date, they are both deployed.
Loved the action and suspense. I did feel as though the ending was somewhat quick, with some unanswered questions. I thought her ex was sneaky and kind of slimy. Overall, a very engaging read. I enjoyed glimpses of Nora and the rest of the Deltas. This is a standalone novel, but I’ve enjoyed reading the series from the beginning. Great read with a HEA. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
I was a little disappointed in this book. I truly love the Delta Force books by this author, but this one was missing something. It seemed kinda ho hum. Not a lot of excitement. I'm not sure if it's me expecting more and more from authors or if it's the story has already been told, but it seems like some of the books coming out now are not capturing my interest. Maybe I need to go back and regroup and take a break so when I start up reading again, I won't be bored or disappointed.