- Mill Creek Press
- Release Date
- April 2016
- Book 2 of Delta
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
A Tortured Hero with a Heart of Gold
Growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Javier Almeida has only his older sister to protect him. When she's sold to a human-trafficker, he vows to hunt down those responsible.
Years later, Titan Group's Delta team finds him, tattooed and brawling, a vigilante protector with information they want. They take him in and train him, working him harder than a man should be driven, until he's a soldier harboring an obsession. Ready for revenge, Javier ghosts his way across the globe, tracking the men who took his sister and working elite private security jobs.
Meets Sweet and Sassy
Jilted at the altar, Sophia Cole turns the reception into a one-woman party. She's intent on devouring all the cake and champagne, so she can bask in the calories she's been avoiding. In the midst of the revelry, he walks in, the one man she can never ignore.
Javier is her older brother's black ops teammate—an automatic Do Not Go There. But if there's one thing better than fondant and a buzz to ease the wounds of a cheating fiancé, it might be a one-night stand with a South American military man.
Javier didn't expect to see Sophia again. He never thought he would even want to see her again. He shouldn't have touched her, but his mind won't stay away from her.
Now, Sophia Cole is thousands of miles away from the safety of her parents' lavish estate and working alongside him in hell. She's a staffer at an Embassy, and he's there to keep them alive. There are bombs and bullets and blood-hungry enemies.
And then she's taken. Gone. Just like his sister. But so much worse.
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
May 04, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
150 people found the following review helpful
I can always count on a Cristin Harber book to suck me in from page 1 and not let up until long after the book ends.
Plucked off the streets as a teenage street fighter in Brazil to join the Titan Group's Delta Force, Javier Almeida lives only for the promised revenge against the people who kidnapped his sister Adélia. Sophia Cole grew up a privileged woman who is expected to help others in the world, and acts as a top secret liaison to her Ambassador father. After her aborted wedding, Javier and Sophia spend a hot as hell night together, and it seems neither can get out of the other's head.
Fast forward 6 months, and they meet again during assignments at the US Embassy in Honduras. Dangerous days turn into sultry nights as they can't stay away from each other. But Javier has existed for so long only for one reason: revenge. Is there room in his cold, dead heart for his huge feelings for Sophia to grow?
Dayum, Ms. Harber, you've outdone yourself this time! I LOVED Javier and Sophia soooo much, their connection was palpable and so real and on point that I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages of DELTA: REVENGE, the 2nd book in the Delta series. Javier was the best kind of hero...a shittastic start, now broody and dangerous and ready to take a bullet for those he loves. Sophia was perfectly suited to him, a woman who grew up privileged and loved and encouraged to give back with everything she had in her. She's the Ambassador's secret weapon, playing at being a benign aid worker but secretly gathering the intel that could be explosive in the fight against the bad dudes.
Javier wanted Sophia from the minute he laid eyes on her, but it's her backbone of solid granite, fierce protectiveness and willingness to be on the front lines fighting that makes him fall in love with her. They're one of the best book couples I've read, and I honestly could've read another 10 chapters on the two of them. And the action was excellent too, as Ms. Harber has the erotic suspense formula down pat. I could've done with a bit more of the "kidnapping" incident, as it was decidedly anticlimactic, but the rest of the read made up for it.
Bottom Line: Another freakin' winner from the wildly talented Ms. Harber. I can't wait to read more in this Delta series!
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