Series: Delta #3
Published by Mill Creek Press
Publication Date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
“My name’s Victoria—No last name. Don’t ask.”
That was all that the woman would share when Delta team’s expert trigger man, an Australian named Ryder, pulled her from the pits of a human trafficking nightmare and took the gun from her hand.
He didn’t mean to steal her revenge but survival was the priority. Now that Victoria was home? She had a past he was trying to understand while keeping a secret from her that might tear her apart.
But he’s not the only one. When she goes missing, Delta team discovers that Victoria No Name was a one-woman vigilante force, taking on whoever crossed her path, from gun runners to a drug pushing motorcycle club.
She was exactly who Ryder thought she might be, and now he was coming in to help—whether she wanted backup or not.
DELTA: REDEMPTION is a great addition to this series, even though it had a few surprises. If you’ve read Locke and Key, then you’ve met Victoria Massey and pretty much know her story. But DELTA: REDEMPTION takes it a step further by giving us the details of what happens before and after Locke and Key. I’ve got to say that this story was gut-wrenching and almost too much for me in some places and I had to skim through the details of her experience at the beginning, so I can only imagine the toll it took on the author during her research.
Victoria has always prided herself on being strong, smart and savvy and being abducted and trafficked almost destroyed her, but Ryder Hall was her lifeline from the moment she was rescued and kept her from mentally breaking down. Also surprising after her experience is that he makes her feel things she was afraid she never would again, but between their jobs and locations, they can be nothing more than ships passing in the night. Or can they?
Ryder has seen a lot of ugliness in his life and is in need of an anchor in his life. In the midst of the ugliness they find when they rescue Victoria and the other women, a bond forms between them and she becomes his anchor, a warrior able to take of herself and other, but still willing to accept help. Ryder respects and trusts her abilities, even though he would rather slay her dragons for her.
Well, Victoria has got to return to her life at some point and she’s hellbent on justice against everyone that took part in her abduction, but her crusade could land back in the hands of her abductors. This time she has the might of the Titan Group at her back and her fight against the traffickers is one that has support from an unlikely source.
Both Victoria and Ryder were very interesting characters, but I liked the easy bond they formed, two lone wolves who became each other’s port in a storm. I had a few reservations about Victoria and her propensity to rush headlong into danger, but I can’t fault her for caring as much as she did.
It was fun catching up with the rest of the team and their families and I am looking forward to reading more in this series.