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No Escape (Delta Force #3)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,075 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Teacher Isabelle Carson is grief-stricken, angry, and scared. Three of her childhood friends have died. The police say they're suicides, but Isabelle knows they would never, ever take their own lives. Her past binds her to every victim, and she knows it's only a matter of time before the killer comes after her. Only one man can help her now, the only man she's ever trusted ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 412 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Forever
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“I’m not killing them, I’m helping them…”

Isabelle Carson knows these people, and she knows they’d never commit suicide, especially her friend Beverly. They all shared a past; all were foster kids in the home of the molesting, pedofile Lavine. Fourteen years earlier, Grant had been moved to Lavine’s care. One night, while sneaking out, he came upon Lavine trying to rape Isabelle, his rage snapped his control and he put a permanent halt to Lavine’s molestations.

Fourteen years later, now a Delta Fo
I’ve been looking forward to Grant’s story (almost as much as Caleb’s), but unfortunately this book disappointed me. I can’t say what really bothered me, but the story in its entirety just didn’t pull me in as it should have.
Not even the fact that the heroine, though she had her "stupid" moments (like trying to protect a Delta Force operative’s back or pushing him away before he decided to leave on his own), was much, much, much better than Lana from the previous book helped.

I like the reformed
I haven't had any luck with Shannon Butcher's books. No Escape is my third try and I think it's worse than the first two. I don't mind simple plots but the characters have to be driving the story, then. In No escape, both protagonists are boring as you can get. I don't know how an ex-Delta Force guy can be boring in a romantic suspense but Grant is. Not his fault, though, more because the dialog between him and Isabelle lacks the wit and sparkle I like between my H & H, no matter what the ge ...more
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

No Control is the third book in Shannon K. Butcher’s romantic suspense Delta Force trilogy, and perhaps the best in the series. Delta Force operative Grant Kent gets a call from his childhood friend Isabelle about the apparent suicides of some of their former foster siblings. She suspects they were murdered and fears she might be next, so Grant goes into full protector mode and insists on staying with her until the killer is caught. There are a couple of subplots invo
Lady Heather

4.5 stars

What an incredible ending to the "No" series.
I really enjoyed the other two books in the series, but this one.. this one was I think the best of them all (I loved that Colonel Monroe wasn't pulling his manipulative strings on his boys in this one).

Grant is so emotionally broken, but with Isabelle's help he learns to be the complete man he was meant to be.

.. and Isabelle, what an amazingly strong, confident, intelligent, generous, loving woman.
Life was never easy for her, and despit
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CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
Suspenseful, porny, a little cliched but a good book to read when you don't necessarily want to think too deeply about what you're reading about.

The character's were pretty developed and the only real issues I had were there was too much info about the killer - they showed his victims and about halfway in the book the read knows who the killer is and you're just really annoyed that no one else does until the end - Dale could've been expounded upon and I would've liked to have seen more of an int
Oct 07, 2008 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Linda Howard or other Shannon K. Butcher fans.
I enjoyed this final book in the first trilogy by Shannon K. Butcher, but was disappointed by a couple of things:

1: Caleb and David from the first two books only make brief phone appearances, losing some of the commradery of the previous stories. And this one eliminates the very cool uber villains of the Swarm, creating instead an entirely new basis for danger that was really interesting and well crafted but very different in tone and motivation. Essentially, I felt like this book belonged in a
NO ESCAPE - DELTA FORCE #2 - (Grant and Isabelle)

Teacher Isabelle Carson is grief-stricken, angry, and scared. Three of her childhood friends have died. The police say they're suicides, but Isabelle knows they would never, ever take their own lives. Her past binds her to every victim, and she knows it's only a matter of time before the killer comes after her. Only one man can help her now, the only man she's ever trusted, the man who saved her so long ago...

For Grant Kent, Delta Force vet, just
Jane Stewart
3.5 stars. Excellent romantic suspense but I had problems with the reasons for conflict between hero and heroine.

I love this author’s writing style for romantic suspense. I would have given it 5 stars if the author would have used different reasons for separation and conflict between the hero and heroine. I describe these conflict methods under Spoilers below. Aside from that, the characters were neat. The story was good and well developed. The bad guy was cunning, scary and s
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Everyone around Isabelle Carson are dying. The police aren’t concerned because to them these people took their own lives. Isabelle does not want to consider that could be possible especially when two of the people were Isabelle closest friends. Isabelle knows they won’t kill themselves when they have little kids around. Isabelle calls Grant to warn him. When Grant receives Isabelle message he comes running right away to protect Isabelle but Grant might be the one that needs protecting from Isabe ...more
Lynne Perednia
Grant Kent is ready to begin his new life post-military, working in security with old friends. He doesn't have too many old friends. There are the two guys he's going to work with and a young woman who sends him birthday and Christmas cards. She was a foster child, housed temporarily in the same place with Grant.

So when Isabelle Carson leaves him a cryptic message to be careful, Grant has to check it out.

Isabelle has discovered that several of the former foster children who lived where she did h
Usually I try to do these Romance Roundups after reading a handful of paperback romances. This time, that handful just happens to be a trilogy written by Shannon K. Butcher (her husband, Jim Butcher, writes the Dresden Files books). Usually I try to find some unifying characteristic between the books in each roundup. Besides the obvious reason for the books being a trilogy (the three heroes are best friends and served together in the Delta Force [a vaguely described top-secret special ops divisi ...more
Forgotten Realms Queen
I really liked this one because it deals with something not often seen in books period, let alone Romance books: Fosterage.

Usually the main characters are all gun-ho about having their own children after they get married, which they usually are by the end of the book with the final page being the leading lady telling her man that he's going to be a proud pappa in a few months.

However, here the female lead is already fostering a teenage boy, as she was a foster child herself, and in the end as th
That was an all round action packed story.

Everything was rounded up enough to make you sigh Happily Ever Afters All around.

Grant was an interesting character, an orphan at a young age who killed his foster father for molesting the children he fostered, but turned out well disciplined and courageous.
Isabelle one of the fostered children that was nearly raped just before Grant killed him is a school teacher that dreams if fostering children to help them, is also very courageous and feisty. As a c
I didn't like the psych of this one, it was unsettling, but it was a good read.

Teacher Isabelle Carson is grief-stricken, angry, and scared. Three of her childhood friends have died. The police say they're suicides, but Isabelle knows they would never, ever take their own lives. Her past binds her to every victim, and she knows it's only a matter of time before the killer comes after her. Only one man can help her now, the only man she's ever trusted, the man who saved her so long ago...

For Gran
Review for No Regrets, No Control, and No Escape.
This is the second time I've read this trilogy by Shannon Butcher, wife of Jim Butcher (of Harry Dresden fame.)
On the surface, they're typical romantic suspense with alpha type heroes coming to the rescue of damsels in distress. What I love about Shannon is that there's more below the surface. Her heroes are luscious and very likable. They're a bit flawed and vulnerable as well. The heroines are in peril, but at the same time, they are strong wom
No Escape was a pretty good, more like 3.5 than a 3 stars. Grant was a great hero who steps right in to help the woman he once protected when they were both kids even though they haven't seen each other since that time. Isabelle is smart, sweet, and kind, and torn between wanting to push Grant away to keep him safe and keeping him close because she has always loved him. Needless to say Grant is hardly the character that will allow himself to be pushed away. There are a couple side plots to add s ...more
I think anyone who likes romantic suspense will enjoy this book, but I personally thought the suspense levels were too high due to too many people trying to kill the heroine. Because of this, I couldn’t appreciate any romantic tension between the hero and heroine. I do like that the author brought up the issue of foster care and the children in it - I just hope readers with less exposure to it than myself come away convinced that good foster parents are desperately needed and can make a world of ...more
The third book in the Delta Force trilogy and it fell a little flat. I still liked it but the story took place away from the other people who made up the first two books, though they made small appearances. Grant is on his way to start his new job with their security firm and stops in Tulsa to see an old friend. He becomes embroiled in her problems and never makes it to Denver. The suspense is good though we know pretty quickly who the bad guys are, but it's the chemistry between Grant and Isabe ...more
I've read all the books in this series and enjoyed each one of them, but the first one 'No Regrets' was in my opinion the best. The only thing I didn't care for with 'No Escape' was the author decided to tell the reader pretty early on who the villian was, and I personally like to be guessing the "who-dunit" part of the book until the last few pages. There are no bells and whistles with this series or this book in particular, just a good easy read.
No Escape is the third addition to the Delta Force series by Shannon K. Butcher. Isabelle Carson doesn't believe that three of her childhood friends committed suicide. So she calls on another childhood friend, Grant Kent, now a Delta Force veteran.

Ms Butcher has a way of putting a story together that will keep you glue to the pages until the end. Sort of like a roller coaster ride. It grabs you and all you can do is hang on.
Lynn Aoude
I've got to say that I was kind of surprised with Grant's personality. In the previous book he's pictured as the cocky confident type. So I kind of expected to find a fun-loving and relatively happy Grant despite the situation. What I got was an angry insecure Grant. It was a surprise but it gave Grant's personality more depth. I liked this book, and I have to say that even though it wasn't what I expected, the plot and story were really good.
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OMG, I thought I would be dead at the end of the book. I couldn't stop reading because I really wanted everything and everyone be fine again.

This story was hard (for me a little too hard and graphic) and fast. I'd have liked more insight of the hero, he was a little two-dimensional for me, but she was good, strong and sweet.

I don't think I could read it more than once, too much suspense for me!
Of the three so far this one was the weakest by far, but still an enjoyable read. It was fairly predictable in how the couple would end up together and I even guessed the bad guy very early. I did like the chemistry between Grant and Isabelle, but the best part of the book was watching Grant's struggle within himself and what you could tell he really wanted, but was too scared to try to grab for himself.
Nov 04, 2008 Ami rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
I think I have become pickier when it comes to romance novels. I just can't stand stories that become repetitive and boring. This story gives me nothing new in plot. I literally skipped PAGES of it just to get it done. After I'm done, I just tossed it because I hardly care about the characters and story.

The rating here doesn't do much - it is supposed to be 1.5/5
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  • No Control (Delta Force #2)
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