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His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be.
She is a Deliverer.
She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.
As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.
Delivering is all she knows.
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Kindle Edition, 445 pages
Published February 27th 2014 by Pam Godwin (first published February 26th 2014)
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4 1/2–Wonderfully Disturbing–Stars

HOLY CANNOLI!! This book owned me from the first page to the last. It was DISTURBING but NOT to the extreme, which, for me, is the perfect Dark Romance.

This story took me out of my comfort zone and had me cringing but not to the point that I was left traumatized. Deliver is more a love story than a dark twisted tale, but I couldn't help but feel the connection created between the hero and heroine through the first half of the book was a form of Stockholm Syndro
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

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What a book! Between Deliver and Beneath the Burn I am officially a fan of Pam Godwin. I'm pretty sure I will read anything she writes. Deliver is an original concept with some twists and turns I was not expecting. Full of suspense, steam and romance (yes, I said romance), this is a story you won’t want to miss out on!

Liv is on the move. She’s found him. The guy who meets all the requirements that the buyer desires. He’s athletic, built and a virgin. And it’s her job to lure him in,
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★+! Deliver (stand-alone) book 1. Tasked with breaking, training & delivering College football star Joshua Carter as a sex slave Liv is faced with a dangerous attraction, impossible undertaking and… hope!

“Requirement One. Slave has never experienced sexual intimacy with a woman. Slave is heterosexual but hates women. He desires only his Master.”

Books in the Deliver series are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: Deliver
Book 2: Vanquish

✰ Liz ✰
~5 Deliver Me Stars~

“I am a deliverer. I deliver the strikes that enforce your obedience.”-Liv


Deliver is a heart stopping physiological dark romance full of twists and turns. It is not a read for the faint at heart. This read evoked a plethora of emotions ranging from anger, joy, love, lust, passion, disgust, and everything in between. Although this was not my first experience with reading a book focused on sex trafficking, it was my first experience reading about a female as "the master". To
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5+ Deliver Us from Evil stars


She was stolen innocence, following the rules of monsters. Somewhere along the way, she’d become one.


He represented purity, beauty, family, all of the things that had been taken from her. He was a glimmer of goodness in her dark fucking world, a warm spark she could hold, if only for a fleeting span of time.

Ten weeks.

The goal
Pam Godwin
Nov 14, 2017 marked it as wrote  ·  (Review from the author)
It's FREE! (full-length, no cliffy)

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T.M. Frazier
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I don't know what I expected when I started this book. I knew Pam Godwin was uber talented after reading and totally getting addicted to Beneath the Burn, but this story was just so…unique. I LOVED Liv and Josh! What GREAT characters with steaming chemistry during a really frightening and odd situation. Books to me are fabulous when the writing just drips and flows into amazing scenes and are different from what else is out there and DELIVER certainly delivers! A WOMAN s
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)

My first reaction after reading: UM WUT. This book has so much in it! From romance to action then to suspense, my brain and heart never got a chance to relax before something happened. And that’s a good thing! The book grabbed my attention and kept me fully engaged with the story.

Dark scale (1-10): 5
Mindfuck scale (1-10): 2
No Stockholm syndrome; more like a survivor romance. You do what you need to do to stay alive.

**It wasn’t as dark as I thought it would be because of Josh’s character.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5--Too Unrealistic--Stars!!

My biggest problem I think with this book was that it just wasn't believable...too much didn't add up.

I didn't buy the connection between Josh and Liv. I really struggled with Josh's character. How he could go from a twenty-something virgin football star studying to be a minister

"Fulfilling their promise. They'd made a deal with God. If He gave them a child, they vowed to raise their miracle to be a servant of His church in Baptist ministry."
to willing taking a
★★★★★ 5 stars!

What an amazing story... I absolutely loved it!

Deliver is the second book I've read by Pam Godwin and it was once again a winner for me. An original storyline, the author's easy flowing, lyrical writing style and two amazingly strong but complex main characters made this easily one of my favorite reads of 2014 so far!

I don't want to give too much away about the storyline because that would ruin your reading experience. The blurb pretty mush says it all. Even though this book might

Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Stars


Deliver is superbly written and compelling. Even when I was disgusted/disturbed by the events unfolding on the page, I could not turn away. This unique story is dark, gritty, and emotionally charged - heart racing, mind spinning, stomach turning. It was intense. I had no idea how to feel, what to expect or hope for.

Liv is a deliverer. She and her partner, Van, abduct and train their victims to become sex slaves. Each client has a list of requirements that must be met in order for the
Jennifer Kyle
Pam Goodwin DELIVERED a well written dark read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The story starts with Liv doing a final round of scouting at a college football game on one Joshua Carter…


”In his four-year college career as a linebacker, he had caught a record of twenty-three interceptions. As a trained sex slave, he would catch seven digits in an offshore account.”

Van and Mistress try to train and break Joshua...

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"I'm failing. I've tried everything I can think of." She released a shud
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Pam Godwin,

Again you have delivered another great book. This book is a little bit of everything and to be honest the blurb does nothing for it because there was SO MUCH MORE to it. In Deliver we have Liv and Joshua. Liv, is the deliverer hired to kidnap and train Joshua to become a sex slave.

Liv...another great female character. One thing I know to expect from Pam's heroines is that they are strong women. I won't go into why I feel the way I do about Liv because I don't want to spoil the story
Alessandra Torre
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes dark erotica
Shelves: bdsm, darkies
I loved this book! I don't typically go for dark erotica, but after watching the trailer for this book, I wanted it ASAP. If you are a Captive in the Dark fan, read this NOW. Stop everything, I don't care if it's my book in your hand. Stop it, and read this. <-- high praise people.

Things I loved:
strong female lead
smoking hot male lead
writing that created images in my head I couldn't run from
hot sex often. yes please
great writing
unique plot
the nonstop grabs. Every time I'd think about setting th
4.5 Stars

Deliver is a dark and thrilling story about sacrifice, love, hate and revenge that will push your limits about understanding choices and motivations. The characters are resilient and yet vulnerable, making imperfect choices where the consequences can be grave. This review will attempt to cover my reactions without giving away any twists or spoilers.

Meet Liv: a slave hunter and trainer. She is tenacious, brave and determined about her ultimate goal. She acts to protect the two people i
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Christy
DELIVER was Christy's birthday read. Not to surprising that Kara and Christy finished a day ahead of me. So, they had to wait for my "pokey-self" to catch up to them. Happy Birthday, Christy!!♥♥♥


NOW, onto the actual book:

BLACKMAIL can be a very effective coercion technique when controlling a situation or person. The Deliverer was a killer and a soulless captor and this job created her into something she was not proud of.
She was stolen innocence, following the rules of monsters. Somewhere al
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it

*** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED *** 4.5 stars!!

What a wild ride! I wanted a dark read and boy did this one ever deliver!! <-- hehehe, no pun ;)

Her name is Liv, and his name is whatever she wants it to be. She is a Deliverer. She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold. Delivering is all she know
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's impossible to deliver a SPOILER free review...

**4.8 Delivered, Claimed & Worshiped Stars**
She was a deliverer, a killer,

a soulless captor.

Deliver, a story that will shock you, push the boundaries of your comfort and teach you not all love stories have a predictable happy ending. An impossible love, fighting for its survival, surrounded by strength and monsters looking to destroy it. A relationship built on pain, dominance and power...and the unforgettable journey of lost innocence.

I have to admit that it was hard for me to get into the story at first because the captive was male vs. female. I had read the summary first, so I knew that it would be a kidnapped college guy, so I was somewhat surprised myself by my response. I guess it was hard for me to break out of my favorite alpha-male stereotype that I prefer. This was a little difficult for me to acknowledge, since I like to think of myself as a bit of a feminist.

Once I got over the fact that the "victim" was a strong,
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Deliver
Author – Pam Godwin
Publication Date – February 26, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance, Erotica
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing I thought when I saw that Pam was releasing another book was….ohhhhh I’m fangirling and gonna stalk till I get an ARC ---- especially since it was tagged as “Dark”.  I thought I was in the mood for a really dark, twisted read but I was pleasantly surprised when t
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I wasn't sure what to think about this switch in roles. I have read so many captor/slave books where the women are abducted and forced into human trafficking, but not Deliver.

Liv is the Deliverer she is their mistress and trains them to the client's specifications before their sale. She is bold, hard and refuses to fail. There is always a force driving us and Liv has her's, the reason she cannot fail.

Joshua Carter is the All-American football player, he has lived a sheltered life and alway
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Josh is 21 years old. He's a star football player, a devout Christian, and going to school to become a minister. He works hard on his family's farm and his life is written in stone. Or is it? See, Josh is being watched. He fits the criteria that someone is looking for. He fulfills all the requirements. And life as he knows it disappears along with him.

She was stolen innocence, following the rules of monsters. Somewhere along the way, she’d become one.

I'm probably of the minority, but I absol

'She was a deliverer, a killer, a soulless captor.'

Genre: Dark kidnap/captive romance.
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 9/10
Heroine: 9/10
Hero: 10/10
Hotness: 6/10
Romance: 8/10
Ending: 9/10
Extra book Details: Dual POV. Approx pages 280. Probable sequel with side character as lead.

Liv has been watching and learning all about god-loving college linebacker, 21 year old Joshua, for weeks. He's self-assured, strong, capable, sheltered and most importantly innocent.

“I am a deliverer. I deliver the
Feb 15, 2021 added it
DNF 58%

I really wanted to get sucked into this one because I adored Dark Notes. It’s not because this one isn’t well written, it is, it’s not because it wasn’t enthralling, it was. Everything about this book, I’m sure this series is great.

I’ve just finally come to the conclusion that I just don’t enjoy captivity books.

So, I won’t be rating this one.
Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell

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My biggest beef with the erotica genre is that a lot of the ratings feel very inflated. People seem to mostly be rating based on how hot the sex scenes are while ignoring things like sophistication of the writing style and quality, syntax and grammatical errors, and believability of characterization and scenarios. While I get the rationale behind this, it means that books that are about as highbrow as the scribblings on a latrine wall ha
~Merrideth Hawk ~Filthy Fahrenheit Book Blog~
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.75-Stars! (pushed to 4 on GR)

A captive romance, HEA, with a fantastic plot twist!

"He represented purity, beauty, family, all of the things that had been taken from her. He was a glimmer of goodness in her dark fucking world, a warm spark she could hold, if only for a fleeting span of time." ~Liv

This is the second novel by Miss Godwin that I have read (the other being "Knotted" Trails of Sin series which is phenomenal), this one didn't 'WOW' me but it was entertaining enough

“You said you freed me, but freedom isn't defined by chains or walls. You, alive, with me. That's my freedom.”

Well that was some intense, crazy ride! I have to admit it was a refreshing read, being my first time reading a female captor story. Honestly, I entered into some new dangerous territories reading a couple of the gritty stuffs in this book.


Deliver opens up to Liv Reed, known as the deliverer and works with her partner, Van to abduct victims and train th
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
5 Kinky Pain Whore Stars

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ARC Provided by the author, "Pam Godwin" in exchange for an honest review (Thank you)


A word of warning this review will not hold back and there will be the odd swear word thrown in so if that offends you move along!!


The first OMG moment came when I read the authors warning "This book contains Graphic sex, violence and psychological abuse." so yep I'm up shits creek without a paddle
Amber Rose
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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I am very happy to say I was one of the beta readers for this book. It is so like Pam Godwin to give me a little bit at a time to make me go crazy. I re-read the beginning I don't know how many times. I don't like to start reading a book then stop and start off where I left off. I feel I lose some sort of connection whe
Oct 06, 2013 marked it as to-read

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

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