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Merk's Mistake

(Heroes for Hire #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  330 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Welcome to Merk's Mistake, book 3 in Heroes for Hire reconnecting readers with the unforgettable men from SEALs of Honor in a new series of action packed, page turning romantic suspense that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Dale Mayer.

Time never fades…

After months of recovery, Merk is moving from mission to mission, happily back in his active life
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Valley Publishing Ltd. (first published March 16th 2017)
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Elizabeth Neal
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
**4.5 Stars**

Eleven years ago, Merk, before starting BUD/S training, and Katina, with a specific purpose  (not revealing as it needs to be a surprise while reading) each took a trip to Vegas and fell in instant lust, and maybe a little more, with one another. Though being together felt so right, both also knew decisions made while enjoying liquor aren't always the best and they agreed to end their union.

In the years that have passed, both have gone on to enjoy their careers and other relationshi
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is the third book in the SEALs of Honor series. technically it can be read on its own but I think its better when read as part of the series. It is barely a second chance romance considering that Merk and Katina met in Vegas, married and then divorced, all in the same weekend. Now 11 years later, Katina needs help and the only person she thinks to call is Merk. It is Merk's natural instinct to help and protect so of course he comes to her aid. Of course, all of Merk's buddies know exactly w ...more
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was amazing.. I love love love Merk.. Katina was amazing and strong.. and she loves him so much and he loves her.. i loved how they are together.. and who they are as individuals as well as together. this was wonderful and im so glad i got to review it
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Looking for action, drama, adventure, suspense, hot-steamy-sexy SEALs being a hero. For me Merk has been my first in this series that lite a fire under me and got me going full speed ahead. I am getting my fix.
Niken Widyastuti
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
What can I say? Hmm… As much as I don’t like to say it, but I have to say that this one was not as good as the previous two books in this new series (Levi’s Legend and Stone’s Surrender). It was still a good book, a very enjoyable one. The suspense was good, especially in the last part of the book, though not so much in the beginning. The story flowed nicely, but…

I think my main objection was the romance between the main characters. They had history, but not a painful one. They’re friendly towar
Kat Mibus
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
The third book in the Heroes for hire series, Merk's Mistake.
These men and woman have been through a lot. After a mission had gone wrong where Levi and his men had been double crossed, they have all been left with injuries. Some are physical like Stone who lost a leg and some are not so much. But they all carry scares from that day.

Merk is heading back to the compound after delivering a prisoner to Washington. He has been liking having missions away from the compound and the two happy couples t
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-arcs
Their second chance…

This is the third book in the Heroes for Hire series that can be read as a stand-alone.

Just back from a mission former Navy SEAL Merk Armand finds messages waiting for him on his personal cellphone from someone unexpected, a blast from the past, his ex-wife of eleven years ago. They briefly connect and make plans to meet then he watches her get kidnapped from a parking lot before they can talk. The kidnappers made a serious mistake taking someone he knows, he follows, contact
Lauren Mayet
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another one bites the dust.....

So before I delve into this review, I got to reveal that I was given Merk's Mistake. In return, I have to give an honest review. I am developing a huge soft spot for these seals. I mean all of them. I can't help but pull for them. I want then to succeed in their professional and private lives. I love how each of them fiercely protect each other but the women they care for. They are one big happy family. They have been through so much together.

I don't know if it is
Mandy Parmenter
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Merk is finally recovered from his injuries and is back dong missions however he gets a very unexpected call from his ex-wife asking for a meeting - problem is when he finally gets near her he watches her being snatched into a vehicle and driven away fast. Katina went to Merk because although they haven't spoken for years he is the one person she knows will have her back when she is in danger. It appears that they are both just as attracted to each other now as they were then - can he keep her a ...more
Donna Ferriola
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Merk's Mistake- Heroes for Hire

This is the third book in this amazing Heroes for Hire series with Merk, a Lengendary Security agent assigned to safeguard his ex wife, Katina. She had been working at a firm and found illegal money being hidden so she copied everything and ran calling Merk for help since she was fearing for her life. They were to meet and as they were talking a van pulled up and kidnapped her. Merk called the police and took off in pursuit of the van and saved Latina from her capt
Wendy Hodges
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This couple originally were quite fun when they first met, but the serious stuff now means Katina is running for her life. Merk is the only person she trusts at this point to help her, the attraction is still there between them and it is soon apparent that despite people being after her they are going to try some sort of relationship. There is action and violence plus intrigue along with the building love story. Not quite as much involvement with other members of the team apart from a more dista ...more
Heather in FL
This is the story of Merk, one of Levi's former SEALs, and Katina, the woman he met and married (briefly) in Vegas just before his BUD/s training. The next morning, they realized the craziness of their choices and got a divorce, but Katina never lost his number. She discovered something at work that has put her life in danger, and she tries to get Merk to help her, and of course he does. Along the way, they remember why they were so drawn to each other in the first place, and they end up rekindl ...more
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Merk's Mistake
Heroes for Hire Series Book Three
Merk Armand and his unit of former SEALs have lost trust since they were betrayed...and out of the navy from the injuries that caused. Thankfully Levi and Ice started Legendary Security so Merk and his brother SEALs can still do the work they know best and help people with their skills. He just didn't expect his ex-wife to be one of those needing help.

Katina Marshal was in trouble. Only one person came to mind when she needed someone to trust...Merk
Niki Driscoll
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Have you ever wondered "WHAT IF?" Merk's past has come back and he starts to question his decisions. Katrina is in over her head and the only one who can help her is Merk. These two characters have sparks flying off the page right from the start. Danger is everywhere and it will take the efforts of the team to keep Katrina safe. This was a fun story despite the apparent danger. The sexual tension, the sparks between the two main characters and the history that makes them question whether or not ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No one is more surprised than Merk when he finds voice mails from his ex-wife on his cell when he returns from a mission. When he finally reaches her, he agrees to meet. Unfortunately that meeting turns into a kidnapping with Merk on their tail.

After taking care of that issue all he had to do is get her safely ensconced at Levi's Compound.

Now the team needs more information if they're going to help Katina. She's not very forthcoming and has issues knowing who to trust.

The travels and dangers as
Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This was a great book. The hero and heroine first meet years ago in Vegas. They spend the weekend together and then decide to part ways, although they gave each other their contact information in case it was needed.

Over the years, each has had short term relationships and thought of the time in Vegas often. When the hero gets back from a mission and finds the heroine from years ago has called him, he doesn't know what to think. Does she want him back? Or is there something else wrong? Eventuall
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Katina Marshal is hiding a very big secret that has become dangerous. She calls the one person who can possibly help her ex-husband Merk Armand. Merk gets a call from his ex-wife Katina for help. Little did he know that his world was about to be turned upside down and right side out. Merk witnesses Katina getting kidnapped right before his eyes. Now Merk is racing to rescue Katina. Can Merk rescue Katina? What is Katina hiding? Can Merk make up for his mistake? Your answers await you in Merk's M ...more
Dawn Cruikshank
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Merk's Mistake

WOW! Each story gets better. This story is of Mark and his ex-wife Katina. These two had one wild night in Vegas which ended with them married. The next day they file for divorce. Eleven years later, Katina finds herself in trouble and calls Merk for help. He agrees to meet her only to have her being kidnapped right in front of him. Now Merk goes into protective more and the team takes down the company she used to work at. These two go on the run and when they finally get their rel
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great by Dale Mayer in the Heroes for Hire series, this one about Merk & Katina, a woman he married in Vegas when drunk and then divorced her the next day. She's in trouble now and after 10 years since that day they divorced she calls him for help, remembering he was going into BUDS training right after they signed the papers hoping he could help her now. Memories and the feelings are still there even after all this time and they wonder "what if" they had stayed married where would t ...more
Hazel Harkins
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was yet another fantastic Seals of Honor book by Dale Mayer.

This book has Merk wondering if a mistake he thought he'd made 11 years ago, was indeed a mistake. And Katina thinking about the what if's. There are definite sparks flying with these two.
The sexual tension between them is there and one has to guess it's not over between them.

This book pulled me in on page one and held me there through the epilogue.
It is filled with crooks, danger, murder, mystery, action, romance and page turning
C. Erani Kole
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from Maxwell Author Services*

Eleven years ago, a drunken night meant for celebration brought two unlikely people together in holy matrimony under the tender care of Elvis Presley. Shoot over to the present time, and Katina's in trouble. She calls Merk out of desperation, and the story begins.

I thought the rekindling was really fun to watch, to see them appreciate the improvements both had made in their lives. The bad guys were a little intens
Lisa Gibbs
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Merk is one tough ex SEAL who has an ex-wife! Who knew. He hasn't spoken to Katina in 10 years but she calls him when she winds up in big trouble.

Merk and Katina are made for each other and even though their marriage was quick, the divorce came a year later but really they went their separate ways way before that year was up. Lissa went on with her life as did Merk but while neither really told anyone of the marriage, they never forgot each other.

I enjoyed getting to know more about Merk and Ka
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The more I read of this series, the more I like it. The great thing is any of these books can be read as a standalone if you so wish. But I have to say that as this series progresses I notice growth with each book.

Merk and Katina are great characters. They are so comfortable with each other and their witty banter is very amusing. It lends a bit of comic relief when things start to get tense.

I really enjoy Dale Mayers books. Her characters allways draws you into the book and her writing is supe
Kim Otis
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I couldn’t wait for this book, and I wasn’t disappointed! These men are fantastic! I love how each one has a different skill-set which makes them an integral part of their unit and how each one views himself as part of a very special family. They support each other without question, cach man just knows, without any second thought, that his buddies will have his back. They believe in each other and are member of each others immediate support system.
Melissa Swafford
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This installment in the Heroes for Hire took me the longest to read. But, only because I had to WORK!!!!! I resented every minute that took me away from Merk & Katina. They shared a past and an instant connection when they met up years later. Like the other couples in the other books, they are the perfect yin and yang to each other. Another hit out of the park from Ms. Mayer. I received an ARC of this book. I loved every page.
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Merk's Mistake' was another great installment to an awesome series. The storyline pulled me in and didn't let go. Then again, the storyline from each SEALs book has done the same. This book didn't have as much action, but it was still damn good. Merk and Katina had such a great story. I look forward to reading more. A great add to your tbr list.
Greta Branas
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really am enjoying this series! It's full action and had me on the edge of my seat. This story was Merk's and Katina. Loved their chemistry and love the team interaction. Can't wait to read Rhodes next! I highly recommend this book and series!
Donna G Smith
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heros? Loveable? Who knew.

Always a great story behind our heros. Over and over these guys prove they are brave, strong and loyal, although they don't necessarily see themswlves as that or even loveable. Enjoyable happy read.
Kari Hansen
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Merk has recovered from the injuries that resulted from their last SEAL mission and is adapting to civilian life until he receives a call from his ex-wife Katina. He hasn’t seen her for 10 years and when she calls looking for help he doesn’t hesitate to got an meet her however she is being taken at the same time he gets there. Katina knows that the only person that she can help her is Merk even though they haven’t been together for a long time. Their attraction hasn’t faded but will they be able ...more
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Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It's a Dog's Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

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Heroes for Hire (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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