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Cheating the Devil

(Special Forces: Operation Alpha)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  531 ratings  ·  94 reviews
A Deimos/Trident Security/Delta Force Crossover:

Delta Force Colonel Bradley “Tank” Barton never expected to fall for a woman with a bad-ass past, but fate had other plans, and he certainly wasn’t complaining.

Avery Knapp had worked as an undercover agent before burning out after twenty years. To redeem her wounded soul, she earned a nursing degree and now cares for injured
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published May 16th 2018 by Suspenseful Seduction Publishing
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May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every time Samantha A. Cole writes a book, I'm giddy just wanting to get my hands on it. This book was so darn good. It's a wonderful story of a mature couple, Brad and Avery. Both have been in the military and are semi retired. When they go on a vacation with Brad's daughter Lori, and her boyfriend, they don't know that someone evil has spotted Avery and has revenge on his mind. Avery and Lori are kidnapped and that means that Brad and Cameron swing into action to get their ladies back. Brad ca ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This is the second Delta Force/Demios crossover book. Oh, my Avery and Brad, the two main characters who we met briefly in Handling Haven are sp yummy. I was thrilled to read how their romance evolved and about their pasts. Samantha tells a great story and these characters are so well suited for each other. I love that they are well into middle age and not in there 20 like so many books now a day. This was well written and true to life. Of course, nothing goes smoothly when th ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brad and Avery’s story was so good! While on vacation something happens and a team of special forces must come to the rescue. I enjoy all the covert missions and the alpha males coming to the rescue. It has some characters that cross over from other series so they made it extra good. It may be a novella but it in jam packed with a great storyline!
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novella, having previously met Brad and Avery in Havens book I was excited to know they were going to get their own book. This novella is not only filled with drama and suspense but it’s ultimately a love story. Just because we’re older doesn’t mean love has passed us by. This is re affirmed within this story. As always we catch up with a few of our favourite characters, not all but some lol. I was on the edge of my seat with this book. It made me keep turning the pages (figurativel ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brad and Avery are absolutely perfect together and I love the fact that they were an older couple. Going to Aruba for a get away with Brad’s daughter and her boyfriend so they can get to know him better turns into a nightmare for Avery and Lori – will Cameron and Brad along with Jordyn and Carter be able to save them in time. You won’t regret this read.
Meleaha Howard
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book! Brad and Avery take a vacation to Aruba. It is supposed to be 7 days of fun in the sun. When they arrive at the airport, Avery senses someone watching her. Has someone from her past caught up with her? What happens next kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire book! Definite must read!
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Cole has done it again!
Another fantastic read. Loved it.
Cindy  Anderson Greer
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and another great job Samantha!!!
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced page turning book that should be added to the top of your TBR list.

Brady and Avery were the perfect H/h and seeing old Trident and Deimos friends was just an added bonus. The right blend of tension and action keep you reading and the flow was fantastic.
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Delta Force Colonel Brad Barton and ex Black Ops Agent Avery Knapp have earned themselves a vacation in paradise to help them celebrate their relationship. While in Aruba, Brad plans on introducing Avery to his adult daughter Lori, who, in return plans on introducing her dad to Cameron, the Marine she is dating. It sounds like heaven, right? Except, when you are from the world of Black Ops, you can never fully leave it.

When Avery feels as if someone is watching her on the Island, she reaches ou
"Cheating the Devil" is a true shining silver star in more ways than one, not only was it yet again another wonderfull read but Ms.Cole has given us a love story between two kick ass Fifty somethings!

Love is not for the young anymore!
If your a follower of Ms Coles series you will recognize our two love birds from her previous book "Handling Haven"
Delta Forces' Colonel Bradley Barton and Avery Knapp, former cia and Deimos agent, these two meet when Avery who retired from the Cia makes a career
Yvonne Eason
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Samantha A Cole brings us a gripping, intense and action packed read. what was meant to be a relaxing vacation, turns into a rescue mission.

Brad and Avery were introduced to us in the first book of the series. Avery is the private nurse to Haven. Haven was shot in the back whilst on mission and Avery was assigned to help her recover. This is where Avery and Brad met. Avery used to be an undercover agent and Brad works for Delta Force in covert operations for his country.

Avery though
Julie Gustafson-Monk
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Brad and Avery just wanted to vacation with Brad's daughter and her boyfriend. Avery and Brad, both, are prior military. Avery and her spidey sense knew something was off from the moment she landed. She wasnt expecting who it would be. She knew her work would eventually bite her in the rear.
Brad wasnt sure he would find the one again . Him being older and his line of work, he knew it would be hard to settle down. That is until he met Avery. Avery understood his past and his present. She accepte
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They be older and she might be retired, but they still can kick ass. Avery is a retired DEMIOS operator (remember Carter? Yeah, she worked with him and his yumminess may make an appearance). She's a nurse now. We met her first in Handling Haven. Brad is the Commanding officer from Susan Stoker's Delta Force. The chemistry is great between them and I had to remember that I wasn't reading about some twenty somethings, well until Samantha reminded me with a comment about age and dryness. Oh yeah, s ...more
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A much needed vacation in Aruba turns into a nightmare when a criminal spots Avery & decides to take revenge. Brad & Avery are a mature couple that have been in the business for years. How'd a criminal from Avery's past find her? Can Brad & his friends save her?

Samantha Cole manages to put as much drama in this novella as most writers do a novel. The plot moves quickly but keeps the reader fully involved. With the pop ins from other characters in the series, this story is full of interactions wi
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Cole is a wordsmith. She carefully crafts each story for us and there is always action, intrigue, heart stopping suspense and of course it's all weaved within a love story.

This super hot couple are not your average romance book couple. They're both mature and have a resume of covert black ops. While on vacation in Aruba an enemy from Avery's past targets her for revenge for the death of his son.

Chao kidnaps Avery along with Brad's daughter Lori. Delta Force colonel Brad with Carter, Jo
Wendy Hodges
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
gripping and tense story, full of worry and fear. A supposed vacation goes completely wrong just days into it, leaving an unusual team to work together to bring about a safe outcome for all involved. I was chuckling one minute and on the edge of my seat the next in this suspenseful and exciting book, this is every bit as great as not only all Samantha's books and Susan Stoker's as well. Fabulous plot, loved having just the right amount of romance included. This is ideal for any readers of Milita ...more
Melanie Marnell
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Cole masterfully interweaves danger, intrigue, suspense and romance into pure reading delight. Strong, dynamic characters lend authenticity to the fast paced storylines. The fact that the two main characters are a sexy pair of fifty somethings is a great change of pace.

Avery Knapp and Brad Barton along with Brad's daughter Lori and her boyfriend Cameron are on what should be a carefree vacation in Aruba that turns into a nightmare. Avery's life hangs in the balance as an old enemy from
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
What should have been a romantic vacation ends up as so much more in this fantastic story. Avery had left her operative life behind and was now concentrating on getting her HEA when a man from her past finds her in Aruba. This definitely put a wrench in the vacation, and as more operatives come out to help Brad rescue her, lives hang in the balance. Will Brad be able to save her? Or will this be the end of his chance at finally being happy? I loved reuniting with old and new characters in this s ...more
Debbie Hanson
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Cheating The Devil
A Deimos/ Trident Security/ Delta Team Force team crossover
Deimos # 2
Samantha A Cole

This the perfect afternoon read when you want strong alpha men, super strong women and a good dose of gun firing, assault throwing and some dead bodies to finish off. These books are love stories with a twist. Always carrying the underlying message of family is forever, and for the men Of special it is another day until it is one of their own.

Taking a well earned holiday, Avery and Bra
Nikki Brooks
HMOG Sexy silver haired hottie and an intelligent, over 50 heroine who can go head to head with those half their age!

Brad tried marriage once and his career got in the way. Now matured he has fund love again (although not quite said the words yet) with the lovely Avery. Avery put her career with the CIA before any hopes of a family. But once she reached saturation point and retrained as a nurse, she kind of missed not having a partner.

Now these two have found each other it's time to test the wat
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is me all caught up with Samantha A Cole's world she has created across her series and I can only say that I'm sad I now have to wait like the rest of her fans for her next instalment of all of my favourites. This is Brad and Avery's tale and though it is a crossover, I still loved every minute of it and will now search out more from Susan Stoker's Special Forces world!

I was intrigued by Avery when she was first introduced to us in Handling Haven and I'm glad we learn more about her and Bra
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cheating The Devil is another captivating story from terrific author Samantha A. Cole. Her vibrant and vivid writing style made me feel is if I was right there with the characters. She is an author that manages to draw the reader into the story right from the beginning. Her books are a must read for me.

I already liked Avery when I was reading 'Handling Haven' and I was happy to learn that this book is about her and Brad. Needless to say, I fell in love with the couple. Their chemistry is sizzli
Vickie Chaisson
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cheating The Devil

When Samantha A. Cole writes a book you can be guaranteed it will be kick ass and include alpha males and the independent strong women they love as well as evil villain ready to be taken down. Cheating the Devil is an adrenaline filled thrill ride of kidnapping, torture, Chinese bad guys and Evey ABC agency to the rescue. Brad and Avery are older than your normal romance novel couple but they are so well written that their chemistry is not surprising. As always Cole has detaile
A good story involving the Delta Commander of Frisco's team and a woman who has led multiple lives. Avery has been a CIA agent, an operative for Deimos and now serves as a nurse for wounded special ops injured. She ha a very high security clearance and can work with their wounded.

When she works with Haven (Handling Haven), she meets Colonel Brad Barton (Tank), a divorced commander with a long memory, a longer career, and a hard body. He thinks Avery is amazing and their common experiences and ba
Gina Marie
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: samantha-cole
Brad & Avery

Samantha Cole’s Trident Universe has multiple series that all interconnect with each other. It’s an outstanding BDSM/Military/Special Ops/Security/Action/Suspense/Romance Series. (While this book is in Samantha Cole’s spin off series Deimos, it also is apart of the Kindle Worlds Special Forces.)
I read this book a year and a half ago and the other books available at that time, and I have not found another series with these themes as good as this one is since, so I decided to do a re-
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading new books by Samantha A Cole and Cheating the Devil is just fantastic. I haven't read all the Deimos, Trident Security or Doms of the Covenant yet but I'm slowly working on them. But I have read the prequel to Cheating the Devil which is Handling Haven and highly recommend reading it first as it plays a huge part in this novel.

Brad and Avery go on a well needed and earned vacation to Aruba before Haven's wedding. But little do they know that a sinister man bent on revenge towards
Pat Rathmann
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Fast paced drama about an ex undercover agent who has retired and now working as a nurse. Avery is in a romantic relationship with Bradley, aka Tank from Delta Force. While on vacation in Aruba with Tank and his daughter and current boyfriend, Avery former training kicks in and she feels like they are being watched. When Avery and the daughter go missing, Brad calls in for backup. Folks from Delta and Trident arrive to help with search and rescue
Jacqueline Locke
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You’ve done it again Samantha.
Loved it. It was a bit darker than the other Trident/ Deimos books, but warranted by the story. Enjoyed catching up with familiar characters and the introduction of a few new ones, even though they may not appear in future books. Having enjoyed Susan Stokers Delta Force Heroes, it was great to have them mentioned in the epilogue (not giving anything away). I really liked the fact that Avery, a former agent, was the main focus of the book. It was great to see a woman
Janet D. Murphy
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Special Forces: Operation Alpha: Cheating the Devil

Great read as with all of this author's books.

Brad and Avery met while work in another mission. Instant attraction for both. Brad never thought he would ever meet anyone after his divorce or want to marry. Avery a 50+ year old retired mission worker never married could not believe how in turned the Two were together. Then they take a vacation together and the past comes looking for revenge against Avery. Can Brad and his men save her before it i
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