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(Deliver #9)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  178 reviews
The heart-pounding conclusion of the DELIVER series.

Cole Hartman is a mystery.
He works alone, sleeps alone, and satisfies his aches…alone. He hasn’t touched a woman in seven years.
No one will ever compare to the one who broke his heart.
Until he stares into the seductive eyes of his enemy.

He finally meets his match in the redheaded Russian spy.
But she’s a dangerous risk. Hi
Published March 9th 2021
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3 Stars...For Now

I have read all of the Deliver series (some more than once...looking at you Van Quiso) and the entirety of the Tangled Lies trilogy (thrice over)...both series which come to a head in this book. Cole's book.

To say I was looking forward to this?


Therefore, it PAINS me to not have absolutely loved this thing.

Did I enjoy it? Yes.

I just didn't ADORE it and devour it the way I thought I would.

And giving this only three stars (for now, anyway?), makes me feel...well...


But I digre
Pam Godwin
Nov 24, 2020 marked it as wrote  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 is FREE - Deliver -
Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers.

Signed paperbacks:





This is the final installment. Cole Hartman’s story.
But it’s not his beginning.
The story of Cole, Danni, and Trace starts in the TANGLED LIES trilogy.

You don’t have to read TANGLED LIES, but if you
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-four-stars
4.25 stars

He was the most dangerous person she knew, and maybe, just maybe, he was the safest.

Complicate is the final book in Pam Godwin's 'Deliver' series, and honestly, it's the one I wanted the most. And it's all because of Cole Hartman. We first met Cole in Godwin's 'Tangled Lies' series and he's been my favorite of all her heroes ever since. I couldn't wait to read his story and learn more about him.

I'll be honest, I wasn't too sure about Lydia at first. I didn't know if s
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
I’m addicted to you,” she breathed.
“I don’t want to be an addiction. I want to be the love of your life.”

Reading this book was the most bittersweet moment. I've spent years completely obsessed with this series. And I've spent what feels like forever waiting for Cole Hartman's book.

Now if you haven't read the Tangled Lies trilogy yet. I highly recommend you do it before reading this book. Trust me. I remember the devastation of Tangled Lies and also the sense of understanding
I can’t believe this is the end of the series! What a rocky ride this journey was!! I loved it all... even the painful parts. I have to admit, it was a huge relief to finally see Cole get his HEA! After many years of grief and loneliness, he finally got some payback. At first I wasn’t sure if I cared much for his heroine; but in true Pam Godwin style... she was able to make me like the villain!!! I had said to Steph ( my Buddy reader) that if she can make us come to love Van, then she can make u ...more
✰ Liz ✰
"They were going to make him hurt."

Complicate is the ninth and final book in the Deliver Series. For many years the ensemble of vigilantes have fought to protect and deliver those in need. In addition to the quest for fighting evil, they have found passion, brotherhood, and love. Cole Hartman has suffered great loss in his life and he has finally come to terms with the knowledge that he will never love again. When a mission turns unexpectedly dangerous for Cole he meets a woman that will tur
Apr 11, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Someone hold me back because rant/irate mode activated.

I mean... am I reading this shidddd right? Wtf am I reading? Lmao! Pam needs to re-evaluate her writing because... y’all got me MAD confused with the 4-5 stars like are we reading the same book here because this ain’t it, baby girl.

Cole, you were even better in the previous books & you should have stayed that way. Now you’re tarnished because Pam really fucked up your story here. Lmao! You gotta go to—worst of the worst book nominees of 20
Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Standalone book 9 of 9 from Deliver series
POV: Third Person

For years Cole Hartman lived off the grid, making use of his experience on the only passion he had left - his clandestine assignments with the Freedom Fighters. When an enemy threatened the safety of his family, he vowed to get to the bottom of it. But what he found might shift his priorities in life.

Let me just start by saying I dreaded this book since I first found out it’s happening. I love Cole and ve
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


Cole Hartman had become a lone wolf over the years. He reported to no one and operated outside the boundaries of the law. He was a strong, resilient, disciplined, detached, unbreakable, unstoppable force. Years of training and sacrifice had given him an inhuman degree of self restraint but some things were beyond your control. One of those things was love. When he's left with a broken heart, he doesn't put himself out there for seven years. He hasn't encounter
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Holy smokes, is it hot in here or is it HOTTT... Burning with unbridled lust and unharnessed excitement, the series comes to an end with a befitting episode. It doesn't get more adventurous or more sexier than this.
Raw sexuality with an edge of danger, is the best how to describe the much awaited Cole Hartman story. It reminded me of the good ol'spy thrillers I was addicted to growing up. Pulse poundingly racy, driven purely on adrenaline and testestorone, this final book in Vigilante series giv
TJ ☾
Even if I wasn't here for Cole from One is a Promise I prob would've read this anyway bc that blurb? 'Dangerous redheaded Russian spy?' That's an instant hell yes to Black Widow vibes and all my fantasies coming true

However, the first half of this was a shitshow. The dangerous Russian spy bit was a carefully crafted facade that I hatedddd. Mostly bc she couldn't pull it off and it was v embarrassing. Loved the idea, hated the execution. There were too many moments where I was cringing at how pat
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fast-paced and exciting entry to the series.  Complicate is the kind of story where you don't want to put it down until you finish it, but really don't want it to end. The suspense is non-stop. The steamy scenes are raw, dirty, and very titillating. Read until my eyes hurt as I was anxious to find out more about Cole and Lydia's story. I will not go into the storylines, as I don't want to spoil your fun in reading the book for yourself. But it is

“Something was missing. Something significant. Troubling. Dread was eating him alive.”

[FYI: This last book feels like saying goodbye to an old friend. I still remember release of the first book DELIVER #1 in 2014. It turned me into an instant fan of Pam Godwin for life. She parlayed that book into a remarkable 9-book standalone series that has beguiled readers with a unique brand of dark, edgy romance and torrid couples ever since. I salute Ms Godwin for bringing well-written, c
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2021
It was with a huge anticipation that I started Complicate, Cole'a book and conclusion of the epic Deliver Series. If you haven't read the Tangled Lies Series, don't worry, you'ee not goung to be lost at all, the author gives us the all the back story you'll need!
"This devil was far more deadly, possessive, protective, deeply passionate, and complicated."

The mystery surroundind Cole's past in the previous book left me longing for more, and Mrs Godwin didn't disappoint in a story filled with s
Wil Loves Books!
This wasn’t over. Not the job. And not this other thing…this unresolved connection. She knew at gut level she hadn’t seen the last of Cole Hartman.

First, a minute of silence for the end of this A-MA-ZING series! The Deliver series and the Freedom Fighters will permanently have a space in my heart. Every one of these stories moved me in a special way, not only were they hot and deliciously dark, the stories were moving and compelling and just so good!

So Complicate, what can I say, I've been
Jun 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
Ahhhhh!!!! It feels like I have been waiting for Complicate foreverrrr but what an amazingggg series finale this book has been!!! Cole and Lydia were absolutely explosive!!! I loved this story so much and was obsessed with this intense and amazing ride!

Gah!! I have been looking forward to Cole Hartman's story throughout this series. He is raw, volatile and so elusive. You never know what you're going to get with him so seeing his genuine connection with Lydia just blew my mind! I loved how domin
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off I'm sooo sad that it's over but Cole didn't disappoint. All through out this series we see glimpse of Cole so I was always wondering what his story was. Then he meets his downfall in the name of Lydia. Oh what a hot intense connection, at first I didn't know of I would get past a certain part and still like her but dang it I did. Loved them both. They way this story played out was amazing. There was intensity, passion, pain, hurt, lies, and love oh so much love. Amazing series !!! Love ...more
“Love isn’t a choice.”
- Cole Hartman


“The most decisive actions are the ones with the least consideration.”
- Cole Hartman


“I am grieving. I just don’t have to drown in it. I’m channeling it into my revenge. That’s how I’ll free the pain.”
- Lydia Pictam
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
I was tempted to give this 3.5 stars rounded up but nope, since I had to pay $ for it, I have a slightly higher bar.

Why 3 stars - the writing is fine. Some good lines. Sex is fine. Pretty intense. (And lots of it). The plot is OK, nothing stellar. The intensity of the attraction and emotion was great UNTIL about half way through.

The short of it until 50% was the Hero, Cole, got kidnapped and "tortured" by a bunch of ppl incl the ring leader heroine for information that he has. Ending in her rapi
Apr 12, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stars just cause Cole is one of my faves, but he deserved better 😏
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Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars

POV : Third Person

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Cole

Heroine : Lydia

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 7/10

Triggers Involved : Non Con , Starvation , Torture.

Plot Summary :
Lydia and Cole have an amazing tale that pulled at my heartstrings so bad. Cole Hartman has always been lonely since he lost the one girl he had loved to his best friend. Dani was everything to him and now
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh. Oooooooofffffffff. Is that enough to say in a book review? I just can’t legitimately put any meaningful words together because I’m panting like a dog. Is it over? It can’t be. I need to go back and wipe my brain and start it all over again, right from the top with Liv and Josh.

Cole Hartman. Big, strong guy. He gives his heart and he gives it completely. There’s a back story, you can read it if you want, it’s a great series, I promise. Find out about him. Fall in love with him.
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 6-stars, loved-it
Wonderful finale to a spectacular series!
I was so excited for this final, 9th book, and Cole's story! But now I'm so sad because the series is over!
The elusive and pragmatic Cole is finally brought to his knees by the voluptuous and beautiful Russian spy Lydia. He is so strong and virile but has met his match in in this gorgeous woman.
This story takes the reader on an intense and exciting tour around the world. We are exposed to espionage, intrigue, and passion in this well written and much lov
⭐️ 5 explosive stars⭐️

because love wasn’t a choice

Before I get to my review I need to remind my fellow readers that Cole’s story doesn’t start with the Freedom fighters, his story begins with the Tangled lies trilogy, although you don’t need to read that in order to enjoy this book, I strongly recommend you do, if you wish to do so, do it before you get into this least you’ll spoil all your pleasure.

And now... in Tiësto’s words … let’s get down to business…

I must admit I had my reservations ab
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

A couple of notes before explaining this review: I've only read the first two books of this series and while very good (both 4 stars), I'm just not into dark books. So, you might be wondering why I'm reading this book, the ninth and last book. Well, I can answer that in one word - Cole. That's it, plain and simple.

Luckily, I saw a friend's note on this book that it was Cole's because I had no idea (thanks Steph!). I loved him in the Tangled Lies series and even though he wasn't my pick,
VB Book Reviews
3 Stars

"I’m addicted to you,” she breathed.
“I don’t want to be an addiction. I want to be the love of your life.”

To say that I have been looking forward to Cole Hartman's story would be one of the vastest understatements EVER in the history of the English language. I read the Tangled Lies trilogy back when it came out and although I was not #TeamCole, I loved him and his character radiated off the page!

We've been seeing glimpses of Cole throughout the latter part of this series whic
First I gotta say that I haven't read the Tangled Lies trilogy because..
1. I hate love triangles
2. I HATE love triangles
But I've read the spoilers so kinda like I've read the books🤷‍♀️

I knew Cole from the previous books so of course I was excited to see with what kind of h he would end up knowing he was so in love with Dani and how that whole situation would be resolved and I liked that part. Covering the tattoo, than throwing the engagement ring felt like a closure for them.
On the other hand -
Lo Bookfrantic
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-review-ng, f-br


Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Standalone book 9 of 9 from Deliver series
POV: Third Person

Cole Hartman had lived a dangerous life, he was on his own for so many years but he managed to always show up when he was needed by the Freedom Fighters. We get to see Cole on full action without anyone taking over his spot to shine and it was so good.

”He couldn’t get attached. His only propriety was survival, and if it came down to it, he would choose his life over hers.”


Cécile Smits
Cole’s story gives me mixed feelings.
On the one hand,i absolutely LOVE his story.
But on the other,it means the series is done,and it breaks my heart.
Even though it ends in a good way.....

The team is ready to find out who’s behind the murder attempts,and work out a plan to do just that.
But when Cole activates the GSM bug,only one person arrives,on a motorbike.
Worse,she knows where everyone is,and if Cole doesn’t come with her,there will be consequences for them.
Which leaves him no choice,but to
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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.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and migh

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