She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.
But her quiet life changed in an instant.
To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.
When she agrees to seduce t ...more
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They owned her. No matter what happened, she would always be theirs.
Devastatingly gritty, emotionally gripping, and stunningly dark, Manipulate was everything I've come to expect from the brilliant mind of Pam Godwin and SO. MUCH. MORE. This was an edge of your seat and keep you up well into the night sort of read.
Three hearts without walls fused into a single soul without bars. Lost and found. Locked up and freed. Together.
I've been waiting for Martin and Ricky's book for what fe ...more
Ever since reading the previous book Take, I have been on pins and needles to read Ricky and Martin's story. I have to be honest though, I was a tad bit disappointed when I found out that there was gonna be a lady between these two hot men. Everyone knows how much I love my MM books ;) No worries though.. I still got mine :P
Thankfully, my disappointment didn't last too long, since Talu was a pretty amazing heroine. I love how strong she was ... and believe me she needed to be. This is a prett...more
Type: Standalone book 6 of 9 from Deliver series
POV: Third Person
Tula Gomez thought her trip was going to be just another routine visit to her sister in Mexico. But her luck ran out and she ended up all alone in a notorious prison full of violent criminals. She did whatever it took to survive, until new inmates Ricky Saldivar and Martin Lockwood shook up her foundation and risked crumbling her future.
Right from the beginning, this book set the tone for the rest ...more
(ARC provided by author)
Tula Gomez is enjoying her normal, quiet life in Arizona when she gets a call from her sister needing help. Worried she's in trouble, she drives to check on her in Mexico. That's when her entire life is forever changed. She's now trying to survive in the most ruthless, dangerous prison in Latin America. Terrified and stuck in a world of violence, fear, and uncertainty, she's forced to give her loyalty to the most brutal drug cartel in Mexico in exchange for her ...more
"He wasn't prepared"
Manipulate is the sixth book in the Deliver Series and once again Pam Godwin has delivered a deliciously dark and sultry contemporary erotic romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire read. Martin and Ricky have gone deep undercover into Jaulaso (the most violent prison in Mexico). Their mission is to uncover information about the infamous Cartel Boss Hector La Rocha. They were not prepared to meet a woman who would change everything and make them whole. ...more
"I will not cry.
I will not show weakness.
I will bear this, bury it, and survive."
After being framed for drug smuggling, Tula Gomez was forced to accept her predicament. Being incarcerated in one of the worst prisons in Mexico has made her fierce and vigilant at all times. In two years time, she became one of the most trusted members of the La Rocha Cartel.
Freedom Fighters' Ricky and Martin was assigned to infiltrate the La Rocha Cartel who are allegedly into sex/human trafficking. Their "arrang ...more
Petula “Tula” Gomez is a schoolteacher who led a quiet life until she is thrust into Jaulaso, the toughest prison in Mexico. Fighting for her freedom and life, each day is about survival and making the right alliances. With years left on her sentence, Tula finds a distraction but it complicates her choices.
“To survive, she needed to become like them. Wrapping herself in coldness, she erected shields, closed mental doors, and formed layers of impenetrable resilience.”
As Freedom Fighte ...more
Without giving away any spoilers, Godwin's unbelievably amazing Deliver series continues with the sixth installment, Ma ...more
That's simple, there are stories you never want to reach the end of, and Manipulate is one of them.
At turn dangerous, sensual, gruesome, raw and sweet, Ricky, Tula and Martin's story had my head spinning with the depth of their emotions.
I felt for everyone of them, hurting with them, sharing their heartache and their losses. I fought their demons and s ...more
This series just keeps getting better and better. This series is crazy dark and very sexy each book pushes the boundaries more and more. Each character just get more screwed up in these books and things just keep getting harder for them. This book was no different it was dark, intense, scary, sexy and brilliant. I've been looking forward to this book for ages I was dying to get more of Ricky and Martin. I knew a small bit about them and there past but I want more more there was j ...more
Starting off with Tula landing in prison…her welcoming gift was shocking to say the least! Cringe worthy at its finest. 5 years to spend behind the bars of this prison is no laughing matter. Finding a way to survive each day becomes a daunting task for even the strongest person.
Martin and Ricky are the new inmates and my god they ...more
In this whirlwind tale of drug cartels, sex trafficking, and Freedom Fighters, lurks a beautiful and sexy AF love story. The passion and love and devotion created between Tula, Martin & Ricky was so intoxicating, so achingly beautiful, I could barely stand it.
Everything had changed.”
- Ricky Saldivar
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“The moment we kissed you, you became ours. Our girl. Our responsibility. Ours to protect. (...) But I can’t force you to trust me. That requires a valiant act of heroism, and I’m fresh out of those at the moment.”
- Ricky Saldivar
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“This is love. It slays and conquers and never looks back. It’s the reason you’re here.”
- Tula Gomez
If you know me, you already know that the perspective of a MMF book has me so excited I could scream in the middle of the street. AND if you add the fact it is written by one of my favourite writer, then you have one very happy woman right here!
Manipulate is the 6th book in the Deliver series and it shouldn’t be read as a standalone. They are too many connections with previous books to enjoy it completely. The main story continues with every book and to b ...more
Book 6 in the Deliver series, delivered a delicious and dark story. I was looking forward to this story. Ricky and Martin have had this crazy and tension-filled relationship forever and I couldn't wait to get their story.
No one knows you better than your best friend, but when you become friends because of the horrors that were brought on by kidnapping and being sold as a slave, there are bound to be some deep dark secrets. Ricky is an open book, Martin has not yet dealt with his past and ...more
I finished it this morning. I read it on my usual commute on the bus, knowing at 85% done and Monday morning traffic I was likely to finish it. Arrived at the bus stop, 2 chapters to go. My whimpers of distress were largely ignored by my fellow bus wankers. No one came to comfort the crying mad woman at the back of the bus.
The only thing to do and the right thing to do was ...more
They share the same abuse, violent rape and captivity in their life.
They are broken and need each other to become whole again.
Manipulate is a heartbroken, dark and depraved, evil so dark story of three people who connect through their darkness.
But, as always with Pam's writing, there's this beuty that just captivated you while you being brave to go through her darkness.
Like the MM factor in this story. At first whe ...more
The books in this series keep getting better! This is, hands down, my favorite.
The story has it all: romance, suspense, a slow delicious burn, M/M, M/F/M, a psychotic cartel leader, plot twists, and more.
Words can't describe how much I loved Ricky & Martin. Paired with Tula, they make one hot threesome. And trust me, that's a threesome you DON'T want to miss.
Some of the prison scenes were horrific. Knowing that a lot of research went into writing this book, I may ne ...more
Overall Rating 5
This book was beautifully deranged! I loved every single dark and twisted word. All the secrets and intense scenes had me reeling. I’ll be honest though... some parts made me cringe. I loved it. It made me feel. That’s what kick ass books are supposed to do.
Pam is a must read author for me. Hands down anytime someone asks who or what should I read she’s in the top 5 authors I recommend. This series is one of them as well. Each book gets darker and more de ...more
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more u ...more