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4.75  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  50 reviews
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D.M. Davis’ CAPTAIN is a heart-wrenching, sexy contemporary romance full of forgiveness, second chances, and healing, and Book Three in the Black Ops MMA series.
Sometimes you have to break to become the person you're meant to be.
I'm a bastard by birth.
Heartless by choice.
Love abandoned me a long time ago. Good riddance.
I have my fa
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Published April 16th 2021 by D.M. Davis
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written story. You are drawn in and you can feel the emotions coming off Cap and Cher, two individuals who are broken lonely souls. She is through with men and he has emotional baggage of his own and yet they are drawn to each other. They may be in pieces but can they take those pieces and build a foundation that will withstand their love? I voluntarily agreed to receive an Arc of this book for an honest review.
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading about Cap and Cher. They have a troubled past with each other. You keep turning the pages to see if they'll be able to get past it. ...more
Sophie (slovenianbookworm)
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Captain sucked me in since the very first page of the book, it was that good!

I didn’t have time to read the first two books author kindly send me so I jumped head first into this one, hoping the book won’t be too much connected to the previous books. I like that even though I didn’t read book 1 and 2 I still knew what was going on.

Cher & Cap’s story was very emotional, it was gripping, I couldn’t stop reading it and I can’t wait to read the previous books. Both MCs were a little broken, Cher had
Sandie Chraponski
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Here’s the thing, do not start a book by D.M. Davis late at night unless you are prepared stay up way too late and drag a$$ the whole next day. This book is so much more than EVERYTHING! To say these characters are fractured is an understatement, these two characters are beautifully broken, but with some gut wrenching emotional writing Dana heals them.

I can not say enough about this series, I do think that to get the full effect of this story you do need to read the first two books, but it is no
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Cap and Cher's story consumed me. I devoured it in one sitting and man was it an emotional roller coaster. I was crying 20% into the book and it didn't let up the entire way. Whether it be heartbreaking tears or happy tears this book really got me in all the feels. Both Cap and Cher had a rough and traumatic past for very different reasons but both were an emotional gut punch. My heart ached for both of them but they found their redemption, happy and true love with each other. I am loving this s ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Captain is book three in the Black Ops MMA series and is Cap and Cher's story. If you thought the first two book were emotional, Captain has those two beat. After everything these two have been through, they definitely deserved their HEA. This book is a standalone but Gabriel and Rowdy should be read first to get the full effect if this story. I'm so glad I discover this author. I do not regret for a second reading these books. ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Cap has closed himself off from love, after a huge loss. Cher is broken, having had a life one wouldn't wish upon their worst enemy. Can two equally damaged people find love with each other, and make a relationship work? Or is the damage each carries too much to get past?

I've been waiting eagerly for Cap's story ever since I read Gabriel's story, No Mercy. And damn, it was more than worth the wait, because he and Cher's story is a heartbreaking journey filled with pain, healing, and l
Amy Reierson
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Freaking Gawd!
Book 3 Has Blown My Mind 🤯
Goose Bumps
Blurry Eyes
Warm Fuzzies
And More.....
That's just some of what I felt while reading this. I love all of these characters and each has their own special complex story that D.M. Davis does an amazing job of really making you feel part of these characters lives, I want to be loved by this broken, chosen family.

Although Mrs. Davis admits she herself wasn't to fond of Cher in her first to books of the series, and I hope that comes
Shannon Ricci-Mayronne
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Captain is Book #3 in the Black Ops MMA series. Books are part of an interconnected series. For maximum enjoyment books should be read in order.

In D.M.’s author’s note she states that she herself didn’t even like Cher in No Mercy and Rowdy’s books and I have to say I thought that same thing as I started the book. I was wondering how D.M. was going to change my mind about Cher and make me feel empathetic towards her. And, I have to say she completely succeeded.

This love story is twelve years in
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars

Never would I have ever imagined that Cap’s story might actually become my favorite, but, OMG, out of the three books so far it totally did! Cap and Cher’s story packs a serious punch. It touched me. Deeply. Gave me chills. Goosebumps. Made me teary-eyed. Scream. Hurt. Swoon. Fan myself. It made me feel all that and more, partly in ways I never would have expected going in. NO MERCY and ROWDY were moving and emotional … but CAPTAIN fore sure takes the cake.

Cher and Cap’s love story take
Apr 21, 2021 rated it liked it
D.M.Davis’ “Captain: Black Ops MMA” novel is the third book in this romance series which tells the story of Captain James Durant (Cap) and his longing for Cheryl Stone (Cher). Cap is more than the owner of the MMA gym but is the father figure to all the fighters and employees. Cher is the mother of Gabriel and Reese (their stories were covered in Books one and two).

The characters in this story were open and mature; therefore overcoming their obstacles systematically. Both Cap and Cher took the
Kelly DeMarco
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hearts freed from barbed wire and shattered pieces put back together
Captain (Black Ops MMA Book 3) by D. M. Davis is a wonderfully well written romance of healing heartbreak and a shattered, traumatized heart. Captain is sweet and alpha protector and family oriented to his core. Believes he’s not capable of loving or being loved just as Cheryl feels unworthy after years of physical, mental and emotional abuse. These two might be getting a later start at love, but it was so totally meant to be. T
This_Ginger_Loves_Books (Naomi)
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books

I have genuinely spent the entire day typing up and then deleting and retyping this review, not because I have anything negative to say, I honestly don’t, this book was just so good that I’ve been left utterly speechless. Nothing I type up seems to do it justice.

Cap and Cher’s story is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster, I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I felt all the feels humanly possible. There were so many twists and turns within this book that I did not see coming and I was on the edge o
Lori Porter
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an arc of this book and am leaving a review. Jaw dropping amazingness contained inside! You have been warned! The more I read the deeper the story went. This book is blow your mind perfection. I wasn’t sure that I liked Cheryl from the past books, I never really thought of her as a match for Cap. DM Davis you completely schooled me and I couldn’t be happier to have been wrong. There are so many revelations in this book my head was spinning. The depth of these characters and th ...more
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is the third book in the Black Ops MMA series and while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the books in order. It is a book about redemption and forgiveness that will pull at any readers’ heartstrings. Cap is an alpha protector who will do anything for those he considers “his family.” Cher is the mother of two who was abused by her husband which left an indelible mark on not only herself but her children as well. Reading this book feels as if one is going up hills and down ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dark 3
Spicy 4
Romance 5

James "Cap" Durant is such a strong character from No Mercy and Rowdy, I am so glad we get to read his story. He is a strong natural protector, but loves to fight and loves his family he has created for himself. He gave up his heart to a woman that made him lock it up from love every again. He has been happy all these years, why change if you can never love like that again. Cheryl "Cher'' Stone is the mom of one of Cap's fighters, Gabriel "No Mercy" Stone, But she is far fr
Jenifer Briggs
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting more and more emotional!! Holy crap. I fell in love with Cap in Rowdy's book, and now being inside of his head and seeing all that he's gone through, all that he's survived, I love him even more!! And the way the loves Cher?! ALL THE YES.

This is a story of two truly broken people, who come together at the wrong time for the right love. Cap and Cher are both struggling with their past, and trying to overcome the absolute devastation they have both been through, and
Alicia Andrews
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with this series when I read the first book. With each book in the series it keeps getting better and better! Captain had my heart and maybe my favorite in the series (so far). I love how its a MMA (favorite!) But it is also so much more. Captain had me up WAY past my bedtime and I am feeling the effects of 4 hours sleep today... because of course I also had to read the extra bonus that D.M. Davis added at the end. So worth being exhausted today! Captain has so much heartache, bro ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Captain is a highly emotional story about two broken souls' journey that maybe just maybe could give them a beautiful future. It's not instant because it takes over a period of many years which had me ready to tear my hair out, but it did destroy me since nothing was easy about this journey which packed a GIANT emotional punch. Cap has a lot of demons, and Cher has a lot of demons which are vicious to be honest so her scars are a bit more than his. I know it's not a contest but I'm just saying b ...more
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, arc, rescuelove
Wow, I was so excited to find out more about Cap after reading Rowdy, and I really wanted to know how he, Rowdy and Taylor dealt with the news that he is their father. However, this is more a sweet and heartbreaking story of Cap and Cher (Reese and Gabriel’s mother) spaning over 12 years. Love can only grow when they are both ready for it, and this story really shows that. Cher was horribly abused by her husband,a dn her journey to trust Cap and finally love him is beautiful. Whilst Cap’s anger, ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this amazing series and is Cap and Cher’s story. Cap is heartless and does not believe he is capable of love or being loved, while Cher feels unworthy after years of mental and physical abuse. The two broken souls are drawn to each other, and their connection is palpable and undeniable. This is a well written heartwrenching tale, which is and emotionally charged story throughout, with healing, forgiveness, twists, witty banter, and love which leads to a humorous and steam ...more
Kari Hansen
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
From the time that she was a child Cher has lived a life that has changed her. Although the men who had such a devastating impact on her are no longer in her life she is still haunted by everything that happens. Her self-confidence is low and she has built walls around herself that she only allows her children to penetrate.

When it comes to love Cap has a panful past of his own. Their relationship with Cher’s son brought them into each other’s lives over a decade earlier but neither was ready for
Kajal Tekwani
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Captain is an intense, intoxicating, and incredible story of epic love, the kind that strikes hard and fast like lightning, scorching the soul and crashing through the heart while emotions pour like a rain storm.After just a few pages, I was swept into this story with a force as strong as the wind. Captivated. Consumed. Controlled. I was all in—so much that it was difficult to tell where the story and I began, and ended. Body trembling. Breath holding. Fingers coiling. Eyes tearing. Lips quiveri ...more
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc2021
I was waiting for Cap's story and it didn't disappoint. Cher and Cap found each other, after a life of hard experiences, Cap losing his love to his brother, and Cher losing her spirit to her husband, so both of them had scars which in a way shaped their life.

I liked the relationship between them. Cher was scarred to start something, after suffering from her abusive husband (who was now in prison) and Cap was there for her, first as a friend, and then as a lover. Everything fell easily with these
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
James "Cap" Durant is such a strong character from the first two books I am so glad we get to read his story. He is a strong natural protector and loves the family he has created for himself. He gave up his heart to a woman that tore it out, so he has been in his own form of happiness for years. Cheryl "Cher" Stone is the mom of one of Cap's fighters, Gabriel, but she is far from anything like her son. She has had a very hard life, and feels she is weak for it. These two have known each others f ...more
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well if you loved the first two in the Black Ops MMA series from D.M. Davis then you will love book #3. This book features Captain Jimmy Durant, otherwise knows as Cap, the leader of the MMA Black OPs crew. At first you think this is a bitter old man who only loves the family that he has built, but this book elaborates on his back ground to fully understand him. At the end of book 1 you meet, Cher, Gabriel's mother. She has a past that has caused her to be a broken soul who swears off men. These ...more
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Emotional, deep and sweetly aching, get ready for a punch to the feels. If I thought that No Mercy and Rowdy were touching, Captain has them beat.

With truckloads of baggage, and after vicariously getting a glimpse into Cher and Cap's lives through Rowdy and Resse's story, these two definitely deserved their HEA. With such a beautiful notion of a second chance at love and life, where your broken pieces are what makes you - you, and seen as just more of you to love, you can't help but swoon.
Bambi Bloomfield
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Captain is the third book in an interconnected Standalone series and even though it can be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading No Mercy and Rowdy first.

Oh this book! Cap and Cher are two broken people who want to mend the other's pieces back together. Their story hooked me right from the beginning. I was fully captivated by their story and experienced all of the emotions! I am loving this series and world and hope to read a few more stories from the Black Ops MMA guys! Ms. Davis is a
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t sleep so I started reading, and I swear I didn’t stop!
It was pretty good, all their lives came together as a big happy family and I loved that.
I swear sometimes it’s hard for me to read about hard stuff, but this book handled it perfectly. Even if hard stuff was written, it wasn’t really touched or explained in detailed which I appreciate!
Captain has a heart of gold, PERIODT. He has more love than he thought he deserved and I loved that.
If I could summarize this book, I would say:
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D.M. Davis is a Contemporary and New Adult Romance Author.

She is a Texas native, wife, and mother. Her background is Project Management, technical writing, and application development. D.M. has been a lifelong reader, and wrote poetry in her early life, but has found her true passion in writing about love and the intricate relationships between men and women.

She writes of broken hearts and second

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Black Ops MMA (4 books)
  • No Mercy (Black Ops MMA, #1; The Everyday Heroes World)
  • Rowdy (Black Ops MMA, #2)
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