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Ivy's Delta

(Delta Team Three #4)

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After years of resisting his teammates’ good intentions, big, bad and cranky Delta Force soldier, Magnus “Duff” McCormick, agrees to a blind date. Memories of his wife who died on their honeymoon derail his date with the beautiful redhead his friends introduce him to. When his date is attacked and almost stolen away, Duff comes to the rescue and sticks to her like glue, me ...more
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published September 15th 2020
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Jennie Fortna
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation

Ivy’s Delta is book 4 in the Delta Team Three series by Elle James and various authors and is part of the Operation Alpha World, Delta Team Two series by Susan Stoker.

Up next is Magnus ‘Duff’ McCormick and Ivy Fremont, a Senator’s daughter, former lawyer and now a gift shop owner. Duff’s team members know he’s a man of few words but has walls built around his heart from a loss long ago that they know nothing about. This all changes when Ivy literally fa
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Kari Hansen
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy was raised in a powerful and affluent family which caused her to follow their dreams for her future rather than her own. She has since changed her course and is determined to forge the path she wants and not the path that was being forced on her.

Duff is man who years earlier endured a tragic loss that still haunts him. He isn’t looking for love or a relationship, but the members of his team feel otherwise which is how he finds himself on a blind date. When he sees his date, he realizes that
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Elisa
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Duff and Ivy a great story a wonderful romance and awesome adventure.
Jennifer
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Fremont, once a successful attorney and daughter to the Senator of Texas, is the proud owner of her own business. It’s small, not extremely busy, but it pays the bills. It also allows her a sense of worth, freedom, and success that being an attorney never accomplished. Plus, it makes her mom mad that she gave up a position at a prestigious law firm to become a business owner.

“Duff” McCormick, Delta Force team 3 member, is one of the last to succumb to love. After losing his wife eight years
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Vicky
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed this more than the previous two books... but, I did find the character development lacking. And for me, a big turn off in a read is a partner/love/wife who died tragically. For me, if I were the new love interest... when it had been made patently clear that he did, wholeheartedly, love the dead woman... I would always have the ghost of her in the back of my mind. I do get that life does go on... but he had been completely sold on the ideal that Katie was his one true love... and if she ...more
A. H.
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hee hee heee. Poor little big bad Delta Force soldier Magnus, aka "Duff", finally re-meets his perfect match when set up on a blind date by one of his teammates' wife. It's totally captivating watching this reckless and fearless warrior resist falling. Elle James has a way of making the characters zing to life. One has to love the description of a tough guy main character who "mounted the motorcycle, and let his lip curl in a hint of a sneer". Yummy. Can our heroine, Ivy, a strong woman who deli ...more
Debbie Caswell
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book four in the Delta Team Three series a multi author series set in Susan Stokers world and I have to tell you I absolutely love how all of the book for the entire team have been released at the same time and that they are by such wonderful romantic military suspense authors In this fourth book we get Ivy Fremont and Magnus “Duff” McCormick

Duff is the snarly member of the team he would do anything for his brothers but he definitely isn't the cuddle one and no matter how many times his
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Yvonne Cruz
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I have become addicted to this series, and was more than ready to read this talented author’s book, the fourth in the series.
A series centered around members of Delta Force Team 3 stationed in Texas and how each of them are finding their soulmates. All strong, independent woman.
This time the story belongs to stoic Duff/Magnus McCormick. A man of few words and seems that his answers always involve a grunt. Unbeknown to the team, he carries deep sorrow and scars in his heart. When Ivy Freemont li
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CarolKat
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At the end of Gwen's Delta we see Magnus 'Duff' McCormick save a women from a fall in Gwen's bookstore. In response she gives him a kiss that unsettles him, in this book we find out who that woman is.

Gwen has set up her best friend Ivy with Duff, it's a party for someone leaving another team, but all of Merlin's team will be there. Ivy is unsure about all of this blind date stuff and ironically so is Duff.

In spite of the eyes on them they dance and talk, but then Duff leaves abruptly. With Duff
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Olga
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent

The Delta Team series by Susan Stoker comes the special forces series in which this book is written by Elle James is number 4 of the book from the Delta three team. The adventures begin with Magnus McCormick aka Duff a strong, fighter, adrenaline solider that last has been put on hold as he lives and breathes Delta. His brothers aka Team mates and women mainly Gwen establishes a blind date with Duff , which is the hardest to read as the silent type and moody and not much words. Introdu
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Sarita
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Elle James always craft wonderful suspenseful stories. Duff was an enigma I wanted to get to know from the beginning. His gruff, nonspeaking character was so interesting to me that I wanted to know more about him. He met Ivy with a “bang” and that stayed with him for hours— trying to figure out why now with his feelings not knowing he would soon see her. HIs second meeting was a pleasant surprise where you are able to glean more about his character. Honestly, after working with his team for year ...more
Rhonda
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nobody likes "blind dates"! Ivy & Magus aka " Duff" began their love story on a blind date. It started off alright, then Duff left Ivy embarrassed in front of her friends and his teammates. Ivy left the date then was shortly saved by Duff from an attempted kidnapping.

Ivy & Duff have guilt from the past: Ivy carries guilt from a client being killed and Duff fells guilty from his wife being killed on their honeymoon. This has made it hard for them to date, built relationships and to fall love. Thr
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Lisa Gibbs
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy is a lawyer who quit her high-powered job when a case went wrong. Duff is mourning the loss of his wife 8 years ago. The two meet and sparks fly but the meeting is brief and neither knows if they will meet again until they are set up on a blind date and are properly introduced. Their courtship is not an easy one and Duff has a lot of baggage to sort through as well as guilt. He is the quietest man on the team and yet Ivy brings him out of his self-imposed prison one step at a time.

Ivy has b
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K B
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars
I received a free copy of the steamy Texas military based novel Ivy's Delta: Susan Stoker's Delta Team 3 Series: Book 4 by Elle James and this review was given freely.
Full of action and drama this mildly steamy attraction at first sight novel contains close knit Delta Forces team, an easy flowing story of love and betrayal requiring multiple rescues but ending happily. 8 years after losing his childhood sweetheart and wife Katie in a tragic boating accident on their honeymoon, Army Specia
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Melanie Marnell
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With Ivy's Delta Elle James ticks all the boxes: a a gruff stoic hero, a fiesty resourceful heroine, drug cartels, hard hitting fast paced action, narrow escapes and best of all a grand love story. Great reading!

Magnus "Duff" McCormick is cranky, a man of few words and lots of scowls. He loves his Delta brothers but even they don't know about the heartache he lives with everyday. Ivy Fremont walked away from her life as a high profile prosecutor and has decided to embrace her free spirit side.
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Carolyn Spence
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Quiet is underrated." That describes Duff to a T. He's not much of a talker, but he provides quite the lasting impression. Running straight towards the man who's about to shoot you is all about Ivy. Put these two together and you've got the perfect couple, they just have to have enough time to figure it out. Again, this is a quick story, but it's an instant connection and they are working through their feelings as quick as they can. Throw in a few attempted kidnappings, jungle runs, speeding bo ...more
Di
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens when authors join forces and write their own story on one of the Alpha Delta man on one team....you get five books, each with their own style and flair brining to life each character which HAVE to be read in order to gain the full experience of each member in the Delta team.
The next up is Magnus aka Duff, the quiet, moody Delta who barely speaks more than a sentence finds himself again with Ivy, a woman he met before their blind date and the first woman who made him feel in many man
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Michelle
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gwen set her friend Ivy up with one of Merlin’s Delta team mates as a blind date to go to Ugly Mug bar with her for a send off for a teammate. Ivy has never been to a military bar before and is a little reluctant since it is a blind date.. Merlin set up his teammate Duff as Ivy’s blind date. “For the record, I don’t like being setup”. Duff said. Wolf states, someone had to do it.
Ever consider I like being alone? Duff grumbled.
Yeah but we are hoping a woman can smooth out the ruff edges, and I’m
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Dawn Cruikshank
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy's Delta

WOW!Another FANTASTIC story by Elle! Duff was still grieving his wife, even after eight years since her death. He was considered the grumpy teammate but he never told his team about his wife. Ivy was helping Gwen out in her store when she literally fell into Duff's arms. As the saying goes, the rest is history. It was unfortunate that people were trying to kidnap Ivy because of her mother. The cartel finally succeeded but Duff and his team were sent to rescue her. Ivy did manage to es
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Ginny Pearson
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Duff has been living alone for 8 years since he lost his wife on their honeymoon. He has never told his team about her. He has never considered another relationship until he captured the woman as she was falling off the ladder and she kissed him.
Ivy left her life as an attorney and opened up her shop. Her mother is very angry at her for leaving. She just couldn't do it anymore. After she fell into that guy's arms and kissed him, she can't stop thinking about him. Now she is going on a blind dat
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Gladys
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good!! I love a growly hero with a tender heart and I felt that description fit Magnus perfectly. He has a tragic, painful past that simply had my heart aching for him. This man lit up all the lights on my swoon meter. I also really liked Ivy. In so many ways she was the light to his dark and he needed that. I thought they made a great couple and were truly good for each other. Other than their romance and all the emotions that go with it, the storyline is jam-packed with enough ...more
Chandera
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the Delta Team Three series. The fourth book, “Ivy’s Delta” I could not put down. Magnus “Duff” McCormick who is rather gruff we learn more about his story the part the team does not really know about him. When Duff first met Ivy Fremont she fell into his arms off a ladder and the kissed, not knowing who each other are. When the introductions came it was at there blind date when Duff left rather sudden. It was a good thing though that he stayed in the parking lot for Ivy al ...more
Katherine Horvath
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
High Profile!

Ivy's Delta: WOW! Another fantastic story written by Elle James! I loved how Duff and Ivy first met. The magic story but didn't know each other's name. I thought it was great that it was Gwen was the one to introduce them and she didn't know they had already met briefly. I loved how the guys picked on Duff and how they see as a different person when he was with Ivy. Even though Duff freaked out because of his reaction to Ivy and the sparks. He feels he is betraying his late wife, ev
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KnottyGirl Reviews
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy’s Delta is the incredible Elle James contribution to Susan Stoker’s Special Forces:Operation Alpha series about the 5 man Delta team 3, and it does not disappoint. I had a wonderful time binge reading this series, and just fell in love with Duff and Ivy’s story.
Duff and Ivy are set up on a blind date, and it doesn’t go so well. Ivy is later attacked soon after the date and Duff is able to intervene. It turns out Ivy’s mother, the Senator has made some people angry with her latest project and
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Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
This author always keeps me entertained and glued to my kindle.
Duff seems like a grumpy bear, but he's not one for sharing his history. Left heart broken at the death of his bride he just copes with life. Thrill seeking not really caring if he lives or dies, just needs to not remember. Until Ivy falls into his arms...literally. They were thrown together again, it seems fated that they connect. The drama that soon unfolds, kidnapping and on the run for their lives will keep you on the edge of you
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Delaine Mclafferty
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Elle has a way of writing her books that allow you to put yourself into the book and travel along with the characters..

Magnus (Duff) is a tuff Delta Force soldier who has endured heartbreak and is a grumpy, quiet teammate that doesn't date and has no intention of becoming involved with anyone.

It fits in he life of a special forces soldier who's always on call, never knowing when or for how long. You never date , you never get hurt and you can't hurt anyone
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Jacky
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was truly Insta everything between Duff and Ivy, but it didn't feel like it. Ivy managed to smooth out Duff's gruff behaviour and one word answers in no time at all.

There was almost non stop action in this book. It was fast paced and suspenseful. I liked that Ivy was so resourceful. She held her own in the crisis. Delta Team Three came to the rescue again.

Duff and Ivy had a lot of chemistry. They also shared a few steamy moments. I liked the witty, mildly humorous way they communicated. Bo
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Margie
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Fremont left behind her high-power attorney life to open a gift shop. Her U.S. Senator mother was not pleased but Ivy made up her mind to live her life the way she wants to live it. Since she first met Delta Force soldier Magnus "Duff" McCormick she's been thinking having him in her life would be the icing on the cake of her life choices. Duff is her hero. After all he saved her life. A few times...

That adventure is told in Ivy's Delta by Elle James. There's tons of action in this story. The
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Anne Donaldson
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nailbiting action and great writing
And it’s Duff’s turn. Duff has been the team stoic, gruff and taciturn, never sharing his history or much about himself. That changes in this book, in a big way. Magus (Duff) has hard-won scars on his heart and significant past trauma. This book also includes one of the best first-date-gone-wrong stories possible – when the team sets him up with Ivy, who he has coincidentally already met and who has started to crack his shell. This book is another nailbiter; it
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Gucci 35
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ivy's Delta

Ivy's Delta is a fast pace story from beginning to end. Our hero is the Duff the six five Delta who doesnt talk much. He is quiet, lethal and all alpha. Years ago he lost his wife in an accident and he has been chasing his demons since that day. Well things are going to spice up in his life and her name is Ivy. She is a feisty red head who has a thing for getting into tough places and Duff happens to rescue her each time. Their chemistry is explosive and will burn the pages of your k
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Award-winning author Elle James grew up as an air force military brat. She received her work ethic from her rock-solid father, her creative streak from her artistic mother and inspiration from her writing partner and sister, Delilah Devlin. As a former member of the army reserves and a current member of the air force reserves, she's traveled across the United States and to Germany, managed a full- ...more

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