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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  340 ratings  ·  160 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
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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)
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
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
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
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
✰ 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
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
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
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, 6-stars
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
“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
Lori R.
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

So raw and gritty, this was yet another dark and delicious tale in the Deliver series. As I turned each page, I was once again awed by the talent of this author.

I wanted to devour this last book in one of my most favorite dark romance series ever. Yet I wanted to savor it and read ever so slowly to make it last. So sinfully and deliciously penned, this story satisfied me in all the ways. I laughed, I cried, I sizzled, I tingled. It rocked my fucking socks off.

I wanted a k
Lo Bookfrantic
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-br, arc-review-ng


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.”


Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing

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
Apr 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
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 nominee
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
I started the first book in the series Deliver in March 2019 as part of a goodreads buddy read. I was slowly getting into darker romance books. Deliver was definitely one of the darkest I had read. I hated Van after reading it and didn’t know how I was going to continue with the series as his book was next!

Fast forward 2 years and I have just read the most satisfying and delicious conclusion to one of my favourite series. Having read the tangled lies series in the middle of this one I knew Cole

“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
~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
5 #TeamCole Stars!

This was the absolute perfect ending to not only an amazing series but the most beloved, broken-hearted character Pam has written! This series may be over but it'll never die. The Freedom Fighters will continue to conquer evil, test fate, and indulge in their own sexy kinks forever (or at least in my head).

Cole stole my heart in the Tangled Lies series and then I was left with a massive ache where my heart used to after Pam ripped it out! It took me awhile to forgive her. But I
The Smutbrarians
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

I was scared to death to read the ending to the Deliver series but...Cole’s book was phenomenal! Steamy, suspenseful, twisty, intense and a perfect summation of the gritty vigilantes we fell in love with. The mysterious red headed Russian spy who captured Cole and tortured him into submission is a fair match to my personal favorite action hero Cole. Definitely a page turner that had some of the hottest scene
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
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,
I am so sad that this is the last book of the series but what an amazing ending to it! We first meet Cole Hartman in the Tangled lies Series. That’s where we get his background and throughout the Deliver series he’s a complete mystery. I’ve been dying for this book for so long wondering who was going to finally crack him open.

This book was action packed, sexy as hell and the storyline was everything we expect in a Pam Godwin book! She’s an amazing author and one of my favorites. I can’t get eno
Robin Powers
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was scared to death to read the ending to the Deliver series but...Cole’s book was phenomenal! Steamy, suspenseful, twisty, intense and a perfect summation of the gritty vigilantes we fell in love with. The mysterious red headed Russian spy who captured Cole and tortured him into submission is a fair match to my personal favorite action hero Cole. Definitely a page turner that had some of the hottest scenes I’ve ever read. Almost melted my kindle into a puddle of electronic goo. I’m sad that I ...more
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

“I’m a partner for life. A dedicated, faithful, protective, possessive, jealous, obsessive partner. Welcome to my world.”

Ugh is this series really coming to an end!!?!? I remember meeting Cole a couple books back and he had me so curious,the way he was the lone wolf but willing to help with the freedom fighters. I then read the Tangled lies trilogy and fell more in love with him and to finally have his story was amazing!!

For me I had high expectations for Cole’s heroine and she defini
Laura Lee
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Complicate landed on my kindle, I had mixed feelings. Super happy to be able to read this final book in the series and super sad to have the ending of the Freedom Fighters. Having read Deliver in 2014, this series has been a part of my life for quite some time.

The ending, Cole Hartman's story was just what we needed! This mysterious man has stolen my heart. Becoming a freedom fighter, he finally has the 'family' he has always wanted.

Now it's his turn to have the freedom fighters work thei
Books With
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bittersweet and the perfect ending! 😩💓

I was looking forward to Cole’s story since he was introduced in the deliver series. I was itching to find out more about his story and for him to get a HEA!

Our heroine was just everything! She was tough but sweet when she wanted to be. I loved her strength and also how flawed she was. She did messed up things but she found redemption (in my opinion).

Cole was just so hawwwwt. I loved his character from the very first moment. He was grumpy but pulled his he
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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
God I luv Cole.

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I've been so looking forward to this book. Finally we get Cole Hartman's book and it was so good. I was a lil worried that I hadn't read The Trangled Lies trilogy. I thought I might of missed loads but I hadn't thank god. The story for me fit perfectly and I knew what I needed to know throughout this book so I was so happy about that. I will go back to that series though it sounds so good.

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Like I said I was dying for Cole's book and God it started with a bang no messing a
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This review may contain slight spoilers for Tangled Lies trilogy, so tread carefully if you haven't read it yet.

What a perfect, if a bit bitter-sweet, ending to an epic series! I have been looking forward to Cole's story since falling in love with him in Tangled Lies (if you haven't read the trilogy, do it now!). Having said that, his love and devotion to Danni made me question what kind of woman could possibly capture his heart again. And after reading a snippet of Complicate at the end of Domi
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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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