Title: Malik’s Redemption (Delta Force – Team Panther #3)
Author: Annabella Stone
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: July 19th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Military, Romance
Page Count: 235 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Ex- Mossad agent Malik Dahan has lived for years in the shadows, straddling the very fine line between his own moral code and the missions his assassin role required. Two years ago, refusing an order from Mossad’s Operations Base near Glilot Junction on the west end of Tel Aviv put him on a collision course with Team Panther. The time has come for Malik to face his demons and the secret he has been hiding. A secret that can rip apart the very essence of everything that is Delta Force – Team Panther.
Zeke Givens seized the chance to escape the mob violence he grew up with to become a Texas ranch hand. Months later the last man he expected to see on the ranch is the hottest one night stand he could ever remember. A man who stole his breath and drew every protective instinct he had to the fore. Zeke will use every dirty trick and all the skills he learned at his father’s knee to protect Malik, even if it means losing the only family he has left.
Can a one-night stand turn into a Happy Ever After? Malik just needs to stop running long enough to realize that Zeke is his redemption and their happy ever after is right there waiting for them.
Malik’s Redemption is part of the Delta Force – Team Panther Series. While it can be read as a standalone… to ensure maximum enjoyment, it is best read in series order.
This was another incredible read in this series. It has all of the same characters from the past book but it is based primarily around Malik and Zeke.
No one realizes it when Malik and Zeke meet at Matt and Jonah’s that they have a past encounter that even though it was one time, it was unforgettable, especially for Malik. Zeke made Malik feel things in that one encounter he never felt before. But it was only the one encounter and both men never expected to see one another again.
When Malik meets Zeke at the ranch he knows without a doubt this is the man that turned his world upside down before but he does not think that Zeke remembers him. To make matters worse, Zeke is Steele’s baby brother.
When Zeke and Malik end up hooking up again at the ranch, all hell breaks lose. To make matters worse it looks like Malik’s past has caught up to him and has put all his friends in danger but most of all, Zeke.
When another team member is in trouble and it revolves around Malik’s past connection Malik ends up having to let go of secrets that will turn everyone’s world upside down. But he has to do what he needs to in order to help Griff and the rest of the team. Even revealing who he really is.
As worlds are turned upside down and more secrets are revealed the danger level is amped up and it may just be Zeke saving Malik instead of Malik saving Zeke.
This book was such a great read. I truly enjoyed every minute. I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out and to know which team member it is going to be about. I can honestly say I do not care which one it is about because I am invested in these men and want more of their stories.