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Stubborn shouldn’t be this sexy.
Ex-special forces ranger Dylan McCourt is a stone cold killer who cares only about his military brothers and doing what’s right. He’s used to giving orders and has zero patience for bullshit. Most people tremble when they look him in the eye, but not his infuriatingly sexy new rescue mission, Jessie Lyon. She just juts her chin and says she’s not leaving without clearing her father’s name, to hell with his rules. And was that a one finger salute he sees in her eyes or his imagination? Either way, he knows this is one job his training might not have prepared him for.
For fans of Maya Banks’ KGI series, prepare to meet the men of the Delta Force Brotherhood, a sexy new contemporary series where kicking ass and living hard is just how they roll.
“Action packed! Jessie was a badass and she and Dylan were awesome together. Loved the brotherhood and what they did for people, and what they represented, can't wait to read more from them!” – Nellie Rivera, Goodreads
“I was captivated from the first page. The amount of action and romance in this book is outstanding!” –Tami Rogers, Queen Editing
“I loved the suspense, action and camaraderie of the men of The Brotherhood…I wish I could give the book more than 5 stars because its a fantastic story worth more stars!” –Teresa Jensen, Goodreads
“This is the first book I have read by Sheryl Nantus, and I can’t wait to try more! I just loved the brotherhood- hope this turns into a series!” –Sarah Clay, NetGalley
“I will be reading more books in this series! Great action and fun characters!” –Melissa Wolters, Librarian
“Hard Play is the first book I have read by Sheryl Nantus but it definitely won’t be my last!! With its action, suspense and great character dynamics this is sure to be a favorite with readers. I really enjoyed Dylan and Jess and look forward to reading more by this author!” –Tracie Runge, Bookseller, Rosemary’s Romance Books
“This one is action packed from the very first page and it keeps going to the very last page. I simply couldn't put it down!” –Bette Hansen, NetGalley
“This author was new to me, but I'm glad I found her! The suspense, drama & action are what really drew me into this book. Dylan & Jessie are perfect & I loved the way the were together.” –Lauren Townley, NetGalley
“Great new series, I can see this going out at our library a lot! A great mystery and romance with lots of characters to build the series on.” – Anna Evans, Librarian
“I LOVED this book! It was suspenseful and sexy. I hated putting this book down. I just can not wait for more!” – Mellena Driver, The Book Quarry Blog
The story starts when Lisa goes to the Devil's Playground Night Club where she's been told there are people who will listen to her report of her best friend's disappearance. Her best friend is Jessie Lyon, an ex-cop and now a private investigator who is seeking evidence to convict a mobster, Edwa... ...more
I love all kinds of romantic suspense especially the ones with ex-military heroes!So there was no way I wouldn't give this one a try, now that its been compared to the KGI series!
Delta Force Brotherhood consists of a group of ex-military men,who work hard to help and rescue those in need.They own... ...more
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames
A complete and total lover of Maya Banks' KGI series, I immediately wanted this book. I mean, if you're going to compare it in a blurb, I'll give it a shot. I'm happy I took the leap. I think that this is a pretty good start to a series (even though it's not listed as one) an... ...more
Dylan, former Special Forces, now owns a nightclub, but on the side, he and others like him formed the Brotherhood, a secretive company for those to use when no one else can resolve their issue. This is one of those times when Lisa, worried for her best friend, Jessie, informs Dylan of Jessie's d... ...more
‘Hard Play’ is a riff on the Maya Banks KGI series so if you like MB KGI books, you will love ‘Hard Play’ by Sheryl Nantus.
The story line is simple-- Jesse's in trouble. She has been trying to take down a bad mobster and was really close to doing it before she was captured. She ended up setting... ...more
This is the first book I've read by Sheryl Nantus but after reading this one I will be looking for more! This one is action packed from the very first page and it keeps going to the very last page. I simply couldn't put it down. A band of former Delta Force teammates have come together in a broth... ...more
With a hot as sin hero and a won't-back-down heroine, Nantus has another winner on her hands. Fast-paced action on the streets, and scorching love between the sheets, I couldn't put Hard Play down.
Hard Play is the first book I have read by Sheryl Nantus but it definitely won’t be my last!! With its action, suspense and great character dynamics this is sure to be a favorite with readers. I really enjoyed Dylan and Jess and look forward to reading more by this author. ...more
Received an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. I enjoyed this book. Action packed, left you interested. Jessie was a badass and her Dylan were awesome together. Story kept you on your toes, wondering what is next and chemistry was hot. Loved the brotherhood and what they did for people, and... ...more
**I received a copy of Hard Play from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**
The Hard Play by Sheryl Nantus is a wonderful story with action and the sense of family that each of the men of Delta Force Brotherhood they help those who need help when every... ...more
Hard Play by Sheryl Nantus is the first book in the Delta Force Brotherhood series. Dylan McCourt owns and operates a nightclub in Las Vegas called The Devil’s Playground. While it is quite successful it is also a cover for the Delta Force Brotherhood; an organization of ex Delta Force brothers w... ...more
Ex-special forces ranger Dylan McCourt is a stone cold killer who cares only about his military brothers and doing what’s right. He’s used to giving orders and has zero patience for bulls***. Most people tremble when they look him in the eye, but not his infuriatingly sexy new rescue mission, Jes... ...more
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Dylan McCourt is in charge of his domain. And he’s a man of many talents. Jessica “Jessie” Lyon is in a real pickle and she needs Dylan’s level of expertise to keep her safe. It has plenty of action, suspense, twists and turns to keep you riveted from beginning to end. This also... ...more
Susan reviewed on behalf of Mytimeoutbookblog
I give Hard Play 5 stars for keeping me engaged in the fight against crime from beginning to end. I felt like I was living all the same moments as they were. It was like playing roulette and waiting for the ball to drop. Just when I thought the last d... ...more
This has a few twists with a simple plot with humor, action and suspense I really enjoyed. Delta Force Brotherhood is a group made up of ex military that helps those who need it. There are no rules or lines they won’t cross over to make this a better world for us all. Jessie is on a mission of he... ...more
Lisa has reached the end of her rope! Her friend has gone missing, the police are far from interested and a friend of a friend has recommended she visit the Devil's Playground Night Club and she'll get the help she needs. Jessie Lyon, an ex-cop & current PI as missed her check in whilst worki... ...more
This was the first book I read by this author but I have recently discover a renewed interest for the romantic suspense genre. When I was able to get an advance copy to review my interest was peeked.
This story follows Dylan as he and his crew work to help free Jessie from the local mob boss. Aft... ...more
Dylan McCourt is an ex-special forces ranger that has put his skills to good use, in forming his own team to rescue people who hire them. His life is orderly until his new mission to rescue Jessie Lyon. She refuses to cower before him, nor even listen to his rules when it comes down to clearing h... ...more
Nantus' Hard Play was an exciting and engaging start to her Delta Force Brotherhood Series series. Jessie Lyon may not be with the Las Vegas Police Department anymore but that doesn't mean she's not still fighting for justice and she'll go as far as she has to to get it. When Jessie goes missing,... ...more
If you like a romance with action and drama, then this book is for you! Hard play is well written and easy to read. The story is thought out and without holes. There is nothing not to like about Hard Play.
Jessie is an ex cop with a score to settle. I loved her confidence and she was the driving f... ...more
Hard Play by Sheryl Nantus is a suspenseful read filled with intriguing characters, that will capture your attention.
Jessie Lyon is a former detective who has gone missing. Her best friend contacts Dylan McCourt and his people to track her down and bring her home. Some really bad guys are holdin... ...more
This was an enjoyable and engaging story that drew me in from the start. Especially with the bit of action at the beginning and much more towards the end. Which did have me on the edge of my seat.
Although I did find the story a little slow in the middle and felt there was a bit of a lull at times... ...more
This is the first book I have read from Author Sheryl Nantus and I will be looking for more.
This is truly a great start to what I hope is the beginning of a series as there is so much more to be told. What a great plot with strong characters that I just could not put it down.
Dylan is swoon worthy... ...more
This is the first time I've read Sheryl Nantus and I really enjoyed it so hopefully it wont be the last!
This is story full of action, suspense, angst and romance and I was hooked since the very first page until the very last line.
A band of former Delta Force teammates come together and form a br... ...more
I LOVED this book! It was suspensful and sexy. Dylan is a strong character and didn't have any weaknesses really until he sees a picture of Jessie. Now that PI is under his skin and she is driving him nuts! She is so awesome because she is not a wilting flower. She knows what she needs to do and... ...more