Deliverance is the story of a “baby” Jarhead and an US Delta Force soldier who meet in a safe house in Saudi Arabi, and the continuing relationship they share over the span of 23 years. Matt, the Jarhead, and Hooch, the Delta, are first introduced in the epic Special Forces. While I enjoyed Special Forces, for me, Matt and Hooch were where the story was at.
Their ups and downs are close enough to real life that the reader has no choice but to want more information about these two. They are dynamic and real. They draw you into their lives, their trials, their happiness, and their sorrows.
Hooch is a closed-mouth Delta who is a self-defined opportunist. Matt is more of a romantic who has serious issue with living under the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” military policies after Hooch is injured on a mission. With about a 10 year age gap between the two of them, they still find a way to live and love together. Their lives are not easy, but they realize they are perfect for one another, before it’s too late.
Their story is one I can read over and over. I would love to get more from these two. They are like a friend you haven’t spoken to in too many years, and you can’t wait to catch up.
Special Forces was the first m/m book I ever read, thanks to DeWanda Bolden, and it was all about M/M relationships and stories from there on out. I hope y’all will pick up Deliverance and Special Forces, if you have the time.
Nothing in life is ever simple, especially if you are a Delta Force instructor and an ex-Marine trying to make a new life together – not when you live under the constraints of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell,’ the shadow of nightmares, and a darkness that will destroy you unless kept in check.
Deliverance is the story of Hooch, a US Delta Force soldier and Matt, his former-Jarhead lover. It is a spin-off from Special Forces and spans the years 1998 to 2011.
Both Hooch and Matt were created by Marquesate as secondary characters in the epic Special Forces (© 2006-2009), but they took on a life of their own.
*author’s note*~Special Forces starts off as a…difficult read. There are issues present that can be offensive, but the full story is, in my opinion, worth the read.
Free Link – this is the author’s website where the story is posted for free