Hope's Delta - Riley Edwards & Operation Alpha

Hope's Delta

By Riley Edwards & Operation Alpha

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 50 Ratings


Hope Mitchell lived her life on the outskirts, no attachments, no friends, no family. All of this by design. All of it because she knew the pain that came when you lost someone who meant something to you. She'd sworn off men long ago, the last time she fell in love she'd invited the devil into her heart and she'd lost, huge. That was to say, she knew better than to let the larger-than-life Delta Force operator into her life. Hope recognized the risk but Beau had promised her he would fight for her and he did—until he left her more broken than he found her.

Beau "Jangles" Talbot had promised himself he wouldn't fall for a woman while he was still in the Army. He'd seen it too many times before—a good woman getting worn down by the demands of being a military wife. But when he meets the gorgeous bartender Hope Mitchell, he does the unthinkable and falls in love. Then his worst nightmare comes to fruition and Hope is thrown into a dangerous situation because of him and his teammates.

One mission—five women—everything is on the line. Jangles and his teammates have one shot at getting it right, one chance at extraction, or every man on his team loses the women they love.

** Hope's Delta is the 5th and final book in the Delta Team Three Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

** Operation Alpha is a fan-fiction world for Susan Stoker's novels. The characters in this series were introduced in Stoker's Delta Team Two series, specifically, book two, Shielding Kinley. You don't have to read that book to be engrossed in this series, but why wouldn't you want to? Enjoy!



  • Jangles & Hope

    By Agent$$$$
    Beau “Jangles” Talbot, member of Delta Team #3, is the last man in his team to find his “forever girl”. Beau doesn’t think he has what it takes to make a relationship work. He has a nice arrangement going with Hope, the bartender where he and his team go to relax after a mission. They are strictly friends with benefits. When he’s away on a mission, Hope stays at his apartment and takes care of his cat. When he returns, she’s a willing participant in bed. If she wants to leave, she has a RV she calls home. It’s easy, until Beau starts wishing for more. No more “hiding” his relationship with Hope and no more of her living in a tiny RV. Hope Mitchell made decisions in her past that led to devastating results. Hope lays the blame squarely on her shoulders for the actions of an abusive ex. The only family she has left has disowned her. As a result, she is convinced that she doesn’t deserve a HEA. Beau is on his way to fully convincing her that he will always have her back when she’s kidnapped by a terrorist. His team is sent on a successful rescue mission, but he abruptly ends their fledging relationship the moment they return stateside. Leaving Hope more broken than before... While I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY novel in this series, this was my favorite! Beau screwed up royally and had to work really hard to get Hope’s trust back. It was an emotional, devastating, page-turner, with a HEA. This is a story about healing and moving forward in life. The epilogues were FANTASTIC!!! I loved seeing how each family moved beyond the Delta Team while maintaining life-long friendships. I also loved the Beau & Hope reference from DAYS. I highly recommend this series to everyone! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Loved this series

    By Scmone
    Don’t know where to start all 5 books kept me entertained from the guys all meeting their girls to the very last
  • Fast-paced and exciting

    By Cheryl33610
    Hope and Beau’s (or Jangles, if we’re going by his team name) story was such a wild, emotional ride. This profoundly damaged young woman was both heartbreaking and inspiring as she moved on with her life after numerous tragedies in her past. Beau was that alpha hero I adore....the one with the squishy marshmallow center. From page one, I couldn’t put the book down and was absorbed into both their relationship and the action of Delta Team 3. I’m not going to give any of the plot away, but I will say you need to pay attention to the team names, “real” names and their significant other’s names. With numerous secondary characters, it can get confusing. And although this is the last of the series, you don’t need to read any other the other books to enjoy Hope’s Delta. But I will go back and check them out, because I want more of these great characters. And I recommend checking out Susan Stoker’s series as well, to read where the inspiration for this series came from. Great storyline and dialogue, not to mention compelling characters. I’m so happy to have discovered Riley Edwards and her wonderful books.
  • So good!!

    By Jamilagiel
    Another wonderful book by Riley Edwards. So sad that this series ended, but love how it did. Love Beau and Hope’s story. They started as friends with benefits but Beau realized he wanted more. But Hope has a heartbreaking past and is not letting anyone close. She doesn’t believe she is worthy. The storyline and the suspense was very good. Love the final chapter when you get a glimpse in everyone’s future. My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Hope’s Delta (Delta Team 3, Book 5)

    By Coloradomulegirl
    The best book ever! Riley Edwards knows how to write a book from a male’s perspective and she nails it every time but with the character Beau, I was floored. The interaction/conversations with team members and the cussing and caring and teasing is what she has the talent to write in order to bring the character alive on the page. She has the ability to get into the mind of a guy and how they think and react. ThIs book was a page turner, made me laugh and made me cry. I know it’s a good book when I can’t put it down. Yet when I carry the story and characters in my mind throughout the day I know it’s a fantastic read. Best book of the Delta Team 3 series and Beau is my favorite. Also thumbs up to Hope and strong women everywhere!
  • Hope’s Delta

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Hope’s Delta is the 5th and final book in the Delta Team Three series by Riley Edwards (new to author) and various authors and is part of the Operation Alpha World, Delta Team Two series by Susan Stoker. The final book in this series is about Beau ‘Jangles’ Talbot and Hope Mitchell and OMG what a way to end this series! So much is happening...kidnapping all the ladies, rescue mission back in Turkey with the help of Delta Team Two and a few others, dealing with the past, hope for the future, heartbreak, forgiveness, healing, love and HEA! Thank you, Lori Ryan, Becca Jameson, Lynne St. James, Elle James and Riley Edwards for such amazing alpha men and strong beautiful ladies and the entwining stories...they all deserve more stars!
  • Worth it

    By Mblteach
    Hope’s Delta ( Special Forces:Operation Alpha):Delta Team 3, Book 5 Riley Edwards Beau has had his eye on bartender, Hope. He convinced her to secretly see him. Just when they are making it known they are an item all heck breaks loose and all five girls, Nori, Ivey, Gwen, Destiny, and Hope are kidnapped. Delta Team 3 to the rescue. Hope struggles with the aftermath when Beau walks away. Can they ever have a happy ending? Two strong characters who need to believe they are worth it. Loved all ) epilogues at the end. Couldn’t put it down.
  • Super Thrilling Book

    By Blue 0903
    I received this book as an ARC. This is the fifth and final book in the Delta Team Three series. And what a book it is. This is Beau and Hope’s story. Beau doesn’t want to fall in love until he is out of the Army. But Hope changes his mind. Hope has had such sorrow and guilt in her life she also wants no commitment, no love and no happily ever after. But Beau changes her mind. Then the excitement begins. All five women of the Delta’s are kidnapped and the team steps into action. Nobody messes with a delta’s woman. I loved
  • Emotional!

    By Team Craig
    Hope’s Delta is the fifth book in Delta Team 3 and written by Riley Edwards. This is the latest series in Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha Fan-Fiction. The book focuses on Beau “Jangles” Talbot, a Delta Team member, and Hope Mitchell, bartender and manager at the Ugly Mug. This book is action packed and very very emotional. I cried like a baby more than twice and was ready to do some harm to someone even though it’s fiction. Hope’s Delta has an evil terrorist, Delta members on a mission, our helpful old friend Tex, a woman who can’t forgive herself for things she didn’t do, a crazy veteran who is Hope’s boss/pseudo father/mentor, a man who breaks a promise, some steamy hot scenes and hope that love can win.