Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dirt Deeds ~ HelenKay Dimon ~ New Release and Review

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day.

Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down.

Dirty Deeds by HelenKay Dimon (Goodread's Links) ~ Amazon

Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

This is an offshoot of a previous series featuring CIA operatives. We met Alec is previous books, but didn't know him terribly well.
In Dirty Deeds, Seth (our CIA operative) forces Alec and Gaige to work together leading to unanticipated results.
This was an entertaining story, but I didn't feel like it was the author's strongest effort.
The suspense element of the story was strong and had an edge of the seat element, not to mention a bad guy I wouldn't have expected. But, I struggled to fully buy into the romantic storyline. Gaige and Alec's attraction to each other was believable, but Alec's 180 degree evolution was a little too much.
The Alec we met at the beginning of the book was a standoffish jerk. While I expected his attraction and relationship with Gaige to soften Alec somewhat, things had almost gone too far at the end of the book.
The other thing that had me struggling a little bit is that even though this is a different series, Dirty Deeds was just a little too much like the set of books that came before. The formula works, but I would have enjoyed seeing things a little more "mixed up."
Overall, I enjoyed the book and liked Alec and Gaige together. I'm also curious to see what comes next in the series.

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