Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dirty Games by HelenKay Dimon

Sometimes, to get what you want in business or in love, you have to get your hands dirty. Luckily for Finn and Justin, dirty comes naturally.

Finn Drummond is the baby in a family of sharks—which means he’s worked twice as hard to make a name for himself. After learning the tricks of the trade from his brothers, Finn’s just as ruthless and dominant. Out in the field, his appetites are legendary: for success, for money, for women and men. But when supplies from Drummond Charities go missing, Finn has to partner up with the smoldering ex–Army grunt who’s always challenging his authority—or giving him mixed signals.

Justin Miller wanted his attraction to Finn to be mutual, but the cocky brat always had a girlfriend. Who could blame Justin for trying to move on? Despite their history, they’ve got to work together to figure out who’s been derailing their humanitarian work. But after Justin and Finn are thrown together against gunrunners and kidnappers, their simmering chemistry turns explosive. Turns out, Finn knows how to handle himself in a crisis—and in the sack. Justin only hopes that hot sex is enough to persuade this spoiled pretty boy to do the right thing.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Mystery Romance
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Finn and Justin have a history and not all of it's good. With miscommunications, overprotective brothers, and someone stealing supplies, there are a lot of issues that these characters have to weave their way around.

Finn is trying to make his own stamp on the family business. He wants things to succeed and knows that despite the strange tension between him and Justin, he is intrigued by Justin all the same. As soon as Finn starts digging into the issues that Justin presented, strange things follow.

With Finn looking like a target, Justin can't help but be cautious with him. Despite his long-time crush on Finn, Justin also knows that his job is very important to him and he doesn't want anyone to jeopardize it.

Finn and Justin have a love-hate relationship. Preconceived notions and poor communication skills mar their relationship. But when the chips are down, both will have to fight for their relationship and the continuation of the project that is so important to both of them.

I hope that there are more to come!

Part action, part romance, part political intrigue, this story about two men who find each other while racing to figure out who is trading their charity supplies for weapons has some entertaining moments.

Readers will recognise Finn as Alex’s brother in the first book. Finn has pulled back from the business side of his family’s organisation to focus on its charity work. I found Finn likeable, if a little bit bland. At times I think he puts up with a little bit too much emo crazy from Justin.

I really found it hard to like Justin. His anger at Finn is confusing and feels unmerited. His hot/cold emotional dysregulation makes him seem more like a hormonal teenager than the head of an important international charity.

For most of this story, Justin and Finn are either arguing or shagging and it drove me mad after a while. I found the action scenes more engaging than the romance but there aren’t enough clues before the whodunnit reveal, which I found annoying.

This isn’t my favourite of this author’s stories. I enjoyed the setting and the Night Manager style premise, but I really didn’t engage with the romance and I wanted to be able to engage more with the action.

Also Available in the Dirty Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Dirty Deeds post.

HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a divorce attorney—not the usual career transition. Now she writes full-time and she’s much happier. The author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and short stories that have twice been named Red-Hot Reads and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, she’s on the board of directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dirty Games (Dirty #2) by HelenKay Dimon to read and review.

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