Leave Me Breathless
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Kensington Brava
For readers who love a good romantic suspense you won't be
able to put done, HelenKay Dimon's Leave Me Breathless should be your next
pickup from your local bookstore.
Callie can't believe that someone as smart of Judge Bennett
Walker is being so irresponsible with his own life. She has been sent to
protect him from a stalker out to kill him, but he won't hear of having a
bodyguard. When his brother overrides him and tells him he has no choice, the
handsome Judge finally relents.
Ben thinks his brother is totally over reacting by getting
him a bodyguard. The former solider turned judge is in top shape even though he
has spent years in a court room. Besides the bodyguard is a barely there 120
pound woman, he'll have to worry about protecting instead of the other way
around. To make matters worse she has no respect for his position and has a
mouth on her as sharp as a knife.
The attraction between the Judge and Callie is pretty
strong. Now if Callie can live through hours of tedious courtroom politics and
Ben can get rid of his stalker they just might have a future together.
I loved Callie's sassy no-holds-bared attitude. She is the
perfect counterpart Ben needs to keep his interest. Ben has spent too much time
in the judge's seat and can't believe that someone would actually disrespect
him the way Callie has. Callie just see another stubborn male in her mist. As
with all of the HelenKay Dimon books I've read this past year, great dialog,
sexy heros and an interesting plot keeps readers engaged. This isn't one to
Permission To Approach
According to Judge Bennett Walker, trying to kill him is a
dumb idea. They might make him wear a big black nightgown to work, but it
covers a lot of muscles, and he's definitely packing beneath it. He's also an
ex-prosecutor and an ex-GI Joe. So when his brother brings in Callie Robbins to
protect him, Ben has a few issues. First, he doesn't need a bodyguard. Second,
she's a 130-pound girl—more smoking hot than smoking gun. And third, what
if his body wants her guarding the night shift?
Callie has no problem brushing aside Ben's disbelief. She
left the FBI to escape the boys' club, but she can be deeper undercover and
twice as lethal as any beefy John Doe. As for whether someone's after Bennett
or not, the death threats and car bombs look pretty convincing to Callie. Of
course, she might get distracted, sitting inches from the sexiest judge in DC
for ten hours a day. Keeping him safe is no picnic. Keeping it
professional—that might be impossible.
Out for a Hero
Connection: Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, It's Hotter in Hawaii
Armstrong believes that DEA agent Josh Windsor is the only one who can help her
save her nephew from life in prison. The teenager has already been convicted
and she hopes that hiring Josh to look into the matter will find something that
isn't too impressed with the boy or his aunt. He's had run ins before with the
Armstrong family. He's sure that the boy is guilty and the aunt is being blind
to the boy's charm.
Josh decides to take the case he doesn't expect to find a different conclusion
for Deana. He also doesn't expect to find the woman he does under all that cold
place in the beautiful background of Hawaii, HelenKay tells a dark story of an
beautiful socialite who has more tragedy and heartache then most could bare.
Her nephew is in jail for murdering his parents. Upon hearing that news her
father drops dead of a heart attack and to top it all off, Deana has secret
heartaches in her past.
is going through a bad stretch in his own life. He resigns from his job with
the DEA under a cloud of suspicion and isn't particularly interested in working
on Deana's case. These two are unlikely lovers, but when HelenKay puts them
together the reader has to wonder why they didn't get together sooner.
Out For A Hero has a compelling story line with an unusual ending that keeps
readers wondering to the end. The supporting characters are familiar to readers
of HelenKay's books and really a nice addition to this story, but the hero and
the heroine are the stars that shine here.
Armstrong needs a hero—not for herself, but for the nephew all her money
and time can't seem to get out of jail. Unfortunately, the best hero in all the
Hawaiian Islands is set on turning in his badge and getting his excellent butt
into another line of work. If that wasn't enough, Josh Windsor also has a
big-time grudge against Deana herself. But if there's anything being rich,
smart, and stubborn has taught Deana, it's never to settle for second bestÉ
Josh has had it with saving people. He's had it
with getting hauled into court. And boy, has he ever had it with Deana. Or
well, he hasn't had it. Yet. But the more she pops up sounding infuriating and
looking good enough to eat, the more her hot bod and her cold case wriggle into
his mind. And there's only so much even a hero can resistÉ
It's Hotter in Hawaii
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
lost her brother in a plane crash that the police are claiming was an accident,
but she can't believe that. They are implying negligence and that just didn't
seem like the brother she knew and love. Add to that that before he died his
brother called in a friend to help him with a problem and now Cassie is more
convinced than ever that foul play is involved.
Wilson was once Dan's best friend, but he knows more than anyone that Dan could
be the reckless type. He's not ready to make any rash decisions before he takes
a look into what Dan was doing before he was died. Together the couple works
against the police and the DEAs advice to find out what happened to Dan. While
the danger increases, so does their attraction for each other. Cal just can't
resist the smart mouthed, feisty woman no matter how many times he reminds
himself that she's his best friend's little sister or that he's keep a secret
again HelenKay brings readers a smart plot line that offers substance along
with some pretty hot love scenes. It's Hotter in Hawaii offers it all--a great
plot line, beautiful lead characters with substance and a supporting cast that
helps to build a better story line. I liked that Cassie was so loyal to her
brother, even after the evidence was piling up against him. Cal was a strong
hero, which was needed in a story like this where the heroine could easily have
walked all over the hero. Cassie was strong and feisty sometimes to the point
of almost being annoying. Sometimes I even wanted to slap her.
All and all this is a great read for someone looking for
short suspense with some great, hot sex scenes.
back of the book:
GORGEOUS. . .
Montgomery was in no mood for messing around—until she got an eyeful of
the sizzling-hot miscreant breaking into her half-brother Dan's Hawaii home.
Turns out he's not a criminal, but a friend who's just as suspicious of Dan's
"accident al" death as she is. Cassie's beyond tired of bashing heads
with thick-skulled local law enforcement, so there's only one thing for it:
team up with Caleb Wilson, and try to keep her secrets—and hands—to
herself. . .
Having a gun trained on him is nothing new for Cal. But when
said gun is brandished by a goddess sporting short-shorts, a bad attitude, and
a hidden agenda? A man should consider his choices very carefully. Option one:
Seduce first, ask questions later. Option two: Find out why she's in his Air
Force buddy's torn-up house, then seduce her. Option three: Let the islands do
their work and let the woman behind the weapon seduce him. . .
author from her Website:
Dimon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. Her
first single title, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan
magazine in August '07 and spotlighted at E! Online.
also have been published by Doubleday Book Club and Rhapsody Book Club and
translated into several languages.
road to publication took a few turns. She's not one of those authors who burst
out of the womb with a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. She didn't
know she wanted to write until much later in life. She tried international
travel and journalism and enjoyed careers in politics and law first. After
graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in newspaper journalism
and political science, she landed in Washington, D.C. A few years as a
legislative assistant to a member of the House of Representatives convinced her
law school might be a good idea. Three years at Wake Forest University and one
bar exam later and HelenKay moved back to the D.C. metro area as a lawyer.
General civil litigation gave way to a specialty in family law and an eventual
partnership in a highly respected boutique firm.
After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in
unhappy endings, HelenKay now writes romance for a living. The sudden career
change resulted from her husband getting one of those "can't turn it
down" job offers. With only a few months' notice, his work took the family
from Maryland to their current home in California. So, instead of days filled
with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining, HelenKay now
writes for a living. She thinks of herself as a "recovering lawyer"
and is grateful every day for the ability to write full time.
as hell. He's hot as hell. The desert may not be big enough for both of themÉ
Tell me more. . . Lexy Stuart is nobody's fool. . .not since she wised up to
the fact that her fianc, Noah Paxton, wasn't just sporting the hardest bod
this side of the Ironman competition. No, he was also harboring enough secrets
to make a CIA operative blush. Little things he never thought worth mentioning
like, oh, a previous marriage. So, Lexy gave back the ring—with extreme
prejudice—and made sandy tracks straight to a remote desert spa. Problem
is, with a man like Noah, a girl can run, but she can't hide. Nor does she
particularly want to. . . Alexa Annabeth Stuart. The stuffy name couldn't be
less suitable for a woman as fiery and free as Noah's Lexy. And Lexy is
his—always will be—the tricky part will be getting her to realize
it. Of course, Noah's always up for a challenge. Which is a good thing, since
between the crazy heat at this god-forsaken "retreat" and the looks
Lexy's shooting him (not to mention the shockwaves he's getting from her
hot-pink bikini), winning his ex back could be one dangerous mission. But if
Noah doesn't survive it, well, he intends to die a very satisfied man. . .
most part, I liked this book. I could easily fall in love with Noah for the
cover picture alone, but more to the point I liked his character and all the
complexities that went along with him. I even liked Lexy's brother, Grey. He is
someone I'd love to see in an upcoming book. Lexy, however, was a problem for
me. Noah and Lexy were together for two years and she agreed to the marriage
proposal and then decided she didn't like his secrets. At times during the story
I wanted to shake her. The author gave her some great characteristics, and I
liked the part about her messy lifestyle and even the history of her parents.
The problem was she didn't just come out and tell Noah what her true problem
was. The other thing I thought was unbelievable was that she didn't immediately
go to her brother when she thought Noah had stolen from the client. It seemed
out of character for her. The reason why I gave this book such a high mark was
because the book was humorous, I loved the sex scenes, as well as the ending.
guys are hard as nails, until they find true love
better than a man who's good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks
who'll be happy to flip your house, your heart. . .and anything else you have
in mind. . . This Old House—Architect Cole Carruthers's mission is
simple—visit his company's latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old
lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry,
sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet.
For reasons she won't reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she
claims is her birthright. As far as Cole's concerned, there's only one thing to
do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of
her sexy secrets. . .
Adam—The last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted,
wicked sexy real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game
of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and she's regretted it ever since.
Now Adam's back to do some actual business. . .or so he says. If Becky has her
way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom—and
stay there. . .
Man at the
Door—After finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin
McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out
of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin
recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is
everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to resist a guy who can
build anything, fix anything—and make Erin feel everything. . .
Hard as Nails tells the story of three men who work together at T.C. Limited.
The stories follow Cole, Adam and Ray during the purchase, sale and remodeling
of an old house and the surprises they found there. This is one of those books
where you will both laugh and cry, as you make your way through the three
stories. Each couple HelenKay creates has great chemistry and blends well
together. I especially like Aubrey and her sledgehammer. I also like the way
each of the small stories blend together to bring you one full story.