Review & Contest: Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon

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Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon
Series:  Bad Boys Undercover (# 1)
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher:  Avon
Pages:  389
Source: Book provided by Edelweiss for review

 

 

As an elite Alliance agent—the joint undercover operation of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the CIA—Ford Decker lives for the adrenaline. But when he befriends sexy property manager Shay Alexander in hopes of finding her cousin, a known national security threat, Ford crosses the line, getting to know her better . . . in bed.

After being burned by her last relationship, Shay wants to take things slow. Yet she can’t keep her hands off the drop-dead gorgeous hottie who’s moved into her apartment building. So when Ford’s identity as an undercover agent is exposed, his betrayal cuts deep. Shay never wants to see him again, but Ford can’t let her go, not when her life is still in danger. He will sacrifice everything to protect her, then be prepared to walk away from the only woman he’s ever loved, even if it breaks him.

 

Review:   Normally when reading I jump right into a story.  This book was quite confusing to start off.  I had a very hard time following which character was telling the story.  Playing Dirty is told by about a half a dozen different characters throughout the book.  Once I was about a hundred pages into  the book I was able to follow along a lot better, and I think that was because at that point I was introduced to all of the characters that were going to be involved.

The plot of the book was introduced quite early in the book and had you wondering who did it, how and if they were going to get caught.  From the start of the story we are introduced to Shay and Ford.  Shay has had a rough love life but feels an instant connection with Ford.  Ford has devoted his life to his job that he hasn’t had the time or felt the necessity to have a serious relationship.  That is about to change from the time that he walks into Shay’s life.

The detail throughout the story is very clear and really lets you look into how the two main character’s of Shay and Ford feel about things that are going on in their lives, around them and between them.  The chemistry between Shay and Ford lights the pages of this book on FIRE!!  It’s lust at first sight that over the short amount they are together they both realize that what they have is not what either of them was looking for when their relationship started but now it is undeniable that they are meant to be together.

Although it was hard to follow at the beginning, it was more than made up for with the plot, and details that are covered throughout the book.  I would recommend this book to any reader who likes, romance, suspense and of course the most amazing Alpha males that you will meet.

Favorite Quote: “Having me strip down in front of you doesn’t make you feel like a dirty old man?”

 

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Author Bio

HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce attorney turned full-time romance author. Odd transition, right? She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including Kensington, Harlequin and Penguin, Samhain, Carina Press, and HarperCollins. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose.

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