by HelenKay Dimon
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Published by Loveswept on September 13th 2016
Genres: M/M, Romance, Suspense
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HelenKay Dimon’s suspenseful, provocative series of double agents and dark desire continues with a novel featuring two men bound by a dangerous job—and by the cravings they feel for each other.
As the son of an international crime lord, Will Rivers only inherited one thing after his father died: trouble. The Pentasus organization deals in kidnapping and murder, and Will wants no part of the power grab that’s tearing leadership apart. But the only way he’ll be able to escape is with some help from his former bodyguard, Hunter Cain, whose sculpted body and brooding looks keep Will awake at night. Somehow, Hunter has resisted the tension between them . . . until, suddenly, he gives in.
As a German intelligence officer working deep undercover, Hunter has a very good reason to keep Will in the dark about his identity and his intentions. Although the sex is hot, Hunter’s true feelings are a growing liability. Now the only way to save Will from his old life is to push him deeper into danger. But when two strong men are each determined to protect the other, the heat isn’t just combustible—it’s a firestorm.
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book review: 4.5 stars
Once again Dimon offers another amazing M/M story which grabs your heart and makes it shore. I will never get tired of reading her irresistible guy relationships because they have a passion and beauty I can’t resist.
The Talented Mr. Rivers is the second installment in the Tough Love series and although it can be read as a standalone, it’s not recommend it. It contains some moments and info from the first book, Mr. And Mr. Smith, and though they are explained, it’s better if you know them first hand. Besides, the story of Fisher and Zach in the first is also amazing and it would be a shame not to be read. But let’s get back to the couple at hand; Hunter & Will. Here’s the deal between these two. Will Rivers is one of the heirs of a criminal family and Hunter Cain is the undercover agent who plays his bodyguard. The attraction between them has begun before even than and keeps growing no matter the problems shown in the way. So, after one of these problems arose, these two had to go on separate paths which recross again further down. And that’s where everything started volute pretty quickly giving them no time to breathe; but plenty to get intimate and hot 😉
If Hunter wanted to stake a claim, this did it.
Both Will and Hunter are two very tortured souls with a very tough upbringing. And they may be quite different but that’s what is makes their connection even stronger and their love even more consuming. And just like any other couple, they don’t get away easily from dealing with Life and her sometimes bitchiness. But they never subconsciously give up on each other and, along with the help of some significant characters, always get to find their way back to each other because as Hunter once said “I knew we were meant to be.”
The plot is even more intense than the first one’s. I can’t say exactly what that was but it had something in it that made my heart raising like crazy. And, as for their erotic scenes? Well, I kind of felt them on my skin and my emotions varied after the end of each scene since as the story was progressing, so they did, adding each time a different, strong feeling in the mix.
HelenKay Dimon is a quite new author to me but her writing and her mind has already captivated me and I rarely I will walk away from one of her books. Until now, both her books I have read have left me with the best impressions and I can’t wait to see which couple will add next in the series. I hope like h*ll to be Seth because he is one of those secondary characters who intrigues you more than the lead ones. I bet his story will be even more passionate and goosebumping. 😉