Friday, December 12, 2014

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway - Running Hot by HelenKay Dimon

Running Hot
Bad Boys Undercover # 0.5

By: HelenKay Dimon
Releasing December 16th, 2014
Avon Romance 

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes

HelenKay Dimon kicks off her hot new romantic suspense series, Bad Boys Undercover, featuring the fierce men of Alliance—and the only women capable of taming their hearts.

Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he’s on vacation but he’s really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him.

When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn’t who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward’s not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself.

As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort … might just get them killed.

My Review

4 Stars!
It is amazing how much action is packed into this novella.  It is non-stop....and I loved it.  I am not sure that everything would have worked like it did in the story in real life but who cares.  This story is so much fun.  This story had everything a romantic suspense should have - wonderful characters, lots of action, tons of chemistry, and even a few laughs.  

Ward finds himself zip tied to chair at the beginning of the story and he has Tasha to thank for it.  It doesn't take long for Ward to realize that Tasha is not just a bartender just as he is not really a businessman.  Ward is actually a CIA operative on a mission, while Tasha is a MI6 operative from England that happens to be on a very similar mission.

Ward and his partner, Ford, convince Tasha that they need to work together.  Tasha quickly proves that she is a force to be dealt with and is just as tough as any man.  Ward and Tasha stick together and find that the chemistry they felt while watching each other has not gone away but has intensified.  Against all odds, the pair successfully work together.

As I noted earlier, everything in this story may not be the way things would have worked in the real world but that is the case with most action stories.  This story was hard to put down because you never know what was going to happen next.  The writing was great and the characters were well fleshed out for such a short work.  

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.  This is the first story by HelenKay Dimon that I have had a chance to read but I plan to look for others soon.  This is also the beginning of a new series that I look forward to reading.

I received a copy of this book from Avon Impulse via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review.

Author Info
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.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for organizing this blog tour! I really enjoyed reading this novella and can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.


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