Dirty Deeds (Dirty #1)

Author: HelenKay Dimon

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links:  Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day.

Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down.

 

Review: Gaige’s life is not his own. After having his life and good name destroyed by an ex-boyfriend Gaige finds himself living at the behest of the FBI. Alec Drummond also does occasional work for the American government, but being a powerful businessman has given him the ability to dictate how he chooses to work with them. When Gaige and Alec wind up working together both men are surprised at how strongly they’re attracted to each other. They also can’t believe how much they want to trust each other in spite of how scary that prospect is. Then people try to kill them. With their lives at stake, Gaige and Alec try to save the global food supply. They know there is a traitor somewhere, but they’re still trying to figure out how to trust each other.

I go back and forth with HelenKay Dimon’s books. This one was pretty good. The plot was interesting and I liked both Gaige and Alec. This was a good, entertaining book. I think the spy thriller aspects of it were more forward than the romance. Which is fine, but at the same time I would have liked to see more romantic growth between Alec and Gaige. They met, fell into lust, decided they liked each other, and for the most part didn’t really part. Their moment of crisis as a couple wasn’t overly dramatic. I didn’t have issues with that because the mystery and suspense aspects picked up the slack.

I read mysteries and suspense on a fairly regular basis. I’m always weighing the pros and cons of various characters being the baddie. The baddie here was pretty good. I think I was more impressed with the diversion and obfuscation about who the baddie was. And I can’t be more specific. But I was definitely upset then relieved and upset for different reasons. It was all very dramatic!

This book is fun. I’d recommend this to anyone looking to be entertained with a mystery about seeds and the potential for bad guys to come from anywhere.

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