Dirty Games (Dirty #2)

Author: HelenKay Dimon

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 2.5 stars

Buy Links:  Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher


Blurb: Sometimes, to get what you want in business or in love, you have to get your hands dirty. Luckily for Finn and Justin, dirty comes naturally.

Finn Drummond is the baby in a family of sharks—which means he’s worked twice as hard to make a name for himself. After learning the tricks of the trade from his brothers, Finn’s just as ruthless and dominant. Out in the field, his appetites are legendary: for success, for money, for women and men. But when supplies from Drummond Charities go missing, Finn has to partner up with the smoldering ex–Army grunt who’s always challenging his authority—or giving him mixed signals.

Justin Miller wanted his attraction to Finn to be mutual, but the cocky brat always had a girlfriend. Who could blame Justin for trying to move on? Despite their history, they’ve got to work together to figure out who’s been derailing their humanitarian work. But after Justin and Finn are thrown together against gunrunners and kidnappers, their simmering chemistry turns explosive. Turns out, Finn knows how to handle himself in a crisis—and in the sack. Justin only hopes that hot sex is enough to persuade this spoiled pretty boy to do the right thing.


Review:  Finn Drummond wants nothing more than to prove to Justin Miller he’s going to help his charity. Finn isn’t there to get a cheap thrill, nor is he there to do his good deed for the year then go home to comparative safety. Finn is there to help. Finn is also there to find out what’s happening with some suspect shipments. Justin doesn’t want oversight and doesn’t feel he needs oversight. He asked for help but didn’t ask for a babysitter. It doesn’t help things he’s always been attracted to Finn. Finn is the guy that’s never left Justin’s mind. Then the attacks start. Finn and Justin have to figure out who is behind the crimes before the bullets find them.

I hate to say this, but more than anything this book was completely forgettable. I remember enjoying it well enough when I read it, but when the release date came around and it was time to review I barely remembered the title and had no clue at all who the main characters were. I am kind of surprised by this. I still remember, both positively and negatively, previous books I’ve read by this author. I don’t know how much of this book leaving no impression on me had to do with me or the book.

Normally I really like characters who are difficult to like. However, Justin seems to be a douchebag for the sake of being a douchebag. Yeah, we’re told he’s had it rough, but it felt a bit unrealistic and I suspect that’s part of why I checked out of the book. Finn put up with too much of it. And why was Justin’s assistant matchmaking? Why?

I wouldn’t say avoid this book but I also wouldn’t recommend it. The mystery and the suspense were the best parts. I probably suspected everyone involved for at least a few seconds. I always find that fun. Mostly I was just a bit disappointed a book I was excited about turned out to be so mediocre for me.


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