Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dirty Games by HelenKay Dimon

Title: Dirty Games
Author: HelenKay Dimon
My Rating: A-

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Series: Dirty #2
Main Characters: Justin and Finn
Release Date: March 2018
Publisher: Loveswept
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.
My Review:
It's no secret that I love HelenKay Dimon's romantic suspense m/m books and this one did not disappoint in the least. 

Justin has been fighting his attraction to Finn for years...to the point that he slept with Finn's brother to try to get over Finn, the straight one. What Justin has never realized though is that Finn isn't straight. He's bisexual. And though he's younger, I think Finn is much more mature in a relationship than Justin is ever capable of being...LOL. But I'm getting ahead of myself. 

Justin is a loner. He is not a relationship guy which works for him since he's chosen to serve his career in Morocco, where it's illegal to be gay. But the one major thing that Justin has going for him is that he's completely committed to helping the areas refugees escape their circumstances. He has spent his life doing this job and loves it...for the most part. 

He does not having his control usurped by Finn and his brothers, though...just because they happen to fund the charity. So, that's one area of contention for Justin. The other is that he is simply pushing Finn away because he thinks he can't have him. As a result, Justin is rough and gruff and rude and a total jerk to Finn most the time. Something that Finn truly just let roll off his back most the time... another reason (out of MANY) to love him. 

But you know, in the end, I kind of fell for Justin, too. He's trying so hard to be emotionally hard to Finn and not care because he simply can't be that vulnerable. But it happens anyway and it's a beautiful thing. 

I love wounded heroes, and Finn is perfect in the roll in this book. I really just thoroughly enjoyed the whole story. Although I had a pretty good idea who the bad guy was early on, it didn't affect how much I enjoyed all the unveiling of the details and clues. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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