Monday, 23 May 2016

Review: Mr. and Mr. Smith by HelenKay Dimon

***3 Stars***

I really wanted to like this book more than I did but I think what seems a clever title actually took away some of the enjoyment of reading this book as I already had a preconceived idea of what was to unfold. ...
Fisher is an undercover operative stationed in London living somewhat of a double life, he and Zach we are told are in a happy relationship following what Fisher intended to be a one-night stand in London pub. And again this is where this book fell down for me, I would have much preferred to have seen a chapter of the relationship between them both prior to the events that revealed their true identities as I believe that would have made the shock factor far more for the reader rather than just the character.
I liked the characters Fisher and Zach and their moments together were enjoyable, I enjoyed seeing Fisher fight with his emotions at the betrayal. And some good side characters too. However, as I say with the preconceived idea of the story I felt I was reading the action scenes by rote.
This was a new author for me and I will look at her other work as the quality of writing wasn’t bad just a shame this one fell a little short for me.
Reviewed by Vikki Ryan

Secrets and seduction make for an explosive combination in HelenKay Dimon’s edgy, thrilling new series, which kicks off with a novel about two men who can handle any threat—except the one posed by desire.
Fisher Braun knows how to keep a secret. As a covert paramilitary operative, his job—and his life—depends on it. He’s at the top of his game, ready for action and always in control. No enemy has ever brought him to his knees, but one lover has: Zachary Allen, the man currently sharing his bed. The perfect package of brains and brawn, Zach is someone worth coming home to, and Fisher hates keeping him in the dark about what he does. But the lies keep Zach safe. Until the day Fisher loses everything. . . .

Zachary Allen is no innocent civilian. Although he plays the tech geek, in reality he’s deep undercover for the CIA. In a horrible twist of fate, the criminal enterprise he’s infiltrated has set its sights on the man whose touch drives him wild. Zach would do anything for Fisher—except blow his own cover. Now, in order to save him, Zach must betray him first. And he needs Fisher to trust him with all his heart if they want to make it out alive.

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