Friday, October 11, 2013


by HelenKay Dimon
Advanced Reading Copy
Published: October 15, 2013, Harlequin Cosmo Red Hot Reads

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

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The dating scene in D.C. is a minefield for women. Having fallen victim to her own share of dating fails with a number of promising candidates who seemed to have potential, Jordan McAdam started up a website that allowed women to share information and compare notes on some of the city's most eligible bachelors. A website that has gained steady popularity. Jordan works through a tempt agency during the day, and with her various assignments, puts her into contact with a number of the target bachelors her website writes about. Close enough contact to be able to gather some information.

This is how she meets Forest Redder, a successful and handsome bachelor, about whom very little is known, especially when it comes to his dating history. Forest is not Jordan's type...... or so she tells herself, but he is immediately drawn to her and makes sure that they will be in close proximity for the near future. Continuously pushing boundaries, Forest is finally able to get Jordan to let down her guard and let him in, but never all the way. She guards the secret of her involvement with the website Need to Know closely, even though Forest's company as well as Need to Know are being threatened by the same person. 

Jordan's upbringing has made her very suspicious, no only of men's motivation, but also her own and therefore she questions everything and trusts nothing. She knows she should tell Forest about Need to Know, but waits until it is almost too late. 


Wow! What a great little book!! I love HelenKay Dimon...... love how, even in a short like this, she can cram a complete character development with the appropriate context and all!! Not to mention a hot as hell love story, with some angsty moments and a carry-on of baggage; A powerful, somewhat intimidating and gorgeous leading man with a hint of vulnerability and an unintimidated, independent, yet insecure, feisty and beautiful heroine.

Both main characters have allowed themselves to be tainted by their upbringing, their parents and their negative experiences, no longer trusting their own instincts or feelings. They each have devised a set of rules they feel safe with, that is.......until they meet each other, and then all bets are off. The rules are broken, the feelings come out, the insecurities are tested and tried and all the baggage is exposed. And for once each of them is fully exposed.

So much so tightly packed in this novella, you feel you've had the full content of a novel. No wasted words here! I loved it, would love to have read more......

✨This compact, taut and sexy tale packs quite the punch!!✨

**ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Harlequin in return for an honest review.**

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