Desert Isle Keeper
The Bad Boys Undercover series by HelenKay Dimon is an action packed series that deals with the Alliance, an undercover group made up of former MI6 and CIA operatives. In Facing Fire, the third story in the series, an enemy thought dead turns out to be very much alive, and he’s on a personal vendetta to destroy each of the operatives one by one. But Benton’s evil is far reaching, and a young woman is also looking for this man after the death of her mother under suspicious circumstances. Sutton’s investigation into Benton brings the attention of the Alliance, and in a game of cat and mouse, Sutton and Alliance operative Josiah find themselves unable to resist the chemistry between them, even if it might get them killed.
Ms.Dimon is masterful at creating fictitious worlds that rock both the suspense and the sexy edge looked for by readers in the romantic suspense genre. Her characters are strong, dependable, loyal, yet conflicted, with all too human flaws. As the leader of the Alliance, Josiah is ruthless and not afraid to do what it takes to get the job done. He goes after Sutton with a singular focus in mind – to find out everything she knows about Benton. In the beginning neither trusts the other, though it doesn’t stop them from sleeping together in some super sexy scenes. I love Sutton’s strength, her unrelenting willingness to pursue her mother’s killer on her own, and her ability to face her fears if it gets her closer to the truth. In the aftermath of their sexual encounters, Sutton and Josiah start to build the trust needed between them to further their relationship. But while they find comfort in each other, Benton’s thirst for revenge is ongoing. The story is told from three points of view – Sutton, Josiah and Benton, which gives the story a great well rounded view and adds to the suspense level in knowing Benton’s thoughts and plans. There are lots of twists and turns to keep the story flowing at a fast pace, and combined with the sexy romance, it’s a highly entertaining read.