Sunday, November 09, 2014


He’s a man who fixes difficult situations. She’s the one thing he can’t handle—and the one thing he can’t resist…


Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast’s love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.

Kyra Royer knows all about Bast’s reputation—and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He’s known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she’s off-limits, so she’ll have to get creative to make him hers.

As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman’s considerable charms. But when Bast’s job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive—even if it means getting closer than he ever intended…

Release Date October 7, 2014
Holton Woods Series Book #2
Berkley Heat

I am a huge fan of HelenKay Dimon and have been since I first found her books thanks to Alison Kent. I was lucky enough to get a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

I absolutely love Only and thought it was a great addition to the series. I loved Bast when we met him in Mercy, and was so happy his story was the 2nd in the series. While Mercy had more of a romantic suspense feel to it, Only felt more like a straight up romance to me with some suspenseful elements.

I loved Bast and Kyra as a couple.  Even with Kyra being younger than Bast, they worked at a couple for me. The chemistry between them was amazing and I loved that Kyra fell for Bast in spite of the rumors of his history. I felt like both Bast and Kyra got one another and didn't see the facade either presented to the public.

I also love we got to spend more time with Kyra's brother Wade and Eli. I loved them as a couple in Mercy and really wanted them to get past their issues to make a go of it as a couple. While I don't think all their issues are gone forever, I do think they are headed in the right direction. 

I only had issues with a couple of things in the book, and both were about keeping secrets. I didn't like that Kyra kept the fact that her father was back in contact with her from both Bast and her brother Wade. I also didn't like that Kyra and Bast didn't let Wade know they had started seeing each other.

Even with the issues I really loved this story. I'm very excited there will be at least 2 more stories in the Holton Woods series from HelenKay Dimon next year.

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