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Reviews of Dimon's Previous Books:
Everything You Need to Know
Chain of Command (#1)
Years ago, Kayla was the sole survivor of a triple murder, and ever since she’s been on the run, trying to start over, trying to escape the past – and the questions. After all, how could she have been in the house at the time and not heard anything? How come this unknown killer so viciously slaughtered her three roommates (Two men on the lacrosse team at that, the other a woman) and then left her alone to find the carnage? It just doesn’t add up, and so many put her on the top of the suspect list, even though there was never any proof to bring charges against her. Charges or not, the looks and the whispers and the questions remained. And just when she thinks she’s managed to start her life over again and get away from it all, someone finds her again and the questions start anew.
Matthias owns a security firm, and he’s done quite a lot over the years. But when his mother, who abandoned him as a baby and never looked back, suddenly reappears in his life demanding that he look for a woman, things get complicated quickly. He finds out from her that one of the men killed all those years ago was his half-brother. She is convinced that Kayla was the murderer and is determined to have revenge on her dead son. Matthias, not caring one bit about his mother, agrees to the unofficial job because he feels the need to bring justice to a brother he never knew. The moment he finds Kayla, he knows that she couldn’t have murdered the three co-eds – but clearly she knows something, and he has to get her to confide in him. But the lines start to blur from the very beginning, as his attraction to her battles his job to break open her past once again and learn all her secrets. Kayla doesn’t know about his ties to this mystery, about his brother, and Matthias knows that not telling her, especially when things start to heat up between them, is going to come back and bite him in the ass. But there’s a stalker coming after her, trying to silence her once and for all, and he must focus on keeping her safe while solving this murder-mystery. Dealing with the fallout from lying to her will have to wait until the smoke clears. Will she forgive him for his unintentional hand in the newest twist?
The Enforcer is a great romantic suspense, and the mystery definitely kept me guessing, until that moment when it all starts to fall into place. Even so, things weren’t over yet, and there was still another twist and more heart-pounding action before all the issues could finally be settled and left in the past where it belongs, where it can’t hurt anyone else.
I also loved the dry humor, sarcasm, and fun scenes here. The interaction between Matthias and his friends – especially Garrett, the smart ass – kept me smiling and turning the pages, giving a good balance to the suspense/mystery going on.
Matthias is a fun hero. He's not a people-person, at all, and he's a bit awkward, in an alpha-take-charge way.
And the delicious tension between Kayla and Matthias was fantastically done, adding another layer of enjoyment to this book. The romance is good, the sex as well, though a bit on the mild side, heat level wise – not fade to black, but not explicit or overly long, either --- still, I can’t complain. Kayla and Matthias match up so well, sparring and sparking throughout the entire book.
I haven’t read book 1, but I’ll definitely be going back to fix that (ha – pun intended, as it’s called “The Fixer”). I’m also looking forward to the rest of this series, and meeting the other 3 men in this group of old friends who shared a mentor years ago. This was my first time reading Dimon’s M/F titles (I’ve read 2 of her M/M and liked them) but now that I know what I’ve been missing out on, I’m sticking around for more.
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