Release Day Review: The Talented Mr. Rivers by HelenKay Dimon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Title: The Talented Mr. Rivers
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: September 13th 2016
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Synopsis:
As the son of an international crime lord, Will Rivers only inherited one thing after his father died: trouble. The Pentasus organization deals in kidnapping and murder, and Will wants no part of the power grab that’s tearing leadership apart. But the only way he’ll be able to escape is with some help from his former bodyguard, Hunter Cain, whose sculpted body and brooding looks keep Will awake at night. Somehow, Hunter has resisted the tension between them . . . until, suddenly, he gives in.

As a German intelligence officer working deep undercover, Hunter has a very good reason to keep Will in the dark about his identity and his intentions. Although the sex is hot, Hunter’s true feelings are a growing liability. Now the only way to save Will from his old life is to push him deeper into danger. But when two strong men are each determined to protect the other, the heat isn’t just combustible—it’s a firestorm.

My Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

My Review:
The Talented Mr. Rivers is the second novel in HelenKay Dimon's End of the Line/Tough Love series.  I would recommend reading the first in the series before this one because the plot line follows where the last book left off.  You will be seeing a lot of the same characters in this book.  This book is about secret agents and a crime family so you can expect there to be some violence.  I ended up liking this one a little more than the first one.

Will is the youngest member of the Rivers crime family, and Hunter was hired to be his bodyguard by the family.  Right away there is a lot of sexual tension between the characters.  Will doesn't trust Hunter and knows he is hiding something.  What he doesn't know is that Hunter is a secret agent that is trying to take down his family.  Hunter also doesn't trust Will because he is unsure if Will is like his family.

I thought the suspense in the story was well written and I had a hard time putting it down.  I really ended up loving these two together.  There was a lot of chemistry, which made for some steamy scenes, but it I thought the suspense and love story was balanced really well.  There wasn't too much of either.  Hunter was really protective of Will and you could feel his struggle of trying to remember his mission versus his growing feelings for Will.  There were also a few times that I wanted to shake Hunter for being a big dummy. lol!  There were so many moments when I wanted to scream, "Just talk to each other!".

**  I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  **

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