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Book CoverVeena’s review of The Fixer (Games People Play, Book 1) by HelenKay Dimon
Romantic Suspense published by Avon 27 Dec 16 

While HelenKay Dimon is a long-term favorite, I found this particular story disappointing.  This is not the usual adrenaline-pumping, edge-of-the-seat. fast-paced story that I have grown to expect from this author.

Emery never recovered from the possible kidnapping disappearance of her cousin when she was a teenager. Now she works for a non-profit investigating such cases to bring closure to family members, even as she’s unable to bring closure for herself.  While she has never given up her investigation, she’s been pretty stalled until her uncle’s death brings new evidence that might finally give her some new direction.  The name “Wren.”  Who is he and what role did he play on the events from that long ago night when her cousin disappeared?

Her search for the shadowy Wren sets off a chain reaction in the highest echelons in Washington.  A  man shows up at her favorite coffee shop to warn her off from pursuing her current direction.  Suddenly danger is stalking her as her apartment gets broken into and case files disappear.  Wren, who’s a cold, emotional being, emerges from the shadows, intrigued by this woman who’s not only pierced the veil of secrecy that protects him but also the ice casing that protects his heart.

Wren is a fixer. He comes out of the shadows for Emery to help keep her safe and bring his considerable resources to bear on her search. Will Emery be able to deal with the truth when it finally comes to light?  Can she find a path out of the darkness to commit to a love that neither ever expected to find?

Grade:  C+

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He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

Read an excerpt.

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