Mercy

Mercy

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by HelenKay Dimon
     
 

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After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees…
 
Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her…  See more details below

Overview

After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees…
 
Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her special ops team have been eliminated under odd circumstances, and she needs a place to hide.
 
Jarrett is a man who prefers darkness to light. He deals in the only truly valuable currency—information—and his supper club caters to an exclusive clientele. It was an uncharacteristic moment of weakness when he let a woman into his life. But it’s not luck that the criminal charges disappeared . . . as did the evidence.
 
When Becca returns to the club seeking his help, Jarrett doesn’t want to hear her story. But he does want her body, and demands that she give it to him. He’ll keep her safe—for now—but it’ll be in his bed and on his terms, until he says they’re done.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/10/2014
Dimon (the Corcoran Team series) turns up the heat in this sizzling romantic thriller. Former government operative Becca Ford has nowhere to turn when she is the one being hunted. She goes to her ex-boyfriend’s to hide and investigate who is trying to kill her. Jarrett Holt is not very welcoming, as Becca had previously helped the CIA arrest him; he’ll only agree to hide Becca if she will allow him to use her for sex. Dimon strategically intersperses hints of espionage with sex that gradually leads to deeper feelings than mere lust. As the stakes become higher, and the CIA presses Jarrett for information on Becca’s whereabouts, he must decide whether the woman he spent the last eight months hating is worthy of his love. Dimon’s latest is perfect for readers who appreciate intense intrigue and very erotic romance with overtones of questionable consent. (May)
From the Publisher
Praise for HelenKay Dimon
 
“She’s a delight.”—New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd

“Sharp writing and plenty of sexy romantic sizzle.”—Chicago Tribune

“HelenKay Dimon is a genius.”—Joyfully Reviewed

“So smart, sexy, and fast-paced, I devour her stories.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

“Sexy, emotional, funny...Dimon gives it all to her readers…[This] shouldn’t be missed.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
 
“Dimon’s fresh new series is enjoyable, and the plot will appeal to many different readers. By turns funny and romantic, the sexual tension between the main characters is portrayed perfectly.”—RT Book Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-03
Undercover CIA operative Becca Ford routinely uses her body to fulfill missions, but she'd never lost her heart until meeting Jarrett Holt; unfortunately, discovering his darkest secrets has put them both in danger. Becca spent months living with Jarrett, owner of the most exclusive gentlemen's club in D. C. and famous for collecting secrets of the powerful and influential. She hadn't found anything illegal until she advised her superiors to call the investigation off. Then suddenly—and suspiciously—she found incriminating evidence that would have sent Jarrett to jail if not for some powerful friends and potent information to negotiate with. After the case wraps up, though, most of Becca's team is quietly killed, and she barely escapes with her life. Alone and unsure of whom to trust, she puts her life on the line and asks for Jarrett's help, buying time and safety in his intensely secure building. Jarrett knows he was framed by someone; he just doesn't know whom. Becca believes he's guilty, which oddly convinces him it's not her. He's bitter at her betrayal, but he definitely doesn't want her dead, so he agrees to let her stay in exchange for vengeance sex. The two circle each other with distrust and unwelcome sexual awareness as they piece together what happened and who's behind it before they lose their lives, their freedom or each other. Dimon writes an engaging story that combines Black Ops elements with a vaguely intriguing mystery, and enough tension and hot sex (including a secondary M/M storyline that's not as graphically described as the primary one) to keep readers who like it that way happily turning pages. The mystery isn't terribly enigmatic, and none of the characters are as hard or diabolical as they're set up to be. This is a love story, though, so readers will be beguiled by the romance that softens their dark sides, rather than disappointed by their lack of ruthlessness. Hot and bold in a hard-shell-over-a-soft-center kind of way that romance fans will find sexy, fun and satisfying.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698136847
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
51,262
File size:
757 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for HelenKay Dimon
 
“She’s a delight.”—New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd

“Sharp writing and plenty of sexy romantic sizzle.”—Chicago Tribune

“HelenKay Dimon is a genius.”—Joyfully Reviewed

“So smart, sexy, and fast-paced, I devour her stories.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

“Sexy, emotional, funny...Dimon gives it all to her readers…[This] shouldn’t be missed.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
 
“Dimon’s fresh new series is enjoyable, and the plot will appeal to many different readers. By turns funny and romantic, the sexual tension between the main characters is portrayed perfectly.”—RT Book Reviews

Meet the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author HelenKay Dimon spent twelve years in the most unromantic career ever—divorce lawyer. After dedicating all that time and effort to helping people terminate relationships, she is thrilled to write romance novels full time. She is the author of The Hanover Brothers series, including No Turning Back and A Simple Twist of Fate. Her books have been featured at E! Online and in the Chicago Tribune, and she has had two of her books named “Red Hot Reads” in Cosmopolitan magazine. When not writing, she teaches fiction and romance writing at MiraCosta College and UCSD and generally wastes a lot of time watching bad Syfy Channel movies.

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