The Fixer: Games People Play

The Fixer: Games People Play

by HelenKay Dimon

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The Fixer: Games People Play 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
When I read the synopsis for this book I totally fell in love and was super excited to read it. Not only did I love it, it surpassed my expectations! It had an excellent storyline with a great feel to it, I was hooked! Seriously, right from the beginning I was hanging on every word. Since this was romantic suspense, in my head I was expecting intensity but what I got surprised me and I loved it. It had this light, fun vibe happening that had me smiling. Wren and Emery where great characters. They had awesome verbal sparring going on that was challenging and entertaining. One of my favorite things is animosity between characters so this was perfect for me. I loved Emery so much. I loved how strong she was and her perseverance and dedication. The woman is the definition of determined, it was great. Wren was equally fantastic. Closed off but protective, I loved learning all of his details. I really liked Wren’s history and how it was laid out, keeping me guessing and wanting more. I was on edge of my seat as he opened up. It was really fantastic seeing him grow and step outside of his comfort zone. Both Emery and Wren had amazing chemistry and loved watching it build. It was fun and sweet and passionate (and oh so hot!). The story involving Emery's past was great too. I loved all the suspense and the challenge that it brought to their growing relationship. While I did think the story story was light in a fun, witty, verbally combative way, there was a good bit of tension too as the story unfolds and all the pieces come together. It was a really solid story and I thought the writing was excellent. Really great details and great pace, it flowed nicely. I was excited while reading and couldn't turn the page fast enough. I loved Wren’s friend Garrett and the relationship they had. Anything that has to do with manly friendships and male bonding I'm a big fan of and I loved everything I got. I am just so impressed and excited for more. This was a fantastic introduction to the series and I love all the possibilities that could come next. Sign me up for the next story! This was great romantic suspense, not only that, it was just fun and sexy with intriguing characters, solid storyline, and a fantastic build. Frankly, the lighter vibe was refreshing! It was everything I could have asked for.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon Book One of the Games People Play series Publisher: Avon Publication Date: December 27, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: No one does romantic suspense like HelenKay Dimon. I have yet to read a book of hers that I didn't like. Usually you'll see me read historical romance novels, or contemporary romance novels, but romantic suspense seems to take a backseat. However, I know my go-to author for this genre is HelenKay Dimon. Her stories of sexy commanding alpha males and strong feisty women are so engrossing, moving, and lovable. In this new series, Dimon takes on a new set of characters. We're not looking at a man in uniform - no, Wren is a business. He's a "fixer"; he's sort of like a private detective, except that he researches a problem, and then fixes it. He's a powerful, rich man, but he doesn't like to be known. No one knows who Wren is, in real life, and within the man himself. Until Emery. Emery has been trying to find Wren for the last weeks, because she found the name "Wren" in a file of her missing cousin's case. She is determined to find Wren to see if he something to do with her cousin's disappearance. Instead, Wren finds her, and he begins to help her. Emery finds this mysterious, totally formal and somewhat robotic man intriguing, and frustrating. Wren is not only helping Emery find the cousin, but he's protecting her from the danger that she unknowingly brought on herself. I'm not sure if this is a new Dimon favorite of mine (Mine takes the cake at the moment), but it certainly comes close. From the start, there was something about this book that screamed my name. I knew I would enjoy it. Was it the cover? The mysterious synopsis? Simply the fact that it was written by HelenKay Dimon? We'll never know. To start, I adored Wren. I haven't read a book featuring a hero quite like him. He comes across as robotic and distant, because he is precise and neat, deliberate and intelligent. He does not interact with fellow humans very often (except his best friend, and his housekeeper), and you can clearly tell by how he doesn't always pick up on subtle social cues. Don't get me wrong, the man is so observant and very, very good at his job. But sometimes he's a bit dense, when it comes to emotions and feelings. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Anonymous 3 months ago
I couldnt get enough!! I never wanted it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucked me in from the beginning. Loved the connection and mystery.
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EllenParker More than 1 year ago
He solves problems. After the death of her uncle, Emery Finn picks up his work finding out what happened to her cousin, her closest childhood friend. The clues lead her to an extraordinary reclusive man. Wren avoids socializing and prefers the name Brian Jacobs in public. But every time he meets with Emery, too often for his peace of mind, he spills a little more of his past. Ms. Dimon’s new series is off to a fine start with mysterious men, determined women, and a cold criminal case. The dialogue is real, with the topic jumps people use to avoid sensitive issues, and enough internal narration to keep the reader informed – just enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started a little slow for me but I got into the story. I REALLY wanted an epilogue though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept you going
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Could not put it down!
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Mysterious. Sexy. Powerful. Emotional. So many words describe The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon. This contemporary romance with suspense elements focuses mainly on the characters with little procedural details of the cold case investigation. The book has a more serious tone to it with intense plot lines. Get ready for your heart to be tied up in knots but also filled with hope at the end. The first meeting between the mysterious Wren and persistent Emery was a treat. Not one that I thought would turn out well, but one that captures our attention. Dimon does an outstanding job writing these characters that are so complicated. As the story moves along, more layers of both Wren and Emery are exposed and keeps the reader turning pages. The dialogue between Wren and Emery is absolutely fantastic. Wren is a man of few words expecting others to take what he says without challenge, whereas Emery challenges him every step of the way. She is able to break down those walls to his heart and make him a bit more human. Supporting characters area always great in books and I think Garrett (Wren's second in command) stole the scenes he was in. He handles Wren so well and his sarcastic humor lightens the mood and balances Wren out. I would have loved to see more of him. The Fixer is a book that will cause your heart to ache for Wren and Emery when you learn their stories, but will also have your heart racing with excitement when they get to know each other passionately. This book has it all. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with suspense and mystery elements, give The Fixer a read. It is one that will stay with you long after you finish it.
Schmooby-Doo More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Characters are well developed. Steamy sec scenes. I'd definitely read her books againl
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
THE FIXER is the first installment in HelenKay Dimon’s contemporary, adult GAMES PEOPLE PLAY romantic, suspense series. This is wealthy businessman and professional fixer ‘Wren’ aka Brian Jacobs, and tracker Emery Finn’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Wren and Emery) THE FIXER focuses on the search for a woman name Tiffany Younger-Emery’s cousin, and one time best friend-and a woman who disappeared without a trace thirteen years earlier. Emery’s latest clue into Tiffany’s disappearance is one name –Wren- and our heroine begins an intensive internet search for the mysterious person who may have some information about her missing cousin. When a mysterious stranger demands that Emery stop the search for the elusive Wren, Emery soon discovers that the search for Tiffany has instigated a series of break ins and threats against our story line heroine. What ensues is the building relationship between Wren and Emery, and the hunt for the person(s) responsible for Tiffany’s disappearance. The relationship between Wren and Emery begins acrimoniously. Wren is a man who hides his true identity; a man who fixes what needs to be fixed in the private, corporate and political worlds; and a man who finds himself falling for the inquisitive and determined Emery Finn. Emery is a tenacious woman fixed on uncovering the truth in the hopes of finding her missing cousin. The romance is a slow build; the $ex scenes are intimate and intense without the use of over the top graphic sexual language or text. We are introduced to a number of secondary and supporting characters including Wren’s second in command-Garrett McGrath; as well as Emery’s childhood best friend Tyler Bern ; her boss Caroline Montgomery; Emery’s father Michael Finn; Maryland Detective Rick Cryer; and Senator Sheila Dayton who is one of the few people that knows Wren’s true identity. The world building reveals the troubling past of our story line hero; the search for a missing woman; and the truth about what happened years earlier. Wren and Emery’s attraction to one another is palpable; there is no denying the heat and sexual need. THE FIXER is a story of romance, suspense, mystery and resolution. The premise is dramatic; the romance is passionate; the characters are imaginative and fascinating. THE FIXER by HelenKay Dimon is a great start to what will be an addicting series.