Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds

by HelenKay Dimon

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Dirty Deeds by HelenKay Dimon

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day.

Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down.

Fall in love with the men of HelenKay Dimon’s thrilling novels:
 
The Tough Love series: MR. AND MR. SMITH | THE TALENTED MR. RIVERS | GUARDING MR. FINE
 
The Dirty series: DIRTY DEEDS | DIRTY GAMES

Praise for Dirty Deeds

“[HelenKay] Dimon delivers in this series debut, with plenty of heat, heart and an unsettlingly plausible suspense plot that is guaranteed to keep the pages turning.”RT Book Reviews
 
Dirty Deeds is such an excellent book, and it’s basically got everything. Super hot truly alpha men, espionage, sex, love, humor, action, gut-wrenching emotion, sizzling chemistry, and the Doomsday Vault. . . . Dimon’s writing is excellent, and draws you in. . . . I definitely recommend Dirty Deeds and already can’t wait for the next book! ”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“Delicious . . . Dirty Deeds is a whodunit thrill ride.”—Love Bytes LGBTQ Book Reviews
 
“Once again Dimon has written a novel full of deception, mystery, danger, clandestine operations, seduction, hotter-than-sin sex scenes, dirty banter, and romance. . . . Dirty Deeds is a fun, enjoyable read with lots of energy, excitement, intrigue, heat, heartthrobs, great supporting characters and of course the happy-ever-after ending we all love.”—What’s Better Than Books?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399179983
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: The Dirty Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 71,152
File size: 950 KB

About the Author

HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a divorce attorney—not the usual career transition. Now she writes full-time and she’s much happier. The author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and short stories that have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, she’s on the board of directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and Mira Costa College.

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Dirty Deeds 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I didn't realize this was a spin off of the Tough Love series until CIA agent Seth from Guarding Mr. Fine (which I loved) shows up as the guy behind the introduction of computer genius Gaige to Alec Drummond, head of an international food security company. Right away, that started things off on a positive note for me, and got me invested in the story and the characters. The setting of this romantic suspense story is an interesting one, with the real Svalbard Global Seed Vault as the key to what is an exciting fictional story. Alec's company is responsible for deliveries to the vault, but there's been some unauthorized access that Seth is investigating with Gaige's help. Gaige doesn't have much choice in the matter as his ex- business partner and lover was guilty of several crimes and left Gaige to deal with the consequences. His only chance of staying out of prison is to do what Seth wants, including breaking into Alec's company and trying to find out who is behind the vault breaches. It's not the most auspicious meeting for Gaige and Alex, putting them on wary footing as they try to figure out if they can trust each other. Lust however has no inclination to be cautious and they quickly slip into a heated affair, one where an emotional connection builds as they try to solve the mystery. Steamy sexy scenes and an action packed plot keep this one moving along smoothly to a dramatic conclusion, with some surprises along the way. There's a suitable happy for now ending and some secondary characters whom I'm looking forward to reading more about! It's an exciting and sexy read.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful, Sexy and HOT! Once again, I've read a book that just blew me away and reviewing it will take some serious thought. (It's a lot easier for me to review not-so-good books than it is really good one.) Dirty Deeds is the first book in HelenKay Dimon's new The Dirty series. I loved her Tough Love series and I didn't think it could get much better. In my last review of her work, Guarding Mr. Fine, I said that I hoped there would be more books in the series. I got my wish but not exactly as I imagined it. Dirty Deeds is a spin-off of that series (but totally stands alone) and more books are coming next year. I got to meet Ms. Dimon at the recent RWA book signing in Orlando. Oh, how I wish I had read this book before that meeting. When we spoke, I gushed about the Tough Love series but I couldn't say a thing about Dirty Deeds since I hadn't read it yet. This story is filled with non-stop action and suspense. It's also filled with super-hot sexual chemistry (and more) between the two MCs (main characters) – Gaige Owens and Alec Drummond. Gaige is being blackmailed by Seth Lang from a special-ops division of the CIA. If you read the Tough Love series you might remember Seth as the MC in the third book, Guarding Mr. Fine. There are a lot of things going on in this story – but not so many that it's difficult to keep track. There's the blackmail of Gaige, the mystery and suspense of who's causing problems for Alec's company, and the chemistry between Gaige and Alec that's off the charts. Gaige was burned very badly by his last lover. He has no intention of falling for an alpha a-hole like Alec. Alec doesn't mix business with pleasure and has never had sex with an employee. Good thing that Gaige isn't exactly an employee. I literally stayed up all night reading this book and didn't put it down until I finished it around 5:30 a.m. There are three Drummond brothers and we meet two of them in Dirty Deeds. The next book is about Finn and I can't wait to read it. A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
This book is a spin-off from GUARDING MR. FINE. Alec Drummond is a billionaire agri-business mogul living in Munich--and he's got a reputation for shooting first when his financial interests are in jeopardy. He's not happy that a CIA operative, Gaige Owens, makes it into the nerve center of his cybersecurity offices. Naturally, Gaige isn't really CIA, he's actually a guy in limbo, left to twist in the wind by his former partner and compelled into action by the CIA Special Acitivites Division officer Seth Lang. Gaige's ex did a bad job of hacking some high-level places and framed Gaige for the dirty deeds, and Seth's holding Gaige's feet to the fire for his own purposes. Gaige is sure Alec will kill him, but Seth set up this meeting to demonstrate Gaige's abilities to Alec, as a way to get Alec to take Gaige on as an operative. See, Alec's company makes quarterly deposits to the Doomsday Bank for seeds to ensure food security. Unfortunately, there's been some shady deposits there in the last six months. Extra deposits that no one seems to know about, but were seemingly arranged by Alec himself. As little as Alec wants him, he grudgingly accepts Gaige into his company--and his private residence--so he can keep a very close eye on him. It's clear that Gaige is a gifted hacker, and a sexy young man, but Alec doesn't want any part of that...at first. As they end up the subject of a couple of fatal attempts on their lives, Alec and Gaige get closer out of necessity. And, that's some more dirty deeds right there, folks. As the danger intensifies, Gaige and Alec recognize the answers they need are buried in the seed vaults in Svalbard. Not that it comes together easy. Nope, it's a rough situation and results in double-crosses by members of Alec's most intimate circle. In this romantic suspense, we've got spies, CIA, powerful men, assassins, and a plot that could endanger the food security of nations. It's interesting and intriguing with a pace that keeps the pages turning. Both Gaige and Alec despise Seth and his machinations, but they work out their personal differences without too much difficulty in order to discover the plot to sabotage Alec's business and reputation. This series seems to revolve around the Drummond brothers--all three of them--and Alec is the stalwart one who's not willing to even look for love. His family has some dark secrets, and it really colored his outlook. That said, Alec's curiosity about Gaige leads to more than partnership, even if it's "no strings". They get tied up quick enough, nonetheless, and Alec got over his ingrained aversion to relationships because Gaige was worth the effort. Gaige is a little bit of a wisecracker, and I so wanted him to get into a good relationship after all the hub-bub of his horrible ex. I'm expecting the next book to feature Alec's brother, Finn, and I'm looking forward to it! I received a review copy via NetGalley.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Deliciously steamy, highly entertaining and action packed! Dirty Deeds is the first book in the new "Dirty series," and once again Dimon has written a novel full of deception, mystery, danger, clandestine operations, seduction, hotter-than-sin sex scenes, dirty banter, and romance. The writing is fluid and smooth. The plot is fascinating, suspenseful, and sultry. And the characters are powerful, sexy, strong, and confident. I have to say Dirty Deeds is a fun, enjoyable read with lots of energy, excitement, intrigue, heat, heartthrobs, great supporting characters and of course the happy-ever-after ending we all love. And it has certainly left me eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series, Dirty Games, Finn and Justin's story which is due out in Spring 2018.
amatate More than 1 year ago
--3.5 stars~ Slow start, fast finish-- The first series I read of Miss Dimon’s happened to be the one Dirty Deeds is a spin-off from, so I was excited to see this book featured a favorite secondary character of mine and jumped at the chance to read an ARC. While I met Alec Drummond and learned about his connection to CIA agent Seth Lang in Guarding Mr. Fine, it certainly wasn’t necessary to have read that title or the Tough Love series before Dirty Deeds. The nice thing about this author’s works is even though there are often connections between books and occasionally series, they easily work as standalones and you can jump right into the action without missing a beat. Dirty Deeds was one of those books that started off slower than it ended. I already liked grumpy, billionaire business mogul Alec. Of course I also liked learning more about him and his history and was intrigued with the idea of him matched to the crazy smart computer hacker Gaige. Gaige was a great character, quirky but brilliant…and fun! I thought he balanced Alec’s seriousness perfectly. Unfortunately, their chemistry didn’t come through right away and the storyline failed to immediately grab my attention. While the spark was present in their initial meeting, the connection lacked substance and didn’t really ignite much beyond some lust-fueled scenes. What I did like was the mystery of the falsified communications and delayed shipments. And, as Gaige and Alec worked to unravel those issues, I finally got to see the tension and bond between the men grow. Once the pace of the plot and romance picked up, so did my interest in the book. Although I figured out the villain fairly early, I enjoyed the intensity and action scenes a lot and appreciated how the relationship shifted as a result. Writing wise, Dirty Deeds was solid and flowed well. The dialogue fit the characters and there were some good moments of banter between Alec and Gaige. While this certainly wasn’t the most intense or suspense driven romance I’ve read, I did enjoy it enough to continue the series. If you’re looking for less angsty romance with heat and a dose of action, Dirty Deeds is a good choice. *Received ARC via Netgalley. The publisher and author had no influence over this review*
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
HelenKay Dimon has a writing style that quickly pulls a reader in and that, combined with the opening scene in Dirty Deeds, caught my attention and had my gears turning long before the romance began. Both Gaige and Alec have their secrets and determined to keep them, so naturally, they divulge things, little by little, in their intimate moments. The pair is good together and they have great chemistry, even when they're tiptoeing around each other. Between spies, possible espionage, attacks, break-ins, and the steam generated by our main characters, there's plenty going on, but the story did still lag a bit at times. Fortunately, the suspense, intrigue, and twists kept me plunging ahead for the next bit of action. Overall, Dirty Deeds is well-written, interesting, and entertaining. It is steamy and those scenes are pretty hot, but it's about so much more than that. There's a lot of story here and well worth the read.
BiblioJunkies More than 1 year ago
Dirty Deeds is the first in a new series by Helenkay Dimon that you should definitely add to the TBR. It's a spin-off of the Tough Love Series and we get to see Seth from Guarding Mr. Fine being his usual charming *ahem* self. Alec was introduced in Mr. Fine as the mysterious businessman, sometimes CIA consultant, and Rick's ex. In Dirty Deeds, Alex is still the mysterious billionaire businessman, but now he's being forced into another CIA mess to try to clear his name. Gaige is similarly being used and blackmailed by Seth to assist in the same investigation. Gaige is a tech genius who came under Seth's thumb when his ex framed him for espionage - working with the CIA is better than prison. Gaige breaks in to Alec's company and their computer systems, Seth manipulates them in to working together. Alec and Gaige inevitably grow closer while investigating. As things get more dangerous, the men have to deal with the threat to their lives and figure out whether they can trust one another. Helenkay Dimon is a master at romantic suspense, and as she proved in the Tough Love Series, that translates just as well to m/m romantic suspense. Dirty Deeds does not disappoint. Mystery, intrigue, hot sex, and stubborn men falling in love. Add Dirty Deeds to your reading list and we can anxiously await Dirty Games together!
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Dirty Deeds is the first book in The Dirty series which is a spin-off of HelenKay Dimon’s Tough Love series. Filled with action, steamy sex scenes and exotic locations, I was kept glued to the book until it ended. Alec was introduced in Guarding Mr. Fine as Rick’s ex-boyfriend. While he was only in Guarding Mr. Fine in small bits, he had me intrigued. So when I saw that HelenKay Dimon had started a new series and he was going to be one of the main characters, I was pretty pumped. The more into the story that I got, the more I liked him and the more I felt bad for him. During the scene where he told Gaige about his family and the trauma of finding his sister after she committed suicide, I felt awful for him. I also felt awful for him when he revealed his relationship with his father and uncle and I thought to myself “No wonder he keeps everyone but his brothers at arm’s length“. Gaige, I had a tougher time liking. I don’t know why but I had a really hard time connecting to him at first. I think it was the circumstances in which the reader was introduced to him. I did eventually warm up to him by mid-book after he saved Alec’s life and I got more background on him. I really thought what his ex did was awful but what Seth was doing to Gaige was worse. By the end of the book, I liked him. He definitely more than made up for my first disconnection from him. The attraction between Gaige and Alec was immediate and guess what, there was no Instalove!! While I felt that the sexual part of the relationship was a bit rushed, the “L” word wasn’t even mentioned until later in the book….after the events at the seed vault. With great attraction comes mind-blowing sex and these two were like bunnies throughout the book. The sex scenes were page burning hot. Now the plotline about the seed vault was pretty original and I liked how it tied into Alec’s job. But I was very disappointed in how Seth was portrayed. He came across as a huge jerk who enjoyed needling both Gaige and Alec. It drove me nuts because I remember him being a different way in Guarding Mr. Fine. I just wish that he was written to be less of a jerk. Honestly, his interactions with both Gaige and Alec kind of ruined parts of the book for me. Back to the plotline. I was pretty surprised who the bad guy turned out to be. Very surprised. It was a twist that definitely took me by surprise. The end of the book, after the twist, was pretty standard with an HEA. I am pretty excited to read Finn’s story next and see who is his perfect match!! How many stars will I give Dirty Deeds: 3 Why: While I liked the story, the romance, and the sex, I had a hard time connecting to Gaige in the beginning. Couple with Seth being a jerk and it brought the rating down for me. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading the book. Will I reread: Maybe Will I recommend to family and friends: Maybe Age range: Adult Why: Sex, violence, and language **I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
amywaugh More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! This is my first by HelenKay Dimon but I am super curious about the rest. Gaige was my fave and I wanted to punch Seth in his mouth but look forward to reading his story too.
Jambi More than 1 year ago
I Recommend This Book Strongly Review Last updated on 23 Jun 2017 I just finished Dirty Deeds. I loved Gaige right away. A smartass who knows his way around a computer being put in a bad position being used by the CIA for some dirty deeds. Alec is the ice king. Stone cold. Doesn't trust anyone. The supporting characters are just as well portrayed as the leading men. I wanted to know them better. There is a mystery to solve. Alec and Gaige are two of the same kind of men. The difference is Alec holds things close to his vest and Gaige is trying to live his life in spite of some obstacles. They have to learn to trust each other and neither gives that away freely. The love story was wonderful and the added suspense just made it all the better. It had a bit of everything. Humor, action, and love. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--DIRTY DEEDS is the first installment in HelenKay Dimon’s contemporary, adult THE DIRTY erotic, M/M romantic suspense series-a spin off from her TOUGH LOVE series. This is former CIA operative Gaige Owens, and billionaire businessman Alex Drummond’s story line. DIRTY DEEDS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty-any important information from the previous series is revealed where necessary. Alec was first introduced in Guarding Mr. Fine (Tough Love #3) NOT: DIRTY DEEDS contains graphic scenes of M/M sexual situations, intended for mature readers only. Told from dual third person perspectives (Gaige and Alec) DIRTY DEEDS follows the search for the truth. Gaige Owens finds himself ‘tied’ to the CIA, and repaying his debt comes with a dangerous mission to Germany, and the man with whom he would fall in love. Enter Alec Drummond, billionaire businessman and civilian security specialist with high ranking government contacts, whose off hour business shipments to Svalbard, the ‘Doomsday Vault’ in Norway, have caught the attention of the CIA. What ensues is the building relationship between Gaige and Alec, and the struggle to uncover the who, what and why behind the ‘mysterious’ cargo entering the secret vaults meant to preserve the world’s food supplies. Gaige Owens is an IT specialist but his latest ‘assignment’ has him coming face to face with a man who wants nothing to do with Gaige or the reasons behind the CIA’s involvement. Gaige is working undercover at Drummond Industries, and Alec has a difficult time trusting the man with whom he will fall in love. Both burned in the past by people they once loved Gaige and Alec’s attraction to one another is both palpable and immediate. But someone is desperate to keep Gaige and Alec from uncovering the truth-our couple are targeted at home and at work. The $ex scenes are numerous, intimate and erotic. Alec battles both his heart and his head knowing there is an end date when the mission is complete. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Alec’s second in command Tony, as well as Tony’s girlfriend, former military personnel Caroline; Alex’s PA Pam Masters (Caroline’s sister); CIA Special Activities Division Agent (SAD) Seth Lang (Guarding Mr. Fine#3); Doomsday vault head of security Daniel Berg, and supervisor Astrid Larsen. The world building continues to focus on the secret military operations, and Black Ops missions; the people, the places, and the threats to world safety and security, and the men whose mission it is to go undercover-in more ways than one. DIRTY DEEDS is an intriguing and suspense filled story line focusing on the potential destruction of the world’s food supply. The premise is original, engaging and entertaining; the characters are colorful, edgy and animated; the romance is seductive and intense. DIRTY DEEDS is a sensual and passionate story of two men thrown together in the face of impending disaster.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Gaige Owens, a computer expert, was forcibly drafted into the CIA’s Special Activities Division, thanks to his ex-boyfriend who did a number on him. If Gaige doesn’t want to go to jail for a crime he didn’t commit, he has to heed Seth Lang’s orders. Alec Drummond, of Drummond Enterprises which deals with food and alternative fuels, is under scrutiny. Drummond Enterprises uses the seed banks situated in Svalbard, Norway – the Doomsday Vault, to be precise, and it seems an anomaly has been detected in their security system. Under cover of consulting, Gaige is to determine what is going on, but Alec trusts no one, especially not a handsome fellow he is to have underfoot 24/7. DIRTY DEEDS kicks off HelenKay Dimon’s new series, a spin-off of the Tough Love series, and I was ecstatic to see my favourite character, Seth Lang, make a return appearance. The premise is very exciting, as playing with the seed banks could be used to create global food shortages and starvation. Gaige and Alec are different from the ones in the previous series, as they are not officially agents, but Alec does work with the CIA from time to time on his own terms; Alec does everything on his own terms, and he’s a control freak and pretty set in his ways. Gaige is more gregarious, but he cannot help his attraction to Alec, even though the latter is a tough nut to crack. I liked that in spite of their reservations, Alec and Gaige act on their sexual chemistry, but better yet, there was no instalove; the relationship progressed organically. It was fascinating to watch Alec and Gaige tiptoe into love while learning about each other, considering Alec’s very guarded nature. As in the previous series, most of the story takes place in Munich, Germany – where Alec resides – but better yet, some of it is in Svalbard, and I thought that was exciting and so exotic. I like the European settings, it’s a really nice change, and all the technological stuff was exciting. As always, Ms. Dimon’s dialogues are brilliant, the writing has a masculine vibe, befitting the characters, and a rather surprising twist as to the villain, and a solid story. DIRTY DEEDS is good, but could have been great, and herein lies the problem: I just cannot put my finger on what’s missing. It’s very evenly paced, and I feel it could have been the issue, as nothing really “explodes”, or a lack of passion – not in the sexual way – but overall; I just don’t know. But best of all, I learned that the Doomsday Vault is a real thing! In spite of my reservations, I will be looking forward to the next instalment, because I really love the world Ms. Dimon has created, and those Drummond brothers are intriguing. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a very enjoyable M/M romance that is full of suspense and mystery giving lots of twists and turns to the story that kept me flipping page after page. This is a spin off from Guarding Mr. Fine but can definitely be read standalone. Alec Drummond is the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. When he discovers Gaige Owens trying to hack his systems something tells him he could learn something from this guy. It may not be all business when it comes to Alec and Gaige thought! A very well done book and one I recommend to any who likes a little steam with their suspense!