Book Review – ONLY by Helenkay Dimon

Posted 10/10/2014 by Juliana in Book, Review /// 6 Comments ///


Book Review – ONLY by Helenkay Dimon Title: Only
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Series: , #2
Publisher by: Berkley, Penguin
Published on: October 7, 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
Page Count: 352
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He’s a man who fixes difficult situations. She’s the one thing he can’t handle—and the one thing he can’t resist…

Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast’s love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.

Kyra Royer knows all about Bast’s reputation—and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He’s known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she’s off-limits, so she’ll have to get creative to make him hers.

As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman’s considerable charms. But when Bast’s job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive—even if it means getting closer than he ever intended…

ONLY is a sexy, erotic, emotional and suspenseful rollercoaster ride that you will not be able to put down once you start.

The main question I kept asking myself as I read….why have I not read this author before?? I felt like I have been missing out on some big secret. HelenKay weaves a phenomenal and beautiful story with her words. I cared not only for Kyra and Sebastian but for all the people in their world.

ONLY is mainly Kyra and Sebastians book but you will see that Ms. Dimon also gives you some other POV’s throughout the book, mostly that of Eli. Eli is Sebastian’s new employee but also an ex-CIA operative and the ex-bf of Kyra’s brother Wade. You meet him, Wade, Sebastian’s best friend Jarrett and Becca in MERCY ( I bought MERCY about 20% in because I needed to know what happened prior but it is not necessary to enjoy ONLY 🙂 )

I will start by introducing you to Kyra. Kyra, oh how I loved that feisty little 20-something year old. She was a force to be reckoned with and she was not taking no for an answer from Bast. She has loved him from a far for a long time. She loves who is at the core, not just what the gossip that has been spreading about him since his ex-wife decided to write a tell all book of their sex life. She loves his loyalty, his intelligence and many other things but he won’t touch her with a ten foot pole. She is determined to change that. Step 1, she gets a job at Holton Woods – the exclusive club owned by Jarrett. Jarrett is Bast’s best friend but also very close Kyra and her brother, Wade, who also works at Holton Woods. Now the job was not so much to get to Sebastian as it was to her help pay for her education at business school and get out the clutches of her good for nothing father. Sebastian is just a very sexy added bonus.

Now, Sebastian. He is the lawyer that never goes to court…hehe. His job is to negotiate the impossible. To achieve and find solutions to problems that most people could not and he is damn good at it. But he is also on very sexy man. His power is sexy. His brain is sexy. What he can do to your body is sexy. The man is just hot but also sexy for the type of man he is. That is not easy to achieve always but Ms. Dimon does it. She makes you not only fall in love with physical but also the inside of that character. He wants Kyra…he truly does but he thinks she is too young and to close in their group of friends to have a relationship with her. He does not want to hurt her. He does not want all the insanity in his life right now to hurt her. Unfortunately the case he working on does not allow him to do so and in order to protect from some very bad people he must keep her close. Too close in his opinion…haha. He does some very messed up things to make sure she stays at arms length but when sparks begin to fly and things start heating up…there is no denying their chemistry and feelings. The question is…will Sebastion be able to let go all his misgivings about having something real with Kyra and finally let her in? You have to read to find out but it so worth the read and money.

Ms. Dimon has definitely found a new super fan in me and I am so excited to read MERCY and some of her other series she has floating around. She is an absolutely talented writer and storyteller, writing characters that you will love for a long time to come plus she can write one hell of a sex scene ***fans self***. I am not a M/M fan by any means, just never been my thing but if I can find more like Ms. Dimon and the one scene she did in this book, I can be turned. The chemistry and relationship between Wade and Eli was one of my favorites to date. They definitely had me as engaged and invested as Kyra and Sebastian.

I know her books have a pricey tag attached and believe me when I say, I do not normally buy books at this price but for the exceptional writing and storytelling of Ms. Dimon I will make an exception every. single. time and I think you should too.


BOOK EXCERPT

Sebastian Jameson sat at his usual table at his regular time at the supper club where he always ate a late dinner during the week. Some would say he was in a rut. Bast preferred to view his schedule as a sign of consistency. After his wild ride of a marriage and equally brain-numbing divorce, he craved a little boredom.

His best friend, Jarrett Holt, owned Holton Woods, the private club at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. They’d known each other for more than a decade. Up until a month ago, they often shared dinner at the reserved table with the high-backed red velvet-lined booths to the left of the bar. Then Becca Ford burst back into Jarrett’s life like something out of an action movie. Their guys’ nights had been taken over ever since, probably with nonstop sex . . . the lucky fucker.Between his stupid grin and the uncharacteristically upbeat personality, Becca had smoothed out many of Jarrett’s rough edges from his long-ago days of running the streets and doing whatever he had to survive. The guy was downright respectable now. He dealt in power and information and his club sat at the center of all of it.The place also ended up being a great source of business for Bast. But that’s not the main reason he hung out there. It was familiar. Comfortable. The dark interior and high-end finishes appealed to him. So did the women Jarrett hired to serve the members, all of who were male.Bast never touched, because that was against the rules, but a guy could admire the combination of sexy, young and smart. Most had advanced degrees. All wore slim black skirts and lacy black bras that peeked out from their unbuttoned white silk shirts. The smokin’ uniforms got a man thinking about ripping through the flimsy material with his teeth.

As soon as the idea popped into his head, his gaze strayed to a rather fine ass a few feet away. Long wavy blond hair and those stockings with the seam running down the back of the leg.

Christ, Jarrett knew how to make men happy and earn a lot of money doing it. He became wealthy years ago by having women strip off their clothes in his clubs. Now, keeping the clothes on, teaching his servers—whom he referred to as private attendants—how to get men talking by showing just a hint of the raw sexiness underneath did the job. Bast approved of the change and the business strategy.

He also realized he’d stepped up to the edge of leering and pulled his attention away from those nearby legs. He wasn’t a fucking animal, though spending less time with Jarrett and more time sitting there staring at the female attendants was starting to take a toll on the subject of his daydreaming.

The sound of high heels clicking against the hardwood floor had Bast’s focus zipping back to the woman. He looked at her face. Round with smooth skin and big chocolate-brown eyes. And very familiar.

Kyra Royer. So fucking hot, too damn young . . . and totally off-limits.

She stepped up to the edge of his table and threw him a welcoming smile. “Good evening, Mr. Jameson.”

All the attendants were female and all referred to the members by their last name. With respect and enough hotness to, in this case, have Bast fiddling to keep his glasses on his nose. “Kyra?”

“What can I do for you this evening?”

He meant to hold the eye contact. He really did, but that husky voice licked over his balls and the blood rushed right out of his head. His gaze went wandering. The top buttons of her shirt were undone, treating him to a fair amount of smooth skin and an up-close-and-killing-him view of her bra down to the front clasp.

He cleared his throat and forced words to form in his head again. “Put on a sweater.”

“What?”

But she knew. That smile told him she knew exactly what she was doing to him. Something about the mix of the provocative outfit and the sweet face had him going under.

“What are you doing here?” he asked because she should be in college, or high school, or wherever young women he shouldn’t be allowed to touch hung out.

“Working.”

“Here?” He pushed up his glasses again, amazed the lenses hadn’t fogged or shattered from the heat pouring off of him. “Since when?”

“Business school costs money.”

“Ah, right. You’re in graduate school.” He’d blocked that part. After Kyra grew up looking like that, with those breasts and that face, he had to think of her as a kid to keep from wondering about what would happen if she wrapped those legs around him and pressed her heels into the small of his back.

She smiled as if she’d read his thoughts. “I start graduate school in the fall, which gets us back to the tuition issue and the explanation for my presence at the club.”

“Do you need money?” Because he would write her a fucking check right now. Whatever it took to remove her from a room full of drooling men. He knew the type because in the last five minutes he’d become one.


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About HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce attorney turned full-time romance author. Odd transition, right? She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including Kensington, Harlequin and Penguin, Samhain, Carina Press, and HarperCollins. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose.

6 responses to “Book Review – ONLY by Helenkay Dimon

  1. Jennifer Potter

    I’m always looking for new authors to read and her books definitely sound interesting.