Book Review: Stranded by HelenKay Dimon

Reviewed by JustJen

26143084Title: Stranded
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Heroes: Cabe/Brax
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 155 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 21, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Cabe got out of the gun-for-hire business the hard way—by nearly dying. Except then his former boss calls in one last favor for one final job. The mission should be simple: get a message to a retired operative in Alaska. But it puts Cabe face-to-face with the one man he doesn’t want to see and can never forget. Not after all the secrets and lies. Not after Brax almost killed him.

Brax Hughes lived hard and retired young to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Well, that was the plan, but before he can hang up his sniper rifle, he has one last mission: win back Kyle Cabe. Brax wants another chance, wants to come clean, but after months of lying to Cabe, he knows he could face a bullet—or worse—when they meet again. And they will meet. Brax made sure of that.

With a storm moving in and someone lurking outside the cabin, time is running out. Brax needs to talk fast and keep his weapons ready. And his best weapon is the truth.


Review: This starts out rather interesting with Cabe sent on one last mission before he’s finally done with the business. Unfortunately, the mission involves the man he worked with previously and with whom he had a previous relationship. This same man ended that relationship when he tried to kill Cabe leaving him stunned to say the least.

Anyhoo, they meet back up where the two dance around truths and lies both past and present, but the undeniable attraction between them is still strong. Brax tries to use this to buy him time to convince Cabe of what really happened. There were so many details involving this that didn’t totally add up here that it was just really hard to believe most of it. There is a ton of mystery and miscommunication going on here both with what happened to their relationship previously and who is after them now. It all ties in, and we are given clues little by little about both.

This was a really quick read, and these two alpha guys are definitely hot together and even rather funny at times. If you can set aside the unbelievables, you’ll find this sexy story rather exciting. This is my first read by Ms. Dimon, and I’ll definitely be looking for her in the future.

Overall Impression: I liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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