Review – Falling Hard by HelenKay Dimon

Falling Hard
Publisher: Avon
Publish Date: May 26th
How I got this book: Edelweiss
Reviewer: MinnChica

After a grueling assignment with the black ops force known as the Alliance, Weston Brown is craving downtime. Instead, he’s pulled into his deadliest operation, in the one place he never wanted to see again. No-nonsense and so damn hot, Lexi Turner lied to get him to her mountain clinic in Pakistan. But the threat is terrifyingly real.

Lexi has been asking too many questions, drawing the wrong kind of attention. As soon as she lays eyes on West, she can tell he’s quiet—yet tough—and has a rescue complex which will come in handy for going up against the world’s most ruthless gunrunners.

Cut off from the rest of the Alliance, Lexi and West navigate the brutal terrain and a primal sexual attraction. Sticking around has never been West’s way, but now he’ll use every resource to keep Lexi by his side, safe from a killer who leaves no loose ends behind.
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’m such a huge fan of Dimon’s book, and her romantic suspense books are among my favorites.

West just got off one mission, and is tasked with going out with a different Alliance team on what should be a routine assignment. But, given the fact that West has to go back to the one place that haunts him, makes this operation difficult, and that’s before the bullets start flying.

Lexi loves working at her father’s clinic, but when she sees suspicious activity, she calls it in on behalf of her father. But Lexi has attracted more attention than she thought, and having West show up might be the only thing that saved her life. But things don’t get better from there, instead, Lexi and West are in a race to get out of Pakistan with their lives intact.

I like the way that Dimon has continued to develop this series. I can’t wait to find out more about the bad guy, and how he is going to continue to interfere with the Alliance team. I love when RS series have one big bad guy that they have to work up to taking out. As this series slowly develops, I hope that Dimon will give us a better understanding of the villain and his motivations. 🙂

I think the number one thing I loved about this book was West. He was Alpha in all the ways I loved. He was dedicated to his work and desperate to keep Lexi safe. He was gruff and rough, and yet at the same time he was broody and a little broken. His previous time in Pakistan with the military was horrific and he still had the mental and physical scars to prove it. Being back in the same place was so obviously hard for him, but I loved the way he powered through and made the mission and Lexi his priority. I think West might be my favorite Dimon hero of all time.

I also really liked Lexi. She was complex, with a bit of a chip on her shoulder given his history. She was defensive, and yet at the same time she was kind and caring. She genuinely wanted to do what she thought was morally right, but getting mixed up in an arms deal was not what she was expecting. I liked that although she was strong headed, she didn’t have a lot of TSTL moments. She fought for what she thought was best, but when push came to shove, I liked that she allowed West to keep her safe however he thought was best.

The romance in this wasn’t perfect, but enjoyable. I was a bit disappointed in the end, especially as all of West’s friends had to work hard at convincing him to pull his head out of his ass. Although there was instant chemistry, these two took their time with each other, and I liked reading that slow and intense burn.

All in all, I really liked this one! Dimon has a wonderful romantic suspense series on her hands, and fans of the genre should definitely be reading these books. I can’t wait to see what mission Alliance has next, and who will be next to fall.
I give Falling Hard a B+

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