Fisher Braun, former Green Beret now with covert ops for
Special Activities of the CIA has nearly reached his
secret townhouse in London, when he gets an alarm on his
watch, then sees his secret home has been ransacked and
torched. Fisher is there with his long-time friend and
colleague, Nathan March. When they go inside, they find a
message that has Fisher revealing his secret to Nathan,
who had already figured it out: Fisher is gay and his
townhouse was where he could get the privacy he craved,
but it seems someone else knew about it. The enemy,
whoever or whatever they are, have Fisher's boyfriend,
Zach Allen. They will find Zach, however, it's more Zach
who finds them. And Zach has even more secrets than
Ms. Dimon sure doesn't waste any time! The action starts
right from the first paragraph and never lets go! I
really got the feeling that Nathan and Fisher were spies,
that grey, secretive atmosphere; it felt totally
authentic. I also loved that even though Fisher and Zach
are gay, there's not one stereotype in sight; they are
both tough, dedicated professionals. Ms. Dimon's writing
is entirely in tune with the atmosphere of the story:
crisp, clean, unadorned, and yet everything is described
so vividly, it's very cinematographic. I particularly
appreciated that the fact that Zach and Fisher are gay is
an essential component of the story; it never feels like
you could substitute one of them with a female character.
Fisher is a seriously macho alpha male, extremely
stubborn, and unforgiving. I liked Zach better though:
he's a more balanced individual, more patient with
people, even though Zach and Fisher's backgrounds are
similar. In spite of the sizzling chemistry between the
two characters, the sex scenes weren't the best I've ever
read, but then again, they did not hinder the plot and
happened at the right time.
MR. AND MR. SMITH is an
extremely intense book, carefully crafted, filled with
deceit and lies of all sorts, and several captivating
characters; it reminded me of Robert Ludlum at his very
best. It's a wonder we haven't seen this kind of book
very often, because we have seen it happen in reality. I
can hardly wait for the next book in this series, which
promises to be as explosive, as it features two very
intriguing characters from MR. AND MR. SMITH!
Secrets and seduction make for an explosive combination
in HelenKay Dimon’s edgy, thrilling new series, which kicks
off with a novel about two men who can handle any
threat—except the one posed by desire.
Fisher Braun knows how to keep a secret. As a covert
paramilitary operative, his job—and his life—depends on it.
He’s at the top of his game, ready for action and always in
control. No enemy has ever brought him to his knees, but one
lover has: Zachary Allen, the man currently sharing his bed.
The perfect package of brains and brawn, Zach is someone
worth coming home to, and Fisher hates keeping him in the
dark about what he does. But the lies keep Zach safe. Until
the day Fisher loses everything. . . .
Zachary Allen is no innocent civilian. Although he plays the
tech geek, in reality he’s deep undercover for the CIA. In a
horrible twist of fate, the criminal enterprise he’s
infiltrated has set its sights on the man whose touch drives
him wild. Zach would do anything for Fisher—except blow his
own cover. Now, in order to save him, Zach must betray him
first. And he needs Fisher to trust him with all his heart
if they want to make it out alive.