Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Romance Book Review: Holding Out For A Hero

Author: HelenKay Dimon
Series Connection: Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, It's Hotter in Hawaii
ISBN 9780758229052
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2009


Deana Armstrong believes that DEA agent Josh Windsor is the only one who can help her save her nephew from life in prison. The teenager has already been convicted and she hopes that hiring Josh to look into the matter will find something that someone missed.

Josh isn't too impressed with the boy or his aunt. He's had run ins before with the Armstrong family. He's sure that the boy is guilty and the aunt is being blind to the boy's charm.

When Josh decides to take the case he doesn't expect to find a different conclusion for Deana. He also doesn't expect to find the woman he does under all that cold exterior.

Taking place in the beautiful background of Hawaii, HelenKay tells a dark story of an beautiful socialite who has more tragedy and heartache then most could bare. Her nephew is in jail for murdering his parents. Upon hearing that news her father drops dead of a heart attack and to top it all off, Deana has secret heartaches in her past.

Josh is going through a bad stretch in his own life. He resigns from his job with the DEA under a cloud of suspicion and isn't particularly interested in working on Deana's case. These two are unlikely lovers, but when HelenKay puts them together the reader has to wonder why they didn't get together sooner.

Holding Out For A Hero has a compelling story line with an unusual ending that keeps readers wondering to the end. The supporting characters are familiar to readers of HelenKay's books and really a nice addition to this story, but the hero and the heroine are the stars that shine here.


Deana Armstrong needs a hero—not for herself, but for the nephew all her money and time can’t seem to get out of jail. Unfortunately, the best hero in all the Hawaiian Islands is set on turning in his badge and getting his excellent butt into another line of work. If that wasn’t enough, Josh Windsor also has a big-time grudge against Deana herself. But if there’s anything being rich, smart, and stubborn has taught Deana, it’s never to settle for second best…

Josh has had it with saving people. He’s had it with getting hauled into court. And boy, has he ever had it with Deana. Or well, he hasn’t had it. Yet. But the more she pops up sounding infuriating and looking good enough to eat, the more her hot bod and her cold case wriggle into his mind. And there’s only so much even a hero can resist…

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