Make Me Read It, Crystal #2: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

Posted May 6, 2017 by Zeee in Reading Challenges, Reviews2 Comments

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A bookish challenge by Crystal @ Crystal Blogs Books & Ezrah @ I Heart Romance & YA
A collaboration challenge where Crystal recs contemporary romances to Ezrah & Ezrah recs Historical Romance to Crystal


Make Me Read It, Crystal #2: The Fixer by HelenKay DimonThe Fixer written by HelenKay Dimon
Publisher Avon
Publication Date: December 27th 2016
Series: Games People Play #1
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062441329
Rating:  Stars
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He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

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I was supposed to finish reading and review The Fixer last month but I went on a little trip and then I sort of lost interest in the story so I am finally DNFing this book.

I know, it’s unfortunate that I decided to DNF The Fixer because I initially liked the first half of the book. I liked the mystery of Wren and of course, the heroine Emery. But when Wren decided to protect Emery because of the baddies after her, I sort of lost him. I did not relate to him at all and felt he was too standoffish.

I really liked the premise of the story. Emery is trying to solve the case of her missing cousin and it seems like all her info led her to Wren. This raises red flags to Wren because he wants to keep his anonymity so he initially stalks follows Emery around to find out what her motive is.

I shouldn’t have DNF’d this book. I mean, I actually met Helenkay Dimon at the Barbara Vey RWA event and I even got her to autograph The Fixer for me. Unfortunately, this lost steam for me and I just couldn’t bear to pick it up at this point.

To be fair, I only got as far as the apartment scene where Wren rescued Emery during a home invasion. Sure, there were sparks between the two, but again, I wasn’t connecting to Wren.

Just because I didn’t like The Fixer, doesn’t mean I won’t read another Helenkay Dimon book! I will! I think I just need to pick another one, yeah? Any recs? Crystal?


The second book I made Cyrstal read is Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas one of my ABSOLUTE favorite historical romances. Not only that, but it is a second chance romance and has always brought me to tears no matter how many times I’ve read it. I haven’t talked to Crystal about what she thought about this book, though. But I hope she LOVES it as much as I do.

Don’t forget to stop by Crystal’s blog at Crystal Blogs Books to read her thoughts on Again the Magic.

I always have a difficult time relating to people going undercover.  So, I want to know if you like men of mystery? Or do they always come off as standoffish?

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