Copy That by HelenKay Dimon
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue
Publication Date: August 7th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Returning from his latest Border Patrol assignment, Jeremy Hill seeks sanctuary in his twin brother's home. The last thing he expects to find is an armed man already inside, or Meredith Samms, a gorgeous tenant caught in the cross fire. Then he discovers that the gunman's attack is meant for his twin brother, who is nowhere in sight, and Jeremy must take matters into his own hands. Searching for his brother while trying to protect this girl next door, Jeremy finds himself caught up in the danger he'd become all too familiar with. In his world, everyone's a target and anyone can be a suspect, so Jeremy has no room for emotions. But what Meredith stirs within him may complicate this unexpected mission to the point of no return….
This was a pretty quick read and one that I enjoyed a lot. This book follows Jeremy Hill and Meredith Samms as they try to stay alive so that they can act on their attraction that quickly became so much more.
Jeremy Hill works for the border control and has lately been working under cover trying to bring down a bad guy. Now that bad guy is in jail and wants Jeremy’s blood. Jeremy has a twin brother who works for the DIA and does black ops stuff so he’s got lots of enemies as well. After the under cover operation wraps, Jeremy is given some time off for R&R so he heads over to the house that he co-owns with his twin brother Garrett and finds a whole lot of stuff that he wasn’t expecting. Surprises that come with loud booms and lots of fire.
In the midst of all the booms and fires, Jeremy meets Garrett’s tenant Meredith Samms and saves her life. He takes her under his protection and they get real close. There’s attraction simmering underneath the surface and even though the timing is way off, it’s there and there’s really nothing that either of them can do about it.
Meanwhile, Jeremy’s twin brother is going through a rough patch with his fiancee’ and he’s trying to make things right at the same time that he’s trying to keep everyone he loves alive because the bad guys took Sara (his fiancee) captive and so he had his hands busy trying to save everyone.
For such a short story, Helenkay Dimon did a great job with the telling of it all. Having to tell an entire story in such a short space can’t be easy and while I wished for more at the end, I still enjoyed the story as a whole. There was action, there was steamy sexual chemistry with the main couple and an interesting backstory. It didn’t take me long at all to finish the book because I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what was happening next. This is why I don’t read many Harlequins because a lot of the time, the shortness of the stories don’t really work for me but this one did and I’m glad.
If you’re looking for something short with loads of action and steamy romance, this definitely fits the bill.
Grade: 4 out of 5