Guest Review: A Simple Twist of Fate by HelenKay Dimon

Posted October 30, 2013 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

17735271Tracy’s review of A Simple Twist of Fate (Hanover Brothers #2) by HelenKay Dimon

The Hanover brothers are doing their best to live down the legacy of their con artist father…but they still have a knack for getting in trouble where romance is concerned.

As the lawyer of the family, Beckett Hanover ought to be sorting through the many claims filed against their family estate—which the brothers have recently inherited from their grandmother. But something about the housekeeper, Sophie, keeps stealing his focus…

Little does he know, as he flirts, what else she intends to steal. The truth is Sophie took the job with one purpose in mind: to help her aunt. But she never expected to find a man like Beck or get sidetracked by the handsome hottie’s sweet talk and broad shoulders. Between her secret and Beck’s past, the two are headed for one risky romance.

Sophie Clarke is the cleaning lady for the Hanover brothers but she’s not much of a cleaning lady. She spends a lot of time at their house but doesn’t do much cleaning. She’s actually there to try to find some jewelry that her aunt was conned out of by the Hanover brothers father. Beck doesn’t know this, not that it would chance much, and he’s falling for Sophie in a big way. Fortunately for him, Sophie’s falling for him as well.

The story here is a pretty simple one. Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, angst ensues. I actually like that formula so this book worked for me. Beck is a thinker and I think he thought about Sophie way longer than a lot of men would have. I think most men would have acted on their lust/feelings before Beck actually did. When Beck and Sophie finally kiss and she makes the move on him – he actually turns her down. Whaaaaaa? lol I know! That’s all explained later and it was a good explanation so I have to forgive him. :0)

Beck and Sophie finally get together and she explains exactly what’s up and why she’s searching the house. I thought Beck was very understanding and I admired the fact that he trusted her to not make a shambles of his family and to stop looking unless he’s around. Of course when Sophie is caught in a possibly damning situation and Callen gets all up in her business does Beck stand up for her? No. He lost major brownie points because of that.

He recovers though and he actually does it with the help of Callen who originally almost hated Sophie. Callen did the most growing in this book (especially with another blow he received) and I really liked him more because of it. He knew when he was wrong, admitted it and tried to help those he’d wronged. How could I not like him? I think I’m really going to like his book a lot, just sayin.

In the end the dust was turned up with all the family members and I’m looking forward to see how it settles in the next story.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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