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.
I was fascinated by HelenKay Dimon’s The Fixer from the moment that I started it. Wren is a mythical figure in the fix-it world, a legendary person who has solved countless problems - possibly not all legally. Emery Finn ran across Wren’s name while investigating her cousin’s disappearance and decides to track him down. She gets much closer than anyone in Wren’s organization could have foreseen, forcing Wren to actually deal with her.
Of course, Wren has absolutely no idea how to deal with Emery. He is attracted to her, but also needs to scare her off his scent. Emery is not one to be managed, however. Eventually, Wren is forced to admit his secret persona and to try to convince Emery that he had nothing to do with her cousin’s disappearance. Along the way, Wren is rendered mute over and over. He is completely clueless about how to deal with a woman, let alone a woman to whom he is attracted. He is one of the most adorable and awkward heroes in romancelandia.
As a result, Wren and Emery’s courtship is rather awkward and stilted, but yet again so wonderfully adorable. Wren falls quickly for Emery even though he doesn’t quite realize it. He is not good with feelings and emotions, especially admitting that he has any. And there were lots of sparks between these two because neither is the type to give in easily - and Wren has little understanding of the word compromise. But this spark is what drew me to their romance, made me believe in it. Butting heads is foreplay to these two.
There is a great deal going on this book. There is Wren, his secret personality, his background and family history, Emery’s missing cousin and her family situation. They all are part of the suspense arc which is more cerebral in nature than physical (ie not an action packed romantic suspense) which made for a nice change for me.
If you like books with a clueless-about-women hero, a strong and confident heroine and an awkward romance, The Fixer is for you. I also adored the secondary characters which is standard for me with any and all HelenKay Dimon books. I cannot wait for the next one in this series, The Enforcer which is out in late April 2017.
HelenKay Dimon: http://www.helenkaydimon.com
Book Disclosure: A copy of the ebook was provided by the publisher via edelweiss.