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Mercy Holton Woods #1 ❮Read❯ ➶ Mercy Holton Woods #1 ➺ Author HelenKay Dimon – After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her kill her or bring her to her knees Becca Ford is o After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her kill her or bring her to her knees Becca Ford is on her own Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt Mercy Holton Epub / the other agents in her special ops team have been eliminated under odd circumstances and she needs a place to hide Jarrett is a man who prefers darkness to light He deals in the only truly valuable currency—information—and his supper club caters to an exclusive clientele It was an uncharacteristic moment of weakness when he let a woman into his life But it’s not luck that the criminal charges disappeared as did the evidence When Becca returns to the club seeking his help Jarrett doesn’t want to hear her story But he does want her body and demands that she give it to him He’ll keep her safe—for now—but it’ll be in his bed and on his terms until he says they’re done.

10 thoughts on “Mercy Holton Woods #1

  1. Anne Boleyn& Anne Boleyn& says:

    HelenKay Dimon writes sexy suspense filled stories And while her trademark “secrets and lies” formula is in full effect here it didn’t uite pull me in – especially when compared to her phenomenal Tough Love series Why? The misplaced sex There was sex where conversation was needed sex where character development was needed sex where plot advancement was needed I never understood why Jarrett still cared for Becca when she as far as he knew set him up showed no remorse and never looked back Neither Jarrett nor the readers learn that she harbored genuine regret and feelings for him other than lust of course until 60% Becca’s perspective often read as inconsistent and their relationship often read as convoluted and confusing While I still found Dimon’s writing sharp and capable it wasn’t capable of making me care about Jarrett and Becca until late in the bookThe secondary mm story featuring Wade and Eli hooked me but it too lacked development We get Wade’s point of view only but I didn’t really mind because Dimon brought his feelings for Eli – the fierce draw despite the doubt – to life Yet the two’s interactions rarely rose above wink wink sex What Eli did would have stung had Wade revealed of his feelings We knew that Wade cared but did Eli?I’m used to explosions and guns and fisticuffs in a Dimon book but there isn't much action here and the main threat is dealt with off pageThat said I still devoured this fairly uickly And I will continue with the series because my library has it and because I’m invested in Eli and Wade and because even when Dimon isn’t at the top of her game her writing still works for me

  2. Nicole Nicole says:

    Review originally posted here Thoughts on HeroineMinnChica Oh Becca You poor sweet thing I love the idea of her having to crawl back to her former lover after almost destroying his entire life because she is now on the run I love the idea of having to face the fact that she screwed up big time before and having to ask the one man she loves for help and tell him she was wrong I thought she had some major balls crawling back to Jarrett and also accepting his wrath with the right amount of humility and spunkLou I really liked and admired Becca She kept a cool head when her life was in danger and had the guts to go back to the man that she loved—and betrayed—for help and protection But when it came to close contact with Jarrett and sex all that logical thinking of hers went out the window They were both each other’s weaknessE Becca had such a rough time of it; betrayed as a child living a life of constant lies betrayed once and left trusting her life to the man she betrayed I loved how she was determined to figure out who betrayed her team and would do anything to get revenge I also thought the way she continually pushed the boundaries Jarrett imposed a very telling sign of her personality As much as I liked Becca I also felt sorry for her because she was so steeped in lies and betrayal she had a hard time believing anyone but she was also willing to uestion if things weren’t uite adding up2 Thoughts on HeroMinnChica Although Jarrett comes across as a bit of an asshat at first I really felt for the poor guy For someone who never let anyone in he fell hard for Becca To find out she was just infiltrating his life was a huge blow to his ego Watching him struggle with finding ways to punish her was both hard and funny I hated the way he treated her at times and yet when we were allowed into his mind and saw how much he struggled with NOT loving her it was bittersweetLou I really enjoyed Jarret’s character Yes he could be an ass at times but considering his girlfriend betrayed him and sent him to prison I gave the guy a break Like Minn mentioned Jarret struggled with keeping an emotional distance from Becca It was clear from the start it was an impossible task for him A lot of Jarret’s murky past was told but I never got a super dangerous or calculating vibe from him But I liked that he’s now on the straight and narrow and I loved the friendship he had with Wade and Sebastian Loved the bromance going onE Jarrett sigh poor wounded secretive broody and so much fun At first I was prepared to feel sympathy for him but then I wondered how Dimon was going to redeem him enough so I could believe him as a hero Boy did she manage to play with my emotions as I alternated between loving him and wanting him to pull his head out and see what was happening He was so emotionally torn and had a legitimate reason to distrust Becca but as I started to see what was going on in his head and some significant incidents of his past I became firmly on his side regardless of his occasional idiocy3 Favorite SceneMinnChica Oh man there were a lot of really good sexy ones but I think the one I liked best would probably have to be the big standoff between Becca one of her co workers Jarrett and his business associate and lawyer It gave the reader the chance to see just how far Becca would go for Jarrett just how much the side romance between Wade and Elijah had developed and another side to Sebastian It was such a pivotal scene for everyone and I loved the tensionLou The sex scenes were super hawt Like really hawt I especially loved that we saw mm action I adored Wade and I can’t wait for him to have his book I hope he gets his book though I’m not 100% sure on Eli He broke Wade’s heart sobsE So I have to say that the drawback of adding your thoughts last is sometimes an earlier commentator takes the scene you were going to choose In this case BOTH MinnChica and Lou grabbed my scenes I LOVED the standoff because it really showed just how deeply a couple of individuals had begun to care about others I also thought the mm secondary relationship was very well done and I have hopes I really want to see those two work through their issues and watch Eli perform a massive grovel4 Dislike?MinnChica Like I said before Jarrett was a bit of an asshat in the way he treated Becca in the beginning and I had a hard time liking him at first He used sex as a way to try and punish her and sometimes that came across as degrading However like I said when we got to see into his thought process it was all understandable It was just a little difficult to get through at firstLou Jarrest was an asshat at times like Minn mentions but I think he and Becca were on the same wavelength at times when it came to sex I suppose my only dislike was that I thought Eli was sometimes whiny especially towards Becca I’m guessing he’s Wade’s HEA but I hope he stops whining and controls that childish temper of his because he hurt Wade pretty badly with his carelessness I love Wade Wade needs his heart mendedE I struggled a little bit believing the unexpected support Becca Eli and Jarrett received at the end I didn’t uite buy the motivation given the behavior of that individual through most of the story I am being deliberately vague so I don’t go into detail about what I consider a major spoiler It was enjoyable I just wish I had noticed of a transition5 Misc Thoughts and GradeMinnChica All in all I thought Dimon had an amazing first book in a sexy new series I loved all the secondary characters especially Wade and Sebastian I can’t wait to see how Wade’s relationship with Elijah develops throughout the series and what’s in store for Sebastian next This book was super sexy and had lots of intrigue I can’t wait to read the next oneI give Mercy a BLou Mercy was a sexy romance with hawt smexing that was so engaging on an emotional level also There is a lot of smexing in this book but for me it really worked because of the dynamic of Jarret’s and Becca’s relationship which I thought was about power at times I loved the secondary characters especially Wade and I’m looking forward to Sebastian’s bookI also give Mercy a BE I thought Dimon really stepped up both the heat and her character development in this first installment I found it an enjoyable and captivating read Like the other reviewers I can’t wait to see what happens with the secondary mm relationship and the other supporting characters I grew to enjoy I am looking forward to seeing what Dimon comes up with nextI am also giving Mercy a B

  3. Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks says:

    35 stars

  4. MaggieReadsRom MaggieReadsRom says:

    I had been looking forward to this book ever since March when I came back from the big hiatus From the moment heard about it it went on the wishlist Erotic romantic suspense is like my two favorite subgenres went and had a baby and I am always complaining that there aren't booksseries like Shannon McKenna's books So when I heard about this new HKD series I knew I had to read it I love it when you as the reader you are privvy to things the hero or heroine isn't and especially with Jarrett's POV HelenKay Dimon provided me with this privelege I knew exactly what Jarrett felt and what he allowed Becca to seeknow On the outside Jarrett seems cold and hard cool but he deep inside he feels and cares no matter how loud he may protest that I got to give it to him the man demonstrates an admirable amount of self control and 'I don't give a damn' Jarrett's refusal to kiss Becca first had me a bit confused but it didn't last very long plus when it was explained I totally got it and holding back from the beginning made that first actual kiss in the book scorching Now let's talk about the secondary romance mm with Wade and Eli I liked it but several times when they really got to the sex part the POV jumped to Jarrett and Becca This kinda bothered me because although I can't say I'm an avid mm reader to the contrary even I rarely read mm I think if you're incorporating it into your book you should take it all the wayWhile on the subject this book was pretty hot I loved the chemistry between Becca and Jarrett and their romance was complicated erotic and intense But have to mention that I noticed that like with Wade and Eli Becca and Jarrett also had a few love scenes where the actual deed was kept off the page Made me wonder if this was publishereditor induced or that the author intended for the book to have this much behind closed doors sexThe suspense part kept me on my toes during the entire book Like Becca Jarrett and Eli I wanted answers and I had my suspicions but granted I flip flopped a bit between the theories in my head My first suspicion was right but I did think it was wrapped up rather too easily and I missed a big showdown with the person behind everything However I really liked how the suspense and romance mixed together and made the book poweful as a wholeMERCY is the kind of book that makes you want to read faster so you can get to the conclusion and figure everything out And at the same time you want to read slower so you can savor the sexiness of it all Despite some minor issues I really enjoyed it and I look forward to the next book which will be Sebastian and Kyra YAYMemorable Scene Wade and Jarrett discussing Jarrett taking Becca on a birth control Funny and also a pivotal moment in the story the standoff scene in the conference room this iswhere I felt thesuspense and romance came together perfectlyFave uotes“I need to talk to you” “Last time we talked you were on your knees with my dick in your mouth while your team broke in and arrested me”Calling on his formidable will he brought the shields crashing down again careful to drain any show of interest from his face With a thin lipped frown back in place and the mental reel of her past treachery playing in his head his control clicked together like a series of lock tumblers“Natalie” He slid onto the stool next to hers while Wade took up his regular position behind the bar only a few feet away “I’ve asked you to call me Ms Udall” Jarrett nodded “And I’ve declined”He kissed her Not uick Not searching for another round This was long and lingering testing her in small nibbles before deepening the touch to a blinding kiss she felt to her toesDespite everything and regardless of the passage of time and the festering anger he loved her Right down to the dark lonely place in his soul And it fucking suckedThe words rumbled against Wade’s skin This side of Elijah a little rough and full of need broke Wade’s will every time He didn’t have a shield for this Couldn’t figure out how to say no and mean itTaking a slow walk around the room he ended back at her feet With one knee on the bed and his hands on her ankle he drew her legs up until he lay between her thighs and her feet balanced against the mattress “Now we play”

  5. Jess Jess says:

    Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsBlog rating DI have to start out by saying I didn’t enjoy this book and it comes down to simply too much sex and not enough plot and story development especially related to the main plot surrounding a threat on the heroine Becca’s lifethe resolution to this was so weak it had no real impact other than just some conference room dealings that led to the main suspect being taken care of off page I don’t normally start a review with a summary like this but it was a head shaker to me which pretty well summarizes my thoughts on the book as a wholeFor the main romance between Becca and Jarrett it was all sex all the time I did like that this couple had a previous relationship it did add an extra layer to their current and complicated romance But at the same time Becca was undercover and her mission was to get close to Jarrett and did she ever She got close as in in his bed and was well on her way to falling in love for real when the mission came to a head and she accused Jarrett of being involved in drugs He got tossed in jail and she disappeared Through some dealings made in which Jarrett gave up information he obtained through his “club” he was let out but the sting of what Becca did to him cut deep Jarrett doesn’t open up to many people none really but he was on his way there with Becca until she backstabbed him Now Becca’s team is mysteriously dying and she’s afraid that she’ll be the next one to be eliminated Eight months after her betrayal to Jarrett she seeks safety at his club and he’s ready to give it to her Trying to keep things completely impersonal Jarrett gives her a place to hide in exchange for sex But they’re both in too deep with their feelings for each other and it doesn’t stay impersonal for longMy biggest issue with this story is the amount of sex that takes priority over any type of plot development I guess my thinking about books in the erotic category is sure I expect sex maybe explicit sex scenes but I don’t necessary think that just because a book is erotic there needs to be sex sometimes than one sex scene in every single chapter And yes I’m over exaggerating somewhat there were at least two chapters without any sex scenes But on the whole once I got to around the midway point of the book I started thinking sex again? Really? And it was then that I just started skimming those scenes They became so monotonous and what I really wanted was to learn about the suspense surrounding who was targeting Becca’s old team and why That unfortunately felt like it got shoved aside until the very end when everything got resolved in a neat and tidy way I enjoy of a balance sex and good plot development and I felt that Mercy was way too heavy on the sex scenes and basically ignored the suspense plot that could have been really interesting had it been given time to be fleshed outThere’s a secondary storyline involving Jarrett’s number two guy at his club and close friend Wade and another one of Becca’s teammates who’s also being hidden at Jarrett’s Elijah Wade and Elijah start a physical relationship as well and while they both fall deeper and harder for each other Elijah doesn’t go all in with his feelings He says some hurtful things about Wade to Becca and when Wade overhears he’s crushed and pushes Elijah away completely as he should I didn’t really warm up to Elijah at all and that’s where we’re left with these two I assume that another book with new leads will follow maybe for Wade’s sister who’s introduced and that Wade and Elijah’s storyline will continueI can’t say I enjoyed this book overall There were moments that had me interested but they were few and far between and reading sex scene after sex scene got old fast when it was clear that the rest of the book was suffering for it There was certainly enough of a set up for a few characters to continue in this world but I’m not sure if I’ll be back for

  6. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

    Javagirl‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews3 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewFrom the book description of MERCY I was expecting suspense mystery and intrigue While it definitely had potential for those things for me it fell short The characters are interesting and well developed the plot is intriguing and there are two romantic storylines with a lot of hot sex In fact I think that was one of my biggest issues with this book–too much sex and not enough moving the story forwardBoth Becca and Eli were part of a CIA team assigned to Jarrett Holt’s supper club Eight months after the operation ended with Jarrett’s arrest the charges have been dropped and most of the team are dead Eli and Becca both end up going to Jarrett for help Eli suspects Becca is behind the attacks Becca is trying to stay alive and find out who is really behind the attacks on her team She fell hard for Jarrett during the months they lived together when he was the target of their investigation Jarrett was devastated to find that he was just a job to Becca Of course that wasn’t the case at all She was just as devastated as he and turned to him for help He offers her protection in return for being his sex toy but is determined to separate his emotions from sex Becca and Jarrett’s relation was predictable but believable The issues that remained from their past relationship were credible and were dealt with in a fairly realistic way I loved the two of them together and wanted their second try at a life together to work The second romantic couple Eli and Wade Jarrett’s second in command I found less believable I really liked Wade and wanted him to have his HEA Eli on the other hand had no redeeming ualities that I could find Except being good in bedand in the showerand on the couch I’m a fan of mm so that isn’t my issue with this relationship My problem is that I really disliked Eli For a seasoned CIA operative he has serious anger management issues he jumps to conclusions and once his mind is made up there is no changing it I couldn’t help but wonder how these traits could work within his chosen profession Even though Wade uestions his feelings for Eli I never saw anything other than the great sex between them that would warrant his attachment and increasing loyalty to EliMy biggest issue with MERCY is that the main plot who is behind the deaths of their team members and the attempted assassinations on both Becca and Eli is so slow that it seems like an afterthought There is a lot of talking and accusations and a lot of meetings with a CIA agent and numerous threats but very little investigation and no cooperation or sharing of information until about ¾ of the way through the book The conversations and accusations are repetitive and do little to move the story forward The ending presented all wrapped up neatly is predictable and disappointing Not disappointing because I was sorry to find out who was behind the attacks that was pretty obvious from the first mention of the character’s name but disappointing because this could have been a suspenseful story but it just wasn’t

  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    In return for protection I get you All of you however I want you What a breath of fresh air This book was so different It was full of suspense hotness and Jarrett Holt Eight months after Jarrett was betrayed by Becca she shows up at the door of his exclusive supper club looking for protection Someone is after her and the rest of her blacks ops team Up until 8 months ago she had been Jarrett's girlfriend She was living with him at the supper club he was smitten and then boom he's arrested Taken down on drug charges by the black ops team that Becca was working undercover for It's such a twisted story Jarrett offers Becca protection in exchange for her body It's just sex right? Jarrett keeps telling himself shallow emotionless sex is all this will be But there's one problem He really truly loves her But the uestion is does she love him or is she just using him again? You were my girlfriend then Whatever rights you had are goneWhat am I now?His eyes met hers At my mercy It was so different where this story started In the midst of betrayal after they had already been togetherIt created so much tension between them So HOT The dual POV's were great also Especially being in Jarrett's head and seeing his vulnerable side He really had me swooning I'm excited for Bast's book next

  8. Sophia Sophia says:

    A female black ops agent is on the run after someone gave the kill order for her whole team and she runs to the last place she should go straight back to the man she betrayed and had sent to prison during her last mission Becca knows that all she can expect from Jarrett is anger and a need for revenge and he can have that if he will keep her safeJarrett can't afford to let Becca come anywhere near his heart again and he definitely doesn't trust her explanation of why she came to him in the first place This time he'll do the using and makes that clear to her anything he says and anytime She agrees to his conditions She has her secrets but so does he Becca needs to figure out who set her team up and sold them out and she needs access to lots of information and intel to do it Jarrett has it but she just needs to persuade him to give her access She can tell that he's not as unaffected as he seems but that doesn't mean he plans to trust her or allow himself to let his guard down around her againBetween scorching moments in bed the two circle ever closer to a solution A CIA agent is putting the pressure on and others are less than happy about Becca's presence in Jarrett's life The danger is still out there and waiting for everyone involved to make a mistake Jarrett himself has finally come to the conclusion that there is only one way to save them allAlright so I was excited to read this one knowing that based on the blurb that things were going to get intense both inside and outside the bedroom In the beginning it had all that for me The angry vengeful powerful man who allowed his betrayer back near him to put her at his mercy and the woman running for her life not knowing who her enemies were The power dynamics were part of the tension Unfortunately for me the power shifted uickly when the gal went all femme fatale to grab the reins and the guy let her The book shifted from a strong romantic suspense to an erotic romance with some suspense to break up the bedroom scenesThere were some other things that didn't work for me At times a suspension of belief was reuired It was tough to believe that this was a life and death situation when these two would rather play their bedroom power games then figure out who did and was still trying to set them up for burial Then there was that scene at the end where all the CIA agent's threats just went away Another thing that I'm not sure what was the purpose was the other romance between Wade and Eli Oh and I suppose this a good place to warn that there's some nearly closed door mm action there It distracted than anything the way it was wedged in between things causing scenes to jump forward instead of transition smoothlyNow its not like I hated the book because I didn't I found it enjoyable just not riveting like it started The characters were likeable if not engaging for me I was vested enough to want to see them through their situations and get their happy endings and I wanted to see the situation wrapped up The romance between Jarrett and Becca had a long ways to go from its beginning of revenge and betrayal to full trust and love was a big draw for me I loved how it took its time developingI figured out who the bad guy was early on but not why so I did have that to chew on view spoiler I wish there had been a direct engagement with the villain instead of him working off scene It took away part of the intensity of the read in my opinion hide spoiler

  9. Debbie Lester Debbie Lester says:

    HelenKay Dimon brings readers a new erotic contemporary series titled after the first book Mercy Readers looking for a fast paced whirlwind romance will love the energy and emotion that Dimon creates in this book The character's are gritty and intense and the action is jam packed into the story Jarrett and Becca have a lot of history in fact she is the reason he was put in jail But now she's in survival mode and needs his help With multi layered characters and deep seeded trust issues this is book not to be missed by erotica fansWhat I liked It is not often that I enjoy a book that throws me into the middle of story instead of the beginning But author HelenKay Dimon makes it work in her new book Mercy The lead couple aren't meeting for the first time in Chapter one of this book in fact their relationship begins eight months before the book does Becca is a CIA operative who infiltrated Jarrett Holt's business and his bed She was under deep cover and played the part of the adoring girlfriend so well that he was completely in love with the woman who ultimately betrayed himDimon gives readers just enough background in the beginning for them to understand the circumstances and what it would take for a woman like Becca to come to Jarrett for help after what she did to him As a reader I found myself enjoying the tidbits that Dimon intersperses throughout the novel that pertain to Becca and Jarrett's previous relationship They were little pieces of candy that gave the book the whole different flavor now and then Readers were able to see the love between them grow but all the while knowing what was to come That was a really interesting plot idea that worked well with the storyBecca is a strong woman A woman who is used to dangerous situations and the kind of people who get things done no matter the cost or the circumstance When the rest of her team ends up dead she knows she must take drastic measures to survive Hiding in plain sight may be the only way and protection from a man she loved but still betrayed may cost than she is willing to pay She was a no nonsense kind of character She was able to guard her emotions where most things were concerned including killing when she needed to but she couldn't guard her heart against Jarrett and that's what made this book so good Her vulnerability with him is palpable and readers won't be able to help being moved by itJarrett is what I would call a ruthless man Wealthy influential and able to make things happen that the common man couldn't even fathom let alone accomplish He has a darkness about him that is both scary and sexy Readers will be drawn to him despite his nature and his form of protection He wants Becca to suffer in some ways and he thinks having her in his bed will do that but he doesn't account for the fact that they both had real emotions involved in their relationship and that doesn't just go away Watching him realize that he didn't care what had done to him was amazing Seeing him start to understand that he loved her anyway What I didn't likeThis is a really intense and action packed book Readers will probably feel a little spent after reading it If you can suspend your belief in the fact that a CIA operative would probably never seek protection from someone they ratted on you'll love it I will admit that bugged me when I first started reading the book but it all came together and it didn't matter once the emotions took over with this oneBottom LineThis one has a lot going for it Intensity passion some extremely hot scenes in the bedroom But I think the best part of it was the realization that forgiveness can come in many forms and love can conuer just about anything including organized crime

  10. Brianna (The Book Vixen) Brianna (The Book Vixen) says:

    Review copy provided by publisherWhy I Read this Book The blurb seemed so mysterious I wasn’t sure what to make of it really Is it a romance? Is Jarrett holding Becca hostage? Are we talking about Stockholm syndrome here? I had no idea which intrigued meWhat I Liked Not only is there a romance between Jarrett and Becca going on there’s a secondary romance mm romance going on as well and it’s pretty intense The overall situation going down is intense and that just adds to both relationships that are taking place And I loved the banter and tension between Jarrett and Becca Mercy had a great ensemble of characters from the leads to the main secondary characters Wade Elijah and Sebastian all added interesting aspects to the bookThis book is part contemporary romance and part romantic suspense which I loved There’s some mystery and suspense going on in background though it was heavier on the romanceMemorable Moment “I need to talk to you”“Last time we talked you were on your knees with my dick in your mouth while your team broke in and arrested me” Overall Impression Mercy was an addicting read; I was hooked from page one and couldn’t wait to find out how the story ended And because I like Sebastian’s character so much I look forward to reading the next book in this series Only

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