Chain of Command by HelenKay Dimon: Review

March 2, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I was provided with an advance reader copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.

Chain of Command by HelenKay Dimon: ReviewChain of Command by HelenKay Dimon
four-stars
Series: Greenway Range #1
Published by Carina Press on March 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Retired marine Sawyer Cain can't forget all he's seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can't seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.

Hailey Thorne is done—with loss and with anything military, after the closest thing she had to an uncle died in Afghanistan. When Sawyer shows up on her porch he has military written all over him. He's one more in a long line of people who wants the land she inherited, and suddenly he's everywhere she goes. Hailey can't get the broad-shouldered, dirty-talking, dead-serious man out of her head. Or her life.

Sawyer's not above using his skills in the bedroom to try to convince her to sell, and Hailey is more than willing to let him. Their pleasure-only arrangement works…until emotions get in the way. But Sawyer has a secret he's convinced will have Hailey hating him forever, and Hailey's not willing to risk loving anyone she could lose.

Here we are, ready to go, with the first of the MWR reviews for this week. I’m kicking things off today with the first book in HelenKay Dimon’s new Greenway Range series, Chain of Command.

Here’s what I thought of Chain of Command:

Chain of Command was a lot of fun to read. It had not only moments of emotion, great humour, and some damn hot sexytimes – the characters were people I found myself caring about and cheering for.

Both Hailey and Sawyer had been through the ringer, Hailey having lost too many of her loved ones and Sawyer dealing with the guilt he felt over not being able to save his friend. I’m all up for the dark, damaged characters, but I loved that these two were still out there, living their lives and not just existing in them.

Hailey is awesome. She has a wonderfully upfront, sharp-witted personality, and you can see how much love she has for those around her. Sawyer has a lot of those same qualities, a desire to keep those he loves safe and protected and a dry, honest sense of humour.

Sawyer was open from the start about the fact he wanted the land, and that he believed Rob wanted him to have it – this was something I liked about him. There was no major secret-keeping or deception in regard to that. The attraction is evident from the start, and sure, the land was an ever-present bar between them, however the strength of what they felt and the relationship they were creating around it seemed strong enough to withstand this.

There are still a few days to go until Chain of Command is released, so there will be no major spoilery moments, however trust me when I say it is well worth waiting for. You will want Hailey and Sawyer to find a way to make it, and there are some incredible secondary characters that are just sitting up begging for their own story (Molly and Jason, hint hint).

I cannot wait for the rest of the Greenway Range series now. This was a fabulous way to kick it off!

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