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Mine Holton Woods #3 Praised for her “hot and bold” Kirkus Reviews romances of erotic intrigue the author of Only and Mercy now delivers her most daring novel yet She doesn’t depend on anyone for anything He intends to make her his completelyNatalie Udall thought her position at the CIA was secure—until protecting her team earned her an armed escort into certain danger Natalie can’t stand the idea of being secreted away in a cabin in the middle of nowhere especially since it means sharing close uarters with the controlling bodyguard enlisted to keep her aliveGabe MacIntosh joined the military to support his son trained as a sniper and dealt with death on a regular basis Now retired and operating a security firm his first assignment is to protect a CIA agent on the run She’s strong willed and difficult—and all Gabe can think about is exerting his domination and stripping her of every expectation she hasNatalie has no intention of giving in to Gabe’s straightforward demands of dominant sex with no attachments—even though the very idea of giving up control thrills her like nothing ever has


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  1. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blogMine by HelenKay DimonBook Three of the Holton Woods seriesPublisher Berkley Publication Date October 6 2015Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleyWarning this is an adult book and for the eyes of mature readersSummary from GoodreadsShe doesn’t depend on anyone for anything He intends to make her his completelyNatalie Udall thought her position at the CIA was secure—until protecting her team earned her an armed escort into certain danger Natalie can’t stand the idea of being secreted away in a cabin in the middle of nowhere especially since it means sharing close uarters with the controlling bodyguard enlisted to keep her aliveGabe MacIntosh joined the military to support his son trained as a sniper and dealt with death on a regular basis Now retired and operating a security firm his first assignment is to protect a CIA agent on the run She’s strong willed and difficult—and all Gabe can think about is exerting his domination and stripping her of every expectation she hasNatalie has no intention of giving in to Gabe’s straightforward demands of dominant sex with no attachments—even though the very idea of giving up control thrills her like nothing ever hasWhat I LikedThat cover It is super steamy looking If you don't like the cover then ignore it The book is really really greatI so enjoyed this book Steamy smart engaging and heartwarming this novel had it all It's definitely on the sexy erotic side of romance which I actually found myself loving I'm typically not an erotica person I cannot handle threesomes voyeurism things like that This book is probably mild in terms of erotica but steamy than your average romance novel Definitely one of the hottest romance novels I've ever read I really enjoyed it but not just the chemistry and romance The story was so good tooNatalie doesn't want a bodyguard She is forced to leave the CIA and she is told that she needs protection and to lie low in case people don't want her spilling any secrets that she has from working with the CIA Natalie is great at her job and doesn't like that she had to leave or that she needs a bodyguard She and Gabe have been working on the details for uite some time and the chemistry between them has sizzled Now that they are actually in hiding the chemistry explodes Protecting Natalie is Gabe's job and he never screws around on a job but he has been waiting too long for this chance Gabe is demanding in every way that turns Natalie on But will Natalie be able to walk away when the danger is over?Oh this book It's not just about the sexy times even though I probably have made it sound like it is as well as the cover is screaming sexy times here and the synopsis But there is so much going on Natalie and Gabe are in a cabin in Montana hiding from possible threats to Natalie's life There are people that want her silenced since she is no longer with the CIA but know a lot of intel from working with them And then there is all the personal problems that both Natalie and Gabe have especially Gabe There are a ton of heartbreaking things that are happening to him I won't get into the specifics because that would be super spoilery but his personal issues are pretty important and very deep I like how Dimon goes into tough realistic issues not too heavy but very well written and emotionalThis book opens with Gabe's POV I so like Gabe He is very direct but in the beginning he is very short with Natalie He used short phrases and sentences to answer her and was a bit curt But he slowly loosened up let her in and some of his walls came down Gabe is actually a nice guy though he doesn't like it when she tells him that and he is a good person Natalie is a runner she knows how it feels when a man who should care about her hurts her She likes Gabe and likes having sex with him but does not want to date him or get serious or committed But she finds herself worrying about him getting invested in his personal life and problems I love how headstrong and independent Natalie is yet how comfortable she is with her desires and self Natalie and Gabe are such a great pair because they are two fires pushing each other taking no crap from each other They fight a lot and it's so indicative of how much passion simmers between the two of themAh The chemistry is off the charts hot I think Gabe and Natalie may have met in previous books of the series? This is book three of the series so I may have missed out on something We start off this book knowing that Gabe is attracted to Natalie and that Natalie is attracted to Gabe but both of them don't know that the other is attracted to them So when they're holed up in a cabin in the middle of a snowy nowhere? Sparks fly and collide and explode The two of them are so hot together I love how every scene is different and represents something differentThere is a subplot dealing with Gabe's youngest brother Andy Andy is gay and used to be in love with this guy who worked with Natalie named Eli Eli is now with the love of his life Wade who hates and does not trust Andy This subplot was interesting though very sad for Andy as we know he has no chance But I like that Dimon includes this personal view into a different character's lifeThe emotional issues in this book were so incredible The romance was swoony and beautiful I loved seeing tough guy Gabe metaphorically get down on his knees and bare his soul to Natalie And the chemistry and steamy scenes and erotica part of the book was so so hot Gabe is brooding and naughty and fiercely protective Natalie is clever and distrustful and guarded Basically this book was excellent on all fronts and I am so glad that I gave it a shot Any of HelenKay's books are so good and well writtenWhat I Did Not LikeI can't think of any dislikes I think I've actually read and reread some of my favorite scenes in this book so many times It wasis that goodWould I Recommend ItIf you're an adult romance novel lover you will totally enjoy this book One couple one steamy romance one fantastic relationship Natalie and Gabe overcome many obstacles to be able to trust each other care about each other love each other While this book is hot enough to be classified as erotica it has such a great story with wonderful and heartbreaking emotional twists some of which have nothing to do with the couple's relationship And it's HelenKay so you know the ending will be satisfying and it wasRating45 stars I'm rounding down though I have no good reason This book was excellent scorching hot and easily an adult romance novel that I see myself rereading over and over


  2. Aly is so frigging bored Aly is so frigging bored says:

    I think is one of the it's not you it's me instances I just didn't care what happened to either character and couldn't make myself care


  3. Maria Rose Maria Rose says:

    HelenKay Dimon is uickly becoming an auto read author for me her stories to date either fitting the contemporary romance genre such as her Greenway Range series or full of exciting action in the romantic suspense genre This one fell somewhere in the middle for me somewhat suspenseful though not as much action as the Bad Boys Undercover series but eually as hot if not hotter then her other contemporary romance ones Mine is the third in the Holton Woods series and as usual I’m coming into it having not read the first two something that drives SSBR reviewer Tonya nuts but doesn’t bother me so long as each story has a tidy happy ending But as soon as I finished my arc read of this one I went out and bought the rest of the Holton Woods series because it was just that goodNatalie is a top CIA agent head of an elite team – and she’s on the run Someone has been hunting down her agents picking them off one by one and there are only a few left Her life is in danger and the only way to show the top bosses that the information she is privy too is not worth killing her for is to stay off the grid and prove to them that she is not going to sell them out To that end Gabe has been hired as her bodyguard An ex military sniper he’s the perfect choice to protect Natalie and he’s decided that keeping her at his isolated Montana cabin is the best place for him to ensure her safety while at the same time having his security team and her lawyer convince her bosses that she’s no threat to them But putting these two strong willed individuals alone in the woods is a recipe for disaster as the heat between them threatens to send everything up in flames Can Gabe keep Natalie alive long enough for her to see him as than just her bodyguard and consider making things permanent?The suspense in this story comes less from action and from the tension that underlies both the relationship between Gabe and Natalie and the waiting – waiting to see whether someone is going to come after Natalie or not It was a definite nail biter for me as from the very start Gabe and Natalie have a sizzling sexual tension between them and once they are alone it’s not long before they can’t keep their hands off each other Gabe is the one who wants to be in control in the bedroom something that Natalie has never really experienced She’s always the strong one in charge and to let go and let Gabe be the sexually dominant one is freeing for her The sex scenes between them are super hot though Natalie makes it clear that in other aspects of her life she needs that control as much as he does Knowing that at any time someone could be out to kill her makes their scenes also fraught with tension as they never know when their safe location will be compromisedGabe’s family plays a significant role in this story His younger brother Andy works with him at the security company and is responsible for him being on this assignment They have a solid friendship On the other hand his older brother Rick and him are at odds for personal family reasons as well as professional as Rick is one of the people sent to look for Natalie Gabe has a son Brandon who has started college and his relationship with him is warm and protective He’ll do anything in fact to protect his son and for this reason has kept his extra curricular activities away from him including not bringing any women home But Natalie is different and Gabe finds that as their relationship deepens he wants to share this part of his life with her too Coming from the same type of work background they can relate to each other the way normal people can’t They’ve both experienced severely traumatic events personal and professional and when they open up to each other it only serves to tie the bond between them even tighter Trust is the key and they both must work hard at letting the other person in but the reward is worth itThe story is told from both points of view always a plus for me and is dramatic and super steamy Several characters from the previous stories in the series make appearances in this one so readers familiar with the earlier books will enjoy seeing them again I’d definitely put it in the erotic romance category and with the excellent characterizations family drama and suspenseful subplots it’s a well rounded and entertaining story 45 starsA danger sign flashed in his brain He should drop her hand and scoot his ass off the bed Should have done a lot of things He picked kissing her Not a shattering move A simple one Lifted their joint hands and pressed his lips to the back of hers Licked his tongue down to her wrist She watched him her gaze following every touch“The beard” “You don’t like it?” “The opposite” She traced a finger around his mouth “I can’t help but wonder what it will feel like everywhere” Jesus “You are a temptation Natalie Udall” And that was a fucking understatementHe didn’t hold back one second Shifting his weight he leaned in giving her all the time to pull back slap him hell knee him in the groin But none of that headed his way If anything she lifted her chin Bringing her mouth closer to his Then he was kissing her Not sweet or lingering No he dove right into a devouring oxygen sucking kiss Heat blasted around him as a hand slipped around her waist and tugged her in closer Soft grumbling sounds filled the room as he crossed his mouth over hers Forget treading water Hands lips the sweep of his tongue over hersit all mixed together and combined to pull him underNote a copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewThis review appears as a blog post at


  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    You can see this full review and at Book Briefs Mine is the third book in the Holton Woods series by HelenKay Dimon I have not read books 1 or 2 in the series nor had I even heard of the series before reading Mine I had no problem keeping up with the story or the characters so I can confidently say that each book stands on its' own CIA and Military is a trope that I don't venture into very often but for the right book and the right plot line I am happy to try it And there was just something about Mine that spoke to me It is a really engaging read and a fantastic romanceI loved the clash and mixture of two dominant personalities Natalie and Gabe have incredible chemistry Natalie is ex CIA and people want her dead Lots of people Gabe comes into the picture to keep Natalie safe throw in lots of obstacles off the charts chemistry uick witted banter and really smart writing and you have the formula for a romance that you will not be able to put down I don't know if it is just me but I really love to watch the head on clash of two dominant personalities And that is exactly what you get with Natalie and Gabe They are each really different and their pasts manifest differently in their presents but both of them are used to getting what they want Watching them interact was so much fun for me It brought a level of intrigue to their romanceI also thought it was interesting that Natalie was the gun shy when it came to commitment in Mine I would have initially pegged Gabe as that person but I was totally wrong HelenKay Dimon is a masterful author I cannot wait to dive into of her books as an aside she joins the ranks of my not so secret list of lawyers turned authors that I love to read If you like the high tensions of an on the run romance and like government agentmilitarybodyguard romances Mine is a fantastic one for you to check out It is really well done This review was originally posted on Book Briefs


  5. Cocktails and Books Cocktails and Books says:

    This review was originally posted on Cocktails and BooksNatalie is a former CIA agent who left the agency on poor terms Gabe is the former Army sniper responsible for keeping her safe until she can start her new life She fights him at first but once they start spending time together in an isolated cabin they discover a hidden attractionThese two were really fun to watch They were so much alike that they almost seemed like oil and water in terms of talking to each other at first I found myself relating to and hoping for both Natalie and Gabe as they got to know each other They were both so out of their element that they had lots of sweet and funny moments togetherNatalie’s past cast a shadow of uncertainty but it’s actually Gabe’s older brother Rick that causes most of the drama in the story Rick is a catalyst for concerns in both of Gabe’s private and public worlds and he’s almost impossible to like Gabe’s younger brother Andy is a fun secondary character that actually plays a big part in helping Gabe and Natalie work things out Andy is also a key character in dealing with the characters from Taken the Holton Woods novella One of the really fun things in this book was seeing scenes from the novella but written from a different characters point of viewThis book wasn’t exactly what I expected Based on the blurb I was expecting some hefty intrigue and suspense and while those elements exist they weren’t as apparent as anticipated Mine is book #3 in the Holton Woods series but actually the forth book when you include the novella It works as a stand alone but there is heavy character cross over especially with the novella I haven’t read a lot of Ms Dimon’s work but I have enjoyed what I have read and am looking forward to Reviewer information can be found under the Tags section of the post on our site


  6. Sandy S Sandy S says:

    4 starsABOUT THE BOOK Release Date October 6 2015She doesn’t depend on anyone for anything He intends to make her his completelyNatalie Udall thought her position at the CIA was secure—until protecting her team earned her an armed escort into certain danger Natalie can’t stand the idea of being secreted away in a cabin in the middle of nowhere especially since it means sharing close uarters with the controlling bodyguard enlisted to keep her aliveGabe MacIntosh joined the military to support his son trained as a sniper and dealt with death on a regular basis Now retired and operating a security firm his first assignment is to protect a CIA agent on the run She’s strong willed and difficult—and all Gabe can think about is exerting his domination and stripping her of every expectation she hasNatalie has no intention of giving in to Gabe’s straightforward demands of dominant sex with no attachments—even though the very idea of giving up control thrills her like nothing ever has••••••••REVIEW MINE is the third full length installment in HelenKay Dimon’s contemporary adult Holton Woods erotic romantic suspense series This is CIA operative Natalie Udall and former army sniperprivate security agent Gabe MacIntosh’s storyline MINE can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and backstory I suggest reading the series in order Told from dual third person perspectives Natalie and Gabe MINE follows two paths the first focuses on Gabe and Natalie’s building relationship while Gabe keeps Natalie in protective custody Natalie’s ‘keepers’ at the CIA have targeted our heroine for her role in protecting her team when everything went to hll With three members of her team dead Natalie is the CIA’s next potential target What ensues is a sexual relationship between Natalie and Gabe one with a possible end date when Gabe’s assignment is over The second path looks at Gabe’s troubled relationship with his eldest brother Rick a relationship destroyed eighteen years earlier by betrayal and heartbreak Present day finds Rick and Gabe in an ongoing battle that will break one brother’s heart and reassure the other about the sins of the pastThe relationship between Gabe and Natalie begins acrimoniously as Natalie is determined to prove she doesn’t need protection or a babysitter She has survived an abusive childhood dangerous CIA assignments and isn’t willing to let someone else be responsible for her survival Gabe’s assignment is to protect Natalie from the people who once protected her back and in this Gabe finds himself falling in love with his latest ‘assignment’ The graphic ex scenes are numerous erotic seductive and hotSeveral of the secondary and supporting characters crossover from previous storylines including Gabe’s youngest brother Andy who still holds out hope that Elijah Sterling Taken 25 will come to his senses and realize that Andy is the man for him But Eli is in love with Wade and Andy must come to terms with his broken heart Gabe and Andy’s brother Rick is the black sheep of the family having betrayed his brother years before Sebastian Jameson Only #2 plays a small role as the lawyer who works behind the scenes trying to negotiate with the CIA for Natalie’s freedomMINE is an entertaining storyline but fell short in the area of the possible threats against Natalie’s life The threats were negligible; the intrigue and suspense continued to build but nothing came to fruition; the action and danger were virtually non existent In the end the main focus of the story was redirected at Gabe and Rick’s relationship and the secret both men kept to protect someone they loveHelenKay Dimon’s wonderful HOLTON WOODS series continues to focus on several former CIA agents and the operation that now targets all of the former team members connected to Natalie Udall The premise of MINE is interesting and suspense filled but fell short in the action and drama; the characters are colorful animated and well developed; the romance is provocative and sexually graphic Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalleywwwthereadingcafecom


  7. Lori Lori says:

    An OK for meIt was a fun read Beards gross me out though even on a hot dude lol Some stubble is alright So needless to say couldn’t get past that


  8. Danielle Danielle says:

    I went into Mine with absolutely no knowledge of the previous books in this series and luckily that was a non issue I'm sure some of the characters overlapped but I didn't feel lost at any point That being said after reading the blurb I was expecting action suspense and danger and in reality we hardly get any of those As a contemporary romance it wasn't bad just not what I was expectingSo when this book opens up Gabe and Natalie have already known each other for a few weeks Natalie was recently let go of her position in the CIA and Gabe has been hired by her friends to protect her Things pick up rather uickly when Gabe drugs Natalie and rushes her off to a hidden locationI was really expecting some running through the forest some gunfire and of course some adrenaline induced sexy times While I didn't get everything I was expecting I definitely got the sexy times The sexual tension between these two was apparent from the get go and it didn't take long for them to give in to their desires Add in the element of seclusion in a cabin and possible danger and it was smoking hotThere was uite a bit of drama that I wasn't expecting revolving around Gabe's brother and son And of course for the sake of relationship drama Natalie plays a pretty big role in that area Luckily the big fight at the end didn't play out for too long which I can really appreciateOverall this was a good read again just not what I was expecting when I went in That being said I'm sure it'll be enjoyable for someone that's looking for a sexy contemporary romancePrint copy kindly provided in exchange for an honest review


  9. Limecello Limecello says:

    I'm offended on behalf of the book that the rating is 3somethingIt was fantastic Apparently some people were expecting gun toting running around RS but that doesn't make sense for the story and it was written how it needed to be and I REALLY LOVED IT and I even wrote about it for the FL on HH and it was one of my favorite reads in 2015A


  10. Donna Was A Scandal Donna Was A Scandal says:

    this blurb is kinda misleadingi'll explain further in my review


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