Friday, December 5, 2014

Review: Too Far Gone

Too Far Gone (Hanover Brothers - Book 4) by HelenKay Dimon

Publication Date: 12/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: InterMix
Genre: Contemporary Romance
File Size: 943 KB

(Received for an honest review from InterMix)

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Books in the series

Hanover Brothers

1. No Turning Back
2. A Simple Twist of Fate
3. Long Way Home
4. Too Far Gone

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Excerpt from, Too Far Gone, courtesy of the author's website.


The Hanover brothers inherited quite a legacy from their con-artist father, including a secret they never imagined…

FBI Agent Walker Reeves came to Sweetwater, Oregon looking to settle a vendetta. His career is in shambles after years spent tracking down the Hanover brothers. He hopes to tie them to the schemes of their father Charlie—the same man who ruined Walker’s life. Unfortunately, Walker’s desire for revenge blinds him to the one chance at happiness he’ll ever get...

Even knowing that her friends would worry, art store-owner Mallory Able took a risk sleeping with Walker. She succumbed to his craving for control in the bedroom, but when reality got too tough for Walker, he bolted and left her in ruins. Now he’s returned. If Walker wants her back, he’s going to have to do some smooth talking both in and out the bedroom. And this time Mallory is in charge… 


HelenKay Dimon continues her Hanover Brothers, series with book four, Too Far Gone. Readers who have been following the series probably already know that there are now four brothers, instead of three if you count Walker and this is his story. Dimon has created a series that mult-layered with complex characters, but it all boils down to love. It will be easy for readers to get caught up in the tension reverberating from Walker, but it's the sparks that are flying with Mallory that will keep them reading!

What I liked:

I'm kind of starting this series at a disadvantage since this is the first of the four books I have read. But I have read HelenKay Dimon before and I was interested to see if she could keep up the angst and urgency that I usually enjoy in her writing. At first I will admit that I was a little lost. I knew the general premise of the story. The three Hanover Brothers, Callen, Declan and Beck have had to overcome a lot because of their father and his con-artist ways. The previous books have been about the brothers and their struggles to find love because of the way their lives have gone. 

This book however, is the story of Walker Reeves, an FBI agent who is determined to prove that they, like their father are up to no good and have been privy to all of Charlie's plans and lies. He blames Charlie for the failures in his own lives and is basically looking to take it out on the brothers. The kicker to that is that Callen and Walker are brothers. Yep, talk about family drama, that provided all of the conflict necessary to make this a great book. There was also conflict surrounding Walker's relationship with Mallory but that was of the romantic sort. When a guy just up and leaves before the afterglow wears off and doesn't return your calls, you might worry you did something wrong? I felt for Mallory, she was a great character.

Mallory and Walker's past is pretty straight forward. They hooked up, and he ran. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like him because of it. But the more I read the more I changed my opinion of him. He is one passionate guy, but he is very no nonsense. He is open and honest about his feelings and what he thinks. He might be a little on the controlling side, but he's an FBI agent, that's to be expected. I liked the fact that Dimon writes Walker as strong, independent but vulnerable where Mallory was concerned. One of my favorite parts was when he told her if she wanted this, this and this he would give it to her, whatever it took. Persistent and passionate a yummy combination.

Mallory was a girl after my own heart too. She had her own Art store, something that I would love to do myself. She found her place and she was happy in it, but she still had feelings for Walker, even though he had acted like a jerk. I loved the part where she was waiting to see him for the first time after their relationship ended. She was like, we meet again, then a punch him. LOL! That's exactly how I would feel. HelenKay Dimon did a great job of making these characters easy to relate too and a lot of fun to read about.

Bottom Line:

If book four is any indication, this is a series that I will really enjoy. Too Far Gone was both sexy and intriguing. I wanted to know more about Walker's connection to the Hanovers and more about the other brothers. I loved his connection to Mallory and his honesty. Walker was a great character. Dimon makes me want to go back and read the rest of the books, that should be testimony enough as to how much I enjoyed this one.

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I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

HelenKay Dimon is the bestselling, award-winning author of No Turning BackA Simple Twist of Fate, and Long Way Home, among other novels. Her books have been featured at E! Online and in the Chicago Tribune, and been named “Red-Hot Reads” in Cosmopolitan magazine. When not writing, she teaches fiction and romance writing at MiraCosta College and UCSD.