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Ruthless (Corcoran Team #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  146 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
What happens when the only man who can protect you is also your best customer? Find out in HelenKay Dimon's Corcoran Team series. 

Kelsey Moore looked forward to her daily visit from Paxton Weeks. Watching the broad-shouldered, quiet man led to some wonderful daydreams. But for real? That was downright dangerous…. 

It was no mistake Paxton visited Kelsey's shop every morning
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author did not disappoint with another action packed story of an alpha male protector and his love for an independent, spunky and sassy lady!

It was cute how both Kelsey and Pax both liked one another and I only wished they would have been able to have a small date or a private few minutes as it seemed like once Pax tried to save her, it was fight or flight instincts which almost got them both killed, at least she smartened up shortly after. Loved to see her dig in and help with things.

Very good book, full of action from the very beginning. Kelsey loves her coffee shop and for a bonus the last two weeks there have been daily visits by Paxton Weeks, a definitely sexy guy who has been flirting with her. When two guys try to kidnap her it's Pax who comes to her rescue and then whisks her away to protect her from the people who are after her to get to her brother. I really liked Kelsey. She had a crappy family life thanks to her con man father and has been estranged from him and h ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best things about Ruthless was how believable Kelsey was as the heroine. She's had a rough time and doesn't trust easily. She's smart and wary, and not one to let these alpha men steamroller her into doing what they want. Her actions under fire and stress are that of a tough, smart woman who's not accustomed to people trying to shoot her. She and Pax have an intense attraction that's been building for weeks, and the incredibly stressful situation they're now in has set the relationshi ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Corcoran Team series from HelenKay Dimon and it was just as fun and fast paced as the first. With how this story opens and the novel progresses, I felt it could be read as a standalone because there wasn’t too much reference to the action in the first book. Kelsey has been serving coffee at her coffee shop every day and has loved it but things started looking up even more when Pax started coming by almost two weeks ago. There’s just something about this morning tha ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a first-reads copy of Ruthless through Goodreads. I had never read anything by this author, so I read the book while keeping an open mind. Ruthless was a quick read and I enjoyed it. The characters of Kelsey and Pax were like able and believable. She's in danger but doesn't know it. He's injured from a past undercover assignment and thinks guarding Kelsey will be an easy assignment. They are attracted to each other, but have to solve a mystery and avoid dangerous killers (while fallin ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: hi-octane
I really like Dimons stories, she Is able to pack a lot into the stories. A lot of the stories that I have read in the Harlequin lines have felt incomplete, I think in part due to the shorter page length. However, Dimon's stories feel complete, that's not to say I wouldn't want to see more of the characters, but I can believe in their HEA, or at least feel that they are Happy For Now. I liked thatKelsey was strong and questioned things.she didn't immediately go along with Pax, she questioned his ...more
Debbie Heaton
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
In Dimon’s romantic suspense novel, coffee shop owner Kelsey Moore was attracted to Paxton Weeks and looked forward to his daily visits. Unknown to Kelsey, Paxton’s daily visits were to protect her from potential harm. When two robbers hold Kelsey hostage, Paxton is there to save her even though he blows his cover to do it. Now that his secret is out in the open and Kelsey really is in danger, they will reluctantly team together to fight the danger head-on.

A strong addition to the Corcoran Team
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This book was a really good and enjoyable read.
I loved the story and characterization and how everything fit in there. just beautiful..
having gotten this book through goodreads giveaways, i got to reading it as soon as it arrived on my mail.
and every second of reading it was worth it.
i loved the main heroes and they were a perfect fit for each other.
i enjoyed this book.
and i certainly do recommend it to the rest of the world.
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
After being injured, Paxton Weeks is recuperating while watching over Kelsey Moore, owner of a coffee shop. Kelsey is estranged from her family and doesn't realize bad guys are after her brother for stealing secrets. Paxton thwarts the bad guys and then is on the run with her, trying to keep her safe. Meanwhile the sparks flying between them could start World War III. Another hot read from HelenKay Dimon!
Gina Roberts
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a little slow but the characters were so interesting and played off each other so well, it was still a good read.

I like a lot of action in my books but action can't save a story if the characters are weak. On the other hand, strong characters with good interaction can save a story weak on action.
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-romance
Ironically, the secondary characters really made this book work for me. I loved the comaderie between Pax, Joel and Connor. I also really liked that Kelsey was such a strong woman. The dialogue was fun, and there was plenty of action.
Harlequin Books
"Fast-paced action, a complex plot and two strong, complicated and charming characters will keep readers turning the pages." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: Corcoran Team
Category: Suspense
Oct 03, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-new
Jul 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unable-to-finish
Guh I don't know if it's the writing or the characters, or the annoying question dodging that doesn't seem to engage the reader. I give up.

DNFed chapter 7.
Ann (Noumena12)
Enjoying the Corcoran Team series. Characters Pax and Kelsey make the story. Some of the story stretches the boundaries of what is believable...but it is fiction. And an enjoyable read.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. Although it's not the most original plot it's still an enjoyable read. There's lots of action from the start. The characters are likeable.
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
I really liked it, but there was definitely more suspense and mystery involved than the development of the romance.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Corcoran Team
Category: Suspense
Received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars really
interesting characters
fun story
witty dialogue
Mỹ Khương
Jul 25, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorites
I love the introduction and hope the book itself will be as awesome. Can't wait to read it.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Another fun read from HKD. I really enjoy reading the Corcoran Team stories. Pax is a sexy alpha, and the story is full of action and romance. I also really like the banter amongst the team members.
Amanda Conley
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it. It has a lot of suspenseful moments and some twist and turns that make it more interesting.
Leslie Young
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HelenKay Dimon is a divorce lawyer-turned-romance author. After dedicating years to helping people terminate relationships she now writes romance novels full time. Her books have earned praise, appeared on bestseller lists, won numerous awards and twice been named Red-Hot Reads and excerpted in Cosmo. She sometimes writes erotic romance, sometimes writes romantic suspense and sometimes writes cont ...more
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