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Everything You Need to Know

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From the award winning author of romance and romantic suspense, HelenKay Dimon comes a sizzling new story from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin.

Welcome to Need to Know—Because a Woman Can’t Be Too Informed
Dating in D.C. is like navigating an apocalyptic wasteland populated by men in expensive suits with zero mating potential. Need to Know provides all the information a s
Published October 15th 2013 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
2.5 stars.**Review completed September 12, 2013

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I was familiar with HelenKay Dimon's writing since I read and enjoyed a novella which was part of the anthology SEAL of My Dreams. Well, I thought it was a good idea to request an ARC of her upcoming novella Everything You Need to Know, and it is very unfortunate that I was wrong.

I apologize in advance for my negative review but it's best to be honest. I kid you not but I fell asleep while I was reading this story. Even though I really tried to like
Jenn Scranton
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What an interesting situation... this book is definitely different!

Honestly, I wasn't sure about it at first, but you know what? I liked it!

This book is just how you like your sex scenes:



Passion fruit, get it? Makes it safe for work, LOL

Did I say hot? Steamy? Oh, well, I'm adding hot!


Yes, that's the flash. Another poor attempt at humor.

Quick? Yes, you read that right. Everyone likes a quickie now and then!

My name is Jenn Scranton and I approve this review...
I am a tiny bit sad after finishing Everything You Need To Know by HelenKay Dimon because I have now read through all of the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads that I had on my Kindle. Y’all, these books are so perfect for when you are feeling behind on your Goodreads reading challenge and also want an ego boost for reading something so fast. While I have had mixed results so far with this line of books, I am glad I picked Everything You Need To Know for last because I genuinely enjoyed it, I liked it even bet ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: This is ANOTHER quick read that I really enjoyed; it was fun and well written. Jordan has this great website to help other single women avoid the pitfalls of the dating scene she's had to endure. Forest is a young, single, power player in D.C. While she's 'undercover' getting details on a slimeball for her site, they spot each other and despite their denials, they are TOTALLY interested in each other! With a little cat and mouse
Really 4.5 Stars

FTC: I requested this from NetGalley as I have enjoyed this author’s work before. She has been on the site before but I have no actual relationship with the author.

This line excited me when I saw it on NetGalley and I pretty much requested them all. Short, sexy novella’s by some of my favourite authors? Sign me up. This one was a lot sexier than anything I have read from HelenKay Dimon before and I enjoyed both the set up and the story.

Jordan is the CEO of the online Dating advic
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ NetGalley

Jordan McAdam owns the website Need to Know where women can get the 411 on the male dating pool in D.C. When women complain about the men they are dating Jordan does everything she can to verify the claims made against them. Her best source of information is the temp agency she uses to get close to the men in question. It’s through the temp agency she meets Forest Redder, the sexy, rich bachelor who’s not listed on her site. He’s the type of guy she hates, but there’s
Jordan secretly runs a website called Need to Know that collates reports from women about the men they date in order to help others avoid the douchecanoes. She'll often do the ground work herself to confirm/deny reports. Forest encounters her when she's assessing one of the men (Ryan) by working as a temp at his office. Sparks fly, attraction is undeniable, they start dating. Turns out they both come from dysfunctional families. When Ryan goes on the attack saying his deal with Forest fell throu ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Everything You Need To Know by Helenkay Dimon
Publisher: Cosmo Red Hot Reads (from Harlequin)
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Need to Know—Because a Woman Can’t Be Too Informed
Dating in D.C. is like navigating an apocalyptic wasteland populated by men in expensive suits with zero mating potential. Need
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Have you ever been on a date with a guy so patently rude or deliriously boring or just plain bizarre that you wished you could spare other women the trouble? Both hands up and waving right here! Or maybe I wouldn’t have. Believe it or not, I wish only the best for people, and that means giving everyone the chance to find the right person for them. Just because I find a guy boring doesn’t mean that some other woman won’t click with him right away, right? Yeah, but I also don’t want anyone to have ...more
Bree T
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
After losing her job at a law firm, Jordan McAdam picked herself back up and started Need To Know – a website that offers exclusive membership to the women of the Washington D.C area about the local eligible bachelors. Need to know if your date skimps out and leaves you with the bill? Need to know if the lines your date is feeding about wanting to settle down are genuine or just to get you into bed? Are you concerned about the friendship your date still maintains with his “estranged” wife? All o ...more
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

Jordan started one of Washington’s D.C. newest and hottest websites around, Need to Know. It’s an anonymous website where the single ladies of D.C. can log in and find out information about the bachelor men in the city. An excellent resource to weed out the crazies and keep hold of the good guys, Jordan finds herself the most popular lady in D.C. (with the ladies at least). Her temp job helps her cover her identity, all while
Margreet Asselbergs
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it

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Published: October 15, 2013, Harlequin Cosmo Red Hot Reads

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐

The dating scene in D.C. is a minefield for women. Having fallen victim to her own share of dating fails with a number of promising candidates who seemed to have potential, Jordan McAdam started up a website that allowed women to share information and compare notes on some of the city's most eligible bachelors. A
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fv
Jordan and Forest

Cute book. It read fast. My first by Ms. Dimon and I think I will be going back for more! :) Full review on Book Reviews

I have been slowly making my way through Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin. They are all novella length and have sexy, fun stories that can usually be gobbled up in one sitting. My latest one is Everything You Need to Know by HelenKay Dimon. She is a very popular author but I haven’t had the chance to pick up any of her work so I was happy to finally be ab
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I was curious about this novella simply because Jordan, the heroine, is an office temp like me. Unlike me, Jordan has an entrepreneurial spirit. After numerous bad, weird and downright frightening dates with many of DC's most eligible men, Jordan decides to start an anonymous online database called 'Need to Know' to help other single women navigate dating the business and political elite men in DC.

She meets Forest on a temp assignment when he shows up for a meeting with her creeptastic boss, Rya
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc, adult

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Normally I find that books start well and either stay that way or slowly get worse. Everything You Need to Know broke that rule. When it started it was ok but it got better as it went along instead of worse.

I think the issue I had at the beginning of this book was the whole website thing. The main character runs a website where women go to talk about their dates with men in the local area. It means you can check up on the man you are going out on a date wit
Sandy S
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars-EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW is the latest contemporary romance stand-alone storyline from author Helenkay Dimon and Cosmo Red Hot Reads. I am not sure if Helenkay has plans for any more books surrounding the premise of this particular storyline, but there are plenty more stories to tell.

The premise focuses on Jordan McAdam and her website for single women hoping to uncover the truth behind some of Washington DC’s most eligible bachelors. Need To Know is a website where members post abo
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

This was a good book. It was a funny read, I was either giggling or smirking throughout the whole thing. And with the day I have had, that was definitely needed. And let me tell you, the humor is really what made this book. Now don't get me wrong, this really was a good story and I thought the characters were great. Heck, I was even excited because the author used the word underwear instead of panties. Yes I hate, HATE that word. Sigh, b
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I shouldn’t be surprised I enjoyed Everything You Need To Know as much as I did because every time I read her she blows me away with her ability to write a novella and make it read like a full length novel. While short the characters were well developed, the plot entertaining, and the sex scenes smoldering.

Jordan McAdam is a self made woman running a website to help the women of Washington DC
Beverly Diehl
Jordan McAdam doesn't know what "her type" of man is, quite, but she knows what it's NOT: the typical business and political elite of D.C., where little flaws like concealing current wives and fiancees, and continually "forgetting" a wallet are often discovered too far into the dating process.

If only a single woman had a way of finding out what she needed to know before getting in too deep. Like the man they dubbed The Urinator, whose flaws include always speaking of himself in third person (con
Les Romantiques
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

Even if the author is translated by Harlequin France and J’ai Lu, I don’t remember having ever read one of her books. It’s with this novel that I discover her and I must say that I really liked her style but most of all the humor present in the whole novel.

I really liked the heroine, Jordan McAdam. She’s decided to create her website after the infidelity of one of her exes but she’s not embittered to th
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable novella that has some steamy hot scenes as the hero and heroine have chemistry that sizzles.

Jordan McAdams is the creator of a website that is making some waves in the D.C. area. Need to Know is a place for women to post notes about dating the most eligible bachelors in D.C. Jordan has even been known to go undercover using the temp agency she works for to make sure that when something is posted is it verified. This is where she first meets Forest, a man who makes a very big imp
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jordan McAdam has had nothing but terrible dating luck. She decided to start a website where woman can be warned if their is date is a worm or a winner. Her job as a office temp helps her check the prospective dates out but then she runs into Forest Redder on one of her temp jobs and he's taken with her. He's totally the kind of man she wants to avoid. Forest is a force to be reckoned with though and he finds out where she works and requests her
Yelania Nightwalker
Jordan es una mujer que maneja un sitio web donde saca los trapitos al sol de los solteros más codiciados de Washington. Su trabajo como temporal en oficinas, le permite estar cerca de esos solteros ricos y poder conocerlos mejor para dar esos consejitos tan escandalosos a sus clientes. Cuando conoce a Forest, el tipo del que nadie sabe nada, se siente atraída por él, pero sabe también que él es de los tipos peligrosos. Sin embargo, él termina contratándola como temporal en su empresa y ahí es d ...more
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2014, romance
Actual Rating: 3.5

I love the idea of Jordan’s website. It’s absolutely necessary these days, especially for online daters. It would be great to know which ones are duds before even really giving them a shot. Although, I do think one is needed for each gender cause there are equally crazy/craptastic women out there as there are men. With that said, I liked Jordan and Elle and their banter. I could easily see myself hanging out with them having a glass of wine. Those moments and the website inform
Becky Condit
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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“You think I’m going to have sex with you in Wen’s office just so you can work me out of your system?” The door shut with a crack. “I’m really hoping the answer to that question is no, or there will not be enough bleach in the world to get me back in that chair”. She hadn’t even realised anyone came in until she peeked around Forest and stared into her temporary boss’s eyes, bright with amusement.

I to
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**HelenKay Dimon is a personal friend so take this review however you’d like.**

Everything You Need to Know by HelenKay Dimon was my introduction to the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads series and I loved it! By night Jordan is the head of the D.C. website, Need to Know, that rates the hottest bachelors and shares their secrets and bad habits. By day she’s been serving as an office temp to integrate herself in the offices where the men work to validate what’s being said about them. One of the hottest prospect
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Everything You Need to Know by HelenKay Dimon
A, blaze, no kink, contemp, 105 pages

Jordan owns a website that shares the nitty-gritty about all the bachelors and playboys of our nation's capital with all the single women looking for love.  Forest is the owner of a large company, and more importantly, a mystery.  Nobody knows anything about him or his love life (past or present).  So for Jordan, it started out with a good healthy dose of attraction with the excuse of getting the down low for her w
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
After being burned ten times too many, Jordan McAdam with her best friend developed a single woman's best chance at finding the right guy, a website called "Need To Know". A member can request information on DC's most eligible and get the recon if something just seems to be good to be true, of course no one knows that the woman who works as a temp is the owner of the site.

When Forest Redder shows up at her current temp job, Jordan is intrigued by the broody man and although he is hotter than sin
Ashley Nelson
2.5 stars. With the exception of Sylvia Day, not sure these Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin are too good. This book left me wanting more, because I liked the main setup, but ultimately I found it underdeveloped both in character and plot. I wanted more on the dating info website theme. The short blurbs about site questions at the start of each chapter were very witty; I really wish there had been more of that within the story. I couldn't buy into the way the guy met the girl, and then immedia ...more
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars - I just wish it was longer!

This novella centers around Jordan McAdams who works temporary office jobs, but at night is the founder of a website that allows DC women to share information on the men they are dating. She is trying to help women in her area wade through the lemons in the dating scene and find the gems, when she herself isn't sure she is meant to have a relationship.

A great easy read that comes out in October - there is great witty dialog, some heart racing intimate scen
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