Right Here, Right Now
HelenKay Dimon
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Right Here, Right Now
HelenKay Dimon
320 pages
March 2008
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Gabby is on a date with Reed, a sedate, even-keeled computer geek. They've been seeing each other for a while, and Gabby has decided that this is the night to take things with Reed to the next level you know, that. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to be on the same wavelength as her - in fact, he's breaking up with her! Gabby is stunned but knows that breaking up over dinner means one thing: if he gets to break up with her in public, she gets to pour wine over his head.

Reed thought that breaking up with Gabby would be the best thing to do. After all, the undercover investigation he's running is getting dangerous, and he doesn't want Gabby anywhere near the danger. So why is he sitting at the dinner table bathing in a merlot shower? Maybe he should rethink pushing Gabby away which is good because all he really wanted to do in the first place was hold her close...

I really wanted to like this book. Dimon's last book, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was a keeper for me. Unfortunately, Right Here, Right Now fell short of my expectations. I found the way Reed constantly makes decisions for Gabby, in what he believes is her best interest, rather than discussing situations with her to be grating. Likewise, I found it annoying that Gabby would seemingly chastise Reed for his behavior, claiming that she can take care of herself then failing to actually follow through. The things that made me enjoy Your Mouth so much, things like the dialogue and the steamy love scenes, are still here, but overall I wanted Right Here, Right Now to raise the bar for Dimon. I wanted to like this even more than I enjoyed Your Mouth, and instead it feels like Right Here is missing some of the charm that I have come to associate with Dimon's work. Hardcore fans will likely enjoy her latest offering, but newcomers may want to check out some of her older works first.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Jilian Vallade, 2008

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