Monday 18 September 2017

Blog Tour & Review ~ Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

Forbidden Desires Book 1 
By Kendall Ryan 
Release Day – Sept 14, 2017


Book Description:

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan...

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide. 

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero. 

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess. 

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 30th.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“This isn’t one of your storybooks. I never promised you a happy ending.”

I am in desperate need for book two, Kennedy Ryan certainly gets the reader hooked with Dirty Little Secret. Meek and timid librarian meets sexy, alpha, dominant owner of a high-class escort agency. A coffee shop their meeting ground for months, little glances and the librarian’s vivid imagination have left her wanton for the man that never gives her the time of day, until one day, he makes his move.

Our librarian, Emma Bell goes to the same coffee shop at the same time, every day just to catch a glimpse of the handsome stranger that she cannot stop thinking about. The coffee stop is the highlight of her day even if she largely goes ignored. One day though that all changes when he leaves his business card and this opens the lines of communication.

“I thought I’d come in and see what you had to offer.”
“About nine inches of hard-”

Gavin Kingsley and his brothers started their escort agency to enable women to safely sell their services. While their business is strictly companionship they are not oblivious that sometimes their dates and their mates end up doing more. All that is important to these brothers is that everyone is vetted and the women are safe.

The attraction between Emma and Gavin is electric, but with Emma’s naivete and Gavin’s reluctance to get involved they do not make it easy on themselves. However, surrounded by the Kingsley’s Emma gets a back bone and once she sets her mind on Gavin Kingsley she will do anything to convince him they could and would work.

“I’d denied myself this simple pleasure for so long, somewhere deep down afraid of getting too attached. But, fuck it, I was already in too far. Now, I might as well see this thing through until the end.”

Both characters have a reason to be on the back foot, both have their reluctances and both, to themselves have valid reasons for their actions. Gavin’s brother, Cooper is the brains behind operation Gavma, but even he isn’t immune to Emma’s charm. This is not a love triangle, but Cooper knows Gavin better than anyone and uses his wily charms to force his hand.

“Like whether he loved me the way that I loved him. Or whether he was capable of love at all. It was that last part that made my chest ache with uncertainty.”

This was an addictive read, and for some reason, Gavin’s aloofness only made him all the more lovable. Gavin was a character I wanted to nurture, I wanted him to believe in himself and Emma and the more their relationship progresses the more “romantic” he becomes. I cannot wait for the next one, I am desperate for these two to make it.

About the Author:


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. 

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