Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan | Book Review

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Forbidden Desires Book 1

By Kendall Ryan


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?

Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires, #1)Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Secrets can be kept, but sooner or later, they come out in the open and Kendall Ryan knows how enticing dark secrets are for her readers..

➳A story filled with passion, dark secrets, and fulfilling angst that keeps you on your toes, Kendall Ryan has brought the suspense romance that I have been missing. Ever since I read the Filthy Beautiful Lies: The Series, I knew that Kendall is capable of the kind of romance that applies suspense and graceful chemistry. Gavin Kingsley is a man that possess an abundance of power, along side with his two brothers, Quinn and Cooper. The three of them own a company that acquires desire for those who seek it and can comply to it. That’s where Emma Bell comes in the picture… well, sort of. Though her and Gavin “met” at a coffee shop, and have caught glances at each other through the days they both get coffee, there is something intriguing about Gavin that Emma wants to know about. However, she is an individual with the whole cliche aspect of a librarian: shy, modest, and curious about life even though she does not endure it. After an “incident” that leads her to Gavin’s office and her finding out what kind of business he is involved with, she is curious on what he can “show” her.

➳After doing the final introductions, and meeting another Kingsley brother, Emma is more intrigued on their “proposal” and wants to be a part of it just get closer to Gavin, even though Cooper is somewhat getting interested in what Emma has to offer. She is a light into the darkness that Gavin needs, especially with the past that he has had before. Cooper wants in on what she has to offer, and somewhat Emma finds his affections as a friendly demeanor. To him though, it’s different. Gavin on the other hand, wants to act as if he is not affected by Emma’s emotional frontier, however, she has the power to make his knees weak and fall to her worship and power. He is hard to please and also very hard to let his guard down.

➳After rehashing each other’s feelings towards each other, and Gavin admitting it, Emma finds the truth about his past. Something that has her questioning whether she should be with him or not. Gavin, being the man in control, is conflicted about the things he feels for her, but deep down he knows he needs to have her in every essence;

“She was all wrong for me. Innocent where I was hardened, and sweet where I was rough. She’d want a tender lover, someone who was gentle and took his time warming her up, not some asshole who’d shove al nine inches in just to watch her gasp and struggle for breath…”

➳Emma can be described as someone who has a two personality life. During the day, she becomes the shy librarian that everyone seems to respect. But at night, she becomes the seductress that makes every man kneel at her feet, though she does not know the kind of will power she possess with her beauty. To her eyes, Gavin is the saint that no one can seem to touch, not even his brothers can decipher him.

“I was a doe and he was a lion, stalking toward me with determined strides that made my knees go weak, even as I sat in my chair…”

➳Knowing of Gavin’s past, Emma runs to the other brother that welcomes Emma with open arms. This is not a menage a trois story that will have you undecided on who the female character will pick. This is a story that has confrontation and compassion towards one human being to another, something that Kendall Ryan does an incredible job at describing. It is no news that there is a cliffhanger in this book because the second book has a description on what is to come, and honestly? I am TOO anxious to find out what happens. Kendall Ryan has done yet again a marvelous job at bringing back the angst in romance we have all been looking for, and myself, have been missing!

The Forbidden Series:
Dirty Little SecretDirty Little PromiseTorrid Little AffairTempting Little TeaseNaughty Little Scandal

ARC kindly provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review…

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts 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.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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