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Bound Beneath His Pain

Book 1, Dirty Little Secrets - A Dirty Little Secrets Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


The USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin novels kicks off a deeply sensual new series by introducing readers to Micah, a man who takes what he wants—until he meets the one woman he needs.
Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. He keeps his dark side hidden away from the press, who will chase down any hint of scandal. He’s always in command of his world, careful to expose his closely guarded secrets only to those he knows he can trust. Then Allie Bennett shakes his legendary discipline. She’s beautiful, pure, untainted. But is Micah willing to sacrifice her innocence for his own selfish obsessions?
When that sexy smile makes her body burn, Allie tries with all her might to ignore it. For one thing, Micah’s her new boss. For another, he’s as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives in to his dangerous games. She knows he’s got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she’s willing to go to light the way for love.
Bound Beneath His Pain is intended for mature audiences. 
Praise for Bound Beneath His Pain

Bound Beneath His Pain is a read that will sweep you in and captivate you. Micah and Allie had me rooting for them, and, simultaneously, I was getting more invested in the secondary characters’ lives, wondering whose story will be next.”—The Book Cellar
“Hot, hot, hot . . . I really loved reading this book.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“Five stars . . . Easily one of the best books I have read this year.”—Nice Ladies, Naughty Books
“I cannot wait for the next book. . . . I give this five stars for not only being a smoking hot read but one filled with so many emotions I cried.”—Sportochick’s Musings
“This new series is off to a great start. The characters are really likable. I think this book had just the right amount of sex, drama and intrigue.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

“Amazing start to a hot new series! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more. This story is rich, with a seductive hero, a smart heroine, and secrets that will have you turning the pages.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild

“My first book from Stacey Kennedy and I have to admit that I’m adding all of the others [to my to-read] list as I write this review . . .  Yeah it was that good! . . . A beautiful love story about letting go of your past mistakes and forgiving yourself.”—The Secret World of Book Lovers

“I’m certainly looking forward to the next book in the series.”—Somewhere Lost in Books

“With a dominant alpha male hero who’s also tender and caring, Bound Beneath His Pain gets this series off to a sizzling start!”USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

“Woo-hoo! Another Club Sin book! Stacey Kennedy’s books are like a rum truffle surrounded by dark chocolate—decadent and delicious!”USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

“I had a great time reading Bound Beneath His Pain.”—The Jeep Diva

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 06, 2016 – Kennedy's by-the-numbers erotic workplace romance set in present-day San Francisco begins a series exploring the rich, powerful men of the dramatically named Dominants' Council. Kennedy diligently parades a series of standard tropes past the reader. Billionaire businessman Micah and real estate agent Allie are instantly, viscerally attracted to each other but keep multiple important secrets, including Micah's undercover ownership of a sex club. Self-involved Micah sees no barrier to a sexual relationship with Allie, even though she's his employee; career-minded Allie briefly worries about tabloid fame if she agrees to date him, but is ultimately swayed after briefly witnessing Micah's softer side. Micah's self-hatred soon dominates their relationship until Allie accidentally uncovers his deepest secret. Her understanding and research are luckily sufficient to entice Micah into sharing his true desires and saving their bond. The kink isn't particularly intense and why mention a sex club if it barely features in the story? but fans of mild erotica will find this story reasonably satisfying.

Customer Reviews

Dirty Little Secrets series is starting out HOT

Having been a huge fan of the Club Sin series I was so excited to see this new series coming to fruition. I actually got giddy when I saw the Club Sin tie in because that will always be one of my favorite series so to see it's connection here kind of validated the book for me. I was completely blown away by this first installment of this new Dirty Little Secrets series. Micah and Allie are freaking awesome together!! They each play off of the others strengths and make each other a little better going forward. I have found that sometimes I have trouble with a dual POV book because it can get confusing at times but not in this one. The book is so well written that it wasn't hard to keep up with and the cross over from one POV to the next was smooth and distinguishable. I'm not sure that anything will ever get above my Club Sin love but this one is starting out like it will give it a run for it's money!

Wonderful story, with such fun and complex characters

This new series by Stacey Kennedy is off to a fantastic start. I really enjoyed her Club Sin series but she really kicked it up a notch with this one.

Allie Bennett may come from a family of money, but she chooses to not use her trust fund and instead works as a real estate agent to provide for herself, while not letting anyone know of her wealth. When her company, Richardson's is bought out by Holt Enterprises she is not certain what this will mean to her career. Allie arrives late to work, as usual, and finds out her and her assistant, Liv, are offered new positions at Holt and she is relived. When her tardiness is called out by a smooth, silky voice behind her, Allie turns around to stare into Micah Holt's bluish-gray eyes and is mesmerized. This first introduction was fun and Allie has no idea what is about to hit her! Micah is completely enamored by her and just has to have her! I loved the cat and mouse game that these two played with each other. It was so delicious and fun! It was enjoyable watching these two characters, who both had secrets they were keeping, being drawn to each other in ways that neither of them ever imagined. Allie is a sweet, innocent person who just explodes with pure light while Micah has a darkness about him based on events from his past. It was fun watching these two give each other things that neither of them even realized that they needed. Overall, this was a wonderful story, with such fun and complex characters and I really cannot wait for the next book!

Awesome book!

I received this Arc for an honest review. Great book! It's about Micha, a self made "broken" billionaire who buys a real estate agency. He hires Allie, a top notch agent from the new company. From the moment they meet there is smoking chemsitry. However, Allie never dates rich men. This is explained in the book. Allie, herself is rich but leads a down-to-earth life. And that's what kind of man she is looking for. But Micha wants Allie and he'll do whatever it takes to get her. But he has dark secrets that no one knows about. Their chemsitry is off the charts hot! The story line is very intriguing. You don't know what Micha is hiding until the end. The secondary characters are great. The ending is somewhat of a cliffhanger. A great one at that! A hot, intense, mesmerizing book!

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Bound Beneath His Pain
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jul 05, 2016
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 275 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Dirty Little Secrets
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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