Dirty Little Secret
Book 1, Forbidden Desires
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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 can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?
"A decadent push and pull between two heart-stopping men and a secret you'd never expect." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre
"Kendall Ryan's BEST BOOK YET!!! An intensely captivating cat-and-mouse game that is molten-hot and messy. I could not devour it fast enough!!! SHEER BRILLIANCE." - Bookalicious Babes Blog
"Cover to cover, this was truly a provocative treat!" - Shayna's Spicy Reads
"Sexy and alluring." - Once Upon a Book Blog
I wish I could give more than 5 stars, this book is so worth it." - Little Shop of Readers
"Totally addicted." - Two Unruly Girls
Deliciously sexy start to the series!
Oh man. This was just DELICIOUS!
What a way to start a new series! This sexy alpha billionaire romance hooked me right from the start and was a great change of pace from the rom coms I've been reading lately. Don't get me wrong. I love a good laugh, but sometimes, you need to get a little dirty ;)
Gavin and Emma both have some major emotional baggage and their experiences have left some pretty significant scars. There's a lot of push and pull between them, but once their histories come to light, it's easier to understand why. I loved that we got to be inside each of their heads (as well as Cooper's) because it really helps to understand the fears, insecurities, hopes, and desires waging battle in our character's minds. Did I agree with all the decisions our characters made? No, not at all, but that's what makes these characters so relatable. They are flawed individuals who make mistakes. When secrets are discovered, will the connection between Emma and Gavin be enough or will it rip them apart? This was a fantastic angsty read and I can't wait for the next book, Dirty Little Promise.
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
A must read!
What an amazing read!!! Emma and Gavin are completely opposites, but it totally works for them. She brings out a side to him that seems to have been lost, and shows him how to really enjoy life. My heart broke for Gavin, and the demons he seems to be chasing off. Hot, steamy, and heartfelt, this book is definitely a must read!!!
4 "Dirty Little Secret" stars!
Gavin Kingsley is a man with secrets. Dirty little secrets. Emma Bell is a reserved librarian fresh off of a terrible relationship. When she sees Gavin Kingsley the obsession begins. Does Gavin see her though?
I really enjoyed this romance. How these two meet is actually very sweet, even though it may come off a bit stalker-y. Haha. Kendall Ryan did a great job making this story a bit unpredictable. A third player is thrown in the mix, to make sort of a triangle. If you don't like triangles I would still highly recommend this one to you. Ryan handles this instance very well in my opinion. This is also a LIGHT dominate/submissive relationship. LIGHT. The story itself has some darker themes. Do I think they are triggering, absolutely not. I don't want to say too much and ruin things, so I won't. What I will say is that there is a "To Be Continued" ending, but as someone who sometimes dislikes cliffhangers I would say this one is worth reading ASAP.
All in all a great read. If you like contemporary with some dark themes, and a not so simple relationship... this is it!