Tied to His Betrayal
Book 2, Dirty Little Secrets - A Dirty Little Secrets Novel
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In a dazzling novel of passion and power from the bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and the Club Sin series, a commanding man gives up his most prized possession to win back the one that got away.
Darius Bennett can’t live without supreme control. A self-made billionaire, he’s rich enough to get anything—and any woman—he wants, yet he’s still haunted by a broken relationship. Five years ago, Darius let Taylor Erikson go because he knew he could never give her what she truly wanted: his heart. But the moment Taylor walks back into his life, bruised and beaten, Darius blames himself. To make good on his betrayal, he vows to help her heal—in and out of the sheets.
Once upon a time, Darius was Taylor’s world. Now his fierce embrace is exactly what she needs to get back on her feet. But Taylor pays a heavy price for her sizzling nights with Darius. As the emotional ties become stronger than ever and the paparazzi hunt her down for their next juicy story, Taylor must face some hard truths. They can’t go back. And to move forward, the key to loving Darius isn’t about keeping his secrets—it’s about exposing them.
Tied to His Betrayal is intended for mature audiences.
Praise for Tied to His Betrayal
“I loved Tied to His Betrayal! Stacey Kennedy delivers a raw, emotional read.”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
“Sexy, intriguing and daring. . . There are no walls when the love of your life walks through your door. Darius and Taylor’s lust for each other is off-the charts hot.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin
“I would definitely recommend this book to other romance novel readers . . . I’m going to be keeping my eye on Stacey Kennedy and her future releases.”—Alpha Book Club
“I love how much this group of friends has each other’s backs. They would do anything for each other. This is a fun series to read. I am very excited for the next book to come out.”—Hine’s and Bigham’s Literary Tryst (five hearts)
“Tied to His Betrayal is a combination of emotional and erotic that Ms. Kennedy does so well and I’m now counting the days till the next book releases. Besides, I can’t wait to find out who the mole is. This is a really good place to test the waters for a newbie to the BDSM genre.”—The Sassy Bookster
“I am really enjoying this series by Stacey Kennedy. If you like interesting, complex stories, definitely check this one out!”—Kilts and Swords
Praise for Stacey Kennedy’s Bound Beneath His Pain
“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
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
This is my first Stacey Kennedy book and this was very well written. It was mature and the characters were likeable. This is the 2nd standalone in a series and I admit, I did feel like I was missing a few things since I didn't read the first book. I would recommend starting with the first. This is a series that while each book can standalone, there is a bigger picture being revealed in each book.
In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book. You learn right off that Darius and Taylor were together when he was 29 and she 19. You get flashbacks to when Darius broke things off with Taylor 5 years prior and I have to say, the reason was weak. He hid his relationship with her because he feared their age difference would cause a scandal and he would lose investors. I'm sorry but that didn't really fly with me. Rich men are known to have younger woman. I didn't like that he made her his dirty secret. To me, this spoke that he didn't really love her and she was better off without him. After judging all this, I kept reading and things started to make sense.
The more I read, the more gets revealed about what happened in the past with his father and his mom abandoning him whe he was really young. As the pieces start clicking in place the truth was, his father was a manipulative man. He had been whispering in Darius ear for years and molding him into a man that could not trust and could not allow anyone close. Despite this, Darius was still a good man and while he can love, he just didn't know how.
This storyline is a bit predictable and seems to be a favorite lately. The tortured hero who loves but pushes away until the heroine proves to be the one to break down the walls. What saves this story for me is despite all that, the author did a great job of still making me care about Darius and Taylor and I wanted to see these to make it. She also drew me in to the other key players in this series and I want to know their story as well. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Awesome follow up!
What a great follow up!!! I loved this so much. Darius and Taylor the absolute best characters I've read in a while. They are both such rich, fascinating character that you can't help be get hooked right from the start. The relationship between the two is exciting to watch unfold. They have so much history together but then so much of it apart to wade through as well. This really has hooked me to this series, I can't wait for more.
I loved it!!!
It was such a wonderful sequel to the first one. I am already ready for the next one!