Restrained Under His Duty
Book 3, Dirty Little Secrets - A Dirty Little Secrets Novel
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An uninhibited politician’s daughter falls for her loyal bodyguard behind closed doors in this scandalous novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and Tied to His Betrayal.
As the chief of security for a prominent senator, Ryder Blackwood is stunned when an anonymous source sends him a compromising photo of his boss’s twenty-five-year-old daughter getting down and dirty in an underground sex club. If it gets out, the media firestorm could ruin her father. More troubling for Ryder is how arousing he finds the whole situation. He’s known Hadley Winters since she was a kid. And now she’s the woman in all his most private fantasies.
Wild behavior helps Hadley get through those painful, lonely nights, but she’s been waiting a long time for a man like Ryder to protect her from herself. Ryder is raw. He’s real. And he makes her feel safe. Now that they’ve both become pawns in a blackmailer’s dangerous game, there’s more at stake than her father’s political career. As the intimate threats tear apart a tender new love, Hadley is forced to trust Ryder with her life—and her heart.
Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s seductive Dirty Little Secrets novels:
BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY
“A hot new series! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild
“Stacey Kennedy’s books are like a rum truffle surrounded by dark chocolate—decadent and delicious!”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt
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CLAIMED | BARED | DESIRED | FREED | TAMED | COMMANDED | MINE
Praise for Restrained Under His Duty
“With explosive chemistry and a hero to swoon for, Restrained Under His Duty is a perfectly kinky romance to get lost in!”—New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren
“Their first encounter will leave you breathless. . . . I re-read it a couple of times! Looking forward to reading the fourth book, Cuffed by His Charm.”—Books & Boys Book Blog
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. . . . The pacing of this story is fast and exciting, making it hard to put this book down till the very end.”—Alpha Book Club
“Stacey Kennedy stories are always well written and she as a knack for getting you to feel what her characters are feeling. . . . I am dying to read Gabe’s story! Bring it on!”—The Jeep Diva
“This is one of those series that I just cannot help but fall in love with. With each book, I find myself even more addicted to the characters and their stories.”—Once Upon a Book Blog
Restrained Under His Duty is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Romance and intrigue
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY is the third book in the Dirty Little Secrets series and each book is a stand-alone. This is the first book I have read in this series and now I want to read the first two books, too. This story is full of intrigue, mystery, nonstop action and lots of steamy scenes.
Hadley Winters’s father is a senator and Ryder Blackwood, a multi millionaire who owns his own security company, heads up security for the senator. The senator is like a surrogate father to Ryder and he will do whatever it takes to keep the senator and his family safe. Ryder is in love with Hadley, the senator's daughter but feels it is best to keep his distance from her. Ryder and Hadley have a few things going against them, including their ten year age difference.
Hadley is easy to like but she is also full of contradictions. Even though her family is wealthy and her father is a senator, she is down to earth and a nice person. Hadley is dealing with some issues and she continues to feel guilty for things that happened in her past.
Ryder Blackwood is a protective, alpha male, my favorite type of hero.
He takes his job seriously and he is loyal and always tries to do the right thing. Ryder is a former Army Ranger and has learned he can't trust anyone, except the few people close to him. He cares about Hadley, is protective of her and tries to stay away from her, but just can't seem to help himself from wanting her. They are a perfect match, Ryder likes to dominate and Hadley loves to submit to him. These two have explosive chemistry together.
I liked Ryder and Hadley together. Unfortunately, there are so many other things going on and there is little time for them to be together. Ryder is working hard trying to track down the person who is after Hadley. Time is running out they have to find the person who is threatening her. This is an intense story. Great fast moving plot with lots of interesting characters and sizzling chemistry.
Stacey Kennedy is becoming one of my must read authors. This is my second series I've read of hers and I've loved everything I've read so far. Restrained Under His Duty is book three in a set of standalone series that focus on each couple but connect all books in a bigger plot. I would recommend starting with book 1.
The bigger plot is about a group of friends and secret business partners in a sex club that have been targeted. They've discovered that someone is spying on them and feeding personal information about them to the tabloids. They need to find this person before their involvement or the member of the sex club gets exposed.
In this book, Ryder and the Senator's daughter, Hadley are being targeted. Ryder is the Senators head of security and in love with Hadley but will not give in to his attraction due to his sense of honor. When Ryder is threatened with a leak of a video of her to ruin her fathers career, Ryder can no longer stay away.
Ryder might have just become my favorite in this series. He's very honorable and his need to protect Hadley showed how much he really loves her. Hadley, despite putting herself in compromising situations (Senator's daughter, hello???) is a heroine I enjoyed reading about. She was upfront and honest about what she wanted from Ryder. Dealing with his constant rejection and pain from a past trauma is how she got her self in these compromising situations.
The plot was fast paced and had me hooked. I really enjoy a good suspense storyline when you can't predict what's going to happen next. I'm really looking forward to Gabes book next. ARC provided by Netgalley.
I really enjoyed this one! It's very well written and the characters are intriguing. The sex is seriously hot and the twists and turns in the story kept things interesting. There's also a nice pace to the story making it one you don't want to miss.
Ryder Blackwood never realized that providing security for a very public senator could bring so much trouble with it. Trouble in the name of Hadley Winters, the senators daughter. He tries to stifle the attraction he feels when it comes to Hadley but some things are too strong to ignore. As their relationship begins to form they found themselves in so very dangerous situations and Hadley has to depend on Ryder for more than she ever imagined.