REVIEW – DIRTY LITTLE SECRET (Forbidden Desires, #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 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?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 30.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but his demeanor and harsh words seemed to bypass my brain, charging straight into that secret part of me I always kept firmly hidden. The part of me that wanted to be cherished and worshipped, to please a man so deeply I knew without a doubt was my other half.



The ”Forbidden Desires” series takes us on one woman’s erotic journey to self-awareness with two sinfully gorgeous brothers who offer her a proposition that any young single gal would find hard to turn down. For the first time in her life, Emma Bell will know what it feels like to be a beautiful woman desired by many. Emma will come to realize her need to be dominated by one very powerful and sexy alpha male who has been the object of her fantasies for the past ten months.

Emma Bell is a demure Librarian who for the past year has lived a quiet and dull life. Her last boyfriend turned out to be a monster who physically abused her. She hasn’t trusted her judgment in men so she has been hesitant to jump back into the dating game. While her love life has been non-existent, she has developed a bit of a stalkerish obsession over the gorgeous, expensive suit wearing stranger that she sees every morning at a local coffee shop. They’ve never exchanged words but merely made eye contact twice. The brief encounters at the coffee shop are the highlight of Emma’s days. Finally one morning she finds her opportunity at getting to know this stranger when he leaves his business card in the barista’s tip jar. She’s able to get the barista to give her that business card and with that bold action, she sets forth a sequence of events that will change her life forever.



Gavin Kingsley is the CEO of an exclusive online dating service that caters to very wealthy men who are looking for stunning arm candy to accompany them to many functions. Sex is not included in the escort’s services but the possibility of it is completely the woman’s decision. Gavin co-owns “Forbidden Desires” with his two brothers, Cooper and Quinn. They’ve come a long way from their impoverished upbringing and will do anything for each other. Gavin has suffered a loss that has left his heart closed off to the possibility of love until he laid eyes upon the beautiful brunette in the coffee shop.

Emma is not a risk taker but somehow she gathers the courage to go to Gavin’s office in hopes of meeting him and seeing where things go from there. She had no idea that he owned an escort service and neither did she have plans of interviewing to become one of the escorts but that’s what ends up happening. While in the office with Gavin and his brother Cooper, Emma finds herself being seduced by Gavin’s sexy voice and cool and aloof demeanor. She also finds his brother to be just as attractive and can tell he is the sweeter of the two. When they ask her to become their employee but to be the exclusive escort to only the two of them, Emma is beyond intrigued and winds up accepting the job.



For the first time in her life, she is being wined and dined at some of the poshest establishments. Emma is going to formal galas and charity events in designer evening gowns with two of the most gorgeous bachelors in Boston.

While Emma is enjoying the excitement, her conscience is wreaking havoc with her. She knows that Cooper is the better man for her. He’s charming and treats her with the utmost respect and she can tell he’s starting to develop feelings for her, but it’s the mysterious and oftentimes cold brother that always gets her heart racing. Gavin ignites a burning passion inside of Emma and has her forgetting all of her inhibitions whenever they’re together, but every time she thinks she’s getting through his cool exterior, he does something to put her at arms-length and it’s adding unwanted torture to her heart.

Can Emma commit to the arrangement she has with Gavin and Cooper? Will this woman end up coming between the two brothers? We’ll have to wait and see when the conclusion, ”DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE” is released on October 30th!


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