That was 50 Shades the remake. But I did enjoy it.
Dirty Little Secret
Kendall never disappoints. I was all in from jump. The story line along with the characters are wonderful and it was enjoyable way to spend my Friday night reading this fabulous book. Thank you for delivering like you always do!
This book left me speechless, I was left with only the feels!!
By Crystal's Book World
THIS BOOK left me with my heart racing. I can not believe what was happening at the end when I had thought Gavin and Emma had finally worked things out. Cooper ( and yes I do believe by accident) ends up spilling the beans about the past. I knew it was hidden, but I did not see it coming. Okay so what am I blabbering about here?
Well I just literally finished reading Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan. So forgive me having my thoughts all over the place. This will happen to you. You will be left speechless. You will be craving to know what is going to happen next. Starting from page one, I knew instantly that the title of this book held up to its name. I was not sure if this story was going to give us an ugly love triangle situation. Instead it was more heartbreaking. I loved the POV's we get from Cooper, Emma, and Gavin. I truly want to believe Cooper is a good guy. Just a little lost and yearning for Emma's love. He is Emma's comfort place. She seems to call on him when she is not sure she can trust Gavin. Oh and our Gavin is so damaged and craves control that I want to give him anything he wants and keep him safe! He is experiencing new feelings and having a hard time keeping it together.
I am rooting for Gavin and Emma. I love Cooper, but I believe his person is still out there waiting. The ending scared me a bit and I am not sure how Emma will be able to truly trust Gavin. Dirty Little Secret will have you blood racing, heart pounding, and you will get a little over heated with the sexy scenes we get. And there a few HOT SEXY scenes in this book. I am still swooning over these men and keeping my fingers cross that it is not over for Gavin and Emma. Happy reading friends!!!
Absolutely worth it
Don't even hesitate. This is my favorite romance of the year. Add in mystery suspense brothers and sex-- yes! I'm sold!
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
By Lynn B888
4 1/2 STARS!
Emotionally raw and tantalizing! I was hooked on the Kingsley brothers immediately! Yes, they are bad boys running a questionable business, but man are they hot! The character connection is explosive and leaves us gulping as we turn to the next page. Warning ... there is a cliffhanger! The good news is, the 2nd part of the series is out only a couple of weeks after the first, so it's a short time to wait for the conclusion. Great characters with an okay plot ... it's not super deep, but that's not really what you're looking for with this style of book. Looking forward to "Dirty Little Promise"!
Naive librarian Emma Bell's last relationship and break-up was brutal, so she's been lying low being single for awhile ... well, except for Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome that she's been sort of stalking at the coffee shop every morning for months now!
Gavin Kingsley runs a majorly successful business with his brothers. He's serious and demanding and used to getting what he wants in life. She doesn't think he's noticed her ... but he has ... and finally he leaves a little calling card to see if she takes the next step. Will she run for the hills when she learns all of his dirty little secrets?
Sexy new characters in a new series from one of my faves!
What an amazing start to a new series from Kendall Ryan!!
Dirty Little Secrets is a sexy, darker romance about Emma, the sexy librarian with a bad dating history, and Gavin Kingsley, the CEO and co-owner of Forbidden Desires. Emma is a great character. She is a bit unsure, but capable. She's been lusting after Gavin for a year but has never said a word to him. She is quiet at first, but gets stronger as the book goes on. Gavin is dark, delicious and alpha. He likes control, needs control and he wants Emma, but he denies himself because of things that happened in his past.
So, here's the thing... full disclosure, this book is written from three perspectives (Emma, Gavin and his brother, Cooper). There is a love triangle of sorts (but not really. You'll understand when you read the book). The books allude to the possibility of a D/s relationship and Gavin is always in control when it comes to sex. I know some people do not like love triangles, but Kendall Ryan uses this for mainly plot development and I believe to set up Cooper's up coming story.
We get Kendall Ryan's flowing and emotional writing style, complex and interesting characters and a developing plot that does end on a cliff-hanger (and it's a doozy). There is even a bit of suspense/mystery that will carry over to the next book. I love how Kendall Ryan develops a set of characters that you feel you have to have more of.
I loved this new book! I'm emotionally invested in Gavin and Emma and finding out how their story will wrap up. This is a definite must read!
5 Infectious Stars!
By Kelly_BTC Blog
What could I possibly say that would do this review justice with how extraordinarily amazing this book is?
Dirty Little Secret radiates lust, passion, and mix of dark curiosities and desires that leave a powerful impression on the reader!
Kendall Ryan delivers another scintillating and seductive must-read that's quite different from what we've come to love from her. Dirty Little Secrets is the type of book that you'll dive head first into, and one you won't be able to put down. Provocative, enticing, and mysterious, this story is a romance truly unlike others. The characters, the storyline, and the emotions all coincide in an intense foray that leave readers grasping for more.
Powerful, dominating, and alluring, Dirty Little Secrets is a scorching hot love story that will provoke your inner vixen.
5 Infectious Stars!
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!
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!!!
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*