Monday, July 30, 2018

Book Review: 'Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires Book 1)' by Kendall Ryan

Texas author Kendall Ryan is a very popular romance writer – ‘I believe every reader deserves a hot hero and a happy ending.’ She has written over sixty books and is frequently on the bestseller lists of New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET is Book 1 of her exciting series FORBIDDEN DESIRES and it ranks as a ‘wowzer!’ Kendall offers a peak at her story in a brief author’s note – ‘Gavin Kingsley burst into my life in a sharp and unexpected twist of fate. You know his type—arrogant, dangerously handsome, and impossible to ignore. Something dark within him calls to the shadows inside me. I long for the kind of heart-wrenching passion I’ve only read about, and his tragic past reads like one of my favorite literary classics. Raw. Visceral. Captivating. Together, we’re a perfect mess. The deeper I fall into his world, the more I crave him like a drug—he pushes every boundary I have, and challenges everything I thought I wanted. I want to unlock his heart. I want his dirty secrets. But in the end, will he be the blade that cuts me . . . or the bond that makes my life complete?’

The synopsis outlines the story well without giving away the ‘secret’. - ‘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?’

Hot and erotic and very beautifully written, Kendall once again proves she has what it takes to remain at the top of the ladder. Grady Harp, July 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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