Review Tour: Dirty Little Promise: Kendall Ryan

by - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dirty Little Promise 
(Forbidden Desires #2)

Kendall Ryan
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Release Date October 9, 2017

Conflicted in the depth of her feelings for bad boy Gavin Kingsley, lonely librarian Emma Bell knows he’s all wrong for her—yet the heart wants what it wants.

But if she gives into his dark, erotic desires will she lose herself completely? 

Passion, drama and suspense combine in the highly-anticipated conclusion to Emma Bell’s love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same. 

This is book two in the series, following Dirty Little Secret.

This follows Dirty Little Secret and gives us answers and the fall-out to the cliffy in book 1. But it also throws a helluva lot more challenges at Emma, Gavin, and Cooper.

Emma is smart and sassy librarian with simple tastes. Gavin is broken, broody, controlling, and scared of being vulnerable and of  loss. Cooper is the more easy-going, charming, dependable brother. Emma is stuck in the middle with the two brothers interested in her--one with a checkered past and more guards up, and one that would be easy to love. But only one can win her heart, so someone is bound to get hurt.

There are some continued internal struggles and fears with all of them and also various external complications and drama they have to wade through. The past can always return. Personal attacks can come in various forms. Choices need to be made. Priorities might need to change. But they are also beginning to open up, share, and admit feelings. But with that comes exposure of pain, secrets, and fear of rejection and increased vulnerability. I loved seeing under Gavin's layers more and Cooper was already more of an open book. These two brothers could not be more different. But Gavin also has some more specific needs that Cooper does not. 

The Kingsley brothers are getting used to bad situations ruining things for them just when they think things have turned around. And they have plenty to deal with in this one. And Emma has to decide how she feels about all of the information and threats coming at her and what she is going to do about it. 

Will Emma ultimately win the heart of her own personal Prince and get her HEA? Or will she be destroyed in the chaos that comes with the Kingsleys?

This one had secrets, passion, suspense, jealousy, and drama. But we finally got the answers we have been wondering about. It ties up Emma's duet, and the next one will be about the brother who did not end up with her, and the fourth book will be about their other brother, Quinn, who had to play the role of mediator more in this book.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.



Forbidden Desires Book 1

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?


Forbidden Desires Book 3 

The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out. 

My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…

But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun. 

Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?

I have a feeling those might do the trick.


Forbidden Desires Book 4 

Quinn Kingsley finally gets his turn in Tempting Little Tease Releasing March 19, 2018


Forbidden Desires Book 5 

The series finishes with a bang in this final standalone in the Forbidden Desires Series releasing May 2018 


Free Teaser story available....
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.

A lonely librarian desperate to experience the kind of passion she's only read about in her favorite literary classics. One handsome stranger with a tragic past. A chance meeting that will change their course of their lives forever. . .  

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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