Dirty Little Secret - Kendall Ryan

Dirty Little Secret

By Kendall Ryan

  • Release Date: 2017-09-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 105 Ratings)

Description

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?

"A decadent push and pull between two heart-stopping men and a secret you'd never expect." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre

"Kendall Ryan's BEST BOOK YET!!! An intensely captivating cat-and-mouse game that is molten-hot and messy. I could not devour it fast enough!!! SHEER BRILLIANCE." - Bookalicious Babes Blog

"Cover to cover, this was truly a provocative treat!" - Shayna's Spicy Reads

"Sexy and alluring." - Once Upon a Book Blog

I wish I could give more than 5 stars, this book is so worth it." - Little Shop of Readers

"Totally addicted." - Two Unruly Girls

Reviews

  • I’m loving me some Gavin!

    4
    By Stoned CC
    First off, I meant to give it 4.15 stars but obviously it’s not an option to rate with anything but whole #s when it comes to star ratings. Anyway, I totally love Gavin’s hot dominant personality-(& lust) over it too (; I just wish the sexual scenes in the books were more realistically BDSM in their style; He just came off as having a dominant personality during sex, not as an actual Dominant in a scene with his sub. Also, I felt Emma whined a tad much. I mean come on! You’ve got two gorgeous & great men wanting to be with you yet the feeling I got was that she complained about it a lot. Other than those complaints of mine I really enjoyed this book & the 2nd one as well! Can’t wait till the 3rd one! 💋😘😉😚
  • Sexy & Exciting

    5
    By KPMe1
    This was so unexpectedly good! At first I thought it would just be ok but what a shock it turned out to be! The characters were deep, exciting, sexy and just really surprising. I can't wait to read more in this series.
  • 3.5 stars

    4
    By Cath_87
    That was 50 Shades the remake. But I did enjoy it.
  • Dirty Little Secret

    5
    By Greenlikethecolor
    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!!

    5
    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

    5
    By BookishBabe89
    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

    5
    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!

    5
    By Mrsdiddy
    4.5 Stars! 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!

    5
    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!

    4
    By Mbohle15
    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!

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