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 am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it? The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9th.
So I am sitting here having a really hard time deciding how I felt about Dirty Little Secret. On one hand the premise of the book intrigued me and caught my interest and overall it was a good book. Gavin is sexy, he is broody, he is a dominant man, and can be an asshole. Basically the kind of guy I love even when I may have wanted to slap him on occasion. Then there is his brother Cooper who is his opposite and is the kind of guy we should all want. On the other hand at times I think it dragged out, I really didn’t like Emma very much and maybe it is because we got a slight glimpse of her past but not the whole picture it made me not really connect with her as much as I had hoped. The little we learned, I sympathized with her because been there done that got the divorce to prove it but she goes from meek and almost a doormat to where she gets with Gavin and his brother Cooper just didn’t play out for me quite like I had hoped. I needed to know more, I needed to understand her better and I didn’t get that.
Here is the thing though, I am invested enough to want to know what happens in the next book, maybe more will make sense and questions will be answered so I do want to read it because even though I had some issues with this book I didn’t hate it, I did overall like it. Yes there is a second book and yes there is a cliffhanger one that I really want to know what will happen next because what a way to end the book!
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries 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. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.