Thursday, September 14, 2017



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? Written in the same vein as Kendall Ryan’s New York Times bestselling and much loved international phenomenon, Filthy Beautiful Lies, Dirty Little Secret begins an erotic new series. ADD TO GOODREADS


I love Kendall Ryan and was so very excited to see this type of book coming from her. This title hooked me from the very beginning and left me eagerly awaiting the second title in this duet. There's chemistry, heat...and a cliffhanger. Normally I'm not a fan of cliffhangers but I really thought this was a good one.

I *liked* Emma. I understood her. She's presented with this unique opportunity at a time in her life when she's just getting her footing back. It was very interesting to me to see how she handled her decision and its subsequent consequences. I liked seeing her open up and rediscover herself.

Gavin is, well, hot. I'd become a coffee drinker just to be able to see him daily at a coffee shop. I liked the peeks we got into him but I was always left wanting to know just a bit more-in a good way. I was intrigued and wanted to dive into his mind to see why he behaved the way he did.

There's no denying the heat and pull between these two. At times they both want to resist but that connection is just too strong. It fascinated me to see them begin to figure each other out-only to be thrown a curveball at the end that I just didn't see coming. I need to see how these two are going to handle themselves now!

This story really did grip me. I kept pressing the kindle, hoping more words would appear. This was smartly written and well paced. It definitely left me with questions...but as it has a cliffhanger I'm ok with that. I'm eager to see what is in store for these characters next. I loved this title and recommend it.

I hate reviewing books with a cliffhanger.

Don't get me wrong, I actually love the torture of the cliffhanger. But, I have learned that everyone sees them differently. Some are really curious what happens next. Some are really focused on where it left the characters, and some want to complain with others about how much they love/hate the idea of a cliffhanger.

This books sets up all 3 quite well. There is so much going on with Gavin and Emma, that by the end of the book, you are fascinated and you are drawn in to their story. Their coffee shop flirtation feels so real, and it feels like something that could happen to any of us. I loved that. Romance is a fairy tale...but when I feel like I could be in the fairy tale, it draws me in.

This felt different to me than other Kendall Ryan titles. Her last few titles have been romantic comedies, and they were different than this one, and I love it when I feel that an author I have enjoyed is able to reinvent themselves, to write with a voice that feels different.

I am looking forward to the next one in this series and I recommend this title.



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.

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