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 30th.
Forbidden Desires is the perfect name for Kendall Ryan’s new series because the things that Emma Bell yearns for from Gavin Kingsley, a man who is as cold and arrogant as he is suave and sexy, should not be what she craves, not only because of the secrets that lurk beneath his controlled façade or the darkness that resonates from his cocky demeanor but a combination of those characteristics, his tortured past, and his isolated present.
Kendall Ryan constructs an intriguing world – one that walks a fine line due to the kind of services the Kingsley brothers’ company provides – and then once Emma is introduced to these alpha males and gets a sense of who they are, especially two of them, we as readers are allowed an insider’s look at not only the ins and outs of how the company is run and the clientele they serve, but also why the business was formed in the first place and how what they do and who they protect hits closer to home than most realize because the Kingsley siblings aren’t ones to share their personal backstories with many people.
Gavin, Cooper, and Quinn Kingsley aren’t easy men to figure out, either is Emma for that matter, and even though Dirty Little Secret focuses more on Gavin than the other brothers, all three play a pivotal role in their company as well as each other’s lives and Cooper is definitely a lifeline for Emma as she tries to maneuver her way not only around the new world she finds herself in due to her curious mind but also the enigma that is Gavin Kingsley and the emotions and truths that lay just beneath the surface…the same ones she seems to be slowly unearthing the closer they get to becoming more than strangers or even friends.
I adore all of Kendall Ryan’s stories, but there’s something about the ones that take place in an erotic setting and have characters who hold their true selves back from both the other characters and readers, only allowing people to see what they want them to see, so the conclusion to Gavin and Emma’s story is bound to be revealing in any number of ways.
4.5 Poison Apples
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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