Type: Erotica, Romance with a MAJOR cliffhanger
ARC from NetGalley
Release Date: September 14, 2017
Available @ Amazon
Reviewed by 2shay
Rating: 4 Stars….which surprised the heck out of me!
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?
The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 30th.
Book Review By 2shay…………
This was a pleasant surprise. I’m not opposed to reading erotica, but I’m not a huge fan, either. I thought the book description was…alluring. Ha! Anyway, I was prepared to give the story a fair chance because I have so many friends who are huge fans of Kendall Ryan. I was not, however, quite prepared to become so invested with the characters.
Our heroine, Emma, is a librarian. Her last relationship was brutal. Since that relationship ended, she has relegated herself to reading her favorite literary favorites and romances, having virtually no social life…with one minor exception. The hot guy who has been starring in her fantasies for over a year, the guy who shows up every morning at the coffee shop just happens to leave his business card behind. After a year! They haven’t spoken a word.
Emma is beautiful, and our hero, of a sort, Gavin, has definitely noticed. He leaves his card behind on purpose, hoping she will and hoping she won’t take the hint and contact him at work. Gavin is an anti-hero, to me. His business, Forbidden Desires, is…ahem…a high end, exclusive escort service. Yep. He’s a pimp with a heart. He and his brothers, Cooper and Quinn, supply “dates” for the rich and famous, mostly for fancy events where having a beautiful woman by his side makes a powerful man seem irresistible.
I wanted to be offended. I did. But…I wasn’t. As I learned more and more about the brothers and their motivations, I felt a lot of compassion for them. All three are pretty sweet guys, in their own ways. Emma is a sweet heart, and all the brothers recognize that.
Okay, here’s the rest of my thoughts. Have you read Fifty Shades Of Grey? If so, you will see some similarities. Surprise date in a helicopter, for one. There are a few others, but nothing too obvious. Being a huge fan of the Fifty Shades books, I spotted several. It didn’t bother me in the least. Ms. Ryan is a fabulous writer and storyteller. I enjoyed every page. I like the multiple points-of-view and the smooth flow of the story. There isn’t a lot of sex, but what’s there is explicit, so be prepared for that. As a final thought, I think anyone who loves romance will fall in love with these beautifully developed characters. Honestly, this story probably deserves 5 Stars…but…wait!…CLIFFHANGER! I just can’t do another star with a major cliffhanger, and it’s a beauty! The next book, Dirty Little Promise, is due in October, so not a long wait. In the meantime, grab a copy and…