Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE by Kendall Ryan!

    My Review: Okay, I don't know what to do with this one. I'm torn. I loved the first book, gave it five stars. And there are parts of this book that felt just as good. But there were more parts that made this one feel like the author lost her way. I really want to list my issues, but I won't do that to you guys - I refuse to spoil things for other readers. I will say - what the heck is up with Sonja? That storyline was just... so out of left field.

As great as Emma and Gavin's relationship was to read about in book one, it just felt awkward in this book. Like all the plot twists thrown at them were either dumb/came out of nowhere, or were resolved too quickly. But there were still some good points. Kendall Ryan knows how to write the steamy scenes, and she doesn't fail to deliver - in fact, I don't think she can write a scene that doesn't fog up my glasses. And the relationship between the brothers remains complex enough that I'm desperate for more. Cooper! I need more Cooper.

Cover Lovin': Yum!

Recommendation: This is a direct sequel. You *NEED* to read book one, Dirty Little Secret, first.

Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (3/5)! Good, but felt like the plot itself was confused. I'm addicted enough to the family to be desperate for more, so there's clearly something special about the series.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

  Conflicted in the depth of her feelings for bad boy Gavin Kingsley, lonely librarian Emma Bell knows he’s all wrong for her—yet the heart wants what it wants. But if she gives into his dark, erotic desires will she lose herself completely? Passion, drama and suspense combine in the highly-anticipated conclusion to Emma Bell’s love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same. This is book two in the series, following Dirty Little Secret.    

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          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?   Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo     A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts 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. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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