Monday, July 3, 2017

Restrained Under His Duty (Dirty Little Secrets #3) by Stacey Kennedy (Review)

Restrained Under His Duty 

(Dirty Little Secrets #3) 

by Stacey Kennedy

An uninhibited politician’s daughter falls for her loyal bodyguard behind closed doors in this scandalous novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and Tied to His Betrayal.

As the chief of security for a prominent senator, Ryder Blackwood is stunned when an anonymous source sends him a compromising photo of his boss’s twenty-five-year-old daughter getting down and dirty in an underground sex club. If it gets out, the media firestorm could ruin her father. More troubling for Ryder is how arousing he finds the whole situation. He’s known Hadley Winters since she was a kid. And now she’s the woman in all his most private fantasies.

Wild behavior helps Hadley get through those painful, lonely nights, but she’s been waiting a long time for a man like Ryder to protect her from herself. Ryder is raw. He’s real. And he makes her feel safe. Now that they’ve both become pawns in a blackmailer’s dangerous game, there’s more at stake than her father’s political career. As the intimate threats tear apart a tender new love, Hadley is forced to trust Ryder with her life—and her heart.

I had been waiting for Ryder's story for a while, we first met him in the first book of the series, Bound Beneath His Pain, and there was just something about him that enticed me. It could have been his ruggish good looks or it could have been the fact that no matter what he is always there to help his friends out when they need him.

This was an enjoyable read but unfortunately not my favorite of the series. There was just something about Hadley and Ryder together that didn't pull me in, the chemistry was just ok for me. I totally enjoyed the sexy times don't get me wrong but I didn't feel the connection that I had felt with the other couples.

Restrained Under His Duty is the third book in the Dirty Little Secrets series but can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the series in order that way you have the back story on the secondary characters, there are events that happen in this book that may spoil things if you plan on going back and reading from the beginning.


“Next time we go anywhere remind me to bring a spare pair of panties in my purse,” she says, her amused eyes flicking to mine.
“Next time don’t look as beautiful and we won’t have a problem,” I tell her, liking the heat I find in the depths of her eyes as we pass beneath the streetlight. “Besides,” I continue, lowering my voice in the way she sensually reacts to, “we both know that I like that you can still feel me inside you. And you like that you can, too. So I say, next time, skip the panties all together.”
As expected, her eyes flare red-hot with desire. “Blackwood, you are a dirty, dirty man.”
“I accept that title with pride, sweetheart.” I take her hand in mine and kiss her palm. “And you like that, too.”

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