Review: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

Posted August 2, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 6 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan
Dirty Little Secret

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Series: Forbidden Desires #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 14, 2017
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Love triangles and cliffhangers….sigh…not my favorite things, but this will rivet you from page one.


Emma gets her coffee from the same coffee shop each day before going into the library where she works. She hopes for a glimpse of a man she fantasizes about, but knows is out of her league. His name, no she doesn’t know, but that doesn’t minimize her attraction to him. When he leaves his business card where she can find it, knowing he wants her to find it, Emma finds out more of the secret of. Gavin Kingsley. CEO of an exclusive escort agency. She knows she should just throw away the card and forget him, but she can’t and takes a chance.

Appearing at the agency in a sexy as Hell outfit to meet Gavin only to be interviewed to be an exclusive escort for Gavin and his brother Cooper. Well out of her element, Emma is turned on by the taboo of being an escort, but also enticed by the money that will help renovate the home she inherited from her grandmother. She should say no, but she only says yes.

Gavin and Cooper are total opposites. Gavin is a brooding man, letting his past lead him down his unhappy life, but he is also a dominant and passionate man. Emma is drawn to mysterious nature, but at the same time confused by his on and off attitude. Cooper on the other hand is sweet, funny and caring. While Emma knows she should fall for Cooper, Gavin is the one that she is continually drawn too when it makes no sense at all. Both men fall for her and jealousy collides.

Each man has their virtues and secrets. Being brothers complicates things even further as they one competes for the love of Emma, while the other seems to not want her love. This all culminates with tragic pasts being brought to light and a cliffhanger. Yep, a cliffhanger that has taken me a bit to recover from.

This wasn’t so much a overtly complicated story. Emma’s heart has decided itself, the wildcard is the men. Her world is turn upside down from a quiet librarian to a quiet librarian who is an escort on the side with a love triangle. That’s the simple version. Want the complicated version? Read the book!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

Cliffhanger?!! Gahh! I’d rather wait for the sequel to come out to read this, especially if it took you a while to recover from it.
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Carole rae
2 years ago

Cliffies and love triangle. Wah. Noooo

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I am not a fan of cliffhangers or love triangles but this sounds well done. I would need to try to read the next one right away! Glad you enjoyed this one, Shari!

Teresa Mary Rose
2 years ago

This sounds like a well done love triangle! I love it when the two guys are basically opposites. Great review!