Dirty Little Promise

Dirty Little Promise

by Kendall Ryan
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Dirty Little Promise 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RochellesReviews 3 months ago
It wasn't that long ago that Kendall Ryan introduced us to three mouth watering alpha males and their company Forbidden Desires and I couldn't help but fall hopelessly in love with each one of them! I was beyond giddy about getting back to this fictional world and I couldn't wait to see how Emma Bell's love story would play out with two of the yummy Kingsley brothers. As with Dirty Little Secret, the first book in the Forbidden Desires series, Kendall Ryan had my heart in a permanent mode of whip lash between my heart melting from the sweet and endearing Cooper Kingsley and readily submitting to the domineering ways of Gavin Kingsley. Emma learns some disturbing news that leads her right into the arms of Cooper and gives her great uncertainty on whether to ever be around Gavin again. If only love and desire were that easy. Many questions are answered and more secrets and new enemies are unearthed. Emma shows great strength throughout her story and my admiration grew by leaps and bounds. Kendall let us in to this dark hero's world little by little until the reader might be more in love with him than Emma is. The more I learned about Gavin's past the more I have come to understand his need to dominate and have control. If you are looking for a new Prince of Darkness to fall for, Gavin is your guy! If Gavin over takes a reader's heart with darkness, Cooper charms his way into our hearts with light. He is smooth and charismatic and impossible not to love in every single way! My heart flutters and I turn into a simpering fool every time he opens that delicious mouth of his and shows his love for Emma in all his selfless acts of kindness. Kendall delivers a fantastic, shivering, climactic conclusion to Emma's story in Dirty Little Promise that is sure to leave readers drooling over the Kingsley brothers even more. I highly recommend the Forbidden Desires series for danger, dark desires, and love beyond your wildest dreams! I cannot wait to step back into this fictional world and learn everything that I can about these enigmatic brothers!
CoffeeGoddessTK 3 months ago
So, we thought that we knew what happened at the end of DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, didn't we, friends? Ms. Kendall Ryan dropped a bomb, then left us hanging, just sure that we knew what was what with that sexy but no-good alpha Gavin Kingsley. Now, along comes the explanation in DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE, and we're left loving Gavin more than we did before. Is he bossy? Yes. Can he be distant? Yes. Is he still one of the sexiest alpha guys with more heart than we knew to come along? Yes, yes, yes. And then there's Cooper and Quinn, the other Kingsley brothers. What's a girl to do? DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE picks right back up where DLS ended, taking us along for the ride as Emma discovers who truly holds her heart. There's suspense, passion, and angst aplenty, making this just the kind of book that I like to read, and, yes, priming the pump, as it were, for more Kingsley brothers adventures in the future. DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE is another 4.5 star read for me. Engaging, entertaining, and seriously steamy, Kendall has done a great job of carrying the story through to this book. The twists and turns that happen along the way keep things interesting, and just make for a more satisfying ending, and the characters continue to delight (who knew Little Miss Emma could bring a Kinglsey to his knees?!). A definite must-read for Kendall's fans, and anyone looking for some sizzle and pop, DLP is a keeper.
VeraMachado 3 months ago
Dirty Little Promise is book two in the Forbidden Desires series and must be read after Dirty Little Secret. Dirty Little Promise starts right after the amazing cliffhanger of the first book. Emma now knows the secret Gavin has been keeping from her. But is what Cooper told her everything there is to know? Or is there more about Gavin's secret? Will Emma hear him out and let him explain everything? Or will she turn to Cooper? I loved Dirty Little Promise! This is the perfect ending to Emma and Gavin's incredible story. Their story is dark, sexy, and full of drama. It took me in a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I couldn't stop reading! All the angst and mystery kept me on my toes. Emma is the perfect heroine. She's smart, strong, and stubborn, but also very sweet and compassionate. She loves Gavin but knows he has a long way to go before he surrenders to what he's feeling. I loved how patient she was with him. Gavin is a dark alpha male. He's been through a lot and now he's afraid he'll lose Emma because of his past. He's afraid of letting her in, but he loves her deeply. Kendall did an amazing job with Emma and Gavin's story. Her writing style is fantastic and she can make the reader connect very easily with the characters and the story. I can't wait to read Quinn's and Cooper's stories!
mrsdiddy 4 months ago
4 Stars! Kendall Ryan brings us back to the world of Forbidden Desires with the conclusion of Gavin and Emma's story. Picking up shortly after book one left off, Gavin and Emma are on the outs. Gavin's secrets and his past come back to haunt him and threaten his relationship with Emma that is already hanging on by a thread. Emma, however, is determined to show Gavin that she is what he needs. Plus, there is the little complication of Gavin's younger brother, Cooper, that still looms large over them. I was thrilled to get more of Quinn. He is a mystery, but you can't help be feel for him. Cooper will tug at your heart so hard! The book is about Emma and Gavin and their relationship. I am still not a fan of the D/s aspect of this story. I get that Gavin is dominant and alpha, but while the D/s thing was kind of a shocker in book one, in this book the D/s thing is still present and while it plays to the story, at times it seemed almost unnecessary. The real story is Gavin and his evolution. The conclusion to Emma and Gavin's story is beautifully written and emotional with a bit of suspense and a sweet, HEA for our beautiful couple. Another Kendall Ryan must read!!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 4 months ago
3.5 stars-drama, suspense, betrayal and revenge 3.5 stars--DIRTY LITTLE PROMISES is the second installment in Kendall Ryan’s contemporary, adult FORBIDDEN DESIRES erotic, romance series. This is the continuing story of successful businessmen Gavin Kingsley, his brother Cooper, and thirty year old librarian Emma Bell’s story line. DIRTY LITTLE PROMISES should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately upon the events of book one DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. Told from dual first person perspectives (Gavin and Emma) DIRTY LITTLE PROMISES is the continuing story of billionaire businessman Gavin Kingsley, and librarian Emma Bell. At the end of book one DIRTY LITTLE SECRET Cooper Kingsley inadvertently revealed his brother’s secret-a secret about his past that our heroine struggled to understand and accept. Both Cooper and his brother Gavin are attracted to Emma; and Emma is attracted to the brothers in return but Emma’s gravitation towards Gavin is stronger; their chemistry hotter; their need for one another almost a co-dependent relationship. But someone has targeted our story line heroine; threats that have become personal and physical. The brothers’ relationship begins to deteriorate as Emma and Gavin’s bond continues to strengthen over time. Gavin’s past is revealed; a stalker threatens our heroine’s life; and Cooper’s acceptance of Emma’s love for Gavin is fraught with heartbreaking sorrow and remorse. Throughout the story the threats against Emma intensify; the danger is aggressive and ugly but the identity of the perpetrator is unknown although I easily deduced the guilt party from the outset. I struggled with the quick resolution to the discovery and reveal of said ‘guilty party’, as well as the lack of details surrounding the consequences, and the characters’ acceptance of the who, how and why. We are re-introduced to Gavin’s brothers-Cooper and Quinn- two brothers who, along with Gavin, own and operate a successful business that caters to the rich and famous; Gavin’s PA Alyssa; hiring office manager Sonja, as well as Emma’s parents Mr. &Mrs. Bell, and Bethany, Emma’s co-worker and friend. Once again, I struggled with the perceived lack of the palpable sexual energy between Emma and Gavin. Their attraction to one another seemed perfunctory, forced and almost apathetic. Gavin’s brother Cooper showed more emotion; his attraction to Emma was raw and heartbreaking. I am looking forward to Cooper’s story line, and his happily ever after in book three TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR (December 2017) There are moments of drama and suspense; betrayal and revenge; forgiveness and love. Choices will be made that will affect the future. The premise is engaging; the characters are flawed; the romance is passionate.
bookbruin 4 months ago
3.5 stars Like many readers, I was left hanging at the end of Dirty Little Secret and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next for Gavin, Emma, and Cooper. Dirty Little Promise picks up where book 1 left off and what a dirty sexy ride it was! This is not a stand alone and should only be read after reading book 1 in the Forbidden Desires series. The first half of this book was filled with revelations and truths, but there were also plenty of sexy times too! It was wonderful to see this softer and more vulnerable side to Gavin and finally have Emma choose which Kingsley brother she gives her heart to. The past does come back with a vengeance, however, and a deranged stalker thrown into the mix kept the action going. Yes, it wasn't a huge surprise who the mystery stalker was, but it did help test and strengthen the budding relationship as well as lay the groundwork for the next book in the series. Overall, the pace of the book was a little slower this time around and all the drama seemed to wrap up a little too neatly. The last part of the book especially felt like one giant epilogue. Don't get me wrong. I love epilogues and enjoyed seeing a bit into Emma and her Mr. Kingsley's future, but this time around it felt too drawn out. I did like the set up for the future books in the series, however, and am excited to see more of the other Kingsley brothers! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Kelly_BTCBlog 4 months ago
Dirty Little Promise is book 2 in the Forbidden Desires series, an erotic and enticing series that truly captures Kendall Ryan's diverse and unique writing ability. This book is the conclusion to Gavin and Emma's tumultuous and red-hot love story. At the end of Dirty Little Secret, we're left with the devastating realization that everything is definitely not what it seems. The "dirty little secret" that lingered beneath the surface in the first book is revealed, driving the rest of the story forward with not only the journey to discovering the truth, but the inevitability of the relationship between Gavin and Emma. Dirty Little Promise layers the erotic and scintillating dynamics with the emotional and passionate elements beautifully! The story is consuming in a way that kept me on the edge of my seat, inciting a curiosity for what would happen next. The characters' traits and interactions evolve into a profound connection, even through the lurking threats that try to keep them apart. Gavin and Emma's "million billion" love for each other is proven to conquer the overwhelming obstacles that are stacked against them. Immerse yourself into this world of fascination, seduction, lustful hunger, and all-consuming love. Kendall Ryan enthralls readers with her unparalleled and brilliant stories that always leave her readers wanting more!
zetti786 4 months ago
I am loving the change that Kendall has made from romantic comedy to a more contemporary romance feel. She finds out a secret that kind of creeps her out at the end of Dirty Little Secret but to be honest I am not surprised because it’s the kind of thing that would creep me out. However, she leans on Cooper a lot in this book which made me feel uneasy because I’m team Gavin. I love Cooper but Emma and Gavin are meant to be together, they have this connection and intimacy that makes them so explosive and fun to read. I like seeing more of Quinn in this book too, it was fun and I love how he was like ‘oh’ when Gavin told him why he had sacked a certain person. This book had its fair share of drama and when you find out who is behind it all, I was like, what?!! I didn’t see it coming, I’ll be honest, it felt way too obvious to be that person and it ended up being them. The choice she makes will forever change the relationship between the two brothers but it’s a necessary choice. I like the way this book is wrapped up leading into the next book. I’m excited to see more from Kendall and this series 4 stars
mamalovestoread22 4 months ago
Dirty Little Promise is the wickedly seductive conclusion to the Forbidden Desires duet, and a story that no reader should miss! When we last left this trio of characters, Emma Bell had a tough decision to make about the Kingsley brother's, and had learned a deep dark secret that Gavin wasn't forthright about...so it fell in the hands of his brother Cooper to tell. Which not only turns Emma's relationship with Gavin upside down, but it also makes her decision of choosing one brother to love even harder. She cares for both of them for very different reasons, and knows she needs to pick one to save their relationship, and put an end to their brotherly rift. But her head and heart are in a constant tug o'war with one another, and she still needs answers to the many questions she has... So far this new series from Ms. Ryan has started off with a seriously sexy bang, and I cannot not wait to see what she has in store for us next, the Kingsley brothers had me feeling the heat in the first two installments and I have a feeling that things will just continue to get hotter from here!! This duet had me completely captivated from start to finish, it was packed with lots of gut-wrenching emotion, lots of ultra steamy naughty times, and lots of little secrets that will keep you questioning things until the end! Highly recommend this duet, the Kingsley brother's will pull you into their posh little world and have you never wanting to leave!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.