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

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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.

My Review

“Something carnal rises within me, something I can’t control. It’s here beauty. It’s the perfection of the way she sounds, the scent of her, the feel of her…”

“Sometimes life happens, and reckless or not, you just gotta roll with it.”

This is one of those series that I just can not help but fall in love with. With each book, I find myself even more addicted to the character and their stories.

Restrained Under His Duty is the third book in the Dirty Little Secrets Series and can be read as a stand alone novel. Restrained Under His Duty follows the story of Ryder and Hadley. Hadley has wanted Ryder for as long as she can remember. Even back when they were little kids, she knew that one day Ryder would be the man that she married. But there is just one problem. Ryder is her father’s bodyguard. Despite the intense attraction that they feel for one another, nothing can ever come of it. Ryder is everything that Hadley could ever want in a man and his rejection sends her to dangerous places to fulfill her needs…Ryder takes his security job very seriously. So, when a compromising photo of Hadley comes to light, he’ll do anything to protect her. However, this photo and the situation Hadley is in is bringing to light all the feelings he keeps at bay. He wants Hadley more than his next breath, but she is forbidden. And when Hadley gets put in danger, he wants nothing more to protect and possess her…

Restrained Under His Duty was a fabulous read. In fact, I think it’s my favorite of the series so far. I fell in love with the story-line and the forbidden aspect right away. From the moment we first see Hadley and Ryder together, there is some serious sexual tension. Add in some blackmail, a sex tape, and some government corruption and you’ve got yourself one thrilling read. This book had it all. From mystery to suspense to danger and unexpected twists. To delicious sexual tension and unforgettable sexy encounters. This book had it all. I loved every single moment of this story from beginning to end and enjoyed trying to solve the mystery along with our main characters.

Restrained Under His Duty was a thrilling and exciting read. It is a wonderful addition to this series and I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this series will go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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