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

April 5, 2017 Review 0

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

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.

Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s seductive Dirty Little Secrets novels:
BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY

Title: Restrained Under His Duty
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Eternally Devoted, Takedown , Werewolves Be Damned, Claimed
Series: Dirty Little Secrets #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Bound Beneath His Pain, Tied to His Betrayal
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: April 4th 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 240 pages
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Ryder Blackwood, chief of security for a prominent senator has it bad for his daughter for what seems like forever. Anonymously, he receives a scandalous photo of Hadley, while in an underground sex club. Not only would it be bad for the senator, but the compromising photo will be bad for Hadley as well.  But that’s not the worst part. The worst part is the arousal he gains from just looking at her in the photo. He never knew she was into bondage….

Hadley is a risk taker.  She takes risks because it makes her feel.  She’s been into Ryder for a long time, but he continually rebuffs her advances out of loyalty to her father.  He makes her feel protected and safe-something she craves. She is also sent the incriminating photo with a message directed at her father. Ryder and his team try to find out what the blackmailer is really after. Until they solve this problem, Ryder takes on Hadley’s security personally.

As they work the angles of the threat, it seems Hadley is just a pawn in the scheme to get to the senator. Politics is a rough game. People with a lot of money have a lot to gain or lose, depending on bills that are passed. Stakes get higher as information is scarce and no one knows who to trust.

Restrained Under His Duty is book Three in Stacey Kennedy’s Dirty Little Secrets series and it’s the best yet!  I loved Ryder and his work ethic.  He has it bad for Hadley, but doesn’t want to shirk his duty either. He’s just a jumble. They finally start opening up to each other when Hadley is under Ryder’s personal protection.  Things get out of hand and their sexual tension boils over. Ryder wars with himself-still.  Hadley just wants Ryder. But someone is out there watching their every move.

There was a lot of suspense right from the beginning! Stacey Kennedy stories are always well written and she as a knack for getting you to feel what her characters are. The suspense was ramping up and so were the feelings! Tension was high and I had to find out what I wanted to know!! Being third in the series, there are prior characters that are involved here too, and an underlying story weaving throughout, but it isn’t a must to read the others prior to this one.  You definitely will want to though, because those books are also awesome to enjoy. Plus it can give you some insight going into this story! We have one more book in this series, and I am dying to read Gabe’s story! Bring it on!
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