Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan…Blog Tour & Review



Conflicted in the depth of her feelings for bad boy Gavin Kingsley, lonely librarian Emma Bell knows he’s all wrong for her—yet the heart wants what it wants.

But if she gives into his dark, erotic desires will she lose herself completely?

Passion, drama and suspense combine in the highly-anticipated conclusion to Emma Bell’s love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same.

This is book two in the series, following Dirty Little Secret.


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3.75 Stars 

If you read my review for the previous book in this series, you know that I was not exactly thrilled with how things were playing out; nor did I care for two of the main characters as they gave me whiplash with their actions. However, Kendall revived herself with this book and the continuation of their story.

Dirty Little Promise starts off where Dirty Little Secret ended – Emma found out about Gavin’s ex and her trust has been shaken, a lot. And she had to found out through Gavin’s brother, Cooper. As you know from the first book, Emma was “dating” the two brothers and I say that loosely because really, she was just dating Gavin and being a friend to Cooper because her feelings for Cooper never went beyond that (Cooper’s feelings were a whole other story and one we only see through Emma and Gavin’s view – more on this in a bit).

Anyway, Emma no longer trusts Gavin and has been avoiding him. Gavin is a total headcase over this and has no clue what his next steps should be. He’s a total control freak and hates not having any control, especially in situations that are new to him – he’s doing the chase when he’s always been the one to be chased. Gavin’s alpha tendencies are explained better in this book – he’s just a control freak in every aspect and that definitely has to do with this upbringing.

I love that Emma gained a backbone in this book – FINALLY!!! My biggest issues in the first book are addressed and “fixed” in this book and allows their relationship to flow much better. I am able to understand their actions and emotions more in this book and things don’t seem to jagged. These two learn to talk and trust one another instead of just doling out commands and expecting shit to happen. Gavin is able to let go some of his control and let Emma live her own life with him by her side.

There are a few mishaps along the way that try to tear apart these two, but it only helps make their bond stronger and show everyone that they are fierce pair together. Things aren’t happy-go-lucky with the brothers, but at least they aren’t tearing each other’s throats out. As I mentioned before, we get a few glimpses of Cooper in this book, but he’s MIA for the majority as if he off licking his wounds and trying to heal from Emma breaking his heart. Again, we only know of this through Emma and Gavin’s eyes, so Cooper’s true feelings and what he’s thinking through all of this is only known based on what we view through these two and not from Cooper’s POV. It’ll be interesting to see how his story plays out in the next book.

Overall, it was a nice conclusion to the first book and a great segway into the Cooper’s book. I am definitely looking forward to his book.





The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan…


She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review court!! Shared on all my socials!!

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