Dirty Little Promise

She made me strong and brave and whole. And I knew with certainty I’d love her until my dying breath.

Kendall Ryan
Dirty Little Promise

Note: This review is for the individual story. However, the four books have been joined into a box set – Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
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.

Point of view:
1st person. Multiple POVs. Alternating perspectives by chapter.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This first book, Dirty Little Secret, ended in a cliffhanger. I was hoping that the second half would elevate the characters and story a bit higher. Not so much. A solid book and a basically enjoyable story, but I doubt I’ll find myself listening to this over and over. There were these “mini crisis” that sort of popped up but were “poof” solved and it felt a little bit like maybe they could have dropped one or two of them and spent time developing the others into better story lines.

What this did was make me anticipate Cooper’s book, Torrid Little Affair, even more.

Zachary Webber was great but again I had the same issues with Megan Tusing coming off overly whiny at times I didn’t feel it was called for.

About the author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

You can connect with Ryan here:

About the narrator:
Megan Tusing is a West Virginia native now based in Brooklyn, Megan is an actor and Audie Nominated audiobook narrator. She has numerous credits in stage, film, and television. Additionally, she has recorded over 150 audiobooks with such publishers as Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper Collins and more. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from James Madison University.  When not on stage or in the booth, she can be found knitting in the company of good friends. 

You can connect with Tusing here:

My Favorite Quotes

She made me strong and brave and whole. And I knew with certainty I’d love her until my dying breath. – Dirty Little Promise by @KendallRyan1 #ForbiddenDesires narrated by @megantusing & Zachary Webber

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