Review: Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

Posted March 19, 2017 by Karen in Karen, Reviews / 0 Comments

Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Dirty Little Secrets, #3
Published by Loveswept on April 4th 2017
Pages: 240
Also by this author: Mine, Heartbreaker
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An uninhibited politician’s daughter falls for her loyal bodyguard behind closed doors in this scandalous novel from the USA 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

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY is the third book in the Dirty Little Secrets series and each book is a stand-alone. This is the first book I have read in this series and now I want to read the first two books, too.  This story is full of intrigue, mystery, nonstop action and lots of steamy scenes.

Hadley Winters’s father is a senator and Ryder Blackwood, a multi millionaire who owns his own security company, heads up security for the senator.  The senator is like a surrogate father to Ryder and he will do whatever it takes to keep the senator and his family safe.  Ryder is in love with Hadley, the senator’s daughter but feels it is best to keep his distance from her. Ryder and Hadley have a few things going against them, including their ten year age difference.

Hadley is easy to like but she is also full of contradictions.  Even though her family is wealthy and her father is a senator, she is down to earth and a nice person.  Hadley is dealing with some issues and she continues to feel guilty for things that happened in her past.

Ryder Blackwood is a protective, alpha male, my favorite type of hero.  He takes his job seriously and he is loyal and always tries to do the right thing.  Ryder is a former Army Ranger and has learned he can’t trust anyone, except the few people close to him.  He cares about Hadley, is protective and tries to stay away from her, but just can’t seem to help himself from wanting her.  They are a perfect match, Ryder likes to dominate and Hadley loves to submit to him. These two have explosive chemistry together.

I liked Ryder and Hadley together. Unfortunately, there are so many other things going on and there is little time for them to be together.   Ryder is working hard trying to track down the person who is after Hadley.  Time is running out they have to find the person who is threatening her. This is an intense story. Great fast moving plot with lots of interesting characters and sizzling chemistry.

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I love a contemporary romance loaded with banter and chemistry with a protective alpha male pursuing a feisty female. When I’m not reading I’m spending time with my family and fostering dogs. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.

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