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She was forbidden.

I didn’t care.

As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.

I didn’t.

When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.
With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.

No strings. No attachments.

And definitely no falling for her again.

If you love steamy romance, you won't want to miss this older brother's best friend romance.

This is book two in the Lessons with the Dom series, following The Gentleman Mentor. Both are complete standalone novels featuring sexy Dominant men you're sure to fall in love with. Enjoy!

309 pages, ebook

First published July 14, 2015

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Kendall Ryan

140 books17.2k followers
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two 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 three dozen 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.






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790 reviews2,503 followers
July 19, 2015
3.5 Stars!!


“Sinfully Mine” is book2 in Kendall Ryan’s series “Lessons with the Dom” and like the previous book it can be read as a standalone. A brother best friend romance, this second book in the series fallows Reece Jackson, character we met in the first book as Hale’s best friend.

Reece is the owner of Crave, a notorious BSDM club in Chicago. He likes the lifestyle and he likes to occasionally play with different subs. He still remembers Macey, the first and only woman who bewitched him years ago. He knew back then she’s off limits and he knows she still is since she’s his best friend’s little sister. Well, not so little since Macey is back in town and she grew up beautifully.

“She’s harder, edgier, wiser . . . but she’s still Macey. And my heart is beating like a fucking drum at the sight of her.”

Macey is back in town after she found out her ex is a cheating scumbag. She wants a fresh start, to experiment a little, so when she finds out that Reece, the man who six years ago owned her heart is the proud owner of 'Crave' the biggest BDSM club in town she wants him to be the one who will teach her one thing or two about this lifestyle.

Years ago, Reece ended his relationship with Macey not only because she was a little forbidden since Hale didn’t know about them, but also because he didn’t want her to sacrifice her future for him. So she went to college while he remained in the city.

There are more than one reasons why Reece is so reluctant to give Macey some lessons in BDSM. However, he can’t stay away, accepting to ‘teach’ her only three lessons.


This was one hot and sexy read with just a little bit of angst and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The storyline was interesting, yet a little predictable, but overall this was an enjoyable read. Both Reece and Macey were likeable characters and very easy to like. However I would have liked more character development for both of them. Macey was a great character to read about. She was strong and sassy and I loved her determination. She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to go for it. While I liked Reece, I expected him to be a little more dominant. He was sexy, sweet and thoughtful, but I wanted a little more from him.

The sexy times between these two are hot and passionate, but I have to say their relationship progressed a little too fast for my liking. I know they share a past together, but still..

The story was pretty fast paced, fact I really enjoyed it and overall it was a good read, but honestly I wanted something more. Needless to say I would have liked the story to be a longer.

All in all, “Sinfully Mine” was a sexy, hot and pretty light read with a great plot and interesting characters, with some light BDSM elements and entertaining writing.

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April 8, 2015
I can't wait for you to meet Reece!!!! He doles out orgasms like they're candy. :0

Coming 7/14, ladies.
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1,005 reviews800 followers
July 10, 2015
I have been dying to read this book since I read the excerpt in Gentleman Mentor! I love a brother’s best friend book and I love Kendall Ryan’s writing, so this book was a win-win.

Macey has just arrived back in town and is at Crave when she sees Reese again. Reese is her brother Hale’s best friend and he knows despite his attraction and desire, he can’t have Macey.

“As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck.”

Unlike most brother’s best friend books, Macey and Reese have a past. There was a time where they truly loved each other, but they were children. Reese wanted more for Macey and Macey didn’t see how much her leaving was affecting Reese. Now years later they are back in the same town. Macey is fresh out of a bad relationship and wants to experiment, feel alive, and she wants that with Reese.

After a lot of persuasion Reese decides to help Macey, but only for three sessions and he refuses to let his heart get involved. From here the story really takes off and I loved seeing both of their POV. Reese is a strong, successful man, but is terrified of falling for Macey again. He isn’t sure his heart would recover this time.

Macey is tired of playing games and she wants more. Macey is a fantastic character. I loved her strength, determination and tenacity. She knows what she wants and she refuses to settle.

Macey and Reese have a long way to go, but the journey was exciting, steamy and enthralling. What really sold me on their story is their connection. I loved how Reese never really moved on. He wasn’t pining for Macey in the sense that he thought he had a chance, but he never gave up hope either.

I don’t think I have read a Kendall Ryan book I haven’t loved and this is no exception. The only reason this isn’t a full five stars is I wanted more. It took a while for Reese to open up and I would have rather there been more time with them truly together. Ryan’s books always deliver on sexiness, pace and romance. I highly recommend this addicting read!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

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April 11, 2016

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Books in Lessons with the Dom are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: The Gentleman Mentor
Book 2: Sinfully Mine
Book 3: Untitled

She was forbidden.

I didn’t care.

As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.

I didn’t.

When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.
With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.

No strings. No attachments.

And definitely no falling for her again.


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1,060 reviews628 followers
September 3, 2015
3.5 Stars

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Sinfully Mine visits Reece and Macey after a six year hiatus. They always had connection when they were younger, but because of Reece’s friendship with Hale, he sacrificed his feelings for Macey (Hale’s sister.) The book opens with Macey’s return to their hometown to start a new life after a bad break-up with her ex. Macey finds that Reece has changed into a cold and brooding man over the years. Additionally, she is surprised to discover he owns Crave, a successful sex club. Macey still feels a connection to Reece but he is resistant to grant her request for sessions at the club. Coupled with Reece’s cold façade and his friend’s wishes to stay away from his sister, Reece tries to remain emotionally detached with his interactions with Macey, but fails miserably. After some sage advice, Reece realizes that he needs to finally own his feelings and open his heart to the possibility of a loving relationship with Macey - the one woman he has always loved.

This book had some funny dialogue between Reece and Macey and also some sexy times, but I wanted those scenes to be a little “meatier.” For example, the second session between Reece and Macey raised many questions about Reece’s character and responsibilities as a Dom, but there wasn’t much introspection. I felt bad for Macey after that session.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and the writing flowed well. It was nice to get reacquainted with Hale and Brielle too.

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2,771 reviews1,472 followers
July 16, 2015
5 Crushing Stars

Sinfully Mine is a standalone and is part of the Lessons with the Dom series. It’s no secret I love Kendall Ryan. I love her books because it’s always, steamy, sweet, sometimes taboo, short and easy. Whenever I pick up her books, it always leaves a smile on my face.

The first book, The Gentleman Mentor was about Brielle and Hale. Sinfully Mine is about Hale’s little sister, Macey and Hale’s best friend, Reece. I love a good older brother’s best friend book and Sinfully Mine was no exception.

Years ago Reece and Macey had a fling. They were each other’s first loves (sort of). Young and inexperienced they fooled around. Reece understands he can never have Macey. You can’t mack on your friend’s sister, it’s just wrong. But the heart wants what it wants. Macey wants to go to college and Reece doesn’t stop her. Thus, they part ways.

Now, Macey is back. She doesn’t have a job and she just left her cheating ex-boyfriend. She’s in a runt and she wants to let off some steam. She goes to Reece for help. I love Macey and Reece’s dynamic. I love that Macey is kind of finding herself again and she wants to be adventurous in bed. Reece and Macey still have lingering feelings for each other, but Reece knows he can’t stir anything up with Macey. She’s his mate’s sister.

Macey knows what kind of guy Reece is. She understands what she is asking for. She wants a no strings attached relationship and by relationship, she wants lessons in what Reece does best. What does Reece do? Well he dominates, in bed. I wouldn’t call this book overly into the BDSM scene. Kendall Ryan does warn you and let you know it’s very mild and I was perfectly fine with that. I still blushed after reading it.

I liked how much Reece cared for Macey, but he guards his heart tightly and so he acts distant and cold. To be honest, it just makes me want him even more. He offers Macey three lessons, nothing less and nothing more.

I also liked how we still get glimpses of Brielle and Hale. I still love them, but wait, we also get a little glimpse of Oliver, which will be in the next book! I am very excited!

Macey and Reece try to work out the confusing situation, but in the mean time the steam is off the chart. Reece knows how to bring on the kink. Like I said, I love these kinds of books, simply for what they are. They are steamy, sweet and short. Everything I want. If you are a fan of the author or the series, you will not be disappointed.

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2,101 reviews1,253 followers
July 14, 2015
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Brother's best friend romances has always been one of my favorite tropes. And in Kendall Ryan's, newest release, Sinfully Mine, she had me devouring this book in one sitting. When I read the first book, The Gentleman Mentor, I loved it and I knew I couldn't wait to get my hands on Sinfully Mine and see what Ms. Ryan has in store for Macey and Reese. And boy oh boy..Ms. Ryan had me swooning and loving this hot sexy panty-melting read!!!


Sinfully Mine was sinfully sizzling hot and sexy!!! As always, Kendall Ryan never fails to deliver a sexy story line with hot sex, romance, angst, and heartbreak. Reese Jackson had always loved his best friend's little sister, Macey. They shared a romantic past but never crossed the physical boundaries of sex because Reese wanted more for Macey. He wanted her to live and experience life. So fast forward to six years later, Reese finds Macey standing in his BDSM club, CRAVE, asking him to teach her how to be sub. Newly single Macey wanted to explore her sexuality and let go after finding her cheating ex balls deeps with their landlord and so she ask Reese to give her lessons in BDSM.

What was suppose to be three lessons only, turned out to be so much more for them. Macey always wanted Reese and the same goes for him but Reese was conflicted since she was his best friend's little sister. When Macey got tired of their push and pull relationship, she made it known to him that she wants more. She wants Reese Jackson but it is up to him to finally say it.. So will Reese Jackson finally admit his feelings for Macey and say those three words of I LOVE YOU to her? Or will his fear of love ruin his shot with Macey?

Kendall Ryan is one of those authors that I adore. I have always found her books engrossing, entertaining, sexy, hot, and enchanting. And Sinfully Mine is another prime example of how talented she is. Ms. Ryan has managed to weave angst, sex,seduction, heartbreak, friendship and romance all into one sexy tale. All I got to say is that she will definitely have you craving for more.

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686 reviews13.5k followers
July 14, 2015
Ahhhhhhh! Reece, Reece, Reece!!!! Sweet, sinful Reece. Gah!

This man.

I love him with the kind of love that borderlines fanatical! He's something else. Another dimension. He's so broken, so intense, but also so soft and sweet. It's a beautiful and dynamic paradox. It makes me shiver. As I was reading Sinfully Mine, I felt myself falling. I was at the edge of a cliff and I tumbled head first into a full blown love fest. He took ALL of my senses and put them on high alert. It was amazing. I really and truly can't explain it.

After reading and adoring The Gentleman Mentor, I was a buzz with what was going to happen in this book. I had huge expectations. HUGE. The sneak peek at the end of Hale's novel was such a tasty and tantalizing morsel, I knew I had to get my hands on Reece and Macey's story. And I had to do it soon. It was going to be good, I just knew it.

What I didn't know was that Reece was so much more damaged than Hale. That caught me off guard. I'm not sure why, but he was so much deeper than I initially thought he was. He's tortured by a broken heart and that heart has been closed off, afraid to make any emotional connections with woman. He's living life but not really living. He throws himself into work and he's a hell of a business man. He doesn't take on submissive's. He does scenes at Crave, has hookups here and there, but for the most part, he keeps him self alienated from the world. **Ah, my heart. My Reece.** He exists like that until Macey shows up.

Macey's appearance shakes him to the core. It's been six, long years since they've seen each other. And time hasn't healed old wounds, if anything it's just caused them to ooze silently. During their time apart, Macey's changed. She's not the same girl Reece fell in love. She's a hot blooded, beautiful woman who's coming off a bad break up. She's looking for a change. For something to breathe life into her her veins. She wants to spice things up and she wants Reece.

What I totally ADORED about Macey was that she pushed Reece's limits without realizing it. Her personality is as big as Texas. She's easy to love and a couple times in this story my heart broke for her. Reece doesn't treat her right. He's so broken, he doesn't know how to. He can't. But Macey is a strong woman. She knows what she wants. I loved seeing her relationship with Hale (her brother) and I LOVVVVEDDD seeing Hale's protective side when it came to his sister. It added so much depth to the story!

Ahh! Hale. Reece. **faints** You have to meet these men. Dear, God. They are HAWTTTTT!

Overall Sinfully Mine rocked. It's steamy, but I think it's more emotional than anything else. The BDSM aspect is very light. Like super, duper light. There are a couple "Dom-ish" scenes but those are more emotionally explosive than anything else. Reece is not open to a relationship, so when Macey shows up and they agree (with Hale's begrudging approval <<--- hehehe) to some lessons, he's resolute in keeping his heart sealed tight.

This book is about second chances. It is a second chance love story. It's about healing old wounds, about allowing yourself the freedom to move on. It's about choosing to love no matter the fear of it going bad. Love is a courageous act. It really is. It's putting yourself in another persons hands and giving them a measure of control over your life. And for a man like Reece, who prides himself on complete control, that's scary.

Together, this couple is electric. Their chemistry is undeniable. Magnetic. Tangible.
The story is unbelievably addicting.

It's safe to say that Kendall Ryan is my new FAV author. I can't get enough. I want to read every. single. one of her books. And I plan to make a reading calendar, log them all, and start a binge session. Her writing is the perfect mix of emotion and steam. It's clean, not overly fluffy, but each word is there for a reason and packs one hell of a punch!
It's phenomenal.

I give Reece and Macey's Sinfully Sexy Story 5 SENSATIONAL Stars!!!!!
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1,485 reviews124 followers
July 17, 2015
Cold shower WARNING

Reece is the proud owner of the best sex club in Chicago Crave an on new yrs eve he gets a shock 2 c Masey he asnt seen her in 6yrs they were once close more than close he was there 4 her when her parents died but there relationship couldn't go anyway cause of Hale Reeces bff an Masey bro Masey is also a lil younger so when she went 2 college they didn't c each other after which left them both heart broken Reece was the person 2 go through al the sex bases with her but they never slept with each other no matter how much Masey wanted 2 Reece was holdin himself back so seein her after this long it was a punch 2 the chest an the feelin came flooding back but he wasn't the guy he was then his a Dom an he only ever sleeps with sub an he never sleep sleep with them he as rules know an he asnt let anyone in since Masey but Masey wants a lil bit of Reeces life but he doesn't know if he can give her everything again

I liked Masey's character she as sass but can b a lil unsure as well about herself after her ex bein a total douchbag she needed a fresh start so she is back where Reese can make her feel better well that's what she thought until she got involved with him again but in ways they weren't b4 but the luv is still there but she does know if she can go through the heart break again

Reece as luvd Masey since they were young an her leave was the hardest thing ever an it changed him 2 the man he is now an he doesn't know if he can change back an he doesn't want lose his bff they have alway been there 4 each other but he know Hale won't b happy with Reece seein Masey but this time he needs 2 tell Hale what's goin on no more hidin

I really enjoyed this book the story was smoking hot they were hot 2gether from the start of the book I luvd that we got more of Hale an Brielle they r great characters an i luv how Masey an Brielle get along straight away it was a bit hard 4 Reece when Hale was bein a lil off with him I do understand but Hale should know that he would never hurt Masey I did find that it was a lil rushed at the end I wanted 2 get more of them 2gether but overall I luvd it xxx

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888 reviews680 followers
July 15, 2015

Macey is Cameron Hale’s sister and six years ago was secretly involved with Cameron’s best friend, Reece. She was his first and only love but now things have changed.

Reece is the owner of a bdsm club. He’s raw and commanding, a sex god interested only in offering pleasure and punishment to willing submissives. He has never forgotten Macey though, and he has always been fantasizing her giving him her total submission.

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Macey isn’t as much innocent and naïve as she used to be in her teens. Now, she is unemployed, recovering and making a fresh start after a bitter break up. Reece’s club, Crave, seems to be her “little escape from reality”. She only needs to forget about her troubled past looking for a good time and living new sexual experiences. She has never practiced bdsm, but now she wants to make a change and experience the playful side of domination and submission. She decides to visit the club and, if she's lucky, to meet her first love after all these years.

Macey wants to meet new ideas to spice-up sex and she asks Reece to be the man to do it with.

“She was my first love –the girl who broke my heart – and I’ve changed a lot since then. No sense in reverting now because those big blue eyes are latched onto mine as if she’d follow me anywhere.
I need to remain cool and detached, just like I would with any potential sub, but damn if I don’t want to collar her and drag her back to my bed and F her senseless.”

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But, the situation is complicated and weird because Hale is a dominant and an active member of sex club Crave. When Reece asks for his permission, Hale goes against Reece and Macey’s arrangement. Eventually, he agrees with it under one condition: there won’t be any sexual contact in Reece’s bdsm lessons.

Reece is trying to be a good friend to Hale, but also to resist to Macey and her new sexual appetites.

“I take a deep breath, steeling my resolve. I have to stick to the terms of our agreement –three lessons. Three opportunities to show Macey who’s in charge. There can be no emotional ties. No, this will be all about the physical.”…”Taking Macey to that place is something I’ve fantasized about, but never thought I’d make a reality. Do I dare go there with the woman who once owned me so completely?”

What I liked most in this book was the fast-paced writing style, the funny moments (especially the dialogues between Hale and Reece) and the high-sensory eroticism. What I didn’t like was that the book was rushed, and the end seemed unflavored. I just needed a little more to make it great. Although Reece was pictured as a rough player with women, in action he was less domineering. That’s why, for me, sex scenes lost their power and frankly I lost interest.

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I'd definitely recommend this book to light bdsm lovers who want to explore the softer side of bondage!
May 12, 2016
2 stars!

Sinfully Mine is the second book from Lesson with the Dom series. I had huge anticipation about what’s next but sadly, I have to lower my expectation. I was disappointed because it feels out of BDSM element. I realize that the BDSM isn’t main point in this series (Book #1 is better than this). Sorry, this is just average erotica with rainbow and sprinkles.

Reece Jackson is the owner of BDSM club CRAVE and Hale’s best friend (from The Gentleman Mentor; book #1). He never has relationship outside BDSM. He’s hardworking person and multimillionaire businessman. Macey is Hale’s little sister and she come to Reece for crazy, hot and sweating sex; after six years. They shared intimate relationship in the past; but due to age difference and the fact that she’s his best friend little sister so he stay away. He's in dilemma between her needs for Macey and his friendship with Hale. Reece tried his best to avoid her but Macey isn’t a woman who’s going to step back easily. Macey only wants Reece and he’s going to give her three ‘lesson’ in BDSM; although it’s not her world.

I’m on the edge about this book. The story has so much potential to be better than first book. There’s so much missing point. Reece and Macey has connection before they went to separate ways. But when they meet again, both of them seems holding back. It makes me irritated and I don’t feel sizzling chemistry around them. Macey is a newbie in BDSM world and Reece accept her to have lesson with him as a Dom but only with Hale’s approval. I know that’s going to be awkward.

Reece supposed to be laid some T&C about their BDSM lesson even they’re not in relationship but instead, Reece is going commando without laid some rules. That’s the weak point. Remember: Macey is new to BDSM world and it might scare her in some point. So, my thought is BDSM in this book just for spices because it’s not detailed enough for a newbie. It’s quite hard to accept that Reece is a Dom because everything is explain this book is not reflect him that much.

Reece become the main problem here. I was hoping that Reece is a big alpha Dom because his cameo on first book was really promising. Dang! Everything has change. I’m not feeling that vibe and sometimes he’s being an ass. He couldn’t separate between his feeling and BDSM with Macey. Every Dom I knew has to do AFTERCARE after D/s did a scene. He avoid it because didn’t want to get intimate with her but HE NEVER MENTIONED IT ON THEIR TERMS. Macey has great personality. She’s strong, sassy and determined. She wasn’t afraid to try something new because BDSM is the only way for her to get close to Reece.


Overall, this is not bad yet the story was bored me to tears and so predictable. The sex was lack of intimacy and too scripted (Why I have this feeling that ‘back door’ sex is a necessity in this book?). It doesn't enough makes me feeling HOT and wanting for more. Sorry, I' feeling uncertain towards the story; no special connection.

If you’re looking for sexy love story then, Sinfully Mine is an enjoyable read with light BDSM for the spices. I hope the other reader will enjoy this more than I did. I’m still looking forward to the next installment, maybe Oliver?
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October 2, 2015
Sinfully Mine by Kendall Ryan
Series: Lessons with the Dom
Book #: 2
**These can be read as standalone novels**

You know you’re enjoying a book when you read it cover to cover in less than 90 minutes and you don’t put it down for even a second. Sinfully Mine brings you the story of Reese and Macey. Reese is the successful owner of the BDSM Club, Crave and best friend of Cameron Hale (The Gentleman Mentor) and Macey is Hale’s little sister.

Six years have passed since Macey and Reese parted ways. Their romance was short lived and cloaked in secrecy but now that Macey is all grown up and back in town, she’s looking to expand her horizons and there is only on man she wants to be her tour guide on this new journey.

But these two are full of mixed signals and misunderstandings. I wanted to strangle them and tell them to just sit down and talk it all out! Both felt so much but neither was giving those feeling any voice. Poor freaking Macey! Reese was so cold in his play with her that my heart broke for her and wanted him to just take her in his arms and let everything fall into place.

The ending of this one felt a tad bit rushed and anti-climactic. I was really hoping for a heated moment where all the truth came to light and although I loved the added scenes with Hale at the end, I really was wanting more of these two. But that didn’t impact me too much because in the end I was still in love with this second chance, friends to lover, best friend’s little sister romance.

We get a few scenes of Oliver in this and he’s up next in the series and I am so excited for it! Kendall Ryan has this knack for creating such captivating co-staring characters that you just can’t help but want their stories next. Her books were some of the first I read early on when I picked up the romance genre and I have yet to be disappointed, I can’t wait for more.
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August 10, 2016
Macey is Reese's best friends little sister. They loved each other when they were younger, and hid their relationship from Macey's brother, Hale. But when Macey went off to school the relationship ended and they never spoke again.

Years later Macey shows up at Reese's BDSM club asking for help. She quit her job, dumped her cheating boyfriend, and packed up her stuff to move back home, and now all she needs is lessons on how to be sub. Reese eventually agrees, but to only three lessons, and no feelings. But those lessons eventually turn into more and neither Reese nor Macey know how to deal with it.

Macey and Reese's story was hot and I loved the sexual tension that was going on in the beginning. They were both trying to deny their feelings for each other but once Reese got Macey in his private room, all bets were off. It had been so long since they saw each other but they still had that burning passion from long ago and I loved how they jumped right back where they ended. Reese never forgot Macey and I liked how, even though he had other women in the time since Macey left, he always held out hope that he would get her back.
"I want to protect you, cherish you, own you."

I loved the little drama that Reese had with Hale when Hale found out about Reese's deal with his sister. It was nothing too over the top, just enough angst to make me thoroughly enjoy it. I love brother's best friends books because of that drama and Kendall Ryan sure did deliver.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves the brothers best friend trope as much as I do or just to anyone who loves reading a Dom falling hard and losing his control for love.
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610 reviews105 followers
July 19, 2015
Macey wants a fresh start from the city that she left 6 years ago. First in her agenda is to have a hot, sweaty sex...to forget her cheating ex-boyfriend, that's what she told Reece Jackson her brother's best friend. Learning that he owned Crave a BDSM club, she wants to learn the ropes of being a submissive. Before Reece can teach Macey, he went to Hale to tell him what Macey wants. Of course, Hale isn't in favour of this and told Reece that there will be no sexual act involve...is it possible?

You can just feel the tension between this two when the training begun.Both Macey & Reece still have that lingering feeling for each other (Reece and Macey have history, a fling before she left for college). Macey have no problem in expressing her feeling towards Reece. She knows what she wants. On the other hand, Reece like Macey, no doubt, but have a hard time to express his feelings.

Reece is torn between his friendship with Hale and the love for Macey. Will he cross the line and have the courage to pursue Macey?

It was an enjoyable read for me, Reece and Macey is a love story with a little bit of BDSM on the side. And the banter between Reece and Macey will make you smile. Dirty talker Reece meets the most independent submissive Macey.

When it comes to romance/love story Kendall Ryan is one of my go-to author. She never disappoints.

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269 reviews61 followers
August 26, 2015
I know I am in the minority and that's ok. Mentally, I could not get pass the brother's approval. Seriously! I wished he would have found out another way and caused some drama. Sorry KR, I love your books and writing.

This in no way affects my reading of your other books or other books in this series.

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142 reviews27 followers
July 19, 2015
***3.5 stars***

The is the second book in the Lessons with the Dom series. It can be read as a standalone.

Reese Jackson is the studly dominant owner of the hottest underground BDSM club in Chicago. He's also Cameron's Hale's (from the first book)best friend.

Macey Hale is Cameron's younger sister. She's just lost her job and found out her boyfriend was cheating on her with an older woman. She shows up at Reese's club wanting hot, steamy sex.

Reese and Macey have a past.

I fell in love with her when I was nineteen and she was sixteen. I knew it was wrong; she was my best friend's little sister. -Reese

It's been 6 years since they've seen each other and the last time they did, Reese was breaking up with Macey so she could pursue her college dream. Both had their hearts broken and neither have moved past it.

When Macey shows up demanding to learn the BDSM ropes, Reese is determined to do it differently this time. Approaching Cameron first about Macey's request, Cameron makes Reese agree to "no sex" with Macey. Reese and Macey agree to 3 lessons with no sex, which doesn't really matter because we find out later that Reese only does it in the mouth or ass.

Will Reese and Macey be able to keep the lessons emotionless? Or will their old feelings rise to the surface?

I really enjoyed the first book with Cameron and Brielle, but I felt this one was a little quick. It almost felt like a novella. The lack of "after care" on Reese's part bothered me. He wasn't a very good Dom with Macey. I understand the why's of it, but it still bothered me. Nonetheless, the sex scenes were hot and so was Reese. I will still read all of Kendall Ryan's books. I am hoping for an Oliver book next.

He has a heart of gold, a huge cock and an intimate knowledge of all the best sex toys. I feel like I've won the damn lottery.-Macey
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August 4, 2016
2.5-3ish disappointed stars. ;__;

Why am I being so harsh with my rating for Sinfully Mine? Because I absolutely LOVED its predecessor The Gentleman Mentor and know Kendall Ryan can do so much better.

My main issue with Sinfully Mine is that it felt extremely rushed. And because it felt rushed, I couldn't connect with our two mains at all. I mean, it's freakin' Reece -- his cameos in The Gentleman Mentor were fire -- but in this novel, he was completely banal and uninteresting. Where was the sparklingly sexy Reece from The Gentleman Mentor? Off at his club for a permanent vacation, apparently.
He’s always been that unobtainable older guy—my brother’s best friend—and now the knowledge that he knows his way around a toy box only has my body humming that much more. The memories of our years together haunt me; we still have unfinished business.
Sinfully Mine begins with the introduction of an old love (second chance love -- one of my favorites!). Reece and Macey (the sister of Hale from The Gentleman Mentor) were briefly involved when Macey was in high school and Reece was in college. Due to the age difference (and conflict of interest for Reece -- not wanting to piss off her brother) they reluctantly part, albeit with a distinct feeling of unfinished business.

This set-up had so much potential, but ultimately I didn't feel the connection between these two. They supposedly had all this history, but Sinfully Mine committed the cardinal sin of telling me about their connection, not showing me. So it was difficult to be invested in their relationship when I didn't feel convinced of their undying love from the past.
You bet your sweet ass I’m going to. You only live once, right? There’s a saying for this . . . carpe diem or something. Seize the day, I think. Macey is giving me her submission on a silver platter, and what happens behind closed doors will be our business. Hale doesn’t call all the shots, even if he likes to think he does.
Even the element of Reece teaching Macey a little about his BDSM filled world (hence "Lessons with the Dom"), it all felt a bit...trite. Hale & Brielle's lessons together in The Gentleman Mentor were crackling with 10x more chemistry -- it felt like this had all been done before, and a million times better.

So when we had parts like this:

or this:

...it was agonizing because there was SO MUCH POTENTIAL and it wasn't being properly developed for whatever reason. So frustrating (...and not the good kind of frustrating, either.)

And that's not to say Sinfully Mine was all bad -- I did finish it, after all. It was a quick read, I loved Hale and Brielle's cameos, and it was interesting to see what made Reece tick (even if I didn't quite get invested in the love story.) I'd read it if you've read the first book in the series, but otherwise...it's an average erotica at best. I'll definitely be reading the next installment in the series - featuring Oliver! -- but I think I'll tone down my expectations so I'm not as disappointed as I was going from The Gentleman Mentor to Sinfully Mine.

tl;dr: So much potential...so much disappointment. Only for die-hard fans.
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3,749 reviews442 followers
September 6, 2015
What could be better than a forbidden love story? How about a best friend’s little sister love story, with a bit of kinky BDSM thrown in? Forbidden love is one of my weaknesses and with some BDSM – yes please!

Sinfully Mine is the second book in the Lessons with the Dom series and focuses on Reece and Macey. Reece is the owner of Crave, the BDSM club, as well as the best friend of Cameron Hale from the first book, The Gentleman Mentor. Macey is Hale’s little sister.

“He’s the man I measured all others against and the reason no one has ever measured up.”

Six years previously they were in love with one another, but life interrupted and they moved on. Well maybe… As soon as they see each other again, the chemistry is magnetic.

“What I want, sweetheart is you naked, bound, and spread open before me, your wrists laced together with my rope, your ankles pinned with my spreader bad. Your cunt waiting for me to fill it. You will be used as I see fit.”

I absolutely loved Macey. She is feisty, sassy, and funny.

“Yes, my sexless BDSM training. Sounds like a blast.”
“It’s not his business who I let near my vagina.”

I thought that she was the perfect mix of sexy and sweet and just what Reece needed. Reece was a Dom, who just needed to be shown what he truly wanted.

I loved how much we got to see of Hale and Brielle in this story as well. The epilogue was fantastic! I really enjoyed both stories in the series. Ms. Ryan sure knows how to write a sexy, sweet, funny, panty-melting, must read story! ~ Tiffany, 5 stars


She was forbidden in every way so he did what he needed to forget her and move on...until she's standing inside his BDSM club, Crave. Back then, there was no way Reece was going to confess his love for Macey, she being sixteen and him, nineteen. And besides, he didn't believe in love due to the example that had been set for him. Needless to say, that is why he has his BDSM club; a place for people like himself to lose themselves in or with someone, without the complication of a relationship and feelings getting involved.

I loved reading how Reece, despite being a man in control, really had no control when it came to his heart, and how it still felt for Macey even after all these years! The chemistry between both of them was Scorching Hot and had me questioning if I should have worn panties at all while reading their story.

They do have the Hale "bump" which they have to get over, but simply put, they have more people on their side than against them. A sexy read with some angst but also plenty of romance and SEX!!! ~ Kara, 4.5 stars


To say I was keen to get my hands on this book would be an understatement. I loved The Gentleman Mentor, and I love brother's best friend romances, so this one just screamed "WINNER!" And it was…

Reece Jackson fell for his best friend's little sister once before. Before he was the cool, controlled Dominant he is today. Now, she's back in town and as forbidden -- and as beautiful -- as ever.

He can't fall for her again; not with the walls he has around his heart. If they're going to do it, it's going to be emotionless. Except that's easier said than done when it comes to Macey Hale.

There's some seriously sizzling moments in Sinfully Mine. And that's to be expected, because *whew* Reece is a delight. Charming, strong and with a normally steely resolve, it's easy to fall for his character on the surface. The walls he built around his heart made him come across, to me, not as hurt but as callous at times, and I did struggle with that. I honestly felt a little torn; most of the time, I just wanted to love him but there was one point where I wanted to spank him -- and not in the good, sexy way.

Macey, on the other hand, I loved. From start to finish, she was an easy to root for heroine. She was determined and she was invested. I loved that she stood up for herself, despite being cast in a submissive role, and I loved that she was able to call the shots when needed. Macey had power. Quiet power, but power nonetheless.

Sinfully Mine was a very fast read. One sweet, enjoyable sitting and I was done. It was mostly angst-light, with some genuinely swoonworthy, amusing and panty-melting moments, and a some excellent cameos from The Gentleman Mentor's Hale and Brielle. In fact, Hale's reactions to this pairing were some of the highlights for me. Oh, and that epilogue.

I’m excited about what (I think) is to come in the Lessons with the Dom series. It can’t come soon enough, and if Oliver is the hero, I think Ms. Ryan is definitely on another WINNER... ~ Beth, 4 stars
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831 reviews84 followers
January 30, 2016
3 “I can’t say it was original and different” Stars

Did I enjoy this book? Yeah, absolutely. There are a lot of things I liked about this book. It was a sexy book, and well, who’s not going to like that? Again, just like the first book, it was some quite light BDSM but I can’t say that it bugged me. On the contrary, I liked it. So, before I jump into things, here’s a little résumé:

This is the story of a man named Reece, the owner of Crave, a popular BDSM club. If you read the first book in the series, you know who he is. He’s Hale’s best friend. And because they are best friends, they tell each other everything. Except one tiny little thing; Reece has always been in love with Hale’s little sister, Macey. Macey and Reece almost had a fling when they were younger, but life happened and they sort of found themselves walking on different paths. But Macey is back into town, and she wants things to take off were they were left. In other words, she wants Reece, and she’s going to have him. They agreed on 3 lessons. Not strings, no attachments, just plain lust. The thing is, 3 lessons might very well be just enough to bring out their life long feelings for each other. They were looking for an experience, but they might have found love instead. For a second time…

I’ll just go ahead and say that I loved the first one better. Why? Because in some ways this book felt like a rewriting of the first one. Mostly in the sexy times. For example, in the first book, Hale called Brielle “peach”, and so when he asked her what her safe word was going to be, she chose “peach”. Now in this book, Reece used to call Macey “pancake” when they were younger, and so when he asked her what her safe word was going to be, she, oh so surprisingly, chose “pancake”. Now, I may be looking for scraps but it just felt like it was the first book ALL OVER AGAIN. Unfortunately. One thing I liked about the first book, was that at one point Hale asked Reece to participate in a scene with Brielle. I liked it, it was refreshing. But when I read the second book, and Reece does the exact same thing, and asked another guy to join in a scene with Macey, it wasn’t refreshing anymore. I mean, you did it in the first book, why do it in the second book? It just felt like the same to me. Good the first time, redundant the second time.

Anyway, other than that, I enjoyed this book. I can’t say that I loved it because I sure didn’t. I can’t say I liked it, because I don’t even think I have. But I’d say it was ok, I wasn’t bored, I obviously enjoyed it, but it didn’t “wowed” me.

Kendall Ryan writes some GREAT steamy stuff. The sex is always on point, with the right amount of steam and the right amount of feelings and emotions. Which is perfect. And I guess that’s what kept me reading. It’s well written, it’s entertaining and it’s steamy. I wouldn’t read this book twice, that’s for darn sure, but I would recommend it to anyone who likes some steam.

This book can be read as a standalone, but I do recommend you read the first one before, and that is for two reasons; it’s better, and it happened before, so, read it in order. The sex was great, no complaints from me, if you’re looking for your next sexy book, I say you pick this one up.
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715 reviews28 followers
December 4, 2015
This book contained too many inconsistencies for me to enjoy the overall story. Everything from this point on would be considered spoilery...
Hale reluctantly grants Reece permission to see Macey. Then behaves as if he didn't grant permission, getting angry enough about it that he doesn't invite Reece (his friend of more than a decade) to his engagement party?
Reece not only owns a sex club, but has immersed himself in the Dom lifestyle. While he prides himself on his skills as a Dom, during both of his first two sessions with Macey he treats her abysmally, completely disregarding the need for aftercare? I mean, he didn't even send someone else in to comfort her when he was unable to do it himself?
It's mentioned a few times how massive his male appendage is. Yet, during their second session he decides to engage in backdoor play. So, no prior training of those muscles of Macey's - he just does his thing and we're to believe she enjoyed it. However, once Reece decides to do missionary with her he becomes all concerned about her comfort and works at prepping her? We're supposed to buy into the idea that it was tougher for him to fit in missionary than when he went backdoor?
I read Kendall's Filthy series and really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed The Gentleman Mentor. This one just wasn't a fit for me.
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213 reviews2 followers
July 18, 2015
I was disappointed that My Alpha-Dom Reece did not put his sub in training first. No aftercare and leaving her in emotional turmoil just didn't work for me at all. I was extremely disappointed by this as the Reece I've dreamed of wouldn't ever do this to a sub, let alone one he was newly training!!!! I did enjoy the hea in this story though.
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6,316 reviews215 followers
January 28, 2019
I love my audible romance package!

Sinfully Mine is the second book in the Lessons with the Dom series. In it, you will meet Reece and Macey. It was kind of a forbidden romance (before) but it has definitely turned into something spicy! These two have had a crush on one another for a very long time. Now they are both adults and are open to something.

Whether it's an actual relationship or a bdsm master and slave - it was something. Of course all those old feelings came crashing back. It kind of hit them head on and made them act towards one another differently. I knew that there was going to be some kind of drama - because it's typical. It happened and it forced them to realize that they loved one another.

The smut was amazing. Mostly because of their amazing chemistry. I loved these two together - even if I will never understand the whole best friend can't date your younger sibling. Or older. It makes no sense to me but whatever.

Overall, I loved these two. I need to dive into the next book ASAP!
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Author 13 books326 followers
December 18, 2015
I'm not usually a fan of BDSM, but this one was pretty good. It was pretty light, so that made it easier!
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1,909 reviews56 followers
April 13, 2019
**Review of the audiobook**

”He’s always been that unattainable older guy-my brother’s best friend. And now the knowledge that he knows his way around a toybox only has my body humming that much more.

I really enjoy this story, it just felt rushed. The HEA happens too quickly IMO. For example, they have their third and final, “scene” together but we don’t get to see any of it?!?! I really liked the characters and their story, so my only complaint is that we didn’t get to see more of them!!!

I listened to the Audible audiobook narrated by Jodi Stapler. She’s a really great actress and someone I would definitely listen to again despite her mispronouncing a few words.

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698 reviews52 followers
February 15, 2021
I love 💕 Macey and Reece! Hale is Macey’ s older brother bf. They always liked each other but were hesitant because of her brother. After six years Macey returns to Chicago only to find out her brother and Reece own a BDSM!
This is a well written fast paced book.
The chemistry between them is sizzling! Ohh and the love scenes are a level 5 plus 🔥🔥
But, the love and romance between them is beautiful! I love Kendall Ryan books ❤️
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1,364 reviews341 followers
January 1, 2022
I was going to write a short but frantic review about how cheesy the book is. however at some point it felt like no need. I lost my appetite.

"I have the world’s best boyfriend. He has a heart of gold, a huge cock, and intimate knowledge of all the best sex toys. I feel like I’ve won the damn lottery."

are u fucking serious...
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