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Restrained Under His Duty

(Dirty Little Secrets #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  709 ratings  ·  163 reviews
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 daugh
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Published April 4th 2017 by Loveswept
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Ryder is Hadley's protection. He has been attracted to her for a while but has resisted her to the point that she has tried to move on. In the process, she gets herself in quite a bit of trouble. I have been following this series since its inception and was very interested in seeing where Ryder was headed with his charge.

Hadley, in my opinion, has some growing up to do. I get that in seemingly unrequited love, one might be inspired to move on but she goes into something she is woefully unprepar
The Sassy Bookworm
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionFabulous cover on this one. A good representation of the hero. Fabulous composition. Eye-catching and unique typography.description

descriptionI LOVED this one. Extremely well written. Nicely paced. Full of twists and turns. It had some hot sex scenes. It had interesting side characters. Both main characters were likable. In fact, this book had a nice change of pace, and it was the heroine who slept with OM because even though they both wanted each other, the hero kept rejecting her. I appreciate the author deviatin
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I love this Dirty Little Secret series from Stacy Kennedy. Each one of these books are dripping hot and this one new one I was able to review is no different.

Ryder has his work cut out for him when it comes to protecting his client, the Senator, because along with that comes the woman he's been lusting for for many years.

Complications, threats, crimes, spilled secrets, naughty ménages, trouble with the sex clubs, and many more issues are laid at his feet. But the biggest complication of all is h
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cop-security, 2017
Stacey Kennedy is becoming one of my must read authors. This is my second series I've read of hers and I've loved everything I've read so far. Restrained Under His Duty is book three in a set of standalone series that focus on each couple but connect all books in a bigger plot. I would recommend starting with book 1.

The bigger plot is about a group of friends and secret business partners in a sex club that have been targeted. They've discovered that someone is spying on them and feeding persona
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, alpha-hotness, 2017
Gawd this author writes hot shit. And good stories... let's not forget about the actually story. But seriously, hot shit.

I also love bodyguard/security heroes. They make me swoon.

Sometimes the trope works, but the words on the page dont. Sometimes the sex is hot, but the plot is boring or unoriginal. Sometimes the H sucks ass or the heroine is super annoying. NONE of that is true with this book! It all works together. It all fits together. You will be entertained for the entire book. Ms Kenned
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

I like Stacey Kennedy, and I like this series. I was looking forward to this one...and as a book, it did not disappoint, but as a part of the series, I wanted more of the rest of the men, and more resolution in the situation with the bug in the bar that was revealed in the previous book. I felt there was a lot of build up on that situation that was not fully developed in this book.

That said, the attraction and the chemistry with Hadley an
Ivy Deluca
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads, bdsm-lite

-This is the third book in the series
-Works as a standalone
-Took me awhile to get into the story. This is all me, but I just could not muster the enthusiasm to stick with this book at first. I struggled to connect with either of them. When I realized that the only person objecting to a relationship with Hadley was Ryder himself, it didn’t quite work for me. Hadley’s issues only revealed themselves the deeper you went into the tale, which is fine but it felt fabricated to an extent, sort of a way
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Restrained Under His Duty' by Stacey Kennedy is book Three in the "Dirty Little Secrets" series. This is the story of Ryder Blackwood and Hadley Winters. This can be a standalone book and it does have its HEA, but the total series has an underlining story that are related.
Ryder is a Senator's Head of Security who has been in love it seems with his daughter Hadley, but has kept his distance. Then Ryder is sent a scandalous threatening photo of Hadley in an underground sex club. Ryder and some of
4.5 stars.
ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was thrilled to receive this copy having already read the previous two books in this series. This can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the whole series in chronological order (they are just all so very good!).
I have loved all of these books and Ryder and Hadley's story is no exception. It has just the right amount of sexiness, suspense and held my interest from start to finish. I like the elements of BDSM pres
Bette Hansen
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! It's very well written and the characters are intriguing. The sex is seriously hot and the twists and turns in the story kept things interesting. There's also a nice pace to the story making it one you don't want to miss.

Ryder Blackwood never realized that providing security for a very public senator could bring so much trouble with it. Trouble in the name of Hadley Winters, the senators daughter. He tries to stifle the attraction he feels when it comes to Hadley but s
Michelle Cage
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author writes some super hot stories and this one is no exception. I also must say that the storyline was just as good, it kept you guessing who was behind all the blackmail and then just when you think its over, you get to the end ony to be surprised some more. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Heather C
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Restrained Under His Duty was my first Stacey Kennedy book and it will certainly not be my last. While it is part of a series, it can absolutely be read as a standalone. In fact, I didn't know it was part of a series until I started doing the review. Each book can be read as a standalone that focuses on different heroes with a different stories that are unique to each other.

Ryder has been in love with his Boss' daughter for over a year now, who happens to be the daughter of a prominent Senator.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Ummm. Stacey Kennedy's books are my kindle crack. They are always HOT. Always SEXY. And always ADDICTING. I have followed the Dirty Little Secrets series from the beginning and honestly when I read the blurb for Restrained Under His Duty I k ew it would be fantastic!! Gahhh!! This story was sooooo hot and sexy and lord bodyguard and forbidden fruit stories are my kryptonite!!!! Ryder and Hadley were FIRE BLAZING hot!! I never wanted it to end!!

While Restrained Under His Duty is a standalone it d
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Restrained Under His Duty is a delicious read full of suspense, forbidden romance and intense chemistry.

While this book is the third in a series you definitely don't need to read the first two and this can be read as a complete standalone.

This book is full of suspense moments, with elements of danger mixed in along with the undeniable sexual chemistry between Hadley and Ryder. Ryder is strong, confident and his protectiveness towards Hadley and the Senator is SWOON WORTHY. There is great push
Avid Reader
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Restrained Under His Duty (Dirty Little Secrets #3) by Stacey Kennedy
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Blackmail, kidnapping, attempted murder
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I have not read previous stories in this series. While this story does hint at other people from previous book, I didn't feel that I was missing anything.

This is more of a story about protecting those you have come to care about.

Ryder is a bodyguard/security for a well known senator. He has worked for
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
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 becau
This was such an exciting story! I was pulled in right away to the push and pull between Ryder and Hadley and I loved the element of mystery involved. It was awesome and I was hooked!

Hadley and Ryder had such amazing chemistry and I loved that building sexual tension between them. I liked the back and forth they had going on as feelings are fought. It made for some tense, heated moments. I really liked learning their backgrounds and the build to the story as everything developed. I loved them op
Nadine Bookaholic
I had been waiting for Ryder's story for a while, we first met him in the first book of the series, Bound Beneath His Pain, and there was just something about him that enticed me. It could have been his ruggish good looks or it could have been the fact that no matter what he is always there to help his friends out when they need him.

You can read my full review here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An action packed, explosive, romantic suspense that's a must read! I have been hooked on this series from the beginning, and it just keeps getting better and hotter! Ryder and Hadley's story is full of the intense chemistry between them, secrets, lies, betrayal, blackmail, and intriguing twists that will have you guessing till the end. This story will capture you right from the start, and keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. It was an outstanding book, and a great addition to thi ...more
Michelle Austin
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Restrained Under His Duty was a great 5 star read.
I’m the one man she needs, and she’s the very woman I crave.

Ryder has a problem. He is very attracted to the Senator’s daughter, a woman that is very off limits to him and could distract him from his job of protecting her father. Especially when he intercepts a video that is sent to her father.

Hadley works for her father, she does a great job of managing his calendar. To keep her mind off of Ryder and d
I did not put book down. I don't know how Stacey does it, but each new book in the series just keeps getting better. This one was the kicker. Book 3 of the series is about Ryder and Hadley.

I'll preface this by saying and I can't say it enough... read the first two books. They are outstanding.

Ryder Blackwood is the owner of Blackwood Securities, the ultra elite security firm charged with covering Senator Winters and his family. Daughter Hadley has had it bad for Ryder since she was young, but sh
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly this is the first book that I have read by Stacey Kennedy and I am absolutely positive it will not be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Restrained Under His Duty’ and although part of a series it can be read as a standalone. That being said i do wish that I had read the others in the series before this one as there is mention of some of what has already happened in the other ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ books however it was still a 4.5 star read for me.

Hadley Winters and Ryder Black
April Symes
I love, LOVE the Dirty Little Secret series by Stacy Kennedy. Each story was erotic, hot and full of suspense. This story is no different and I loved this story because of the bodyguard storyline.
Ryder has his work cut out for him because of who he is guarding –his client, the Senator, comes along with a daughter that he has secretly wanted for many years but has kept his distance. Then Ryder is sent a scandalous photo of his client’s daughter in a compromising position with a threat attached to
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Surrender to temptation.
Book given in exchange of an honest review.
I'm in love with this series! It has just the right amount of mystery, excitement and crazy good sex scenes.

Let's not forget these hot alpha males of the Council, I loved each and every story about them and I can't wait for the next one.

This time it was Ryder's turn, he always seemed so controlled and cold, but in this book we see him loose a bit of that while he crumbles under Hadley's fee
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a 5 star SUPER hot read! This is the first book in the series that I’ve read and it’s definitely able to be read as a stand-alone.

Ryder has been security for a senator for years while building up his own security company. When it comes to protecting this senator he handles the work personally because of Hadley, the senators daughter he’s had feelings for forever. The attraction between Hadley and Ryder is mutual however, Ryder will not let anything happen for fear of it coming between h
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)

Restrained Under His Duty is the third book in the Dirty Little Secrets series. It is by far my favorite in the series. Stacey Kennedy is one of my go to authors. She writes sexy stories with alpha males and strong heroines. This story has both. There’s also plenty of intrigue, suspense and heated moments.

Ryder Blackwood, sex club owner, Dominants’ Counsel member is the chief of security for Senator Gary Winters. Hadley Winters, daughter of Senator Gary Winters, has been interested in Ryder sinc
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting plot and twists.

This book kept you guessing throughout who could it be and what they could want. It seemed kinda lame why it all came about, but I guess when one wants power and money they will do anything.

Hadley was ok. I know woman should be free to have sex with whomever they want just like men, but she drove for the cliff and went off it. Sex with two complete strangers? That is just a tad out there for me. At least there was no really "judging" of her.

Ryder was hot and sexy. Aga
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend that you read them in order - there is a thread which runs through them all, and we are getting closer to figuring it all out.

This is a wonderful suspenseful book - not just has Hadley been kept in suspense over her feelings for Ryder, but there is murder afoot and a rapidly unravelling situation for Ryder and his team. When things get complicated they will bot
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Everyone knows SK is one of my go to authors. She is an exceptional writer. Her ability to drag you into her books is phenomenal. The way she tells a story and makes you feel every character and every bit of tension and lust is unbelievable! This book is no different. It's just as passionate and sexy as the last book in this series. It had me turning pages almost faster then I was able to read them. To say I love this series is an understatement. I hope the wait for the next book isn't long beca ...more
Ryder is Hadley's dads personal bodyguard and she had feelings for him for years, now she's older she even believes she loves him. But Ryder has always kept their relationship platonic, a "bosses daughter" type friendship. When some comprising photo's of Hadley turn up, he is stunned how affected he is by them and finds himself seeing her in his fantasies. Hadley wants Ryder, he makes he feel needed and safe and when blackmail threatens, Ryder becomes their strength to see them through, and to l ...more
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Stacey Kennedy is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romances full of heat, heart, and happily ever afters. With over 50 titles published, her books have hit Amazon, B&N, and Apple Books bestseller lists.

Stacey lives with her husband and two children in southwestern Ontario—in a city that’s just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, you’ll find her enjoy

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