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Dirty Little Promise

(Forbidden Desires #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,626 ratings  ·  328 reviews
The secret I’d discovered about sexy billionaire Gavin Kingsley was so big, so haunting wasn’t something I could overcome. I had a decision to make—hear him out and see where things went, or turn to his brother Cooper, who I was fairly certain was in love with me. But something dark inside of Gavin called to something dark inside of me. And I wasn’t willing to just walk aw ...more
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Published October 9th 2017 by Kendall Ryan
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Dirty Little Promise, book 2 of 2. Two brothers, one woman & tons of dirty secrets & promises!

Books in Forbidden Desires series should be read in order:
Book 1: Dirty Little Secret - Gavin’s story
Book 2: Dirty Little Promise - Gavin’s story
Book 3: Torrid Little Affair - Cooper’s story
Book 3: Tempting Little Tease - Quinn’s story
Book 3: Naughty Little Mistake - Will/Case’s story

In Dirty Little Secret, book 1 librarian Emma Bell finally learned the identity of the man she has been lust
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
3.5 'My Person' Stars

So this book was chock full of..............................

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We find out more about Gavin's secret from the first book, someone starts threatening Emma by leaving gross things on her door step and trying to run her down, then there was the psycho secretary, Gavin's ex's parents and Cooper Gavin's brother. Phew...............

All this made for a great page turner and I liked it. What I didn't like was how fast and neatly all the issues were resolved, this brought the book
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My heart was so full, so full of her, of her love, I felt like anything was possible. She made me strong and brave and whole. And I knew with certainty I’d love her until my dying breath.

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In the conclusion to the first story in the Forbidden Desires series, questions are answered and it seems there is no end to a number of enemies that are out to destroy the Kingsley empire. Some of the drama manages to impact Emma as well. When Dirty Lit
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Dirty Little Promise picks up where Dirty Little Secret ended. Emma has learned Gavin’s secret and it’s not pretty. Hurt and confused, she ices him out while she tries to figure out if and how they move on from here. However, Emma’s questions and concerns seem to be the least of this couple’s problems. Not only are Gavin and Cooper pit against each other in a fight for Emma’s affections, but there are attacks to their company and someone’s out to get her. And I don’t mean this in the rom ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
I tried my best to make this a completely spoiler free review, but man oh man. A lot happened in Dirty Little Promise and I want to tell someone all about it. LMAO

Wow…just…Wow! Gavin is so much hotter this go round. I might be a teensy bit obsessed with him.

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In DLP, we pick up exactly where book one leaves off. Emma is reeling from the secret she learns at the end of book 1. The brothers are reeling from their current predicament. Issues and dramas keep arising at work and everything feels o
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sexy romance that kept me smiling from beginning to end.

Dirty Little Promise is the conclusion to Emma Bell’s story. The smart and sexy librarian who tangled herself in a love triangle between two of the three the very appealing Kingsley brothers, Gavin who wanted to dominate her and Cooper who just wanted to love her. Although Emma wanted to want the charming and cheerful Cooper, the pull between her and the guarded and broody Gavin was impossible to ignore.

At the end of Dirty Little
This is book two in the Forbidden Desires series and I really enjoyed it! There were a few things that I didn’t care for regarding Cooper; one of the handsome Kingsley men! All in all though, I devoured this read quickly and I can’t wait for more!!!

A must read if you are into sexy billionaires who take being Alpha-male to a whole other level!!!
While we were left with our dropped jaws from the epic ending of DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, book two in this incredibly provocative series, PROMISES to pick up right where we left off...with the phone call that left us wondering who was on the other end. We all had our guesses, but with Kendall Ryan, well, she ALWAYS likes to keep us on our toes! Gavin Kingsley’s truth is out and our heroine, Emma Bell is left with more questions than answers. Her past will never let her forget what she went through a ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4 Dirty Stars

Dirty Little Promise is the second book in the Forbidden Desires Series and you must read the first book, Dirty Little Secret prior to reading Dirty Little Promise.

I love duet books!!!! I love a good cliffy and I love it when an author is leaving you panting for more. I was completely shocked by the ending of Dirty Little Secret and what an ending it was. Dirty Little Promise starts where Dirty Little Secret left off. Emma just found out about Gavin’s ex and how his ex looks A LOT l
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Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect on the conclusion to Gavin & Emma's story so I prepared myself for the unexpected. There were issues that Emma and Gavin were going to have to work through if they were going to want to give this relationship a chance to win.

Gavin was not used to sharing his feelings but with Emma he knew that in order to have a chance with her he was going to have to be hones all.the.time. and I knew that was going to be a problem. Sweet Emma had the cards on her side especially wit
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
I was looking forward to this second installment. It's no mystery that Kendall Ryan can write. I unfortunately felt like this story could have been easily placed with the first book. I think of the expression... "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" in regards to this. I tire of writers stretching plots to turn a buck.

It was lacking in something important... A story! This was just a lot of predictable events that led up to marriage and some preamble about the next book for the hero's brother Coope
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Okay, so at the end of the first book Emma discovered a secret that she was not happy about and fair enough, it would creep me out a bit too. Once again, she leans on Cooper for his support.

Both Cooper and Gavin have feelings for Emma, maybe it’s even love but never the less they really do care for her. Emma just needs to get her head around what she has recently learned and how she will respond. Her friendship with the Kingsley brothers is messing with them all so Quinn decides to force her ha
Mariam Mohsen
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars.
This was a really great and simple read.
One of the things I most injoyed about it was that while the hero Gavin had some darkness inside, but deeb down he was just so sweet and tender, as though the softness killed his hurt and left him like a small child when it came to sweet Emma.
And they realized that life can't go on without them together.
And they loved each other million billion.
Loved it
Beneath The Covers Blog
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, arcs, kelly
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.* ~Kelly
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
★3 Stars..
2.5-3 stars.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kendall Ryan went all out, full force on us in this second installment of the Forbidden Desires series and conclusion to Gavin and Emma's tale. I can definitely say that so many things happened here that I never saw coming. The "meat" and heat that you'll be looking for or craving from the first book, Dirty Little Secret, is certainly all in this one. Dirty Little Promise is just packed with so many twists and surprises, you wouldn't know what hit you.

Emma Bell isn't so much the sexy little libr
book bruin
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Like many readers, I was left hanging at the end of Dirty Little Secret and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next for Gavin, Emma, and Cooper. Dirty Little Promise picks up where book 1 left off and what a dirty sexy ride it was! This is not a stand alone and should only be read after reading book 1 in the Forbidden Desires series.

The first half of this book was filled with revelations and truths, but there were also plenty of sexy times too! It was wonderful to see this softer
Siobhan Davis
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, inkslinger
Dirty Little Promise is the conclusion to the love triangle between brothers Gavin, Cooper, and sweet, sexy librarian, Emma.

The first book ended on a cliffhanger when something seemingly shocking was revealed about Gavin throwing Emma into a tailspin. Now, she has to decide which brother is her soulmate and begin to let go of her past and forge a new future with her chosen Kingsley.

I liked how Emma made her choice quite early on and how considerate she was of the other brother's feelings. Her pa
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I am going to start with this review by saying I totally enjoyed book one and love this author. But..this one just didn't hit the mark for me. It didn't have the allure and back and forth that book one grabbed me with. Will I continue reading this series? ABSOLUTELY! I can't wait to get to the rest of the brothers. This one just dragged a little...and didn't hold me captive like I wanted it to. Thank you so much for the early copy!

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Anas Attic  Book Blog
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, audiobook
Dirty Little Secret and Dirty Little Promise (Forbidden Desires 1 and 2) by Kendall Ryan
Narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing
Duet. Neither Stands Alone. Contemporary Romance
3.75 stars

Dirty Little Secret and Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan are a duet; each doesn’t stand alone. The first ends in a cliffy, but the main story is resolved in the second book, even though a third, featuring a different couple is coming.  These were my first Kendall R
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dirty Little Promise (Forbidden Desires #2) by Kendall Ryan

“The story of our love is only beginning. It’s time to write our own happy ending.”

Wowie! What an ending to an amazing duet. Totally mind-blowing and incredible story of true love. This story is proof that the heart wants what it wants and there isn’t anything you can do about it. This is not a standalone – Dirty Little Secret precedes this book and you don’t want to miss it. Emma is a sweet, innocent librarian who tumbles upon a couple
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


A sexy, sophisticated romance. Kendall Ryan concludes the story of Emma and Gavin in Dirty Little Promise. Secrets and truths are revealed, and Emma must navigate her feelings towards Gavin once his secrets and past are revealed. Since this story focuses on their relationship, I will not say much since Kendall does a terrific job showcasing the growth and chemistry of this couple. Prepare for an angsty, seductive, sexy and erotic romance tha
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
After the ending in the last book I was dying to know more about what Gavin was hiding and what this new information might mean for the Kinglsey brothers.

I was not disappointed by the secrets, desires and new threats that surround the little librarian and the escort CEO.Emma and Gavin have this heavy and intense connection and with a little danger around the edges. Emma and Cooper have this light and fun friendship. Cooper is safe and easy to love. Gavin is the complete opposite. This book ended
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

4 Million Billion CROWNS

I really enjoyed Dirty Little Promises, so why the four stars? I think this is a rating that suffers from my assumptions of what would come in the second book for Gavin and Emma. From the conclusion of the first book, I such high expectations for angst and drama with feelings of both brothers and plot revelation that occurs at the end of book one, but the expected level of drama never really came to fruition for me.

Gavin is still the contr
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This follows Dirty Little Secret and gives us answers and the fall-out to the cliffy in book 1. But it also throws a helluva lot more challenges at Emma, Gavin, and Cooper.

Emma is smart and sassy librarian with simple tastes. Gavin is broken, broody, controlling, and scared of being vulnerable and of loss. Cooper is the more easy-going, charming, dependable brother. Emma is stuck in the middle with the two brothers interested in her--one with a checkered past and more guards up, and one that wou
Karen Mc
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Kendall Ryan continues to WOW in the wickedly fire-hot and feel-worthy Forbidden Desires series!!! Each story in this series only SEDUCES ME HARDER!! Dirty Little Promise is a ROMANCE RUSH, a fervor of smolder and smoothness that hits straight to the core. Pulse-pounding, mind-mesmerizing, heart-hitting, and soul-searing, Dirty Little Promise pounds with a paralyzing intensity that POSSESSES ALL THE WAY!!!

Trust is compromised and a dark cloud threatens to take everything. A hero and heroine must
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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 b
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dirty Little Promise is book 2 in Kendall Ryan's Forbidden Desires series and book 1 must be read first in order to follow the story.

In this instalment Emma is still reeling from what she found out at the end of book one. Both Kingsley brothers Gavin and Cooper are still competing for Emma's attention and have both fell hook, line and sinker in love with her. Emma needs to decide and follow what her heart is telling her but choosing what direction she is going to go in after the secrets she's l
Kelly Emery
Dirty Little Promise is book 2 in the Forbidden Desires series, an erotic and enticing series that truly captures Kendall Ryan's diverse and unique writing ability.

This book is the conclusion to Gavin and Emma's tumultuous and red-hot love story. At the end of Dirty Little Secret, we're left with the devastating realization that everything is definitely not what it seems. The "dirty little secret" that lingered beneath the surface in the first book is revealed, driving the rest of the story forw
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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 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 Tod ...more

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