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Naughty Stranger

(Dangerous Love #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  313 ratings  ·  147 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a thrilling, sexy romance about a woman in danger and a small-town police detective who will do anything to keep her safe.

After a sudden tragedy blew her world apart, Peyton Kerr fled her big city career and started over in Stoney Creek, Maine. So far, shes loving small-town lifeno one knows about her past, and her
ebook, 384 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Forever Yours
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Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a bit of romance and suspense in a small town setting; exactly whats on the menu for the first in Stacey Kennedys Dangerous Love series, and bringing the sexy is Stoney Creeks resident Detective, Boone Knight and the towns newest resident, lingerie aficionado, Peyton Kerr.

description I want you to lose your goddamn mind like Ive been losing mine from wanting you.

This is a series Im pretty sure Im going to enjoy hugely with a likeable bunch of characters, strong personalities, lifelong friendships,
Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
This is my first Stacey Kennedy book and I enjoyed it.
I love a small town romance and this just fit the bill.
I enjoyed reading about Peyton and Boone. It's not my favourite romance novel but It was alright. I like the air of mystery and suspense...
I enjoyed Peyton and Boone's sweet and sexy story.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
4 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I cracked this book open back in May, got a few pages in and put it aside for some insane reason (god knows why- I do these crazy things).........and so my point is....... I really loved this really appealed to me from a romance POV and it was also such a sweet and sexy read.......with just the right amount of heat and suspense.
You really cannot go wrong with Stacey Kennedy I have just now got through kicking myself for not starting this book much sooner.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was a good second chance story for both our main characters. It isn't a second chance for them as a couple but more like a second chance in life.

Peyton was happily married, living a normal life back in Seattle with her husband when tragedy strikes. A year after her husband was killed in a car accident, she goes back to the place where she was last happy, Stone Creek.

Boone's a changed man. After moving back home after his wife betrayed him, he doesn't think marriage will ever be an option
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I loved this little gem! It had suspense, romance, and 2 very deserving characters of a HEA. Even though the mystery wasn't hard to solve, it made this book that much better. I also sensed a bit of one of my favorite author's writing style, which made this book that much better.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a fun read. The plot was predictable and it dragged sometimes, many scenes felt useless and a but boring. I am the type of person who enjoys a mystery that is hard to solve in stories, and I predicted this one since the character appeared. Other than that, the characters where dimensional and the writing was good. It touched on topics like loss wnd grief beautifully and carefully, showing the reasons behindnthe characters difficulties. I liked the fact that Peyton had a languerie shop, ...more
2.5 stars

I had seen people talking about this on Twitter and Im always here for a romantic suspense, so I was eager to get to it.

I really liked Peyton and Boone. Theyre both good people who want to love again. I loved the loyalty they had for their family and friends. Kinsley and Remy were both interesting and I liked the dynamic between the women.

Plot wise is where I struggled. There wasnt any tension or actual suspense. Scenes and phrases were repetitive and there were some cringe-y word
May 17, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was an awesomely entertaining romantic suspense story! I had so much fun reading it and was on the edge of my seat while everything played out. It's full of drama, emotion, and a whole lot of sexy.

I loved Peyton and Boone meeting, they had great chemistry. I like learning about Peyton and everything shed gone through. I liked her perseverance as she moved forward with her life. She had a great strength about her that I really enjoyed. I thought Boone was the sweetest man, thoughtful and
Kittykat ~ in between spines.
Review can be read at In Between Spines

Thankyou to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Naughty Stranger is a fun romance with a touch of sadness and a twist of murder mystery.

Peyton, having recently lost her husband in a surprising and tragic car accident flees to a small town hoping to start a fresh without the memories of her old life sinking her down. She immediately makes a friend in the local bar owner and a potential man friend in the town cop who she just cant stop
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a pleasant surprise! To be honest, I was not the biggest fan of how the relationship got started because it was purely based on lust. In other words, it was insta-lust between Peyton and Boone. I found the romance to be a bit boring because they jumped into bed together SO quickly that there was barely any sexual tension leftover. But I must say that Boone was definitely my type of hero he is effortlessly sexy. He
Eva Millien
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peyton Kerr started her life over in Stoney Creek, Maine after a sudden tragedy blew her world apart. Shes loving her small-town life and her easy flirtation with Boone Knight has given her reason to smile. Not wanting the complications of a relationship, Boone finally admits that hed like to explore the sizzling attraction between him and Peyton when he volunteers to protect his newest and sexiest resident. But he has to convince Peyton to trust him with her past if he wants to keep alive as a ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful start to a new romantic suspense series

Ive been a fan of Stacey Kennedys for a number of years.
Peyton and Boones story Naughty Stranger the first in her new Dangerous Love series is a great example why I became and remain a fan.
Realistically crafted main and secondary characters, sizzling chemistry, wonderful friendships, sharp smart dialogue and interesting plot lines that took my emotions from heartbreak to happiness. I could not put down this book reading it in one sitting. I am
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

3.5 stars

Good start to a new series. Peyton and Boone are hot from the first kiss. There's angst and a bad guy, plus hot sex. It just lacked some of the usual spark that I'm used to from Ms. Kennedy. Lots of peeps in Stoney Creek to find their own HEAs.
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
PEYTON is running from the tragic death of the love of her life. Boone is still effected by the betrayal of his ex-wife. Two young soles in Stoney Creek attract like magnets but refuse to acknowledge the attraction. When Detective Boone Knight must investigate a murder in Peyton's shop; they both will have to face the fact that the past never stays in the past. "A copy of this book was provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed

The first book in Stacey Kennedy's new Dangerous Love series was a very enjoyable story. That had a nice mix of sweetness, heat and suspense. Not to mention engaging characters and I liked the second chance element it had. Which was more about characters having the chance to find love again rather than two people who had previously been in a relationship splitting up and then finding their way back to each other. Plus, the actual story was very engaging, well paced, and it easily drew me
Bette Hansen
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!! It was the perfect blend of a sexy romance and suspense. It's very well written with a nice easy flow, great characters, and an explosive storyline. City girl Peyton Kerr relocates to small town Maine seeking a fresh start away from the horrors of the city. When tragedy follows her Boone Knight comes into her life. He's the detective investigating the incident and he's worried Peyton is in danger so he vows to protect her. Neither Peyton or Boone are looking for a relationship ...more
Mary Mooney
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
I just have to say I loved everything about this story, it is the perfect romantic suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what will happen next.
Peyton Kerr is starting her life over in a new town, the last place she was truly happy. Moving to small-town Stoney Creek, Maine where she bought a small business and a lake house. She loves that no one knows about her past. It is
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Naughty Stranger by Stacey Kennedy is book One in the Dangerous Love Series. This is the story of Boone Knight and Peyton Kerr.
Peyton is dealing with her husband's death and moves to Stoney Creek, Maine to start her life again. Boone was married too but his wife cheated on him and was just terrible to him. So Boone isn't wanting or looking for any real or permanent relationships. But when someone is murdered in Peyton's shop is up to Detective Boon to find out who did it and to keep her safe.
Peyton and Boone were so easy to connect to. Peyton was trying to start over in a new town after losing her husband in a car accident a year before. She felt constantly reminded of her loss in Seattle and decided a move and new career were the fresh start she needed. She makes fast friends with Kinsley, who owns the bar next to her lingerie store. Kinsley also happens to be the sister of Boone, the handsome police detective she is instantly attracted to and trying to avoid.

Boone has baggage of
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"I want you to lose your goddamn mind like Ive been losing mine from wanting you.

This was a fun read with angst and super hot!I really enjoyed it!I really liked the mystery but at some parts it dragged a lot and I find myself skeeping pages. I liked the small town vibes and the characters were well developed!Peyton and Boone are still recovering from past hurts and are not looking for a relationship but you can feel something is going to happen with these two.They have a great
Jun 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a romantic suspense story about Peyton, a newcomer to a small town and Boone, police detective she falls for. But just as Peyton starts to relax into her new life, terrible things start to happen around her.

I have to admit that Im conflicted about this story. The premise, the blurb and the bones of this story work. It just isnt developed as well as Id expect from such an established author. I was distracted by the
Cathy Geha
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Naughty Stranger by Stacey Kennedy
Dangerous Love #1

Sometimes the perfect book comes my way just when I need it and today there could not have been a better book for me to read. I fell in love with the characters, supporting characters and town as they came together to welcome Peyton Kerr and then support and protect her when bad things began to happen. The dynamics between Peyton and Boone Knight sizzled and their chemistry was instantaneous and undeniable. They were perfect together and reading
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I really enjoyed this story combining small town romance with a touch of mystery and suspense.

On her very first night in Stoney Creek where Peyton plans to make a fresh start, she ends the evening kissing a stranger (Boone) outside the local bar, owned by Boone's sister, Kinsley. This was definitely not intentional and given the knocks which both Peyton and Boone have suffered, the chemistry is not something which
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, library
[Library book ... but I'm buying a copy]


Stacey Kennedy (I think) is a hit or miss author for me - but when it's a hit it's a big hit.
Peyton and Boone - and I don't even like their names! - heh - BUT! This story!
so ...
It was kinda annoying how INSISTENT Peyton was that none of this was "about" her. Like ... I guess I'm too suspicious? Granted sure the store murder with burglary COULD have been random ... although the fact that the poor girl who died looked like her ... and THEN the car thing.
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You can never go wrong with a Stacey Kennedy book. Her writing is perfection and the characters stories are so well written.

In Naughty Stranger, we meet Boone (holy hotness) and Peyton. Boone is an amazing detective, but due to past experiences he doesnt trust his instincts anymore. Peyton is dealing with so much, plus she has just opened up her business when everything starts happening.

Detective Boone Knight knows something doesnt feel right about whats going on, but is it his growing feelings
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peyton moves from Seattle to a little town in Maine to start over after losing her husband. Boone is a detective in this little town and they meet and kiss her first day there. Fast forward a month or so of Peyton ignoring Boone but becoming fast friends with his sister, they are suddenly thrown together again because of a murder. What starts as mutual attraction and keeping things casual, turns to so much more as Boone tries to solve a murder and keep Peyton safe.

I really wasn't sure about this
Sarah - Vanilla Twist Reads
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I personally love the first book of a new series by an author I automatically 1 click and Naughty Stranger had me turning the pages not wanting the end to come. It may be different from the days of Club Sin when I first found Stacey but it shows Stacey can definitely write heartbreak and angst just as good.

Peyton and Boone have both suffered heart ache on different levels and swear they aren't looking to give their hearts to anyone in the future just a few nights of fun here and there but then
Happily Mary After
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Naughty Stranger is the first standalone book in Stacey Kennedys new series, Dangerous Love, and its a steamy and emotional romance with a generous dose of intrigue and suspense. Peyton was recently widowed and has moved to the small town of Stoney Creek to start over again. She shares an impulsive, passionate kiss with a stranger and discovers that he is her friends brother, Boone, who is a local detective. Although neither want a relationship, their chemistry cant be denied, and when someone ...more
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
I thought this story was just okay but I also read this at a time when I was going through a reading slump and didn't really love anything I was reading. I wouldn't steer anyone away from reading this book because I don't really have a problem with the writing or the story. It's more of an "it's not you, it's me" situation and this is probably a book that I will have to come back to in the future to see if it really was just my mood.

*I received an ARC from NetGalley for voluntary review
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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 Ontarioin a city thats just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, youll find her

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