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Kiss and Tell

(The Dirty Heroes Collection #8)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Heir to a crumbling empire.
And engaged to a woman he loathes.
Then he meets the girl with the violet eyes,
best friend of his wife to be.
The more she resists him,
the more his dark desires consume him to claim her.
Green with envy,
driven by lust,
one kiss is all it will take to ruin everything.
Published June 1st 2020 by Jo-Anne Joseph
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Jac K
Oct 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the eighth book in the Dirty Heroes Collection, a multi-book, multi-author series of fairytale/mythology based storylines. (very loosely) Basically, a wicked queen opened a box that unleashed evil on 14 “heroes” making them dark. I love a re-telling like nobody’s business, so I was pumped to start this one, but quickly figured out they are NOT re-tellings. Some are closer connected, but others really only have a name or phrase that connects it to the tale.

I read that Kiss and Tell was su
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a stand-alone in The Dirty Heroes Collection. I am loving these books and this is another great addition.

This is a well written forbidden romance. The tension and chemistry in this story was hot. Loved the main characters.

Written on the darker side it had some great twists that had me glued from start to finish. Couldn’t resist reading this in one sitting. So so good.

Bit confused that it said the end but glad I clicked to next page or I’d have missed the epilogue and that certainly wa
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“ Inside the monster is the man I love “
Sai is dark, demons run in the family, he is to live his life as his father dictates, even choosing the girl he will marry .
Kennedy’s best friend is the girl who Sai is pledged to marry, however the chemistry between Kennedy and Sai is unmistakable.

I have been a huge fan of Jo-Anne Joseph for a long time and each book she shows more and more depth and soul, I read this book in one sitting as I could not put it down. This is a great addition to the series a
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a recent convert to the twisted tales written by this author. While this book may have triggers for some they are there and the author is kind enough to forewarn her readers. This isn't a rainbows and unicorn type of read and the characters aren't all sunny and happy. He has a darkness that has been with him since the first time it tasted blood. He's promised to someone and yet it's her that calls to him. But he's a monster, a monster that can't be denied. If fate is real, if destiny can't ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are several things this talented indie publisher does well. She excels in the dark and delicious storyline. She has the ability to push a reader out of her comfort zone and make her question things she previously thought to be true. And she has a gift for creating epic twists that the reader never sees coming. Her stories contrast light and dark, pitting good against evil, then leaving the reader to wonder how heinous evil real is.

This book, of course, is no different. The anti-hero, Sai S
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I know there are many other books in the Dirty Heroes Collection but this one, Kiss and Tell, caught my attention the most. It had the right mixture of forbidden romance, enemies to lovers, and etc. It was really action packed. Maybe not from the moment go. But when it started, it was full speed ahead. Sai and Kennedy had undeniable chemistry. The tension... The utter heat could be felt between those two. The ending was just right. Not dark but the right amount of sweetness.
Joy Westerfield
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m a lover of this series, and this latest edition just proves why. It is not your usual princess kisses the frog and he turns into a prince! It is so much more. This story has quite a bit of depth to it. I literally read it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down. Sai is a young man, a bit of a playboy you could say, being groomed to take over his fathers business but there is more to it than that. He is supposed to marry a friend of the families daughter, Amelia, which he wants no part of. W ...more
Carly Davis
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loving this series!

Amazing read. I absolutely love this series. I recommend this book to anyone who loves their romance dark and dirty.
Ashley Cestra
Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3.75 stars.
I enjoyed this story. I really enjoyed this story. It was really easy for me to get sucked in this story. There were so many moments where I was legitimately impressed at what I was reading!
Here’s the reason for my star rating...
This story was supposed to be based on the Princess and The Frog, and aside from the two toad references, I didn’t entirely get it. While this story was definitely an original, and while I have enjoyed the twists the author took, she could have brought in a c
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sai comes from a life of wealth and privileged and is use to everyone bending to his will, it's strictly his way or nothing at all. With the exception of his father of course, the man dictates with an iron fist and he has Sai's life all mapped out for him, including the woman he is to marry. She was chosen for him when he was a mere child. But as with everything in his life, Sai wants to have the last say, wants his way... and he would rather have his wife's best friend Kennedy. And Sai always g ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: celeste
Original? Unique? Never read anything quite like it?  Yes, these are just some of the ways I would describe Kiss and Tell by Jo-Anne Joseph.  This story takes place in the city of Istanbul and beautifully describes the coastal area of the country of Turkey.   I’m not sure that Kiss and Tell is the best title for this book because of the dark and twisted nature but the story itself is great.   As I stated it was twisted tell of inner demons, dark secrets, and family obligations.  4-stars for Kiss ...more
May 10, 2020 marked it as 2-tbr-now
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Fourteen standalone novels which each follow a well-known hero from favorite Disney classics.

01. The Black Fox
02. Finding His Strength
03. While She Sleeps
04. Bound in Sacrifice
05. Never Lost
06. Curse Behind The Mask
07. Clockwork Stalker
08. Kiss and Tell
09. Skeleton King
10. Make Me Real
11. Cruel Water
12. The Masked Prince
13. Hunted
14. The Lady

The Black Fox (The Dirty Heroes Collection, #1) by Brianna Hale
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Color me impressed with the amazing Jo-Anne Joseph, but of course, I've loved everything that I've read by her in the past, but this one is special addiction to The Dirty Hero Collection. I've decided that I'm not going to give details away because I promise it's better going in blind. It's of the forbidden variety, which always keeps me on the edge of my seat, as I try to decide on right & wrong while reading. Also, there are triggers which we were warned about, making it a dark & twisty read v ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Arrogant. Sadistic. Heir to a crumbling empire. And engaged to woman he loathes. Then he meets the girl with the violet eyes, best friend of his wife to be. The more she resists him, the more his dark desires consume him to claim her. Green with envy, driven by lust, one kiss is all it will take to ruin everything.

If your looking for a book that isn't all sunshine and roses this is the book. This is
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hold on to your hats this is a story that brings a little bit of everything you weren’t expecting and so much more. I read this in one sitting. I’m still digesting it. This author never fails to amaze me. Her genre seems to be every genre with just a little bit more thrown in. You know what? It works! Is the prince (Sai) thee prince or is he a frog? Is Kennedy strong enough to be the feisty,empowered woman with her compass set in the right direction? Or will her resolve be tested? This is not an ...more
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the blurb for Kiss and Tell by Jo-Anne Joseph I knew I wanted to read it. A man engaged to a woman he despises when he meets the woman he wants. A forbidden romance that is dark and twisted. Sai is a man who knows what is demanded and expected of him. He is dark, focused and determined. When he meets Kennedy, he is drawn to her. The chemistry between them is intense, but she wants to do the right thing. But can she deny what she feels? Kiss and Tell by Jo-Anne Joseph was a dark and e ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC Reviewed

Kiss and Tell - A great dark romance full of twists and turns, a mixture of reality and moments into the dark spiritual world.

Sai and Kennedy's story will have you gripped from start to finish, this storyline is brutal in parts, contains some smoking hot sex scenes and a true love that needs to happen in order to release the past.

I loved the dark & light sides to Sai and one look into a set of violet eyes had the light pouring through, Kennedy is a down to earth girl, loyal and lovin
Beauty And The Books
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay lets talk about Kiss and Tell. The hero/villain cause lets face it that's exactly what he was mother made a deal with the devil to keep her son safe because she didnt feel like her husband wanted the baby and in the end that same son took her life and didnt even bat an eye. This story is unlike and story I read and it was great but towards the ending it felt like everything was rushed. ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This story was equally beautiful and ominous. Sai and Kennedy"s story was such a whirlwind of emotions. Sai is a dark monster and Kennedy is full of love and light, unlikely to work together, because of extremely opposite character traits. I was screaming for Kennedy to run away.
Kiss and Tell was such a great story!
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Sai and Kennedy are smoking! I could not put this down. From the very first sentence I was hooked because...WOW! You are forewarned...this is dark and may have some triggers. There are secrets and twists and turns I didn't see coming. I practically ignored my entire family while reading this. The chemistry between Kennedy and Sai is undeniable and the darkness that surrounds him may have you thinking he's not good; but everyone has light and dark in them. Their journey is just amazing. ...more
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a dark and twisted fairytale that completely held me captive within the pages. Sai and Kennedy have a tumultuous and intense relationship. He's to marry her best friend yet these two can't seem to break the invisible chain holding them together. There were many surprising twists and outcomes that enhanced this book. ...more
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
Joseph’s best, most creative, unpredictable book yet!!!!
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author, 2020
I really enjoyed this book.

Sai and Kennedy's story is such a rollercoaster of feelings, it is dark and twisted this book had me hooked from the start I couldn't put it down, Sai has a dark side he is a monster but even though he is you can't help but fall for him and feel for him in some parts. Kennedy is sweet and such a great person great friend. you are so rooting for them both but at the same time you telling her to get away, Such a great story you will not be disappointed. Great characters
Jun 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I was expecting. The blurb does not fit the plot line. This book is more sadistic/ fantasy with lots of errors
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I loved this book! Sai is the ultimate alpha with a dark and delicious side. This book captivated me right from the start and I couldn’t put it down!
Fran Zoch, LSoR
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is dark and so freaking good , Sai is promised to marry another but is drawn to her best friend Kennedy, Sai is not a Hearts and Rose's kind of guy he is more along the lines of chains and whips and the connection these two have is so strong ...more
Laiba Malik
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is simply amazing. I could not stop myself from falling in love with the protagonists, the plot and the author's writing style. My first read from Ms Joseph and will definitely not be my last ...more
Brandy Roberts
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought Kiss and tell was a really good book and I can't wait to read more by the author in the future .It did take me some time to connect with the characters but over all I was hooked I wanted to see were this was going to go and I was happy with the end result . This cover was also awesome and describes the hero perfectly . I can't wait to read more by the author in the future . ...more
Melissa Schaub
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sooo... wowzers!! This is an author I have read for a while now and there is a reason that I keep coming back to her darkness. The stories and characters that she creates leave their mark and this book is no different.

Everything about Sai and Kennedy is wrong but darkness is calling them together. Their story is deep, raw, and undeniable but oh so wrong. There are trigger warnings with this book so be mindful, but if you are ok with reading books with warning then this needs to be the next one y
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Jo-Anne Joseph is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and psychological fiction. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader, wine lover and foodie. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age. She’s a business professional, and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband, their son and fur babies.

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The Dirty Heroes Collection (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • The Black Fox (The Dirty Heroes Collection, #1)
  • Finding His Strength (The Dirty Heroes Collection, #2)
  • While She Sleeps
  • Bound in Sacrifice (The Dirty Heroes Collection #4)
  • Never Lost (The Dirty Heroes Collection #5)
  • The Curse Behind The Mask
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  • Skeleton King (The Dirty Heroes Collection #9)
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  • Cruel Water: The Dirty Heros Collection Book 11

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