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 daughter getting down and dirty in an underground sex club. If it gets out, the media firestorm could ruin her father. More troubling for Ryder is how arousing he finds the whole situation. He’s known Hadley Winters since she was a kid. And now she’s the woman in all his most private fantasies.
Wild behavior helps Hadley get through those painful, lonely nights, but she’s been waiting a long time for a man like Ryder to protect her from herself. Ryder is raw. He’s real. And he makes her feel safe. Now that they’ve both become pawns in a blackmailer’s dangerous game, there’s more at stake than her father’s political career. As the intimate threats tear apart a tender new love, Hadley is forced to trust Ryder with her life—and her heart.
Oh, Stacey Kennedy! You really know how to write and you do it so well! The third book in the Dirty Little Secrets Series, Restrained Under His Duty is SO GOOD!! Hadley is a politician’s daughter and has to walk the straight line. But, when her life is threatened, Ryder has to protect the innocent and keep her safe.
WOW! What a great book! Ryder is sexy and protective. He is also a DOM and knows how to treat a lady and keep her happy. Hadley loves the way Ryder makes her feel and she has been wanting that in her life for a long, long, time. Ryder is raw and has been attracted to Hadley for a long time. His protective streak is part of the attraction and part of his internal DOM personality and makes for a hero I adored and wanted for myself! Hadley’s reluctance pushes his buttons and brings out the best in him. LOVE THAT!
The intensity, internal struggle, and connection between the characters makes this worthwhile to read. While I did not like Hadley at first, I grew to see the pull she had on Ryder and started rooting for them to find their happy. I always enjoy the appearance of previous characters from the other stories in the series and was not disappointed with that in this book.
I absolutely LOVED this book and, as always, can’t wait for more from this author!