Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Review: Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

****3.5 Stars****

This is the 3rd book in the series and whilst not a lot was known about Ryder & Hadley before delving into their world, I definitely knew there was a story between these two from the previous book in this series. 

I anticipated there to be a lot of tension and angst between these characters, but I was somewhat confused at Ryders almost nonchalant attitude to Hadley's sex life. To me it just went against the grain of what I class an Alpha male to be and whilst being away from the norm can sometimes be a good thing, I'm afraid in this instance, I just didn't buy into it. 

I also felt that Ryder did a complete 180° when it came to succumbing to a relationship with Hadley and again that just didn't quite feel believable enough for me. 

Considering the nature of these characters I would have expected lots of passion and domination in the bedroom, but all I got was tender moments that, whilst nice and all, felt more like a gentle simmer. I wanted it to reach boiling point, but sadly it never got there. 

Now parts of this book did start to creep into the realms of darkness at one point, but never quite fully immersed itself to the dark side, however even though I expected so much more from this book, having loved the previous two, I did still enjoy it.

Reviewed by Louise Dale 

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 andTied 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.

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