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Book CoverVeena’s review of Tied To His Betrayal (Dirty Little Secrets, Book 2) by Stacey Kennedy
Erotic Romance published by Loveswept 15 Nov 16

Five years ago Darius sacrificed love for success and ambition.  While Darius is at the pinnacle of success, Taylor has lived a rough life as evidenced by the signs of abuse she wears, a legacy from her last boyfriend.  Will Darius repeat his choice from five years ago? Darius is furious that his noble instincts to protect Taylor from his life have backfired so spectacularly. He engages all his considerable resources to protect her from her ex-boyfriend as well as himself.  I thought I knew Darius from the role he played in the earlier book in the series, but the truths revealed in this book reveal the man behind the powerful billionaire who has made a business of kink and exercising his own desires.

The scene when he takes Taylor to his personal hidden dungeon and finally unleashes his true personality as a sexual dominant reveals the true heart of this enigmatic man.  Earlier Darius had appeared to be a man who got his cake and ate it too, but, in truth, he cares too much and desires Taylor’s happiness above his own and is deeply hurt that despite his wish for Taylor to soar she’s been like a kite cut down in its prime and forced to limp along on the ground.

Allie and Micah play a major role in this story, as do the other men in the Dominants Council who are close friends of Darius. I enjoyed the touch of mystery as it becomes clear that someone is privy to deep and dark secrets of the men of the DC and has no qualms about exploiting them in the press. Is there a darker, more sinister purpose behind this that the author will eventually reveal to her readers?

All in all, a great second book in the series with a wonderful blend of heart with the erotic and a touch of mystery to spice up the story.

Grade: B


In a dazzling novel of passion and power from the bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and the Club Sin series, a commanding man gives up his most prized possession to win back the one that got away.

Darius Bennett can’t live without supreme control. A self-made billionaire, he’s rich enough to get anything—and any woman—he wants, yet he’s still haunted by a broken relationship. Five years ago, Darius let Taylor Erikson go because he knew he could never give her what she truly wanted: his heart. But the moment Taylor walks back into his life, bruised and beaten, Darius blames himself. To make good on his betrayal, he vows to help her heal—in and out of the sheets.

Once upon a time, Darius was Taylor’s world. Now his fierce embrace is exactly what she needs to get back on her feet. But Taylor pays a heavy price for her sizzling nights with Darius. As the emotional ties become stronger than ever and the paparazzi hunt her down for their next juicy story, Taylor must face some hard truths. They can’t go back. And to move forward, the key to loving Darius isn’t about keeping his secrets—it’s about exposing them.

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