Review: Bound Beneath His Pain by Stacey Kennedy

***COMING jULY 5, 2016***


Bound Beneath His Pain: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel

Author:  Stacey Kennedy

Publication Date:  July 5, 2016

Genre:  Adult Contemporary, Romance

Book 1 in the Dirty Little Secrets series



The USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin novels kicks off a deeply sensual new series by introducing readers to Micah, a man who takes what he wants—until he meets the one woman heneeds.
Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. As a founding member of the Dominants Council that oversees San Francisco’s sex club scene, he keeps his dark side hidden away from the press, who will chase down any hint of scandal. He’s always in command of his world, careful to expose his closely guarded secrets only to those he knows he can trust. Then Allie Bennett shakes his legendary discipline. She’s beautiful, pure, untainted. But is Micah willing to sacrifice her innocence for his own selfish obsessions?

When that sexy smile makes her body burn, Allie tries with all her might to ignore it. For one thing, Micah’s her new boss. For another, he’s as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives in to his dangerous games. She knows he’s got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she’s willing to go to light the way for love.

Bound Beneath His Pain is intended for mature audiences.

Praise for Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin series
Claimed sucked me in!”—J. Kenner

Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin.”—Eliza Gayle

Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—Tracy Wolff

Freed is fabulous! Stacey Kennedy’s a master at creating steamy and heartwarming romance, inextricably bound with compelling emotion and unforgettable characters!”—Virna DePaul

Tamed is sexy, sinful, and addictive. You won’t want to put this book down!”—Jen McLaughlin

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


My Rating:  5/5 Stars


My Review:

Put this book on your TBR list ASAP!

Bound Beneath His Pain is a passionately, sexy read with a touch of darkness that will have you reading long into the night

Allie is an independent, self-made woman who has already made a name for herself in the real estate world at just twenty-five.  She walks into work one morning to find her company has been sold to real estate giant Holt Industries, owned by sexy billionaire Micah Holt.  Micah Holt himself is there.  They have an instant connection from the moment their eyes meet.  Micah wants Allie as an employee and in his bed.

Both Allie and Micah have things in their pasts that make them hesitant when it comes to love.  Allie’s past with money has made her jaded when it comes to wealthy men and their lifestyles.  Micah had a rough childhood and has a penchant for kinky sex that he keeps hidden from almost everyone.  They both have secrets that interfere with their relationship.

I loved almost everything about Allie and Micah’s romance.  However, there were a couple things that I felt could have been done differently.  Allie and Micah both have these big secrets, but Kennedy didn’t use those secrets as well as she could have, in my opinion.  One of Micah’s big issues was Allie finding out about his sexual preferences.  This could have been a bigger impediment to their romance, except it was almost an aside.  It was mentioned at the beginning, briefly hinted at through the book but not enough that it made much impact on their relationship until it was all of a sudden a huge issue.

Other than my issue with the secrets, I really did love Bound Beneath His Pain.  I had trouble putting it down and it definitely has all the feels.

The book will be released on July 5, 2016 and is available for preorder now.



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