Restrained Under His Duty

Dirty Little Secrets

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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.

Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s seductive Dirty Little Secrets novels:
BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY

“A hot new series! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild

“Stacey Kennedy’s books are like a rum truffle surrounded by dark chocolate—decadent and delicious!”USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

And look for the entire sensational Club Sin series:
CLAIMED | BARED | DESIRED | FREED | TAMED | COMMANDED | MINE

Praise for Restrained Under His Duty


“With explosive chemistry and a hero to swoon for, Restrained Under His Duty is a perfectly kinky romance to get lost in!”New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren 

“Their first encounter will leave you breathless. . . . I re-read it a couple of times! Looking forward to reading the fourth book, Cuffed by His Charm.—Books & Boys Book Blog

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. . . . The pacing of this story is fast and exciting, making it hard to put this book down till the very end.”—Alpha Book Club

“Stacey Kennedy stories are always well written and she as a knack for getting you to feel what her characters are feeling. . . . I am dying to read Gabe’s story! Bring it on!”—The Jeep Diva

“This is one of those series that I just cannot help but fall in love with. With each book, I find myself even more addicted to the characters and their stories.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

Restrained Under His Duty is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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In Stacey Kennedy’s steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.
 
Trained as an Elite Guardian and witch, Nexi Jones has lost her family and she’s hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t lose anyone else. At least she has Kyden, her smoldering hot partner who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi thinks she’s done mourning, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Drawn into their dangerous games, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.
 
Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the black witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock lurking in the shadows. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

Praise for Witches Be Burned
 
“Witches Be Burned has everything I love in paranormal romance: scorching heat, dramatic world-building, heart-wrenching emotion, and sexy heroes!”—Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of Tattered Loyalties

“An intriguing, exciting, and sexy adventure that lures you into its darkness and refuses to let go.”—Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series
 
“While I do recommend this one for any paranormal romance reader, just about anyone could enjoy this novel.”—Keeper Bookshelf
 
“If you like paranormal romance/urban fantasy, Witches Be Burned is definitely one to check out.”—Kimber Leigh Writes
 
“The pace is steady and the plot is well written. This was an enjoyable book with a good cast of characters. Recommended for all fans of paranormal romance and Stacey Kennedy.”—Archaeolibrarian

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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 he needs.
 
Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. 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 Bound Beneath His Pain

“Bound Beneath His Pain is a read that will sweep you in and captivate you. Micah and Allie had me rooting for them, and, simultaneously, I was getting more invested in the secondary characters’ lives, wondering whose story will be next.”—The Book Cellar
  
“Hot, hot, hot . . . I really loved reading this book.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
 
“Five stars . . . Easily one of the best books I have read this year.”—Nice Ladies, Naughty Books
 
“I cannot wait for the next book. . . . I give this five stars for not only being a smoking hot read but one filled with so many emotions I cried.”—Sportochick’s Musings
  
“This new series is off to a great start. The characters are really likable. I think this book had just the right amount of sex, drama and intrigue.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

“Amazing start to a hot new series! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more. This story is rich, with a seductive hero, a smart heroine, and secrets that will have you turning the pages.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild

“My first book from Stacey Kennedy and I have to admit that I’m adding all of the others [to my to-read] list as I write this review . . .  Yeah it was that good! . . . A beautiful love story about letting go of your past mistakes and forgiving yourself.”—The Secret World of Book Lovers

“I’m certainly looking forward to the next book in the series.”—Somewhere Lost in Books

“With a dominant alpha male hero who’s also tender and caring, Bound Beneath His Pain gets this series off to a sizzling start!”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

“Woo-hoo! Another Club Sin book! Stacey Kennedy’s books are like a rum truffle surrounded by dark chocolate—decadent and delicious!”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

“I had a great time reading Bound Beneath His Pain.”—The Jeep Diva

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Loveswept
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Published on
Apr 4, 2017
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Pages
220
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ISBN
9781101885659
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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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.

Tied to His Betrayal is intended for mature audiences.

Praise for Tied to His Betrayal

“I loved Tied to His Betrayal! Stacey Kennedy delivers a raw, emotional read.”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst 

“Sexy, intriguing and daring. . . There are no walls when the love of your life walks through your door. Darius and Taylor’s lust for each other is off-the charts hot.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“I would definitely recommend this book to other romance novel readers . . .  I’m going to be keeping my eye on Stacey Kennedy and her future releases.”—Alpha Book Club

“I love how much this group of friends has each other’s backs. They would do anything for each other. This is a fun series to read. I am very excited for the next book to come out.”—Hine’s and Bigham’s Literary Tryst (five hearts)

“Tied to His Betrayal is a combination of emotional and erotic that Ms. Kennedy does so well and I’m now counting the days till the next book releases. Besides, I can’t wait to find out who the mole is. This is a really good place to test the waters for a newbie to the BDSM genre.”—The Sassy Bookster

“I am really enjoying this series by Stacey Kennedy. If you like interesting, complex stories, definitely check this one out!”—Kilts and Swords

Praise for Stacey Kennedy’s Bound Beneath His Pain

“With a dominant alpha male hero who’s also tender and caring, Bound Beneath His Pain gets this series off to a sizzling start!”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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 he needs.
 
Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. 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 Bound Beneath His Pain

“Bound Beneath His Pain is a read that will sweep you in and captivate you. Micah and Allie had me rooting for them, and, simultaneously, I was getting more invested in the secondary characters’ lives, wondering whose story will be next.”—The Book Cellar
  
“Hot, hot, hot . . . I really loved reading this book.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
 
“Five stars . . . Easily one of the best books I have read this year.”—Nice Ladies, Naughty Books
 
“I cannot wait for the next book. . . . I give this five stars for not only being a smoking hot read but one filled with so many emotions I cried.”—Sportochick’s Musings
  
“This new series is off to a great start. The characters are really likable. I think this book had just the right amount of sex, drama and intrigue.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

“Amazing start to a hot new series! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more. This story is rich, with a seductive hero, a smart heroine, and secrets that will have you turning the pages.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild

“My first book from Stacey Kennedy and I have to admit that I’m adding all of the others [to my to-read] list as I write this review . . .  Yeah it was that good! . . . A beautiful love story about letting go of your past mistakes and forgiving yourself.”—The Secret World of Book Lovers

“I’m certainly looking forward to the next book in the series.”—Somewhere Lost in Books

“With a dominant alpha male hero who’s also tender and caring, Bound Beneath His Pain gets this series off to a sizzling start!”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

“Woo-hoo! Another Club Sin book! Stacey Kennedy’s books are like a rum truffle surrounded by dark chocolate—decadent and delicious!”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

“I had a great time reading Bound Beneath His Pain.”—The Jeep Diva

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “Claimed sucked me in!”—J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of Release Me
 
Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.
 
Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.
 
Claimed is intended for mature audiences.
 
Praise for Claimed
 
“Deliciously sexy, Stacey Kennedy’s Claimed will captivate you at once, leading you on a journey that you won’t want to end. A fabulous talent, Kennedy shines in this fast-paced and exciting novel.”—New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray

“The potent combination of honest conversations . . . and character growth make Claimed the perfect kickoff to a new series.”—The Jeep Diva (five stars)
 
“I am itching to read the next novel as I will be wondering where it will take me.”—Love Romance Passion (five stars)
 
“Dmitri is just the type of sexy man that I like to read about.”—Fiction Vixen
 
“I look forward to what the author will bring us in the next of the series. Claimed is an excellent start! I know I’m hooked!”—Romance Book Junkies
 
“Claimed was a good read and I look forward to reading the next Club Sin book, Bared, which will be Aidan and Cora’s story.”—The Book Vixen

“Presley and Dmitri are perfectly matched in Claimed, a tender, emotional—and smoking hot!—romance. As Dmitri initiates her into his world of forbidden fantasies, Presley develops new confidence and strength—and the sweet and sassy submissive is the one woman in the world who can convince the charismatic Dom to relax his defenses and open himself to love.”—Savanna Fox, author of the Dirty Girls Book Club series

“Current Book Crush . . . I for one loved it and can’t wait to continue on with this series.”—MsRomanticReads
 
“Claimed is the first book in Ms Kennedy’s Club Sin Series and it is deliciously decadent. . . . I seriously can’t wait for the next book in the series.”—Tea and Book

Includes a special message from the editor and the author, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Ruined, Arrested by Love, and Trying to Score.
He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

“Wonderfully witty and fresh, Bossed is a must-read for anyone who loves a sassy, modern heroine and an in-charge alpha hero.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

Bossed is sexy. And by that, we mean sexy. Like 18+ sexy. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Praise for Bossed

“The sexy banter in this book is over-the-top! Great story, lots of feels, and so much sexy! Sloane Howell brings the heat and heart.”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

“Sexy, smart, funny and full of heartfelt emotion, Bossed will keep you laughing and swooning to the very last page.”—New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting

“Bossed is a sexy battle of wills. Sloane Howell created a fun workplace romance that will entertain you with great banter and interfering friends. Mr. Howell featured interesting secondary characters and strong relationships. Fans of Jenna Bayley-Burke and Lorelei James will enjoy Bossed.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I must confess, this is the first book I’ve read by Sloane Howell but it will definitely not be the last.”—Book Reviews—janisf & leisha

“Freaking incredible! Sloane Howell makes you become part of the story. It is crazy awesome. . . . Congratulations, Sloane Howell, on exceeding my expectations and throwing me one wicked-ass curveball.”—Cecily’s Book Review (five stars)

“Bossed was as close to contemporary romance perfection as it could get. It was witty, sexy and had just the right amount of drama. It even made me tear up a bit. It’s one of the best office romances I’ve read in a while.”—A Novel Glimpse (five stars)

“Such a fun read. I really enjoyed Bossed, a lighthearted office romance with a bossy alpha and a take-no-sh*t heroine.”—Best Book Boyfriends 

“I was thoroughly addicted, and could not put it down. A definite must-read!”—FMR Book Grind (five stars)

“Loved this book! This was a fantastic quick-and-easy read for me. I literally devoured it in a matter of hours. From the get-go I was hooked.”—BookSmacked

“Totally loved this one. Pulled you right in with all the sarcastic banter in Chapter 1 all the way through to the amazing heart-melting ending.”—Island of Reading
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