Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner (S.I.N. #1)

Dirtiest Secret by J. KennerAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Bantam

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.
 
The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.
 
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.
 
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.
 
We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes.

W.O.W. Dirtiest Secret was an erotic, taboo romance that blurs the lines between right and wrong, but by the time you realize it, you just don’t care.

Heir to a fortune, unapologetic sex God, Dallas knows how to play a part and keep his secrets. No one knows the real him anymore, and honestly he’s not even sure he knows himself. Driven by a traumatic past shared with one person, one woman he has never been able to get out of his head. He intends to find those he holds responsible for his pain, for their pain and make them pay. Even if they can never be together, he will hold true to the one thing he whispered in the dark so many years ago. He’ll keep her safe. Always. Forever. Even if he can never tell her.

Jane knows she can never have Dallas again. No matter what they shared once upon a time. It was taboo, it was beyond wrong, but yet, even now, she wants him still. Determined to keep her distance she’s stayed away unless completely necessary. Now with a break in their case of who their captors were so many years ago she’s back in his life as a woman, no longer a lost teenager driven by fear. Their story is far from over and finding out the secrets Dallas keeps may very well be her undoing.

So going into this one I was 100% unprepared for where the story line was going to go. It’s dark, it’s erotically dirty and it’s definitely more than meets the eye at first glance. More than one time while reading this I gasped at the realizations of these two characters origins, at the past that had made them the two fucked up individuals they were as adults. I can’t deny the bone deep reactions I had or how rare that is for me these days.

As book one in a trilogy, I figured I wouldn’t get any closure at the end of this one and I was right to a degree. Revelations were made, secrets bared, but nothing was really solved and the ending is left open for these characters to continue their journey together into book two. I can’t help but wonder how Jane will be able to reconcile Dallas’ involvement in an operation she detests. While I found her vulnerability believable, watching her come apart at the hands of Dallas had to be some of the hottest reading I’ve done to date. I did wish Dallas would stop threatening to show her his dark side and just get on with it. It took him quite a while to realize the pedestal he’d placed her on was one of his own doing and not necessary.

I can’t wait to see where J. Kenner takes these two people and the dark twisty route she takes to get them there!

I give Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner 4 stars!

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