Tied to His Betrayal (A Dirty Little Secrets Novel) by Stacey Kennedy
Overview by Publisher:
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.
Love lost is one of the hardest things in the world. This book really examines the reunion of lovers and the challenges of addressing the things left unsaid and done.
Darius was involved with Taylor five years previous. They shared a hot sex life and a romance hidden in the shadows. Taylor is young when she meets Darius, who is ten years her senior. He is just rising in the business world and dealing with disentangling himself from his father’s grasp. He can’t commit Taylor the way she needs, so he breaks things off for her benefit.
Five years pass and the two are reunited. Darius has spent the time apart exploring his sexuality at his sex club, building his empire and remaining friends with his three other sex club owners. Taylor has bounced from relationship to relationship and not made the best choices. Darius is disappointed that he let her go, only to see that she didn’t fly like he hoped and expected.
The story revolves around their reconciliation and helping Taylor to re-build her life. The sex is off the charts and very hot. I rather expected more of the BDSM element, considering the first book in the series and the fact that Darius owns a sex club. But Darius is evolving, he has sowed his oats. He just needs to deal with his emotional unavailability and how it is impacting his life.
There is a fascinating sub plot that started with the first book in the series, and continues in this one. It involves some spying and espionage on the sex club owners. It was a great addition to the love story and found a way to tie the four friends and their love stories together.
I am really enjoying this series by Stacey Kennedy. If you like interesting, complex stories definitely check this one out!