Review: Bound Beneath His Pain (Dirty Little Secrets #1) by Stacey Kennedy

I am a huge fan of the Club Sin series by Stacey Kennedy so when I learned she had a spin-off series releasing, I was thrilled. Bound Beneath His Pain did not disappoint. Heck of a way to kick of a new series!


Bound Beneath His Pain

Bound Beneath His Pain (Dirty Little Secrets #1)
by Stacey Kennedy


The USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin novels kicks off a deeply erotic 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. As a founding member of the Dominants Council that oversees San Francisco’s BDSM club scene, he keeps his dark side hidden away in the dungeon. There, he’s always in command of his subs, fearful of what shameful desires might be released if his firm hand should ever slip. 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 an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


5 out of 5 stars

This was excellent! I was hooked from the start with great characters and an interesting and exciting story line. I couldn't put it down!

I thought Allie and Micah were fantastic. I seriously loved Allie and her strength, determination, and her challenging ways. Micah was wonderful. The more I learned about him, the more I fell in love with him. When these two meet, sparks fly! I thought they had excellent chemistry. Love Allie and Michah coming together and the ups and downs they experienced. Neither are as the other expected and it creates serious heat and a nice amount of drama. I thought there was really great character development and awesome pace. I couldn't read it fast enough! 

There were so many great details learned about both of them but Micah, he was awesome. So sweet and caring but also dominant and passionate. He had some past demons he was fighting and I love that Allie with all her strength was right there for him. I wonderful story of healing and love. I adored those emotional and vulnerable moments from both of them, really making me feel and getting wrapped up in their lives.

I liked all the characters that were introduced. The epilogue was excellent, making me extremely excited for the next story. Cannot wait!

I loved the Club Sin series by Stacey Kennedy and I was really exited to read this story from her new series. I think she knocked it out of the park with this contemporary romance. Great writing, characters and build. A nice amount of drama and tension and wow with the heat. It was a great mix! Honestly, I thought it was the perfect blend of everything I adore in a story. Loved it!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.


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The Club Sin Series

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Bared (#2)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Desired (#3)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Freed (#4)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Tamed (#5)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Commanded (#6)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Mine (#7)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review


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