A tabloid scandal unites a powerful mogul and a woman from the wrong side of the tracks in this tantalizing novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Bound Beneath His Pain and the Club Sin series.
Spoiler alert! The following reveals crucial plot points from Restrained Under His Duty.
The multimillionaire owner of a chain of successful Irish pubs, Gabe O’Keefe loves being in the spotlight almost as much as he loves women. But when all his secrets are exposed in a shameless tabloid, his glistening reputation takes a hit. What hurts most is learning who sold him out: sweet and sensual McKenna Archer, his own employee. Gabe thought he could trust her. But now he’s got bigger problems than keeping his hands off McKenna.
After putting a difficult past behind her, McKenna would never betray Gabe. But she knows someone who would: her brother, a compulsive gambler who owes money all over town. To make things right, McKenna will have to set aside her feelings for her boss. Easier said than done. Gabe oozes pure temptation. But when they team up, McKenna sees that he isn’t the manwhore she always thought. He’s strong. He’s real. And the heat between them is the only thing that makes sense anymore.
Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s red-hot reads
The sinful standalone: PERFECTLY INAPPROPRIATE
The duet of naughty novellas: BOUGHT BY THE BOSS
The Dirty Little Secrets series: BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY | CUFFED BY HIS CHARM
The Club Sin series: CLAIMED | BARED | DESIRED | FREED | TAMED | COMMANDED | MINE
Praise for Cuffed by His Charm
“A very entertaining read filled with action, suspense, and enough emotion to satisfy your needs.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Cuffed by His Charm is a delightful book, with strong, likeable characters, emotional angst, a complex plot, and steamy sex scenes.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“I read this in one sitting! Seriously hot! Heroes who screw up and have to redeem themselves are my kryptonite. Cuffed by His Charm is an excellent end to the Dirty Little Secrets series but can easily stand alone. Passionate and emotional, this book doesn’t disappoint.”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt
Cuffed by His Charm is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Heart, Heat & Action!
Well written with well crafted and likable characters, this was a story that kept me wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed that this was written in dual POV. Getting a much better picture through both of these main characters. It was also great to be able to catch up with previous characters in this series. But although you might have a greater understanding, this can be read as a stand-alone story.
Gabe and McKenna attraction has been building for the last year, since McKenna became his employee. Gabe has been drawn to this clever, witty, beautiful, women that is strong as well as soft, who has made his days brighter, just knowing he would see her. But after having his personal life as well as the personal lives of his friends, leaked to a gossip magazine, he is faced with a harsh reality when his friend’s security firm is positive the mole is his heart, McKenna. The one woman he was willing to break his one rule - don’t date an employee. But when Gabe confronts McKenna his actions shatter all that they had built. When McKenna denies that she had anything to do with the betrayal, Gabe takes her to Ryder, so he can show her they have the proof it was her. Only to be blindsided by new information.
These two have a lot to overcome, in the form of danger, blackmail, and some twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The push and pull between them is sizzling. With some deliciously, sensual, scenes that are highly erotic. Will McKenna be able to forgive Gabe for his actions? Will these two find a HEA? You will have to read to find out.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Fantastic and Hot!
Holy hell what a book!! This is my favorite out of the series I do believe and Stacey has just outdone herself with this one. Gabe's been the quiet one, the one who doesn't say much, runs his pub, has eyes for McKenna but just won't get involved with an employee. This book opens where the last book ended, but it can certainly be read as a standalone, however I recommend reading the whole series because they are that good.
Gabe and his friends have discovered how their personal information is being leaked, their table at the pub is bugged and all evidence points to McKenna. Kenna is the quiet, sweet bartender who takes care of everything at the bar for Gabe and he's had eyes on her for a while. The two of them have a unique chemistry. (understatement) So here we meet a very angry Gabe coming into the bar before opening and facing Kenna and wow what a blistering hot opening it is! Forget trying to cool off.. it won't work. He confronts McKenna and she denies having anything to do with what he's accusing her of, meanwhile the press is becoming more and more aggressive and he's dealing with his parents. (Aye)
While we get lead through this story and who is behind the leaks at the bar and the resulting snowball effects on the rest of the men and their women; Stacey leads us through every detail like the great author she is, she doesn't miss a detail and you won't either. The steam is off the charts, the mystery and intrigue is crazy and I just ate this book. I didn't put it down. So many twists and turns I didn't want to miss a thing. We get front row seats to Gabe and Kenna too and the chemistry between these two- sparking!!!
This is a must read. I can't say another thing because I don't do spoilers. Stacey, you rocked this one right into orbit! My favorite of the series. I loved it.
**arc from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for a fair review**
Love This Series
I have always loved Gabe, but after the way he started out his book, I am not sure if that love will last. Will he redeem himself???
McKenna has had a hard life, but she has a big heart and sometimes that lands her in trouble. She has loved Gabe for a long time and she knows that he has feelings for her too, but he won't cross that line because she is his employee. Just when McKenna thinks that Gabe has finally given in to his feelings, he accuses her of something that she doesn't know anything about. Again, McKenna is devastated. 1) Because Gabe don't trust and believe in her and 2) she thinks that she has now lost somebody else that she cared about.
Gabe knows that he has totally screwed up with McKenna and doesn't know how he will ever get over what he did or how he will ever get McKenna to forgive him. He broke her heart. It will take something major to make them see past their hurdles, but sometimes love is worth the pain.
I love, love this series and these characters and hate that this series is ending.