I received this book for free from Loveswept in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cuffed by His Charm by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Dirty Little Secrets #4
Published by Loveswept on November 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
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.
Cuffed By His Charm is a charming and although intense had many sweet moments that I wasn’t expecting. Honestly, I had the most enjoyable time reading Gabe and McKenna’s book. Now I will say first off that this book can be read as a stand a lone, but I think I would have preferred being able to read this series in order to get more background information on this couple and Gabe’s three other friends especially since they play a big role in this story. This was a contemporary romance that I honestly was expecting a ton of angsty stuff going on and this book blew me away. All the angst pretty much happens in the beginning of the book which I found so refreshing. Most authors tend to drag it out through all the book but this author didn’t do that and boy I love her even more for that because I so needed a book where the romance was sweet and emotional and it had a vibrant feel to it.
Your heart is so big and warm, and that’s so damn beautiful
So our lovely story begins when Gabe learns that someone has been spying on them and working with the tabloids. He has worked hard to make sure his name and his company’s name has never been slandered by the press and now he has proof that it was McKenna. A woman he deeply cares about but since she is his employee he has never crossed the line with. And so they have hot angry sex (all consensual though) and then Gabe breaks the news to McKenna and demands to know the truth. And learn that McKenna is completely innocent and that her brother stole her key pad number and sold information to the tabloids for money and he is always getting into trouble financially and McKenna always bails him out because she is protective and loving and sweet. So now Gabe has a lot of groveling to do and they have to get to the bottom of who is behind everything and to save McKenna brother’s life and still somehow find a happy ever after with Gabe.
So I really enjoy every aspect of the story and seeing this character-driven romance was just icing on the cake. We really learn so much more about Gabe and I loved that. Now, McKenna, she is an open book from the start. She is hard working, driven, kind and generous and doesn’t have a mean bone in her body and completely devoted to those she loves the most. Then we have Gabe who is a bit more complex but not really. He has a heart of gold but also likes to use his imagination in the bedroom. He runs a secret business that hardly anyone knows about but he has a great eye for business that works wonders and a talent he inherits from his father. But boy I loved hiim as the hero. Because he is so attentive and gentle at times with McKenna and he can be just as strong and alpha like in the bedroom when McKenna is all out for that. What I found most interesting is seeing how intune these two are with each other. And how the focus is on their relationship and how close-knit they are together. So many sweet and poignant moments I just never wanted to put this story away.
Cuffed By His Charm is a beyond memorable charming romance that is sexy, passionate and gives out all the feels!!