Monday, 22 June 2015

Blog Tour ~ On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy #2) by J Kenner

Book Description:

Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.

I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.

Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone.

Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release.

I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back.

On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.

Read the first chapter of ON MY KNEES here! (http://juliekenner.com/book/on-my-knees/)

Buy Links:
 
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1dZ3e1C
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1dZ3w8T
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1QLKSD9

Say My Name (Book 1)
 
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1I9d919
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1K6ri0s
 
 
Our Review:
 
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
 

“...they could fight their demons together. Yin and yang. Control and submission. Pleasure and pain. And on and on and on until they sent each other spiralling over that invisible line where it all became the same. Where pain gave way to pleasure, and control revealed itself to be nothing more than surrender.”

This book starts where Say My Name finished, this is the second book in this trilogy which is the story of Jackson and Sylvia and is a spin off from J Kenner’s “Stark Trilogy.” I must admit, I was literally On My Knees by the end of this and I am in desperate need of Under my Skin.

This book is full of twists and turns as we build up to the grand finale. Some of these twists I saw coming but for the majority I was blindsided. J Kenner certainly knows how to toy with your head and your emotions and this was one roller coaster of a ride.

This is a story of secrets and omissions, some are revealed and others are left to fester leaving you with that overwhelming sense of foreboding as you are reading. It is that gut-wrenching anticipation that carries you through this book while you are waiting for the secrets to drop and then wondering what the aftermath will be. I had my heart in my mouth.

This is also a voyage of discovery for these two, reconnecting and learning to balance those fine lines between business and pleasure. There is no doubt in their compatibility sexually, I mean these two combust the pages, but with secrets between them it reeks of mistrust and it is this that I see as a potential stumbling for the both of them.


“I’ve said it every day since I saw you. I say it in the way I look at you. The way I touch you. The way I never stop thinking about you. I’ve said that I love you a million times, Sylvia. This is just the first time I’ve said it out loud.”


Sylvia is more open in this book, eventually she does confide in Jackson but will Jackson do the same? He seems to have more skeletons and it is these skeletons that cause the most problems. With the biggest secret of them all out in the open it was easy to see why Jackson was the way he was and goes some way to rationalising the animosity between Jackson and Damien. But this secret also leads to questions, questions of loyalties and again this brings about that mistrust, but one thing we know about Damien is that he is level headed and I loved the way this was dealt with.


“I’m not weak, I tell myself again. Because the more I say it, the more I believe it. I’m strong. Hasn’t Jackson told me so over and over and over?”


I know I am being vague, but with books like these that are plot driven it would be a crime to give anything away. In true J Kenner style we have that perfect balance of angst, suspense and heat. While lots of questions are answered, lots of questions remain and with that ending you just know that there is a lot more to come in Under My Skin. I have a feeling that with Damien’s experience with what we are now faced all will be OK, but now I have to wait and the wait is going to be agonising.
 “Dude, you screwed up so bad you’re going to need Black & Decker to fix the damage.”


Once again, another great instalment and as usual it was great to catch up with Damien and Nikki. Have loved this series, and if you are not familiar with Damien Stark then get reading, it was he who got me started on my J Kenner journey.
 
 About the Author:
 
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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