From New York Times Bestselling author J. Kenner comes PLEASE ME, a new novella in her Stark Ever After Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series…
Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.
I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
PLEASE ME is a novella set in the Stark Ever After series and is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights series.
Nikki Stark has it all…two beautiful kids, a loving and doting husband and is the owner of a successful little company. If there’s one thing that Nikki’s learned, it’s that secrets can be toxic. And she sees a secret lurking in her husband, Damien’s, eyes. Will it tear them apart or bring them closer than ever?
If you’ve already read Damien and Nikki’s romance and just need a small hit, this gives us a fantastic glimpse into their lives. And if you haven’t read their tumultuous story, what the heck are you waiting for?? This story is short but it gives the reader, new or old, all the background you’ll need to understand or remember the exceptionally special relationship that Damien and Nikki have.
This brilliant little gem will give you all the feels! It’s sweet and sexy with just a hint of suspense as Nikki tries to figure out the mystery behind Damien’s silence. Told completely from Nikki’s POV with a sweet ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
I close the door behind me, intending to return to the bedroom. Instead, I go outside. I pour another glass from the second bottle Jamie and I opened, then settle onto the chaise lounge and look up, letting myself get lost in the stars that blanket the moonless sky.
I don’t hear him, but I know when Damien steps onto the patio. The scent of him. The subtle shift in the air, as if Damien Stark truly is the force of nature I sometimes believe him to be. Mostly, though, I am simply attuned to him, and he to me. Of course, I know he’s there. Just as I knew that he would come.
I turn my head and let myself breathe him in, this man the gods must have made just for me. He’s strong and powerful and walks with confidence. His strides are long and straight, and his goal is clear—me.
When he reaches my chaise, he sits on the edge of it near my hip, then takes my hand in his. I’m still wearing the bathing suit I put on to lounge with Jamie, covered by a simple, lacey pull-over. It eased up when I sat, and now Damien’s slacks brush the bare skin of my thigh, making me hyperaware of our connection.
Damien lifts our joined hands, then kisses my knuckles. “Do you want to tell me what’s wrong?”
My eyes dart to his, and I see both apology and humor reflected on his face. “I think that’s my line,” I say.
Slowly, he slips his hand beneath the lace of my cover-up so that his palm presses against the bare flesh of my lower abdomen, just above my bikini line. The touch is casual, little more than a place to rest his hand, and yet the contact sends sparks shooting down through my core, making my inner thighs tingle and my sex burn hot and needy.
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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.