On My Knees – 4 Stars

on my knees

J. Kenner

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Stark International Trilogy (Book 2)

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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.

Say My Name (Book 1)

Say My Name comp final

Amazon  •  Amazon Print

Amazon UK   •  Amazon Fr 

Amazon ANZ  •  Amazon DE

Barnes & Noble  •  Barnes & Noble UK 

Books-A-Million  •  Kobo   •  Kobo UK

iBooks  •  iBooks UK

IndieBound  •  Google Play  •  All Romance

about the author

Julie Kenner

Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.

Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication.  Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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my review

4 Stars

I’m spent from reading J. Kenner’s On My Knees – talk about a dramatic roller coaster ride.  It picked up right where Say My Name ended and there wasn’t a dull moment from that point on.  It was an incredibly powerful and intense story between two complicated characters.

Jackson and Sylvia are finally reconnecting after five years. They are learning about who they have both become and about their years apart. Their attraction and passion is still very much alive and they will leave you panting. Craving more. Yet, their sexual chemistry isn’t enough and you are quickly living through their struggles.  Because even though they’re both committed to being together, they are both keeping a secrets from one another. So many freaking secrets.  It makes for a bumpy journey – one that leaves you hanging and waiting for the next installment.

I terrified to admit this (I hate receiving opinion backlash) but in all honesty, I’m not sure I liked the second installment in this series as much as I did the first. On My Knees had so more angst and drama – I felt like I was experiencing Jackson and Sylvia’s relationship except instead of enjoying it, I felt a bit jerked around.  However, I believe this was because the author needed to share a ton of information to the reader and she executed sharing it in the most dramatic ways possible. It in no way lessened my desire to get more time with Jackson and Sylvia. It was just a lot.

Fans of the first book don’t want to miss out on the continuing romance between this couple.  You want Jackson and Sylvia to find their happily ever after together. I highly recommend it and look forward to the final book, Under My Skin.

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