Author: J. Kenner

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

So we are back with the final installment from Jane and Dallas. Things have really changed with these two since the first two books, and if you are thinking you can walk into this book without reading the other two first, you are sadly mistaken. You do get some more fun cameos from other characters from J. Kenner’s books, so be on the lookout for that. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the second book yet, spoilers from that book are in this review. So once we pick up in this book Jane has gone missing and to say Dallas is going out of his mind with worry would be an understatement. Dallas and Jane are finally out in the open, their parents have cut them off financially, and the media is all over their story, but these two don’t find happiness right away. Thankfully Jane doesn’t stay missing for very long, but it puts all the more pressure on Dallas and Jane to figure out who was behind all these events in the first place. There are some heartbreaking scenes with these two as the book continues. Certain people become implicated in the plot, people that both Dallas and Jane are close to, and seeing how they react to those things, how they handle it is sometimes very sad to read. Also the strained relationship between Jane and Dallas and their parents is also hard to read, especially with their dad. I mean I wish he would […]

Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

Posted July 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

And I’m back for book two. I really do like J. Kenner, and I actually like a well written stepbrother romance, and this book has a mystery element going on, so while all the stars seemingly are aligned, I somehow can’t get into this series the way I really want to. So we pick back up in this book pretty much where we left off. Jane and Dallas are involved with each other, but still in secret, because these two aren’t just stepbrother and sister, no there parents adopted them, so by law they are as related to each other as if they shared DNA. In that regard I actually felt pretty bad for them, I mean loving someone that you know you could get into serious trouble just for being together, the whole thing kind of sucks. Oh and did I mention Dallas is still keeping up his whole I’m a ladies man thing, yeah, that was no exactly easy for Jane to deal with, but I understood the reasoning behind it all. The plot of who kidnapped Jane and Dallas when they were younger definitely starts making some strides in this book, and I have to admit this was the element in the book that kept me interested. I love a good mystery. Also I felt like most of the character growth with these two was about moving on from what happened to them and finding closure as well as finding the people responsible. So really this plot […]

Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner

Posted April 16, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner

I like J. Kenner, and I really enjoyed the Stark series and Kenner’s style of writing, so I figured this book would be the right kind of book for me. While I did enjoy a lot of the elements in this book, there were a couple of things in the book that kept me from really loving it the way I wanted to, or rather the way I loved the Stark books. So I was kind surprised this ended up being a stepbrother romance, which like a lot of things can go either way for me, sometimes I think it works great, and sometimes I just don’t care for it. In this particular case it honestly didn’t bug me one way or the other, I mean it does play a role in the plot line and its definitely part of the reason why they put off having any kind of involvement with each other romantically, but there was so much more going on in this book that I genuinely don’t have much of an opinion about that aspect of the book. I’m one of those readers who has to love the characters in a book for me to enjoy the story line, and honestly I don’t think I loved them, and it wasn’t that I didn’t like them, but rather that I didn’t really get them. Dallas and Jane are both seriously damaged people, they are both living the lives they are in the present wholly because of a very […]

Complete Me by J. Kenner

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Complete Me by J. Kenner

I have reviewed the first two books in this series previously, and since this is book three I want to say up front that if you read any further this review will most likely contain spoilers for the first two books so either read at your own peril or read the first two books in this series first (you should, they are pretty good). So first things first the tone of this book is a bit more on the sad, heartbreaking side of things. Things just are not going right for Damien and Nikki, especially for Damien. Damien is facing some serious charges, and it definitely puts both Damien and Nikki through the ringer. This trial really puts Damien through a lot, including having to deal with keeping his secret past secret, something that seems like it is going to be hard to do, and dealing with the reality of his situation is of course not easy and stressful on him. I don’t think he handles it all that well, and it does create a lot of stress on the couple. The whole thing just makes the tone of the book very desperate and heartbreaking. As a reader you want things to turn out okay in the end for them, but in the meantime the book takes you on a series ride of uncertainty. While Damien is in bad shape during this book, you have to admit that Nikki has gone through a lot of growth in the past couple […]

Claim Me by J. Kenner

Posted October 12, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Claim Me by J. Kenner

As with all trilogies like this, I would suggestion you read the first book in the series before reading this review. I have to admit that there were times when I really liked this book and then there were times when I thought it was just okay. But this book just kind of stuck with me and I can’t help but decide that I did like it. This book picks up where the the last one left off, the contract that Nikki and Damien had entered into about the painting is finally over, only the two of them aren’t exactly willing to let each other go. After the events of the first book its understandable, the two of them have really opened up to each other about their pasts and their secrets, and when you find someone who understands you and gets what you have been through, well it’s easy to see why they wouldn’t want to let each other go. Once again the chemistry between these two is hot from the very beginning, they just kind of gravitate to each other. I thought the sex in the book was better at the beginning, but other that that I thought that aspect of the relationship was done really well. There is a lot going on in this book for the characters, the deal is over, which means it is back to real life for them. And real life is not always so pretty. There are issues with secrets and people […]

Release Me by J. Kenner

Posted September 25, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Release Me by J. Kenner

I was looking for a trilogy to read after the Crossfire series, and I kept running across this one. I have to admit that it took me a while to actually hunker down and buy it, I really didn’t want to spend money on the books if they were going to end up being too FSoG (don’t judge but those books just totally didn’t do it for me, and everyone kept comparing this series to that one). But in the end I bought all three books, and I have to say I’m not sorry that I did. So in this book we learn mostly about Nikki, and not Damien, don’t get me wrong Damien is a huge part of the book, but his actions and his past all kind of wrapped in this air of mystery, and as the reader you are right there along with Nikki trying to figure out all the little things that make this guy tick. What I think is completely safe to say is that both of these two people are damaged, Nikki definitely had a hard childhood, her mother didn’t really make her life easy and she coped with it in a way that some teenage girls do, by hurting herself. She literally carries the scars with her. I don’t know how realistic I found the agreement Nikki enters into with Damien, to be painted in the nude and to agree to be Damien’s for the time it takes to paint the nude, and […]