Saturday, July 16, 2016

review || HOTTEST MESS { blog tour } by J. Kenner

Bantam | July 12, 2016 | Romantic Suspense
S.I.N, book 2


No one can know about our love—and hiding only makes it hotter.

Dallas Sykes has a reputation. He is known for his parties, his money, and the countless women on his arm. Yet the Dallas I know is a different man—darker, smarter, and unbearably sexy. Just one look from him can leave me breathless; the anticipation of his touch can make me lose control.

Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other’s secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it’s the truth that threatens us most of all. 

Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right.

Hottest Mess is intended for mature audiences.
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{ about j. kenner } .

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

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 four 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).

{ review } .

Right away, we're reminded that these two cannot be.

Right away, we're reminded how much Jane loves him, but cannot have him.

Right away, we're reminded of who Dallas is, what Dallas does, and the connection between what he does, and Jane -- and therefore, the deeper connection these two have yet cannot show.

The angst of Dallas and Jane continues in this second part of the S.I.N. trilogy. I love that together, while they both have worries about what the outside world would think, they are a unified front. Behind closed doors, they love and they receive love. They are a beautiful couple who were given an unfair hand in that particular department.

This was one of those "book 2-of-3" that generally has me feeling it's a filler. While we do get more of the emotional connection between the two, as well as some answers to questions that popped up in the previous story, we watch as Dallas does whatever he has to in the public eye to keep away whispers of what's really going on with him and Jane, I really felt that the book was simply a stepping stone to the next book -- and the way this one ends certainly sets us up for the next one. I'm curious how Ms. Kenner is going to conclude their story; it's Dallas's turn to do the brunt of the worrying...

{ see the series... } .


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