Monday 27 April 2015

✪ SAY MY NAME ✪ J. KENNER ✪ Stark International #1 ✪ BlogTour

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

 • Book #1 in the new Stark International Trilogy 
• 368 pages
• Release Date: 7 April 2015
• Book #2 ON MY KNEES will be out 23 June 2015
• Book #3 UNDER MY SKIN will be out 25 August 2015

You haven't read any of the Stark Books yet?? o.O
It's not really neccessary - (but why wouldn't you want to read all those amaaaaazing books? ☺) -
but you should read PLAY MY GAME before starting with this book - because we're being introduced to Jackson in Damien & Nikki's Valentine's Novella ☺

5 Stars

New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner kicks off a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new erotic trilogy that returns to the world of her beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Say My Name features Jackson Steele, a strong-willed man who goes after what he wants, and Sylvia Brooks, a disciplined woman who’s hard to getand exactly who Jackson needs.

I never let anyone get too closebut he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.
Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.  

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong
and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

"I want him. I want everything that we have shared and will share. I want the world, and with Jackson I do not think that is too much to ask."

We already met Damien Stark's personal assistant Sylvia in the previous books and we also met Jackson for a second in the last Stark Novella: PLAY MY GAME.... Jackson is the rising star of the architecural world, and Damien wanted him for his Bahamian couples-island-resort-thing. But Jackson declined - he didn't want to work in Damien's shadow. (and there might also be a couple of other tiny little reasons for not wanting to be anywhere near Damien☺ but we won't find out about those until much later ☺)

Recently, Sylvia got very lucky finding an article about an island that might be for sale - an island not far from LA - Santa Cortez - in the California Channel Islands.
But finding it and getting Damien on board and buying it and getting all the permits is only the beginning - their famous architect dropped out and now they need a new one, or Sylvia's first solo-project will die.

Enter: Jackson Steele.
Mega-Hot Architectural-Super-Star.

...and he's no stranger to our Sylvia.
Five years ago they've been happy together for a short, but very intense time...but Sylvia screwed up and destroyed everything...her fears of whatever happened to her in her youth made her leave him....
And now he's back in LA for work and she has to swallow all her pride and attraction and literally beg him to work with her....
And Jackson might even be interested in the job - but he wants more than that - more than Sylvia might be able to give.....

Plus - there are still way too many secrets between them...

What will happen to Sylvia & Jackson?
Will there be a HEA?
Will everybody die at the end?
Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?

l don't want to spoil anything
OK - no real Cliffy - but there's still a lot to overcome - lots of secrets and whatnots ☺ 



I loooved Jackson!
And Sylvia too of course - only I don't really love her name - a Sylvia for me, is a 65-year-old, white-haired librarian ☺

I loved the story.
And I loooved that we got to see Damien & Nikki again ☺

There was sooo much sexiness in that book - even before the real sex even started - Jackson just talking sexy was sooo effing hot ☺

We also get to hear a bit about what happened five years ago - how they met in Atlanta...
I loved the first line that Jackson ever said to Sylvia:

"Let me guess. You've seen one panda, you've seen them all."

They could've been so perfect for each other...but Sylvia's past stopped her from giving them a real chance for a perfect future :/ So now the reader hopes that she can finally get over whatever happened and give the poor guy another chance... or else I'll take him!!!!☺

SAY MY NAME was a really sexy and moving romance. You will sooo want your own Jackson Steele after reading it☺

Now please hurry with book #2 - I NEEEEED to know what will happen next with Jackson & Sylvia!!!!

ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

Oh boy, I fell in love with Damien and Nikki in the Stark series, and I am loving this spin off series.  If you haven't read any of the previous books, it does not matter, but why would you want to miss out on any of the sexiness.

And boy, is Jackson Steele sex on legs!  From the minute we first meet him, going back 5 years, there was just something about him.

Sylvia has has some terrible things in her past, and they are still affecting her today.  I just wanted to hug her so hard when we find out what has happened.  I could completely understand why she does what she does, but doesn't mean I have to like it lol

When their worlds collide again, you just know there are going to be sparks.  But are they going to be good or bad?  Secretes and lies are never good in a relationship, no matter what the reason for them, and this pair have them in spades.

Sylvia - if you don't get your act together and make Jackson yours, I will gladly take your place!!

As we learn what happened 5 years ago, I could understand why they were not together.  But then I got the sads, as I thought about how perfect they could have been for those 5 years if they were together.  

But then we wouldn't have the sexiness of them working things out now,  Gah!  

Say My Name is a sweet, sexy but at times sad story of a second chance at love, and I loved every second of it.

I hope it is not too long before the next books, because

but now I need the next book, as I neeeeeeeeeed to know what happens with Jackson and Sylvia.  After the ending we just got, there are so many questions I need answered
I loved that we got more Damien and Nikki and get a bit of a look at how married life is going for them, as well as little bits about other characters from the Stark series.


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J. Kenner is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. She spent more than ten years as a litigator in Southern California and central Texas, using her rare free time to indulge in her passion of writing. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughters.