Tuesday 19 April 2016

✜ J. Kenner ✜ DIRTIEST SECRET ✜ S.I.N. #1 ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

 • Book #1 in the new Stark Spin-Off
(well, not really a Spin-Off - we only met Dallas a few times in a Stark novella and the Jackson Steele books!)
S.I.N. Series #1

• 320  pages
• Release Date: 19 April 2016
• Book #2 HOTTEST MESS will be released 12 July
• Book #3 SWEETEST TABOO will be released 4 October

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? ☺)

you should read DEEPEST KISS before starting with this series - because we're being introduced to Dallas in this Damien & Nikki Novella ☺

you also might want to read the Jackson Steele - Stark Spin-Off trilogy - Dallas has a little part in there too ☺

5 Stars

It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.
The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave
yet the one I can never have.
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.
We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no
but now it’s finally time to say yes.

Southampton - Long Island - New York

We already met Dallas in some of the Stark/Steele books - he's one of the most famous billionaire playboys America has ever seen.... heir to a department store fortune.

Dallas Sykes is the King of Fuck.

But he only lets the world think he's that mega-rich playboy heir. (well, of course he does all the sexing and playboying - but it's not who he really is - it's just the picture of a guy he wants the world to think he is...)

His whole goddamn life was an act. A facade. He was damaged goods. As broken as a man could be.

In reality he has much more important work to do.
Ever since he and the love of his young life Jane were kidnapped 17 years ago - when they were 15 - it's his one goal in life to find and kill the people responsible for the horror they had to endure.
He's started DELIVERANCE - a group of very talented and resourceful mercenaries/agents, whose mission it is to rescue kidnapped children, and finding and executing the bad guys.
But as I said - nobody knows that.
Not even Jane. The one girl he's always loved, but will never be able to call his own.
But now her professional life as a true-crime writer, and his professional life, are about to cross paths....and not in a good way....

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

I'm not telling you that of course ☺




I was expecting some fast romance thingy...but this is sooo much more. Much deeper and more exciting and suspensy and moving and EROTIC!!!!!


I loved every second of this book.
Dallas is so amazing - after everything he went through, he's still this amazing, but also very broken guy... He loves Jane sooo much, but for so many reasons they can never be together. But he still does everything in his power to find the bad guy that took them, so that they can both finally heal from all that happened back then... He once promised her he would always protect her - and he will never stop.
And poor Jane - so in love with Dallas - but even without all the other things stopping them from being together, she thinks she's not good enough for him, because she blames herself for some things that happened... And he thinks his dark sexual needs would be too much for her...Ugh those two - we just want to go in to this book and hug them and put them in a room together until they finally get everything they ever dreamed of...

But grrrrr - it's a trilogy - so it will take us forever to get to a HEA!!!!
I want/need/HAVETOHAVE book #2 NOW!!!!!!!!!

Dirtiest Secret was an extremely erotic and sad & exciting romance. About dirty family secrets, about the past & the present, about family & friends, about love & hate & forgiveness....and revenge!!!

...and even if the story wouldn't be interesting at all - you still don't want to miss reading it - you'll sooo fall in love with Dallas Sykes too☺ ☺ ☺

Now please hurry with book #2 Julie- I NEEEEED to read it asap!


ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

I have been impatiently waiting for Dallas Sykes story since I first heard he was getting his own, so it was great to wake up and find him waiting on my kindle.

Now, I am not going to lie.  It did take me a while to get into Dallas and Jane's story.  I am not sure if it was the book, if it was me, if it was my reading mood.  But for the first 35% of the book I struggled.  I struggled to connect. I struggled to keep interested.  I struggled to keep reading and put the book to the side a few times and did other things.  It was a case of "oooh look, shiny things" and off I went - which is all the more reason I think the funk was my reading mood!

BUT once I got past that part of the book (and out of my obvious funk!) I didn't want to put it down.

Dallas has always been the sexy, uber-rich playboy around town, but as we scratched the surface, found out more of his a past, what happened with Jane - well, my heart ached for them both.

I was expecting a sexy read with a bit of suspense, but Dirtiest Secret is so much more.  It is dark, it is gritty, it was suspenseful.  Secrets, lies, deception - oh what a tangled web we weave people!

I could feel the UST between Dallas and Jane fly off the pages.  They want each other.  They need each other.  They can't have each other (for reasons you will understand when you get reading!)

I just so badly want them to have their HEA - but I know that this isn't going to be easy and it isn't going to be quick - this is the first book in a trilogy so my head knows I will have to wait, but my heart doesn't.

Please Julie, don't make me wait too long for the next book - after the way you ended book one I am on tenterhooks waiting to see what happens to our lovelies!




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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers 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.