Tuesday 26 March 2019

✜ J. Kenner ✜ SHATTERED WITH YOU ✜ #StarkSecurity1 ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  

Stark Security Trilogy #1• 26 March 2019
• 3 Standalones slightly connected to the Stark world

New readers should/need to start with Nikki & Damien Stark's very first book #ReleaseMe ☺ 
5 Stars
Charismatic. Dangerous. Sexy as hell.
Meet the men of Stark Security.

Stark Security, a high-end, high-tech, no-holds barred security firm founded by billionaire Damien Stark and security specialist Ryan Hunter has one mission: Do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. Only the best in the business are good enough for Stark Security.

Men with dangerous skills.

Men with something to prove.

Brilliant, charismatic, sexy as hell, they have no time for softness—they work hard and they play harder. They’ll take any risk to get the job done.

But what they won’t do is lose their hearts.

With his lethal skills and criminal connections, former British agent Quincy Radcliffe has fast become a key asset at the newly formed Stark Security. But Quincy isn’t the man he appears to be.

When the woman whose body he once worshipped and whose heart he broke pleads for his help, Quincy knows he must either turn his back on her or risk revealing his dark secrets to the one woman who canand willtear open his old wounds.

For years, struggling actress Eliza Tucker has tried to forget the decadent weeks she shared with Quincy Radcliffe. His smoldering good looks had drawn her in, while his British charm had enchanted her. But it was the wildness of his seduction and the ferocity of his passion that captured her. She’d given herself to himand he’d shattered her like glass when he’d walked away.

Now, he’s the only person who can help find her missing sister. She’ll use him because she has too. She’ll pay any sensual price he demands. But she won’t fall for him again.

Four years ago, for one amazing summer in London, Eliza and Quincy were each other's everything.
But something happened and he broke her heart. She never wants to see him again.
Too bad, because now they kinda have to work together.
Eliza is trying to find her missing private investigator sister. And she's doing that at this creepy, elite sex party in Hollywood - the same party Quincy and his Stark Security team are doing a secret agent mission thing that night.
Turns out they're 'working' the same case.
Let the fun times begin.
Because even through all the hate and heartbreak - the feelings are still very much there!

I really loved this!
I didn't exactly know what to expect. Well, I kinda expected a great romantic suspense - and I got that. But it also something different and more and ... no idea what I mean. But I really loved it.
The first few pages I was a bit torn. On the verge of being bored, because I didn't really know why I should care about a building in Hollywood. Even though it was interesting to read about it - but I was afraid the whole book would give me too many details about things that didn't really matter to the story. And then we go back in time a few times - to London - when they met - how they fell for each other. I usually don't like going back in time in books. But it was really okay here.

It was a very exciting and sexy and mysterious and Hot-British-Hero story.
We have the missing sister Eliza is looking for and we have the missing royal kid from Europe Quincy is looking for. Plus the problems in our two darlings pasts. Plus their relationship and break-up problems. All very exciting and heartbreaking!

I loved seeing Dallas and Ryan and Damien again.

Great Book!
It could've been a bit more of everything. It was all a bit rushed and not very detailed (even though I complained about too much detail in the beginning☺). I wanted more about their pasts, their relationship in London, the time between London and now. More about Stark Security and its people. More romance and fun and action. Just a tiny bit more. It felt like Julie was told to cut 100 pages of interesting stuff. BUT - it was also completely okay the way it was - I really loved reading it!
Can't wait to get my hands on Denny and Mason's story next!!!!

SHATTERED WITH YOU was a very exciting &  sexy & heartbreaking romantic suspense! Run to your nearest amazon for your own hot British agent - this one is MINE! 

Ugh - another tiny little thing about the writing. As most of my followers know ... I HATE it when authors use AS in a non-comparing way. Like:
I couldn't pick you up from school - as I was busy eating cake. Know what I mean?? I hate that. It's not used in modern-day conversations. British people use it but even then it sounds horrible to my ears.
And the other thing - SO LONG AS. We learned in school that it is AS LONG AS. Is this a local thing? I have no idea - I have never heard anyone say SO LONG AS in real life! I hate it.
But of course - that's all just me and my weird reading rules.
Carry on.

ARC received for an honest review

I love a second chance story.

I love everything related to the Starkiverse.

I adore Eliza and Quincy.

Full of action, suspense and oh so much sexual tension, Shattered With You had me hooked from the start.

I did feel though, that the end was a little rushed, and with all the build up I was expecting a bang at the end, and it felt more like a whimper. However that could just be me.

I loved seeing bits of the Stark men and their ladies.

I felt that this was a good and interesting start to the Stark Security spin off, and I am looking forward to what comes next.


Pre-Order books 2+3:

Pre-Order the next Stark Book:


1 - RELEASE ME  getBook.at/ReleaseMe


3.5 - TAKE ME

3.55 - TAME ME - Jamie & Ryan 1
3.6 - HAVE ME

3.8 - SEDUCE ME 
3.9 - UNWRAP ME 
3.11 - ENTICE ME
3.12 - TEMPT ME - Jamie & Ryan 2  


4.1 - HOLD ME

5 - LOST WITH ME - 23 October
6 - DAMIEN - Damien's POV - 8 January 2019
6.1 - INDULGE ME - 9 July 2019

Of course there are a few connected Spin-Off trilogies happening here and there... 
First the Heated, Wanted, Ignited - very slightly connected!
Then it's Jackson Steele's trilogy, very connected:
Say My Name, On My Knees, Under My Skin
And then it's Dallas Sykes with
Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess, Sweetest Taboo.
And this year we'll have the Wicked Spin-Off which features a few guys we already met and see again in Anchor Me:
Wicked Grind, Wicked Dirty, Wicked Torture.

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.