Title: Under My Skin
Series: Stark International #3
Author: J. Kenner
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks are back in the powerful finale of a provocative, sizzling-hot new erotic trilogy set in the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
He’s the only man I’ve ever loved, and the one man I can’t bear to lose.
Jackson Steele is my light in this world. Charismatic, bold, and always in control, he knows what he wants and how to get it—and absolutely nothing stands in his way. His hold on me is magnetic, his claim on me complete, his kiss my ultimate escape.
We both harbor dark secrets that could tear our lives apart. Though we’ve tried to bury our pasts, there are certain people who won’t let us forget. But the closer danger comes, the brighter the fire between us burns—our ecstasy consuming and soothing us both.
There’s no telling what lies ahead, but I know that Jackson never gives in without a fight. I’d do anything he wants to keep him safe, give him anything he needs. And now that we’re in deep, nothing can make me run.
First let me state that this is not a standalone. You should definitely read the first two books in the Start International Trilogy in order to understand this. I don't think it's necessary, however, to have read the Stark Trilogy (although I highly recommend them; they're among my favorite books).
I have read the other two books in the Stark International Trilogy and was anxiously awaiting the conclusion. I LOVED this book. If you've read my previous reviews you'll already know that I love Jackson and Sylvia. I still find Jackson sexier than Damien. He's a little rougher and a little more edgy.
Sylvia is also somewhat edgier than Nikki. She's also stronger. These two are definitely their own characters and while there are parallels to the Stark Trilogy, the Stark International Trilogy is definitely it's own series.
Book Two, On My Knees, left us with a big cliffhanger. I don't want to give any details away of either the cliffhanger (read On My Knees) or how it's resolved, but I will say that the problem takes up most of the book.
Between that problem and Sylvia's insecurities, and business concerns, there is a lot going on in Jackson and Sylvia's lives. They both turn away from each other at different moments, but they both realize that they're stronger together. They love each other and need each other. They're better together than alone.
I highly recommend this series and give Under My Skin FIVE STARS!
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.