Title: Deepest Kiss
Series: Stark Ever After #6, Stark Trilogy #3.10
Author: J. Kenner
Release Date: March 8, 2016
From New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a tantalizing ebook novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild. Deepest Kiss follows the couple from their island resort to their home in Los Angeles, and introduces Dallas Sykes, the seductive bad boy in the newest Stark International Novel, Dirtiest Secret—the first book in a new trilogy of the S.I.N. series.
Includes a special preview of J. Kenner’s provocative new novel, Dirtiest Secret!
My love for Damien Stark runs deep, and my need for his touch runs even deeper. He’s my shelter in this world, my light when everything seems dark, and all it takes is one kiss for my body to come alive.
Yet no matter where we go, our secrets threaten to surface. Someone dangerous from my past is back to stir up trouble, and now it feels like there’s nowhere I can hide.
I know Damien will always protect me, that our fierce desire will give us strength. In his arms I find safe harbor—and the sweetest release.
“You wouldn’t,” I say, though I can’t keep the genuine worry out of my voice.
I shake my head, trying to appear more certain than I feel.
“Because that wouldn’t just punish me. It would torture you, too.”
“It would,” he agrees. “And while I’m not usually averse to self-sacrifice for a good cause--and,” he adds as his eyes skim over my body, “you are a very good cause--tonight I have something else in mind. Take off your jeans, baby. Take off everything and get on the floor. I want you at my mercy.”
“I’m always at your mercy,” I say as I begin to comply, and from the gleam in his eyes, it’s clear that he knows it.
“You are,” he says, a softness sneaking in to dull the sharp edge of his voice. “As much as I’m at yours. But I’ve been thinking about you all day, hot and naked and wet for me. And tonight I’m taking what I want. And baby? I promise you’re going to enjoy it.”
I’m on the floor now, my clothes abandoned, and I whimper a little as his words caress me, making my nipples peak and my clit throb. I have absolutely no doubt he’s right. But enjoy is to mild a term. Whatever he has planned, I’m going to fucking love it.
“Roll over and get on your knees,” he demands as he unbuttons his shirt, then tosses it aside.
I do as he says, then look over my shoulder to see him, looking magnificent with his broad shoulders and tight abs. He’s strong and lean and hard, and there’s no question that he used to be an elite athlete. I don’t care about tennis at the moment, though. On the contrary, right then all I want to do is taste every delicious inch of him.
I loved Damien and Nikki's story, but I was a little reluctant to read Deepest Kiss because their story ended happily and I wasn't sure how J. Kenner could write more about them and keep my interest. I've read all of the books in the series of interwoven characters and I can now say that J. Kenner kept my interest throughout all.
Deepest Kiss is a short novella. It was a very quick read (I read it easily in one evening), but it had all the steam we've come to associate with Damien and Nikki's relationship. They were both still just as sexy and desperate for each other that they have been since the beginning. While we did hear a little bit more about Jackson and Sylvia (and some of the secondary characters) this book was another Damien and Nikki book. It was written from Nikki's point of view.
And there was a new plot twist. It wasn't just the same old, same old. There was a definite story and a good story.
So if you're looking for a quick, steamy read, and you've read the other books, then pick this one up. I give Deepest Kiss FOUR STARS!
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).