Title: Hottest Mess
Series: S.I.N. #2
Author: J. Kenner
Release Date: July 12, 2016
The S.I.N. series continues with the seductive follow-up to the Stark International Novel Dirtiest Secret, from the New York Times bestselling author of “red-hot and angsty” fiction that “keeps readers guessing” (Publishers Weekly, on Under My Skin).
No one can know about our love—and hiding only makes it hotter.
Dallas Sykes has a reputation. He is known for his parties, his money, and the countless women on his arm. Yet the Dallas I know is a different man—darker, smarter, and unbearably sexy. Just one look from him can leave me breathless; the anticipation of his touch can make me lose control.
Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other’s secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it’s the truth that threatens us most of all.
Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right.
Hottest Mess is intended for mature audiences.
Hottest Mess is definitely not a standalone. So before reading it go buy Dirtiest Secret. This series, however, can be read as a standalone series. The characters know the Starks and all of the other characters, but you don't really need to know the backstory there in order to read this book. I love the other series as well and highly recommend them, but I think they can be read out of order, just not the particular books in each series.
Hottest Mess is the continuation of the story of Dallas and Jane. For reasons revealed in the first book the two need to keep their relationship secret. They've both been through childhood trauma and have now fallen in love. But there are secrets that can destroy them.
Let me just say that I love Dallas Sykes. I said before that I love all of J. Kenner's male "heroes," but Dallas has got to be my favorite one so far. He's a contradiction. He's a playboy, but he's really not. He's strong and dominant, but he's somewhat insecure. What he is, is a man who has gone through some terrible things. He lives for two things in his life - revenge and Jane.
Jane's trust issues come into play in this book a little more. She wants no secrets. She's strong, but she's apprehensive. She loves Dallas, but she's afraid.
Hottest Mess ends with a big cliffhanger. I always want the next book in a series to come out, but this one is even bigger. I need the next book soon.
I really liked Hottest Mess and give it FOUR AND HALF STARS!
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From the New York Times bestselling author of such “racy, sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes the provocative first Stark International Novel—the beginning of the S.I.N. series.
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.
Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.
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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).