Tuesday, May 21, 2013

RELEASE ME by J. Kenner

Stark Trilogy #1
Random House Publishing, January 2013
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN  9780345544117
Contemporary Erotic Romance


J. Kenner’s RELEASE ME, the first in her erotic romance series, is the introduction of the series’ main characters, Damien Stark and Nikki Fairchild.  Damien has followed and helped Nikki ever since meeting her briefly when she took part in beauty pageants.  Though she only spent a few scant moments with Damien way back when, Nikki has been unable to stop thinking about him.  When they meet again by chance (supposedly), the attraction between them sizzles and though she fights it, what billionaire businessman Damien Stark wants, he gets, if they can both get past the secrets from their pasts.

This reader thoroughly enjoyed RELEASE ME and looks forward to reading the next book in this spicy erotic series.  That said there were many similarities to both the popular Fifty Shades of Grey books and the Crossfire trilogy.  All three series are about an everyday woman with issues meeting an incredibly rich, but tortured alpha male who refuses to take no for an answer.  But so what?  The shell of the stories may be similar, but the intricacies of the story are uniquely its own.

J. Kenner’s writing style is sensual and easy to follow.  Her descriptive passages evoke very real emotion in her readers.  The careful forward and back baby steps the characters take along the road to love, and their forays into light BDSM were fun and highly charged.  Their weaknesses are just as evident as their strengths and together the characters are stronger than when they are apart.  RELEASE ME set up the other books in this series nicely, revealing just enough to satisfy readers while sparking interest in the next book at the same time.

Fans of light erotica and strong characters are bound to enjoy J. Kenner’s RELEASE ME.  Good writing, good storyline, great characters.  What more can you ask for?

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."


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