On My Knees by J. Kenner – Review

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Title: On My Knees (Stark International #2)

Author: J. Kenner

Publication Date: June 23, 2015

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Synopsis

Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
 
I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge. 
 
Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone. 
 
Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release. 
 
I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back. 
 
On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.

Review

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This is the second installment in the Stark International Trilogy.

When we left Jackson and Sylvia in the first book, Jackson had just been arrested for assaulting Robert Cabot Reed. Everyone believes that Jackson assaulted Reed because he’s trying to make a movie about a project of Jackson’s from years before.  In truth, Jackson hit him for molesting Sylvia when she was younger.  Sadly, that’s the least of their worries… Jackson let Sylvia know his secret; Damien Stark is his half-brother.

This is where we start off in the second book.  Jackson has decided that he has to tell Damien, even though he knows that the news will not be received well. Will Damien kick him off of the Resort Project?  Will Reed file charges?  Will Jackson and Sylvia stay together or fall apart?

I have to say, one thing this book wasn’t lacking was sex.  In general J. Kenner has shown the ability to put the steam in a book and this was no exception.  It seemed like every time you turn around there was another sexy scene… but it wasn’t bad.  Relationships are built on trust and intimacy… and although intimacy is different for some, I can understand that for Jackson and Sylvia, this is as intimate as they get and it’s what grounds them within each other.

Of course Kenner left us with another (HUGE) cliffhanger, but that’s to be expected with a trilogy… especially since the first one had a cliffhanger.  I enjoyed reading this book and I give it 4 stars.

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