Review: Say My Name (Stark International #1) by J. Kenner

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Say May Name (Stark International #1) by J. Kenner


New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner kicks off a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new trilogy that returns to the world of her beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Say My Name features Jackson Steele, a strong-willed man who goes after what he wants, and Sylvia Brooks, a disciplined woman who’s hard to get—and exactly who Jackson needs.

I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.

Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

Say My Name
is intended for mature audiences.

5 out of 5 stars

This was freaking awesome! Intense, erotic, full of drama and passion. I think this is J. Kenner's best work to date.

I was immediately pulled in, everything was super intriguing. The story is laid out well with great development. So many things are learned but at just the right time so there is this fantastic "what's going to happen next" build that makes it a page turner. There are lots of different layers and things going on, it was great.

Sylvia Brooks and Jackson Steele are fantastic characters and I loved learning about how they met and the history they shared. So much passion between the two!  They each have so many secrets and it was just captivating watching them all unfold and come together. Sylvia is a great character, strong but has her demons. I really like her determination. Jackson, this man is commanding and powerful. He’s pretty much sex on a stick! He has secrets as well and I loved everything I did learn but I still have a lot of questions.

Hot doesn't cover the sexy times in this book. Erotic, passionate, add in some kink, and the pull between these two is off the charts. They have this intense chemistry that pretty much makes their sexy times go through the roof!

Loved all the other characters that were introduced. It was great getting to see Nikki and Damien again, I really enjoyed seeing a new side of Damien. Love how their characters have been integrated into this so even though I know them from their series, they seem fresh.

This book was full of twists and turns and drama. There was one thing I did not see coming, which was awesome! I loved the twist. I still have a TON of questions. I must know all the things! I do have some ideas and theories and I cannot wait to find out of I'm on target. This book does have closure but it's definitely cliffhanger-ish. I need book two, On My Knees ASAP. I cannot wait for more.

This was absolutely excellent! I cannot say enough good things. J. Kenner knocked it out of the park with this one. 5-off-the-charts-hot-stars!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.


Julie Kenner
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. 


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Other books in the STARK INTERNATIONAL Series

On My Knees 2Under My Skin 3

On my Knees (#2)Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Under My Skin (#3)Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

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