Review – Entice Me by J. Kenner


Entice Me by J. Kenner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I first fell in love three years ago with the seductive, steamy, sweet, and suspenseful Stark trilogy by J. Kenner that started with Release Me and has spun into a series of stories that own me. Damien and Nikki held onto my heart then and never stopped mesmerizing and melting me. I’ll never get enough of these characters and series that have become me. Achingly addictive, sinfully sexy, and blissfully beautiful, Entice Me kisses all of your senses and leaves you panting for more.

Enthralled to be reunited with my favorite J. Kenner couple and series, I sunk myself into Entice Me and never surfaced for air until the end. I was quickly captivated and claimed as I clamored for more. Entice Me was sprinkled the sweetest touches of deja vous that was UTTERLY DREAMY. INSANELY SATISFYING. The Starks stamped themselves all over me, imprinting me with their modern day Cinderella tale of a love story, imprinting me to every emotion, imprinting me everywhere. I WAS ALL IN.

It didn’t take long before my body was on fire and my emotions were fine-tuned with everything Nikki and Damien. Sinfully sexy Damien treats Nikki like a goddess, worshiping her inside and out. She is his princess and he is her prince who continues to rescue her—the light to her dark—and give her the world. Their chemistry is magnetic as their bodies are attuned to each other so closely that they are one. One heartbeat for long-lasting love. One team. One forever.

I melted as these beautiful words show just how powerful Nikki and Damien’s bond is, a forever love.

“I can’t help but wonder if there will ever be a time when I’ll no longer have such a deep, sensual, visceral reaction to nothing more than the sight of him.”

The slow burn blazed into an inferno. I burned inside as these scorching words of love and lust between Damien and Nikki caught my body and heart on fire. Nikki craves her husband’s touch even after being together for several years with a passion that has never died.

“There’s never a moment when I don’t crave this man, but right now…I think I will die if I can’t touch him. Can’t taste him.”

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HOLY HOT!!! Damien still knows how to entice his wife, and pleasure her inside and out, and I LOVE IT!

“Is this what you need? Should I take you like this? Hard and fast and with no warning?”

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Oh did Mr. Stark make me swoon, his sexy, seductive, and soul-filled words sent me on a ship to Swoon Land where I sunk under his spell. Damien is PURE PERFECTION. I was OWNED by Damien. I WAS OWNED BY ENTICE ME .

“Nikki, god, Nikki. The way you respond to me. Do you know? Do you really understand? Everything I have. Everything I am, pales in comparison to the way I feel about you.”

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J. Kenner mixed up the sweetness, smolder, and swoon with a touch of suspense, and oh did I LOVE THIS SPELLBINDING STORY SO MUCH! Nikki and Damien are going to, once again, channel their strength and love to battle the past that continues to toy with this close-knit couple, haunting them. Together, they are fierce. One battle. One team. One forever.

“You’re not alone. I’m right there with you, baby. If there are ghosts, we’ll fight them together. And I promise you, we’ll win.”

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Entice Me was both a peek into the past of the phenomenal Stark series and a flash into the future—a love story that has spanned the test of time and tragedy. Like the Stark series, Nikki and Damien’s intoxicating and incredible love story is always beside me, in the back of my mind, no matter how many books separate me from everything Stark. I loved this story and love this series, so scorching and sweet.

Entice Me grasped my heart and soul. Like a sweet and smoldering kiss, Entice Me melted me from head to toe. This tale is a testament to love. Entice me…yes this tender and thrilling tale did entice me…so much. I can’t wait to anchor myself to Anchor Me next, a full novel! I’m still basking in the warm glow of everything Damien and Nikki.

5 enticing, exquisite, and explosive Stark stars


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From New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a sensually seductive novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild.

Includes a special preview of Anchor Me, the highly anticipated fourth full-length novel featuring Nikki & Damien as they begin the next chapter in their life together.

I didn’t understand passion until I met Damien, the man who turned my world upside down and swept me off my feet.

And though our life together feels perfect, we can’t escape our secrets–and the danger that continually threatens to surface.

But for one night, I seek a respite. A birthday wish for my husband, my lover, my friend—one absolutely perfect night.

It is my most ardent wish.

And I only hope that it will come true…


He bends down so that his lips graze my ear. “Dance for me, baby. Right now.”
”Is that what you want?” I ask. “To watch me dance? Because I have something else in mind.”
His brow rises. “Do you?”
“Mmm,” I say, then start humming as I pull out my phone and find my current favorite song on my workout playlist. A little fast. A little raunchy. A lot fun. I click the button to send it through our sound system, and when the music starts, I press my hand to Damien’s chest and jauntily strut forward, forcing him backward to the padded bench that is intended as a place to sit and wait for the elevator. Right now, I have a different purpose in mind.
“I’ll dance,” I say, doing a shimmy and pulling off my T-shirt in the process. “I’ll even do a stripper dance,” I add. “But I don’t do solo shows. I require full participation.”
“Do you?”
“Absolutely,” I say, turning around so that my back is to him as I shake and shimmy in time with the music and very, very slowly ease my skirt off.
When I turn around, I’m dressed only in my bra and panties, and though I should feel silly, I don’t. Maybe it’s the alcohol. Maybe it’s the lingering high from fucking him in the limo. Maybe it’s the heated way that he’s watching my every move.
Maybe it’s the simple fact that I love my husband.
Whatever the reason, I’m enjoying showing off, turning him on and getting turned on in the process. And as I think that, I slide one hand over my bra and the other down my abdomen to cup myself over my panties.
I have my eyes closed, and the music’s loud, but I still hear Damien’s sharp intake of breath. I figure that’s as good a cue as any, and I open my eyes and strut toward him, then reach out a hand to pull him up.
He complies, amused, and I do my own version of a pole dance, with Damien playing the role of my pole. Up and down, stroking and teasing, shimmying and shaking. It’s a little erotic and a little silly, and by the time I have my bra off and am about to step out of my panties, I’m both desperately wet and giggling furiously.
I bend over to untangle my panties from around my ankle, and when I do, my giggles turn to squeals as Damien scoops me up and tosses me over his shoulder. I pound uselessly on his back, then cry out when he pitches me unceremoniously onto the bed.
“What are you–?”
“Shhh.” He puts his finger over his mouth, then strips off his own clothes. And though he doesn’t add any dance moves, I can’t deny that I enjoy the show.
Slowly, he eases onto the bed and straddles me. “I liked your dance,” he says. “I like even more that you did it because I told you I wanted it.”
“Anything you want,” I whisper, my voice throaty. “You know that.”
“I want you,” he says, then brushes a kiss over my lips.


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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 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,  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 swoon for them.” A five 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 Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.

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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