On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy #2) – J.Kenner
Published: June 23rd 2015 by Bantam
Source: eGalley received via InkSlinger PR
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.
I am really glad I finished Say My Name right before starting On My Knees. The story picks up right where book 1 left off and the story (and romance) keep up the momentum. The plot twist from the end of book 1 is the center of attention at the beginning of On My Knees. Who knows the truth? Who should know the truth? You will only know if you read! I won’t spoil for you 😉
One thing that was different about the second installment is the introduction of Jackson’s POV
His POV is 3rd person (where as Sylvia’s has always been 1st) and at first I had to think about what POV book 1 was in (even though I had just finished…dumb blonde moment Katie). After the initial POV switch, I found the transition between the different POVs to be smooth because we are still reading from Sylvia’s POV for the majority of the time. I am usually wary about adding multiple POV after the first book but I found the addition of Jackson to not take away from Sylvia’s story.
My favorite part of these books is how strong the female characters are and how much they support each other. Sylvia is a strong character on her own and even though she calls Jackson her “white knight” and “always ready to rescue me”. A girl can want to be rescued from time to time but there are times when Sylvia steps up to be the support system for Jackson. Also Cass is an amazing best friend and I love her’s and Sylvia’s friendship, they are about helping each other out and not tearing each other down.
There are still more secrets that both Jackson and Sylvia are keeping from each other (and the reader!!) and I cannot wait to see where their story is going!! If you prefer your sexy times in books on the steamier side, I recommend picking these books up.
On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.
Read the first chapter of ON MY KNEES here!
About J. Kenner
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.
Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.