Light My Fire (Man of the Month, #11) by J. Kenner
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Title: Light My Fire
Series: Man of the Month, #11
Author: J. Kenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
I don’t do relationships.
I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.
Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.
Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me.
But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. And I’m not sure I can do that—even if walking away means losing the woman I love.
Each novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!
Light My Fire (Man of the Month, #11) by J. Kenner
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"—too damn scared—and too damn scarred."
I've been wanting Griffin's story ever since I met him while reading Wicked Grind which features his sister Kelsey. I always gravitate toward the broken characters, and he definitely fits into that category. He's scarred inside and out, but he has a big heart and a big talent. His career choice has allowed him to remain behind the scenes, giving voice to his characters but keeping himself hidden. As you may have noticed on the book cover, he's trying to fade into the background and avoid being noticed.
Like so many characters that I've met while reading this amazing series, he's found a home at The Fix on 6th, the local bar. His group of friends there are like family and are very accepting of his choices, not pushing him to step too far outside of his comfort zone. It's Beverly, the Man of the Month Contest emcee, that really takes his comfort to another level, making him feel uncomfortable in a different way. She's beautiful, as the whole world already knows if they've ever watched her on the big screen. But her beauty is on the inside too.
Griffin wants her, there's no denying that. But his insecurities convince him that he has nothing to offer her. And when he looks at her life and tries to imagine himself in it, he doesn't like what he sees. But he still wants her...
Beverly sees his heart and his talent. She enjoys his company and his sense of humor. They work well together and she thinks they'd do even better together in other ways if he'd just let her in. She can see past the wall that he puts between himself and everyone else, but can she climb over it?
As I blazed through this book (did you catch that?) and got close to the end it finally hit me that this is month eleven. I started shaking my head in denial, reluctant for there to be an end, willing for it to never end. I've become so attached to this incredible cast of characters and totally agree with this statement, "I'm supporting this place's growing reputation as an alternative to Internet dating sites." There's no disputing that there have been some beautiful and blazing love matches that got their start at Fix on 6th. The author really knows how to Light My Fire with her words, making me feel their pain and their passion.
As she's done with each of the stories in this series, she leaves me with the epilogue that introduces the next book. Letting me know who it's going to feature and whetting my appetite for more. And yes, as you surely already guessed, it's gonna be a doozy. I can't wait for it to get here, but at the same time, I'm reluctant for it to be over. The line forms here...
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.