Lost With Me (Stark Saga, #5) by J. Kenner
His touch takes my breath away. Our passion feeds my soul…
Title: Lost With Me
Series: Stark Saga, #5
Author: J. Kenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2018
From New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new full-length novel in the wildly popular Stark Saga that’s left millions of readers breathless.
His touch takes my breath away. Our passion feeds my soul...
My love for Damien fills me, and the intensity of our bond brings me to my knees. There is no burden I wouldn’t bear for him, no decadent punishment to which I won’t submit.
The dark days seemingly behind us, we have carved a life out of adversity, chiseling away pain to reveal strength and beauty. Now, all I want is to laugh with our children in the sunlight, then surrender myself to Damien’s embrace in the dark.
But lingering secrets and hidden menace threaten our family. Now, Damien and I must forge a new strength from our shared passion and hope the fire between us will burn away the darkness and protect everything we hold most dear.
This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful billionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and his beloved wife Nikki Fairchild Stark.
Lost With Me (Stark Saga, #5) by J. Kenner
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"How often have I thought that about him? That he commands the universe. That the world bends to his will? But it's not true. My husband is as mortal as I am, and I'm not sure if that's a comfort or a tragedy."
Never have I been so glad that a trilogy turned into a saga. There's no such thing as too much Damien Stark...sigh. ❤️ So far, their story has been told in Nikki's POV, but the author treated me to an epilogue in Damien's POV that only lit a fire of anticipation that will keep me fidgeting until his book is released in January 2019.
One thing that has remained constant throughout the Stark Saga is that Damien has secrets. He's survived a painful past that he's shared with very few. And, he holds himself responsible for the safety of those he cares about. In spite of his promises to not keep secrets from Nikki, he seems to be unable to keep himself from doing so. It's the overpowering need to protect her that continues to convince him that she's better off not knowing of the demons he battles daily. Well, that's all well and good, but this reader can't wait to be inside his head to find out what he's been holding back.
Each time I read a story about Damien & Nikki their intense passion and love for each other is present. However; it also seems that their billions of dollars ensure they are a target. When they just want to relax and enjoy their family and good fortune they are forced to deal with the media and the need to take precautions by having constant security in place. Why must greed and jealousy be ever present? They give so much through their charities and educational funds. It's amazing that they still have such big hearts and a willingness to reach out after they've suffered so much already. But that's what makes them so special, right? I sometimes wonder where the author finds her inspiration for another story, but truthfully I'm so addicted that as long as she keeps writing them I have no problem with her being my dealer.
Lost With Me has a surprising twist that kept me spellbound as I struggled to support the characters as I experienced their latest challenge right along with them. I'm impressed by their strength to survive the obstacles that are continually thrown into their path. But this time, it's shaken them to the core and might require that Damien use that superpower Nikki claims he has to command the universe. Will their love be strong enough to get them through it? There's only one way to find out. The line forms here...
Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred 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 six 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) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.
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.