Please Me (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner

 

From New York Times Bestselling author J. Kenner comes PLEASE ME, a new novella in her Stark Ever After Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!

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Title: Please Me

Series: Stark Ever After / 1 001 Dark Nights

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 28, 2018

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series… 

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return. 

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.** 

 

 

 

 

Please Me (Stark Ever After)
by J. Kenner © 2018

I’ve just popped a cube of Wisconsin Cheddar into my mouth when my phone chimes, signaling a call from Damien. “Hey,” I say through a mouthful of cheese. “Are you in the car?”

“Actually, I’m stuck here. It’s been one of those days.”

“Oh.” Disappointment crashes over me, along with the fear that my plans for a long weekend are going to be swept away in a flood of work crises. I draw in a breath and catch Jamie’s eye, her expression sympathetic. “Well, Jamie’s here. She can watch the kids, and I could come stay the night at the Tower Apartment.” Stark International is based in Stark Tower, one of LA’s downtown high rises. Damien’s private office takes up half the top floor, and his—now our—private apartment takes up the other half of the space.

“That’s tempting, but no. I need…”

As he trails off, that knot of worry in my stomach starts to tighten. “What?” I whisper, hoping that now, finally, he’ll tell me what’s the matter.

“I need to deal with this.”

“Damien, please—”

“I’ll be home as soon as I can. I promise. I love you. Kiss the girls for me. And I’ll see you later tonight.”

I hesitate, waiting to hear those familiar words: Until then, imagine me, touching you. But there’s only silence, and I swallow rising tears. “I love you, too. Do you want to talk to La—” I begin, but he’s already clicked off.

I draw a breath and stare at my phone before lifting my head and meeting Jamie’s eyes.

“I’m sorry,” she says. “But honestly, Nicholas, the man pretty much runs the entire known universe. Of course there’s stuff on his mind.”

She’s right, and I draw in a breath, suck it up, and force myself into a good mood as we change into swimsuits, then take the kids onto the back patio.

 

 

 

 

 

Please Me (1001 Dark Nights #86; Stark Ever After)Please Me (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

"His kisses make me hungry. Not for food, but for him."

This little treasure is confirmation that that the 1001 Dark Nights stories can be read as a standalone. I'm a huge fan of J. Kenner, but I got started a little late. I missed the first three books, Damien and Nikki's story. I've seen these characters many times in later books, but I've not had time to go back to the beginning and read their history, though I do have the books waiting on my kindle. Reading Please Me has me even more determined to do so, I loved it so much. There are glimpses into their past that really intrigues me to find out more, and I enjoyed seeing some other characters that I've met in other Stark stories.

The beautiful relationship between Damien and Nikki is obvious. Their feelings for each other and the fire they've survived to stay together makes their hard-won love especially strong. However; something is wrong. He's not himself and the wall he's putting up is frightening her. Why won't he talk to her about whatever is bothering him? What could be so bad that he'd break his promise to not keep secrets?

Yup, that's all you're getting. The author manages to fill the pages with steamy sex, emotion, and suspense. So much content for a novella, leaving you sated and smoking a virtual cigarette. But, I'm always ready for more. The line forms here...

 

 

 

 

jkenner

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.

 

 

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