July 22, 2015

Review: ‘On My Knees’ by J.Kenner

Review: ‘On My Knees’ by J.KennerOn My Knees by J. Kenner
Also by this author: Play My Game: A Stark Ever After e-novella, Say My Name, Under My Skin, Anchor Me
Published by Random House Publishing Group on June 23rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotica, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Goodreads
two-half-stars
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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.

On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.

Jackson and Sylvia are back in the second installment of the Stark International series.

This book was not a favorite of mine. After reading, On My Knees, which is the second in the trilogy surrounding Jackson and Sylvia; I think it is safe to say that this story is way too long. I don’t think that these two needed a trilogy, this could have been wrapped up in the first book.

There were a lot of elements introduced here to help bridge the gap between the first and third book. Jackson and Damien are brothers, Jackson has a child and the man responsible for Sylvia’s dark past is dead and Jackson is a suspect. There is a lot going on in this book but yet nothing at all. You would think with all these new elements, at least one of these would be resolved by the end of On My Knees. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I don’t have answers to any of the real important questions.

Will Damien and Jackson confront their father?

Who is behind the photographer’s death?

Will the truth of Jackson’s daughter and Sylvia’s past make its way to the press?

Will the resort’s construction get underway before the end of the series?

If there was less time spent on sex and more time on the actual plot points, I think I would have been happier. I get that this is an erotic romance but do we really need a sex scene in every chapter? Normally I wouldn’t mind but I felt that other parts were lacking.

As much as I have tried, I’m not a fan of these two. I don’t know if its because Damien and Nikki set the bar so high but something just doesn’t click for me with these two. One thing I will say though is that a lot of it has to do with HOW the story was told with these two. The pacing has been really slow and there is a lot more telling rather than showing.

I think Sylvia is really missing the edge I have come to expect from Kenner’s characters. She’s strong and intelligent but she whines all the damn time and I got really tired of it in this book. While it pains me to say that this isn’t a book of Jenner’s that I would recommend, I’ve already read the first two books so I have to complete the trilogy.

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Natalya Muncuff

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Natalya is an Account Manager by day and writer by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is somehow keeping track of 55 television shows. You can follow her rantings and occasional sparks of brilliance on Twitter @NatalyaMuncuff.
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