From New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a tantalizing ebook novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild. Deepest Kiss follows the couple from their island resort to their home in Los Angeles, and introduces Dallas Sykes, the seductive bad boy in the newest Stark International Novel, Dirtiest Secret—the first book in a new trilogy of the S.I.N. series.
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My love for Damien Stark runs deep, and my need for his touch runs even deeper. He’s my shelter in this world, my light when everything seems dark, and all it takes is one kiss for my body to come alive.
Yet no matter where we go, our secrets threaten to surface. Someone dangerous from my past is back to stir up trouble, and now it feels like there’s nowhere I can hide.
I know Damien will always protect me, that our fierce desire will give us strength. In his arms I find safe harbor—and the sweetest release.
I love J. Kenner and love Damien and Nikki even more. I have enjoyed their ongoing story that started with Release Me. This novella, Deepest Kiss, can be read alone, but don’t cheat yourself. At least read the first three books in the series to understand the dynamics of Damien and Nikki’s relationship. Julie Kenner has a remarkable talent in her writing to keep the reader wanting more from this story without it feeling old or over done. Every new novella or book shows the reader another facet to Damien and Nikki’s love.
In the “Deepest Kiss”, Nikki seems to take the center stage as this story revolves around her and a mysterious new client named Frank. Does Frank really want her to design an app for him or does he want more? He is quick to want to settle into the same town as Nikki. Just what does he want from her? I love how other characters from previous stories are intertwined into this one like Jackson and Sylvia, Jamie and Ryan. It makes me believe that Damien and Nikki have settled into their lives and roles as a family with those they love around them. Nikki is protected by those alpha males around her and in turn, Nikki and Damien come to help Jackson and Sylvia in their moment of need. I suspect there is another novella in the works as the questions weren’t all answered in this one. I am sure there is more to the story for Frank, Damien and Nikki.
Damien’s love for Nikki is so endearing to read about. He will do anything for her, never giving up on her and wanting to protect her at all cost. He never smothers, giving her room to spread her wings but he is always in the background to come to her aid if and when she needs. Their love and hunger to devour each other is written so beautifully and always exciting to read! Julie Kenner has such a talent to make the reader want to go through the pages right into the book itself.
“You wouldn’t,” I say, though I can’t keep the genuine worry out of my voice.
I shake my head, trying to appear more certain than I feel.
“Because that wouldn’t just punish me. It would torture you, too.”
“It would,” he agrees. “And while I’m not usually averse to self-sacrifice for a good cause–and,” he adds as his eyes skim over my body, “you are a very good cause–tonight I have something else in mind. Take off your jeans, baby. Take off everything and get on the floor. I want you at my mercy.”
“I’m always at your mercy,” I say as I begin to comply, and from the gleam in his eyes, it’s clear that he knows it.
“You are,” he says, a softness sneaking in to dull the sharp edge of his voice. “As much as I’m at yours. But I’ve been thinking about you all day, hot and naked and wet for me. And tonight I’m taking what I want. And baby? I promise you’re going to enjoy it.”
I’m on the floor now, my clothes abandoned, and I whimper a little as his words caress me, making my nipples peak and my clit throb. I have absolutely no doubt he’s right. But enjoy is to mild a term. Whatever he has planned, I’m going to fucking love it.
“Roll over and get on your knees,” he demands as he unbuttons his shirt, then tosses it aside.
I do as he says, then look over my shoulder to see him, looking magnificent with his broad shoulders and tight abs. He’s strong and lean and hard, and there’s no question that he used to be an elite athlete. I don’t care about tennis at the moment, though. On the contrary, right then all I want to do is taste every delicious inch of him.
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 internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, 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 swopn for him.” A four 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).