From the New York Times bestselling author of such “racy, sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes the provocative first Stark International Novel—the beginning of the S.I.N. series.
It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.
The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.
We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes.
Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.
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**ARC Provided by the Random House via NetGalley for Honest Review**
I am struggling with this review. I LOVE Julie Kenner and the Stark Series with Damien and Nikki. I was excited to read about Dallas from the teaser left in Deepest Kiss. But the whole brother/sister thing has left me feeling a little weird.
This story is DEEP and I mean DEEP. It keep getting deeper as the layers are revealed. Julie is very good at having a story that sucks you in and makes you need to get to the end. And by the way I wanted to scream at the end. Although, I had my suspicions with subtle clues left throughout. If it wasn’t so late knowing I would wake the house up, I would have screamed after reading the last page. Jaw dropper. Seriously.
This story with the brother and sister, but they aren’t blood brother and sister but they share relatives…I don’t know, it kind of made me feel weird. The deep attraction to each other at 15 was odd. Then the details of Dallas’ time while he was kidnapped, made me want to cry almost at the thought of it being done. But that’s what a great author does, invokes emotions from their readers. Julie sure did that here.
I can’t give a rating of less than 4 stars because this story is written well and I couldn’t stop reading it to see what happened. I did skim thorough details that were not, to me, pertinent to the story. I wanted to get to the next development or to an answer. I, personally, didn’t care for the brother/sister angel. My taste though, nothing to do with the book or the way Julie wrote it. But I will have to read the next one, Hottest Mess, to see how this plays out. Julie is an outstanding author and her other books are some of my favorites.
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).