Review: Under My Skin (Stark International #3) by J Kenner


Title:  Under My Skin
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year: Random House Publishing 9/1/15
Length:  255 pages
Series:  Stark International #3


Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks are back in the powerful finale of a provocative, sizzling-hot new erotic trilogy set in the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, andComplete Me.

He’s the only man I’ve ever loved, and the one man I can’t bear to lose.
Jackson Steele is my light in this world. Charismatic, bold, and always in control, he knows what he wants and how to get it—and absolutely nothing stands in his way. His hold on me is magnetic, his claim on me complete, his kiss my ultimate escape.

We both harbor dark secrets that could tear our lives apart. Though we’ve tried to bury our pasts, there are certain people who won’t let us forget. But the closer danger comes, the brighter the fire between us burns—our ecstasy consuming and soothing us both.

There’s no telling what lies ahead, but I know that Jackson never gives in without a fight. I’d do anything he wants to keep him safe, give him anything he needs. And now that we’re in deep, nothing can make me run.

My Thoughts

i LOVE this series and i love the one that it’s a spin off from.  When we left Sylvie and Jackson, they had managed to come to terms with what they were to each other, yet there was something major about to happen.  We knew that there was a past with Sylvie and Reed, a director who photographed her when she was a teen-  he was blackmailing her with the pictures – and the same man wanted to make a film of a story that was Jackson’s past that he didn’t want made.  Well, apparently he had a lot of enemies, as we find that he’s been killed – and Jackson is suspect #1.

So where we are with this third installment is the roller coaster of did he do it, did he not, who did it if it wasn’t him, although there’s so much evidence and motive, and he won’t say that he hasn’t done it.  we also wonder what it’s going to mean to the happy couple since we know that they were hanging on by a string at times.

On top of that strife, there’s the issue that the resort that Sylvie’s leading is under attack from someone.  There’s another resort being built further south, and the wonder is whether they are behind all the pain, lies, damage etc that’s being done, but then the question comes up whether all the leaks etc are internal.  I personally had my opinion since day one on who it was, and i’m glad that we finally find out if i was right or wrong.

If that weren’t enough, there’s the issue of Jackson claiming his daughter, and deciding what would happen to her since no one knows.  IT’s hard cause he wants to protect her, doesn’t want her to stay in the hands of someone that won’t care for her properly, fears what bringing her into his life will do, especially since it’s a sure thing that he’s going to jail….and Syl doesn’t know if she’s ready since she’s got a crap example from her parents.

The good thing though, if you’ve read any other books by J Kenner, you know that in between all this, in the middle of it actually your’e going to get so much heat and passion that you have to forget about what’s going on.  The connection that Jackson and Sylvie have is amazing, you can feel it just from reading it and the way that they come together, it’s passionate, explosive, hot.  you can’t get enough of it.

I’m glad that we get a nice resolution of sorts for most of the characters, and some less than ideal for others.  The good news though is that on the last page, it notes that the next trilogy is Dallas Sykes who’s the bad boy investor that we hear a lot about in this book, so i can’t wait for that.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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