Title: Entice Me
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year: Martinin & Olive
Length: 83 Pages
Series: Stark Trilogy #3.11
I didn’t understand passion until I met Damien, the man who turned my world upside down and swept me off my feet.
And though our life together feels perfect, we can’t escape our secrets–and the danger that continually threatens to surface.
But for one night, I seek a respite. A birthday wish for my husband, my lover, my friend-one absolutely perfect night.
It is my most ardent wish.
And I only hope that it will come true…
I love this series and all that comes with it in terms of spin offs and novella etc. I think that there’s just so much that we can do with Nikki and Damien, and even with where their story will take them that while this is a short novella, it’s so so sweet.
What do you give to the man who has everything when they have given you the world? that’s the ultimate question that we have in this installment. Nikki is challenged to find something amazing to give him since she’s given him the world with his love and affection.
The journey that we go on in this short story is the week leading up to Damien’s birthday, during which Nikki has decided to throw Damien a surprise party and with that comes the need to keep it a secret.
If that weren’t enough, she’s also going through the process of submitting a proposal for a bid on an account that’s based in Dallas that would be the one to put her company on the map and that’s giving her anxiety based on sheer size alone. If that weren’t enough, she has anxiety about the fact that it’s Dallas and where she’s from and where her mom lives, the one person that she’s trying her best not to let have any affect or influence on her life anymore because of their past together. She has a moment where she thinks that she sees a reflection of her mother on a window in town, and that makes her rethink everything that she’s doing. You know though that Damien (and probably her bestie Jamie) will swoop in and remind her that she’s amazing and capable and can’t let her mother ruin things.
The other bit of this story is that if you’ll recall from the main series, there was the threat of photos being released of Damien that had his ex Carmela in them. There was a point in time when Nikki’s father was being framed for those photos, but we learned that he’s not the culprit. In this short story though, Carmela comes back and we learn who is behind them and that there is a threat that they will come out. So in addition to trying to sort out the surprise of the party, they all now have to deal with this scandal yet again.
I don’t know how we were able to fit all that into a short novella, but J Kenner managed to do it amazingly. Tied all into that, we continue to see the passion and love between Nikki and Damien since we’re not at all missing many scenes between them. It’s hot and it’s steamy and i think that Damien is the perfect alpha type guy that works so well in this story. All in all, a great mid point while we’re waiting for Anchor Me to come out. And the teaser that we got at the end of Entice me – it makes me really excited to see what comes next since it seems as though a storm is brewing!