Review: Seduce Me (Stark Trilogy #3.8) by J Kenner


Title:  Seduce Me
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year: Random House 10/13/15
Length:  46  pages
Series:  Stark Trilogy #3.8


Perfect for readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You, this steamy eBook novella from J. Kenner, bestselling author of Release Me, features powerful billionaire Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild, on their impromptu getaway to Las Vegas—and there’s no better place to turn up the heat than in Sin City.
I’ve never felt as close to anyone as I have with Damien Stark. I know every line of his body, every secret within his soul. There’s nothing I crave more than his touch, and with his kiss, he seals his claim.

Las Vegas is the perfect place for us, where we can indulge every desire and fantasy. But when someone from my past resurfaces, I can’t ignore my instinct that I have to make things right.

With Damien by my side, I feel safe no matter the danger. Our passion protects us, drives us, makes us whole. His pleasure is an exquisite game, and one that I’ll play forever.

My Thoughts

I love the Stark Trilogy and i think that it’s exactly what i needed – a little snippet of fun to continue Nikki and Damien’s story.  In this novella, Nikki has been invited to Vegas with Jamie who’s got a short term reporting gig for a tech show, and what happens there is quite enjoyable.

The first night that the girls are there, they decide that since they are both quite happy in their respective relationships, they will indulge in a bit of sexting an teasing – just to make things all that much better upon their return home.  What they don’t expect is what appears in the background of a selfie that they are sending home to their men – 2 gorgeous guys in the background who have motives of their own.

For Jamie, well, the game turns to reality quickly as she finds Ryan, her boyfriend there and they just enjoy themselves as they normally would.  For Nikki however, it’s a game that she’s going to hold up all weekend, pretending to be single and playing the game with Damien just because she can.

It’s really sweet actually to see how our lovely author shows us that even though these 2 are married, they are still playful and really passionate for one another.

On top of that though, we have to have a bit of tension – there’s a woman that Nikki thinks that she sees over and over again, and recognizes but can’t quite put her finger on it.  That’s the bit of intrigue that we have here.  Who’s the woman, what’s the situation and what will it mean for Nikki and Damien.  Since we know that this is a novella, it’s not like we’re going to get all that deep, and it’s not going to be all that drastic, but at least it gives us another layer to the story that J Kenner is known for.

And on that note – i’m really done reading for the night – i have to put the books down!

Review: Seduce Me (The Billionaire Banker #4) by Georgia Le Carre


Title: Seduce Me
Author:  Georgia Le Carre
Publisher/Year:  Georgia Le Carre 5/29/14
Length:  193 Pages
Series: The Billionaire Banker #4


Lana has chosen Billie and her friend Julie Sugar to be her bridesmaids and preparations are under way as the big day draws ever closer for the besotted couple. Billie loves Lana and would do anything for her, but Julie’s feelings are more concealed as she hides a shocking secret from her friend.

Though Lana believes she has sidestepped Blake’s treacherous ex to win her man, storm clouds are never far away where Victoria is concerned.

Will all go smoothly for the lovers on their big day?

Or is there unforeseen drama that may yet still spoil the couple’s happily ever after?

My Thoughts

For the final installment of Blake and Lana’s story – i think that we get the nice ending – a culmination of their love and whatnot.  Their wedding is upon us and we know that she’s going to be nothing short of the most beautiful bride ever.

What’s nice about this story is the full on introduction not only to Julie, but we really get to know Vann (aka Quinn) – and that’s something that i’ve been waiting for since we never really got to get a story out of him aside from knowing that he’s the brother that we like more.

What Ms Le Carre does really well here is that we don’t feel like one story is taking too much away from the other.  We still have the concerns and fears of the Brotherhood that plagues Lana – but we get to see a really hot and sexy story line develop with Julie and Vann -with some great undercurrent of jealously and hatred from Julie to Lana.

So…all in all i think that it works.  The chemistry between Julie (Sugar) and Vann is hot.  Vann has taken it upon himself to teach Julie what it is to be a wanted lover – so that Julie could draw Jack in and away from Lana, yet, it’s his skill and compassion that makes things get even more complicated.  Also – the fact that maybe he’s not what he seems makes things even better.  He shows Julie how to perform to make her lover infatuated with her, and it gives her a sense of worth and value that makes her even sexier – and confident.

So – a win win in my eyes – and to know that while Blake and Lana’s direct story is over – there are still so many others that we will continue on the journey with that it’s quite alright by me.  Masquarade i believe is the next on the list – so when that comes out in August – i’ll be in line to read it! Enjoy!