Review: Tempt Me (A Stark International Novella) by J Kenner

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Title: Tempt Me
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year:  Evil Eye Concepts 2/14/17
Length:   127 Pages
Series:  A Stark International Novella

Overview

When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he’s certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality and decadent playtime in bed, Ryan is more determined than ever to convince Jamie that they belong together.

Knowing there’s no halfway with this woman, Ryan gives her an ultimatum – marry him or walk away. Now Jamie is forced to face her deepest insecurities or risk destroying the best thing in her life. And it will take all of her strength, and all of Ryan’s love, to keep her right where she belongs…

My Thoughts

I love all bits of this series – all the spinoffs and all that’s going on.  Jamie and Ryan deserve happiness and it seems like they’ve found it but of course that’s never enough.  Jamie’s had a tough life from what we all know – she was first trying to break into hollywood and that was tough for her – and she was ok with the role that she played with men – being the pretty arm candy.  Then comes along Ryan – the man who turned her world upside down.

What they have together is an amazing romance, one that’s lasted years and they are really in love and happy.  the challenge though is that Ryan wants the fantasy – the marriage, kids, life and all that.  and Jamie’s terrified of that.  So in this installment of their story – Ryan thinks that they are finally on the same page, proposes and Jamie has a moment of fear again.  All because her parents are getting separated.

So, where we go in this short story is seeing what that means for the happiest couple of all.  Will Ryan be able to make Jamie stop being afraid or will Jamie push him too far and they will see the end of it all.  I think that while it’s so short, we get a lot packed into the story – and i think that it’s exactly what we needed to hold us until the next full length is ready.  Enjoy!

Review: Tempt Me (One Night with Sole Regret #2) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Tempt Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Olivia Cunning 9/8/12
Length:  100 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #2

Overview

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?

My Thoughts

We didn’t really get to know much about Adam in the first installment of this series so it was nice that we got to see this side of him in book 2.  Olivia Cunning seems to have done it again, by taking us deep into the life of a Metal band on tour, and being endlessly surrounded by women.  Adam is our guy of choice this time and he’s got it bad for a girl that he met a year ago.

When Adam was forced into rehab, he met Madison, a drug counselor and his life was forever changed.  Her sweet innocence and loving heart is what drew him to her, yet of course he couldn’t risk letting the bandmates know about how much he cared for her (outside of being the regular Dallas booty call), and she didn’t quite know where she stood with him.

What’s nice about this story is that we get a great mix of sweet and naughty in Madi, because she comes off so naive and innocent, she blushes at everything, but once Adam gets her riled up and sweaty, she has such a ‘potty mouth’ that she can dirty talk with the best of them.  As their relationship solidifies, we learn more and more about Adam’s demons.  His past drug abuse, his awful father, and his fear of really loving someone.  We also see that there’s quite a tense thing going on between him and Shade which makes for even more heat.

This 2nd book keeps the story going with sex, anxiety, toys/kink and a romance that you hope will last.  we’ll have to keep reading to see if Adam’s past will come to haunt him and if Madi can handle what his lifestyle has in store for her.