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, and Complete 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.
Under My Skin is intended for mature audiences.
"But even thought I know that keeping silent about this call is absolutely the right decision, I can't help but feel as if my silence is the first step on a dark path leading me away from Jackson. And if I don't fight to keep him by my side, I'm going to lose him to the shadows."
Sylvia and Jackson have found their groove. They know that together, they are stronger, whole. But someone or something is out to destroy Jackson. Someone has done the unspeakable...and Jackson will pay the price.
"Because I have spoken the truth: I will always be there for him. But if he's arrested--if he's convicted--the same won't be true for me. I'll be alone. And I honestly don't know if I'm strong enough to survive without Jackson by my side."
When faced with demons of their pasts as well as complications in their present and possible future, Jackson does what he feels is right...but Sylvia knows that this time she can't let him have control. She needs to fight for what she wants, and what she wants is Jackson...and a life...happiness...him.
On top of their work relationship, what they have to do to keep the island project afloat, the information they discover both professionally and personally just might be enough to finally tear them apart...or push them that much closer together.
"He makes me feel loved and cherished and beautiful. With Jackson, I can surrender control without opening the door to fear. To self-loathing. With Jackson, I can lose myself to submission. To passion. To love."
This is a great ending to the trilogy. I have enjoyed watching Sylvia's and Jackson's story unfold and while this wasn't my favorite in the series, I felt it was 100% necessary. Every question is finally answered, every secret has been revealed and there is even a little surprise at the end. I wasn't disappointed.
**4 Steele & Steele, Stars**
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.
Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.
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 three 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).
Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.