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.
Each book in this series has increasingly grew in angst and sensuality as the love between Jackson and Sylvia has shown to be strong, allowing them to overcome each and every obstacle thrown at them, including the trial. This book is the conclusion of their story and immediately picks up where book two left off. In order to understand the events in this book, you must have read the others in the series. So without further notice...
At the conclusion of the second book On My Knees, Jackson is facing jail time for possible murder, Sylvia has just discovered that he has a daughter, the business project they have together is in danger and the two are left in a state of unknown. Sylvia cannot help but fret over the future of their relationship. How can it be possible for them to continue living in the present when their future is so unknown?
As the plot develops, we witness Jackson growing closer to his brother and Sylvia coming to terms with possibly becoming a mother to Jackson's little girl. The internal struggles they both face are extreme. Jackson questions his ability to hang on to Sylvia because he doesn't know what the future holds. As Sylvia's secrets are revealed to the world, she battles with her desire to isolate herself and run from her problems.
Overall, I would have to say the tempo in this book was slightly slower than its predecessors. The plot was well developed and yet, I was waiting for more to be revealed. It is the love that I have for these characters that kept moving me forward! In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey that Sylvia and Jackson took together. The dual POV assisted greatly in this read as I wanted to thoroughly understand each character.
Additionally, as I stated earlier, Jackson is one dominant lover and each moment spent with him is a moment well spent! I feel like the series as a whole has a complete story and I was very pleased with it's conclusion. The epilogue alone made this book worth the read. Who doesn't love a story of second chances? I look forward to seeing what is next on Kenner's plate!!!
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.