Tame Me by J. Kenner…ARC Review

Tame Me releases March 25

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Aspiring actress Jamie Archer is on the run. From herself. From her wild child ways. From the screwed up life that she left behind in Los Angeles. And, most of all, from Ryan Hunter—the first man who has the potential to break through her defenses to see the dark fears and secrets she hides.

Stark International Security Chief Ryan Hunter knows only one thing for sure—he wants Jamie. Wants to hold her, make love to her, possess her, and claim her. Wants to do whatever it takes to make her his.

But after one night of bliss, Jamie bolts. And now it’s up to Ryan to not only bring her back, but to convince her that she’s running away from the best thing that ever happened to her—him


My review:

Tame Me is the first Blue Box Special in the 1,001 Dark Nights Series as well as the first story in author J. Kenner’s Stark International series, a spin-off of her Stark Trilogy.  Talk about kicking off a series with a sexy and steamy bang.  This novella was incredible!

Jamie Archer has decided it was time for a new plan.  Her current situation wasn’t working for her anymore and she really needed a change.  She was tired of not being happy with the girl looking back at her in the mirror.  She wanted to ditch her sex-as-a-temporary-fix-for-a-permanent-problem ways.  She wanted to mean more to herself and find out who she truly was.  The first step in her plan was leaving L.A. and heading back home to Texas.  With her mind made up and just about ready to set out on the road there was on thing that she hated thinking about leaving behind.  Ryan.  Deliciously sexy, he was the only man she had wanted, but never acted upon.  Now he’s the one thing keeping her on the fence as to whether she should leave or stay.

Ryan Hunter has watched Jamie for quite some time now.  He knows her habits, her ways, her inner fire…he knows her.  He also knows he wants her with a desperation that he has never felt toward any woman before.  The only problem was she wasn’t used to keeping a guy around past a romp or two between the sheets.  And if there was one thing Ryan was sure of, it was that he took her to his bed, he would be staying around.  For a very long time.  Now, he just had to convince her to stay.  Not just here in L.A., but with him.

Ryan and Jamie have an undeniable chemistry and one that cannot be ignored…with a little bit of convincing; Ryan just may be the only “plan” Jamie needs.

Dear all things hot and holy…this story was scorching!  I devoured it in one sitting and was so sad I read it that fast.  I will definitely need to go back for a re-read.  The heat between Ryan and Jamie is blazing and builds at a delicious and delectable pace.  Ryan is 100% alpha and makes no bones about telling Jamie exactly what he wants from her and hot damn, it is wonderfully detailed and beyond super sexy. I admired Jamie and her quest to find out more about herself.  She is also a witty and sassy gal, which I loved.  She gave Ryan quite a run for his money and the chase was indeed a whole lot of the fun.  Together they make a scrumptious pair and totally balance one another out both in the bedroom and out.  Hard and soft, stubborn and yielding…they really are a beautifully equalized couple.

Thank you, Julie for one hell of a steamy and sexy read! I can’t wait to see what the Stark International Series has in store for us.

5LovesRLBFive Loves



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About the author (from the author website):

Kenner PicAs Julie Kenner, I’ve written in multiple genres, including romance, young adult, urban fantasy and paranormal mommy lit (have you met Kate from my Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series?).

As J.K. Beck, I write dark, sexy, gritty paranormal romantic suspense that USA Today raves is a “hot, alluring fantasy ride.”

Finally, I write emotionally charged erotic romance as J. Kenner.  Book 1 & 2 of the Stark Trilogy,  Release Me, and Claim Me, are New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Book 3,Complete Me, is coming soon!

(The complete Julie Kenner/J.K. Beck/J. Kenner booklist is here.)

In other words, my stories cross all sorts of genres–paranormal mommy lit, dark and gritty paranormal romances, steamy erotica, edge-of-your-seat suspense, contemporary romances, demon-filled urban fantasy, young adult novels, and more (even screenplays!)

Make yourself at home on the site, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, drop me a line at juliekenner@gmail.com

Here’s an official bio (scroll down for the unofficial one!):

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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