On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy #2) by J. Kenner
Released: June 23, 2015
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
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Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner’s beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.
Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone.
Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release.
I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back.
On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.
This is the second book in the Stark International Trilogy. You will want to read Say My Name first.
On my Knees picks up where the first left off. No surprise there. Everything is pretty copacetic…for a bit anyways.
Sylvia and Jackson have formed a relatively and seemingly stable relationship, however, as you move through this part of their story you’ll see it’s not as solid as you’d expect. They both still harbor emotional impairments which can cause knee jerk—and often selfish reactions.
While they shared several of their secrets in previous installment, not all have been exposed yet. The question is as those skeletons continue to emerge from the proverbial closet, will the two still be together. During the story it becomes debatable. Some of the reveals are surprising yet not shocking. I think what makes them shocking is how Sylvia handles them. At times she’s very back and forth in her actions and other times she’s unexpectedly calm and supportive.
I feel like I’m caught between a rock and a hard place. I’d love to tell you more about why I liked this book but I believe giving any kind of specifics of the scenarios will ruin your reading experience. There are a few bombshells dropped with the biggest being the cliffhanger ending—and what a doozy it is, straight out of left field. Here’s what I can tell you. I did find this to be an enjoyable follow-up to Say My Name but didn’t think it was quite as good. The sex is phenomenal but all those emotional issues still exist and don’t seem to be improving which makes me wonder how they’ll get to a satisfying HEA in the next book. This is where you have to trust the author and as entertained as I’ve been thus far, I do trust her.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.