DIRTIEST SECRET by J. Kenner: Review

Posted April 21, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

DIRTIEST SECRET by J. Kenner: ReviewDirtiest Secret by J. Kenner
Series: S.I.N. #1
Published by Bantam
Publication Date: April 19th 2016
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.
 
The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.
 
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.
 
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.
 
We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes.
 
Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.

 

Review

DIRTIEST SECRET is a dark, twisted, angst-laden, boundary-pushing tale of secrets, lies and forbidden cravings and, depending on your personal preferences some of the content may leaving you feeling uncomfortable but it’s also very intriguing. At some point all I could think was, ‘this is effed up!’

Dallas Sykes is notorious for his excesses, sexual and otherwise and a robust list of conquests with more lining up for a chance to brag about their turn in the sack with him. But this is a carefully cultivated façade aimed at distracting people from looking beneath the surface to the man whose life has been shaped by his dark past and a driving need for vengeance, a man drawn to the only woman he can never have, irrevocably tied to her by his dark past but also unable to bridge the distance between them for that same reason.

Jane’s way of coping with her demons is through her writing and keeping her distance from Dallas, which has worked for quite some time but not anymore and she’s willing to throw caution to the wind as she goes after what she wants. But even though the passion between them is intense, shadows from the past, new secrets and unanswered questions lay between them and will keep them apart unless they can be resolved.

I hadn’t read any of Ms. Kenner’s books before this and I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this book but the writing is really great and I enjoyed it, especially the suspense and mystery. It’s a lot darker than my usual tastes but I’ll definitely recommend that readers experience this book for themselves.

 

 

About J. Kenner

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. 

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 four 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).

 


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