NEED YOU NOW (Man of the Month #3) by J. Kenner -Review Tour
NEED YOU NOW
Man of the Month #3
by J. Kenner
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: February 13, 2018
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 13, 2018
Charming smile. Wicked skills.
Meet Mr. March.
With his tousled hair, cocky grin, and surprising abs hidden under a conservative button-down, bartender Cameron Reed is no stranger to the attention of women.
He dates, but never gets serious, claiming that he’s too focused on his studies. But it’s not really school that preoccupies him; it’s sensual fantasies of his best friend’s sister.
Mina Silver might be absolutely off-limits because of her overprotective brother and father, but that doesn’t stop Cam from imagining the feel of her in his arms, the brush of his lips over her soft skin, or the sparks that would fly between them if he ever got her into bed.
But for Cam, the bonds of family and friendship are sacrosanct, and there is no way that he’d ever violate his friend’s trust. Or would he?
Because with love on the line, maybe it’s time for Cam to break a few rules.
Taking a risk never felt so right.
REVIEW: NEED YOU NOW is the third instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult MAN OF THE MONTH erotic, romance novella series focusing on a fund raiser for the popular Austin, Texas bar known as The Fix. This is twenty four year old university student and bar tender Cameron Reed, and PA Mina Silver’s story line. NEED YOU NOW can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. There is a slight cross-over the author’s Stark Trilogy and its’ subsequent spin-offs with the inclusion of Damien and Nikki Stark.
SOME BACKGROUND: The Fix on Sixth, a local Austin hangout, is in desperate need of renovations and a quick influx of cash so a plan is put into motion, by a group of regulars, a plan that includes a Man of the Month calendar competition, and a reality show aimed at rehabbing the bar.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Mina and Cameron) NEED YOU NOW is a friends to lovers/ best friend’s sister story line that follows the building romantic relationship between Mina Silver and Cameron Reed. Now that the rehab show The Business Plan was in full swing, and The Fix on Sixth is getting the much need face-lift to remain competitive (Hold On Tight #2), Mina Silver finds herself up close and personal with the day to day operations of a reality television program. Hoping for a career in Hollywood, Mina has no desire to start a long-term relationship especially with her brother’s best friend, and the man that calls to her heart Cameron Reed but Cameron has other plans including the slow seduction of his best friend’s sister. What ensues is the building romance between Mina and Cam, and the potential fall-out as Mina’s plans for Hollywood come around much quicker than anyone had anticipated.
The attraction between Mina and Cam has been a long time developing; childhood friends who have always had one another’s back Mina and Cam’s relationship goes from friends to friends with benefits but a benefits arrangement Mina refuses to take it to the next level. Cam wants something more permanent but Mina believes her time in Austin is limited, and isn’t willing to risk her heart or the heart of the man she has known most of her life. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including most of the previous story line couples and cast, with the addition of Mina’s brother Darryl, Cam’s sister KiKi (Stark Series), and of course, a cameo appearance by Damien and Nikki Stark.
NEED YOU NOW is a quick read; a sexy and sassy friends to lovers romance; a best friend’s sister love from afar wherein the best friend is well aware of the attraction between the couple in question. There is very little conflict except the potential for our heroine to move forward without the man that she loves. The premise is entertaining; the characters are energetic; the romance is provocative and intense. NEED YOU NOW is another wonderful addition to J. Kenner’s MAN OF THE MONTH novella series.
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Reviewed by Sandy
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 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, 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 swoon for them.” A five 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 Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
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.