Play My Game (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner-a review

PLAY MY GAME (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner-a review

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Following fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild, Play My Game is the story of their first Valentine’s Day as newlyweds, and offers an alluring glimpse of Jackson Steele, the alpha male featured in Kenner’s upcoming novel Say My Name.

I never imagined that anything could top our honeymoon, but life as Mrs. Damien Stark is sweeter than any fantasy. We are forever bound by our love and our desire. His touch is my greatest treasure—and is purely mine alone.

Yet no matter where we go, the ghosts of our pasts follow. We can’t escape our secrets, or the people who desperately want to bring us down. Even on Valentine’s Day, neither of us is safe.

I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Damien, to fulfill his every need. His kiss is my calling, his passion my truest bliss. The dangers we face, we now face together—and nothing can make me run.

Play My Game is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


REVIEW: PLAY MY GAME is the latest novella in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult Stark Ever After erotic romance series focusing on billionaire Damien Stark and the love of his life Nikki Fairchild-Stark. Their continuing story finds our couple about to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together but someone is playing a dangerous game with the people they love.

The focus of the storyline is two fold: Damien Stark sets up a scavenger hunt in preparation for a Valentine’s celebration with his wife. While Nikki begins to uncover the clues another more deadly game is unfolding-intimate images and threatening blackmail letters begin appearing in emails of friends, family and former lovers. Someone is out to destroy Damien Stark by attacking the people closest to his heart.

We will be introduced to the infamous architect Jackson Steele- a man whose own story will be told in J. Kenner’s upcoming Stark International Trilogy but a man who refuses to give in to Damien Stark’s wishes and demands. When Damien approaches Jackson with a business offer, Jackson declines with reasons he keeps to himself.

PLAY MY GAME is a romantic, intriguing and enticing addition to J. Kenner’s Stark series of novels and spinoffs. What began with a portrait and a million dollar offer in RELEASE ME book 1 has now blossomed into an erotic romance series where anyone with a close connection to our couple finds themselves with a story of their own. One can only hope that we all find a Damien Stark to call our own.

Copy supplied by the author through Netgalley

Reviewed by Sandy

About the Author

Julie KennerJ. 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 swoon 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.


11 thoughts on “Play My Game (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner-a review

  1. Wonderful review Sandy. I am in the same boat as Embeflame, I have read a few of the books in this series but it seems to be quite large with all of the spin offs and novellas. Thanks for the update and reciew. Congrats to Julie on the new release.

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