Monday, 18 September 2017
Blog Tour & Review: Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner
Today, I'm taking part in the blog tour for Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner!
You'll have seen me talking about this book quite a bit lately and that's because I LOVED it!
Sometimes bad isn’t good enough…
On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.
But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.
Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.
But sometimes love has a price.
And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?
Full Length Novel
Third person, alternating pov.
What I Liked:
OMG, this book was hot! Highly sensual, emotive and just a little bit more than dirty, the story of Lyle and Laine rocked my freakin' socks off! The book wasn't all smoulder though, oh no, it had real characters with real emotions, real problems, painful pasts and enormous strength.
It was addictive, beautifully passionate and not without drama but, despite the drama, it was light on the heartache. I loved Lyle and Laine as a couple and I could happily have continued reading about them for days but I inhaled this book in mere hours because I couldn't stop reading.
What I Didn't Like:
Nothing. There was NOTHING I didn't like about his book.
Wicked Dirty is tied into the Stark books but you need no prior knowledge of any of the 'Stark', 'Stark International' or of the first 'Stark World' book to read and enjoy this one as it stands on it's own.
If you have read any of the other books you'll enjoy passing glimpses of past characters and little details that those who are new to J. Kenner's world may not pick up on.
Also, one of my complaints about Wicked Grind (book 1 in the Stark World series) was that we didn't get to see the grand opening of Wyatt's photography show. Well, guess what? You get to see it in this one but through the eyes of Laine and Lyle! Yeay!
How could I not love the cover for this book? The black and white, with just a teeny splash of colour, along with the passionate couple on the front perfectly captures the feel of the book.
"Haven't you ever felt that way about something? Just knew in your gut that something was right?"
He felt the thrust of the answer, so quick and firm, like he'd walked smack into a wall. Her. She felt right. She'd slammed into his life like a bolt of lightening, and the world hadn't been level since.
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.