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On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy #2)

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Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged 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 S
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ebook, 304 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Bantam
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Title: On My Knees
Series: Stark International Trilogy #2
Author: J. Kenner
Release date: June 23, 2015
Cliffhanger: Yes
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This is book two of the Stark International Trilogy and normally I'm a little leery of reading the middle book, but this one turned out to be another decent addition to the series. A lot of times those middle ones tend to be a "filler" book. The one that's in between the /attraction/building of conflict and the last book with the revelation
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Elizabeth
"Intimacy's not a key, you know? You don't just get close to someone and expect that to open a door and everything comes tumbling out like an overstuffed closet."-Nikki

On My Knees begins directly after the conclusion of the first book in the series Say My Name. Although Say My Name ended with a "happy for now", there were many secrets and questions left to be discovered. It is a relief for Sylvia and Jackson to have time to establish their relationship however, now they are bracing themselves to
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

DNF at 17%

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Just not feeling this book. I'm beginning to think books that extend to trilogies and beyond aren't my cuppa. I lose interest and connection to the characters. I just wasn't feeling this story on this go around. As a side note- why is it in these more erotic books do, when anything is a major stress, the characters drop literally everything and have sex? I mean you'd think serious job stress or family stress would take away libido but they go at it like bunnies!!!


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Things like that di
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

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Alright, finally back with Jackson & Sylvia

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At the end of the first book, Jackson had just been arrested, because he beat up this horrible Reed person. The guy who wants to make the movie about that house & its family in Santa Fe - but more importantly, the guy who sexually molested Sylvia when she was a teenager.
And added to all that drama of course, is the whole 'Damien-is-my-half-brother'-thing that Jackson just told Sylvia.
And we're pretty sure that Damien won't welcome any son of Je
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Michelle

Book two of the Stark International Series continues the journey of Jackson and Sylvia. We learned quite a bit about the secrets that Sylvia was keeping and what ultimately led her to run from Jackson all those years ago, but what we haven’t even scratched the surface of what Jackson is hiding... until now.

I have to admit, I nearly didn’t finish this one. It wasn’t the writing, because J. Kenner can write. But I just felt like it was a struggle to be interested in the whole story. Part of me fel
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Alice
Aug 27, 2016 Alice added it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars!

On My Knees took off from where we were left at the end of book one, Say My Name.

I read it in one sitting, and even though I liked the first one more, I really enjoyed On My Knees too.

What I like the most about this series is that Jackson and Sylvia have a mature relationship, they don't play games and they don't hide secrets from each other.

I also like that they help each other when they're having a tough day or period.

Sylvia and Jackson have an intense sexual relationship, so the
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Samantha
Jan 25, 2016 Samantha rated it really liked it
The second book in the Jackson Steele trilogy, a spinoff from the Stark International Trilogy with Damien Stark, held me captivated until the very last page. A deliriously happy 4.5 stars is what I give to this novel. There were a few minor things that I found myself not liking but you can't win everything, right? I have to say I do like J. Kenner's overall writing style and she didn't disappoint.

This story digs deeper into both Sylvie and Jackson, their relationship together and their lives wi
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Jonetta
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

There's a LOT happening in this second book of the trilogy! Just one surprise after another, so much that this one was hard to turn off. Jackson and Sylvia face many challenges, learning to work together personally and professionally.

One of the biggest issues in this story is trust. While Sylvia and Jackson have resumed their relationship, there's still quite a bit to discover about each other. Both have some serious, explosive secrets and figuring out the ri
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~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
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As under my skin is around the corner, it was time for me to get back to Jackson and Sylvia story.

To say I had a huge crush on Jackson was an understatement. I was all over him.

I knew at the end of book 1 that even if both of them were in a good place, they was still a lot to process.

While "Say my name" was about forgiveness, "On my knees" is certainly about confidence. Both Sylvia and Jackson have secrets that might tear them apart. The way they are going to deal with them is at th
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Bj
Oct 04, 2015 Bj rated it really liked it
4 "What Would You Do For Love?" Stars for the story and the narration! If you love your romantic suspense titles with a little bit of an edgier, alpha dom flavor, then, the Stark International spin-off series from the Stark Series by J. Kenner, might just be right up your alley. On My Knees is the second book in this sequential/chronological series that requires that you read or listen to Say My Name first to completely understand the suspense-filled background, as well as, the love story of ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 22, 2015 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
On my Knees (Stark International Trilogy #2) by J Kenner
4 stars!!

“...they could fight their demons together. Yin and yang. Control and submission. Pleasure and pain. And on and on and on until they sent each other spiralling over that invisible line where it all became the same. Where pain gave way to pleasure, and control revealed itself to be nothing more than surrender.”


This book starts where Say My Name finished, this is the second book in this trilogy which is the story of Jackson and
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-C-
Jun 30, 2016 -C- rated it really liked it
I enjoyed On My Knees. I was hooked on Jackson and Sylvia’s story and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next.
❤Casey❤
Jun 20, 2015 ❤Casey❤ rated it really liked it
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

BR with my lovely Shh friend, Elizabeth......thank you dear.


This is the second installment in the Stark International Trilogy, featuring Jackson and Sylvia. It is part of a series, therefore cannot be read alone.

This book picks right up where the first book left off. Although we were left with a HFN in Say My Name, we, the readers, knew about most of the secrets both Jackson and Sylvia were hiding. This book is about the couple dealing wit
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Gretchen
Jun 23, 2015 Gretchen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, adult, arc, 2015-reads
This story was a gripping and riveting roller coaster of emotion. Raw, passionate, and intense. Fantastic read that had me captivated the whole time. Seriously awesome!

There was so much going on - secrets, drama, mystery, intrigue, emotions, and intensity. It was all just so well thought out and developed. I was on the edge of my seat and pretty much holding my breath the majority of the time because I was so caught up in everything.

Jackson and Sylvia are just so passionate and loving. There we
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Vanessa
WHAT?!? Of course I'm left hanging...what is the next one out?

Review to come with my tour date...6/29.

**FULL REVIEW**

“A month ago, he would have rather eaten nails than worked for Damien Stark. But then Sylvia had approached him with the kind of project that is any architect’s wet dream. To design a resort from the ground up. And not just any resort, but one located on its own private island. And she was handing him a blank slate.”

Jackson Steele is the best for the job and there is no one who
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Hilary
Dec 23, 2015 Hilary rated it it was amazing
J. Kenner has me on my knees begging for more of this seductively sexy and suspenseful tale.

Jackson Steele is as swoon-worthy as ever. I think I fell more in love with him with every turn of the page. His dominant, protective side is what every woman wants. His naughty bedroom (or outside of the bedroom) persona is melt your panties hot! And is romantic side will have you swooning.

Sylvia is her headed strong self. The inner strength she has is awe-inspiring. I am pretty sure that if I was goin
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Dana
Jun 05, 2015 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*

In the second installment of Jackson and Sylvia's story, the pair are together and moving forward with their plans for the newest resort on a Stark owned private island. Of course, as with any project, there are bumps in the road, and dealing with Damien Stark isn't as easy as both Sylvia and Jackson had hoped.
Aside from the resort plans, life has a way of interfering and secrets that have been guarded closely by both Jackson and Sylvia have a way of coming to light.
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Give Me Books
Sep 08, 2015 Give Me Books rated it really liked it
On My Knees picks up right were Say My Name left off...

Ms. Kenner lures the reader into the nitty gritty of Jackson and Sylvia’s relationship. There’s so much going on right now. There’s blackmail attempts, a murder, an arrest, secrets revealed, Cortez project problems, and a shit ton of sexy times.

Sylvia and Jackson are trying to figure out their relationship, and what they mean to each other, all while their worlds are crashing down around them.

I love both Sylvia and Jackson’s characters. Th
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Linda
"On My Knees", picks up were "Say My name " left off and now Damien is purposely putting Sylvia at odds with Jackson, I suppose to test her loyalty.
Secrets have a way of biting you in the pervebial ass, and for Jackson and Sylvia that is what they keep doing.
Regardless of their secrets they are keeping these two have a deep love and affection for one another, but how much more can they take.
Someone is ut to destroy them , the question is who?
Just wait till you hit the plot twist at the end!
Look
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

2.5 More sex than substance stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Random House via NetGalley

Gah! I liked elements of the book but didn't love it. I liked the idea of it but this book falls into the category of more sex than substance. And the substance it did have fell into my least favorite theme of angst caused by miscommunications, secret holding and assumptions. You would have thought this duo would have learned their lesson from book 1, but nope.

Secrets. Big ones - big enough
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Amy
Nov 25, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

“It’s as if he needs to consume me, to prove to himself that I’m real and that I’m here and that no matter what, I’m not going anywhere.”

Wow! What a great ride! On My Knees picks up right where Say My Name left off. And let me tell you there is never a dull moment. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on things and things are going to be smooth, a nice little curve ball gets thrown at you and all you can do is brace your self for the ride……

After the way things ended w
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Lisa
Jun 16, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: june, 2015, netgalley-arc
ARC received in exchange for an honest review..

J. Kenner has done it again! On My Knees is full of mouth watering passion with a compelling story of healing and a little bit of mystery thrown in! This series continues to entice the reader to invest in Jackson and Sylvia's love story and see where this rollercoaster ride takes you.

Have I mentioned I really hate cliffhangers?

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Ali *The Black Heart*
DNF'd at 41%.

I did not set On My Knees aside lightly. I really liked the first book of the series, Say My Name.

It's not the core story that made me give up on this book. It was the lack of the core story being addressed. At 41%, I felt like it had barely been touched on. Instead of getting to the intrigue and the twists, it is just Jackson and Sylvia going at it like rabbits.

I didn't go back and count, but in what was all of about a day in the story, it felt like they had fucked about eight time
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Tracy Grieve
Jun 06, 2015 Tracy Grieve rated it it was amazing
Firstly Thank you,Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the ARC for honest review.

Julie has done it again and given a story you can fall in love with {and a man}.

Did I just read that? Guess i did and have to say it was amazing.

With the aftermath of Jackson coming out and telling Damien the secret he has been keeping all these years, the reception is to be expected and now Sylvia is caught in the middle.
There is a few twists in this book that I never saw coming, and there is plenty of h
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Abby
Jun 04, 2015 Abby rated it it was amazing
What just happened?! *dumbstruck* I don't even know what to think right now. Didn't see that coming. At ALL.

Before THAT happened, my thoughts were I loved Jackson and Sylvia. They do fit perfectly together and despite all obstacles coming at them, they had each other. The reader can feel their love for each other coming off the pages; it's palpable. He understands her and she gets him. I'm excited to see what happens between them. Some revelations have been made that are life changing. I can't
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ellieisuhm
Feb 29, 2016 ellieisuhm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-kenner
Final Score = 5 OMG Stars!!!


*Received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


Jackson and Sylvia are BACK! More complicated relationship issues, more secrets, more revelations, MORE SEX!!!

This book has it ALL.

The most shocking occurs on the last five pages! But please, don't spoil it for yourself... delay and just enjoy the read. The build up to those last five pages is just WORTH IT.

Now, I have a feeling I know who/what/where/why, but I can't wait for the next book to confirm t
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DW
Jul 02, 2015 DW rated it really liked it
Shelves: jackson-steele
I was a little disappointed with On My Knees. As much as I love Jackson Steele, I found myself skipping through it a lot. Jackson is one of my favorite "book boyfriends" and he is the only reason I give it a 4. Sylvia was all over my nerves and being so annoying. As much as I did not enjoy this book I know that I will read the third one because I have to know how it ends. Sigh... So disappointed!!
Jennifer
Jun 04, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Yeah, more Jackson and Sylvia. Sylvia was a little clingy in this one, but Jackson was still amazing and so hot. This was a great middle to their HEA with lots of drama, hot sex, and Damian & Nikki. Her BFF, Cass is the best kind of friend to have. They still don't know who's leaking stuff to the press, but I still I think I know. Yes, there's a cliffy and now I have to wait again.
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
The second in the Jackson Steele trilogy, Kenner once again grabs a hold of your thoughts and shakes the feels out of you. Secrets abound. Truths are exposed. Vulnerabilities are laid bare. Lots and lots of hot tie-me-up sex is had. Basically, I’m floating in an ocean of Jackson Steele paradise.

Do I care that this cliffhanger and storyline is slightly reminiscent of Damien and Nikki’s story? no. nope. all the no.
But you might, so I thought I’d let you know that I’ve been tinged with waves of nos
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Anni Chan
Mar 23, 2016 Anni Chan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kurzbeschreibung

Sylvia war noch nie einem Mann so nah wie Jackson. Sie begehrt den attraktiven Star-Architekten mit jeder Faser ihres Körpers und lässt Gefühle zu, die sie nie für möglich gehalten hat. An seiner Seite fühlt sie sich zum ersten Mal geborgen und offenbart selbst ihre schmerzhafte Vergangenheit. Doch gleichzeitig spürt Sylvia, dass der impulsive Jackson Geheimnisse vor ihr hat. Als ein unerwarteter Brief tiefe Wunden aufreißt und ihre größten Ängste heraufbeschwört, braucht sie Jac
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J. 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 Tim
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Stark International Trilogy (4 books)
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