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Tame Me

(Stark International Security #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,747 ratings  ·  277 reviews
Aspiring actress Jamie Archer is on the run. From herself. From her wild child ways. From the screwed up life that she left behind in Los Angeles. And, most of all, from Ryan Hunter—the first man who has the potential to break through her defenses to see the dark fears and secrets she hides.

Stark International Security Chief Ryan Hunter knows only one thing for sure—he wa
Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Jan 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
This will be great! I mean Damien & Nikki are gonna live happily ever after but what about the rest? This add-on will definitely finalize the Stark series :) can't wait! ...more
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great short story
“I regret the way I ran from him. I regret even more the nights I lost with him.”
Mar 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I was looking forward to this novella. There was some smokin' hot chemistry in Complete Me between Jamie, Nikki's bff and Ryan Hunter, Damien's head of security.

Jamie has a plan. She's determined to get her life together. She has stopped sleeping around and she's leaving for Texas to move back in with her parents and for a job in television as an entertainment interviewer and reporter. As soon as she gets her act together she's hoping to make her way back to L.A. to continue acting.

After Nikki
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

We've met the hot-mess that is Jamie and we've seen a sliver of tension between her and Ryan Hunter (Stark's Lead Security), but now we get the explosion.

Following Damien and Nikki's wedding, Jamie and Ryan are left with the task of ensuring that the reception is all closed down. Jamie has returned from Texas for the event and is bound to return in an attempt to put her life back together. Giving up men and the lifestyle that living in LA brings, Jamie has a plan... one that Ryan is ab
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-releases
I am so freakin excited! I saw the book last night on facebook and I can't wait to read it!

Jamie and Ryan were great together.

I wanted to see Jamie get her happy ending and she did. She and Ryan were great together. I wanted more of their story because for me things happened too fast. I have no idea whose story is going to be next but I am sure it will be good
Dirty Dayna
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tame me

3.5 all I want is you stars

Sometimes how I feel at the end of the book is different from how I felt reading the book if that makes sense. I had this one on the back burner for over a year because I love Stark and didn’t want my series tarnished by possibly a bad spin off.. I have to say I like the spin off and that each book thus far follows side characters. For 80 pages Kenner put her heart and soul on the table and tried to give us an HEA for Jamie in 80 pages. Jamie and Ryan needed the
Julie B.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I love Damien, but in less than 100 pages, Ryan sure gave him a run for his money! I hope Ryan and Jamie get a full novel in the future. I loved watching them get to know each other and Jamie breaking down her walls some. Letting someone else be in control. Not to mention their sex and chemistry was hawt!! I loved the dominate side of Ryan, yet he was so caring at the same time. Hope to see more of their story again.
Mar 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Should not have purchased this one…

This reader is not sure what to make of this one. Having read many books including and reminiscent of 50 Shades which were enjoyed this reader is not a prude. It would have been nice if there had a warning, stating that there is anal sex, bondage, a collar and a leash. This reader would then have passed on this one and not felt obliged to write this review. As for the story it is novella length and there is no depth just a lot of sex and wanting sex. The story
J.A. Heron
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry J Kenner, i loved your Damien Stark trilogy, and i swooned and swooned while reading those books. But this, this is very disappointing, i loved Jamie in the Stark trilogy, so i was really excited to discover you were writing about her. But i have just finished, and i found that there was no depth, no feeling to the characters of Jamie and Ryan. I really wanted to discover what makes them tick, but i didnt achieve that, and that makes me sad.
I really wish you had written something more
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“I’m going to make you very happy,” I say.
“Kitten,” he says. “You already do.”

Yay!! Jamie and Ryan finally together!! Love it :)
Khanique McDaniel
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Firstly, Jamie Archer has too many issues for it to be summed up in a novella, even if it is only part 1. There was no background or base to their relationship from our POV therefore, I didn't believe their intense feelings for each other in the end, which then led to me being bored. I fell asleep 3 times reading this novella and one of those times was 1/2 hour after waking from a full night's sleep.

It's not that I don't think that they could make a good couple, it's just that I need to see it b
Jillian Stein
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
~ My review can also be found on my blog:

Tame Me is the first Blue Box Special in the 1,001 Dark Nights Series as well as the first story in author J. Kenner’s Stark International series, a spin-off of her Stark Trilogy. Talk about kicking off a series with a sexy and steamy bang. This novella was incredible!

Jamie Archer has decided it was time for a new plan. Her current situation wasn’t working for her anymore and she really needed a change. She was tired of not being ha
Sandy S
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: March 25, 2014

Aspiring actress Jamie Archer is on the run. From herself. From her wild child ways. From the screwed up life that she left behind in Los Angeles. And, most of all, from Ryan Hunter—the first man who has the potential to break through her defenses to see the dark fears and secrets she hides.

Stark International Security Chief Ryan Hunter knows only one thing for sure—he wants Jamie. Wants to hold her, make love to her, possess her, and claim her. Wants to
Laura Beth
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, braincandy
Jamie finds her HEA with Ryan Hunter. Short, sweet story true to Jamie's character. I liked it a lot but would have preferred a full length novel. ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to this novella. Ryan and Jamie deserve their own HEA and they seemed to have something going on in the Stark series. However, I was kind of disappointed with this novella. It was too short. Everything was rushed to the point that it wasn't believable anymore. Ryan has the same dominant streak as Damien but it wasn't presented as well and as thoroughly as Damian's so it came off as a cheap imitation. Jamie obviously was troubled, had some shit to work through as evid ...more
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I loved it!
It was just way too short - and this extreme 'Insta-Love' between Ryan and Jamie felt a bit weird - way too fast! Yeah, I know that they knew each other already from the previous books, but things happen reallllly quick here ☺
But it was really cute and extremely sexy!
I just wish Julie had given Ryan and Jamie a full novel - or maybe even a whole seris!!!

Lisa Miller
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I have envied Jamie from the beginning, but now I am in awe. Hopefully, it's not too good to be true, I don't think Jamie could take it, I mean to open up her heart to Ryan, when she is not the one in charge, so it would probably break her. I would love to have a man like that, to just know what you want even if you don't know yourself, it would be wonderful. Julie, you have done it again, I have been a fan since the beginning of The Stark Trilogy and I am glad you have found a way to continue i ...more
Missy Bates
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
So, this was basically a sex book. There really wasn't much of a story but lots of sex. I had forgotten Jamie and Ryan met in the other novels in the Stark Trilogy not just the novella. So technically they had history, but if you don't know their back story it really feels like they met and within two days they were going at it. I really like Jamie. I was hoping she'd get a full novel. I can't imagine the entire series will be like this, so at this point I'm really wondering what this series wil ...more
Heather Lire
Holy hotness

Holy hotness

Every time I read one of Kenner's books I fall more in love with her writing.

Jaime has been a character whose story I've wanted since the first book. What drove her to act the way she did? I knew it would take a certain kind of man to tame her and oh boy does Ryan Hunter get her. He understood her fears and he loved her through them. Of all the books in this series this one just might be my favorite.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story of Jamie and Ryan. It was quick and steamy! I love that we know that Damien and Nikki got their HEA and now we see what happens with her best friend Jamie. There wasn't a lot of depth to this story just the quick connection between Jamie and Ryan and of course the incredible sex scenes that J. Kenner does so well. ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it liked it
zip zap zoom...whirlwind fairytale. enjoy the read.its cute.
Shonda Franks
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
LOVE IT!!!! Good read . The entire Stark Trilogy is for anyone that likes 50 shades of greyish type books.
Virginia VanSaders
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 1 of the Stark International Trilogy; A Novella

This is Part 1 of the story of Ryan & Jamie. Ryan is Stark International Security Chief. Jamie is an aspiring actress. There is chemistry between the two of them. Ryan doesn't make a move on her, though. He feels that she will just leave if they get together. That's just what happens. She has conflicting emotions because she's been hurt before. She gets a job offer to interview celebrities and she runs. She takes off for Vegas and Ryan
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jamie Archer and Ryan Hunter have always been attracted to each other but never acted upon it until the night after Damien and Nikki's wedding. When she realized she could fall in love with him, she was scared of her feelings and took off for an interview job in Vegas. He found her and told her he wants her and loves her and, if she doesn't want him in her bed, he still wants her in his life. She starts to head to her parents' house in Texas after the interview and then wonders why. She has a ma ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: steamy
So I started reading this backward, I initially started Tempt Me and quickly felt like I was missing some backstory...I was not. Tame Me did not provide me more insight to Jamie's fears about committing to marriage with Ryan but it just served to frustrate me more. The writing is not bad, there is just not much story to follow. ...more
Charlene Johnson
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of the Stark series and Stark International books. I really love it. It's nice to see the series' characters come together. Jamie and Ryan's story was very hot and heartfelt. If you love the Stark series, don't miss this one. Another great book by J. Kenner. ...more
This has been on my TBR since 2014.

When I checked it out on Amazon I found this is NOT a trilogy but one book split into three sections of 170 pages. The cost of this is around £10.47 for the complete book.

I'm passing.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can always count on J Kenner books to be well written & hot. Waited a long time for Jamie & Ryan's story, but it was worth the wait. ...more
T.M. Carper
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Short little novella focusing on Jamie and Ryan.
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred 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 Y

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