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Preview — Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner
The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the sam ...more
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An intriguing taboo love story but it was mired in a kidnaping subplot as well as a bdsm subplot.
It was well written but the pace was slower than I would have liked. There wasn’t really romance, it was more like dark and erotic passion. I suspect more romance will come in book 2.
Dallas Sykes is known to the general public as “The King of F**k”, the billionaire and uber playboy who has and will sleep with anyone. But behind the mask lies a lonely man who desperately longs for only ...more
I picked this up because it was suggested to me by my trusted sidekick, TeriLyn. Once again, she proved that she knows me well because I LOVED this!
I am not a fan of reviewing series so I'll keep this short and sweet.
'Dirtiest Secret' was my first book by J. Kenner ... I know. I KNOW! Trust me, it won't be my last.
To enjoy this story fully, one needs a VERY open mind. I don't know about other books by this author but this one took me down one hell of a rabbit hole and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE! When ...more
We already met Dallas in some of the Stark/Steele books - he's one of the most famous billionaire playboys America has ever seen.... heir to a department store fortune.
Dallas Sykes is the King of Fuck.
But he only lets the world think he's that mega-rich playboy heir. (well, of course he does all the sexing and playboying - but it's not who he really is - it's just the picture of a guy he wants the world to think he is...)
His whole goddamn life was an act. A facade. He was damaged goods....more
We're star crossed he and I. like a living breathing Shakespeare play. and what I want, I can't have.
Part one of this dark edgy book is filled with promise.
Told in third person, sometimes first person so as a reader I struggled with this at times I suppose it depends what you prefer and I prefer first person hearing the characters thoughts and feelings.
A dark and deep read, the characters Jane and Dallas were taken as children held hostage in dark cellers, the book takes you briefly to past ex ...more
I haven't been on the fence about many of the books I have read but I found myself falling into that category with this one.
Dallas and Jane were best friends when they were younger but they also became step siblings. They had strong feelings for one another but they knew nothing could really happen until they both get kidnapped. Things change between them and they loose there virginity to each other.
Now after years of keeping themselves distant from each other Jane decides she needs to get Dal ...more
J Kenner is known for her alpha dominant heroes and Dirty Secret certainly features one of those. However, this may be the rawest, most angst-filled love story yet.
However, readers should be cautioned to only undertake this emotional journey if they love dark romances and subjects that broach taboo and forbidden themes. That said, like smoke and mirrors, not everything is what it seems, so you will want to give this story a chance to play out before drawing any con ...more
When I saw that J. Kenner had a new book coming out, I knew I had to review it. I loved everything I have read by her before. So, it's hard to believe that I had such a hard time getting through this one. I still love her writing and she can easily pull me into a story, but there was one big issue that I was having with this book.
It doesn't really have anything to do with the plot or pacing, all of that was fine. My issue came when it was revealed that Dallas and ...more
I love this author and her writing style but this story was ok for me. I can't explain what my problem was but something was off for me! It's difficult to say anythin about the story because whatever I say will be a spoiler so I'll keep everything simple. The characters confused me.
Overall it was an ok story for me!
*An advance reading copy was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.*
Resume: Dallas and Jane were kidnapped when they are 15 years and after that each one go separate ways but still the feelings and terror what happened to them....with they were not brother and sister........
Not by blood. Dallas had a difficult when he was 5 years and was adopted by his uncle-Eli Skyes. After Jane was too adopted by him and they are brother and sister but knew that they relationship was wrong.
Dallas King of the Fuckery is a CE ...more
I was given an ARC at ABF in exchange for an honest review. I've never read anything by J.Kenner, so I really didn't know what to expect.
Holy *insert a GIF thingy with my jaw dropping to the floor and eyes popping out of my head*. And lot of squealing. LOTS AND LOTS OF SQUEALING!
So before I go on about how books like this are the reason (in my opinion) why GR should have a 5+ star-rating system, I should let you know that there was ONE thing that ...more
I don't normally read anything with the word "taboo" involved because I'm a chicken like that, but I love J. Kenner so I decided to go for it. I was not disappointed. Everything was so well developed with this great build that had me on the edge of my seat. When I got to that taboo thing, yup, I ...more
Wow! J. Kenner killed it. This story so hot, suspenseful, mysterious, dirty, and so freaking sexy I didn’t want it to end. It’s definitely an angst filled ride, but Dallas definitely lives up to his nickname as the King of F*ck!
They’re definitely not meant to be together, but all through the book, I couldn’t help wanting them to be. Rooting for them to get over pushing each other away, and just do what they both aching for. Dallas and Jane are forbidden to be together, but that doesn’t snip the...more
Dark, dangerous, angsty and full of forbidden desires—the perfect combination for Dallas Sykes and Jane Martin. Their chemistry is off-the-charts, and they spar with the best of the best. Together they are fighting battles that no-one should ever fight, and individually they are surviving their own pasts and secrets.
I’m a huge fan of J. Kenner’s books and writing style, so let me say first, ...more
I swear to god up until 70% of the book, barely nothing happen between the two characters. They get together only to push each other away, over and over and over again. This is basically the tune of the book until 70% of it.
It got to the point that I couldn't find it in me to care about them being togethe ...more
Personally, this book was definitely compelling. The writing style was what drew me in, though I didn't exactly appreciate the POV shifts. Concept-wise and character-wise, it was intriguing.
Something about this made me feel off. Also, I welcomed the promiscuity at times, but once in a while, it gets borderline annoying and offensive.
Anyway, this one was a push-and-pull for me. Though it invoked interest, disconnection was cons ...more
This book answered some question about who Dallas is and why he loves the way he does but it is only the tip of the iceberg...vague, i know but you will understand when you dive into this b ...more
Book Title: Dirtiest Secret
Author: J. Kenner
Series: S.I.N. #1
Publisher: Random House -Ballentine
Source: Netgalley E-Arc
"We're going to get there," he says, his eyes burning into mine. "And think how much fun we'll have trying."
The Feels: 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 3/5 Cliffhanger: YES ...more
Do you want to know a secret? Well, it’s not much a secret since if you have been following my reviews that I am fan of J.Kenner. And this time J. Kenner has one secret. A dirty secret. Well more like the Dirtiest Secret.
Are you ready to find out what could this secret be? Well, here’s the thing. My lips are sealed. As much as I want to tell you. I can’t because reading Dirtiest Secret is a book that can’t be properly reviewed wi ...more
4 "I'll go in the dark with you." Stars
The cover and blurb for this one intrigued me very much when I saw it offered on Netgalley. I'm so glad it did because this was a quite an entertaining, twisted, delicious start to a trilogy I'm so excited about reading. Dirtiest Secret is my first J. Kenner book and now I've bought the Stark series so I can read that too. Her writing flows fluidly from b ...more
The author takes a gamble with a somewhat dark, forbidden love story between 2 step-siblings who have no blood relationship, but have a binding lifetime love for each other. With an unspeakable crime that ties them together and a search for those who committed the crime, these two step-siblings have never been able to move on and find the ...more
So he denies the chemistry by being a flagrant man slut & she admits to having slept with countless of men in place of him.Both of them pretending that their partners are each other.They use the ...more
There were uncomfortable parts, but probably not what you would think. But, I like this, ...more
I have read and LOVED the Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner but this one left me so disappointed. Usually when I start a book, I manage to finish it depending on how much I enjoy it. It took me 3 weeks to reach this point. I dragged myself till 80% until I just couldn't go further. I know it seems weird to leave a book just short 20% but as I said I just couldn't connect with the characters or the plot line.
*ARC gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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 ...more
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She nodded. "It's not scary anymore--I mean, I'm home and it's all over. But I think it will be scary in my dreams, and I don't want to have nightmares."
"Okay then." He sat up straight, looking every bit the determined bodyguard. "In that case, I have to stay. And you don't have to worry because I'll protect you. I'll always protect you.”