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Hottest Mess

(S.I.N. #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,230 ratings  ·  290 reviews
Cuando la pasión es tan fuerte que consigue derribar todos los obstáculos, ya solo queda aferrarse a ella y rendirse al amor sin mirar atrás.

Jane y Dallas, hermanos adoptivos, han roto los tabúes que frenaban esa poderosa atracción y se han sumergido ya en las turbulentas aguas del sexo y el placer. Pero las reacciones de su familia son tan duras como cabía esperar y su hi
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Bantam
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Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was ok

I read and fell in love with book one of this trilogy when it first came out and couldn't wait to get my hands on a sequel. Maybe it's just not my year for sequels but 'Hottest Mess' was a big time let down. What made me fall in love with book one was the plot which was completely LOST in this installment. And when I say 'lost' I mean lost in all the finger fucking. That's all this book was: sex, sex and more sex. Again, I am NOT a prude and mostly read and review erotica and I get the whole 'se
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc

**Hottest Mess generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

2 "He's mine." Stars

The second installment of the S.I.N. series was a hard one for me to get through, I actually paused less than half way and picked it up again much later. I really enjoyed the first book, Dirtiest Secret however this follow-up didn't excite me like the last in fact it bored me a bit. Though, just to note, you must read book one before starting book two or you miss very pertinen
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Wow! Finally we get past most, not all, of the OW drama and get to the meat of the story. Wow! Ok, so what I'm loving about this story is Dallas and Jane were kidnapped when they were 15. 17 years later and Dallas is still trying to find the man known as the jailor and the woman who tortured him. They are so close and in my head I'm pretty sure I have the woman figured out but yeah, I could totally be wrong, but that's what is making this story so exciting! We have great progress in Dallas and J ...more
Karen Mc
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love cannot be forbidden. The more that flame is covered up, the hotter it burns. Love can always find a way. ~ Pyramus and Thisbe

I'm on a forbidden love book binge! I can't get enough of these achingly addictive reads that are guilty pieces of pleasure. Hottest Mess is a forbidden fantasy. Edgy, enticing, and enthralling, Hottest Mess is a forbidden tale of twists and turns that blazes your body, hits your heart hard, and leaves you longing for more. And oh did I pant for more as I was inhaling
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Holy intense and hot! So much passion and drama. I loved it. I think I might have held my breath during the first chapter. Everything was so captivating with complex characters that are entangled in a heated and complicated relationship. Riveting, heart stopping, and erotic! I loved every second!

Dallas and Jane have a intense relationship, there is a great mix of love, angst, and sexual tension between these two. I I love how their story is playing out. Their faced with so many obstacles and com
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
As I said in book 1, this book isn’t scandalous to me as I don’t consider this a true taboo romance. Therefore, all the secrecy seems shallow and motivated more at the loss of financial benefits than public outrage.

Dallas and Jane have acknowledged their feelings for each other but can only revel in their clandestine love affair in secret.

At the same time, they work together to uncover the mastermind before a traumatic incident in their past. This book didn’t really advance the plot that much on
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Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hottest Mess is the follow up to Dirtiest Secret. It’s a dark, sexy, roller coaster ride of fucked-upped-ness. It’s perfect!

Dallas Sykes and Jane Martin have hidden secrets their whole life. Those secrets become so much a part of them, it’s like breathing. But if they breathe wrong, their world has the potential to implode. Dallas’ brooding sexiness flows off the pages like Jane’s skirts in the NY summer winds.

They fight.
They love.
They make up.

But in the eyes of polite society, they fear be
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Wanna complicate your life?

Fall in love with your brother.

Yeah. That'll do it. lol

Such is the case with Dallas and Jane--who are siblings through adoption. They've had a thing for each other for years and are finally giving into temptation. To add fuel to the fire they're also dealing with the aftermath of being kidnapped as teenagers and the continued hunt for the people who set them up all those years ago. An emotional roll
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I gave this audiobook a B+ for the narration and a C- for the story AudioGals*

Narrated by Lucy Rivers

I’m a fan of J. Kenner’s erotic romantic suspense titles, but the Dirtiest Trilogy just hasn’t hit the mark with me. Still bearing Kenner’s signature taboo or damaged hero who needs to experience passion in a more than plain vanilla way as a result of past demons, but just missing a certain intensity or intrigue factor, I felt like Hottest Mess was a rehash of the themes we already learned in Dir
The dirtiest secret has become one hell of a hot mess...

Book Title: Hottest Mess
Author: J. Kenner
Series: S.I.N. #2
Genre: Erotica, BDSM, Love & Stuff
Source: Kindle E-Book (Library)

♫My Pick for Book Theme Song: Don't Cha by Pussycat Dolls --Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me…Yeah…this series is freaky. ♫

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 3.5/5
Addictiveness: 3.5/5
Theme: 4/5
Flow: 3.8/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Originality: 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 3/5. Cliffh
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received via Netgalley as part of blog tour*

This picks up right where the 1st book ended. Oddly enough, it felt jarring diving into smexy moments right from the get go (say wut! I know, right?!), so I had to quickly go back to 1st bk, and read the end part to somewhat reacquaint myself with the story, then yes, I got it.

Dallas and Jane’s story continues. In that f*cked up situation that they found themselves in, they’re trying to make things work. They’ve managed to get things moving forwar
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5

First, I enjoy reading J. Kenner and her Stark Novels. In those we met Dallas Sykes. Because I love reading her stuff and like Dallas' character I wanted to read his story. It is not my normal thing, however, because I think he will show up in future books I want to understand and know more.

I am not even going to try to explain the background because it is so convoluted that it makes my head spin as I found out today while trying to explain to my adult daughter who loves to read the s
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ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

Continuing on from where the first book Dirtiest Secret ends, I was enraptured from the first word to the last.

Dallas and Jane's story is not an easy one, there are so much darkness lurking being the smiles and the reputations. My heart just keeps on breaking for them both, but especially for Dallas.

I just want this adorable broken pair to get their happy ever after, but just as I think they might be getting close, Ms Kenner rips
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dirtiest Secret was my most taboo read so far this year and I loved every second of it. Hottest Mess kept the kinky romance between Dallas and Jane going full force and delves even further into the dark and twisted needs that each harbor as a result of their traumatic past.

While technically Dallas and Jane are siblings, it’s in name only and so I got the need to keep their connection private but I never fully thought of them as brother and sister, so I wasn’t as shocked and I wasn’t sure everyon
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
I'm a hot mess after reading Hottest Mess!

I knew when I started that I was heading for a cliffhanger, but I couldn't resist. It's just so damn good, it's irresistible, and I was hopelessly sucked in... again. And I was left hanging... again. But I don't regret it. My mind is filled with possibilities as I replay the events that took place, and the clues that have been teasing me. I want to know NOW!

Hot Mess picks up right where Dirtiest Secret leaves off. Their secret is still
Holly Baker
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, where do I even start with this book? I absolutely loved book 1 in this new series from J Kenner, so I couldn't wait to see where this story went in book 2, and I was not disappointed!! Though, yes, the forbidden aspect of this story is a big part, there is so much more to sink your teeth into and I loved that though I had my suspicions about certain people, I still don't know for definite who is behind all the chaos in Jane and Dallas' lives.

There is such a great storyline to this series,
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeep-diva
J. Kenner continues the story she started in Dirtiest Secrets. Dallas and Jane are still working on their relationship, searching for their kidnappers and having some off of the hottest sex ever.

As with the first novel, this one is full of really complex characters and tons of intrigue. I honestly cannot predict the ending. I’ve got a few theories about who’s going to be revealed as the bad guys or guys but none I’d bet on and no idea what their motives were/are. Kenner is excellent at weaving t
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I don't know what is it about Dallas but he does it for me and more. Sometimes I feel so bad for him that I just want to hold him. ...more
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Hottest Mess
Series: Stark International Novel
Author: J. Kenner
Publisher: Bantam
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 289 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

The S.I.N. series continues with the seductive follow-up to the Stark International Novel Dirtiest Secret,from the New York Times bestselling author of “red-hot and angsty” fiction that “keeps readers guessing” (Publishers Weekly, on Under My Skin).

No one ca
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hottest Mess is the perfect title for book two of Dallas and Jane's story because both characters find themselves in a multitude of messes that are horrific, exciting, forbidden, kinky, and dark, and while their intimate relationship has grown and they are finding a way to give each other what they need, there are still too many variables at play that threaten to undo and ultimately destroy all the progress Dallas and Jane have made, and the last event in book two has the power to not only tear ...more
OMG! Those last couple of chapters about KILLED me!!! I'm LOVING this series! It's exciting. It's intense. It's deliciously forbidden!

This decadent read will take you to a dark and sexy place. It's filled to the brim with HOT sex, FORBIDDEN pleasure, and so much SUSPENSE, you will be on the edge of your seat the whole way through. Dallas and Jane have secrets. These secrets have the potential to destroy everything, including the intense and passionate connection they share. This is a dangerous g
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
You know how the music industry has a sophomore album slump? I’m starting to believe book series do as well. At least for the series I’ve been reading. I really, really enjoyed the first book in the S.I.N. series, Dirtiest Secret. It took a new take on a hero and I was absolutely intrigued by Dallas’ problems and by the dark and secret past he and his sister Jane shared.

I gotta say though, Hottest Mess let me down. Or, more accurately, Jane let me down.

I don’t recall having any real ill feelings
Ashley S.
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, scandalous
Just another fabulous book by J. Kenner! I loved Hottest Mess...even more than the first book in the series! Jane and Dallas get better and better and they were fantastic in this book. The character development is amazing and the author truly sucks you in with this quite scandalous brother/sister/lover duo. I know that is not everyone's ideal for romance. It's not usually mine either, but wow I couldn't put it down. Obviously, this is not an incestuous relationship. Through a series of adoptions ...more
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I finished the book and literally said aloud "I'm half-crying." 4 obsessed, needy and dark stars. This is book two which means it picks up where the first book left off. Jane and Dallas have decided to be together but that decision brings about more problems than staying away form each other caused. The two have to figure out how to do this together while hiding their relationship for fear of losing their trust funds.

Dallas has secrets he hasn't shared with Jane which is a strain on both of the
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-kenner
Final Score - 5 Where Do We Go From Here Stars!

*review to come*

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

I feel for both Dallas & Jane - to have their love turned into an ugly thing by their kidnapper. They both never really recovered and in stead of bringing them closer together, it ultimately pushed them far apart.

Both they both survived and now have said Enough is Enough! They are living life on their own terms. I can't fault them for trying to find their joy in one anoth
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Laura Beth
Apr 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017-read
I am not really reading these because I do not like the way the author is doing the POV changing from first person POV for Jane and 3rd person for Dallas and because with the taboo stuff over the two of them being siblings. If less emphasis had been given to the taboo and more to the kidnaping and love story this book would have been much better. As it is written I am reading just enough of the book to figure the main plot lines and what is going to happen in the next book. It is not a book I wo ...more
April Symes
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, arc-review
Hottest Mess is the follow up to Dirtiest Secret. Dallas Sykes and Jane Martin have hidden secrets, secrets that they have hidden pretty much their whole lives. These secrets have become part of their lives to the point neither realize that it has become part of their lives, it is like has become part of them, like breathing. But one wrong move could cause things to implode.
There are so many twists and turns, secrets and lies in this story. Intrigue and Suspense. Dallas and Jane are super-hot t
Kendra Needs
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
HOTTEST MESS by J. Kenner, WOW what a book, if you thought book one crossed some lines, than you had better hold onto your socks for book two. This book was just great to read and has left me all kinds of disturbed.

The story in this book was very well written and the plot, what can we say about the plot, the plot in this book is very taboo and may not be for everyone to read. The characters in this book are very well written, Dallas and Jane together are, and I will say this lightly, amazing tog
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Hottest Mess takes off right were Dirtiest Secret ends and just gets right into the grit of everything. However, we are still left wondering who is behind their kidnappings, all though I have a good idea who it is.

Hottest Mess doesn't really dig too far into the plot of Deliverance and their directive of finding out who kidnapped Dallas and Jane all those years ago. But we do get a better insight into both Dallas's past and their connection to one another.

Both of them know that they can
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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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“Just a normal dinner party, Dallas thought. Just your average, every day evening around the table with the man who may well have masterminded your kidnapping, the sister you're in love with, and the older woman you used to sleep with.

No doubt about it--as a group, they made one hell of a Norman Rockwell painting.”
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