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Tempt Me

(Stark International Security #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,076 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Sometimes passion has a price …

When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he’s certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Elizabeth Here are the next 3 books after Stark After Dark
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Entice Me

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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
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What an incredibly sexy look into what's been going on with Jamie and Hunter. Fans of the Stark series are really going to enjoy (and be pleasantly surprised by) the turn of events in this novella. These two are still very much in love. J. Kenner packed plenty of steamy loving within these pages. The only issue I had, one I've always had, was with Jamie and her reluctance to Ryan. It's the underlying theme of their story (not just in this book) and the absurd reaso
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Another adorable & erotic little addition to the Stark series!


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Karen Mc
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Sometimes you have to take and build your wings on the way down. ~Kobi Yamada

Over three years ago, I took a leap and picked up a book by J. Kenner, Release Me, and I’m so glad I did! That first J. Kenner book began my mad love for this author’s poetic-sounding prose. The Stark series remains one of my all-time favorites today, one that OWNS ME. Every word and every book that J. Kenner writes are PURE SEDUCTION. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Tempt Me, the latest J. Kenner sensation, wrapped me in a blanket
Darlene I read WAY to many books
1.5 ⭐

Short easy fast pace read. And a couple who has some time together!! I didn't read the first book due to.. well i got this book as a blind date lol 🤣🤣🤣 but idk this doesn't seem like a couple ill really enjoy..

Jamie and Ryan have been together for few years and Ryan thinks its time to make that step in asking his woman to marry him. Jamie has some "i do" issues due to her parents..  she loves Ryan and was thinking of marriage.. until her mom drops a bombshell that shakes her.. and now she
Chantal Rodriguez
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love, love this series, and these novellas are just perfect. I truly can never get enough of the whole gang. As always, J Kenner give us a hot and steamy read. No matter what she give us, she always amazes me with her story's!

This is Jamie and Ryan's story! Its nice to see what they've been up to. I love Jaime, she's a little spitfire! I'm so happy she gets her own story. And Ryan Hunter, man what's not to like about him! Always so dominant, so loving, just so Alfa! I just love these two.

Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have loved each book in J. Kenner’s Stark Series, they are wonderfully told stories that pull you in and allow you to get emotionally invested in each and every one of the characters. While I completely adore Nikki and Damien Stark, Jamie Archer, Mrs. Stark’s best friend and confidante has owned my heart – lock, stock and barrel. Which may be why I loved Tempt Me so very much!!

While Tempt Me is a novella, don’t underestimate its power. In these pages, we get to see just how much Jamie Archer h
April ~ The Reading Belles
I volunteered to review an ARC.

I haven't read this series yet and this is my first of the author but I am so very pleased to say that I enjoyed this book.

Ryan Hunter is the epitome of a book husband (yes, not book boyfriend). Deliciously sexy, alpha, patient and has a huge heart for love. He's very committed to Jamie even when the girl still refuses to marry him. (She has reasons.) He knows how to bring her pleasure and pain. And his love for her is truly heartfelt, went beyond the pages.

Sandy S
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 14, 2017

Sometimes passion has a price …

When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he’s certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality and decadent playtime in bed, Ryan is more determined than ever to convin
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tempt Me A Stark International Novella By J. Kenner
5+++ stars

As always Julie Kenner delivers a fabulous read. I wait anxiously for the each of her book releases. Although this is a short read it delivers huge. There is strength, uncertainty, friendship, connection, love, sexiness and anticipation. As hot and steamy as these two get I did need to grab some tissues. Tempt me may be read as a stand alone, but you won't want to miss out on the the rest of this series or the ones prior to it.

J.E. Benoit
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

“Do you really not understand how much you mean to me?” he continues. “Or are you just too stubborn to let yourself believe it?”
I open my mouth to answer him and taste the salt of those damn tears. “I don’t know. I guess the bottom line is that you’ve fallen for a girl who’s a complete basket case.”
“Don’t talk trash about the woman I love.”

It’s bee
2OCC Reviews
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amber
This was a fantastic novella, it's a quick easy read that is sure to entertain. Ryan and Jamie are a dynamic couple, and while Ryan is ready to take that next step into marriage Jamie is dragging her feet. Jamie is a bit insecure and afraid of marriage, but when Ryan has reached his limit he forces her to choose a life with him or to walk away. It may be a short story, but it's packed full or emotion, hot scenes, and great characters! ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, sweet and sexy read, I inhaled this read in 1 sitting!
I initially met Jamie and Ryan in Tame Me.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see what's these 2 have been up to.
So... This sexy pair has been blissfully happy living out their happily ever after.
Yet, Ryan wants more and wants to make it official, Jaime disagrees.
The chase is on and I loved it. I only wished it was longer.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novella in the Stark international series. Jamie and Ryan are still going strong after a couple of years together. Jamie knows that Ryan wants to marry her but she is very apprehensive and this complicates her relationship. Can Ryan change her mind? Read and find out.
J Kenner takes the reader back to the high glitz and incredibly sexy world she created with RELEASE ME. She can certainly take you through every emotion. Highly recommended
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love all things Stark related and this novella about Jamie and Ryan is no different. You should really read this series if you haven't for more background but if you don't want to this book is still scorching hot and full of Jamie's drama and fear of marriage.

Ryan has made no secret of the fact that he wants to marry Jamie but she thinks things are fine the way they are and why add the pressure of the piece of paper and potentially mess it up? But after a wonderful weekend with their friends
Lora Borzelleca
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked it but I have always had mixed feelings about Jamie and this book solidified those feelings. I just really dont know how I feel about her. I like how it ended up but I was very disappointed in her selfishness & unwillingness to bend throughout most of the book. But I was glad that she went out of her shell and finally gave Ryan what he, what he needed.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series and always love the chance to see a little more of my favorite couples. Ryan and Jamie are back again. Ryan is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but Jamie dances around the subject and drags her feet. She is happy where their currently are and doesn’t see how a piece of paper will change their relationship. Ryan takes Jamie off for a romantic weekend away from all their friends and family. Will he be able to change her mind?

This novella can be read as a stan
Trish Kitty Taylor  ***narniaandbeyond***
I have to say these little Novellas are truly my crack.. OMG I don't think I could survive without the naughty, tense, angsty trips J takes us down, keeping me constantly tethered to all things Stark & their wider circle.

Tempt me, literally did deliver utter temptation in the the divine form of Ryan Hunter. This man, his mouth & his absolute alpha dominance has 100% mastered the art of zoning in on my submissive side, because damn the things that come out of his mouth leave me weak in the knees
Jennifer McGurk Finn
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a short Valentines Day novella in the Stark Series featuring Jamie and Ryan. I love the Stark Trilogy, Damien and Nikki are one of my favorite couples that being said I've never really been a fan of Jamie. But I'll read Jamie's book if there's a chance Damien and Nikki will make an appearance. Ryan and Jamie have been together for a few years and he's been patient with her about marriage. Jamie loves Ryan but she's always been afraid of commitment. After having lunch with their happily m ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he's certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality and decadent playtime in bed, Ryan is more determined than ever to convince Jamie that they belong together.

Knowing there's no halfway with this woman, Ryan
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-kenner-stark
When Jamie Archer 1st met Ryan Hunter (Chief of Security Stark) she knew he would own her heart. Ryan worshiped Jamie from the beginning even when he knew she had a past filled with countless men in and out of her bed until the time he was able to prance on his "*kitten" and claim her as his own. Their chemistry is off the charts. Ryan has proposed knowing Jamie has "broken" him and he knows he has to have her. but for Jamie she loves Ryan more than she could breathe but she struggles with "yes" ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 sexy and sweetly tempting stars.

Ryan Hunter is ready to marry the love of his life, Jamie Archer, but she's not so convinced. Knowing it's her insecurities and fear of commitment holding her back, Ryan takes another chance and proposes, but circumstances have Jamie once again hesitant to say yes. Ryan has no choice but to deliver an ultimatum, and he can only hope that Jamie will come to her senses and realize that the two of them are meant to be before they lose one another forever.

Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
There's nothing sweeter than a little Jamie and Ryan drama. Will Jamie commit to the one thing that scares her the most? Can Ryan accept Jamie or will he hightail it back to single hood?

Julie has done a fantastic job of revisiting old friends while keeping true to the story. I love how she incorporated the snippets of Damien & Nikki and Jackson & Sylvia. The sexy time and humor are also cleverly writing. A great read.
Heather andrews
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked how protective Ryan was, “for the sake of those guys, I certainly hope not. No hands on my girl except mine.” As if to illustrate the point, he slides his hands up and down my arms, and I sigh with a low, delicious pleasure, then grab his belt buckle to tug him closer." I loved this novella, I always like to catch up with these characters and see how they're doing. ...more
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Tempt Me is 5 stars amazing!!! You will find Tempt Me as a sexy, thrilling, and emotional feel good read. And yes there are some sexy abs involved. Who does not love Jamie and Ryan's story. Especially when Jamie has been so standoffish from love for so long until she met Ryan Hunter. I have loved all of the Stark Novella's and followed each one. Tempt me was so good and I loved reading each page!

You get stuck in Jamie's head when she tries to convince herself that the life she and Ryan share has
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like this couple but it was a very 'by the numbers' novella. Highly predictable and 1/3 or it is sex (if that's what grabs you). My preference is the true Stark books (some of the novellas) because as a reader, I come for the plot. J.Kenner's true strength in the way she paints a reality for her characters and reasons for their behaviour. You do get that in this novella but it is highly predictable and like I said, by the numbers. But it's only a novella.

Happy reading.

If you've never read a
Tracy Grieve
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes or no?

So kinda got mixed up with my books and this one should have been read before Anchor Me. Cause well it is a big spoiler finding something out that you didn't read oops.

Jamie and Ryan have had it good and now Jamie is wondering if the biggest thing she is afraid of and Ryan wants it badly if it will tear them apart and she thinks it will make him want her less.

Valentine's day is fast approaching and Jamie is all set on spending it on her own but Ryan has other plans for the day and they
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After being together for two years, Ryan is at the end of his rope. He wants marriage and a family with Jamie but she is scared of making the big commitment. She knows she has to get over this fear because a greater fear would be losing Ryan. She loves Ryan and hates how she is so insecure. After he asked her to marry him and she didn't answer but ran, she made a video for him where she told him how much she loved him. She asked him to marry her in one of the tacky wedding chapels in Vegas. They ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love this series and the stories that surround them. Nikki and Damien are a great super couple, but J. Kenner wrote a just as powerful couple in Jamie and Ryan. Even in the other novella's when they were just coming together and the tid bit we would get, I could tell that bringing Jamie and Ryan together was a good thing. The chemistry the two have and how Ryan seems to be the only man who can tame Jamie. This book was so good and so true to how their story has gone so far. Jamie be ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had the feeling that I read this book before but didn't mark it in my read list.

Everything felt so familiar, naturally I read >500 books since I last binged on JK books in 2016, still it bugs that I read a book that I forgot I did all together. True, JK books all seem titled the same and are repetitive esp Stark ones, but it is unacceptable. To me and to the author.

The Stark books are that forgettable.

I LOVE Ryan seriously like him, but Jamie is not worthy of his love, I felt this since ear
Virginia VanSaders
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 2 of the Stark International Trilogy; A Novella

This is Part 2 of the story of Ryan & Jamie. They are together for a couple of years now, and happy. She finally got a job as a weekend anchor for a local news affiliate. Her ambition is to be an on air reporter for the entertainment beat, and then host her own entertainment show. Ryan wants to marry her, but she fears doing so. Will she run again? She fears everything will go wrong if she does. She is so confused, she keeps changing he
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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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