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Down on Me

(Man of the Month #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,033 Ratings  ·  268 Reviews
Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.
Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot…

Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things — to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.

He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna... well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cr
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Martini & Olive
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

J. Kenner introduces us to her brand new series Man of the Month and boy Mr January is mighty fine… I’m a huge sucker for the friends to lovers’ trope, in fact it probably is my all-time favorite trope. I love the anticipation, the angst and seeing how relationships can move and change from friendships to so much more.

Reece, Brent and Jenna have been the absolute best of friends for most of their lives, the Three Musketeers as they were sometimes referred to. They know everything about each oth
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
Let me tell you, it was not a hardship picturing Reece as the guy on this cover. I would buy the paperback just for that cover! It helps that I loved the story as well.

This is a friends to lovers story between Reece and Jenna. They are part of a trio that grew up together. It’s always been Reece, Jenna and Brent, best friends forever. However, lately Reece and Jenna have been feeling more than just friendliness. Thinking the feelings are one sided and too scared to break up the trio, they both
Kate's Corner
4ish stars.

Overall and surprising enough an enjoyable read. See spoiler for why it shouldn't have been.
I had a lot of fun with this book. It is upbeat with some angst but very entertaining.

Reece, Brent & Jenna have been best friends since childhood. Only 8 months ago things changed. Reece sees her for what she is. A beautiful woman. Not quite willing to take that step he lets it drop and she leaves the next day for LA.

Jenna has come back to Austin it didn't quite work out in LA. She comes
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: J. Kenner Fans, Romance
3.5 Austin, TX, Friends and Lovers Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Down on Me (Man of the Month, #1) by J. Kenner delivers exactly what it promises. A start of a new series with the pull of a new couple to root for every month. In this first entry we are given the relationships of the main players, how they have become this solid group of family and friends and learn of the the bar, The Fix, and how the original owner is in trouble.

J. Kenner has the skills to pull you in from the start... maybe no
Sanaa  ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
3.5 stars.

This was an okay read. Which sucks because I love J. Kenner's work. But I was bored and I started to skim. Meh. It might just be the case of 'it's me not you.' I just felt like there was a bit of unnecessary drama that could have been avoided at the end.

But that's not to say I didn't love the characters. Because I did. Especially Jenna. She was badass, in my opinion. I absolutely adored her.

I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with me. Ever since I started reading M/M I've had dif
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


This January… J. Kenner introduces a new man that will have you saying helloooooo Reece Walker!!! If you are a fan of friends to lovers romance, Down on Me will have you swooning and blushing. This is one of those quick romances that explores how two friends decided to finally act and explore on their attraction to one another and at the same time save a local bar. So if you are looking for a romance that was sizzling, sexy, and loads of f
Jul 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
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Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.
Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot…

Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things — to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.

He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna... well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.

Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenn
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
2 books in one day. I’m on a roll.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
I’m super excited about J. Kenner’s new Man of the Month series and Down on Me was a great start to the series!

Reece and Jenna have been best friends for years—neither has tried to move their relationship beyond that because their friendship has been too important. Until they just can’t deny their feelings any longer! I loved their best-friends to lovers story! I truly enjoyed their characters and their concern about the potential harm to their friendship. And how their relationship may affect t
Shari Kay
Jan 16, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
Unnecessary and my TBR is huge
April Symes
DOWN ON ME by J. Kenner is book One in the "Man of the Month" series. This is Reece Walker and Jenna Montgomery’s story. Reece, Jenna and Brent have been BFF for more than majority of their lives yet Reece and Jenna have started lately to feel more than friendship. Reece has had to fight the attraction he started to feel for Jenna and he thinks she doesn’t feel the same. He doesn’t want to break up the trio’s tight friendship on his feelings that he now feels for Jenna, not realizing that she , ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: worst-hero-ever
*A little bit spoilery, but I have to rant*

You know what bugs me the most? That I dropped everything to read this book as soon as it arrived on my kindle. I am a huge fan of J. Kenner and I wanted to read this book so bad. Then Reece happened and he ruined the book. Wanna know why? Because he slept with Meghan in the first paragraph of the book. We got to read that and after their horizontal dance he took her out for a drink, where Jenna found them. As if that wasn't enough later we learn that R
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Down on Me is the first book in J. Kenner’s Man of the Month series, and it’s a wonderful start to what promises to be a collection of novels that will grip me until they are all out. Each novel features a favourite trope from romance, with Down on Me starting us off with the friends to lovers trope. It’s an oldie, but a goodie – there’s a reason it gets used so often and us romance lovers continue to enjoy it.

I will admit to the story being somewhat predictable. You know it’s a friends to love
Erin Lewis
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Down On Me (Man of the Month #1) by J Kenner
J Kenner is a relatively new author to me as I have only ever read one other book and honestly I have no idea why.
This is the story of Reece Walker, a confirmed bachelor and Jenna Montgomery, a woman he has know most of his life and has lusted over for many months; a friends to lovers story.
Down On Me is not a long book, but boy does it cover a lot of ground. Fast paced, I was riveted from the first chapter; I loved the blurb for the book
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Down on Me is Kenner's first novel in her new series, Man of the Month. And she wastes no time in getting us right into the thick of the story.

Reece and Jenna have been friends forever. However, one night before she leaves for LA, they both find themselves feeling more for another than friendship. But neither says a word to the other in fear of ruining a great friendship.

On top of the sexual tension that these two battle throughout the book, they are both trying to help save their local bar from
Sissy's Romance Book Review
DOWN ON ME by J. Kenner is book One in the "Man of the Month" series. This is the story of Reece Walker and Jenna Montgomery.
Reece, Jenna and Brent have been best friends since school. But Reece and Jenna have been starting to feel more than friendship. Reece has acknowledge it to himself but doesn't want to ruin their friendship. But things are starting to heat up and their feelings can't be ignored. There is some back story with the secondary characters. I can't wait for more books in this se
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Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Known for her Stark Trilogy, J.Kenner has developed a brand new series that will definitely turn heads, inspire one clicks and be top sellers for sure. Her work is recognizable around the world and I am sure her Man of the Month series, beginning with Down on Me, will pave the way for the rest of the books that are yet to come. Each book within the series will have a different trope to it, all while encompassing the same plot.

Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

If Down on Me is a reliable indication, I have a feeling I'm really going to enjoy this 12 book series! There was a bit of information overload - but I suppose that's to be expected since this is the jump off for a fairly expansive series and the author had to introduce characters and the setting. As someone who has worked extensively in the food and beverage industry, I REALLY love the setting of The Fix and its place in the Austin, TX
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlingerPR***

3.5 Stars

Reece and Jenna are friends, the kind of best friends who know all there is to know about one another, the friends you call when you are stranded on the side of the road at 3am.

But, what they don't know is that they are each in love with the other, and want more than just the friendship, as great as it is.

Then, the issues with The Fix draw them together in a way that is different than before, and all of a sudden the attraction becomes mor
Tracy- OMGReads
The first book a of a series, Down on Me was a fun, quick read. While I was turned off a bit from Reece at first, I absolutely loved Jenna. It was easy to come around with him, but it took a bit to get there.

Jenna spearheads a campaign to help save the bar Reece works for. I loved her tenacity and drive. That, combined with her personality, its easy to see why Reece carries a torch for her.

Down on Me was interesting and easy to get into. There was a lot of characters, I'm looking forward to th
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Down On Me was a good read and I definitely enjoyed the storyline.

This Friends to Lovers romance has some great moments of hot chemistry between Reece and Jenna. Their story has them fighting their feelings not wanting to wreck the great friendship they have

Reece is definitely a character that will leave you hot for him and Jenna is one of those girls that just seems to fit in and be friends with everyone. Their attraction, their devotion to one another as friends and their constant l
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

Call all friends to lovers fans! 7/9 Amazon freebie!!
Kathleen R.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

All of my previous experiences with J Kenner had been through her Stark series and subsequent series from the original story line and when i found out that she was coming out with a totally new series called Man Of The Month, i was more than a little curious to find out what it was all about.

This story was a friends to lovers type of story that makes you so very curious about the trio. More than once i found myself wondering what made Reece so very special in Jenna's mind, and saw why: he
Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
5 Total Down Stars!!

Down on Me was my second book by J Kenner and I absolutely loved this book. When I saw that she was doing a serious about the 12 calendar men I got so excited and Down on Me didn't let me down at all. Reece and Jenna's story will draw you in right from the very first chapter.

Jenna and Reece have been friends ever since they were children. However those friend feels change after Jenna's last night in town before moving to LA. With the distance Jenna and Reece believe they can
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Best friends forever, right? The Three Muskateers. "Or three blind mice, depending on your point of view."

I was so excited when I heard about the Man of the Month series. Knowing that I had 12 books to look forward to and a collection of characters that I would become attached to and be able to spend time with rates high with me. After seeing this first cover for #MrJanuary I suffered a severe case of #CoverLust and expect my symptoms to recur for each month that follows.

I was thrown right in
Karen Sedgman
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
My first read by J.Kenner and won't be my last! Reece, Jenna and Brent have been best friends forever but Reece has a thing for Jenna, l think Jenna also has a thing for Reece! Awesome story and awesome ending!
Kenya Wright
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story. I don't know if I'm sold on the series, but it's more my preference verses the writing. Loved the characters and flow.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: priority, romance, erotica
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A combination of life long friendship and sweet & steamy romance made Down on Me a stellar start to J. Kenner’s newest series. If this is any indication how the rest of the romances will play out, count me in!

So I thought J. Kenner had a really cool setup for her Man of the Month twelve-book series. The books are coming out biweekly starting in January 2018, *and* it sounds like each will be featuring some of the most popular romance tropes. The over
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve never read J. Kenner before and decided to take a chance when I saw a post for her Man of the Month series. Down on Me is book number one and I was pulled in from the start of the book!

We immediately meet Reece who is trying to forget about the one girl he wants, Jenna, while having a little fun with someone else. Reece has been feeling a certain way about his lifelong friend recently but knows that if could potentially mess up the trio of besties, Brent, Jenna and Reece.

Brent, Jenna and
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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 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

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Man of the Month (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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