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Please Me

(Stark Ever After #6.2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  513 ratings  ·  126 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series…

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to ret
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 120 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Be still my heart!!! There is just something about being reunited with Damien and Nikki that makes me giddy with excitement and in J. Kenner’s latest installment in Stark Ever After Series, Kenner more than pleases us in Please Me. Kenner reminded us the palpable and beautiful love story of Damien, Nikki and their family. Since this book is a novella, I will just say Damien will stop at nothing protecting his beloved wife and their family
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


EEEEEP!!! Nikki and Damien Stark are back with another little Novella!


I hope this will keep on happening until the end of times! ☺

In this little book we have Nikki busy with a new App and with the kids. And something is troubling Damien - he tells Nikki it's work, but she doesn't really believe it.
She's surprising him with a little weekend getaway to San Francisco - but things will not go they way she planned!!! ☺


This was the perfect little addition for all fans of Damien and Nikki!

I hope we'll
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

J. Kenner back with Damien and Nikki and it's absolutely wonderful to visit with them again. But, is there a problem with their marriage?

Damien promised no more secrets but Nikki knows there is something going on. She's hoping the weekend away will help him leave his problems behind and maybe tell her what's troubling him. But, the only thing it does is bring the problem front and center and has knocked Nikki on her ass.

She knows he adores the ground she walks on. She knows he's committed to her
Nadine Bookaholic
What a treat Please Me has been, if you are a fan of the Stark Ever After Series this should not be missed. For those new to the series you will get to know Nikki and Damien as a married couple with two beautiful daughters but for those who have read the series you know Nikki and Damien have been through hell and back, and it just seems that these two cannot catch a break.

This story revolves around a secret Damien is keeping from Nikki and I was totally shocked over the secret and quite frankly
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Yessssss! I love diving back into Stark World. I just can't get enough of Damien, Nikki and their brood.

Please Me is a short, quick read that I devoured in no time at all. I will take every scrap of N & D that Ms Kenner will give us.

I am just hoping for the day that someone isn't out to get them lol

I love seeing our darlings with their growing family, their extended family and friends. (I neeeeeed more of Ryan and Jamie ASAP!)

There is more great set up for t
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

"His kisses make me hungry. Not for food, but for him."

This little treasure is confirmation that that the 1001 Dark Nights stories can be read as a standalone. I'm a huge fan of J. Kenner, but I got started a little late. I missed the first three books, Damien and Nikki's story. I've seen these characters many times in later books, but I've not had time to go back to the beginning and read their history, though I do have the books waiting on my kindle. Reading Please Me has me even more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
I’d forgotten just how much I adore Nikki and Damien. Their love is deep, their life amazing, and their connection unbreakable. Or is it.

Nikki and Damien Stark struggle just like all parents to make time for each other—to ensure that their love is strong, strong enough to get through anything. But when one partner holds back, withholds information, love—anything—the other feels the strain in their relationship. This is just what’s happening with Nikki and Damien.

Damien’s nature—to his core—is a
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just when Damien and Nikki feel like their life and their love couldn’t be more perfect, the past or should I say those from their pasts always seem to remind them that they’re not untouchable…that their mistakes might just have to be answered for and based on experience, these skeletons want to hit Damien and Nikki where it hurts the most, running smear campaigns or threatening to reveal their dirty laundry for the world to see and for two incredibly private people, like Damien and Nikki are, t ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I began reading Please me as soon as it arrived on my kindle. I wanted to see what the author planned for Damien and Nikki and how they were living their happily ever after. In this short story, Nikki had planned a mini vacation for her and her husband, but Damien has something on his mind that prevents him from dedicating 100% of himself to his wife and family. We don't know what that is until a paparazzi blurts out the truth to Nikki. After that things went downhill for me. For a while, I thou ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

It’s always nice to read a little more about the Stark family. Damien Stark remains one of my all-time favorite heroes.

Nikki and Damien’s happily ever after took me through so many emotions! They both have demons in their past to deal with, things that trigger negative feelings within them which makes for a fantastic angst ridden short story. Nikki fully intends to convince Damien to keep his promise that there would be no more secrets between them. She has planned a romantic trip that
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I love the Stark novels, so was delighted that 1001 Dark Nights has given us another chance to meet up with Nikki and Damien Stark.

We see them having to deal with the demands of family and careers, when the first bloom of romance has past. Nikki can tell that Damien has an issue he is holding back, and so she makes plans to give him a chance to relax with her, and open up. This dedication to ensuring that they retain th
Jennifer Finn
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
When I started reading this and got to the part where the secret Damien was keeping was revealed I was furious. Luckily it was BULLSHIT because if not I WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE WITH DAMIEN AND NIKKI AND I NEVER WOULD’VE READ ANYTHING ABOUT THEM AGAIN !! I was so mad when I read this and now I realize it was all done for shock and drama. Damien and Nikki have always been my top five favorite couples of all time but I have to say some of these novellas have really pissed me off.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Stark Ever After novella...4.5 stars

The latest novella with Damien and Nikki’s marriage brings a secret that Damien isn’t talking about. Nikki knows her husband well and something is wrong. She's planning a weekend getaway determined to bring them closer. But the Stark’s are strong to the core, and though the revelation proves to be a test to their marriage, they can work through the rocky path.

You’ll not want to miss this mind-blowing secret. Can they survive the heartache? I love the steamy
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!
White Hot Reads
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great short read! It was great to be back in Damien and Nikki’s world. Please Me felt like catching up with old friends and I’m ready for more!
Avid Reader
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Please Me (Stark Ever After) by J. Kenner
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is a carry on of the amazing Stark series. You get to see Nikki and Damien living their life. Where there is normally all heat and chemistry, this is more of a realistic look in to their relationship.

Nikki knows that her husband is hiding something, but Damien is too worried about how it will change his life. Their communication needs a boost.

It's a quick read with some i
Sandy S
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 28 , 2018

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They are back and better than ever!!!

Damien and Nikki have been through a lot since they’ve been together but each day with each other and their two children is more than just a gift, it’s what Nikki depends on to get past the demons from her past. With Damien keeping secrets from Nikki will this be the one thing that tears them apart?

I was gift this novella in exchange for an honest review.

I fell in love with Damien and Nikki from the beginning. They are a couple who are not perfect but they ar
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Please Me by J. Kenner brings us back to the world of Damien and Nikki Stark, the main characters from her Stark Trilogy. It is always fun to come back and read more about what is going on in the lives of these two main characters. They've grown stronger as characters since their first introduction, and I enjoy seeing "happily ever after" extend to years later where we can see the characters with their family and dealing with issues like a real couple would. True, we're talking about Damien and ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-kenner
Final Score - 4 Stars!

In this latest novella of the Stark Ever After series, Damien Stark has got a secret - a potentially deadly one for his marriage to Nikki - but he's not talking about it. In her concern, Nikki arranges for a weekend getaway - so that the Stark's can focus on each other and not work or children. Just as they arrive at there destination, the bombshell is dropped. Blindsided with this information, it looks as if the Stark marriage has received its first major crack.

I love revi
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great, quick read and addition to the Stark Ever After Series. I've read the entire series, and if you've been following the family, you know they are happily settling into their busy, but fulfilling lives. This quick snapshot of their lives pulled me in quickly and had me wondering what was going on that had everyone on edge.

Damien was behaving differently and while he was still the sexy, alpha male we've come to love, he was also distant and blaming it all on work. In reality, there was somet
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
He is my heart and my soul. My breath and my body.
We know each other, he and I. Intimately. Passionately. Fully and completely.

Through good times and bad, til death do us part. Damien and Nikki have been through it all. Ups and downs, joyful moments, yet hardships that no one should have to endure... and yet, at the end they are stronger than ever! THIS is what makes EVERY ASPECT of the Stark series the most engrossing, addicting books by J. Kenner so EPIC!

This little novella in the 1001 Dar
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I’m still not sure what lucky star shined down and blessed me with Damien’s love, but I know that it is real and unfathomably deep. I know, because he tells me so. More important, he shows me. In every touch, every kiss, every silly or extravagant gift. He is my heart and my soul. My breath and my body. “ ~Nikki

Damien & Nikki Stark have long been one of my favorite book couples. They love fiercer and live larger than others, their lives a technicolor tapestry in a sea of ordinary black &am
Bobo's Book Bank
PLEASE ME is a novella set in the Stark Ever After series and is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights series.

Nikki Stark has it all...two beautiful kids, a loving and doting husband and is the owner of a successful little company. If there's one thing that Nikki's learned, it's that secrets can be toxic. And she sees a secret lurking in her husband, Damien's, eyes. Will it tear them apart or bring them closer than ever?

If you've already read Damien and Nikki's romance and just need a small hit, th
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Diving back into Nikki and Damien’s world is like coming home to mum. You’ve been doing fine on your own but there is something so comforting about your mum that is so wonderful. That is what Please Me is. Familiar, comforting, but exciting to read. Julie has kept these characters alive and fresh in another novella, giving readers a glimpse of what Damien and Nikki’s life together is like.

Despite their immense love for each other and their family, things are
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love continuing the story with Nikki and Damien - their main series was amazing and every spin off that they appear in is just as great.  so getting these little novellas where we have a chance to see another moment in their lives makes things even better. 

We are at the point in their lives where their family is strong, they have their two little girls, Nikki's company is doing so well and she's managed to find a way to balance work and family life by moving her office to the bungalow that Dam
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided courtesy of the Author and InkSlinger PR**

I always enjoy sneak peeks into the lives of Damien and Nikki Stark. If you haven't read any of the Stark books, I wouldn't recommend just jumping in with this book. I enjoyed this short glimpse into their lives.

I like Nikki and Damien; I always have. I like their journey and how they've gotten to where they are. I love their chemistry and connection. It's unbreakable. Does it get tested? Absolutely. But they fight for each other in ways t
Debbie Hanson
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Please Me
J. Kenner

I will never get enough of Damien and Nikki Stark. These two are the ultimate couple, never normal, yet so normal. If that doesn’t make sense if you haven’t had the opportunity to read their story. In typical Stark style, nothing in life is a easy, a man like Damien constantly has issues arising, and Please Me is no different.

From their beautiful family to hot as hell sex, and the ultimate adult weekend away, everything turns to devastation and horror for Damien and Nikki
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's good to be back in the arms of Damien Stark.

Domestic bliss is a rose never without its sharp thorns when it comes to Nikki and Damien. I loved reading her perspective as she counts her blessings in family life, work and her hot, devoted husband. I envied her even! :-)

Adding a bit of an edge, there is a shadow that's creeping over her happiness. She tries to persuade her preoccupied husband to confide in her, but something is preventing it. It was so easy to be consumed by this couple’s lif
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“He is my heart and my soul. My breath and my body.”

J Kenner what are you doing to us...a few sentences in I’m thinking it feels like home it’s so good to be back reading about N&D.

“I thought I treated you pretty well last night.” “You definitely did, Mr. Stark. But just so you know, I’m a very greedy woman.”

You know how to keep us on the edge, drawn in, uneasy, and fanning ourselves, because it’s the Stark’s how could you not. This novella packs a lot of twist that were totally unexpected
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