True love never fades...
Broken With You, the next suspenseful tale in the all-new Stark Security series of standalones, from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, is available now!
After surviving a troubled childhood, Denise can’t believe that she’s blissfully married to her partner and soulmate. She’s confident that not even Mason’s long-term, deep-cover assignment will shake their bond. And she certainly doesn’t anticipate that when he finally walks back through her door that he’ll have no memory of her, himself, or their time together…
When Mason is pulled out of an operation gone bad, all he knows is what he’s told — that he was a covert agent, that he has information vital to national security somewhere in his head, and that they can tell him no more for fear of burying those hard-fought secrets even further. They tell him nothing else; not even that the beautiful woman who makes his heart beat faster is not just his partner, but also his wife.
The secret she must keep wrecks Denise, who wants only to return to Mason’s arms. But despite the desire that still burns hot between them, she can’t tell him who she is—or that she’s carrying his child.
But when dark forces threaten both their lives in order to retrieve the information trapped in Mason’s mind, it’s not their past that will be tested, but the tenuous new love now burning hot between them.
You don’t want to miss this sexy, suspenseful amnesia romance!
The sidewalk was clear on both sides, and only a few empty cars dotted the parking area as heat shimmers rose off the asphalt. The world was a fucking inferno, but all things considered, that seemed apropos. Hadn’t he been tossed right out of the frying pan and into the fire?
A sign that looked like it hadn’t been updated since the fifties sat perched atop vertical steel poles and identified the rundown little motel as the Stay-A-While Motor Inn. Hopefully that was only a suggestion, because he wanted to get out of there sooner rather than later.
He walked down the sidewalk toward the sign, passing the pasted colored doors along the way. Green, room 106. Blue, room 105. Yellow, room 2014.
This path was familiar, and there was some comfort in that.
At the same time, having the full extend of his remembered life marked by the Easter egg colors of a half dozen doors wasn’t exactly enough to have him jumping for joy.
The same woman was in the office. About sixty with Lucille Ball hair-he remembered I Love Lucy!
She smiled at him from behind a counter. “Well, you’re looking much better today. Got yourself some sleep, I guess?”
“I did,” he said, then cleared his throat as he glanced around the room. “You got a bus schedule?”
She shook her head. “Sorry, no. Where you heading?”
“Just meandering,” he said, as if he was Jack Reacher, and it was perfectly normal to wander aimlessly around the country.
“Well, let me see if I can find a schedule online for you.” She inched toward a computer that looked to be older than he was, but stopped midway down the counter to answer the phone as she rummaged through a drawer.
He cocked his head, his hand sliding into his pocket as his senses went on high alert.
Of course. He should have realized immediately. The numbers. They were a phone number. 323-555-0717.
“Oh, good, I found it,” she said after ending the call. She pulled a crumpled brochure from a drawer. “So the Greyhound station’s not too far away. That what you’re looking for? Or did you want local routes?”
“Greyhound,” he said, thinking of the 323 area code. “I need to make a phone call. And then I think I’ll head to Los Angeles.”
“I guess I’ll find out.”
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Kim's 4 Star Review
Denise and Mason were blissfully happy in their marriage until Mason accepted a long term deep under cover assignment which tests their marriage and their bond as a couple. What Denise didn’t expect was when Mason returned to her that he wouldn’t remember her or their life before the assignment. Not wanting to add more to Mason’s plate, Denise feels that she needs to keep secrets from him. Will the forces that took Mason’s memories come back and threaten the happiness they are trying to re-gain or will they finally be able to get their life back on track?
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
I’m a big fan of Julie and anything Stark related so when this book came out I had to get my hands on it. Julie gave her readers an emotionally charged suspense story and the characters will capture your heart. I couldn’t help but feel for Mason and Denise. Mason has no clue what he’s lost and Denise has to deal with her loss of the relationship she once had. Their devotion and determination to do anything for each other made them an amazing couple, I could help but fall in love with them. This book was one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride but then again I expect no less from Julie. This may only be the second book in the Stark Security series but I think it’s going to be the best of the series. A must read in my books but then again all of the Stark related books are a must read to me.
About the Author
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 Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.