From New York Times Bestselling author J. Kenner comes PLEASE ME, a new novella in her Stark Ever After Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!
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From and 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 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 is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.
After we tuck Lara back into bed, Damien and I walk in silence to our bedroom. As soon as I close the door behind us, I expect him to speak. But he says nothing. Just sits in the armchair by the window and loosens his tie.
I go to him, then kneel at his feet, my hands on his thighs. “Damien,” I whisper. “Please.”
The corner of his mouth curves up. “Anything, baby. You know that.”
But I don’t know it. Not really. Because I’ve asked him to tell me what’s wrong, and he’s remained silent. But that’s what I need. That’s what will make me whole—getting into his head. Understanding him.
Most of all, helping him.
“Damien,” I whisper as I look into those eyes that have seen all the way into my soul. “Please. Please tell me what’s wrong.”
An infinity passes between us in the space of a breath, then a small, sad smile touches his lips. “Everything is fine, Nikki. I promise.”
Anger boils in me, as hot as wildfire and at least as destructive. I want to scream at him that I know something is off. I want to yell that I can practically smell the secrets. I want to beg him to tell me. Because doesn’t he understand how much his silence hurts?
I say none of that, though. Instead, I press down on his thighs as I lever myself back up.
“I need to check on Anne.” My voice is sharp, my words nothing more than an excuse to leave. Because if I stay, I’m going to sink to the ground and beg. But I don’t want to beg. I want him to tell me. To keep his promise that there would be no more secrets between us.
Kim's 5 Star Review
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 are perfect for each other. Damien and Nikki may be two separate people but together they make an amazing powerful duo! The things they do for each other and people around them. The love for their girls and each other kept me coming back for more. Damien and Nikki are so in sync with each other that they know when the other is hiding something from them. Nikki does her best to give Damien what he needs to be able to open up but when he keeps shutting her out, her fears start to take over. The need to reconnect brings them closer and drives them.
When Julie started this series, I doubt she thought it’d go this far. Out of all the books I’ve read I keep coming back to every book or novella she writes about Damien and Nikki. If the book just has a cameo of them, I’m reading that book. I fell in love with this couple right from the start. I’m more than happy that Julie keeps adding to their story. I can’t seem to get enough of Damien and Nikki and I look for to every novella or novel that comes out.
About the Author
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journalbestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.
Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.