Ravenous #Review: Wicked Grind by J. Kenner

Wicked Grind (Stark World, #1)Title: Wicked Grind

Series: Stark World

Series Number: #1

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Adult Romance

Publisher: Martini & Olive

Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 320

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Sometimes, it feels so damn good to be bad …

From New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner, the first in an all new series of fast-paced, provocative novels centering around the ambitious, wealthy, and powerful men who work in the glamorous and exciting world of the Stark International conglomerate … and the sexy and passionate women who bring them to their knees.

Photographer Wyatt Royce’s career is on the verge of exploding. All he needs is one perfect model to be the centerpiece of his sexy, controversial show. Find her, and Wyatt is sure to have a winner.

Then Kelsey Draper walks in. Stunning. Vibrant. And far too fragile for a project like this. Wyatt should know—after all, he remembers only too well why their relationship ended all those years ago.

Determined to break free from her good girl persona, Kelsey wants spice. Adventure. And she’s certain that Wyatt is just the man to help.

But when Wyatt agrees to give her the job only if he has complete control—on camera and in his bed—Kelsey can’t help but wonder if she’s in too deep. Because how can a good girl like her ever be enough for a man like Wyatt?

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My Review:

Damn, talk about hitting close to home. I so relate to Kelsey, the voice of a parent keeping you from really living. What’s even funnier is that my husband is a photographer, not professional like Wyatt but I think he’s really good. Anyway, with the characters being so easy to relate to I absolutely could not put this down. Beautiful, I’m not sure how else to describe this story. It’s obviously an HEA but there were times that I wondered, will they find it? And I love, love, love how the other Stark World characters made an appearance but didn’t at all have anything other than a bit part. It was mostly just a “and over there is Damien and Nikki”, or “oh look, that’s Dallas over there”. Granted with Damien it was a bit more but that’s to be expected with him lol. He’s just that type of character but I love him for it. And Wyatt, just as awesome as the rest of the males in the Stark World, and just as drool worthy!! But don’t take my word for it, grab a copy now and find out for yourself!

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Author Bio:

J. KennerJ. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and 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, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.

Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.

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 swopn for him.” A three 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 books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.

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.

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