- Random House Audio
- Release Date
- June 2015
- Book 2 of Stark International Trilogy
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks continue to thrill in the second novel of a scintillating, emotionally charged new trilogy that returns to the world of J. Kenner's beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
I never thought I'd lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.
Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I'd ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone.
Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn't outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other's arms we found release.
I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we've laid claim, there's no more holding back.
On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.
Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Oct 05, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
97 people found the following review helpful
4 "What Would You Do For Love?" Stars for the story and the narration! If you love your romantic suspense titles with a little bit of an edgier, alpha dom flavor, then, the Stark International spin-off series from the Stark Series by J. Kenner, might just be right up your alley.
ON MY KNEES is the second book in this sequential/chronological series that requires that you read or listen to Say My Name first to completely understand the suspense-filled background, as well as the love story of Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks. Moreover, ON MY KNEES ends in a big cliffhanger, so to hear the whole story you will need to commit to listening to Under My Skin (the third and final book in the series). Fortunately, however, Under My Skin released earlier this week, so the whole trilogy is now available.
ON MY KNEES picks up where Say My Name ends. Both Jackson and Sylvia have deep dark secrets. The revelation and residual effects of those secrets will collide and bring forth one heart wrenching quandary in this book. It will be impossible for both Jackson and Sylvia to be able to keep their secrets hidden from others, and they will be forced to pick the public revelation of one person's past over the other. Can Jackson and Sylvia possibly weather this storm that has them directly pinned against one another? Moreover, will they both be able to cope with the loss of control that such a dark situation will undoubtedly unleash? Previously having learned to cope with their control issues by reveling in each other's dominance and submission, will they be able to continue that trust dependent relationship under their new reality?
Abby Craden returns as the narrator to render another above average performance in ON MY KNEES. What I love the most about Abby Craden as a narrator is her undeniably sexy voice. Her portrayals add an extra sense of heat which is particularly fitting in an erotically charged series like the Stark International Series.
Moreover, the continuity of keeping Ms. Craden as the narrator of this series lends a sense of familiarity as she continues the prior voices that I have already associated with this cast. Varying her pitch for Sylvia's dialogue to a slightly higher pitch, so that she is easily distinguishable from Jackson, Ms. Craden also delivers satisfyingly distinguishable dialogues, so that it is easy to know who is talking without having to rely on dialogue tags.
I also enjoyed the breathless quality that Ms. Craden lends Sylvia in the numerous bedroom scenes. Perhaps my only observation (which is the same observation I had in Say My Name) is that as part of this effect, at times, the dialogue was delivered in a somewhat slow fashion. While this had the desired effect of heightening the feel of the erotic scenes, it also prolonged the listen somewhat.
All in all, I enjoyed ON MY KNEES. Both the writing and the narration kept me engaged and wanting more. The one thing I will say is that this book has some scorching hot scenes, so you will want to listen to this one in private! Now I can't wait to see how the cliffhanger is resolved in Under My Skin!
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