Arc copy provided for honest review and reviewed by Angels with Attitude Book Reviews
The first time I met her I wanted to slap her. The second time, I knew I had to have her. As for the third time, a gentleman doesn’t tell. So I guess it’s a good thing I’m no gentleman … right? Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: I love women. I love the way they look. The way they smell. The way they feel. Especially the way they feel. And I’ve pretty much made it my mission to give each and every woman who shares my bed the ride of her life. Then I met her. Bitchy as hell and completely uninterested in me. And damned if I didn’t want her. Crave her. I told myself I only wanted to tame her. That it was all about the challenge. I never expected to break through that ice queen exterior and find the softness underneath. Never expected how wild she’d be between the sheets or the way she’d cry my name with such sincere intensity when I totally rocked her world. Most of all, I never expected to fall for her. But I did. And the question is, now that I know I want her, how the hell do I go about keeping her?
Lets start off by saying that Ms. Kenner is one of my favorite Erotica authors as one of my favorite series is The Stark International Trilogy is one of my top favorite series and Bitch Slap was yet another winner in my book.
I loved the story from beginning to end as well as its characters. Omg from the very first pages this author had me already laughing.I love when that happens.
Pierce Blackwell is swoon worthy and an arrogant prick.Tall dark handsome with a sense of humor just adds to his sexiness. Jez was beautiful sexy and smart and had a kind heart and very was protective of the ones she loves.
I always pick a favorite character in a story and although it was hard Jez one out.I loved everything about her character.One of the things that drew me to her is that you sensed that she was unhappy and very sad.Although she loves her sister very much she had the life of the glitz and glamor and all the attention that comes from being a star that her sister is its not the life for her. As her manager she is in the thick of it and hates all that comes with it and yet her sister thrives on it. Jez really is more of a private person and prefers a more quiet life.I really loved the changes that we saw in Jez for the first time she was doing and taking something for herself.I saw the shell she built around her slowly dissolve away and a buttery fly emerge as they say.She became more confident in a out of the bedroom and willing to take some risks.
I have to mention Pierce as he surprise me as well.I love when we see the mighty fall.We saw a mere slip of a women who had no designs on him bring him to his knees.Pierce was living the life a a playboy ,his life was a string of one night stands.He was the no commitment kind of guy who didn't do relationship everything about him was about finding a willing women for the night an moving on.Wow! I have to say that Pierce evolved and grew up throughout this story.He found the one women to get under his skin that he could not just hit it an miss it so they say.We saw him make mistakes along they way as long a groveling but for once in his life he was willing to do whatever it took to keep the one person who was worth keeping.I loved all the things he was willing to do they were so out of character for him yet he sucked it up and soldiered on.
This couple has some major chemistry going on that led to a lot of hot sex that was so intense that they could not get enough of one another.They made a really cute couple.
My favorite scene of the story had to be Jez and Pierce's first meeting. Omg I laughed so hard .I couldn't wait for it to dawn on him that Jez was not who he thought she was.From this moment on I new I was going to love this story and the surprises it brought and I was so right I loved it from beginning to end.
I love when your able to connect with the characters you read about and I was able to do that with this couple and I love when that happens as I root for a happy ending for the couple involved.
Well done another story that goes into the keeper pile.A recommended read to all.
5 stars from us
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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.