Down On Me, the first standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!
Title: Down On Me
Author: J. Kenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: January 16th
Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.
Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot …
Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things—to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.
He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna . . . well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.
Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna’s meant to be his.
And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.
**Down On Me is the first in a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.
Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEAT!
But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…
Who’s Your Man of the Month?
Reece and Jenna have been friends for years. They know each other inside and out so neither one wants to jeopardize their lifelong friendship even though they both have feelings for each other simmering beneath the surface. Personally, I love this kind of dynamic. Watching a couple who has known each other in one way learn about each other in a romantic sense? Bring on the swoon.
I thought the chemistry between these two was believable. I liked how they came together. There was plenty of steaminess, which I've come to expect (and love) from this author.
The writing in this book was strong and quick. I loved the supporting characters and am looking forward to how the rest of this series plays out. This was a quick, fun, sexy read for me and I recommend it.
But, what they don't know is that they are each in love with the other, and want more than just the friendship, as great as it is.
Then, the issues with The Fix draw them together in a way that is different than before, and all of a sudden the attraction becomes more than they are willing to ignore any longer.
Sometimes the friends to lovers trope works really well and other times it is less smooth. In this one, the transition seemed a little forced and I was not totally on board with the start of their relationship.
Once the plot got moving, I was a little more on-board, but I then was a little torn about how I felt about the ending. I like them together, and I believe they are together for the long term...but the way they got there was more plot driven than emotion. For a bit, I thought the author was going to take a slightly unconventional path with the resolution of their story, but that didn't end up happening.
The idea of the calendar, the 12 men and 12 events to benefit the bar they all want to keep open is an interesting tie for the characters and the stories in the series, and I think it will work well. For the opener of the story, I thought the pacing was strong and the introduction of the secondary characters was well done.
I liked this book overall, and I am looking forward to the rest of the titles in the series.
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About J. Kenner
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.
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