Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Start Me Up, the newest standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

Wicked days. Sinful nights.

Meet Mr. April.

A high school drop-out with only his twisted sense of humor and panty-melting good looks going for him, Nolan Wood has turned a small radio gig into a thriving career.

Now a local celebrity, Nolan never wants for female companionship. But he never gets too close. And he damn sure never lets them see the man—or the pain—behind the jokes.

Then a one-night stand changes everything.

Career-focused, goal-oriented, and buttoned-down accountant Shelby Drake isn’t the kind of woman who’d usually catch Nolan’s attention, but her soft mouth, hidden curves, and deep sensuality blow his mind. And after only one taste, he wants more.

But Shelby wants nothing more to do with him. And now the radio playboy is on a sensual mission to convince her that opposites really do attract.

Her pleasure is his passion.

**Start Me Up is part of 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 novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!

This is the fourth book in J. Kenner's Man of The Month Series and I absolutely loved it. If you haven't read the other books in this series that's ok, this works as a standalone. This story was sweet and sexy, fun and had a scenario that broke my heart a bit-but it was definitely healed in the end.

I thought Shelby was fun. She's conservative, a people pleaser...or so she thinks. I loved watching her discover herself throughout the book. I could see myself hanging out with her.

Nolan...oh, hot and sexy Nolan. I fell hard for him. He had me laughing, he had me swooning. He was smart and sexy. Nolan had some struggles and I like that. I won't say he had flaws, because I don't see his struggles as flaws. I just loved him.

The chemistry between these two was just immediate. And that worked. It completely worked for these two-even as it threw them both for a loop. I liked watching them figure each other out and see what they could possibly be to each other.

The writing here was strong. The pacing worked. I loved the secondary characters-again, you don't need to have read others in this series to enjoy what's going on here though. I wish this was longer-but that's just me selfishly loving the book. I recommend this title!

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, and I love that they are all interconnected with the desire to save their favorite Austin bar, the Fix on Sixth.

And, oddly, what I really enjoyed about this one is that the setting wasn't really the bar. Yes, Nolan and Shelby meet there, and they start their relationship after what was only really a hookup...sort of. But then it branches out into Shelby and her work as a CPA at a somewhat conservative firm and Nolan and the work he does as a radio personality. I loved that, while their initial meeting was at the bar, and they are motivated to not allow it to close, that their story moved out of that world. It gave this book in the series a feel that it was fresh and it was a glimpse into another part of that interconnected world.

I thought their chemistry was wonderful, and I actually would have loved this book to be a little longer, as I was really enjoying the character development and the exploration of the new relationship between Shelby and Nolan and all of the challenges they faced because of how different their jobs, and the expectations around those jobs, were.

I enjoyed this title, and I recommend it.

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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. 

Connect with Julie:

Website: www.jkenner.com

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