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[Review] Walk the Line by J. Kenner

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Elena is too young for me, not to mention she’s my boss’s daughter and my babysitter.

That’s beyond complicated. And I’m not even looking for a relationship — but I can’t deny the attraction that sizzles between us.

I need to ignore it. A single dad, all I want is to take care of my little girl, do my job, and enjoy my friends. Anything more is asking for complications I can’t afford. Asking to be hurt again.

Trouble is, I want her, too. And when out flirty sparks turn to flames, I give in to temptation. Our secret fling is scorching hot, better than I’d ever imagined.

But secrets get out, and I could lose my job and my reputation.

And I am starting to realize she’s the one thing I’m not willing to lose.

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Review

I’m so sad this series is over! I loved coming to The Fix every month and seeing all these couples fall in love. Brent and Elena are no different.

Single dad to the little munchkin Faith we have seen a few times, and daughter to Boss-man Tyree make for the cutest couple. Yes, he’s older. Yes, he’s a single dad. None of that matters to Elena though. She has had her eye on her Brent from the beginning and finally, he is beginning to see her.

Little does she know that he has had his eye on her the whole time too. His age and status in the bar has kept him at bay, but when she’s babysitting Faith one night for him, all walls are down and they finally decide to take a chance on each other. It may be the best thing either of them has ever done.

Super-love to this couple. I’ve been waiting for Brent’s story since book one when we first met him and I wanted more. Kenner delivered on this whole series and they will be on the reread list for years to come.

~Alex

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[Review] Light My Fire by J. Kenner

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I don’t do relationships.

I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.

Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.

Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me.

But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. And I’m not sure I can do that—even if walking away means losing the woman I love.

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Review

Cam and Bev’s story is for the Hollywood stars in us all.

Scarred from an accident when he was young, Cam keeps himself guarded from most of the world. When a script he writes gets picked up as a movie, and he falls for the main lady, he starts thinking that outside appearances aren’t as important as what’s inside (though he still wants his Mr November pictures edited).

One of the cuter stories of this series (and we get to see the Fix! which I felt was missing from some of the others), I loved how Cam and Bev’s story grew both individually and as a couple. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, but I loved the contest scene *swoon*. 4.5 stars!

~Alex

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[Review] In Too Deep by J. Kenner

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Hannah Donovan is not my type.

Intellectual and career-focused, she’s a lawyer, and an intimidatingly beautiful one, at that. I’d rather pump iron than open a book, and the only reason I’d go to court would be for a traffic ticket.

She’s the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen. So how can I turn down her plea that I pretend to be her fiancé for one weekend?

But I never expected our pretend kisses to feel so real … or for it to lead to a wild night in bed that will forever stand out as the highlight of my sex life.

Our performance convinces everyone, but it was never meant to be more than a fantasy. A short term gig before reality sets back in.

I can’t imagine ever being good enough for her, but I’m hooked. And now I’m determined to do whatever it takes to make this fake engagement real.

Each novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!

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Hannah and Matthew’s story is one for the books.

When Matthew agrees to be Hannah’s fiancee for a weekend, to impress her parents so she can get her inheritance, he never imagines what it would lead to. Unfortunately, her parents see through the ploy which leaves Hannah questioning what is more important to her – true love or her career, because she’s certain she cannot have both.

One of my favourites from this series so far! Matthew and Hannah had a friendship turned romance which is what I personally love to read, though I wish we got to see more of The Fix (I think we went into the bar twice?) or at least had more emphasis on the contest.

~Alex

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[Review] All Night Long by J. Kenner

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I wear designer suits on my body by day and gorgeous women on my arm at night. Some might call me arrogant, with my chiseled jaw and my dark blue eyes. Add in my money and I can get any woman I want.

Now, I want her.

The night I spent with Selma has lived in my most erotic dreams. And ever since she swept back into my life, with her flashing eyes and delicious body, I want nothing more than to make sultry new memories.

But with an election coming up, and an office I want to fill, it isn’t the right time to get involved with a free-spirited girl with a wild streak. A girl who doesn’t abide by the rules. A girl who could get me noticed in all the wrong ways.

A girl who makes me crazy … in all the right ones.

Now I’m going to have to decide: Walk the straight and narrow? Or have the hottest, wildest affair of my life with the sexiest woman I’ve ever known?

Meet Mr. September –
He’s got the moves to make a woman blush.

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Review

Easton and Selma’s story starts years before we meet them on a one night stand. They never left each other’s minds, but life took them on different paths.

Him, on the straight and narrow on his way to becoming a judge.
Her, wherever the wind takes her, though she has made a name of herself making a brand of whiskey that she sells especially to the local bar, The Fix.
When she decides to sell her brand and move across the world, she contacts Easton to help her close the deal. He begrudgingly decides to help her as the two fall back into the same pattern as before; a little bit of fun until life interferes. This time though, Easton doesn’t want to play by life’s rules.

A quick story that leaves you wanting more, I wasn’t the biggest fan of these two. They had chemistry but it had very little drama, and I was expecting a bit more. Sweet overall, but I am hoping to see more of these two!

~Alex

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Bar Bites by J. Kenner

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Before Austin’s hotspot The Fix on Sixth became known for its sexy and fun Man of the Month calendar contest, the fictional downtown bar had already developed a reputation for fabulous drinks and mouthwatering bar bites—exactly the kind of venue to take a date and strike up a romance. Now it’s your chance to see exactly what’s on the menu … and to get a peek at the private lives of the men and women who not only work at The Fix, but who’ve made it the place to be in Austin, Texas.

Join Man of the Month creator, New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner and USA Today bestselling Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson as they guide you through the favorite bar bite and drink recipes served at The Fix on Sixth. Learn how to make the delicious bar bites that Tyree’s bar has become famous for. Whip up your favorite cocktail with the same flare as Cameron or Eric. And don’t forget to spend some time learning a little bit more about the private lives of your favorite characters in all new snippets and short stories!

Most of all, come share a drink, a bite, and a laugh with us! We’re so glad you’re here.

So pull up a chair, raise a glass, and dig in with your favorite Man of the Month characters, and meet a few new ones, too!

Cheers!

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A mix of everything from the whole series brought right to your fingertips. Recipes for treats and drinks, many of which we heard about throughout the stories, are divided up into months- much like our men. A few stories come into play as well, but spoiler alert! so do not read this unless you’ve started the man of the month series. Delicious in every way, a beautiful wrap up.

~Alex

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[Review] Shake It Up by J. Kenner

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There are a million reasons why I need to stop thinking about Taylor D’Angelo naked.

She’s too young for me, for starters.

She’s too ambitious.

She’s my job.

Romance was the last thing on my mind when I agreed to look into her stalker as a favor.

Now, she’s all I can think about–and in every position I can imagine.

I’m not the only one obsessing.

The threats against her are intensifying along with our connection.

If I give in, if I let our bodies take over, it could draw her stalker out.

Our passion could save her.

Or it could destroy us both.

Meet Mr. August – He’ll do anything to protect her. 

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Say hello to my new favourites of this fabulous series. Taylor and Landon’s story kept me on my toes right from the start.

We ended our last story with a brick being thrown through Taylor’s car. When more mysterious things begin to happen, she no longer thinks the brick was an accident. Brent, head of security at The Fix, has a friend of his step in and look into the situation. Landon is perfect for the job but unfortunately he finds it hard to focus when Taylor is around him.

The love story, the background plot, the side characters.. everything about this one just fit. It was nice to see a story where not just the love story was the main conflict, though you can’t help but root for these two all the way along. Loved it!

~Alex

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Justify Me by J. Kenner

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Synopsis

McKay-Taggart operative Riley Blade has no intention of returning to Los Angeles after his brief stint as a consultant on mega-star Lyle Tarpin’s latest action flick. Not even for Natasha Black, Tarpin’s sexy personal assistant who’d gotten under his skin. Why would he, when Tasha made it absolutely clear that—attraction or not—she wasn’t interested in a fling, much less a relationship.

But when Riley learns that someone is stalking her, he races to her side. Determined to not only protect her, but to convince her that—no matter what has hurt her in the past—he’s not only going to fight for her, he’s going to win her heart. Forever.

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Totally engaging …

This crossover story is written by one of my favorite authors and brings together two of my favorite worlds: Stark International and Masters and Mercenaries… Riley is a McKay/Taggart operative and Natasha is a personal assistant with a stalker problem…

This is another short read but the two MCs know each other so the instalust element, which can make the relationship seem unlikely, was avoided… in actual fact this was a compelling story which packed in both a thrilling plot and an erotic love story…. there are secrets to be revealed and mysteries to be solved and I was totally engaged throughout..

I presume that part of the reason for this collection is to showcase the writings of authors to a new readership and, if that is the case, from my perspective it has proved most successful… I have really enjoyed discovering new authors and gaining an initial insight into their series, and I have even dowloaded some of their books; in addition, Justify Me is written in such an engaging and easy to read style that it has reminded why I love this particular author’s books so much and has encouraged me to revisit her series’ again…this was an entertaining quick 4.5 stars read with the added bonus of managing to squeeze in an epilogue to tie everything up.. ….

~Sheena (4/5)