Light My Fire, an all-new sexy standalone by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, is LIVE!
Title: Light My Fire
Author: J. Kenner
Series: Man of the Month #11
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Source: E-galley from Social Butterfly PR which did not influence my opinion in any way.
My rating: 3.5 stars
This book was a hard one to rate. While it took half the book for them to really get together, as soon as they did, it was a night of sex and then they were a couple immediately the next day. Which, yay, it should always be like that, but it made quite a jump for me to believe. I liked the connection between Beverly and Griffin, and even though we’d met them before in other parts of this series, it still felt like we missed out on a lot for this. I wanted a whole book dedicated to all of their time together. More with Griffin’s back story. More with Beverly’s story before they got together. Missing out on those things, or at least feeling like they were missing made the ending feel a little off as well. I had trouble believing that Griffin would go to quite the extreme he did without more.
This was a very quick read, almost felt shorter than the others have been. It’s definitely worth a read. I liked it, don’t get me wrong. If you take one thing away from this review, know that I would be happy to read this story again, fleshed out with all the things that I felt were missing. I’d love if the author had time for that!
And because every time I read the title of the book, this song went through my head, I’m sharing the video with you, so that you can have that ear-worm as well!
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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.