Monday, June 24, 2019

Broken With You by J. Kenner Blog Tour

True love never fades…

After surviving a troubled childhood, Denise can’t believe that she’s blissfully married to her partner and soulmate. She’s confident that not even Mason’s long-term, deep-cover assignment will shake their bond. And she certainly doesn’t anticipate that when he finally walks back through her door that he’ll have no memory of her, himself, or their time together…

When Mason is pulled out of an operation gone bad, all he knows is what he’s told — that he was a covert agent, that he has information vital to national security somewhere in his head, and that they can tell him no more for fear of burying those hard-fought secrets even further. They tell him nothing else; not even that the beautiful woman who makes his heart beat faster is not just his partner, but also his wife.

The secret she must keep wrecks Denise, who wants only to return to Mason’s arms. But despite the desire that still burns hot between them, she can’t tell him who she is—or that she’s carrying his child.

But when dark forces threaten both their lives in order to retrieve the information trapped in Mason’s mind, it’s not their past that will be tested, but the tenuous new love now burning hot between them.

You don’t want to miss this sexy, suspenseful amnesia romance!

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The sidewalk was clear on both sides, and only a few empty cars dotted the parking area as heat shimmers rose off the asphalt. The world was a fucking inferno, but all things considered, that seemed apropos. Hadn’t he been tossed right out of the frying pan and into the fire?

A sign that looked like it hadn’t been updated since the fifties sat perched atop vertical steel poles and identified the rundown little motel as the Stay-A-While Motor Inn. Hopefully that was only a suggestion, because he wanted to get out of there sooner rather than later.

He walked down the sidewalk toward the sign, passing the pasted colored doors along the way. Green, room 106. Blue, room 105. Yellow, room 2014.

This path was familiar, and there was some comfort in that.

At the same time, having the full extend of his remembered life marked by the Easter egg colors of a half dozen doors wasn’t exactly enough to have him jumping for joy.

The same woman was in the office. About sixty with Lucille Ball hair-he remembered I Love Lucy!

She smiled at him from behind a counter. “Well, you’re looking much better today. Got yourself some sleep, I guess?”

“I did,” he said, then cleared his throat as he glanced around the room. “You got a bus schedule?”

She shook her head. “Sorry, no. Where you heading?”

“Just meandering,” he said, as if he was Jack Reacher, and it was perfectly normal to wander aimlessly around the country.

“Well, let me see if I can find a schedule online for you.” She inched toward a computer that looked to be older than he was, but stopped midway down the counter to answer the phone as she rummaged through a drawer.

He cocked his head, his hand sliding into his pocket as his senses went on high alert.

The phone.

He relaxed.

Of course. He should have realized immediately. The numbers. They were a phone number. 323-555-0717.

“Oh, good, I found it,” she said after ending the call. She pulled a crumpled brochure from a drawer. “So the Greyhound station’s not too far away. That what you’re looking for? Or did you want local routes?”

“Greyhound,” he said, thinking of the 323 area code. “I need to make a phone call. And then I think I’ll head to Los Angeles.”

“Friends there?”

“I guess I’ll find out.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and I think that you would understand some of the intricacies of the story far better if you had read the first in the series (and ideally all the Stark goodness, if you haven't already!).

Denise is waiting on her deep undercover husband to return to her. Other than one very non-sanctioned meet up on their anniversary, it has been two long years. We can only imagine how that must feel, to know your husband is in danger constantly and out of touch. So when he is found, but with no memory of who he is, and with clear evidence of being tortured, she is not sure how they will get through it, but has to remain strong, and believe.

I thought she was really well written, although I did get a little confused with the timelines at the beginning. That was soon resolved and explained though, so it was only a minor hiccup, and then we were thrust into a world which was incredibly complex and all about the mind. Whilst the reason for his undercover mission was huge – and led to some real urgency in the story – it was, for me, mostly the mental gymnastics that they both suffered, as they try to move forward. I can't say more without possibly spoiling the experience for you.

As there are still single members of Stark Security, I am sure that there will be more goodness (and badness) to come and I am really looking forward to seeing how our couples move forward too.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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This is really a second-chance romance. It sucked me right in. Mason is not who he thinks he is... or rather, Jack isn't who he thinks he is...

This was a suspenseful story that had me cheering for the couple, their friends, and the overall good guys.

Denise is trying so hard to make sure that she is living her life. However, with her soul mate gone deep undercover and her friends all happily coupled up, Denise can't help but see what her life should be. But when Mason returns, but returns as someone else, Denise has no choice but to let their hearts speak when the words just won't do.

Jack is a man who wants answers. He's impatient but understands what his training has taught him. But when he continues to have dreams about Denise, he can't help that he's missing something key. Despite the lack of connection right away, Jack knows he needs to fight for what he feels.

I really enjoyed this story, and despite the fact that I thought the bad guy was somewhat obvious, it didn't detract from my ability to relate to the characters. You're taken on a journey where mystery and intrigue dominate. It's a race against the clock and you aren't even really sure who or what they are fighting against.

But with their future on hold and their occupations in question, Denise and Mason/Jack will have to hope that they get the future they had been planning and the happy ending that everyone around them has.

Also Available in the Stark Security Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Shattered With You Blog Tour.

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred 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 six 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 as a television show.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Broken with You (Stark Security #2) by J. Kenner to read and review for this tour. Review copy purchased by the blog.

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