Thursday, June 10, 2021

Memories of You by J. Kenner Blog Tour

The first order of business is simply to keep Abby alive… Memories of You. Available now.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Security series…

Hollywood consultant Renly Cooper is fed up with relationships. His recent breakup with a leading lady played out across the tabloids, and the former Navy SEAL is more than ready to focus on his new position as an agent at the elite Stark Security agency. He’s expecting international stakes. Instead, his first assignment is to protect one of Damien Stark’s friends from a stalker. A woman who, to his delight, turns out to be one of his closest childhood friends.

After a foray into online dating puts tech genius Abby Jones in danger, she needs a bodyguard, and her business partner, Nikki Fairchild Stark, enlists help from Stark Security. When the assigned agent turns out to be her best friend from junior high—and her first crush—she’s thrilled to discover he’s even more delicious now. She hopes one sexy night can turn into more, but Renly is firmly in the friends-with-benefits camp.

As the threat to Abby increases, she tries to keep her growing feelings for Renly at bay. But as the sparks between them burn even hotter, can they go from friends to lovers when the first order of business is simply to keep Abby alive?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Stark Security series!
For book one, Shattered With You, click HERE.
For book two, Broken With You, click HERE.
For book three, Ruined With You, click HERE.
For book four, Wrecked With You, click HERE.
For book five, Destroyed With You, click HERE.


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Memories of You by J. Kenner

Book 5.5
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In the rearview mirror, I watch as he gets off the bike, then walks toward me across the lot. I get out and meet him at the rear of the car.

“I haven’t got a single quarter,” he says. “Do you?”

I laugh. “Not a one. But I do have a credit card.” I’m about to walk over to that side and start the system running, but he gets there first, sliding in his card and then grinning at me as the machinery starts rumbling.

This particular car wash has a hose on each side of the stall. I’ve always assumed that was so that you don’t have to drag a dirty hose over your newly cleaned half in order to wash the other side. Now I consider another purpose.

Renly apparently has the same thought, because I see the gleam in his eyes as he goes to the far side, then grabs the coiled hose, his hand poised on the nozzle.

“Don’t you even think about it,” I say, going for my own hose.

His eyes widen, all innocent and guileless. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

I burst out laughing. Then, still laughing, I pull the trigger on my own hose and spray him, accidentally getting him full-on in the crotch.

“Seriously?” he says. “Sweetheart, you are so going to pay for that.”

“Phhbbt.” I dance away from the spray he aims at me. “I would have thought someone in the military would have a faster reaction time.”

He aims again, and this time manages to completely soak the T-shirt I’d worn to work this morning. “Hey!” I protest. “This is a genuine discount bin Old Navy T-shirt. How dare you defile it?”

“Well, it fits you very nicely,” he says, letting his eyes skim over me in what I know is an exaggerated leer.

I glance down, realizing that since I knew I was going to be the only one in the office today, I hadn’t bothered to wear a bra. That’s something I can usually get away with, but in a wet T-shirt, even my barely-B-cup breasts look pretty perky.

I roll my eyes. “Perv.”

“I apologize for nothing.”



"Renly, don't you get it? All I've ever wanted was you."



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Renly is ready for a change. He is also ready to not have his life splashed across the tabloids. After leaving the SEALs and needing something more than what Hollywood can offer, Renly joins the band of Stark Security brothers. He's content to have a low-key life for right now.

Abby is brilliant. She's strong, competent, and most of all, she's Renly's childhood friend and crush. When she starts getting strange phone calls at all hours of the day and senses that something just isn't quite right, her business partner insists that she has some protection. The last person she expects is her childhood friend.

As they catch up, explore their old feelings, and find a new happiness, an outside force sets out to destroy their newfound happiness. Can Renly stop the stalker in time?

This was a short, fun read that adds to Damien Stark's empire. I loved reading this and really enjoyed Abby and Renly's story.

This is a wonderful novella set in the Stark world that many of us love! The 1001 Dark Nights series is both a great way to have some insight into a new series – and if that is you, then you have a lot of Damien and Nikki goodness to catch up on – and a lovely treat for fans like me!

As we know, Nikki recently made Abby a partner in her business, but even if that had not happened, Stark Security would be taking any threats against her seriously. When heavy breathing becomes a possible attack on her car, new recruit Renly is dispatched. He knows that she is his childhood bestie, but uncertain of her reaction to him. He need not have worried, she has a big heart.

Hearts are definitely at risk as these two admit to their childhood interest in each other, and then have to decide how they could match up their divergent feelings about relationships. Avid fans will know that J. Kenner can turn a reluctance to commit on its head, and does it with great style here.

Fun read, and lovely to be back with the Stark clan.



"Baby I will promise you the world if you want it."


Author Bio

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 and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of wide variety of genres.

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 RITA award, JK took home a RITA trophy in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me, and again in 2017 for her novel, Wicked Dirty.

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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For the first time in a long time, he felt as if he'd found a home. A purpose.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Memories of You (Stark Security #5.5) by J. Kenner to read and review for this tour.

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