Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tangled With You by J. Kenner Release Blitz

He never expected to feel this kind of heat again…

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

He never expected to feel this kind of heat again…

FBI agent Ollie McKee is burned out on relationships. After a head-spinningly on-again/off-again relationship with his former fiancée, he’s been out of the dating pool for years. Now he’s focused on his career—and it’s getting more intense. Because Ollie’s ex was just kidnapped, and despite the rules, he’s resolved to work the case and find her.

Stark Security agent Trevor Barone knows better than to fall for a friend, especially one who’s straight. But there’s no denying the way his heart and body react around Ollie, especially after the last quick mission they worked together. He swore to himself to keep his distance. But now Ollie’s begging for his help. The woman he once loved—maybe still loves—has been kidnapped, and Ollie’s determined to bring her home alive. Trevor’s not about to let his friend down, but as they work the case together, the attraction and connection between them can’t be denied.

When the kidnappers turn deadly, Ollie and Trevor put their lives in each other’s hands. But can they trust the passion that threatens to consume them both?

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Don’t miss our reviews of other books in 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.
For the novella, Memories of You, click HERE.
For the novella, Charmed by You, click HERE.


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Tangled With You by J. Kenner

Book 7.6
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As soon as Trevor was alone, he exhaled, his entire body relaxing. He was being a selfish ass, and he knew he shouldn’t have come by, especially not without calling first.

He had a solid friendship going with Ollie, and he didn’t want to ruin it because he was acting like a schoolboy who didn’t know how to handle a crush.

But he did have a crush. And if he didn’t dial it back, he was going to ruin a friendship he truly valued.

Ollie was straight. Or if he wasn’t, he wanted to be. He’d had a lifelong crush on Nikki Stark, which everyone knew. Trevor was pretty sure he’d slept with Jamie at some point. And he knew that Ollie had been engaged to a woman named Courtney.

Straight. The guy was straight.

Even if there was a thread of queer in Ollie’s blood, he’d spent a lifetime either ignoring or suppressing it. The man was a good friend. That was all.

Trevor needed to get that through his thick head. And the sooner he did, the better.

Too bad his libido kept ignoring that very sound advice. Ollie had rung all his bells since the first time he’d met the attorney-turned-FBI-agent when their paths crossed back when poor Anne had been kidnapped. But their friendship had truly solidified not long ago at a party they’d both attended in honor of Jamie’s first starring role in Intercontinental.

By then, he’d been crushing hard, and it had only gotten more intense when Ollie had pulled him in to help on an FBI money laundering sting at the Mercury Club, a gay strip bar in LA. Trevor had wormed his way in as an actual stripper, and Ollie had posed as a customer. The operation had lasted a couple of weeks, and Trevor’d had plenty of time to watch Ollie in the audience. To see what he thought was a spark of interest in his friend’s eyes.

Maybe he’d been imagining it, but he didn’t think so. And that spark had lit a fire under his own desires, raising the heat from slow burn to full-on boil.

But real or not, Trevor knew damn well that Ollie was fighting it.

Honestly, crushing on a straight guy was a pain in the ass.

He could tell himself that forever, but it didn’t stop the tightening in his chest or the sparks of awareness that shot through him when Ollie returned carrying the folding chair. He was wearing paint-splattered jeans and a similarly stained white tee that did nothing to hide the fact that the guy was in great shape. He’d heard Jamie tease him for being skinny, but Trevor didn’t see it. Maybe before Trevor knew him, but if so, the guy had filled out. Ollie had always looked pretty damn delicious to him, with solid pecs, strong arms, and a tight ass that he really wanted to grab.

And so much for that whole dialing it back thing.



“You’re walking, talking temptation, McKee.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love these delicious short stories from favourite series – and Stark Security is definitely one of my favourites. Getting to spend time with Damien, Nicky, and the rest of the team was lovely, even if the reason that they needed to join forces was another kidnap. If you have not read this series before, I am confident that after this book, you will be very tempted.

Ollie and Trevor... an utterly deliciously passionate and intense pair of guys, one who has known for a long time that the other is it for them and one who suddenly wakes up to the reality! I love that Ollie gets to understand how he mistook his love for Courtney and did her a great disservice – his best friends make sure that he can see how different his feelings are now, and how he needs to be open with Trevor. Nothing is simple, even when they finally get to act on their feelings, but we can rest assured that the whole team are standing by ready to support them both.

A truly lovely read, thank you, J. Kenner!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/M Romance

Ollie is finding himself. He has a great job, great friends, and now, Ollie is searching for the one thing that's missing – someone to love.

Trevor loves his job. He has a great group to work with and great friends. But even though his friends are amazing, his eyes can't stop tracking his good friend Ollie.

Ollie knows that his attraction to Trevor is something new, but Ollie can't say that it's unwanted. While Ollie and Trevor decide if they want to move their friendship to a different level, Ollie's old fiancée is kidnapped.

Racing against the clock, Ollie has to come to terms with his past, his present, and his future. Trevor has to realize that his past doesn't define his future. Together, they will have to conquer their fears or lose out on love again.



Earlier, he’d shown him how he felt. Tonight, he needed to tell him.


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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He wanted this. He wanted Trevor. Every touch. Every caress. Every kiss.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Tangled With You (Stark Security #7.6) by J. Kenner to read and review.

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