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14 April 2016

❤❤ DIRTIEST SECRET by J Kenner Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt ❤❤

Release Date April 19, 2016

It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. 

The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. 
Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have. 
Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.
We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes.
Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.

*arc provided by the publisher for an honest review*

there is that question from Goodreads again.. what did you think? and honestly again, I don't know. I'm struggling with am I left confused or did I like it and just have underlying unanswered questions? so.. I don't know. 

as is typical with J Kenner, we have a cliffhanger ending, with so many unanswered questions. and I think for me, that is part of my problem. I'm over cliffhangers. what happened to the stand-alones? they're a dying breed. but I digress... 

j Kenner always writes very complex, damaged (in some way) characters, and Jane and Dallas definitely fit the bill. in fact, their damage is quite tied together rather tightly. their part of why the other is still damaged years after trauma they went through. and yes, this is a bit taboo, I still and left ... bleh when it comes to the characters. nothing about them really struck deep with me. I struggled relating to or liking Jane because it seemed like she had a one sided view on the topic she wrote about. WILL ONLY SEE BAD PEOPLE DO. THEN WRITE ABOUT IT. MAKE ME FEEL BETTER, MAYBE. I was just like... okay.. then with Dallas he seems like a typical play boy until allllllll the way at the end we finally learn about what he went through. we get teases and breadcrumb trails, but never the truth til the end. and even then I have a feeling there's lots lots more. by the end I liked Dallas more, and was surprised at the turn of events for Jane, but still was just.. not invested in them - apart or together 

so I don't know, I just felt a disconnect in reading this story. I liked the storyline and had to finish it because the idea of it was so intriguing. I just had to see what JKenner did with that storyline, so I didn't stop. but it didn't keep me captivated the whole time. I loved their times together, past and present, liked secondary characters ... but I don't know. just.. okay. not the typical can't put it down I experience with J Kenner. 

and FYI,.. this isn't your typical romance. please don't go into this expecting that

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