23 August 2013

Claim Me (Stark Trilogy #2) by J. Kenner

Claim Me (Stark Trilogy, #2)

For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.
I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.
But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.
Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Hello, hello! Here I am, back with my review of the above book, which is Claim Me, book 2 in the Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner. I think I might have overshot just a tad bit, in having given book 1 four stars, so I gave this one only three. Even though the plot is steamy, it really lacks any substantial realism. Something you can actually grasp onto and hold onto really tightly, and believe. This genre is getting kind of tiring to me, I guess. All these stories and plots seem to be the exact same, with just different characters and slightly different writing styles. Obviously some of the other books in this same erotic genre are written better or worse, they all carry the same basic plot. It's just getting old! *yawn* And there was a slight little "break up" in this one, but damn, it literally lasted like 5 seconds and I didn't even get that gut wrenching sensation that generally comes with a break up! LOL! Desperate and embarrassing Nikki was groveling at Damien's overbearing and "I'm doing this for the greater good"s feet. This store, and these two characters are just getting really unbelievable and are lacking substance the further we go along in their story. Which, you'd think the OPPOSITE would be the case, you'd think we'd delve deeper into understanding their why's and what for's, but nope... it's all kinda the same stuff regurgitated and a bit stale. I WILL be reading book 3, but I've got a few on my list that I'm really looking more forward to, so I'll move onto those and eventually come back to Damien and Nikki. I just think I need a break from these two! They are starting to annoy me! LOL!

Only this many stars from me, hoping book 3 kicks it up a notch:

See you soon! :)

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