Sweetest Taboo

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Sweetest Taboo

A Dirtiest Novel, #3 / Stark

“Sweetest Taboo” by J. Kenner is a dark and sensual story. Due to the fact that it is the culmination of a series, there is a lot of history that has led up to this point, but most of it is implied or spelled out enough that one is not completely lost. Those with triggers should be forewarned that there is quite a bit of trauma in the backgrounds of both main characters and there is violence and a taboo relationship at the center of the story. The story alternates between Dallas’ third person point of view and Jane’s first person point of view, and emphasizes how important they are to each other, no matter what society’s dictates and mores are. There is considerable angst and the danger ramps up throughout the story until the tension-filled resolution. I think the villain was telegraphed a bit since I figured it out even without being familiar with the entire series, but that didn’t detract from the excitement of the events. Personally, I thought there were a few too many sex scenes and I would have liked to have gotten to know the characters in a little more depth, but I suspect that this book was primarily written to tie up the series and those who have been following it will do just fine. I recommend this story to those in search of a dark and sexy angst-filled story.

This very erotic romantic suspense story is part of the ‘Stark International Novel’ series, and follows billionaire Dallas Sykes as he and his beloved Jane cope with all of the factors that threaten to tear them apart. Dallas’ frenzied search for Jane forces him to use whatever means he has at his disposal to save her, and despite the losses engendered by their reviled relationship, he is determined to save his beloved, no matter the cost.


Book Blurb for Sweetest Taboo

In this irresistible Stark International Novel, J. Kenner ups the ante on Dirtiest Secret and Hottest Mess, proving once again with the S.I.N. series that she “may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them” (RT Book Reviews).

All eyes are on us . . . and there’s nowhere to run.

Everyone has their own ideas about Dallas Sykes: He’s a reckless billionaire, a devilish playboy, a man who gets whatever he wants the minute he wants it. But I know the real Dallas behind the money, bravado, and power—and he’s completely, blissfully mine.

We carefully guarded our secrets, and in each other’s arms we sought refuge from our dark past. Our pain became our pleasure, our control within the chaos. But we could only hide from the truth for so long.

Now we’ve let loose our inhibitions and are ready to face the future. And no matter what people think or say, coming clean is its own sweet reward.

Sweetest Taboo is intended for mature audiences.


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2017 3.75