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Release Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #1 | [J. Kenner]

Release Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #1

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Erotica, 2014

For fans of Fifty Shades of Gray and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard "no" and a fiery woman who says "yes" on her own terms.

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart.

But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.

Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

©2013 J. Kenner (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Alicja 41-500 Chorzów, Poland 09-22-13
    Alicja 41-500 Chorzów, Poland 09-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "An excellent book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very interesting, romantic and complex. I loved the way the author describes the emotions of the mail characters. It's a very tender story with lots of psychological nuances. Different problems mix together creating an unexpected plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    unpredictability


    Which scene was your favorite?

    have none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stephanie Kenosha, WI, United States 09-16-13
    stephanie Kenosha, WI, United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "copy cat"

    I have never written a review but I can't continue to read/listen to this book. I loved FSOG and the Crossfire novels but I also keep an open mind about other books that are very similar. However, the narrators horrible voice in combination with the story line is dreadful to listen to. I recommend listening to the sample reading Audible offers if you can live with that then purchase it. But keep in mind the story line drags on and on and on and on. Not worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle VIENNA, SD, United States 08-26-13
    Kyle VIENNA, SD, United States 08-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Take it or leave it..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was slow and not compelling to me. It was a steamy read, but nothing noteworthy in my opinion. It needs more action and character development for starters...


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. Kenner again?

    Yes, but I will be reluctant.


    What about Sofia Willingham’s performance did you like?

    She was a great narrator! I loved her slight southern drawl, and the ability to distinguish each character's voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Release Me (The Stark Trilogy)?

    None that come to mind, they all kind of seemed the same to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't feel the need to listen to book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katt978 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 08-18-13
    Katt978 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story, not a fan of the narrator."
    Would you listen to Release Me (The Stark Trilogy) again? Why?

    No, in fact, I will probably be reading the rest of the series, not listening to the audio book because of the narrator. Her whispered "sexy" voice made my skin crawl and I had trouble enduring her male voices.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the artist, he's personally was funky and really stood out. His story would be interesting....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sofia Willingham’s performances?

    I don't think so. Sorry, but I barely endured my way through this book and only kept listening because the story was so interesting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if not for the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I am grateful for audible's return policy which allowed me to return book 2- (before even listening to it) which I bought soon after book 1 before I figured out I couldn't tolerate the narrator's voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 07-21-13
    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not bad"

    It seems like a lot of this type of book are out now so, my review is I will check out this author again at a later date. Good enough that I will listen to another book by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 07-10-13
    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't wait to read book 2!"
    Any additional comments?

    Yes this is another trilogy. This reminds me faintly of 50 shades but a little different. This book had me from the beginning to the end. Another book I could not put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 06-27-13
    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 06-27-13 Member Since 2015

    I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters

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    "Hot"

    This was a good story Damien was something else and I felt bad for Nikki and how her mother treated her. I loved how Damien was able to be there for her

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly W. New Jersey 06-20-13
    Kelly W. New Jersey 06-20-13 Member Since 2011

    Long commutes=LOTS of listening. Thanks Audbile!

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    "Story ok but..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It made my long commute to work a little less boring


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I did not like the narrator. Her voice is horrible and her mouth sounded dry.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sofia Willingham’s performances?

    Her voice is horrible and her mouth sounded dry.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 06-19-13
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 06-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "5 star Hit"

    I loved this book. It is the first book I have listened to by this author and was sucked in by the reviews saying it was like 50 Shades or Bared to You. Is is very,very good and has its own twists and spins. I guess I am a sucker for this kind of story. Who does not like steamy sex scenes and an intense hot guy. The one thing I liked is the connection between Damien and Nikki and the tension is awesome. The anticipation is sooooo good. This is a definite must read. The characters are strong, seductive and hot! I listened to the books back to back and can't wait to start the third book. Put this on your must have list:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    April United States 06-13-13
    April United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story lots of passion"
    What made the experience of listening to Release Me the most enjoyable?

    It was a steamy good time. I enjoy the winding love story and the kink. I enjoyed the flow of the story and the characters.I was sad that story ended and then found myself pleasantly surprised when found a second book. Can't wait for the third. I miss the passionate romance and the twist and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Damien Stark, because beneath power are secrets that make him real and touchable.


    Which character – as performed by Sofia Willingham – was your favorite?

    It's hard to choose one character Sofia performed well. Because all of them were performed exceptionally well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A moving moment for me; was when Nikki realized her love for Damien was stronger than the demons that she faced.


    Any additional comments?

    Sofia is a fantastic narrator! My favorite by far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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