Wanted: J. Kenner

Wanted (Most Wanted #1)
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For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me comes an all-new erotic series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.

He is everything I crave, all I desperately want—and he is everything I can’t have.

Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets. 

My family warned me to stay away, that I could never handle Evan’s dark dealings or scarred past. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. But our desire is undeniable, and some temptations you just can’t fight.

And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same. 

Wanted is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Angie has had a crush on Evan Stark since she was sixteen. He and his two best friends Tyler and Cole were her favorite Uncle's proteges. Her Uncle was the one person that knew her best and protected her. And Evan never crossed the line since he promised not to. Now that her Uncle is gone, the line becomes a little blurred.

Angelina used to be a wild child and went by the name Lina. But after a tragedy, she reigned herself in and gave herself a new polished controlled image and became Angie. But this perfect politician's daughter still longs to break free and loves adrenaline. And Evan is all about power and control. It's a game of cat and mouse. They challenge and push each other. He tries to resist and push her away when she gets too close, but eventually she reels him in with promises of no strings. Her offer is too good for Evan to resist. She has three weeks til she is supposed to move to Washington and begin her picture perfect political life. In that time, she wants to lose control with him and fly.  And given these circumstances, Evan is game. 

Evan is sexy, controlling, powerful, and secretive. In the beginning it was hard to get a real feel for him since he kept it all hidden. He always stayed away as requested by his mentor but also did so to protect her from his checkered past. She bottled her true personality up under a facade of polished perfection. Until it all gets too much for her and she needs an adrenaline rush. What better release than to finally have a hot affair with the man she has been intrigued by for years?

But once they open up their hidden desires, it is harder to keep it in control. Their chemistry and passion is off the charts. But the also have a lot in common in how they view the world and what excites them. It is seductive and enticing. They have power plays, but Evan is usually the winner of control and he sees the real Lina underneath the veneer wanting to get out and explore new things. And she makes him want to change as well.  Evan has secrets...dangerous ones. Angelina has to decide whether she wants to be more of the dangerous girl Lina or the safety girl Angie and figure out what life she wants to lead. And also convince Evan that she is making an informed choice. Evan is a man that once he makes a decision, he sticks to it. He is demanding and honest about what he wants. But he is not going to give anymore than she does and keeps the playing field to his advantage. I really came to like him as the story progressed. I was not quite a big a fan of Angie/Lina but eventually warmed to her more. 

There are mysteries, danger, suspense, passion, and a whole lot of steam in this one. Three powerful alpha males strong ideas and  mysterious and questionable pasts. They have their hands in many business ventures that have provided both wealth and negative attention. There were some plot twists and surprises that gradually emerged. This story was seductive as it gradually brought out the underlying hidden agendas and mysteries and just kept drawing you into Evan and Angelina's emerging connection and relationship.

I liked Angie's friends Kat and Flynn. Kat especially is sassy, spirited, tough, and obviously interested in his friend. The three men are all quite intriguing. I look forward to Tyler in Heated and Cole in Ignited. There is definitely more suspense and danger coming and we already got a little taste of Cole's potential love interest. 

Thanks to J Kenner, Random House Publishing-Bantam Dell, and Netgalley for providing me with a review in exchange for an honest review. 
About this series from J. Kenner's website:

The Men
Evan Black. Tyler Sharp. Cole August.
Brilliant, fierce, determined. Sexy as hell. And utterly dangerous.
They make their own rules, find their own way, and to hell with anyone or anything who tells them otherwise, be it a cop, a court, or a woman.
They’ve spent over a decade watching each others’ backs, protecting each others’ secrets, and relying on each others’ talents.
They’ve taken risks, said “fuck you” to the law, and made a tidy profit in the process.
There’s not a scheme they’ve concocted that they haven’t pulled off, not a desire they haven’t achieved.
And there sure as hell isn’t a woman they’ve pursued that they haven’t caught.
None, however, have captured their hearts.
None, until now.
The Women
Angelina Raine. Sloane Watson. Katrina Laron.
Three completely different women, each with a unique way of looking at the world.
Each with secrets and ambitions she holds close to her heart.
And each more than capable of standing on her own two feet.
None are looking for a man. But whether because of lust, greed or duty, each woman finds herself in a forbidden bed with the one man
capable of crashing through her defenses and taking her—both physically and emotionally—to her breaking point and beyond.
It’s a dangerous game—and what’s at stake is everything.
Upcoming books in this series:

Heated (book 2):
Tyler and Sloane
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Expected May 13, 2014
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His needs run wild. Her desires run hot.

I know better than to trust him, that I should never risk my heart.
But fierce passion comes at a high price.

I grew up believing in right and wrong, good and evil, black and white—that there were some boundaries that could never be crossed. And then I met Tyler Sharp.

Bold, charming, and dangerously sexy, Tyler always gets what he wants. But his smile can be deceiving, his dealings sordid, his ambitions ruthless. I thought I was the one woman strong enough to resist him, but our need for each other is too urgent to deny.

One look and I’m in trouble. One touch and I’m hooked. One night and I’m his. And once I fall, there’s no going back.

Ignited (book 3): 
Cole and Katrina
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September 2014

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J. Kenner spent more than ten years as a litigator in Southern California and Central Texas, using her rare free time to indulge her passion for writing. California born, she now lives—and writes—in Texas, with her husband and daughters.


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