I’ve never been happier than I am with Jackson Steele. But I should know better than anyone that happiness always comes at a price …
My life with Jackson is nothing short of perfection. He is my love, my husband, the one man in all the world who makes me feel alive and whole. Our careers are on track. Our family is growing. And the ghosts of our past have been vanquished – or so I believed.
When a wonderful night of sensuality and passion following a masquerade ball turns dark with the news that haunting, horrible photographs of me have surfaced, my old fears and insecurities threaten to knock me down, and it is only within Jackson’s arms that I find the strength to endure.
But even Jackson’s protection may not be able to save us, because I know my husband well. And he will do whatever it takes—even if it means risking himself—in order to protect our family…
Contains a bonus Steele Short Story, Steal My Heart!
Take My Dare by J. Kenner is a visit into Jackson and Sylvia’s happily ever after. It fast forwards to a few years later. They have been building a happy life and added another member to the family. They are now parents to two precious children. Everything in their life seems to be perfect. Their careers are soaring, the passion is even stronger in their married life, and Jackson has built a brotherly relationship with Damien Stark. Even though their life is wonderful, it’s not absolutely perfect.
Sylvia’s father is about to be released from prison. She’s still dealing with his betrayal when she was young. She’s still harboring some resentments but at the same time feels the love she thought she lost as a young woman. And then there’s the cause that ruined her relationship with her parents… the provocative pictures taken when she was young. After all this time they are still out there.
The pictures have resurfaced and someone is trying to blackmail her. This time around she has so much more to lose. She could lose her family.
Jackson and Sylvia have built a solid strong relationship. Pictures cannot tear them apart. Sylvia has to decide how she wants to handle the situation. With Jackson in her corner, she finally has the power of choice that she didn’t have as a teenager.
I loved this addition to Jackson and Sylvia’s story. It gave them complete closure to the past. It also showed the strength of their love.
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.