ARC Review: Same My Name by: J. Kenner


Say My Name

Author: J. Kenner

Release Date: April 7, 2015

 Publisher: Bantam

Format: E-ARC

Rating: 5 Stars


New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner kicks off a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new erotic trilogy that returns to the world of her beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete MeSay My Name features Jackson Steele, a strong-willed man who goes after what he wants, and Sylvia Brooks, a disciplined woman who’s hard to get—and exactly who Jackson needs.

I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.

Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules. 

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go. 

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

Say My Name is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

~My Thoughts~

The main character, Sylvia, has a dark past, at the young age of fourteen she was raped. Anytime a books main issue is a woman trying to deal or move forward after sexual abuse there are bound to be many different views. Some negative, some positive. Sexual abuse in a book for me personally is at times unnerving. This book in particular at times made me uneasy. I cringed, and felt dirty myself.

Everyone has a past. Everyone’s past is different but we may share similarities. I share similarities in my past with Syliva, the sexual abuse, which at times made me very uncomfortable. I wanted to set this book down a couple of times but I just couldn’t. I knew it wasn’t real and if I just kept reading it would be over eventually. Plus, I was rooting for Sylvia and just had to see it through.

Sylvia’s character comes to life. Her reactions are accurate. She tries to disappear and then she has this wall up high. She is strong, confident,even if only on the outside. I know this feeling all to well. Trying to hold it all together on the outside but truly terrified on the inside and ready to run.

I really love Jackson too. He’s very dominate and at times intimidating but he is gentle and caring.

Call me a hopeless romantic but I was rooting for Sylvia. I know what it is like to not trust, to not want to get hurt and I know how to push people away when I’m scared they have gotten to close. I also have my own love story with my husband and know what its like to be loved completely. I was cheering for Sylvia. I was pushing her to open up and give Jackson a chance, even if I was only doing so in my head.

This love story is amazing. The chemistry between them. The way they for together. The rest was magic. Hell it was all magic! I absolutely can NOT wait for the next book. I want to read it already. I hate waiting, but as Sylvia had to wait at times for her release I shall wait for the next book. I can only hope the next book is as a good relief as Sylvia finally got after waiting for hers.

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