I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Under My Skin by J. Kenner
Series: Stark International Trilogy #3
Narrator: Abby Craden
Published by Penguin Random House Audio on 09-01-15
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 10 hrs, 50 mins
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He's the only man I've ever loved and the one man I can't bear to lose.
Jackson Steele is my light in this world. Charismatic, bold, and always in control, he knows what he wants and how to get it - and absolutely nothing stands in his way. His hold on me is magnetic, his claim on me complete, his kiss my ultimate escape.
We both harbor dark secrets that could tear our lives apart. Though we've tried to bury our pasts, there are certain people who won't let us forget. But the closer danger comes, the brighter the fire between us burns - our ecstasy consuming and soothing us both.
There's no telling what lies ahead, but I know that Jackson never gives in without a fight. I'd do anything he wants to keep him safe, give him anything he needs. And now that we're in deep, nothing can make me run.
Under My Skin is intended for mature audiences.
While the story moves at a slower pace, it’s appropriate as Jackson and Sylvia are forced to communicate with each other at a deeper, more meaningful level and that takes time to develop. I liked that the focus deviated somewhat from the sexual, presenting a realistic view of two people learning how to rise above their individual natures and deal with conflicts together.
The revelations as to whom was behind the sabotage of the Santa Cortez Resort project, the murder and the leaks weren’t very surprising but were well developed and interesting. It was also refreshing to see how Jackson and Damien’s relationship evolved organically.
With the most recent iOS update, audiobooks were moved from the music app to iBooks and it seriously improved performance with some added features (I listen using my iPhone). Most significantly, I was able to speed up the narration just a tad (1.25) and it was a perfect pacing for me.
I really enjoyed this story and the series. Jackson and Sylvia were nicely crafted and of course their romance was steamy. I just liked both of them and where they landed individually and as a couple. Nice ending to a truly enjoyable trilogy.
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