Damien: A Stark Novel - J. Kenner

Damien: A Stark Novel

By J. Kenner

  • Release Date: 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
5
From 20 Ratings

Description

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark series…

I am Damien Stark. From the outside, I have a perfect life. A billionaire with a beautiful family. But if you could see inside my head, you’d know I’m as f-ed up as a person can be. Now more than ever.

I’m driven, relentless, and successful, but all of that means nothing without my wife and daughters. They’re my entire world, and I failed them. Now I can barely look at them without drowning in an abyss of self-recrimination.

Only one thing keeps me sane—losing myself in my wife’s silken caresses where I can pour all my pain into the one thing I know I can give her. Pleasure. 

But the threats against my family are real, and I won’t let anything happen to them ever again. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe—pay any price, embrace any darkness. They are mine.

I am Damien Stark. Do you want to see inside my head? Careful what you wish for.

Reviews

  • Passion & Suspense

    5
    By DMS267
    “She was the reason he drew breath in the morning, and she loved him back with equal ferocity, seeing past his faults, his fears, his flaws. Believing in him always. Even when he failed her.” Damien Stark always gets what he wants, in business & in life, always has a solution to any problem, until he is unable to protect the most important people in his life. For the first time in his life Damien feels helpless & powerless to stop the outside forces threatening his family. His passion for his wife Nikki & her calming influence are all that keep him grounded as the the rest of his world spins out of control. This was the first book in the Stark series told from Damien’s point of view, and it was intriguing to see his thought process and insecurities. As always, the relationship between Damien & Nikki was all consuming & scorching hot! And the mystery of who kidnapped their daughter and why kept the suspense high until the very end!
  • Damian is finally here!!

    5
    By girlygirlmegs
    Finally-a glimpse into the man himself! Damien feels the weight of the world, including failure has a husband and father, on his shoulders. Who knew he needs Nikki as much as she needs him? The glimpse into who he is, past and present. This book is a page turner from start to finish. Must read for Stark World fans!!!
  • You will fall in love with Damien again

    5
    By Tammyemd
    Once again, J. Kenner has let us have a small glimpse into Damien and Nikki’s life. This time we get to see from Damien’s point of view as if told in his voice. Damien is a fast pace story of self rebuilding and self reflections. This story picks up right after ‘Lost with Me’. But there is still danger for the Stark Family to overcome. There is love, passion, and scary moments in Damien. I find it fascinating to read how this all effects our main man. This is a must read especially if you love Damien and Nikki.
  • Truly Amazing!!

    5
    By ShellyReyn
    "But you do like your secrets, Mr. Stark." "I've lived with them my whole life. They're like old friends." "I get that. But introduce your wife to those friends every once in a while, okay?" Can we ever get enough of Damien and Nikki? NEVER!!! The ultimate couple - with unwavering love and trust, an unending need for each other in mind, body, and soul. There is nothing Nickki wouldn't do for Damien, and nothing in this world, he wouldn't do for her. Damien Stark - master of his corporate empire, devoted husband and father, and always in control. But, how does a man who has a need to control handle it when he finds himself in control of nothing? All his money, power, and connections couldn't stop what had happened to his family, and now he may never find the puppet master behind the whole thing. He's failing at his one job - to protect his family. As his team continues to investigate both Anne's kidnapping, and the vandalism at Nikki's new office, his world is spinning out of control. Can he live never finding the culprit and putting an end to the threat? Will he ever be able to forgive himself? But, when the threat, once again, comes to their door, and Nikki is in danger, will he be able to put all the pieces in place in time to save her? Or will he lose his whole world? He was Damien Stark. He failed once. He wouldn't fail again. I loved having this story told from Damien's point of view. I could feel his anguish and helplessness pouring off the pages. I swooned over his love for Nikki, and how the two of them are so connected they know what the other needs, even without those needs being spoken. And of course, their intimate times are off the charts HOT! My heart broke for him as he struggled with knowing they may never find the person responsible, and that his family may never be fully feel safe again. Feeling as though we have failed is something we can all related to, but knowing Damien as we do, having followed him through Ms. Kenner's books, failure is not something Damien can easily accept. Seeing his vulnerable side was amazing. But of course, Nikki will never see him as failing at anything, and neither will we!
  • Lessons learned

    5
    By Waiting to be fixed
    When a person hears the name Damien Stark the thoughts that come to mind are: powerful, dominant and a man who is in complete control over everything. In this book the reader gets a look at the other side of this man to see his vulnerability. As someone who has overcome so much from his torturous childhood to attain great wealth, it is a rare look into his psyche. The reader gets to see that he is only a man who loves his family with all that he has and will do anything for them. However, when the unthinkable happens, will Damien be able to keep it together to decipher who is behind the ultimate betrayal? This is one emotional read from start to finish. Ms. Kenner has effortlessly drawn a portrait of a man to show his tenacity in dealing with life. I volunteered to read an advance copy of this book.
  • Doubts and Insecurities

    5
    By 12toot
    I really enjoyed this book written with Damien’s point of view instead of Nikki’s. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I couldn’t put it down. We always see Damien as being able to control his environment and everything around him with confidence and self assurance. It just goes to show you that everyone has doubts and insecurities. It’s how you overcome those obstacles. There are always many twists and turns in Damien and Nikki’s continuing story and this was no different. Some were expected and some not so much. Can’t wait to see what’s around the corner for the Stark’s.
  • Love love love

    4
    By Ddgoldbergs
    Damien has been an enigma up until now. His private moments, inner emotions and creative mind are finally all revealed. The plot thickens as Damien ties the pieces of a very complicated puzzle together. The sexy time is hot and writing is outstanding.
  • Oh Damien!

    5
    By KindleKat64
    Amazing! We finally get to see what goes on in side Damien's beautiful and sexy mind. And it was a little surprising but so endearing to me that he is so insecure and unsure if he is truly the husband and father his family needs him to be. He has always appeared to be infallible before this. His thoughts are emotional and real and you would never know this is the same man Nikki has described for us for so long. To me it makes him even stronger and I love seeing this side of him. I love that this story picks right up after the last book so they are still in the aftermath of what happened and we are able to see how what kind of an impact that had on Damien, Nikki, their girls and everyone else in their close circle, and how they deal with everything they uncover. Damien and Nikki's passion burns as bright as always and they are still sexy as hell together! The story is awesome as always and I can't wait for more. I can't seem to get enough of the Stark's.
  • Damien!!!!

    5
    By Semiller7
    Damien (Stark Saga #6) by J. Kenner is amazing. I am a huge Damien Stark fan and I was not disappointed in this book. The love he has for Nikki is what we all wish for. The passion between the two is off the charts. This book was so different from the others in the series. This one was in Damien’s POV and really helps you see what an amazing man he really is. This book was pure perfection. I couldn’t have loved it more. I highly recommend this book, this series and especially this author.
  • Read this today!!

    5
    By sballgirlie44
    Damien stark rocks my world! The Stark series is always more than a 5 star rating! Damien Stark 🔥🔥 He is so freaking hot. He is the epitome of a alpha male. It was amazing to get inside his head this book. His points of view are so different than Nikki’s. This couple.... they are my relationship goal. They make you feel like you are part of their relationship and you can feel the love every time with them. Their children are their world. They have ups and downs like every other couple. They have insecurities that you can feel and read. It. Is. Amazing!! For me, Nikki and Damien are one of my favorite power couples. JKenner NEVER fails with her Stark series books. They have romance, suspense, and sexy scenes. It truly is everything you can love in a book. I always want more when it comes to Damien and Nikki. You never know what is going to happen or how. Seriously. One click this! It will be so amazing! Start reading this today (start from the beginning, Release Me, where their story begins!)