Damien: A Stark Novel:

Damien: A Stark Novel:

by J. Kenner


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781948050777
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 121,996
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Damien: A Stark Novel: 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this series! If you haven't read the entire series of books your missing out. Keep them coming Julie. Can't wait for the next one in March.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“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!
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 Star Review Damien (Stark Trilogy #6) by J Kenner Wow, where do I start? Who knew that underneath the arrogant, alpha Damien Stark lay a man who was vulnerable and suffered with insecurity? I for one, did not. This book is told from Damien’s point of view, occurring after he and Nikki are reunited with their daughter and was certainly an eye opener. Nikki and Damien Stark, you either love them or you don’t. I love them and was pleased to be back amongst this dynamic couple and their family and friends. Traumatised and vulnerable, Damien is determined to discover who was behind the attack on his family. The love and bond between Damien and Nikki is strong but circumstances have tested it, time and again. This was a roller coaster of a read at times as Damien struggled to come to terms with the fact that he is human and as such can fail.   As Damien slowly but surely puts the clues to solve the puzzle together, danger looms. The burden of worry and fear is consuming as Damien fights to protect those he loves. It was so interesting to get a glimpse into Damien’s mind and this book was certainly a departure from the previous books in the series as it was all from Damien’s view point. J Kenner captured my attention from the first to the last chapter. The writing was strong and the story engaging.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to be back with Nikki and Damien Stark and I was not disappointed, not only was I back with one of my favourite characters I also got to see a different side to him because this book is very different from the previous books in the series this one is told entirely from Damien Starks POV, and this next sentence says it all!! I am Damien Stark. Do you want to see inside my head? Careful what you wish for This book starts after Damien and Nikki are reunited with their daughter and we get inside Damien’s head right from the start , we see his fears and his worries that he was to blame for the kidnapping but it’s not long before Damien finds out he may not have been the only one responsible and now he needs to do what he does best protect his family...... J. Kenner did an amazing job showing us the vulnerable side of the strong powerful man she created and I loved getting inside his head. This book made me realise why I fell in love with Nikki and Damien first time around, why I love every book and every spin off that comes from Stark Trilogy and why I adore this authors writing because seeing the world as Damien Stark see’s it is an whole new experience. If you love the Starks or even if you only like them this is a must read !!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last time I read(kinda of)a book this "trashy" was in .Tijuana. Book not at all as described. A machine written 8 pager in print. Not worthy of any stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked reading about DS viewpoint. It demonstrated that as rich and powerful as he was, he was also filled with recriminations and self doubt.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took 124 pages to begin to get interesting. A lot of rough sex and rehash that did not help to make the book worth while. Save your $7.99 for a really good book. -The Booklady.
Abilicious More than 1 year ago
I was excited to dive into this read. I will tell you if you haven't read Lost With Me yet, there will be spoilers in this book right away. It was interesting seeing the whole book from his perspective. I really enjoyed getting lost in his head. The love between him and Nikki is strong and is palpable through the pages. They're sweet and endearing and it feels realistic. Being a Stark puts them in the limelight, and not always positively. There's a target on their backs and they have to learn how to deal with that, as well as keeping their marriage alive and raising their sweet little girls. At times, it's supremely hard for Damien and just like he's there for Nikki, she's there for him when he needs it most. I loved being sucked into their world and I devoured this read! I couldn't read it fast enough. This book was full of ALL THE FEELS and it was another great addition to the Stark sagas. Be sure not to miss this book!
sherrybauer More than 1 year ago
Damien is told from Damien Stark's point of view and we learn even more about what makes this hot, alpha, billionaire tick. He is totally in love with his wife Nikki and their two daughters and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. For all his good looks, talent, and wealth, Damien's childhood as a talented tennis player was not ideal. This book was full of sizzle and steam, mystery, secrets, betrayal, action, and twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. You will fall in love with Damien Stark!
Nurseymegs More than 1 year ago
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!!!
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Damien deserves more than the 5 start rating I am giving. He deserves all the stars in the Stark Universe. J. Kenner gets you inside Damien Starks head. We have always been able to see him through Niki's and the others eyes. He is this strong alpha male that is the ruler of his world. He always knows what he wants and nothing can stop him from having it. He always runs his business with ease and finesse. Or so it seems.... It was strange at first reading Damien in his POV. So many insecurities and emotion he shows us. I am in so much awe with him and I love him more today than yesterday. The passion and fire Damien has burns brighter. I could not put the book down! Kenner brings you a lot of suspense and drama. You still get a heavy load of the steamy scenes because well... its Nikki and Damien. They can never get enough of each other. With new ghosts that haunt Damien, there is nothing he will do to protect his family. Are you ready to get inside his head?? Perfect story in this new chapter for the Starks!
18644943 More than 1 year ago
This series was one of the first series I jumped into when I discovered my LOVE for reading. within the years this series just keeps getting better. J Kenner truly knows how to keep this series alive. Damien was a bit refreshing, I don't think we've ever been inside his head during his moments. but I liked it. I did find it weird at times only because I was so used hearing Nikki side that at times I would stop and wonder what she must be thinking. But it was clear that no matter who tells us their point or the story the LOVE these two have is the same. its so strong. nothing can truly break them part, on the contrary, it always just makes their bond stronger! they both live for one another. they know each other so well, that only they can pull the other out of whatever darkness they find themselves in. This story was so intriguing, it kept me wondering throughout the whole time and that ending was totally unexpected. I cant wait for more. I love every single characters. I love how Kenner's book character ALL have some type of connection. sometimes I forget this is just a story, I truly believe they are ALL real people that I happen to have inside scoop. that's just how Kenner writes, and sucks you in her worlds. best reading you can have.
ShellyReyn More than 1 year ago
"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!
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Damien Stark and Nikki have been one of my favorite book couples since J. Kenner introduced them to her readers in their very first book, Release Me; their love story is one full of passion, devastation, heartbreak, suspense, love, and sacrifice. But through all of the obstacles that they’ve faced, both individually and as a couple, the one thing that has always been clear is that they are the other half of one another’s soul…that they were always meant to be together because they keep each other’s demons at bay and they battle the past and its baggage in order to stay in the present, refusing to sacrifice what they’ve been steadfast at creating and maintaining for all of these years. Through all of the trials and tribulations that Damien and Nikki have faced, their love has remained strong and while they don’t have a perfect life, they have the life that they fought for with their two sweet little girls, their thriving businesses, and their more than supportive group of friends/family. So it makes sense that when their reason for living is threatened, the unanswered questions become too much and they find themselves struggling to live in the now and not let insecurities and recriminations of the past invade their present, especially when it comes to their state of minds. I’ve always seen Damien Stark as an enigma - a man who embodies the belief that failure is not an option and he lives and breathes that idea. In both his personal and professional realms, he prides himself in forward thinking, anticipating the moves of his opponents, being one step ahead of his past, but all of his vigilance...all of his protocols still failed to protect Anne from being kidnapped, from Nikki from reverting back to cutting to stifle the pain and the loss that overwhelmed her. And even though there have been numerous times where Damien has been at a crossroads with his guilt, self-doubt, and self-blame, the biggest miracle of his life is in pain and the threat has not been completely identified, which only makes things worse. What I loved most about Damien’s perspective is that readers get to hear just how much he values Nikki and how much he relies on her to soothe the monster within him that sometimes wants to break out. She is his world and that’s never been more apparent than in this part of their story. Nikki and Damien’s desire and need for one another resonates from the pages of Damien. These two characters would be nothing without the other, and it’s been amazing to witness their love and their bond grow, their family expand, and their connection to intensify despite how much time they’ve already been together. Through their words, through their actions, and through the way they desire one another’s heart, body, and soul at all times, there’s no doubt that as long as Damien and Nikki are together that they will overcome even the biggest obstacles and it’s that idea that keeps readers coming back for each installment of their story. 4.5 Poison Apples
S_Abrams More than 1 year ago
Lessons learned 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.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Damien and Nikki are one of my all-time favorite couples to read about. Their romance has been heart-pounding, exciting, erotic and sexy. Even becoming parents has been a true joy to experience for these two. Getting to step into Damien’s mind was fantastic. Through all of their trials and tribulations, we have always gotten Nikki’s viewpoint. There have been moments from Damien but not like this. To truly experience all of his doubts, joys, insecurities as he weathers being a husband and father is glorious. His number one goal is to protect his family and after the incident with Anne, he is really doubting himself. There are still threats out there which keeps him on edge. As he works to keep his family safe, we get to experience the beauty of him as a father as well as the intense sexual connection with Nikki. When someone he trusts threatens his world, we get to experience the true depth of his love and devotion to protect those he loves. For me, another exciting, all-consuming novel about an amazing couple. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
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.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars--DAMIEN is the sixth instalment in J.Kenner’s contemporary, adult STARK SAGA erotic, romance series-a spin off from the author’s STARK Trilogy focusing on billionaire businessman Damien Stark, and his wife Nikki Fairchild-Stark. DAMIEN can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and back story I recommend reading the series in order as there is a continuing story line throughout. NOTE: If you have not read the previous instalments there may be some spoilers in my review Told from first person perspective (Damien Stark) DAMIEN picks up shortly after the events of book five –LOST WITH ME- wherein Damien’s family life spirals out of his control attacking his hard fought sense of peace and happily ever after. Continuing threats against his children and his wife find our hero pulling in his security team, friends, and the people he can trust to ensure his family’s safety, once and for all. But all does not go according to plan when Nikki’s life, once again, hangs in the balance because of sins from the past. DAMIEN is an emotional, heart breaking and erotic story of life, love, friendship and family: a story of betrayal, vengeance, obsession and passion: of past sins, and the fall-out of rejection and lust. The premise is engaging and revealing; the characters are familiar, energetic and charismatic; the $ex scenes are provocative and intense but I continue to struggle with the author’s use of a certain four-letter word I believe has no place in any romance story line. DAMIEN is another fantastic and intriguing addition to Damien and Nikki’s continuing journey.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
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.
Ana94 More than 1 year ago
When I started reading I couldn't put it down. J. Kenner magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.
JennC2630 More than 1 year ago
AAAAH! Getting Damien's point of view for this installment of his and Nikki's story was crucial. I always wanted a way to see what he was thinking and Kenner truly came through with that. We pick up where the last left off, still trying to figure out why Damien and Nikki's daughter was kidnapped and trying to pick up the pieces from that. Damien is reeling with his perceived failure as a father and a husband and so he throws himself into righting these wrongs. And Nikki gets to be his savior, pulling him back from the darkness. This book had everything you've come to expect from Kenner and the Starks. There was so much emotion that I got choked up at times. There was plenty of heat that had me fanning myself quite a bit. And there was intrigue. She kept me guessing who was pulling the strings the whole time. And while I had part of the story figured out, I definitely needed her to paint the whole picture. Seeing inside Damien's mind brought him to life in a way he hadn't been before. He'd always been real thanks to Kenner's words, but something about seeing inside his mind made him live and breathe and bleed even. This was a great installment and brought in some of our Stark World favorites. This book really puts the perfect end together for this part of Damien and Nikki's story. Hopefully, Kenner can keep them happy and peaceful for a little longer :) .
Suezqmil More than 1 year ago
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 this 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.