Thursday, November 22, 2012
Release Me is an amazing book by J. Kenner about a woman named Nikki Fairchild who has finally gotten away from a controlling mother who forced her to do pageants and is now working for a company where she hopes to learn the business and open her own one day.Forced to go to a party by her new boss, she is given the task of meeting Damien Stark and getting on his good side. Thinking Damien has probably forgotten their one meeting years ago at a pageant, she is reintroduced to him and everyone is surprised by the rudeness of that encounter when he walks away with a lame excuse.
Skipping forward a bit, Nikki is fired by her boss because Damien decides not to invest in the idea they had. Then there is one other problem, Nikki has a burning desire to be with Damien but is afraid of how he would react to her scars. Nikki is a recovering cutter and has scars on the inside of her thighs that she thinks is disgusting and has been told by a previous boyfriend that her face was the only reason he could stand to be with her. When Damien asks Nikki to model for a nude painting for his new home she at first flat out refuses, but when he offers her a large sum of money she accepts since she needs money to begin her own business eventually. When she tells Damien that the painting has to be what she looks like exactly he is all for it and tells her that her scars do not matter, because to him they don't. He has scars on the inside worse than what she has on the outside.
Nikki begins to suspect that Damien was sexually abused as a child, but hesitant to say anything to him about it, she only tells him if he wants to talk she is there for him. There is also the matter of a mysterious death of a previous girlfriend hanging over them. The ex's brother is constantly blaming Damien for her death saying that he murdered her. To protect Nikki he pays him off but then shit really hits the fan.......and leaves you waiting impatiently for the next book!!!!!
I really loved the way J. Kenner hooks you into the book and doesn't let you go! I read the entire book in one day because I couldn't put it down. I give high praise to the author and would recommend this book to anyone and everyone!