Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tangled With You (Stark Security, #7.6) by J. Kenner ~ Book Review with Excerpt


“He wanted this.

He wanted Trevor.
Every touch.
Every caress.
Every kiss.”

Tangled With You, an all-new steamy Stark Security novella from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is available now!

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

He never expected to feel this kind of heat again…

FBI agent Ollie McKee is burned out on relationships. After a head-spinningly on-again/off-again relationship with his former fiancΓ©e, he’s been out of the dating pool for years. Now he’s focused on his career—and it’s getting more intense. Because Ollie’s ex was just kidnapped, and despite the rules, he’s resolved to work the case and find her.

Stark Security agent Trevor Barone knows better than to fall for a friend, especially one who’s straight. But there’s no denying the way his heart and body react around Ollie, especially after the last quick mission they worked together. He swore to himself to keep his distance. But now Ollie’s begging for his help. The woman he once loved—maybe still loves—has been kidnapped, and Ollie’s determined to bring her home alive. Trevor’s not about to let his friend down, but as they work the case together, the attraction and connection between them can’t be denied.

When the kidnappers turn deadly, Ollie and Trevor put their lives in each other’s hands. But can they trust the passion that threatens to consume them both?

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1001 Dark Nights bring readers a look into the author's best-selling series to see if they'd be interested in reading it. For lovers of the series, we get an additional romance for a couple who most likely wouldn't have gotten a HEA otherwise. I love these novellas, and I hope they keep coming.

If you have read any of this series or the Stark Trilogy before, you might remember that FBI Agent Ollie (Oliver) McKee is Nikki's best friend, and Trevor Barone works as an Agent for Stark Security. Ollie has been in an on-again-off-again relationship for years and was even engaged before she finally called things off, and Trevor was married and is now divorced. Ollie and Trevor have been friends for a while now, and there has been an attraction to one another from the start, but Ollie has never been interested in guys before, so he's confused about his feelings.

In this story, we have Ollie and Trevor taking their friendship to the next level while trying to find Ollie's ex-fiance, that has been kidnapped.

I enjoyed the friendship shared by the two men and the fumbling back and forth on whether they should move forward with their feelings or remain friends. With the chemistry they share, there was no way they could hold off.

I recommend this to readers who enjoy STEAMY Romantic Suspense, MM Romances, or Friends to Lovers Romances.

Happy Reading!!!

Keep reading for a look inside Tangled With You!

As soon as Trevor was alone, he exhaled, his entire body relaxing. He was being a selfish ass, and he knew he shouldn’t have come by, especially not without calling first.
He had a solid friendship going with Ollie, and he didn’t want to ruin it because he was acting like a schoolboy who didn’t know how to handle a crush.
But he did have a crush. And if he didn’t dial it back, he was going to ruin a friendship he truly valued.
Ollie was straight. Or if he wasn’t, he wanted to be. He’d had a lifelong crush on Nikki Stark, which everyone knew. Trevor was pretty sure he’d slept with Jamie at some point. And he knew that Ollie had been engaged to a woman named Courtney.
Straight. The guy was straight.
Even if there was a thread of queer in Ollie’s blood, he’d spent a lifetime either ignoring or suppressing it. The man was a good friend. That was all.
Trevor needed to get that through his thick head. And the sooner he did, the better.
Too bad his libido kept ignoring that very sound advice. Ollie had rung all his bells since the first time he’d met the attorney-turned-FBI-agent when their paths crossed back when poor Anne had been kidnapped. But their friendship had truly solidified not long ago at a party they’d both attended in honor of Jamie’s first starring role in Intercontinental.
By then, he’d been crushing hard, and it had only gotten more intense when Ollie had pulled him in to help on an FBI money laundering sting at the Mercury Club, a gay strip bar in LA. Trevor had wormed his way in as an actual stripper, and Ollie had posed as a customer. The operation had lasted a couple of weeks, and Trevor’d had plenty of time to watch Ollie in the audience. To see what he thought was a spark of interest in his friend’s eyes.
Maybe he’d been imagining it, but he didn’t think so. And that spark had lit a fire under his own desires, raising the heat from slow burn to full-on boil.
But real or not, Trevor knew damn well that Ollie was fighting it.
Honestly, crushing on a straight guy was a pain in the ass.
He could tell himself that forever, but it didn’t stop the tightening in his chest or the sparks of awareness that shot through him when Ollie returned carrying the folding chair. He was wearing paint-splattered jeans and a similarly stained white tee that did nothing to hide the fact that the guy was in great shape. He’d heard Jamie tease him for being skinny, but Trevor didn’t see it. Maybe before Trevor knew him, but if so, the guy had filled out. Ollie had always looked pretty damn delicious to him, with solid pecs, strong arms, and a tight ass that he really wanted to grab.
And so much for that whole dialing it back thing.

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