Review: Cherish Me by J. Kenner (Stark Ever After #12)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by 1001 Dark Nights via Social Butterfly PR.

J. Kenner is back, and this time she's got the newest novella in her Stark Ever After spin-off series. Cherish Me finds Damien and Nikki Stark on the opposite coast along with their two daughters, five-year-old Lara and three-year-old Anne, to celebrate the holidays in Manhattan. Family always comes first for Damien and Nikki, and their daughters are their world, but they know the importance of taking time for just each other, so one night together is the perfect opportunity for husband and wife to cherish each other in private. Nikki's even got a surprise that she hopes will make this Christmas season one Damien will never forget. Unfortunately, it looks like certain other people have plans of their own, and indeed, it seems this will be a holiday the Starks will always remember...for all the wrong reasons.

This latest novella had the usual heat and heart that I've come to expect from all things Stark--although I consider the former more of the lighter version when it comes to this epilogue-type, aka post-happily-ever-after, series--but with the added elements of suspense and action. The blurb hints at a surprise, which wasn't that much of a surprise since I pretty much guessed what it was from the blurb alone, and the author notes at the beginning of the book that this story was inspired by is-it-or-isn't-it Christmas movie. Still, I enjoyed every single bit of this, and I quite liked seeing this side of Damien. This also has me curious as to what awaits one of my all-time favorite romance fiction couples and the family they've created and surrounded themselves with going forward. If you're a fan of J. Kenner's Stark book universe, then, this one is a great addition and perfect for the holidays. Yipee-ki-yay! Five stars for Cherish Me. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Stark Ever After series:


Take Me (novella one) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Have Me (novella two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Play My Game (novella three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Seduce Me (novella four) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Unwrap Me (novella five) - four stars - My Review
Deepest Kiss (novella six) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Entice Me (novella seven) - five stars - My Review
Hold Me (novella eight) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Please Me (novella nine) - four stars - My Review
Indulge Me (novella ten) - four stars - My Review
Delight Me (novella eleven) - four stars - My Review
Cherish Me (novella twelve) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 03 November 2020

Date Read: 02 November 2020

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