Dirtiest Secret (S.I.N. #1)
by J. Kenner (Goodreads Author)
TeriLyn's thoughts: **Dirtiest Secret generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
The cover and blurb for this one intrigued me very much when I saw it offered on Netgalley. I'm so glad it did because this was a quite an entertaining, twisted, delicious start to a trilogy I'm so excited about reading. Dirtiest Secret is my first J. Kenner book and now I've bought the Stark series so I can read that too. Her writing flows fluidly from beginning to end in this erotic, taboo tale of two very broken souls and I'm quite impressed with the depth of plot entwined with the eroticism and passion in Kenner's words.
Dallas Sykes and Jane Martin have the most interesting, sordid, and tragic of histories. I felt the depth of their connection contrasted with the depth of their secrets almost immediately. The pain and anguish they both carry easily translates from the pages to my readers mind. As the their tortured past is being remembered in their current lives, as those long-held secrets become uncovered and truths untwisted, I felt myself growing even more invested their journey. Kenner's writing throughout the entire book was testament to this with each new discovery I became more intrigued and felt the need to know more. There were some circumstances where I felt the dialogue between the two became a little more corny than I would expect compared to their dark desires but never enough to really distract me as these two characters, cloaked in hidden wants, were compelling and entertaining.
All the characters and the plot of the book were excellent. I'm fully invested in this erotic suspense story and definitely will be reading the subsequent books in the trilogy. Kenner's style of storytelling grabs your attention and takes you on quite a ride. I'm glad I dipped my reading toes in the taboo nature of this romance with this author and would urge you not to let the taboo be deciding factor on whether or not you read because the story is suspenseful, entertaining, mysterious, erotic, and depraved much beyond the taboo. And while Dirtiest Secret does end in a way that leaves you craving more it's not an ending that leaves you stressed about the next part. It's perfectly situated to give the best hope for whats to come and the next set of complicated hurdles these two people will face. Definitely a solid read for me. Can't wait for more ... I want ALL the secrets!