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Wicked Grind

Book 1, Wicked Nights (Stark World)

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Sometimes it feels so damn good to be bad

Photographer Wyatt Royce’s career is on the verge of exploding. All he needs is one perfect model to be the centerpiece of his sexy, controversial show. Find her, and Wyatt is sure to have a winner. 

Then Kelsey Draper walks in. Stunning. Vibrant. And far too fragile for a project like this. Wyatt should know—after all, he remembers only too well how their relationship ended all those years ago. 

Desperate for cash and frustrated with her good girl persona, Kelsey sets her sights on Wyatt’s show. But only the show. Because she knows too well that Wyatt Royce is a danger to her heart.
But when Wyatt agrees to give her the job only if he has complete control—on camera and in his bed—Kelsey can’t help but wonder if she’s in too deep. Because how can a good girl like her ever be enough for a man like Wyatt?

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Customer Reviews

Wicked Grind

Wicked Grind (Stark World book 1)
written by J. KENNER
5 stars

I love that familiar faces from previous series are mentioned in this book. I can never get enough of all the characters and previous storylines...I love that we get snippets of them along with each new series. J Kennedy never disappoints~her books just get better and better.

Kelsey Draper and Wyatt Royce have history from twelve years ago. Neither of them really knows the true story of how things ended between them right when they were actually just getting started. They both have regrets and it has shaped who they are today. You can feel their pain, insecurity, need, want and hesitation and yet as toxic as it all sounds you want them to make the leap of faith to see if they can overcome the past and trust again.

“You know you’re not playing fair.” “Maybe not,”... “But I like the way it feels to finally be in the game.”

Wyatt is working on a project that he has dreamed about for years. He's not sure he can pull it off, because his muse is no longer in his life and no else comes close to his vision.

“She was hotter than sin, and at the same times she was as cold as ice.”

Kelsey has so much guilt and regret from a mistake years ago. She is trying to right her wrongs, but may have to slip into more regret to save the person she should have protected years ago. She always thought she would do anything for her brother, but can she go through with Wyatt’s proposition? Can she finally step outside the box she has been trained to stay in? Will her heart be able to go through with it and walk away at the end unharmed?

“He reached down, grabbed another bottle, twisted off the cap, and took a long swallow. Because what the hell. He was already sore from the knife she’d stuck in him. Might as well anesthetize the wound.”

Love the Stark World!

I was excited to go back into the Stark world and get Wyatt's story. Wyatt and Kelsey get a second chance at a romance Kelsey had run from 12 years ago. They had been children and now as adults, they reconnect on a photography shoot that Wyatt is doing. Kelsey is confined to a box that her father had put her in years before and Wyatt wants nothing more than to break her out. Can Kelsey truly discover who she is out of the box and what she wants? I thought this was a good second chance romance book and a great story about self discovery. Sometimes we all need to push the envelope to discover what is truly important to us. Sometimes we have to take what we want. Another good read in the Stark world!

Loved it

Finding the courage to be yourself and succeed in life can be scary. Wyatt and Kelsey are examples of love, trust and faith going awry. Can past hurts and miscommunication be fixed? Can Kelsey finally learn to accept herself as is? Will Wyatt risk his career for love?

A great Stark spin-off with humor, romance and a touch of angst. A fantastic read!

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Wicked Grind
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jul 11, 2017
  • Publisher: Martini & Olive
  • Seller: Julie Kenner
  • Print Length: 334 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Wicked Nights (Stark World)
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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