With his lethal skills and criminal connections, former British agent Quincy Radcliffe has fast become a key asset at the newly formed Stark Security. But Quincy isn’t the man he appears to be.
When the woman whose body he once worshipped and whose heart he broke pleads for his help, Quincy knows he must either turn his back on her or risk revealing his dark secrets to the one woman who can—and will—tear open his old wounds.
For years, struggling actress Eliza Tucker has tried to forget the decadent weeks she shared with Quincy Radcliffe. His smoldering good looks had drawn her in, while his British charm had enchanted her. But it was the wildness of his seduction and the ferocity of his passion that captured her. She’d given herself to him—and he’d shattered her like glass when he’d walked away.
Now, he’s the only person who can help find her missing sister. She’ll use him because she has to. She’ll pay any sensual price he demands. But she won’t fall for him again.
4 Star Review by Ashley
Well...my first book in any of J. Kenner's Stark series (or their spinoffs) and I chose this one. Holy crap- talk about an emotional whirlwind. Shattered With You was a sexy and mysterious second-chance romance that had me glued to the words.
I liked Eliza. She was spirited and determined to do the right thing. Even if she didn't know exactly what it was. She was struggling to put the pieces surrounding her missing sister together and found herself in a sticky situation. But it did more than that, it brought the past, the man that that slayed her, into her present. Quincy. The man that swept her off her feet. Their romance was sweet and fast and promising- until it wasn't.
I wanted to dislike Quincy for what he did but for some reason I couldn't. As I learned more about his story and what he suffered I just wanted to wrap him up and take that pain away. Both what had happened to him and the guilt and the torment he put himself through. But it was how he stepped up and in to help Eliza that made me really like him. He was smart and cunning and don't even get me started on the accent.
With the bad guys seemingly always a step ahead and tension and lust rising, Quincy and Eliza had to put their feelings aside to get the job done. There were a lot of other players involved (from the other Stark books I'm guessing) and they all helped get to the bottom of things. But it was the final showdown that had my heart racing. I don't think anybody saw that twist coming. And that ending- just the right amount of sweet that both Eliza and Quincy deserved.
About the Author
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.
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