Say My Name is the first book in a new series, and is a spinoff of the Stark trilogy. This is the first J. Kenner book I’ve read, and it can definitely be read as a standalone. While characters from the original series are a part of this new story, I never felt lost or wondering about details from the past. Now that I’ve read and enjoyed Say My Name, I’m planning on going back and reading the Stark trilogy soon.
It’s been five years since Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks spent two amazing and unforgettable days together. Two short days were enough for Jackson to be ready to connect himself to Sylvia forever, but she shatters their connection when she begs him to walk away for him for good.
Jackson has since become a world renowned architect, and Sylvia as Damien Stark’s assistant is forced to beg him to sign on to Stark’s most elusive project yet when their first choice as architect falls through.
Their reunion isn’t immediately a happy one, and as they slowly work their way back into each other’s lives, their new relationship evolves into something neither of them were prepared for. We learn Sylvia’s reasons for her behavior are due mostly to horrible memories from her past that just won’t claw their way out and leave her alone. Jackson is confident and seemingly untouchable, and a dominant alpha. Sylvia isn’t the only one hiding something though, as Jackson also has secrets he’d rather keep hidden.
I’ve seen some comparisons to Bared to You, but I really don’t see it. This story stands alone. While this wasn’t an absolute page turner for me, I was definitely invested in the story, and am anxious to see how their story unfolds. Say My Name is well written, plot based erotica, and I look forward to the next installment in the series!