J. Kenner introduces us to her brand new series Man of the Month and boy Mr January is mighty fine… I’m a huge sucker for the friends to lovers’ trope, in fact it probably is my all-time favorite trope. I love the anticipation, the angst and seeing how relationships can move and change from friendships to so much more.
Reece, Brent and Jenna have been the absolute best of friends for most of their lives, the Three Musketeers as they were sometimes referred to. They know everything about each other and have always been there for one another. True friendship is hard to find and they have always been each other’s constant, through the many curve balls that life has thrown their way.
Eight months ago while in the process of moving from Austin to LA, Jenna had farewell drinks with her friends. It turned into quite the drunken event and Reece really went above and beyond protecting and looking after Jenna, ensuring she arrived home safely by carrying her inside.
Reece started to then see Jenna in a whole new light and started to develop feelings for his best friend that he had never felt before. He saw Jenna the woman, not Jenna as one of the guys. While helping the rather inebriated Jenna that night, it took all of his strength to walk away from her.
“…his thoughts still on Jenna, as wild and intense and impossible as they’d been since that night eight months ago when the earth had shifted beneath him, and he’d let himself look at her as a woman and not as a friend.”
From that night, Jenna consumed all of his thoughts and the intense feelings he had towards her did not die down while Jenna was in Los Angeles. If anything, they were amplified.
Eight months later things are about to become very complicated for both Jenna and Reece, when Jenna announces things in LA have not panned out and has decided to return home to Austin.
Reece is fully aware that due to his new found attraction things could get weird, but knows he has to deal with them otherwise risk losing his best friend forever. He’s not prepared to do that though because it has to be Reece, Jenna and Brent forever.
This new found attraction and longing is not all one sided though, Jenna too has started to feel an intense attraction and longing for her best friend ever since that drunken night eight months ago. She feels such an electrifying chemistry that whenever Reece is around and sparks fly. How will these two life-long best friends deal with their new feelings they have developed and will they risk everything to be together?
Down on Me was such a fun, fast paced friends to lovers story that entertained me throughout. This is the first book in J Kenner’s new Man of the Month series which will consist of twelve books in total and I am really looking forward to the second Hold on Tight, especially if it is as hot, steamy and enjoyable as the first.
I would definitely recommend Down on Me to all fans of the friends to lovers trope. This story consisted of characters that I adored and whose chemistry was off the charts…..hot and intense. You are sure to fall in love with Reece and Jenna and the way their relationship changed from friends to so much more.
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 seventy 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 five 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). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
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.