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Silent Confessions Was it poetic justiceor an education in obsessionBookstore owner Veronica Archer is eager to oblige when sexy detective Jack Parker shows up at her shop seeking help on the stalking case he's working Verses from Victorian erotica are being left for the victims and Jack needs to interpret the clues before someone gets hurt Thankfully Ronnie's an expert on naughty turn of the century prose but if she's going to play teacher Jack will have to be a dedicated student With her own love life stuck in Neutral Ronnie's sensual studies have piued her curiosity and she wonders if reality can be as stimulating as fiction She agrees to help Jack with his case if he'll satisfy her wildest most scandalous desires a reuest Jack has no problem accommodating But the closer they get to each other the closer the stalker circles in leaving Jack to uestion if Ronnie is merely a very skilled scholar or the key to something far sinister

  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Silent Confessions
  • Julie Kenner
  • 11 September 2015
  • 9781460330241

About the Author: Julie Kenner

J Kenner aka Julie Kenner is the New York Times USA Today Publishers Weekly Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels novellas and short stories in a variety of genresThough 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 Tim



10 thoughts on “Silent Confessions

  1. Julianna Julianna says:

    Reviewed for THC Reviews Silent Confessions was my second read by Julie Kenner It's one of her older books that's on the shorter side the length of a Harleuin romance It was actually published by Harleuin but not in one of their specialized lines I really like Ms Kenner's writing style It's straightforward and easy to read Her love scenes are loaded with steam probably on the order of a Harleuin Blaze A couple are borderline erotic but there are also several that are closed door and kind of glossed over so I wouldn't really call this an erotic romance just a very spicy one However with the heroine being a student of erotica and the owner of a bookstore specializing in the genre there's a lot of talk of historical erotic literature and art that very much piued by curiosity That in my estimation is the hallmark of a good book one that can teach me something new or stir my interest in a previously undiscovered topic so overall I had a really good time reading Silent ConfessionsJack and Veronica are likable characters He's a detective with the NYPD working in the sex crimes division He got into that specialty because of a family member who was raped Ronnie as I've mentioned is a graduate student and the owner of a bookstore specializing in erotica She also gives lectures and leads discussion of these books at her store The store was recently broken into but nothing of value was stolen so the cops haven't made her case a priority Jack on the other hand is working a case involving a stalker who leaves messages gleaned from erotic literature The two meet when Ronnie goes to the police station to demand an update on her case and Jack accidentally mistakes her for the erotica expert his partner lined up to help them on the case As it turns out Ronnie is far well versed in erotica then the purported expert so after Jack figures out his faux pas and apologizes she ends up helping him with his investigation by giving him private lessons in erotica that don't always involve reading; Normally I'm not a big fan of uick hook ups in romance but here it worked beautifully for me The only reason I can discern for that is that the author made me feel the chemistry and emotional connection between these two characters on a visceral level so that I fully believed they were two halves of a whole that had always been meant for one another They just can't seem to get enough of each other and they give their trust freely and implicitly from the start Until they met Ronnie had thought she was destined to only live vicariously through the sexual exploits of the authors whose works she read and after a marriage gone bad Jack thought he was having trouble trusting women but with Ronnie all that changes For this reason I had no trouble believing they made a great coupleThe main reason I decided to mark the book down a star is that I felt like the characterizations could have gone deeper The author gives enough background information on Jack and Ronnie to make me feel like I knew them fairly well but at the same time I would have liked to know For instance I don't recall any specific reasons being mentioned for Ronnie getting into the study of erotica which is kind of an unusual field It would have been nice if this had been explored a little Also while reasons were given for Jack's chosen law enforcement specialty I couldn't help feeling like I'd like to know about how this incident affected him personally and why at the end of the book he's open to changing How did Ronnie andor her case make him feel like he'd done justice enough to his job and his cousin to be OK with a switch? In addition I think the villain's motives could have been a little clearer and believable Up until the point where his identity is fully revealed he'd seemed fairly innocuous so it was a little hard to buy into such a sudden change However the author did make me second guess myself on the stalkerkiller's identity a few times I can't help wondering if she was perhaps constrained by word count in which case she still did a decent job of creating a good story in a rather short spaceIn spite of a few weaknesses Silent Confessions was an enjoyable read for me for all of the reasons I've mentioned above While Julie Kenner's website doesn't officially have this book linked with any others as a series there is another book Silent Desires published by the Harleuin Blaze line which features Ronnie's friend and employee Joan as the heroine Also Ronnie is a secondary character in Night Moves set at a future date when she's become a professor of erotic literature These first couple of books I've read by Ms Kenner have left me very interested in trying If these early works of hers are this tantalizing I can't help wondering how much better her newer releases written as J Kenner must be

  2. Cindy Cindy says:

    This was a good mystery with a romantic twist Veronica Ronnie is the owner of an erotic bookstore and working on her PhD in erotic literature Detective Jack Parker is investigating a sex crimes involving erotic literature left at the scene and through a misunderstanding gets thrown together with Ronnie They do end up helping each other out in ways than one There's several steamy scenes and they add to the tension of the story There are a few red herrings and it's a decent mysteryI registered a book at BookCrossingcom

  3. Bethany White Bethany White says:

    The first book I have read by this author I am glad I read it Suspenseful romantic a pleasure to read I got the book on my birthday two days ago and I just could not put the book down In my opinion and personal experience I wouldn't put thriller or suspense with a romance story but that's if I were to write a book myself The way she wrote this book stunning I would definitely recommend not only this book but the other as well

  4. Yesenia Ubence Yesenia Ubence says:

    4 stars I’m actually pretty surprised with this book I didn’t go into thinking it was going to be a great book but it shocked me It was way better than what I initially thought The entire time i was honking it’s this guy he’s the threat but there was so many twists that I ended up really surprised

  5. Jane Jane says:

    I like a lot of her books but this one was okay The story line very predictable but I did like the main characters

  6. Naomi S. Naomi S. says:

    Romance rushed to a Disney esue degree and didn't even tie up loose plot threads

  7. Tanya Tanya says:

    It was just ok nothing great stuck out I enjoy her recent works better This one didn't keep my attention even though there was a murder to solve didn't keep me turning pages

  8. Kristine Kristine says:

    It was okay ish with some steam The plot was predictable

  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    Great book what a twist

  10. Evan O"Dwyer Evan O"Dwyer says:

    no spoilers I thought I knew what the ending would be from reading the back of the book but I was surprised Reading it the second time around and seeing all the clues was very enjoyable

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