Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
You must know that, should J. Kenner release a new book in the Nikki and Damien Stark saga, this girl, this reader, is all in. It’s an immediate pre-order purchase, and I sign up for an ARC immediately because Nikki and Damien Stark are that addicting. J. Kenner writes stories in their world that engage you and keep you suspended on the edge of your seat from the suspense of the story, the sweetness of the relationship between them, between their friends and family, and between them and their children.
J. Kenner’s newest release, a novella entitled Cherish Me, is more of that. Set during Christmas time, Nikki, Damien, and their children set off for New York where they spend some time with Dallas and Jane, a couple from Kenner’s Stark Universe. While there, Damien suggests that Dallas joins his newly formed Stark Security. During that discussion, Dallas challenges Damien for the same, given that Damien feels as though he has achieved just about everything he can achieve. With that in his mind, Nikki and Damien are off for Manhattan for the night…alone. Nikki has planned a solitary time for them while their children stay behind with Dallas and Jane for night. Their night is meant to be spent at a newly rehabilitated boutique hotel, not under the Stark brand. What ends up happening during their stay will shock you.
Quite frankly, Cherish Me is Damien Stark meets Die Hard. This is a novella, so it is but a snippet of a night between Nikki and Damien. However, in true J. Kenner form, she engages you in their on-going story. Quite frankly, I don’t know how much more this couple can take, but Cherish Me is everything you love about their stories: fast-paced, full of action and suspense with a bit of steam on the side. This one also holds a big surprise. As I was reading, I found myself smiling and gasping, worried for the end. However, Damien and Nikki are fated lovers, so, even though strife shades their life, they always end up with a happy ending.
If you want a quick read that will make you chuckle for its allusions to people’s favorite Christmas movie, and you love Nikki and Damien Stark as I do, then GRAB Cherish Me. It’s everything you adore about J. Kenner’s favorite couple.
In love and romance,