J. Kennedy’s ‘Bitch Slap’ is a quick fun read



The first time I met her I wanted to slap her.

The second time, I knew I had to have her.

As for the third time, a gentleman doesn’t tell.

So I guess it’s a good thing I’m no gentleman … right?

Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: I love women.

I love the way they look. The way they smell. The way they feel. Especially the way they feel. And I’ve pretty much made it my mission to give each and every woman who shares my bed the ride of her life.

Then I met her. Bitchy as hell and completely uninterested in me. And damned if I didn’t want her. Crave her. I told myself I only wanted to tame her. That it was all about the challenge.

I never expected to break through that ice queen exterior and find the softness underneath. Never expected how wild she’d be between the sheets or the way she’d cry my name with such sincere intensity when I totally rocked her world.

Most of all, I never expected to fall for her.

But I did.

And the question is, now that I know I want her, how the hell do I go about keeping her?








You can breathe easy. This is not an intense read like her Stark books (though there is mention of Ryan from that series). It is a love story between a man in the security business who is hired to protect an up and coming actress. But it’s not the actress that catches his attention. It’s her sister. 

Jez has done everything she can to protect her sister. Not only has her sister been burned, but so has she. She doesn’t trust easy, so it surprises her when she trusts Pierce so easily. Pierce has his own problems with trust, and like with Jez, he finds that he trusts her easily too, despite his past. 

Normally, I like a story with substance. Not just a fluff story (which is how I would describe this story in one word). There isn’t a whole lot of emphasis on developing the characters or making too crazy of a plot line. It’s a great book to read if you are looking for something like and quick and won’t take years off your life. 

The story reads quickly, easy to be done in 1-2 sittings. Usually I like these kinds of stories, but for me the pace was a little too fast. I was unable to really get into the story and the characters. There isn’t much of a conflict in the story which means there is no big resolution. I expected here to be one considering all the hints that were being dropped in the beginning portion of the book. 

Rating: B-

Julie - J Kenner Author PhotoJ.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.




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