Quotes from Release Me

J. Kenner ·  345 pages

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“Possess. Have. Hold. Enjoy. Control. Dominate. Pick your verb, Ms. Fairchild. I intend to explore so very many of them.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Do you know what passion is?”
I blink, confused.
“Most people think it only means desire. Arousal. Wild abandon. But that’s not all. The word derives from the Latin. It means suffering. Submission. Pain and pleasure, Nikki. Passion.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Everyone breaks a little sometimes. That doesn't make you weak. It makes you wounded. And I will always be there to help you heal”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“I'm going to fuck you, Nikki. Pleasure? We're going to blow the roof off pleasure. I'm going to make you beg for it. I'm going to claim you. I'm going to tease you. I'm going to torment you. And you're going to come for me like you've never come in your life.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“He is Jason and Hercules and Perseus---a figure so strong and beautiful and heroic that the blood of the gods must flow through him, because how else could a being so fine exist in this world?”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me



“Maybe you aren't as smart as you think you are, Mr. Stark."

"Nonsense. I'm fucking brilliant. Or haven't you heard?”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“—except for the fact that your scars mean you’ve been hurting, I am one-hundred-percent cool with having them in the painting. Some models, especially the professional ones, it’s like painting air-brushed people. Give me something raw any day.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Because I can. Because I want you. Because I don’t want to court my way up to our first fuck. And because I don’t want to play games.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“I’m smart enough to know that you feel it, too. This isn’t just heat, it’s a goddamned conflagration. Not chemistry, but nuclear fission.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Maybe this man does have secrets and skeletons. But right now, I’m seeing his heart. And I like what I see.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me



“A smile is his only answer, but it doesn't matter. I already know how, and it doesn't scare me: Damien Stark can see beneath my mask.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“When I am no longer a limp noodle and can actually compel my limbs to function, I get off the table and back into my robe. Damien and I leave at the same time, and Jamie’s door opens as we’re passing. She looks between me and Damien, then glances sideways at her masseuse, a tall blond man with large, capable-looking hands.
“You know,” Jamie says dryly, “nothing personal, but I don’t think I got the same level of service that she did.”
To his credit, the masseuse smiles. “Come,” he says, gesturing for her to follow.
“That’s the problem,” she mutters to me as she passes, “I didn’t.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“I don't want an icon. Not on my wall, not in my bed. I want the woman, Nikki. I want you.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Because Damien Stark is like crack to me. Seductive and very, very addictive.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Do I scare you?"
God yes, and in so many ways. Not the least of which is that Damien Stark terrifies me precisely because I feel safe with him. And I can't become complacent. It's when those walls come down that your heart gets shattered.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me



“Everyone breaks a little sometimes. That doesn’t make you weak. It makes you wounded.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“We’re kindred spirits. And you’re strong, Nikki. There’s a core of strength and confidence in you that’s damn sexy.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“…the guy owns half the known universe. I hardly think he’d be all warm and fuzzy. More like dark and dangerous.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Secrets, he'd said, and I shiver, afraid that Damien's going to have to face that darkness. But I'll be there when he does, and we'll face the darkness together."
"I can. Because when Damien's beside me, I'm no longer afraid of the dark.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Always. Don’t argue, Ms. Fairchild, or the game stops now.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me



“I want to touch your breasts, Nikki. I want to touch your nipples. I want to lower my mouth and suck until you come without me even touching your clit. Do you want that, Nikki?”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“I'd forgotten the depth of my own weakness, and it's never safe to think that you're stronger than you are.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Date?” I hear the hardness creeping into his voice. “I’ve escorted a lot of women around this town, and I’ve fucked a hell of a lot of them. But I didn’t date them.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“One million dollars, Ms. Fairchild. You get the cash, and I get you.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“No, Damien Stark is just one of those dark, quiet types. He’s like an iceberg, Texas. The deep parts are well hidden and what you do see is hard and a little bit cold.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me



“I like Damien Stark. He’s not what I expected, but there’s something compelling about him— and it’s more than just the fact that he’s hotter than sin and got me worked up into quite a lather. He seems perfectly comfortable in his own skin.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“I can go barefoot.” He chuckles. “You could. But have you looked under the camera box?” “Under?” I go back to the table and pull out the box. Sure enough, there’s something else there, wrapped in blue tissue paper. I look at him, but his expression gives nothing away. Slowly, I pull out the tissue paper. Whatever’s hidden is flat and firm. I peel back the paper until I reveal a pair of black flip-flops. I look up at Damien and grin. “For walking on the beach,” he says. “Thank you.” “Anything you want. Anything you need.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Dinner is just the beginning. I want to touch you,” he says, his voice low and commanding. “I want to run my hands over every inch of you. I want you wet for me. I want to finish what we started, Ms. Fairchild. I want to make you come.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


“Free will, Nikki. Tell me to stop, and I will. But tell me fast, because I’m going to kiss that damnable mouth of yours, and goddammit, Nikki, I’m doing it to keep you quiet.”
― J. Kenner, quote from Release Me


About the author

J. Kenner
Born place: in The United States
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