Heated (Most Wanted Series #2)

Heated (Most Wanted Series #2)

by J. Kenner


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Release Me comes a series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.
I knew better than to risk my heart. But fierce passion comes at a high price.
I grew up believing in right and wrong, good and evil, black and white. I knew better than to trust. And then I met Tyler Sharp.
Bold, charming, and dangerously sexy, Tyler always gets what he wants. But his smile can be deceiving, his dealings sordid, his ambitions ruthless. I thought I was the one woman strong enough to resist him, but our need for each other was too urgent to deny.
One look and I was in trouble. One touch and I was hooked. One night and I became his.
And now that I’ve fallen, there’s no going back.
Heated is intended for mature audiences.


Praise for Heated
“A steamy story with a dark edge. Recommended for those seeking crime drama with spice.”Library Journal
“Kenner may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them, and this second installment of her Most Wanted series goes a long way toward solidifying that claim. Her characters’ scorching, scandalous affair explores the very nature of attraction and desire, redeeming and changing them beyond measure. . . . Fans will no doubt love the games of power, overwhelming passion and self-defining relationship that Kenner has crafted, and come away eager for more.”RT Book Reviews
“The plot is complex, the characters engaging, and J. Kenner’s passionate writing brings it all perfectly together.”—Harlequin Junkie
“In Julie Kenner’s typical masterful storytelling, nothing is as it seems. We are taken deeply into the plot twists and the danger of this . . . journey. The chemistry first felt by both Tyler and Sloanne during their first encounter roars into an all-consuming fire neither one can put out. . . . Take the same journey I did and you will not be disappointed!”—As You Wish Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804176682
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Series: J. Kenner's Most Wanted Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 190,067
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J. Kenner is the New York Times bestselling author of Wanted, Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. She spent more than ten years as a litigator in Southern California and central Texas, using her rare free time to indulge in her passion of writing. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughters.

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Heated (Most Wanted Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself skimming page after page to find something that resembled reality. I understand that novels are works of fiction, but this plot was way passed that.... a supposedly good cop gets made, and she compromises her career for a criminal with a good heart! REALLY??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sloane is a cop. Tyler is a, shades of grey, business man. The fall in love and it becomes a train wreck. Sloane and Tyler have to compromise on their beliefs and morals to make this work, is it worth it?
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Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Kenner has once again wrote another story that grabbed me and wouldnt let me go until I read the last page. My poor eyes were screaming for sleep. I think this is what it feels like when someone says they are "book drunk".
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One of my favorite series
evaVA13721222_0727 More than 1 year ago
Good book.
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onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: Initially, I expected to be drawn in to this story. And I did get drawn in for the most part. However, it just didn't have the power over me like other books have, or other swoony men. But there is a reason why: Insta-love... Sometimes I like it; sometimes, I just don't. It just depends on the characters and the reason for it. With Sloane and Tyler, it was just too fast. I will admit, their storyline was interesting, and there was some steam. Okay, there was a lotta steam. I couldn't stop reading, I just couldn't completely buy the romance. Heated had the heat, even if it was more lust than love. If it was a more believable romance, I might have been a little more invested, but it was enjoyable just the same. J. Kenner writes a story quite well, to the point where I'd pick up another just for that. My Rating: Pretty Good
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Cherryreads More than 1 year ago
Heated is the next installment of the Most Wanted series by J. Kenner. We are introduced to Sloane a dedicated detective and Tyler the suave ladies’ man/possible criminal mastermind and the second of the Three Dog Knights. Although Tyler and Evan seem to have a lot of the same vocabulary that I almost thought that they were the same person, I did enjoy the book. It is very hot and maybe a little cheesy. As with the first book there isn’t a lot of” he loves me-he loves me not”. The book centers on the instant connection between two total strangers Sloane and Tyler in other words every feminine fantasy. I enjoyed this series and hope to read Ignited the third in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was a ok read but there needed to be more of a build up in the relationship. There wasn't much of a story line except them having sex. I liked Wanted better. Hope the next one meets the standard I have for this authors books.
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SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
Sloane Watson is a detective on forced medical leave after taking a bullet to the hip. She's going stir-crazy without anything to do, so when her confidential informant friend Candi tells her about a missing person, Sloane is up and off to Chicago to do a little off-the-books investigation. There, she runs into Tyler Sharp, a powerful and shrewd business tycoon whose slightly shady business practices aren't exactly on the up-and-up. She tries to go undercover as an exotic dancer at Tyler's club to learn more about the missing woman who once worked there, but ends up seducing Tyler instead - not exactly a hardship. Sloane and Tyler become tangled up in one another, drawing Tyler into Sloane's missing person search and Sloane into Tyler's networking events and business practices. But Sloane's time in Chicago is quickly coming to an end and together Sloane and Tyler must make some big decisions about their personal life choices and their future together. Sloane is a confident and determined detective, used to working hard and pursuing justice like a dog with a bone. She has a strong ethics and lives by the code of the law, a trait that causes many problems in her arrangement with Tyler. And honestly, made her a little uppity, self-righteous, and annoying for the first part of the book, especially considering the whopper of a secret she's carrying around. Thankfully, Sloane grew and became a character I could actually root for in the end. She's tough and independent, though rational thought seems to fly out of her head when she's around Tyler. Tyler is a self-made man. Guarded against strangers and most of the world, he keeps his cards close to his chest, only discussing important things with his business partners and close friends. Originally growing up on the streets, he met his business partners Cole and Evan there and together the three of them have become the richest, most powerful and influential businessmen in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, they still struggle to cast off their criminal reputation, despite being (mostly) clean. Tyler is the kind of guy that if something needs to be done, he'll get it done however he can, not exactly breaking the law but maybe just bending it a little. He's the epitome of dominant and powerful Alpha male. Tough and commanding, he makes a great compliment to Sloane's personality and character. This book is easily one of the best erotica novels I have read in a long time. It has an actual romance plot - not just the let's-get-into-bed-now-for-no-real-reason plot of many erotica books, but an actual I'm-falling-in-love-with-you-and-here's-all-the-believable-reasons-why plot typically seen in a traditional romance novel. The romance was sweet and tender as they both learned to let the other into their insulated world, but with the tough edges and conflicts befitting Sloane and Tyler's personalities and personal issues. The book also has a good mystery sub-plot that is kept exciting and wrapped up without rushing forward like an afterthought. And as for the actual sex scenes that make this an excellent erotica novel? Holy Toledo, Batman!! Excuse me while I go take a cold shower...outside....in Alaska. This book is definitely a scorcher!! The sex was alluring and sensual, expertly playing on a reader's word-evoked sense of touch, smell, and hearing. The sex was varied too. Sometimes sweet, slow, and tender. Other times rough, fast, and hard. I've read a lot of romance and erotica over the years, but even this one had me blushing sometimes. And that was definitely a good thing! Perfectly paced and plotted. After reading this one book, I am a J Kenner convert and am quite happily going to check out as many of her other books as soon as possible. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Heated by J Kenner. May I suggest the audiobook version? The narrator, Heather Smith, does a fantastic job bringing Sloane, Tyler, and all the other characters to life and I honestly believe that it was her reading of this book that made me love it that much more. From a 4.5 to a perfect 5! Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] com
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
Disappointing... I am sorry to say this, but I did not enjoy Heated as much as I enjoyed Wanted. Heated was just an ok read for me. I found Evan and Angie's story in Wanted to be much more interesting than Tyler and Sloane's story. I believe that I did not find Heated as interesting because I did not connect with, nor did I like Sloane, the heroine, at all. I found her to be very judgmental, hypocritical and annoying. I got so tired of hearing her constantly say that she could not be with Tyler because he was a criminal and she was a cop, when she knew absolutely nothing about him or his friends, and she had her own secrets that she was carrying around. I really did not even understand Tyler's attraction to Sloane, because I just did not feel the connection between them, which is so weird for a J. Kenner book, because her books are all about the draw and the attraction and the seduction. Just think about the Stark Trilogy. Wow!! I love that Damien and Nikki Stark. This one was missing all of that, at least for me it was. Nevertheless, I love J. Kenner's books despite this one only being alright to me, and I am anxiously awaiting Ignited, Cole August's book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
HEATED is the second instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary romance, adult Most Wanted erotic series focusing on three friends and the women they love-Evan Black, Tyler Sharp and Cole August-three friends who bonded as young adults and now earn a living with legitimate and illegitimate enterprises. Told from first person POV (Sloane), this is Chicago entrepreneur Tyler Sharp and Indianapolis police detective Sloane Watson’s storyline.  On medical leave from the Indianapolis Police Department, Sloane goes on the hunt for a missing friend whose last known whereabouts were listed as an exotic dancer at a gentlemen’s club in Chicago known as Destiny-enter Tyler Sharp-the owner and proprietor who is the number one suspect on Sloane’s list of suspects. Going undercover as a stripper is easier said than done when Sloane’s real identity has been known to Tyler all along. It is only when she reveals the true nature of her ‘private investigation’ does Tyler begin to understand-Tyler’s past and that of Cole and Evan are shrouded in mystery, illegal activity and underground connections and Sloane is determined to prove their guilt. The relationship between Sloane and Tyler is sexual, sensual, exotic and hot.  HEATED is an erotic series and a good portion of the storyline is sex, the build up to sex and more sex.  Our leading couple has one thing in common and great sex is something that cannot be ignored. The love  scenes are intimate, intense and provocative. Tyler Sharp is a man who needs control both in and out of the bedroom. The secondary characters include Tyler’s friends Cole and Evan as well as some of the ladies of which Tyler has ‘invested’.  There is more to Tyler Sharp than an exotic dance club-the man is an enigma that Sloane is slowly unraveling bit by bit. J. Kenner continues the world building with the inclusion of the previous storyline characters as well as the skyline and familiar places of downtown Chicago.  The atmosphere is charged with the nightlife, the game players and, the sights and sounds of The Windy City. The Most Wanted series has a connection to J.Kenner’s Stark Trilogy but each instalment is a stand alone that ends with a happily ever after. HEATED follows a few days in the life of two people who under normal circumstances would have probably met inside a courtroom but for a missing young girl, have found love  at a time in their life when they needed it the most.
MyParaHangover More than 1 year ago
Delivers exactly what you expect and a bit more.... I’ve become a J. Kenner groupie. It just kind of happened. It started with her Stark Trilogy; I fell in love with damaged rich boy Damien. The books were like classy, well written Fifty Shades, minus the dumb heroine. Now with her Most Wanted series, she’s taken a step back from a love story that spans three books and went the route of one alpha male (*sigh*) / one love story per book. I so love that format MUCH better. I have no patience when it comes to a happily ever after. I want it now! Story / Tempo These three Most Wanted boys from the streets can’t seem to shake their crime reputation, despite owning reputable businesses all over Chicago. It might be because they aren’t the most squeeky clean of businessmen. They do what needs to get done and do it any way they can. What I LOVE is that when you first start reading this second book, you have no clue if Tyler is going to be a good, honest man or if he’s actually playing a game and he’s going to be ILLEGAL trouble for our detective, Sloane Watson. That’s the thing with these guys, they seem to bend the law for their uses. Will Sloane give up her morals or is it not that simple of a question? Indeed… It took me a quite a bit to get into this story. There’s a very good reason for that and it’s called “story set-up”. It appeared to me that it took Ms. Kenner about half the book to get to the crux of the story. Yeah, the main point of every romance is to figure out how the guy and girl are going to get together. But in this story, you’re already enjoying the “togetherness” (tee, hee) and you’re wondering who’s going to sacrifice what to make their relationship happen. Or does anyone need to sacrifice anything? Hmmmm…. Characters I utterly and completely forgot Tyler’s personality from the first book. Normally I would go back and scan the first book looking for Tyler. I really have no clue why I didn’t in this case. But I wasn’t in the dark long. Ms. Kenner uses the supporting cast of characters to give the reader a clear picture of Tyler and his relationship with the fellow “Knights”, as they’ve been dubbed by their mentor. So far between the two books, I think I like Tyler the most because I haven’t seen a character like him before. Not to say he doesn’t exist in other books, but in this story I enjoyed Tyler’s lighter physical attributes paired with a bad boy/alpha male who liked to live life crazy and honestly. I didn’t deem Sloane worthy of Tyler until later in the book. It was how she started with Tyler, using him for information, that set Sloane and I off on the wrong foot. But she made up for it later so she’s worthy now!! I ended up loving her tough, independent, and fierce personality – it matched her fiery haircolor :) Even though I count this series as a guilty pleasure of mine, Ms. Kenner has become a go-go author for me. You know, one of those authors you know you can always rely on to write fascinating stuff and not let you down?! I seriously CAN NOT wait for the last installment in this trilogy, the next book in the series, Ignited, which is expected out September 9th.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is 300+ pages of bad dialogue, boring sex, cardboard lead characters, no interesting secondary characters, and little if any plot. Don't waste your time and money. I've enjoyed other books by this author but I think she completely missed the mark with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived seeing evan and angie again. J.Kenner is an awesome writer. I also loved "take me" at the end. I loved damien starks triology. Both fantasticly written.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Sloane’s father was FBI and it was only natural that she would follow in his footsteps and become a detective. While recovering from a gunshot wound and forced time off, one of her confidential informants ask that she look into the disappearance of her roommate. Sloane decides to go undercover to look into what happened to Amy an exotic dancer and her CI’s friend.  The search leads her to Chicago and a gentleman’s club where Amy was last employed.  No one seemed to know where she is or what happened to her. When Sloane attempts to get a job at the club, she is turned down and has to go to plan B, get up and personal with the owner Tyler Sharp one of the “Knights” the most celebrated businessmen in Chicago.  With information pointing to their involvement in illegal dealings Sloane needs to get close to Sharp to ferret out their secrets and locate Amy.   Tyler and Sloane are not prepared for the connection that they feel for one another and Sloane cannot believe the lengths she is willing to go to be with him.  Sloane is a dedicated officer and she is really good at her job but Tyler pushes her to cross the line.  He was more than what one could see on the surface and if she was any other woman she would have held on tight and never let him go. But more was at stake than what she wanted; she had to find Amy before it was too late.  Tyler surprises her by helping her get personal information on Amy that he had from his club and also goes with her to Amy’s old apartment to look for possible clues to where she may have gone.   Who is Tyler really?  Is he the self-made man that the world sees and admires or is he something else?  Sloane has always been able to see the real person and the real person that she sees is not all good, but he is not all bad either.  When Sloane realizes that Tyler really understands her better than anyone else ever has she is afraid to take the next step but also afraid not too.  Can Sloane let go of her abusive past and allow Tyler to take her to a place that will heal?  Is Tyler capable of giving Sloane the things she needs and can she meet his needs?  You can find all the answers in the pages of this incredible book. ~TSRBR   Overall Rating 5 Rockin Stars Hero –Tyler Sharp: 5 stars Heroine –Sloane O’Dell Watson: 5 stars Steam: 5 stars  Plot: 5 stars  Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes!  Wow…hot, steamy and full of mystery is the only way to describe this fantastic book by J. Kenner!  This book ticks off all the boxes for those that want to be totally enthralled until the last page of a good read. Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  I’ve read books by this author before and continue to be impressed with the scope of J. Kenner’s skill as a writer!  This is a must read author and I cannot wait to read her next book!  ***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***