Walk The Line

Walk The Line

by J. Kenner

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BN ID: 2940158739125
Publisher: Martini & Olive
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Series: Man of the Month , #12
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 10,191
File size: 375 KB

About the Author

J. 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, 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.” JK has been a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award five times, and a winner once, taking home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me.

Before diving into writing full time, JK worked as an attorney in Texas and California where she practiced primarily civil, entertainment, and First Amendment law. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Walk The Line 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
JWright57 11 months ago
love this series but I have to say as sad as I am to see this series end I do believe the best was left for last with Walk the Line being the love story of Brent a single dad and Elena a younger woman who also happens to be his bosses daughter...... Brent will always put his adorable little girl first he won’t risk another woman walking away from her even if he wants the woman who is now his babysitter and to make matters worse it seems she also wants him ......how long before temptation gets the better of them Sizzling chemistry and a adorable little girl who stole the show with her one liners made this the perfect finish to a brilliant series and I really hope at some point down the line J.Kenner will take us back to The Fix for an update on the couples and their families because this series has become one of my favourite reads of 2018. Looking forward to more from this very talented author.
MaimeosAngelsEL 11 months ago
5 Star Review Walk The Line (Man of the Month #12) by J Kenner This is the twelfth and final book in the series and is Brent and Elena’s story; what a way to finish the series. This is bitter sweet as I have become invested in this group of friends and I am sad to see their stories come to a close. Brent is a single dad to oh so cute Faith and is also the security expert at The Fix. He is good friends with Tyree who happens to be Elena’s father and he has no intention of jeopardising his friendship by going after Elena. However not all goes to plan, particularly when the attraction sizzling just under the surface between Brent and Elena comes to a boil. Brent is concerned he is too old for Elena and also that she will leave like his ex Olivia did. Of course the whole gang can see the attraction between these two and a little matchmaking ensures when Elena agrees to be Faith’s babysitter. Faith almost stole the book away from Brent and Elena, such was the humour and her total cuteness factor. She really has some amazing comments in Walk The Line and I absolutely adored her. I seemed to fall more in love with the couples each book and it was heart warming to get glimpses into how their relationships were progressing throughout the series. This has been a fun ride with the gang from The Fix and I do hope that we can get a couple of extra books about this group of people who have become family (hint hint maybe a holiday book?). This is one of my favourite series this year and I am sad to see it end. Congratulations Ms. Kenner on a fantastic series of books.
marincheto007 8 months ago
This was a great ending to this amazing series by J. Kenner. I've enjoyed every single book in the Man of the Month series and this one was not an exception. It was fun, romantic and a little bit suspenseful and that made it just the perfect summer read :) I've been wanting to read Brent's story pretty much from the very start. With him being a single dad with an adorable daughter, I knew that the story will be one of the best. And it will take an exceptional woman to heal the heartbreak left after Brent's ex-wife's betrayal and abandonment. And Elena is just the right woman for that. She is beautiful both inside and out and with her soft nature she wins the hearts of both father and daughter and heal the pain and heartbreak in their souls. I am not going to reveal any more than that but I am going to say that you should definitely check this last instalment in the series. And if you haven't already read the other books in the series, don't waste any time and add them to your library :) I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
S_Abrams 9 months ago
This is the final book in the Man of the Month series and I am sad to see it end. This is Brent and Elena’s story. Brent is the security officer/co-owner at The Fix on Sixth and he has a daughter, Faith, from his previous relationship. He has closed off his heart as he does not want to expose just any woman to his daughter. Elena is the younger woman who has attracted Brent and the one woman who could possibly reawaken his heart. However, there are some hurdles that need to be overcome. How will Elena’s father react when he learns that his daughter is attracted to an older man who is his business partner? Can Brent get over the age difference? Is Brent willing to let Elena in? This is a quick, inviting read although it is not my favorite of the series. I volunteered to read an advance copy of this book.
SFSharon 10 months ago
Loved this story with Brent and Elena! Seems that all the regulars at The Fix on Sixth knew these two had feelings for each other so it came as no surprise when they acted on their chemistry. Brent has shied away from relationships mainly to protect his young daughter from a "revolving door" of potential mommy-substitutes. As Tyree's daughter, Elena didn't really represent a threat to his stance on dating, since she would be his daughter's babysitter while he worked late nights. I thought their relationship, specifically the amount of time Elena spent at Brent and Faith's house, moved a bit quickly, but I guess if you know, you know. With this being the final book in the series, it was fun to visit with all the previous couples. Since each story in the series is a stand-alone, everything couldn't be smooth sailing. The conflict came in the form of another threat that the bar might still have to close. In the end, I was satisfied with the ending and really enjoyed the epilogue. I'm going to have to reread the "Slice of Life" stories in the Bar Bites cookbook, as those were like extended epilogues for some of our couples. I'm surprised the cookbook wasn't last considering my comment on the epilogues. Enjoyed the whole series!!
Lisa-Lou 10 months ago
Walk the Line by J. Kenner is the final book in her new 12 book Man of the Month series. Told in dual POV this final story is that of Brent and Elena. Brent has been with us since the beginning, a steadfast secondary character, a co-owner of the fix and a single dad. He has managed to keep himself closed off to relationships for the sake of his daughter but Elena breaks his walls down further than any woman ever has before. For her, he may just be willing to risk not just his heart but his daughter Faith's also. Well-written and well-paced, this was a wonderful close to the series and a great read. Enjoy!
18644943 10 months ago
I found my man of the month! I new I was going to love Brent story! Turly the best was left for last. From the very beginning of the series he won me over, well his little princess, Faith, did! I'm so sad the series is over, I have spent so much time with all these characters! but it was the best conclusion to end the series. Brent was left to raise his little girl faith! Olivia left them both, which scared him and made it mission to do the best he could for Faith. That includes his personal live. But along come Elena. She's young but sparks something inside Brent he cant brush off. But soon he realizes she's the missing piece Faith and him need! Elena has to convince and show hers not Olivia and that she's all in. This series is full of everything you can love! its such an amazing ride. I truly enjoyed and love how invested you'll get with all the character and their stories. I hope to get to revisit them. they became past of my family.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Although I loved this book I am sad to see the series end. Well done J.Kenner
PeggyCopeland 11 months ago
I want to say Ms Kenner saved the best for last... but they have all been fantastic! I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to! Brent is the sweetest and the greatest dad! I loved hearing about his love for his daughter! What a fantastic series... loved reading all of them!
Nurseymegs 11 months ago
Meet Mr December, our favorite Fix on Sixth security guard, Brent. When Brent meets Elena, can he go with his heart or will his brain keep winning trying to protect Faith? What can they do when trouble starts brewing around the Fix? Read to get a great conclusion for all 12 of our couples on this series.
JennC2630 11 months ago
WHAAA! Why does it have to be over?!?!?!? Why can't it be man of the month every month?!??! Okay, now that I've whined, I can get on to reviewing the last installment of this awesome series. I, like many other MOTM readers I assume, have been waiting (not so patiently) for Brent's book since we met him all the way back in book 1. The former cop turned security guard deserved some happiness after his wife left him with an infant, but he's been understandably gun-shy about letting anyone into their lives. Enter Elena, Tyree's daughter, who's looking for some work. She starts babysitting Faith and before you know it, the attraction that's been simmering explodes. They've got a few hurdles to get over (age, a touch of vandalism, you know, the usual) if they want to be happy, though. This was the perfect way to end the series. It was short, but had me so emotionally invested that I had no problem enjoying the characters. There were moments of humor and sadness and definite moments of heat - pretty much everything you've come to expect from Kenner. And the epilogue was brilliant. Getting to catch up with all the men and their ladies was fabulous. I feel like these characters have become like my friends over the past 12 books and it's going to be sad to see them go.
sherrybauer 11 months ago
I hate for this series to end! Walk The Line is the final book in the Man of the Month series and what an amazing series! Brent and Elena's story was sexy, sweet, and sizzling with some angst and suspense thrown in. Brent's devotion to his daughter just makes your heart melt! I will miss all the great characters at The Fix on Sixth and their heartwarming stories. An awesome series from beginning to end. I highly recommend!
CrystalsBookWorld 11 months ago
Brent and Elena's story was a perfect book for a perfect ending for this series. Wow... it still feels like yesterday when I started the Man of the Month series. I am sad and happy at the same time. Sad the series ended, but happy with how J Kenner brought us an amazing story for the ending. GAH! Brent took my heart. I loved hoe devoted he was for his daughter and his work. I just did not know how amazing he can be behind closed doors. Walk the Line has it all! I felt like I was holding my breath with these characters. I was waiting for the inevitable to happen. At the same time, the romance factor was getting steamier and steamier. I wanted it all and Walk the Line gave it to me. I seriously cannot recommend this book enough! Let me back up and say, THIS SERIES! You will fall for these characters and you will invest your heart in them as well. Kenner is an amazing writer and the way she brings life to her characters is just Ah-Mazing!!
Embell 11 months ago
What an almost perfect way to end the series. This is the story we’ve all been waiting for from the moment Brent said he would never participate on the “Man of the Month” contest in the first book. The way his girl gets him to enter is pretty awesome. The steamy moments are plenty and the chemistry is hot in this book. All those unanswered details from the earlier books are tied up in a nice little bow. I just wish a little more of the story had happened in the bar since the bar is were it all started. In the first few books, the bar played a more prominent role; however as we got closer to the end of the series, the bar became almost (but not quite) an after thought. If you haven’t checked out Bar Bites yet, please do. You’ll get to see some of the happenings of some of you favorites characters after the contest ended.
Arys 11 months ago
Walk the Line by J. Kenner is Man of the month book 12. It is crazy how fast its been through these 12 books. Everyone unique but also connected. We have known Brent since the beginning. A single father who is committed to his daughter Faith and not willing to let romance in. Elena is, Tyree Johnson, owner of The Fix on Sixth's. daughter. Though separated for years, she and her father have forged a strong bond. This connection makes the sparks between Elena and Brent more complicated. Elena is ten years younger than Brent, and his friend and business partner's daughter, aka off limits. Brent's connection to The Fix and to Tyree as well as his commitment to his daughter have been a constant it really is a perfect fit to make him part of the family even deeper. Brent's struggles with trust because of his ex-wife make things complicated but if we have learned nothing else, magic and romance can happen at the Fix on Sixth and nothing is insurmountable. I have enjoyed every one of these books and Walk the Line was a great addition by J. Kenner to this series. In many ways I am sad to see it over but it has been fun and romantic the whole way through. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
bbarneybooks28 11 months ago
Readers who have been with the series since its introduction should be more than familiar with the hero of Walk the Line. Brent’s been in the background of the series as the bar’s head of security, watching his friends find their happily ever after but never wanting to risk his own heart because he’s still not over what his ex did to him and their daughter. Until her. But besides Brent’s fears and insecurities when it comes to the opposite sex and his need to protect his daughter at all costs is a set of circumstances that could upend all facets of his life, which means that he knows he needs to walk the line and not cross it in a way that could hurt all those involved in his life - the only problem is that despite the age difference and despite the fact that she’s the daughter of his boss, the connection they share burns bright and it becomes something essential to both of them. I can’t believe we’re already at Mr. December. It seems like I just started J. Kenner’s Man of the Month series, and now it’s time to meet the final calendar hottie and see what happens with The Fix on 6th since besides the characters finding love, the push to save the bar is at the forefront of each book, and although Walk the Line brings everything to a close, hopefully keeping the beloved bar open, let’s just say J. Kenner definitely brings the couples of this series and the bar that brought them together to a satisfying ending with a few surprises! 4 Poison Apples
Anonymous 11 months ago
“Electricity arced through him, but he stood frozen, afraid that if he even breathed he’d lose it. But oh, how he wanted to move. Wanted to touch her. Wanted to wake her, then kiss her. Wanted to do all sorts of things he shouldn’t want to do at all. And yet he did want to. He wanted to desperately.” Brent and Elena bring the Man of the Month series to a sweet, steamy & satisfying conclusion with their single dad/ younger woman/ best friend’s daughter storyline. Like the other books in this series, it serves up some very hot action interspersed with touching personal moments. I was more moved by the finale of this series than I expected to be. Some couples were more memorable than others, some more endearing, but in the end everyone connected to this bar became family. And it’s not always the family we’re born into that matters, sometimes it’s the friends we chose who become our family that mean the most in the end.
Anonymous 11 months ago
“...how long are you going to hide behind what ifs?” It was bittersweet to crack open this read knowing it was the last of the series. However~I loved so much about this book. It has chemistry, humor, hope, fear, mystery, second chances, mature characters and fairytale endings. “...did she even know what she was offering? Because he wanted a lot. Too bad he couldn’t take what she was offering.” When it just isn’t your heart you are protecting you need to be cautious...but are you hurting others more by playing the what if game? When do you give someone a chance and stop holding others actions and faults against them? When do you give yourself permission to be happy, start over and not always plan the ending. “...he was looking right at her, and she was starting to feel a little drunk as she stared into those whiskey colored eyes.” This series has been so fun to read. Each book had me failing more in love with The Fix Family. I also loved the recap of the series that was intertwined in this book and had you remembering all the great couples we met throughout the calendar contest. My heart was truly tugged throughout this book.
Abilicious 11 months ago
All. The. Feels. I loved getting lost in Brent and Elena’s story. This book was a fantastic end to this fun series!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 11 months ago
WALK THE LINE is the twelfth and final instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult MAN OF THE MONTH erotic, romance novella series focusing on a fund raiser for the popular Austin, Texas bar known as The Fix. This is The Fix’s co-owner and single father, thirty-three year old Brent inclair, and twenty-four year old, grad student Elena Johnson’s story line. WALK THE LINE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary although I recommend reading the series in order for backstory and cohesion. SOME BACKGROUND: The Fix on Sixth, a local Austin hangout and bar, is in desperate need of renovations and a quick influx of cash so a plan is put into motion, by a group of regulars, a plan that includes a Man of the Month calendar competition, a recipe book, and a reality show aimed at rehabbing the bar. Told from dual third person perspectives (Brent and Elena) WALK THE LINE follows the building relationship between Brent Sinclair, and grad student Elena Johnson. As the daughter of his business partner, Elena was off-limits as far as Brent was concerned. The single father to five year old Faith, Brent focused all of his attention on his daughter believing he had no time for the ‘non-essential’ aspects of his life, including a relationship-been there, done that, and has the emotional scars to prove it. But when Faith’s babysitter is unable to fulfill her responsibilities, a newly-unemployed Elena Johnson is perfect for the job. What ensues is the building romance and love between Elena and Brent, and the potential fall-out as Brent begins to have second thoughts about his future, and that of the woman with whom he will fall in love. WALK THE LINE is the culmination of twelve instalments that focus on the rehabbing of The Fix on Sixth; and the struggle to stay one step ahead of an unknown enemy that is quickly escalating threats against the bar. Most of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles (if only by way of mention). Here’s hoping the author advances the series a few years wherein we catch up with all of the couples, as well as Tyree’s son Eli. The premise is fast paced and entertaining; the romance is quick to develop; the characters are colorful and passionate. My only complaint is the quick resolution to the threats against The Fix on Sixth-I was hoping for a little more interaction and detail. Julie Kenner’s MAN OF THE MONTH is a sexy, spicy and inspiring series of quick reads; novella-length tales of heart warming stories and inspiring characters.
Lisa_Loves_Literature 11 months ago
I'm not really that much of a fan of older man romances, but for the most part, this one worked for me. Like most of the others in this series that I have read so far, it was another quick and easy read. I honestly liked how this one seemed so much more realistic in the amount of time it took for them to actually get together, or should I say in the amount of time for them to kind of feel like a couple, and act like it. Even though they were still trying to keep it secret, from Elena's dad of course, who starts out right away warning them away from each other, and of course also trying to keep it secret, for the most part from Brent's daughter. However I feel like Brent definitely had the right amount of protesting that what they were doing could be wrong with the age difference, but not to a ridiculous amount. When he did get over that, the other obstacles had to do with the fact that Elena was still going to finish school and what would she do for her job after that, and then he didn't want to get his daughter's hopes up and have Elena leave like the mother of his daughter had before. I like that Elena still looked into how she could stay there and also continue on with her schooling and meet the goals that she had for herself. That was very mature, and to me very realistic. Elena's father also was exactly how I'd picture my own family members behaving about someone in the same situation. That even though they had misgivings over the age difference, etc., her father knew Brent, knew he was a good guy, and knew that Elena would be great with him and his daughter. And that's something that I loved about this one for sure. We also got a little bit of a catch up with each of our other couples, and that was great as well, since this is the last one. If you're looking for some quick, easy, romantic with a bit of sexy tales, this should be at the top of your list. While I haven't read every single one in the series, all of the ones I have read are worth it for sure. At some point I'll probably go back and read the ones I missed. Especially since Elena's father was one of them, and I missed that story thanks to other blogging obligations at the time it was out.
MaryJoMI 11 months ago
This is bitter sweet as the last Man of the Month stories. I have loved this series and getting to know each of the couples while experiencing this unique family created by the Fix on Sixth. Finally, we get to peel back Brent’s layers and dive under his tough guy exterior. From the moment Elena showed up at The Fix, Brent has been captivated by her but his fear of people always leaving and their age difference pushes him to keep her in the friend zone. Elena was surprised by her reaction to Brent and she knows he sees her age as an issue. When he needs a new babysitter for Faith, they suddenly find themselves thrown together all the time. Will they really be able to deny their feelings? Another fabulously fun and sexy romance for the crew at The Fix.
CeeCeeHouston 11 months ago
Awww, so sad this series is over. It’s been a 12 book whirlwind getting to know these characters and now they feel like part of the family, I’ll be sad to see them go. We finish out the series with a single dad trope. Brent is raising his daughter Faith alone, and Elena works as his babysitter. She’s a lot younger than Brent so he tries to hide his feelings, but the attraction goes both ways and Elena is sure of what she wants. Brent is in a hard place as Elena is Tyree’s daughter and he doesn’t want to be at odds with his friend. But, as always, love finds a way. This was a short and sweet story and it just left me with a happy smile on my face. The epilogue just tied it all together. Simply the best.
ShellyReyn 11 months ago
"Are you saying I'm a bad influence?" "The worst." "I like the sound of that." I am so glad Brent finally got his story!! He's been patiently waiting through 11 other books for his chance at happily ever after, and now he's found it!! Brent Sinclair is in charge of security at the Fix. He's in charge of his six year old daughter, Faith. He's in charge of everything in his life. The one thing he's not in control of is his feelings for Elena Anderson. There are so many reasons he should just push them down - she's too young, she's the daughter of his boss and best friend - she'll leave too. His priority is protecting Faith, and ok, maybe himself too. But, how long can he have this argument between his head and his heart? Is it time to take the risk, or continue to play it safe? Can he trust Elena with his heart - and Faith's? Elena Anderson can't breathe when he's near her. She can't stop looking at him. She can't help wanting him. But, he's got serious walls up. Ones that she's determined to break down. She may be younger than him, but she knows what she wants and she'll do whatever she has to do to show that his heart, and Faith's, are safe with her. She's got her work cut out for her, but she's up for the challenge. Well, we've arrived at the final book in the series. I'm sad to see it end, but at the same time, I'm so happy I got to spend this time with all of these characters! I'd highly recommend this whole series to anyone!!
momof3infl 11 months ago
An amazing conclusion! I've been wanting Brent's story since we met him in the first Man of the Month book. This sexy, brooding single dad needs his life shaken up a bit, no matter how much he resists. Elena, his boss's daughter, his new babysitter, fits that bill. She comes into his life at a time he most needs it, but can he forgive his ex's past sins before it ruins any future at happiness he has? I loved this final story, it was just the right amount of sexy, and you want Elena and Brent to overcome any obstacles in their way. This standalone in the Man of the Month series wraps everything up. The perfect ending for this must-read series!