Review: Wanted by J. Kenner

(Most Wanted #1)
by J. Kenner
Publisher: Bantam
Publication date: Jan. 7, 2014
Genre: Romance

He is everything I crave, all I desperately want—and he is everything I can’t have.

Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets.

My family warned me to stay away, that I could never handle Evan’s dark dealings or scarred past. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. But our desire is undeniable, and some temptations you just can’t fight.

And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same.


Angie has been in love with Evan since the moment she met him at her Uncles house. Her uncle had taken him and his two friends under his wing, and in doing so, Angie got to see a lot of Evan over the years. He’s always acted indifferent towards her, but she’s always held a crush for him. However, when her uncle passes away, she comes to realize her crush for Evan is so much more and maybe he feels the same. The only problem is, he’s hiding a lot of secrets and is trying to keep her at arms length. It isn’t until she decides to jump down the rabbit hole of Evan’s life that she realizes that there’s a lot more to the man that she thought she knew.

One thing that I liked about this was that there is a lot of skeletons in the closet. You know that there is something going on with Evan and his friends. They seem very secretive, and between Angie’s uncle warning her away from them and Evan telling Angie she should not get attached to him, you just know whatever is going on, it’s a doozy. Not to mention that Angie keeps saying that she is the reason her sister was killed. Therefor she finds a rush in stealing things when she feels like things are getting out of control. These two just had a lot of baggage and stuff going on, and as the story progresses, things unfold and it was a lot more than I could have predicted.

The romance was pretty nice, however, I felt like the author tried too hard in the shocking bedroom scenes. It didn’t feel authentic to me for some reason and I found myself just skimming over it all to get back to the story. And let me tell you, there were a LOT of lengthy sex scenes, like pages of the same sex scene. Honestly, I could have totally done without all the over the top stuff and would have probably enjoyed the story much more.

What I really enjoyed about Wanted was all the mystery. Why is Evan so secretive. What is he hiding? What does the FBI have on him? Will Angie’s association with him ruin her father’s run for vice president? Not to mention the Ocean’s Eleven moment was pretty cool. I would have liked more of that. While I didn’t really enjoy what apparently was supposed to be the highlight and meat of the book, the sex, I did enjoy the story as a whole.




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