Down on Me

· Man of the Month Book 1 · Martini & Olive
40 reviews

About this ebook

I’ve never had a problem getting women on my arm or in my bed.

Except for Jenna Montgomery. 

She’s the woman I want. The woman I’ve craved my whole life. But she’s been my best friend since childhood, and that’s a line I can’t cross.


Until one wicked night changes everything. 


Now all bets are off. And I’m determined to use every seductive skill in my repertoire to prove to Jenna that best friends can be lovers, too.

Who’s Your Man of the Month?

When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.

But it’s not just the fate of the bar that’s at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner.

“With each novel featuring a favorite romance trope—beauty and the beast, billionaire bad boys, friends to lovers, second chance romance, secret baby, and more—this series hits the heart and soul of romance.” — New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

Each book is a STANDALONE romance with an HEA and an overarching story about the friends and the bar. Totally hot and utterly binge-worthy!
Down On MeHold On TightNeed You NowStart Me UpGet It OnIn Your EyesTurn Me OnShake It UpAll Night LongIn Too DeepLight My FireWalk The Line

Ratings and reviews

40 reviews
Sandy S.
April 15, 2018
DOWN ON ME is the first instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult MAN OF THE MONTH, erotic, romance novella series. This is bar manager Reece Walker, and professional make-up artist Jenna Montgomery’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Reece and Jenna) DOWN ON ME follows the friends to lovers romance between bar manager Reece Walker, and make-up artist Jenna Montgomery. Eight months earlier Texas native Jenna headed to California in the hopes of a furthering her career only to return home to Austin Texas and the welcoming comfort of friends including the man she has loved for most of her adult life. Enter Reece Walker, manager at the local bar The Fix. What ensues is the friends to lovers romance between our leading couple, and the potential fall out when Reece and Jenna don’t see eye to eye on their future-together. Jenna, Reece and Brent have been best friends for most of their life but the underlying current of palpable sexual energy between Jenna and Reece does not go unnoticed by Brent or any of the others at the local bar. Not wanting to destroy their friendship Jenna pushes any thoughts of a relationship with Reece to the side until their pull towards one another can no longer be denied. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to a large number of secondary and supporting characters including Jenna and Reece’s best friend Brent, and his five year old daughter Faith; Reese’s father Charlie, and his girlfriend Edie; bar owner Tyree Johnson and his son Elijah; Jenna’s friend Amanda Franklin; attorney Easton Wallace; fellow make-up artist and Reese’s one-night stand Megan; and Brooke Hamlin-real estate rehabber. Several other friends and family including bar tender Cameron, and podcaster Griffin Draper-a Fix regular but a man with a secret past, and a celebrity or two drop in to help. DOWN ON ME is a quick read that sets the stage for the MAN OF THE MONTH twelve-book series as friends and family endeavor to save their favorite watering hole known as The Fix. The premise is engaging and sexy; the characters are sassy and charismatic; the romance is fated and seductive
Did you find this helpful?
Mary Jo Toth
January 16, 2018
What a wonderful friends-to-lovers romance. Reece, Jenna and Brent have been best friends for years, since they were kids. Jenna has been in love with Reece for a long time but doesn’t want to damage their friendship. She leaves home and heads to California to pursue her dream career only to have the company she is working for close up shop. Out of money, she comes back home needing a place to stay and a job. She is anxious to see Reece again. Reece has struggled since Jenna left and when she returns, he jumps into a one-night stand. As the trio of friends reunite, a new crisis is presented when their favorite bar, On the Fix, is facing foreclosure. They band together to build a plan to save the bar which brings them closer together. Now the push and pull between Jenna and Reece is fabulous as they both love each other but neither knows it while all the friends do. What a joy to follow their journey to see if they would get honest and admit how they feel for each other. At the same time, this is a perfect setup for the “Man of the Month” series as a contest is started to generate revenue to save the bar. January is definitely one hot month.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Jackie Wright
January 17, 2018
4.5 Stars What a great start to J.Kenner’s new series, Down on Me is Book one in her new Man of the Month Series and if this book is anything to go by I can’t wait to meet the rest of the men. The books are going to be coming out every two weeks starting next week and every book will be about a different man . Down on Me is Reece and Jenna’s story and it’s a story that will draw you in, friends since children but distance was put between them when Jenna moved away. Jenna has now moved back but will the friendship survive when the chemistry is off the charts or will they give into the feelings they have had for each for many years. Will they take the risk on losing each other as best friends by crossing the line and taking their relationship to a new level or will they stay in the friend zone and risk their hearts. If you are looking for a book that will keep you turning the pages, is quick to read without taking anything away from the storyline this is a must read. Can’t wait to meet the rest of the men in the Man of the Month Series.
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers WeeklyWall 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.

Visit her website at to learn more and to connect with JK through social media!

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.