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By His Desire

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Keith Logan has something that Sarah Harper wants, and he’s going to use it to get what he wants.

Her.

All his life, Keith’s money and good looks were enough to charm anyone—except for shy, beautiful Sarah. Back in high school she was the one girl he couldn’t have, and the one girl who haunted his dreams. When he sees her again for the first time in ten years, he knows he’ll
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Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published May 12th 2012
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Talltree
Jun 16, 2016 Talltree marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
! By His Desire – a quick sexy read about two people with secret crushes in high school who have one week to act out his sexual fantasy

Story is alternating between Keith’s and Sarah’s POV.

Hero: Keith Logan/28 years old/Billionaire/business mogul/black hair/blue eyes
Heroine: Sarah Harper/28 years old/writer/dark brown hair/green eyes


Unbeknownst to each other they both had secret crushes in high school. Sarah was too shy to react. Keith was at the time both perplexed and annoyed that he wasn’t abl
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Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

This week they had together was an opportunity. A chance for both of them to step outside the cages they'd made for themselves - cages of loneliness.


A hot and kinky book about two old HS friends who were too shy to admit to their mutual attraction.

Both are grown up now... Keith is a successful businessman. Sarah is a shy writer whose father just passed. Father who painted a picture of Sarah that Keith acquired. Sarah wants the painting and Keith is willing to give it to her if she will spent a
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(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
By His Desire is a short erotic romance about a shy young woman with social anxiety and a billionaire who has crushed on her since high school. When he buys a painting her father painted of her that she wants, he offers her a deal. Spend a week with him, basically being his love slave, and he'll give her the painting.

While the story was definitely hot, I found my disbelief tested through out. I am not a fan of sexual blackmail nor of men or woman who imply the use of a safe word is wrong. And t
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Djag
Jun 26, 2012 Djag rated it really liked it
The reviews I read about this book are a little misleading. They focus on the improbability of the arrangement and ignore the fact that although the heroine is painfully shy she is completely in control at all times. I will agree that the arrangement is a little creepy but the arrangement is an illusion. It is a mask both the characters hide behind. The heroine is at no point in the story a victim and she agrees to the arrangement not because of financial need or desperation but because of a fie ...more
Anne OK
Jun 05, 2012 Anne OK rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-reads
Another of those try it - you might like it situations. Well, I didn't like it and it just wasn't my cuppa. The beginning started out fairly decent and I thought there was going to be storyline worth reading. But that did not follow through. An ending that leaves readers simply hanging.
Dabney
Jun 24, 2012 Dabney rated it really liked it
Dear Ms. Grey,

I don’t have a clue who you are. Your book By His Desire is currently the third best-selling erotica and the twenty-eighth best selling contemporary on Amazon’s eBook list; it appears to be the first book you’ve published. By His Desire, currently going for 99¢, is actually a novella, and is worth every penny. In fact, I’d say it’s a steal. It’s my favorite erotica I've read this year. Your book is a winning combination of sex, sweetness, and bite. By His Desire is a lovely, decept
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The BookChick
My Rating:

Book Description:
Keith Logan has something that Sarah Harper wants, and he’s going to use it to get what he wants.

Her.

All his life, Keith’s money and good looks were enough to charm anyone—except for shy, beautiful Sarah. Back in high school she was the one girl he couldn’t have, and the one girl who haunted his dreams. When he sees her again for the first time in ten years, he knows he’ll do anything to make her his—even if it’s just for one week.

There’s only one flaw in his plan. W
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 B.E.Love
Aug 13, 2012 B.E.Love rated it it was amazing
This is a great short story about Sarah who when in high school was to shy to tell Keith she liked him. And Keith who always wanted Sarah but never thought she wanted him. Ten years after high school they have a chance encounter at an art gallery where Keith is displaying a painting he bought that Sarah's dad painted of her when she was in high school. Keith convinces Sarah to go to dinner where he asks why she sold the painting. Sarah explains that her step-mother did and that she never wanted ...more
Red Phoenix
Jun 27, 2012 Red Phoenix rated it really liked it
It could have been a five, but it ended too fast. I don't need it to be a full-length novel, but I wanted my whole week of naughty pleasures & didn't get it - I feel a little gypped. I was also hoping for more from Keith. Cuffs and blindfolds seemed a little tame. However, I did enjoy the story and liked the set up.
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
I was going through my kindle and found this. I couldn't remember what it was about and reading the blurb realized I had already read this. I remember it was a hot little short read. I find it hard to grade short stories, but for something quick and in between long reads this was a hot little story with a HEA.
Katinki
Jul 26, 2012 Katinki rated it did not like it
Was this a fanfic? TBH, it read like one. Although I laughed HARD at the Edward Cullen reference in the beginning. I guess these straight erotica books just aren't for me. This one was just PWP.

And she gave him a puppy.

LMFAO and blech.

Go away kitties and rainbows and silly fur-lined cuffs.

Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
Jun 17, 2012 Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog' rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
If you liked Fifty Shades, then this short story is definately one to go for. It's sexy and a good form of escapism for a couple of hours!
DawnMarie Carpintero
Mar 05, 2014 DawnMarie Carpintero rated it really liked it
I really wanted to enjoy this book..I kept trying too. Keith and Sarah's story has been done over and over again by many different authors though this author did put a spin on it I just couldn't get into the story. I did however read the entire book and at the end I thought it was a bit better and that the ending should have been maybe in the middle of the book or even at the beginning of it. I think if your looking for a good read but not a fantastic read than pick up this book.
This is no way
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Amelia
Jul 02, 2012 Amelia rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
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Kristina S
Feb 28, 2014 Kristina S rated it it was ok
I love romance novels but this was definitely more erotic. The story is interesting, and I liked that she did both POVs. However, I think the book could of used a lot more time to flesh out the characters and the story. The ending seemed a little sudden for me after they spent only a few days with each other and all of a sudden they are in love? Plus, nearly every time the had sex they never looked at each other. I don't mind some good old fashioned rough sex, but you have to have an emotional c ...more
Christine
I loved the beginning of this book. LOVED IT. Then at about 45%, I felt like I was reading a different book with two different characters. He wanted her since high school and then 10 years later he gets his chance. Makes a proposition to have her live with him for a week. She accepts, but then he gets annoyed when she calls him???

It was a short and steamy read, just the last half of the book lacked some for me. I did no buy the ending.
Vi
Jun 29, 2012 Vi rated it it was ok
All I learned from this book is that if you give a man a puppy at the start of a relationship, he will automatically open up to you emotionally.
J.S. Scott
Jun 16, 2012 J.S. Scott rated it it was amazing
This is a story that grabbed me from the beginning and kept me reading until the end. It has a perfect blend of erotica and romance!
Angela Wade
Jun 08, 2012 Angela Wade rated it it was amazing
The story had everything: darker hero, shy, but brave heroine, light BDSM, beautiful love story. -sigh- I hope this author writes many, many more books!
Zoe
Jun 06, 2012 Zoe rated it it was amazing
This story is very "fifty shades " in style. A very sweet romance with a powerful punch of erotica. Really very good and I would 100% reccomend to anyone into romance with a twist.
Jackie
Sep 11, 2016 Jackie rated it did not like it
On your mark, get set...ah just kidding.

I'm very selective of the books I add to my library. For one reason or another this book was there. I had to go to Goodreads to familiarize myself with this book again, and it seemed good. However just as it was getting started it ended. It could have had so much potential, but maybe the author didn't feel it anymore or moved on to something else. I finished it in 1.5 hours. Boo.
Joanne Jones
I loved loved LOVED this book

Right to start this off I would like to say that is was the first time I read anything from Katy Grey and I was not disappointed at all...

This follows two people Keith Logan and Sarah Harper old time school friends well not really friends because Sarah was always to say to speak or even look at him but that didn't stop Keith from talking to her and making her turn into a tomato (blushing) anyhoo he has something she desperately wants and she has something he's always
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Kay Clodfelter
Jul 18, 2015 Kay Clodfelter rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-romance
This is a steamy read I have to admit, but not over the top. Keith look at a picture hanging in the gallery, think about the woman in that picture high school crush, the one he wanted but never got. In comes Sarah, that girl, ne thinks second chance, right! He gets her to go to café to talk, with Sarah she try to say no, but Keith is not one to take no, his willed and wealthy attitude is he gets what he wants at what ever the cost. now its Sarah. He make a deal to give him a week, the nights are ...more
Emily
Keith Logan can't stop himself from staring at a portrait of his high school crush, Sarah. No matter how hard he tried to reach out to her in high school, Sarah never let him get close and it still rubbed him the wrong way, after all he could have had anyone he wanted back then.

A chance moment has Sarah back in Keith's path and he has something she wants, the painting. Keith offers a trade of sorts, one week with him and he will give her the painting. Keith plans to keep their activities togeth
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Amanda
Apr 16, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
This was a great short story and I think it could be fleshed out and turned into an amazing full length novel if the author wanted to do so. Keith and Sarah both harbored have secret crushes on each other since high school but neither one knew the other felt anything. So when they told each other they were both shocked speechless by the fact.
Sarah from the beginning saw the loneliness in Keith and wanted to rid him of it...she wanted him at whatever cost...even to agree to Keith's arrangement. K
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Summer
Jun 03, 2012 Summer rated it liked it
I just didn't get this book and the writing style. The blurb of the story is interesting enough :

Keith Logan has something that Sarah Harper wants, and he’s going to use it to get what he wants.

Her.

All his life, Keith’s money and good looks were enough to charm anyone—except for shy, beautiful Sarah. Back in high school she was the one girl he couldn’t have, and the one girl who haunted his dreams. When he sees her again for the first time in ten years, he knows he’ll do anything to make her his
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Wendy Wright
Feb 20, 2014 Wendy Wright rated it really liked it
The reviews I read about this book are a little misleading. They focus on the improbability of the arrangement and ignore the fact that although the heroine is painfully shy she is completely in control at all times. I will agree that the arrangement is a little creepy but the arrangement is an illusion. It is a mask both the characters hide behind. The heroine is at no point in the story a victim and she agrees to the arrangement not because of financial need or desperation but because of a fie ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 29, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Keith that boy is all bada**, "a wicked gleam came into his eyes. "I want you in my bed and at my mercy. And I want to ruin you for your vibrator." You know Sarah she secretly has some lady balls and I was proud of her in some parts, "I don't know if we need to or not. I just know that I want to. If you don't, of course that's okay. But if that's the case then I'll be heading home today." I mean Keith can sometimes be an a**, "fine. You'll get your instructions at dinner." He ended the call, and ...more
Debbie
Mar 18, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it
This was a quick read about reconnecting with that one person that you always hoped in your heart was the one.

Both Keith and Sarah had crushes on each other in high school and neither knew. Sarah was terribly shy so every time Keith spoke to her, she blushed and turned away. He assumed she didn't like him. Sarah never had the nerve to talk to Keith when he tried and instead assumed he was being nice. She watched him from afar always wishes he was hers.

Now years later, they meet again in a museu
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