Because You Tempt Me (Because You Are Mine #1)
Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to...more
$1.99 for 2 very short chapters. Ridiculous, and the only story was very vague and nothing. (but awfully familiar). The one very brief and weak sex scene was (view spoiler)[Ian getting himself off alone with a custom built vibrator out of his toy closet. Seriously. (hide spoiler)]
At 1.99 a pop for each 'novelette' and 7 more to go in the serial; tha...more
The new trend to release in small increments is annoying, frustrating and is a quick way to lose my book buying dollars.
I want to become involved in a story. I want to stay up late to finish a story because I am invested in the characters and their situation. I don't want to read two chapters, wait a week and read two more. A week later, I have moved on to some...more
I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.
Francesca Arno is a bohemian, starving artist who is the recipient of a philanthropic prize given by Ian Noble, head honcho of Noble Enterprises and self-made billionaire. She's at a cocktail evening to receive and celebrate her award and to display some paintings when they first meet. He's self-possessed, calm, icy and she is inappropriately dressed and a little flustered.
He is taken with her and commissions her to paint the vie...more
**ARC of Because You Are Mine 1, Because You Tempt Me was provided by the publisher. This serial novel has been called the next Fifty Shades. I can see why. Rich, dominant billionaire tycoon meets young innocent college girl. But this is told in a different way. Each “book” is essentially 2 chapters of an 8 part serial novel to be released weekly through October 2012. It’s more like...more
I won't compare it to the popular choices, "Fifty Shades" or "Bared to You" because the serialization concept alone makes it stand apart. But there seems to apparent themes like engaging, faceted characters *cough* Ian Noble *cough*, a unworldly ingenue type heroine, a worldly yet enigmatic hero, alludes to scorching, sweat romping sex, domination and possible kinkiness. But I don't know as of of yet beca...more
At this point, i doubt i will continue on with the series (a new novella will be released each Tuesday for 8 weeks at a $1.99 a pop).
‘Because You Tempt Me’
Because You Tempt Me is the first part in this eight part erotic serial by Beth Kery. I really have enjoyed her books in the past, and I am excited for this continuing story. I’ve never really read a serial before, where I have to wait each week for the next part to be told. I believe this first part has two or three chapters in it. It is a quick read, easily read in one sitting. Every Tuesday from today, through the next seven weeks, another part will be released.
Needless-to-say I ventured into it with wary hesitation. I was at first relieved that each book was a sort of short story that continues into the next. This was good when I discovered this because I realized that if I didn't like it, I wouldn't feel like I had wasted to much of my time.
Well… I worked through the first one and before I realized it, it was finishe...more
Although, props to the author for making this book a serial, because I would have dropped it LONG ago, but for my inability to not finish a book, I kept tuning in for the ending, and that ending was shit.
Francesca is a weak, pathetic character who has no personality, and Ian is your stereotypical Rich Bachelor (and speaking of, why are all heroes in contemporary romance rich? Because apparently all women are interested in i...more
“Because You Are Mine” (Ian’s & Francesca’s story) is an 8-part series, released in the fall of 2012. Combined they make a 368-page read. Please note that the Omnibus will be released in March 2013.
And there will be a sequel to this series, “When I'm With You” (Lucien’s & Elise’s story) to be released in 8 weekly installments starting March 3,...more
BECAUSE YOU TEMPT ME is the first novella in Beth Kery’s 8 part novella “Because You Are Mine” series. Each week beginning July 31, the publisher will release a subsequent novella in the series culminating on September 18 with Because I Am Yours.
Ian Noble is a billionaire Internet mogul. Making his first billion before the age of thirty Ian thought he knew what he wanted. Descended from royalty, he dined with the rich and famous, required ord...more
Bring on part 2!!!!!
Francesca puedo decir que es más auténtica y que vive esta experiencia como una sumisa natural, disfrutando sin ningún problema la experiencia que le brinda su vínculo con Ian.
Mucho más poderosa y mejor plantada, no deja de ser una mujer sensible e inocente que enternece y resulta adorable. El milagro es que no llegó a exasperarme como suelen hacer las protagonistas de este género. Francesca es como una muñequita de trapo en el plano sexual, que se dej...more
I'll just start this review by saying that I am really NOT a fan of this type of book "organization". I'm lucky I have all the eight parts in a folder and I'm reading them all at once, or I'd be seriously pissed off by the cliffhangers. I'd take a 500-page full novel instead of these tiny installments any day. So, the reason why I really can't give this book the rating it would deserve in other circumstances is because this first book barely gives you a taste of the actual story.
This is my first read with a sexy Fencing hero. I am curious about Ian the hero, what made him so lonely and have never take...more
For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that c...more
This is by far the most stupid series anyone has ever come up with. I hate to say really bad things about a book, but it's like Twilight and the multitude of vampire novels that followed. Now there are perfectly respectable authors who have decided to throw away creativity, imagination and originality by latching on to a trend which will be more profitable in the end. Money ov...more
I don't think I would have read on after book one if I hadn't have had the whole series in one hit. It's abrupt ending and lack of unique intrigue just didn't capture me. But I had the rest and it was an e...more
Another book that looks suspiciously like Fifty Shades of Grey. The difference is that this story is serial, it is told trough 8 short parts. In fact, this part only has 30 pages, when you discard excerpts from other books.
Anyway, we have Ian Noble, a handsome playboy billionaire who is also a Dom. Hmmm, a billionaire who is heavily into BDSM, that doesn't sound familiar at all, right?
And then there's Francesca Arno, a gifted painter. She's also shy, socially awkward and innocent. Déjà...more
I'm not even sure how to rate this one. Writing/characters/set up? 4-5 stars. Kery's a great writer and so far her characters are interesting and solid. I like the set up of Francesca, who is an artist, being more or less commissioned for a piece by Ian. Francesca seems like a capable heroine so far and Ian has me interested in him and why he...more
Unlike a few other popular erotic novels I've read lately, I could really relate to the two main characters right from the start. Ian is intense and magnetic without crossing the border into Creep Town. Francesca thinks of herself as slightly clueless, but she's not naive and doesn't come across that way to others. I can't...more
Because You Tempt Me was a great introduction to Beth Kery’s new novella series, Because You Are Mine. This short little read was like a preview to a movie you’ve been dying to see. Pegged as the next Fifty Shades of Grey / Bared to You, Because of You tells the tale of a young female student who embarks on an intense and passionate love affair with a young and dominating billionaire.
As the first installment of this series, Because You Temp Me was a...more
This has to be a mini review because it was only two chapters but here it goes. When I first heard about this series I knew I had to read it. # 1 The heroine's name is Francesca, so hellloooooooo MUST READ! # 2 I loved the concept how the whole story would actually be released every Monday in tidbits.
So 7/31 comes around I waited until about 1am and got the first book. Of course I finished it before going to bed. And here's what I thought.
I think the aut...more
I’m not a fan of it being serialized (in instalments - all 8 parts total to 368...more
If you liked Fifty Shades, y...more