Because I Am Yours (Because You Are Mine, #1.8)
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Because I Am Yours (Because You Are Mine #1.8)

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Secrets are exposed, love is challenged, and the future is compromised, when Francesca and Ian face an inevitable decision that will change their lives forever as national bestselling author Beth Kery’s Because You Are Mine comes to a spellbinding conclusion…

From the moment Ian and Francesca first met, the attraction was mutual—a purely, exquisitely physical charge that ig...more
ebook, Nook, 53 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Berkley InterMix
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Melanie♥
I rated and commented on the first two installments, but here are my final thoughts on this "book".

I don't believe you can fairly rate a book by the chapter, so I have modified my ratings on each part to reflect my feelings about the book as a whole now that I have read all 8 parts.

If this book had not been the selection of my book club, I would never have purchased more than the first part.

As mentioned in my previous reviews, the serialized release of a book two chapters at a time is totally of...more
Bookie | The BookChick
I have forced myself to read each installment of this outrageously priced serial. My ratings went down with each successive installment. This was perhaps the most stolid installment in the series.

Francesca goes to London to find out about Ian's alive...but superbly schizophrenic mother... surprising and angering him with her presence. After willingly submitting to him, she allows him to punish her and then brutishly eff her as an additional punishment. Please note that at this point, my Google...more
Kirsty
This series was the biggest waste of time and money I have ever come across. For the first few weeks I was enjoying this story and was looking forward to Tuesday's to read the latest installment. But by the time I reached the fourth of fifth week I found myself losing interesting and constantly forgetting what I had already written.
I also read from Beth Kery that the last few installments were going to be considerably longer so I began to look forward to them again but that wasn't the case. For...more
Kate F
Weak, predictable ending. This "series" should've been a $3.99 book...
J.E.
I really hated the ending. Each book contains 2 chapters. So by the time you buy 16 chapters you've spent $16 for really a half a book. Yep I've been punked for sure! Whoever thought up this marketing scheme needs to be seriously fired. It gets in the way of being able to appreciate the story, frankly, which overall wasn't so bad, though I thought the ending was awful. The bad outweighs the good. I feel I got sucked out of paying $1 a chapter so the story must have been halfway decent because I...more
Leticia
How to start this? I am confused, very confused, to the point that I just went through my whole iBook collection to make sure I was not missing one of the books, out of the 8 and yes, I had them all, most shocking I read them all.

Some time ago a book called Wicked Burn came to my hands and I loved it! I love Beth Kery's style and how passionate the story was, I don't have to tell you how excited I was to see the "Because You Are Mine" Series coming out, to the point that I pre-ordered the 8 book...more
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`


I'll give 4 Stars! for this whole book :))

All 8 short stories from this series are actually one book cut in 8 pieces, so it to be released in different dates to drive fans crazy. At least that is what I think.

Hopefully authors wont do that again in the future. Cause it's frustrating, really.

Do you know the feeling when you can't read the book you're into because you have go to work or other matters to attend too? Basically don't have time for it? And through that time, while you can't read, yo...more
Mari (Smut Duchess)
WTW???? 8 weeks, 16 bucks lighter and that's it???? Couldn't there have been a firmer ending? Maybe throw us a bone with a one chapter epilogue. Anything to help us feel that our time and money meant something. If I find out that this series continues I can guarantee I won't be bothering with it. Others have told me what a great author Beth Kery is, and that might be true but I can't bring myself to give her another dollar.

Publishers and authors are you taking note that many people dislike the...more
Danielle
This series frustrated me. I guess I have gotten spoiled with really good erotic contemporaries lately, but I expected well-rounded characters, a plot that makes sense, and tension that has a climatic moment. The most climactic moment in the book happens in the MANY many sex scenes. So many that I skipped they the last 3 or 4.
Francesca is so weak. And indecisive. And pretty much the child that Ian accuses her of being thought the book. Instead of taking a stand when she is being treated like tr...more
Monica
Well written but a very predictable plot. I found Francesca to be a totally unbelievable character, and very annoying. Besides the gorgeous 20 something virgin scenario (yeah right). I mean what woman only ever wears jeans and has only one Boho dress in her wardrobe, and when Ian a multi-millionaire wants to buy her some new clothes so that she can feel comfortable attending fancy dinners etc. she goes ballistic!!??? Though she does let him buy her a leather bikers jacket (hello, hypocrite much!...more
Kimberly


Just finished the 8th installment of this series... First of all this review is on the whole series not the 2 chapters per books BS... This series had a lot of potential but toward the 5 & 6 books I just got tired of Ian walking all over Francesca, the poor virgin who gets corrupted by the Dom. This series was truly a knockoff of 50 shades, a really bad one at that!! This series actually came across as a poorly written Fanfic.
Jen
Sep 18, 2012 Jen rated it 5 of 5 stars
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If you have been following my mini-reviews you know that each week I grump a little when the latest installment ends. This week I think I will grump because my weekly visits with Ian and Francesca have finally come to an end with the conclusion of the serial books, Because You Are Mine Part VIII: Because I Am Yours.

Even at the end of the previous novella, Because I Need To, I wasn’t sure how Ian and Francesca were going to co...more
Anna P
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Molly
ended to abruptly :(
Annie
4 STARS

I really don't know how to explain why, but I really didn't "feel" these last two chapters. They felt rushed, and the super-uber-huge revelation didn't really hit me that much. It felt sort of anticlimatic. I was expecting a deep, dark, awful secret, and though Ian's situation isn't an easy one, it's rather serious and vulnerable, I didn't... feel it. I can't explain it any better than that.

We ended the previous chapter with Francesca finding out that Ian is in London. She decides to go...more
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This review will be my final review both for Because You Are Mine Part VIII: Because I Am Yours, and the entire series combined. The book ended OK, though I wish there were more, it felt rushed and was over way too quickly. I was given the entire series for review by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for honest reviews.

In this installment we have another step back before moving forward. Francesca takes off on a whim and follow...more
Mukadis
Alright, I'm writing this as a review for all 8 of these "books". I didn't see the point of writing a review for all of them individually.

I am going to go on a rant right now and just vent a little I am sorry if you don't agree but its just my opinion. :)

First off the reason my ratings is so low is because I don't believe there was anything good in it for me to say its worth reading. It was in my opinion one of the worst things I have read in a while.

The story was written like a bad fan-fictio...more
Rita
Well I must say this was a very interesting series. I was thoroughly pissed off the whole time. Around the last book, I had some inkling of like for IAN. Still an ass. But the series was good overall. Definitely recommend, if your into BDSM. This was my first bought with BDSM. I don't understand the control issue, it reminds of nonconsensual sex. But putting that aside, I enjoyed the series. I haven't read 50 Shades, I am hoping that they are nothing alike. Hopefully I will get to that one this...more
Jennifer★Pher★
I will give 3.5 to the entire series. It had potential regardless of the silly chapter installments. I am glad that I had all 8 books when I got to read it and aside from having to go to bed last night read them all but the last in a row. I hated the ending. I mean, for the cost of each book there just should have been more then that at the end. That was not an ending. That was the beginning conversation to an ending or at least an Epilogue which there was not. I am glad I read it, I am even mor...more
Danielle
I read this book this morning and I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed with the ending and also the fact that it ended at 66% on my kindle! Then carried on with an excerpt from another book ... not a happy bunny considering this happened in one of the other books. Although the price was low I feel I have been ripped off ....
Lindsey  {Lindsey's Bookshelf}
Wished there was more too this and the characters

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Cheryl
Wasn't enough of a conclusion for me. Felt like the author was suddenly tired of the story and let it abruptly end. Needed a few more chapters to really conclude the story for me.
Heather
I enjoyed the story overall but the ending was too rushed.
Lori


A little disappointed in the end.
Judi
I am not a fan of the serialized story. That being said, yes I did enjoy the 1st instalment of this series and I did get sucked in and felt compelled to continue the journey of Ian and Francesca’s story.

Beth Kery is an excellent storyteller and when you’re only providing 2 chapters at a time it’s easy to leave the story at a crucial point guaranteed to tease and leave the reader wanting more. I’m also extremely glad I waited to attempt this series once all the instalments were published.

I nev...more
Tanis Sweetnam
Jun 18, 2013 Tanis Sweetnam rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Goofy Love Enthusiasts of Books...
Recommended to Tanis by: Kobo
Okay, first, I did not realize that after purchasing 8 books, thinking I was getting an awesome deal of $1.99 per book that I was only receiving 2 chapters per issue. Do the math, kind of expensive when it's equivalent to the length of a regular novel. I'll be more careful next time.

Of course you must continue reading on as you want to find out the end. I have to say this is the third suggested reading I've had from Kobo that suggests if I liked "Shades of Grey" I would love this read. Okay what...more
Shelly LeCompt
First I will comment on this week's part. Not my favorite part in the series. I just felt like Francesca again found herself over looking all of Ian's faults to placate herself. I don't know how these two would ever really make it as neither really face the issues at hand. The only reason it would work is because they both seem to be willing to live superficially vs. dealing with their issues head on. No real solutions seemed to be obtained just a brush over quick fix to obtain a resolution &...more
Robyn
I really really enjoyed this book, but thought it was obscenely high price for an ebook and wish it hadn't been broken into 8 parts as I would have rather liked to read it straight through without having to scan through all the copyright/introductory pages every 2 chapters. That was VERY annoying.

Francesca is an art student living with 3 male roommates. She wins a contest through Noble Enterprises to paint a huge painting for the entrance to the Noble building in Chicago. At her congratulatory...more
Sonya
This 4 star rating applies to the culmination of these books. A intensely erotic and unexpected emotional adventure with notes of Fifty Shades of Gray. I dare not compare for these novellas deserve to stand on their own.

Ian Noble, handsome and allusive British businessman clashes with graduate art student and talented painter Francesca Arno in some many ways. His aloofness and mystery is a potent allure that draws Francesca into his grasp, beyond their initial meeting. Once they interacted, ther...more
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Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.
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