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Because You Tempt Me

(Because You Are Mine #1.1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  7,977 ratings  ·  342 reviews
It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him…

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 t

ebook, Nook, 55 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Julie James
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read this last night and loved it--I've always been a big fan of Beth Kery's writing. Hero is a dark, mysterious billionaire, but I really appreciated how the heroine challenges him--heck, she even fences against him. Only two chapters in and there already was one scene that made my contacts fog. (Steamy!)

Note that this is a serialized novel, with new chapters being released every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. This part, Part I, was two chapters long.

As as side note, I find that the concept
Jul 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
I usually enjoy Beth Kery's books. I've been looking forward to something new from her. This serialized novel is a real disappointment.

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
Sep 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: zz-read-in-2012, r-mf
1.5 stars

Another book that looks suspiciously like Fifty Shades of Grey. The difference is that this story is serial, it is told through 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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012, e-book, novella
This novella was Far too short to really get to know the characters, and the story ended just as it was beginning to heat up.

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).
*Angry rant coming up*

I'd heard about this serial through Julie James on Twitter, and as soon as I checked the summary out on GR, I knew I wanted to read it.

However...I think that the fact that the author priced each part at £1.49 is ridiculous. Let's work out the maths here shall we? There are so far 8 parts available for order/pre-order on Amazon, each priced at £1.49. To read all 8 parts would mean paying £11.92 in total. Now some of you may think that you would pay that anyway for a trilogy
~ Becs ~
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 vi
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
I didnt rate this very high because it was so short and cut off the story before i would have liked. I see that there are several books in the series, and the problem i have with this is i have to pay for a lot of books that are very short. I think i could really get into the story if it wasnt so broken up. Because of this i am rethinking purchasing the other books.
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it

‘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.

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
★★★★1/2! Because You Are Mine series, book 1-8 of 8. Another whirlwind romance with a dominant & controlling, rich & sexy alpha male hero!

“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,
Laurie London
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I opened up my Kindle to read last night, I was so excited that the first installment of this sexy serialized novel was waiting for me! I'd forgotten I'd pre-ordered it.

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
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**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
Oct 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
I read the e-book out of curiosity, and now I completely regret doing that. It's just another (baaad) 50 Shades wannabe.

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
Anna's Herding Cats
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: need-review
****A heads up if you have a NOOK. You can "read-in-store" for free on this title up to an hour a day. Plenty of time to finish such a short installment****

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
This is my introduction into Beth Kery and may I say, "Hello. I like your writing style". ;)

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
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Francesca Arno meets Ian Noble during a cocktail party held in her honor, she is suddenly bound to him by a desire that is strange and exciting for her. Francesca, who is working to complete a great centerpiece for the lobby of Ian's newly designed skyscraper, is not accustomed to experiencing such a purely sexual response to any man, especially upon the point of a first encounter. But, although it seems unsettling to Francesca, it is also undeniable and irresistible. Ian, a darkly intense ...more
Really good but a shame its so short it stopped at 71% and at £1.49 i didn't really think i was getting my money worth.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Good one , perhaps a bit slow at the bigining , but it's going to pick up , i can feel it
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bdsm

Frustrating. Should be one novel. Not individual novellas. You either do it or don't. Great story just disappointed by the piece meal delivery!
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Simple, good and short.. me likey !:) A nice start for this series. I'm curious for the rest of it!
JoLee (Wickedly Delicious Book Blog)
O...M...G... I do believe this is the best 2 chapters I have ever read. I took the time to go over reviews and waited a while before I bought Because you are mine. I was not sure how I was going to like reading and buying a book by a few chapters at a time. I am so happy I took the chance and bought it. The first chapter was ok but the second chapter freakin’ blew me away.
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 tak
Sandy S
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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 order in his life, and a felt the emptiness of being alon
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Όσον αφορά το kinky κομμάτι της ιστορίας δεν μπορώ να πω... η Kery έχει βάλει τα δυνατά της, προσφέροντας έντονες σεξουαλικά σκηνές οι οποίες διατηρούν το ενδιαφέρον αυτού του επιπέδου αρκετά ψηλά.
Οι χαρακτήρες έχουν ένα κάποιο ψυχολογικό υπόβαθρο να μελετήσει κανείς αλλά και πάλι, δεν είναι αρκετό.
Το γεγονός και μόνο ότι στην αρχική του μορφή κυκλοφόρησε σε 8 νουβέλες αρλεκινίστικης μορφής, αποδεικνύει ποια είναι η αντιμετώπιση τόσο του εκδοτικού, όσο και της ίδιας της συγγραφέως απέναντι στο έ
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is very very short so this review will somewhat reflect that;) First of all, I was aware that this was part of a series when I picked it up. I have obviously read lots of series and usually each book is a story of it's own with the whole series being a larger picture into the character's lives. This book didn't really feel like a complete story and looking at the release schedule, it seems that what could have been one book was cut into smaller sections that will be released week by we ...more
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Alice Wulf
Oct 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fucking-awful
Do yourself a favor and don't lose your brain cells by reading this book.

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
Ok, so I'm not a hundred percent sure which book was released first, Fifty Shades or Because You Tempt Me. I guess I could Google it if I cared enough to really get to the bottom of this mystery, but alas, I don't. Either way, there was an un-canny resemblance to each other. Even down to the token black male character with dreads...hmm, weird.

And the fact that this book is only two chapters...hmm, double weird.

Then there is this thing that happens, this thing that both interested me and concern
Mar 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I feel that two stars is a little two generous for this one. Though I have read all eight titles in this series I am only going to review this one because I really don't think it's worth the effort rating all of them.

I will not go into describing the storyline because the entire series was a copy of Fifty Shades and to my opinion that says it all. At least some authors have the decency to specify that in the book description so that the readers at least know what to expect.
Though I have read oth
Sep 15, 2012 rated it did not like it

This story is a 50shades-esque erotica. 20something virgin girl finds herself attracted to a man for the first time and that man is a hunky young millionaire, who is sexually particular into BDSM, and continues to be affected by his childhood trauma. They start a relationship, she has her sexual awakening with him and no doubt despite starting out demanding only a sexual relationship with her he is going to fall in love with her and she will
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Hmmmmm. This was super short, which I expected. But I was kinda pissed that the story ended at 69%. The rest was excerpts/previews of the author's other books. That annoyed me. Because this is a serial, we get a cliff-hanger ending. It had a 50 Shades/Bared To You feel. Ian is the older rich man. Francesca is a young, inexperienced grad student. I don't have a feel for the characters yet. I'm not sure why Ian and Francesca are attracted to each other. He comes off as kinda robotic; no personalit ...more
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've actually read the first 3 issues of this 'serial novel'. To sum up without re-hashing the plot (you can read about that in other reader's reviews) It's a well written hot little story, it's just a shame it's written in instalments and not as a compete novel. At nearly over 35 pages, it gets you hooked and then it leaves you hanging until the next issue a week later... very annoying! My recommendation is if you want to start reading these instalments is to give it another month when ALL the ...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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