Because You Tempt Me
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...more
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 ...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
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 ...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).
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 ...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 vi ...more
‘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.
“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
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
**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
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'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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more