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(Glimmer and Glow #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,108 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire…
After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schoo
Paperback, 371 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Berkley
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Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Glimmering Stars

If you haven’t read any books by Beth Kery, YOU.NEED.TO.READ.THIS.ONE.

Glimmer is a bam, in-your-face, sexy read. I was captivated, I was seduced and I couldn’t put it down. It was a delightful and happy surprise.

Dylan Durand is CEO of Durand Inc. The company recruits potential managers by having the new hires go through a training process at their camp. The camp is focuses towards under privileged kids, by providing a positive outlet. The new hires are in charge a set of kids
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Glimmer by Beth Kery was a scorchingly hot and sexy read!!! I am completely spell-binded and bewitched with this deliciously intriguing erotically charged romance filled with twist and turns.

Glimmer is defined as a faint sign of a feeling or quality, especially a desirable one. In this erotically charged romance, Ms. Kery was able to enchant her readers on a story that was packed with so much emotions, vulnerabilities, and raw sexuality.
Fantastic read! GLIMMER by Beth Kery is a story that will have your mind constantly wandering with so many possibilities. With such an intriguing and sexy plot, full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing, this page turner is impossible to put down.

This being my first read from author Beth Kery, I didn't know what to expect. In doing some research, I was thinking it would be something along the lines of Sylvia Day's work, but I was pleasantly surprised. This was something different, som
Glimmer had that 50 Shades vibe from the beginning but thankfully the writing was so much better and the Dylan Fall is way sexier than that other guy.

Glimmer follows Alice Reed, a recent MBA graduate who has applied for a position at Durand Inc's Camp Durand, a training ground for future executives of the company. Yes, a summer camp for underprivileged kids is a training ground for business executive. I loved that idea. Alice is recruited by Dylan Fall, the 34 year old handsome and very wealthy
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Beth Kery always gives an excellent book full of mystery, excitement and loving, sensual, erotic encounters. I've read so many of Beth Kery's books and have loved them all. She is a favorite author! Glimmer is book one in the Glimmer and Glow series. I adored so many scenes in Glimmer. I'm so happy this story was extended to two books and can't wait to read the sequel, and finale, Glow. (At the time of this review, Glow is on sale on Kindle!)

Because of the mystery and the way Glimmer unfolds, I
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
First, I'd like to preface this review by saying that I LOVE Beth Kery's work. That's why it hurts to say that I pretty much HATED, I mean almost DNF this book! I am very generous with my 2 1/2 stars. This book is an attempt to combine a mystery with erotica, the story of Dylan and Alice with a lot of blah, blah, blah. The sad truth is that it could have been such a good book without all of the filler. I judge a book partly by the difficulty in putting it down, avoiding pulling the all nighter. ...more
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Glimmer, Beacon or Boatload of Fireworks?" Stars!

Wow, Glimmer is a scorcher in the heat department, which I was expecting based on the blurb, but what totally caught me off guard, and perhaps I loved the most, was the unexpected intensity of the suspense of this well developed read. Reminding me of a cross between E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Karen Robards' Dr. Charlotte Stone Series, Glimmer has a little bit of something for nearly every type of romance reader. Glimmer, however, d
Federica °Kah rahna fauna°
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely different from her other books but just as good.I love her writing style,her characters were pretty interesting and the mystery was pretty good and it wasn't easy to guess,at least I didn't.Damn the author knows how to write a hot scene,the book is pretty steamy and I loved it.
Shh I'm reading!
Oct 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm upset on so many levels (cue rant in my angry voice):
1. Alice was this pain in the ass who takes a long time to warm up too.
2. Nothing really happens for the entire book (plot anyone?)
3. The one plot device could be seen from a mile away.
4. It's 384 pages.
5. And none of those 384 pages do more than establish Alice and Dylan like to screw like bunnies.

How is it possible that you can draw a $10 book out that many pages and end on a cliffhanger?! This is not a serial with 80-120 pages. It's a f
The story was pretty interesting enough, but God, did I struggle to warm up to Alice. Her stubbornness was grating from the start.

I am pretty intrigued to know what it up between Thad ans Brooke. I like that the plot has some mystery to it that really kept me interested to read further.

Alice and Dylan do have an intense chemistry, but that I already expect from BK's main antagonists. No surprises there.
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Beth Kery that I’ve read and I’m extremely impressed!

Alice Reed is from the wrong side of the tracks. Growing up with a meth head mother and an absent father no one expected her to break free from the trailer park and graduate with an MBA.

When she gets recruited for an amazing management experience at Camp Durand, she’s extremely surprised, those positions are usually held by Ivy League scholars. She’s even more surprised when no one other than the CEO, Dylan Fall, ta
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sort of predictable, but all the hot scenes made up for it.

I'm hooked enough to read book 2.
Romazing Reader
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's official ... I'm addicted to Beth Kery's books!
What an amazing read! Mysterious, edgy, emotional and so erotic! Loved loved loved it! It's beautifully enthralling and full of unpredictable plot twists right up to the very end! All the sexy BDSM scenes are so wonderfully done with caring and control, but with tenderness and warmth. Alice and Dylan are fantastic characters! Both are so much more than they seem at first sight and have so much more in common than even they realize ... Alice fin
Up until a few days ago I was a Beth Kery virgin... Shocking, I know! But now I can honestly say that I'll be going back and reading as many books of hers that I can possibly read. Seriously, this woman can write!

Glimmer had me captivated from the very first page and I couldn't put it down. Now I'm patiently waiting dying to get my hands on the sequel, Glow, which will be releasing in December.

The story starts out with Alice, our heroine, preparing for an interview for a position as a camp couns
Jun 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
*First off I want to say thank you to the people at bookbridgr for the copy of this in exchange for a honest review*

Omg where to even start with this book, I seriously hate to not finish a book or bash a book in anyway but this book left me totally annoyed and I had to give up 186 pages in. Soooo annoying....

First off I did not like the characters Alice and Dylan not one bit, Alice I felt had nothing what so ever to her other than a bit of a attitude.And Dylan I didn't feel anything really towa
May 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

As a weird mystery/erotic romance mash-up, Glimmer is a bit of a failure—it's extremely predictable, both in its mystery and erotic scenes. However, Glimmer works well as a drinking game: have a drink every time the author creatively mentions that the hero's loveclub is acting very loveclubby. You'll be drunk in no time! I was. Though I will give the hero credit for going downtown with extreme enthusiasm. Warms the, um, heart. Or something.
Sandy S
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 5, 2015

After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not insignificant colleges like Alice’s.

Alice enthusiastically accepts, but she still wonders why Dylan would choose a girl from the wrong side of the tracks for the prestigious progr
Dark Faerie Tales
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fifty Shades of Grey with a surprising twist.

Opening Sentence: “Alice Reed was used to hiding her nerves.”

The Review:

Okay, I admit when I started this I was thinking Fifty Shades of Grey or Crossfire (Sylvia Day) for sure. I did not know how I was going to feel about the book at all. Once I got started it was clear that Alice Reed was our female main character and Dylan Fall was the man. Alice is doing an interview for a position at Camp Dur
Take Me Away To A Great Read
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 Stars

Glimmer by Beth Kery
Glimmer and Glow, #1
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Paperback provided by publisher

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of Glimmer for review.

Beth Kery is one of my favorite writers in this genre, andother HOT and SEXY read!!! She has a way making the material fresh and intriguing. This story was one I was unsure of at first, and didn't think I was going to like but of course Beth didn't disapp
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Firstly thank you to Headline Eternal for sending me a copy of this book to review! I actually ended up buying it on kindle too because I didn’t want to stop reading once I had started and I find it easier to read my kindle in bed! I have been a fan of Beth Kery’s writing since reading The Affair series so I was really looking forward to this after the blurb had pulled me in too! I thought it sounded perfect for me as I really enjoyed Samantha Young’s “Hero”.

Glimmer is all about main charac
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the first full length Beth Kery book I've read and it made me feel like I've been missing out. I'm convinced, I need to make time for some of her others. The chemistry between Alice and Dylan was explosive! There was also a little mystery to the story that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out how it all fit together.

Alice was a likeable heroine. She grew up in a trailer park with a meth head for a mom, but she didn't let that get her down. She took all the hurt and resentm
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
I read this early this month and I put off writing a review because I just didn't know what to say. The premise was promising but it just fell short. The sex between main characters were hot but that's just about it??? Everything just seemed ~lukewarm~ and there's this one scene that was just wayyy off for me.

The girl thought she was chased by someone. She ran for her life, saw the Hero. Hero hid her in this room or something. He calmed her, she initiated sex with him THERE AND THERE. Which is s
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved all the suspense and mystery in this book, that went right along with the erotic. The writing was fabulous, as well as the storyline. I was left with a few unanswered questions, and a bit of a cliffy but not too bad. You can almost read this as a stand alone as well, but I wouldn’t suggest it. The series is quite great, so I dont want you to miss out!
Carla Marques
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Os livros da Beth Kery são sempre livros bastante bons(para mim).
Livros com história e sensuais ao mesmo tempo,embora diferente dos outros que ela já publicou.
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May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great read
.Beth Kery knows how to take words, weave them together and totally draw you in. I've read almost everything she's written and this book flew to the top of my list. Well done!
 Davielle Danielle  France-Edwards
This is awesome...If you have read this book...this is a must read!!!
Those scenes were so "panty-wetting" good!!

A page turner!!!

Beth Kery this book has my attention!!
**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Well that's an original twist.
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I reallly reallly enjoyed this book . I couldn't put it down all day. Romantic, Suspenseful, Steamy, etc. A perfect book! I can't wait for Glow!
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Sep 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: d-n-f
DNF. I ILL'd this on a whim after realizing that I needed some decent erotica in my life. This book, however, failed me. Failed me harder than some dude's quivering member. I read the first 20 pages, then skipped to the nearest sex scene to see if any of those would be worth reading, and nope, still bad.

This 50 Shades knock-off had some of most horribly written sex scenes I have read in a while. Awkward girl meets young cocky billionaire. Curse that damn series for creating a whole sub-genre of
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