Behind the Curtain
There’s something about this woman…
On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s ...more
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This story was captivating. The writing was engaging and I was immersed in Laila and Asher from the opening chapter on. Scene after scene, and page after page, it was only getting better and better. I loved both Laila and Asher. They were amazing together. And, oh my, all those hot, steaming hot, scenes. I love them all. Please give it a go, I promise you it’s worth it!
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 5/5 | Steam 5/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angs ...more
The story is told partly in flashback from the time Asher (now 30) and Laila (27) first met 8 years ago while both were vacationing at lakeside Crescent Bay, Michigan. Laila and Asher had an instant physical connection--like being struck by a thunderbolt--and it was just a matter of time before they were involved in a sizzling summer romance. But Laila's age, her ...more
Forbidden, provocative, intense, passionate, and emotionally driven.
It's very rare, but sometimes you come across a story that touches you in the most unexpected way. It reaches down into your soul and changes the way you view things in your life. BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Beth Kery was that story for me. The minute I started this, it was like I was transported to my own little world where nothing and no one could reach me. And from that moment on it was just myself and these incredible characte ...more
Part of you is always a bit of a mystery to me. Uncommitted. Unavailable. A little bit of you is always veiled.”
Shivers. I have honest to god shivers. This author is simply incomparable. She writes such raw, emotional, sensual stories that are unlike any I've ever read. What makes them so memorable is that they're just so...real. They're immeasurably satisfying but without having to be wrapped up in a perfect little bow at the end. I truly believe that Behind The Curtain is Ke ...more
This book portrayed the intricate relationship between couples from two different culture perfectly.i have learn lots about Moroccan Culture through this book, how fascinating.
Absolutely lovable hero and heroine, expertly written dialogue and plots. A wonderfully written book.
Now on to the book .... what an emotional ride this was! One of the loveliest second chance romances that I have ever read! I've said this many times before, it's very rare when a story has such an impact on your heart that it just settles there for the long haul. Most of the time, it's the characters that will settle in your heart, if anything at all. You can still enjoy the heck out of a book, but when a story reaches in to your soul ...more
Author: Beth Kery
Title: Behind the Curtain
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There’s something about this woman…On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil...…That could bring a man to his kn ...more
Behind the Curtain starts out present day Chicago (another favorite setting of mine) when Laila and Asher are surprisingly reunited for a brief moment. In that instant you can feel the connection and the pain! You are immediately transported back 8 years as their story unfolds.
I was so mesmerized!!! A definite 4.75 stars! This was a beautif ...more
Laila is smart, beautiful, and very musically talented. Her family is Moroccan and her parents expect her to marry a Moroccan man. But what happens when she falls for someone who isn't?
Asher. Oh, how I love him. He comes from a very wealthy family who has expectations of him wor ...more
I don't think Beth Kerry has ever broached interracial relationships before in her novels and if she has I've never read it and I've read many of her books.
Asher is American, Laila, the heroine, is Moroccan with strict family values. One of them includes marrying her own kind because her parents feel it would be easier. And at 19, she still has to follow their rules as she ...more
I love a good flashback-time jumping read and this book gave me that in troves. We started in the present and then jumped back. Second chance romances always warm my heart and this book was no different.
Beth has us dive into this book in the present, then we backtrack and get the ENTIRE history of these characters. You truly feel like you get the tragedy before the HEA. It was a great way to read the story.
Laila and Asher hurt my heart. Also, t...more
Behind the Curtain was unlike any Beth Kery book I've read before. This 2nd chance romance took me back to a time of young love that was cut short by the interference of family. They were so young, and struggling with finding themselves, but they had no problem finding each other. "She felt a pull toward him, like a magnet had been installed in her lower belly. And he was pure iron."
The author did a beautiful job of drawing me into their struggle. I was their ...more
Asher knows the moment he hears her voice onstage, behind a veil, that the woman singing is the one woman who brought him to his knees years before. Having been out of the US for years, and only newly back on home soil, he’d only wanted to get out and enjoy an evening with his friends. Instead he finds himself instantly reliving his past in the sultry voice of the woman he once ...more
Image it's yet another summer of the traditional, "we've been going here since I was a kid", family vacation spot. Except this year is d ...more
There are times Laila can have quite the backbone, “that’s not fair! What exactly would you have me do, Asher? You’re here for another week. Do you want me to drive you up to my parents’house and explain to them how we’re sleeping together every chance we get, because apparently we have no self-control when it comes to each other?” I loved sweet Asher, "he cut her off by seizing her mouth in a quick kiss. “Don’t let them get to you. You’re too special for that, Laila. You’re worth a thousand of ...more
Inviting, provoking and steamy! Whew, this second chance romance will leave you breathless and yearning for more!
Behind the Curtain by Beth Kery is a beautiful and heartbreaking romance that takes you in the past and present between two different characters who try to make love work in their struggling lives.
Asher Gaites-Gainville is supposed to inherit the family media fortune after graduating college, but he would rather work as ...more
I loved this relationship, and the book was so steamy:
They fall in love at first sight, but they can’t be together because she feels she must please her parents. It’s mostly about their feelings. Not enough other stuff happens. It was too slow. I was impatient for things to happen. There is a happy ending many years later. I’ve enjoyed some of B Kery’s other books, but not this.
The audiobook narrator Maxine Mitchell was good.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. ...more