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Because You Are Mine Part I: Because You Tempt Me [Kindle Edition]

Beth Kery
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From Beth Kery, the national bestselling author of Explosive, comes a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of attraction are broken with that first electrifying touch. Meet Francesca and Ian. The fantasies of what’s to come begin…

Because You Are Mine, Part I
Because You Tempt Me

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 to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it.

For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants.

Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery’s Wicked Burn, now available.

More to come. Don't miss Because You Are Mine, Part II, available 8/7

Editorial Reviews


 Praise for Beth Kery, Recipient of the All About Romance Reader Poll for Best Erotica
"I can't wait!" (for Part II)--Grade A review from Fiction Vixen
"Addictive and delicious."--USA TODAY Happily Ever After Blog
"One of the best erotic romances I've ever read."--All About Romance
"Nearly singed my eyebrows."--Dear Author

From the Author

Dear Reader,
Please note that this is one novel presented in serial format. Each 'part' consists of two hefty chapters. In all, they will tell Ian and Francesca's steamy love story. I had such a fun time writing this romance, and I hope you as the reader can sense that in the words.
My hope is that the serialization process will control for time, allowing the reading community to share the experience at once. Please feel free to write to me at @BethKery on twitter, or at to join in the talk about Because, When I'm With You, and whatever comes up! 
Happy reading!

Product Details

  • File Size: 636 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: InterMix (July 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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151 of 157 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars *** The Buck Stops Here! *** August 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the story-line pretty interesting, the male lead intrigued me especially with his being a fencer - and the description of him being so physically powerful was titillating. I like Francesca as well and happy that the story is written in 3rd person so that the reader is able to see the inner workings of all the characters. BUT, I was surprised to find the story was only 2 chapters long. My fault, I guess, for not paying attention and I don't mind a teaser which I thought this was. Imagine my surprise when I returned to Amazon to purchase the next series only to learn that this entire story is broken down into several series per every two or three chapters! Well, the buck stops here! No thank you! The story isn't original enough for me to pay $16 to 18 for all the pieces via an electronic read. I've read the "50 Shades" trilogy (which I enjoyed), I've read "Beautiful Disaster" (it was a disaster but not beautiful) and I've read "Bared to You" (another trilogy which I haven't decided if I want to read book two). This book will end the same way as those, or as all erotic romance novels do, the difference is the middle part and how the characters make it to the end, whom I happen to like, I really do! I want to see how Ian and Francesca make it to the end but not piecemeal.

If they (the author & publisher) decide to compile the story into one fantastic novel, or a decent triology (which, quite frankly, I'm beginning to tire of triologies), then perhaps I will read it. Otherwise, I'm moving on to authors who finish up their stories in one good solid book!

** At first I gave the book a two star rating because of how the entire story is split up into mini stories at $1.
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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't Be Reading Further ... August 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This serialization fad is absurd, in my opinion. I sure hope it is halted in it's tracks or I may have to give up my Kindle and go back to dead-tree books. All it did was pi** me off that I would be paying close to $20 to follow this story to conclusion. It wasn't even good enough to make me consider buying more chapters. Ridiculous!

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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed August 12, 2012
By Melanie
Format:Kindle Edition
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 something else and don't want to have to remember...oh it's time for the next two chapters.

I would have been willing to pay the full price of all 8 parts if they had been offered as a complete novel. But buying them at $1.99 a pop for 8 weeks is not for me.

Please, Ms. Kery, don't do this to your readers!!

Think I will re-read Wicked Burn instead.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Ripoff August 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Note: I was well aware of the "serial approach" as explained by the author when I bought this. That being said...

What a rip! Okay, so these two chapters of a book (not a segment in a series) were nearly painful until about 40%. Up until then, is was all about convincing us how perfect and beautiful and stunning and gorgeous and...did I say perfect?...the Hero is. Great - he's a looker. Got it. Then it's showcasing the heroine's insight into the interpretation of various forms of artwork, and the appreciation of architecture. Yup, she's an architect/artist. Got that part, too.

Then we get to Chapter 2, which is in the Hero's POV - a much nicer place to be. (Mainly, because he doesn't drone on about how stunning he is.) He's arrogant and a bit cocky, all interesting aspects to his personality. Plus, we get a hint of his aggression and dominant side. Okay, things are looking up. But you know what happens at 71% into the book? It ends. Yup, it just ends...and we're "treated" with an excerpt from her 4-year-old full-length novel available for sale in its entirety.

I actually thought this approach to releasing the book was pretty clever...until I read it, and now I see this has got to be the worst approach to publishing I've seen yet. You don't take a full-length novel and cut it up into itty bitty pieces to leech as much money out of your readers as you can. Especially, when over 25% of the product is advertising! A book should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. This does not - it barely got out of the starting gate before her other book gets thrust into our face with a "Here, buy this!". I thought there'd be a little tease and a wind down, a tease and a wind down.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please do not start this mess August 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am really unhappy that some horrible trend is being established for ebook readers. I do not want to pay for a book chapter by chapter period. This is a waste of my money and time. You are left empty and unfilfulled. Complete the book and name your price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but great!
Great book, although it's very short! Good read! Characters in the book are intriguing definitely going to read the next book.
Published 1 month ago by rashaun carter
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not worth your time.
Published 3 months ago by Ania
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot hot hot
But was too short. Don't know if the rest of these books
are this short, but it is entertaining, but good.
Published 7 months ago by starlyt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short stories
These are great short clips from Beth. I enjoy reading these on the metro trains and buses during my commute.
Published 8 months ago by Somer
5.0 out of 5 stars Super
Published 9 months ago by Juan jose martinez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Short Book read it few days, I hate write things because I feel you should make your own choice too read this book and any other books you want too read. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Maria
2.0 out of 5 stars I was all in until....................
I waited awhile to write a review because I don't like to pick but this isn't about the book itself. I liked it. Or I should say the 62 pages I read. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Pam's Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This book is very exciting. The writing is very good. It's one that you can't put down! Well written! Great read.
Published 17 months ago by Rachel Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I cannot wait to read the next book! The descriptive style used to let the reader find out about the characters is fantastic!
Published 18 months ago by Heidi S Wolff
4.0 out of 5 stars hot sex
This review is the book as a whole, not each individual book.

One of the hottest erotic books I have read to date! I had to keep turning the pages. Read more
Published 18 months ago by K.C. Pipkin
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Beth is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels.

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