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By His Desire by [Grey, Kate]
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About the Author

Kate Grey believes a good love story should make you sigh and a good love scene should make you squirm...in the best possible way:). Her dream is to find the perfect balance between romantic and sexy, and she's recently teamed up with a writer who shares that goal. Kate Grey and Kim Case have released their first novella together, WITNESS ME, with more to come. There's an element of geekdom in this story that Kate and Kim hope readers will enjoy. As confirmed nerds themselves, they believe very firmly that geek girls deserve sexy alpha heroes (especially if they're closet geeks themselves.)

The Desire series by Kate Grey:

By His Desire
His One Desire
Only Desire


Available from Kate Grey and Kim Case:

Witness Me
One Stroke (coming soon)

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  • File Size: 239 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082ZE4R0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,902 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"By His Desire" is a short story about a man and a woman who went to HS together and had a secret crush on one another, though neither one knew that the other shared their feelings. Sarah believed that she was "invisible" to Keith, who was the rich, popular guy, and Keith believed Sarah hated his guts. Of course, none of that was true, and that was more than proven when they reconnect several years later, when a portrait of Sarah that her father did was sold and the buyer turned out to be Keith.

Though some may complain that this short story was "too short" (I always find that complaint about short stories rather amusing, though it does bother me when people "penalize" a short story for being short), I think that Ms. Grey did a very good job. For me, characters are the first element that I absolutely have to appreciate in any story, in order for me to be able to say "this is a good read" of whatever it is that I am reading at any given time, irrespective of length. I found myself truly liking both Keith and Sarah, so off the bat, I knew I was going to likely enjoy the book.

Regarding the love story itself, I didn't think that their falling in love was "forced" in any way, since they both had been halfway there after all, during their high school years, and despite the fact that their lives had taken completely separate turns... until they met again because of a portrait and the striking of a "deal" that would bring them together.

I found the pacing adequate for a short story, and of course, the ending was sweet, so that is a big bonus for me, as I do read to escape reality, and this short story definitely proved to be a nice contemporary-set fantasy ideal for that purpose. The sex scenes, as I see it, were well written.
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This short story was filled with romance, as well as anticipation. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen each evening between Sarah and Keith. Like others, I only wish the story was LONGER.
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This was a good story and I think had the possibility of being a great story. It just never made it for me. I liked Keith, but felt his character could have been flushed out a bit more. Plus, if he was that dominant, I had a hard time imagining him falling to pieces just because of a good BJ. Sarah seemed almost personality-less. I could never truly get a read on her.

I think it it had been lengthened, if we had truly gotten to know each of the characters a bit more, it would have gone up to 4 stars. If the sex scenes would have been more intense, then 5 stars.

The only character to me that really popped was Keith's secretary. I could imagine her clearly.

There seemed to be a lot of telling and not enough showing. Showing will help your reader get more in touch with the characters.

Will keep an eye on this author though - definitely has potential.
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This is a steamy read I have to admit, but not over the top. Keith look at a picture hanging in the gallery, think about the woman in that picture high school crush, the one he wanted but never got. In comes Sarah, that girl, ne thinks second chance, right! He gets her to go to café to talk, with Sarah she try to say no, but Keith is not one to take no, his willed and wealthy attitude is he gets what he wants at what ever the cost. now its Sarah. He make a deal to give him a week, the nights are his and she must do what he wants and the painting that her father painted of her will be hers. She does it, but not just for painting and he don't know she likes him and too scared to say. Let's say Sarah blows him away by things she does and the feeling the is starting to feel. That's all I'll say, I am not spoiling it, I rather you read and enjoy the book as I did!! This was more then the sexual aspect and exploring feeling past, future and other issues. I recommend it, be prepared for some hot scenes!!
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Keith that boy is all bada**, "a wicked gleam came into his eyes. "I want you in my bed and at my mercy. And I want to ruin you for your vibrator." You know Sarah she secretly has some lady balls and I was proud of her in some parts, "I don't know if we need to or not. I just know that I want to. If you don't, of course that's okay. But if that's the case then I'll be heading home today." I mean Keith can sometimes be an a**, "fine. You'll get your instructions at dinner." He ended the call, and then immediately regretted his abruptness. There was nothing stopping Sarah from changing her mind." I mean there were some parts that were funny that really shouldn't have been funny, but still were, "then her face cleared, and she gripped his pants and boxers in both hands and drew them down over his hips. His erection sprang free and almost hit her in the face." I really enjoyed Sarah and Keith's adventure.
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This was a quick read about reconnecting with that one person that you always hoped in your heart was the one.

Both Keith and Sarah had crushes on each other in high school and neither knew. Sarah was terribly shy so every time Keith spoke to her, she blushed and turned away. He assumed she didn't like him. Sarah never had the nerve to talk to Keith when he tried and instead assumed he was being nice. She watched him from afar always wishes he was hers.

Now years later, they meet again in a museum where Keith has purchased a million dollar portrait of her that was painted by her late father. He makes an offer to her that if she'll spend one week with him, at his mercy, he'll give her the painting. Although by the end of the week, both Keith and Sarah realize they want more than one week.

Quick romantic HEA.
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