This intensely sensual novel is a mesmerizing tale of the journey that definitely changes the life and perspective of a young woman who is an intriguing combination of driven and brilliant artist and virginal innocent who puts herself into the hands of very dominant and successful man who has his own demons to fight. This story was originally released as a serial and the section titles add to the allure of the story which is a sizzling example of this author’s ability to create a deliciously spicy and enthralling tale. I wasn’t totally enamored of Francesca’s passive acceptance of all of the things forced upon her although I can understand her curiosity but I liked the struggle that Ian goes through as he tries to reconcile his desires and his sense of responsibility. There are some threads that are unresolved by the end of this story but it only makes one anxious to read more about these fascinating characters.
“Because You Are Mine” by Beth Kery is the first novel in the erotic serial series of the same name. This particular volume introduces the charismatic and enigmatic Ian Noble who is drawn to the innocence of the young artist, Francesca Arno, who has won the contest he has sponsored to decorate his new building. Their intense connection is mutually attractive and, even though Ian undertakes to tutor the naive and virginal young woman in the sensual world he excels at, he discovers that she sees him far more clearly than he is comfortable with. Just as Ian pushes Francesca’s sexual limits by introducing her to the various BDSM elements that he is so adept at, she pushes his emotional limits but he may not be able to offer her the same degree of acceptance and trust that she gifts him with.
THE COMPLETE NOVEL—FIRST TIME IN PRINT
New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery ignites a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of desire are broken, night after intoxicating night…
The moment Francesca and Ian met, the attraction was mutual, an exquisitely physical charge that ignited between them. To Ian, she was the kind of woman he couldn’t resist. She was a true innocent. To Francesca, he was the kind of man she feared and desired—dark, extreme, commanding, and forbidden. What happened between them couldn’t be ignored—only indulged, evolving into an inescapable bond.
From a private jet to an interlude in Paris, from a daring tryst in a public museum to the intimacy of a luxury hotel, Francesca and Ian come together whenever the need is aroused. But as their relationship grows more intense, Francesca discovers something about Ian—and herself—that forever changes the game and the players. It’s something they never expected, something that sends both their lives spinning deliriously out of control . . .