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....
©2013 Beth Kerry (P)2013 Tantor
Brooding, wealthy business man with a troubled childhood meets lovely, awkward art student that creeps in under his skin and exposes his heart. Very FSOG...until the end. The story cut off so abruptly, it gave me whiplash. I hate that this book could have been epic if Ms. Kery had given us just a little more closure.
Say something about yourself!
Had I known this was a series I might have waited, but I wanted others to know. The next book will focus on two other people, one of which was mentioned in this book, so this is a mostly complete story...so that's good at least!
I have mixed feelings about this book, for about 20% of it I felt ticked at the blatant rip off of 50. I hate it when people say that about a book, oh so and so ripped off this other book, and usually it had a similar tone but not a blatant whole scene rip off. See if these sound familiar to you "he put my coat on and his fingers brushed my shoulders as I felt and electric jolt"...."I already transferred the funds to your account. How do you know my account number?", "I'm not the man for you Anastasia"... Whoops sorry meant "francheska"! That's a totally different name! "I usually require that be shaved but I like yours"....and of course the "your 23 how is this possible, why didn't you tell me?" Hopefully all of that was vague enough to not be considered spoilers, but you get my point.
For the other 80% it was wonderful! Totally different story line, good characters, no one is truly broken just a bit damaged, which was nice. The hot scenes were amazing and not like 50, they were better in my opinion! New toys, new fun, different attitudes, very nice book....for that 80%. Would have gotten 5 stars if not for that other 20%!
Narration was okay...Ian's voice was kind of weird but inflections were good and so was the pace. If you can get past the blatant 50 rip off parts it's really good.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Very good dom and sub story. Beth Kery does the dom and sub thing really well without stating the dom and sub thing clearly. I like that. Kery actually write a story with a plot and drama without all the dom and sub thing over shadowing the story.
Fran painted Ian a long time ago without knowing who he was while he was walking down the street. He of course is a billionare and he buys the painting, and hire her to paint another one. He tell her about the other painting and thier relationship starts from there. That really don't do it justice, but that is pretty much the jist. Ian is very dom because his mom was crazy and he had to take care of her, and Fran is a natural born sub, but she don't realize this because her parents are very controling.
I love this story. If you have listen to a Kery book before, you already know the smex is just great... so expect that... but the plot is just a wonderful.
Narration was awesome.
Good buy or credit.
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I loved this book Ian and Francesca are two very stubborn people the one thing that was missing from this book was there were no crazy exes or people out for revenge the good things were that the sex scenes were hot. I can't wait to read the next one
The story was an OK read...
The Heroine was a bratty 6 year old. She argued about everything.
Example. Ian offered to buy her a dress for a formal event. Francesca spent 15 minutes yelling and arguing about how he could take his dress and put it you-know-where... then thirty minutes later, yelled and argued about how dare he take her somewhere where she wasn't dressed properly after they arrived. Multiply these stupid arguments by 200 and you have most of the story. Seriously, Ian would tell her to have a nice day and she would stomp her foot and tell him "How dare you tell me what to do."
She was less mature than my 6 year old.
Why do authors think that petulance equals strength? She was not strong, she was bratty.
And tracking him to London? Was over the top. If she was a guy, readers would have been outraged. Stalkery, creepy and way out of line.
The chemistry between them was awkward. I was cringing hard at the BJ lesson scene! *shudder*
No thank you...
I'm a book lover! I read, review, listen to, and hoard books :) I run a book blog, Book Savvy Babe, and am also a mom to 2 young boys.
People who love books with billionaire alpha males and innocent females who tempt them may enjoy this book. My main issue was that I didn't connect with the characters and the story felt too similar to other books in the genre.
I did not like the accent used for Ian.
Very little story - just male dominant sexual escapades. I would not recommend this book to anyone who wishes a deep connection to love and mutual respect between men and women
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