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Because You Are Mine

By: Beth Kery
Narrated by: Shirl Rae
Series: Because You Are Mine Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)
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This Story Is Red Hot

Publisher's Summary

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

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What happened to the rest of the story??

What made the experience of listening to Because You Are Mine the most enjoyable?

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.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Good Story about a really dominate man

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.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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This is a series!!!

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.

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Very Very Good

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

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I truly enjoyed this book but that ending was odd.

I don't understand how a book almost 12 hours long has such an abrupt ending with no epilogue whatsoever and in the middle of a conversation. This is the kind of thing romance readers get pissed about and for good reason. After plunging so much time into listening and getting attached to characters, to have them ripped away with no real ending was just cruel. I'm not sure if this is a series, I will check, but if it is I can at least understand to some extent why it didn't feel finished. If not, I'll be incredulous at what the author was thinking. Anyway, on to other matters: the back and forth in this book was both irritating and interesting. Ian's complexities and Francesca's insecurities were unique yet at times exasperating. You wanted them both to just realize what was happening and get over it. That stubbornness that they both shared gave them more depth but also got confusing stones. Their emotions got so tangled up and confusing that at some points I didn't understand why they were not speaking or mad at one another. For example, the whole "9h you're running away from me but" Francesca did the first time Ian went to London. That scene and others felt a little disjointed. I wish u could explain it better but therein lies the issue, explaining things appropriately. Also, the narrator's performance was amazing for Francesca, although Ian's voice was odd at first. I didn't know what to make of this weird accent she was giving him and a little irritating trying to ascertain what in the world was going on with her, if she just didn't so a good job or what. Then it all sort of fell into place as we learned about Ian's history between three different countries throughout his life and the effect it had on his speech. I have to say, I absolutely loved Ian's character but he had a lot more growing to do at the end, as did Francesca. I truly hope this story continues on and that this isn't the end, because I really loved it despite my complaints here. These things were a little bothersome but not even close to being enough to tell someone not to read the book. All the good is outweighed by the bad. The light BDSM scenes were smoking hot and sexy as hell. My one complaint there js that Ian hasn't truly been the Dom he could be and a Dom knows the importance of after are. His countless crass remarks and walking out on her after the fact was frustrating and I wondered if it was done intentionally to show him keeping his distance or if the author just didn't know or think about the importance of aftercare after those intense scenes. Either way, this book was excellent and I do love this author. I read one other book of hers and the ending seemed similarly abrupt but not to this degree. I really hope to be able to hear more if Ian and Francesca's journey together.

Edit: I have checked and I now see that this is indeed a series. Please disregard my outrage at the lack of ending, it seems I'll get my wish and hear more of this story.

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Not the most original story

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

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.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I did not like the accent used for Ian.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Horrible Heroine.

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...

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want more

what happens next. Will have to wait and see. my only complaint is the voice of Francesca sounded like a breathless twenager

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Male Dominance - don't listen!!

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

2 of 8 people found this review helpful