Because You Are Mine 3: Because You Haunt Me by Beth Kery is the third of an eight part serial novel that is clearly marketed to the Fifty Shades of Grey market. I have read Beth Kery before, and enjoyed most of the books she has written. This is no exception. So far, it’s pretty darn good. But I can’t help but compare it to Fifty Shades when I read it. It’s just a bit too similar a story, but written in a completely different style. *Book was provided by the publisher for review.
While Fifty Shades was told in first person with words like “down there”, and “Holy Crap” (a lot) and “hot” used over and over; Beth’s is not written in 1st person, so we have parts like:
“She could feel his firm testicles pressing against the top of her mons and the dense ridge of his cock…..”
Written much more eloquently, no?
But I find myself more comfortable reading the “holy crap” and “down there”. It made Ana seem like the every-girl. Real & approachable. But I know how many people complained about just that. So this book works well for those who are looking for a more traditionally written erotic BDSM read.
In this installment, Ian wins Francesca back because he can’t stay away as much as he tries. Then he immediately whisks her off to Paris where it gets super hot on the plane, and begins to get even hotter in a museum.
This installment of Because You Are Mine was my favorite so far. It was super sexy, and I am starting to fall for Ian and wish I were Francesca. But I am finding the similarities to Fifty Shades of Grey & Bared To You a little distracting while reading this. I am looking forward to the next, as it may have been 2 events from just this installment that made me feel that way. Number one, they were traveling on a private jet with a bedroom. Number two, Francesca asked herself “why was he so convinced he was tainted?”. Small things, I know, but they rang very familiar. The one thing I really enjoy about this book is all the art, I like that unique feature.
I will not be giving this a star rating again until the end. But the heat rating was a 5!!
I LOVED Fifty Shades of Grey, I know so many do. So if you want more like it, this is the book to get.
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Series Reading Order/purchase links: Because You Are Mine by Beth Kery Series Reading Order
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 1
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 2
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 3
- Because You Are Mine Series Reading Order
- Because You Are Mine 1: Because You Tempt Me review
- Because You Are Mine 2: Because I Could Not Resist review
I’ve read most of Beth Kery’s books and love all of them. Some do seem like 50 Shades but then, I think Beth was around before E L James. BTW….I really enjoy your blog!