This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
In the “exceptionally hot” (USA Today) Because You Are Mine, Beth Kery redefined what’s possible, what’s desirable, and what’s forbidden between a man and a woman. It’s time to go further…
When enigmatic billionaire Ian Noble sets Lin the task of “taming” his brilliant yet half-savage brother Kam Reardon, she eagerly accepts. She’s more than curious about the solitary genius and everything she’s heard about him. During their electric first meeting, her fascination increases a hundredfold. Kam practically oozes raw sex appeal. Lin is interested…very interested. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before in the bedroom really have to do with Kam? Or is her carefully hidden desire to blame for wanting a man she knows she can never have?
An elusive outsider, Kam avoids intimacy, yet never shies away from satisfying his erotic appetites. But there’s something different about Lin—a reserve he’s anxious to break. She’s a woman he’s eager to take his time with…and possess completely. A sophisticated beauty like her would never want him anywhere but in bed, but he finds himself unable to resist her.
Immediately Lin’s smooth facade is undone by Kam’s overwhelming masculinity and by his irresistible erotic demands—a lesson in subjugation that leaves Lin confused, reeling, and open to things she never thought possible. Now, as the unpredictable nights between them grow darker, Lin and Kam are certain of only one thing: they’re made for each other.
I have been meaning to try this author for so long here. I actually saw this one at my local B&N and grabbed it because one….I had a favorite podcast (doesn’t exist anymore) where a group of ladies ALL raved about Beth Kerry and how much they all loved her work. And at the time I was wanting to explore more Erotic Romance and this book came out when Erotic Romance as a sub genre really exploded. But for some reason I just haven’t picked it up, and I will tell you, I am not sure why. But I was in the mood for something like this and I just wanted a classy erotic romance and this one fit the bill to a T. It was such a remarkable find and while it wasn’t perfect (as the pacing was completely engaging all the way through) I fell in love with how this was written and it just charmed me to no end. I really couldn’t help but fall for this story and the characters that I became introduced to. This won’t be the last time I pick up this author.
the “gist” of the story is that our heroine, Lin, is instructed by her boss Ian Noble that his brother is coming to town and is a rising star in the inventionist academia and Ian needs her to polish his brother up and tame him a bit. Lin has worked for boss Ian as his personal assistant for many years, and even though she has been in love with him, he is a man she can never have. But when she meets his growly brother she is intrigued by this untamed creature of a male who only fascinates her more and more despite his behavior at times. there is an instant chemistry between the two, and even they are opposites in their personalities, they burn with fire in each other’s arms. But as they explore their sexual relationship, something deeper forms between them that is unexpected. Will their passion for each other bring together a deep abiding love or will it threaten everything they hold dear? Will Lin and Kam find everything they have been searching for in each other’s arms?
What I Loved
Since I Saw You was simply a beautiful sensual read and I just was on their journey and cheering these two on all the way through. I just couldn’t contain how much I absolutely loved these two people and seeing them connect with each other was a beautiful experience. I will be honest that I didn’t know what to expect when I first picked this up, but after a few pages I knew that it would be a book i would highly enjoy and I definitely did. It was such a powerful story. And it also had a classy feeling to the sexual scenes that happen between Lin and Kam. Sometimes these days sexual scenes can be highly crude and vulgar. But in this one here we have such connection and beautiful moments that just explode between these two. I loved how opposite they are from each other but they make it work for each other. I was so intrigued by this unrequited attracted that Lin had to her boss though (I have a feeling there is so much more to the story I am missing there from the earlier books in the series) but I really felt for Lin in some ways. She was such a strong woman that deserved to find that happiness with Kam. Kam was quite a hoot of a hero. He is dark and growly with this French accent, and he definitely is a dominant in the bedroom but in such a easy-going way. He develops these scenes so naturally with Lin and it was so beautiful to see them connect not just sexually but emotionally in these intense moments.
What I Struggled With
There wasn’t too much I struggled with. The only thing that would have made this book better, was the story being more engaging. It was a quick read, but not as engaging as I was expecting it to be.
Since I Saw You was a magnificent read and I was in love with the way that we see the development of growth within the story. Its an alluring romantic tale of fierce passion and tenderness perfectly balanced in one package to bring the reader delights and contentment.
Title: Since I Saw You
Author: Beth Kerry
Genre: Erotic Romance
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Owned TBR
Length: 333 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 4.5
Story Itself: 4.25
Character Development: 4.5
Writing Style: 4.25
World Building 4.5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4.5
Cover Art 5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
Beause You Are Mine
Because You Are Mine- Pub 2012 #1 in the Series
When I’m With You-Pub 2013 #2 in the Series
Because We Belong-Pub 2013 #3 in the Series
Since I Saw You-Pub 2014 #4 in the Series
About The Author
Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.