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When I’m With You: Snippet, Meet Lucien
Friday, February 1st, 2013

Yes, you’ve already met Lucien in Because You Are Mine…but he’s not who you might think. His mysterious presence and mission in regard to entrepreneur Ian Noble puzzles Elise Martin, who knew Lucien as a child when they were both prisoners in the gilded cage of their privileged backgrounds. He’s enigmatic, drop dead gorgeous…and the only man in the world who can ever hope to control Elise.

When I'm With You: Part I

Beginning 3/5/13 with each new installment coming out on Tuesdays: New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery’s blistering new novel of a man and woman bound by the scandalous secrets of the past—and by the sexual hunger that still fuels their uncontrollable desires…

Restaurateur and self-exiled heir Lucien Lenault’s first look at the breathtaking young chef trainee for his trendy Chicago restaurant is a shock. She’s Elise Martin, daughter of a wealthy French fashion designer. She’s also the holder of a secret that could explode his carefully laid plans.

Notorious for her flagrant exhibitionism, and for flouting the respectable façade of her aristocratic background, the coquine’s wild streak shocked most people. Not Lucien. He was tempted by it. It was a deliriously punishable offense as far as Lucien was concerned. But taking on Elise is more than a game. She’s a catastrophe waiting to happen, an inferno that’s burned many a lover. Lucien isn’t most men, however, and he won’t allow her to manipulate him. In order to control the defiant beauty—in order to see her submit—he’s going to have to willingly walk in the flames…

When I’m With You Snippet

He pulled on her, drawing her closer, so that her body brushed against his hard length and the fullness behind his fly. He scorched her with that almost otherworldly stare. She waited on a sharp ledge of anticipation, her breath burning in her lungs, when he lowered his head until their mouths were just inches apart.

“You’ve always tested me. You’ll always be that girl I remember, foolishly poking at a sleeping snake. You’d better get out of here. You’ve been begging without words to be disciplined since you were a girl, and you have no idea how much I’d love to give you what you so richly deserve . . . what you need.”

He noticed her wide-eyed, shocked expression and smiled grimly. “Not so sure of yourself now, are you?” he asked, his voice a low, purring threat. “What do you say? Do you want to stay with me and get what you need, ma chère?”

4 comments to “When I’m With You: Snippet, Meet Lucien”

  1. Veronica
      · February 3rd, 2013 at 7:35 am · Link

    Can’t wait for this to come out!

    • Beth Kery
        · February 3rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm · Link

      Thanks so much, Veronica!

  2. Barbara
      · February 21st, 2013 at 9:23 pm · Link

    Beth will Ian and Francesca marry? I want to here more about them. I like Lucien but I bought the series and have waited for this to continue. I love your books but getting frustrated with this.

    • Beth Kery
        · February 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm · Link

      Hi Barbara. I’m certainly sorry for the frustration. I’m just telling the story in the way I see it unfolding as the writer. 🙂 Ian and Francesca are in When I’m With You, and a major part of their romance is told. It continues and comes to a culmination in Because We Belong, out in November of this year. As for whether or not they get married…I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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