WHEN WE TOUCH by Beth Kery
When We Touch by Beth Kery
When I’m With You, Part 1
Reviewed by Nannette
Restaurateur Lucien Lenault is shocked when he finds Elise Martin in his restaurant attempting to get a job as his chef. Elise is beautiful and infuriating and a blast from his past that could jeopardize everything he’s working toward. Elise claims she’s trying to start a new life for herself. Lucien thinks he sees right through her charm to the schemer underneath, though. When Lucien is given no choice, he agrees to help Elise, but only on his terms.
From the moment Lucien and Elise see each other it’s clear they have a tumultuous past. The attraction and animosity between them is tangible. Which is greater is yet to be seen. They both come from wealthy, dysfunctional families and have fled France and their problems. I love the dynamics between them. Elise met Lucien when she was fourteen and he twenty-one. They haven’t seen each other in two years. His denial of her feelings when she was old enough to express them hurt her badly. They’ve known each other a long time, and their chemistry is undeniable. Elise’s feelings for Lucien and Lucien’s secrets, especially those concerning Ian Noble, foster the intensity and sensuality of When We Touch. I’m intrigued by Lucien and Elise and anxious for what’s undoubtedly yet to come.