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When You Defy Me by Beth Kery
Series: When I'm With You #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group, Intermix on 2013-03-12
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Nannette
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... When I’m With You, Part II When You Defy Me Elise’s teasing and impulsiveness have landed her back at the erotic mercy of Lucien, who is determined to teach her discipline—even if all he wants to do is to give in to the beast within and consume her completely. When he discovers her in a dangerous situation that could have been avoided, he punishes her—and once again tests the limits of his own control. By dominating her, he hopes to teach her the meaning of self-control through total submission. But even though he sets strict rules on himself, he still isn’t entirely prepared for feeling Elise shudder in surrender in his arms. Lucien challenges her, excites her...bewilders her to the point of distraction. Does he want her, or doesn’t he? Elise is afraid to reveal to him just how vulnerable—just how naïve she is when it comes to sexual games. None of her typical wiles work on him. And what brought Lucien to Chicago with a new name and new identity? What does it have to do with his industrialist father’s disgraceful downfall? Who is Ian Noble, the provocative new stranger in Lucien’s shadow? And why has Lucien taken to following him in the night? For Elise the answers will come soon enough. She has other things to worry about now, such as Lucien’s observance of her foolish behavior...and the inevitable consequence to come. Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery’s Wicked Burn More to come. Don't miss When I’m With You, Part III, available 3/19
Lucien has agreed to let Elise stage with a chef in his restaurant, providing Elise agrees to his terms. As the heat simmering between them boils over Elise gets a taste of what it’s like to be under Lucien’s control.
The anticipation of what’s to come between Lucien and Elise is tangible in When You Defy Me. The sexual tension is simply sizzling. Elise has secrets of her own; she’s more naive than Lucien believes. His opinion of her is pretty low, and his determination to prove himself right could cost him everything. From what I know about Elise so far, I really like her, and I’m rooting for her. I like Lucien too, and I’m hoping for a happy ever after for them without too much heartache.