WHEN I'M WITH YOU – Beth Kery
Because You Are Mine Series
Berkley Trade Paperback
Chicago, Illinois – Present Day
In WHEN I'M WITH YOU, old family friends Elise Martin and Lucien Lenault are reunited in Chicago. They are halfway around the world from where they first met in aristocratic social circles in Europe, and are working together in a trendy Windy City eatery, Fusion. Upon meeting, Elise declares her intentions for her new life in Chicago; she is committed to leaving behind her party girl ways and building a successful career for herself as a chef. Elise wants to build an honest life full of hard work and meaning, which is a departure from her jet-setting ways financed by her wealthy fashion designer father.
However, Lucien has other ideas in mind. When Lucien makes his romantic intentions known, Elise is shocked and delighted. She spent her entire childhood harboring a secret crush on Lucien, so when he reveals his interest in her, she is more than willing to get involved with him. Quickly, Lucien and Elise are engaged in an all-consuming passion-filled affair and the attraction between the two is impossible to deny.
Despite Elise's wild child past, she is relatively inexperienced in matters of love. Lucien quickly assumes the role of teacher, and Elise is his willing pupil as he teaches her things she never would have imagined about love and lust. Along with falling in love and lust with Lucien, and experiencing steamy trysts all over the city, Elise gradually discovers the secrets of Lucien's past…most importantly, why he moved to Chicago (with a new identify) to continue to build his business empire.
The sensual encounters and Elise's ongoing pursuit to untangle Lucien's secrets are the cornerstones of WHEN I'M WITH YOU. For fans of erotic romance and The New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery, be sure to pick up this novel to figure out if Elise and Lucien live happily ever after, or if Lucien's secrets are simply too much for Elise to handle. One thing is for certain; there is plenty of sizzle and passion on these pages to keep you hungry for more.