Beth Kery
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PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW
Release Date
May 2015
Book 1 of Glimmer and Glow
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire…

After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she's recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.'s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not insignificant colleges like Alice's.

Alice enthusiastically accepts, but she still wonders why Dylan would choose a girl from the wrong side of the tracks for the prestigious program. But after a passionate encounter one night, she discovers exactly why—Dylan wants her, and Alice can hardly resist his fierce sexual appetites, though she is amazed that she could appeal to an experienced, sophisticated man like Dylan.

As Dylan introduces her to thrilling, erotic territory, Alice discovers a delicious new part of herself. Night after night, she steals away to find ecstasy and escape in Dylan's arms. But behind her lover's powerfully magnetic facade, Alice senses darkness, secrets from Dylan's past lurking in his beautiful, lonely mansion—secrets that are starting to haunt Alice. And the ghosts of the truth might tear Dylan and Alice apart forever . . .

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jun 08, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
206 people found the following review helpful
4.5 "Glimmer, Beacon or Boatload of Fireworks?" Stars!

Wow, GLIMMER is a scorcher in the heat department, which I was expecting based on the blurb, but what totally caught me off guard, and perhaps I loved the most, was the unexpected intensity of the suspense of this well developed read. Reminding me of a cross between E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Karen Robards' Dr. Charlotte Stone Series, GLIMMER has a little bit of something for nearly every type of romance reader. GLIMMER, however, does end in a cliffhanger, so if you want to know the full story, you will need to commit to reading Glow, book 2 in the Glimmer and Glow Series, which is scheduled to be released in December of 2015.

Alice Reed never dreamed that she, a student at a run of the mill business school, would be recruited to participate in the world renowned, summer program at Camp Durand. Given that an internship at Camp Durand could lead to an executive position at Durand, Inc., one of the US's top fortune 200 companies, the nation's top elite MBA students typically fight it out to fill the precious few spots.

As soon as Alice arrives, she realizes just how different she is from the typical candidate, which only causes her to further wonder why Dylan Fall, Durand's CEO, would have taken a chance on her. It doesn't take long, however, for Alice to feel the passionate chemistry that unites them, confirming her unique assets. Rather than fight it, Alice dives head first into the intense and erotic world that Dylan insists on introducing Alice to.

However, after a short while, it becomes clear that Dylan has been less than truthful with her, leaving her to question just what deep dark secrets he is hiding and just what demons from the past Alice may need to battle if she is truly determined to try and seek a rightful place in Dylan's future.

However, just when you think you have the plot figured out, think again, because there is much more depth to this story than just your typical erotic, controlling billionaire with past issues. I loved the intensity of the interactions between Dylan and Alice, but also enjoyed sleuthing the clues that Beth Kery sprinkled throughout the story. Pay close attention because these little nuggets ultimately lead up to the reveal of one wallop of a secret which will completely change the playing field.

I, for one, can't wait to continue Dylan's and Alice's story in Glow! I'm sure more secrets, and lots of boundary pushing erotic episodes, await!
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