Beth Kerry really has cornered the market on novellas i think, both she and Sara Fawkes have mastered the idea of the short tease leading into the next part that will carry you on the edge of your seat to the next book.
So in When I’m With You, we find ourselves in the tale of Lucien who we met back in ‘Because you’re Mine’ when we learned that he was the owner/manager of Fusion a restaurant housed in Noble Towers, owned by sexy and mysterious Ian Noble. Ian had fallen for Francesca who was painting a picture for the foyer of his tower and the relationship bloomed from there.
The great thing with that story is that we saw a bit of Lucien to know that he was mysterious as well, very sexy and had a past that kept women on edge. Francesca even had a moment or two around him that made you wonder what really made Lucien Tick.
So in this first story, we find ourselves in Fusion where Lucien thinks that someone has broken into his restaurant only to find his head chef there with a female who didn’t seem to really care much for the advances of the chef. low and behold, Lucien soon realizes that he knows this woman from his past and that she brings along her own kind of trouble. (both the bad and the very very good kind).
We’re then quickly taken on an introduction ride with them as they find themselves in very new territory from their last encounter and it’s interested to see the push and pull since both seem to be the control types. Lucien quickly establishes himself as the dominant here and orders Elise to be his submissive and this story goes on from there.
What i find interesting is that Lucien, as aware as he is, doesn’t realize that all may not be what it seems with Elise, and Elise herself knows that she was privvy to information years ago that she shouldn’t know but she doesn’t quite know what she heard from Lucien and therefore doesn’t know the implication. I can only imagine all these juicy details will unfurl themselves over the course of this ‘series’.