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 . . .
As my first Beth Kery read, I was excited to dive in to Glimmer. The beginning of the novel intrigued me, pulling me in to Alice’s story of graduation and her upcoming interview for Camp Durand with Dylan Fall. Alice and Maggie had me laughing at their banter and the anticipation of said interview. Even Alice’s words and perception during the interview had me laughing out loud. I felt we really got to know Alice in those first several chapters and time within the novel passed at a steady pace. But when the heat between Alice and Dylan began flaring, time drastically slowed down within the novel and I noticed progress within the plot/premise of the novel was no longer making headway. Instead the focus was on sexual encounters…which were hot and juicy, I definitely don’t want to discredit that, but what about the campers? What about all of these questions I want answered about things that are spooking Alice or things she’s questioning. Glimmer makes a twist towards the end of the novel and although many questions were answered, if left a rushed feeling that I think could’ve been more evenly spread out into earlier chapters. All in all, Alice and Dylan have an intriguing story that I will continue to follow to not only get their answers that connect their pasts, but also to observe Alice’s growth towards acceptance of who she is. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 3.5 stars