Bared To You is a new novel out that provocative erotic novel readers are comparing to Fifty Shades of Grey. While I haven’t read Fifty Shades, Bared To You was a good book.
The story was captivating. From the start it captivated with characters that are fun. Eva, the main character is pretty, though she tends to run from the leading man, Gideon, a powerful, rich, sexy alpha male whenever anything was “different” for her. Okay, that part was annoying. Both Eva and Gideon have unpleasant pasts, almost unrealistic, including the standard bad childhood. Now they are on a road seeking to discover themselves and the strength they find in one another as a coping mechanism turns to a very passionate relationship.
I know the main characters in Fifty Shades, Ana and Christian, are quite passionate, but from reading reviews, that affair may be minimal compared to Gideon and Eva. Be prepared there’s a lot of erotica. Sometimes it was a little too gritty for me, but still I found it well thought out and emotional enough to keep reading.
Bared To You was dark and sexy. We meet Eva who has just moved to New York. She has her dream job and working her way up. Then she meets Gideon. He’s upfront about just wanting a good time. He’s a guy made into the “can have any woman he wants” stereo-type. He sets his radar on Eva, who shatters his ego with a “no” and the chase begins.
Some of the story line was a bit much, such as the replica of Eva’s bedroom at Gideon’s place. No spoiler alerts, but to me, that may be a red flag when you’re dating someone. The stalking is excessive to the point that it wasn’t a real exciting thrill for me. In real life what these two do is extreme and would probably warrant a restraining order.
It was a good book but much of it was unrealistic. The sequel, Deeper Into You is scheduled for a release in October. I’m probably not going to read it. Bared to You was just a tad to creepy for me. The third book is set for release in 2013.
Here’s a teaser from the book:
Our journey began in fire…
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness—beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…
It should be noted that this book, due to coarse language and sexual content is for readers 18 years an older. If the “F” word bothers you, this book is not for you.
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