Review #196: "Bared to You" by Syliva Day

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Review #196: "Bared to You" by Syliva Day
Sat, 02-16-2013 - 2:40pm

I finished this book a couple of weeks ago.  I want to say that this is similar to 50 shades of gray.  For me I like this story more because there was more to story.   I am looking forward to reading the next book in the story, so I can see how the author will continue to develop the characters.

Below is the information on the book from Barnes and Noble:


“Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline.”—Dear Author


Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

He was 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…

Gideonknew.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...

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus ReviewsAnother beautiful couple is struck and confounded by magnetic attraction and scorching sex and may even heal their tormented pasts through their journey from lust to love. On the first day of her new job in Manhattan, Eva meets the uber-rich and ultra-sexy Gideon Cross and, despite her initial misgivings about his upfront approach to getting her into his bed, winds up falling for him. (Of course.) The plot winds through a few upscale events and business meetings, and Eva becomes the employee her new boss, Mark, can't live without (of course). Meanwhile, in her surprisingly generous free time, for an up-and-coming advertising assistant in New York City, Eva hooks up with Gideon an astonishing amount, in very erotic and apparently satisfying ways--described in hot-and-heavy detail. Eva and Gideon inch their way closer to Love and Trust and Commitment, while in the background, old lovers resurface, family members seem suspiciously nefarious and Eva's bisexual roommate has couple issues of his own, leading to Trouble in Paradise on a number of different fronts. Day has produced an eerily similar novel (and the first of a planned series of three) to Fifty Shades of Grey, with comparable characters, storyline and sexual exploits. Day is a talented, prolific erotic romance writer and puts together a highly charged story that flows and hits the mark but somehow misses some of the heart and surprising charm of the original, despite more competent writing and technically skilled storytelling. Erotic romance fans will likely enjoy this story, though they may find themselves bemused by how perfect the couple is and how very closely the book follows the blueprint of the wildly popular Fifty Shades trilogy.





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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 11:48pm

Thanks for your review.