BARED TO YOU by Sylvia Day


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Another 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.

Pub Date: June 12th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-425-26390-7
Page count: 334pp
Publisher: Berkley
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2012


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