Bared to You – by Sylvia Day – independent book review – Fiction

NOT for me! Awarded 2 stars on Goodreads.

BaredToYouI picked this book up because it was recommended to me by either Amazon or Goodreads (can’t remember which) based on my reading history. Lesson learned: something is definitely off in the world of algorithms.

I figured this was probably a romance novel. But instead, I found myself in the middle of what can only be called soft core porn. And one that is a bit problematic to me in the #MeToo world.

Eva Tramell is 24 years old, beginning work at an ad agency in New York City, and living with her best friend, a gay man just beginning a modeling career. (That should have been my first hint: absolutely everyone in this book is drop dead gorgeous and has a perfect body.) On Eva’s first day she clumsily runs into, literally, Gideon Cross, who not only is flawlessly beautiful but a billionaire, of course. In fact, he owns the building where Eva works. (Thus very similar to 50 Shades of Gray)

From day one, Eva and Gideon share an intense physical attraction, which is quickly consummated, again and again and again, in great detail. If I had to guess, I would say 65-70% of the book describes their sexual encounters. Both Eva and Gideon have secrets, which are only partly revealed in this book. (Because this is the first in a series Sylvia Day has written about these two characters).

I won’t be reading any more. I found the plot thin and the characters boring. But if you are looking for graphic sex vocabulary and scenes, some of which describe sensations I don’t think are anatomically possible, this might be for you.

More about this bestselling and prolific author, Sylvia Day.

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