“Okay, considering all the comparisons to 50 Shades of Grey, I have to say that this book was so much better. It was well written and had much better characters. I still however did not like the characters behavior. Gideon was too forceful, too controlling and I didn't like the way he often spoke to Eva. I felt that Eva's actions contradicted her feelings. I thought her whole relationship with Gideon was a contradiction with her history as a sexual assault victim and with her relationship with her overbearing mother. I think she forgave Gideon as soon as he said I fucked up and then they had a quickie. So then, yup, everything was all better. Eva was just so contrary. Yes, just like Ms. Steele in 50 shades of grey. In the end I just don't like when men speak and behave the way Gideon does and I'm not willing to read 3 books to see if he improves as a man. Its the same way I felt about 50 shades, so I guess if you like 50 Shades, you'll love this book as it was much better written.”K J wrote this review Sunday, May 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Twenty times better than ... shades of.... the writing is better too. I recomend the sieries.”Tendai wrote this review Thursday, May 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Way better than 50 shades. ”Katie wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Bared to You is an engrossing novel which strikes close to comparison with 50 Shades of Gray. However, Sylvia Day has a more original writing style in my opinion. The characters were believable and who couldn't fall in love with Gideon Cross? It was a fast paced read and I look forward to reading the next in this seris!”Coryann wrote this review Tuesday, April 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the love story of Gideon Cross and Eva. two very misfit person.”Barbara J. "Cookie" Serfaty Williams wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“#12 of 52 - This book was recommended to me after someone learned I'd read the 50 Shades set. So I dove in! Although it was enjoyable, all I kept thinking was how derivative of Fifty Shades it was. No, the story lines are exact, but they are damn close. That being said, it was a quick and easy read. I'll read the next one for the same reason and report back! ;)”ck27paws wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The beginning kind of drug a bit for me and I really didn't like the ending. But the stuff in between was good, I liked the crazy fucked up story with this 2. I did kind of want to slap Eva around a few times and then Gideon a little for being so obsessed. I can handle the control issue but his obsession kind of pushed it for me a little at times. But overall I ended up really liking this book in some screwed up way. Oh and lets not forget the hotness that was their sex life, ummm yummy.”Ginnie wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story was decent in the beginning, but got lost toward the end. ”Corryn V wrote this review Saturday, March 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was fine but Gideon is no Christian Grey”vanmellon wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eva is a girl from a prominent family, however she doesn't want to rely on her stepfathers reputation to make it in the world and for that reason went to school on the other side of the country and even got a job and as a personal assistant in an ad agency in New York City. Its also in the same building that she finds the love of her life, Gideon Cross, the owner of the building and other companies around the country. They both have a past that they want to hide but when the past starts to unravel, will their relationship unravel as well??
OK. So I read this book after reading the entire 50 Shades Trilogy and man do I have to say that there are SOOO many similarities between the two. The concepts are the same, hot CEO type, ensnared by a beautiful woman, both into some Kinky and weird things, although, not as much in BTY as 50. However, I can't help but wonder if BTY was written based on 50 Shades, seeing that it came out later than that one.
Yes I realize that being in the smut genre there are going to be some extreme similarities.
I will give BTY one thing that 50 shades doesn't, better writing. I thought that the writing style was better, still cheesy none the less but better and it was easier to follow. I also liked how it wasn't as long winded as 50, being 200ish pages less.
I have to of course finish the books that are out and keep reading them. I mean what woman doesn't want romance in her life, even if it has to come from a book?”