it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.
i'd just finished Fifty Shades Trilogy and was desperate to find something, anything to fill the void that Fifty left on me. what to read next? i had no clue. then a friend told me to read Bared to You. it's similar to Fifty except the writing is on a higher level, the characters more developed and the narration is superb.
if you're missing fifty or you're wanting a fresh, new escape, try this listen. you'll enjoy it from beginning to end. my only negative comment would be the length of the book. it's too short. i'm hoping her next installment, due out in october, will be longer. this was just over too fast! i'm already missing the characters. :)
Bad writing. Ridiculous and annoying dialogue, plot, and characters.
Her voice is okay, but much too little-girl-perky for the character in this (sorry) tale.
Not that I could see.
Honestly, I'm pretty good at choosing audiobooks that I enjoy. I was so far off with this one! Can't imagine what I was thinking! Glad that doesn't happen very often.....rather costly if it did.
Other reviewers said it was a direct ripoff of FIfty Shades of Gray, but that it was better written. I hated Fifty but purchased this book anyway. The first 2 chapters were almost exactly like 50. So much so I almost turned the book off. But I struggled through it. It is better written but still not a good book. The main characters have endured sexual abuse and are trying to deal with the after effects. Somehow I cannot listened to a book where someone has had to try to deal with such a horrible thing and then listen to how they can have such a fullfilling sex life. It seems so unreal. When I listen to a "romance" novel, I want escapism not to be reminded of something so horrible and then listen to how they bang like ferral beasts.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Let me start out by saying I LOVED THIS BOOK! And I CAN NOT WAIT for the next one. This is the perfect book for Grey withdraw. However, I kept asking myself why did I enjoy Fifty more then this one? Because Bared to You is the first book....I simply want more! More character development, more answers to my hundreds of questions, more interaction between the 2 main characters then just hot sex (not that I mind it).
I really believe I will eventually like this book more than Fifty, but until then I'll be agonizing over the wait.
One Unique Reader
I needed this...
Can't pick... but I'm glad that Gideon only reminded me of Gray suferficially, both being rich, handsome and scared
If you loved FSOG you will like this book as well, but you won't read/listen to it thinking about how much they are alike, these are two different books.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Yes, one of the BEST I've listened to. Great, interesting and I did not want to stop listening!!!!
Full of interesting moments, one right after another!!
She is just wonderful. The best narrator I have ever listened to. She makes me feel like I'm right in the moment.
Like I said eariler, Jill Redfield's excellent skills in reading this book made me feel like I was right there in the moment. It was fantastic!!
I would gladly spend money for this book. I used my credit, but in the future if I do not have a credit when this author/narrator combination comes out I will buy it. I loved it that much. I got book 2 in the series.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Let me say this right now before I go another step into this review. I refuse to read/listen to this b/c of bad reviews and the FSOG comparisons. I was a dork~ moving on!
Now. Gideon Cross was an amazing character. I am an all about the character kinda gal. I love it when an author really takes time on characters. That is why Fifty Shades is so good. Not a lot of people see that. Christen Grey is one amazing character. Now we have Gideon Cross and honestly, yes there are a lot of similarities in these characters and stories, but why hamper on that. It’s a romantic novel for gosh sake! Focus on the character and the world built for Gideon Cross and not Christen Grey when reading this and there should be no confusion. Besides these two men are two totally different doms…
Eva is that inside messed up that you would never know in a million years just by looking and plus she carries around the worst kinda of evil… jealously, and she knows it. Dang… that is totally messed up. Jealously is the kinda torture that just fester and Eva is already insecure being with freakin mulitgulzioniare Gideon Cross. Then you have Gideon who has something seriously messed up inside too goin on with him, just like Eva, but he won’t talk to Eva about it. They are seriously bad for each other, but they seriously need each other, but Gideon… something is seriously off with his whole situation….
This book was so emotional…a real rollercoaster. If I really had to compare this to FSOG, I would say it is on the same level. Not the same story, in the same field, but different all together, but similar situations. FSOG fans would love this, and would enjoy the similarities and differences.
Wow for Jill Redfield. Never listen to her before…but will recommend her to anyone. She was soo good. Not as good as Xe Sands. I am a Sands fan for sure. Redfield did amazing. I like her Gideon voice… very raspy when he said Evaa!!!!!
Addicted to Audible since 2009
Probably not or not unless it is a book of a different genre altogether.
She could have been much more original.
She is a very good narrator. Much much better than the person who narrates Fifty Shades.
Yes it did but I can't say because my mother may read this.
While this book feels like a Fifty Shades rip off, it's actually more descriptive, which makes it more seducive and so, I actually liked this book better.
Better things to do but this is more fun.
It's one of the better romance books I've read although about middle of the pack in terms of reading quality among audio books.
Good plot but I wasn't thrilled with the reader's interpretations, particularly her interpretation of Gideon Cross. However, I found the story compelling enough that I found excuses (chores) to do just so I could finish the next little bit. Having read the Twilight and Fifty Shades series, I found this story to be somewhat similar but engaging: The male leads in all three books are wealthy and two of the three are prominent businessmen. I like alpha males but am about done with dysfunctional personalities, as is the case with Mr. Cross and with Christian Grey (Fifty Shades). Also, all three female leads have some small self esteem issues. As with Twilight and Fifty Shades, the female lead's parents are not together and the mother is somewhat, umm, flighty and even narcissistic. Also, all three books have elements of stalker/crazy behavior, including observing/photographing the female lead in each story and generally high levels of possessiveness and jealousy. On the other hand, it's kind of sweet when your significant other feels strongly about you like that. Yeah, I'm a little conflicted and my feminist mother would be appalled.Having said all of that, I like the story enough to listen to the second book. I guess I find myself wanting to like it more. We'll see how the rest of the story goes in book 2.
One of my favorite moments was where Gideon is revealed to have made a collage of Eva's pictures and he speaks of her photograph blowing him a kiss from her photo every day.
The reader is generally likable but I didn't care for the way she read male voices. She seems a bit out of her range and it changes the emotion of the character she's reading.
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
What a difference a voice makes...
I don't like 50shades. At all.
And while there is similarity here, this is definitely better than 50. But I am writing this review mostly to praise the narrator's performance. It is absolutely stellar!
Also Sylvia Day is an actual author, so the book is written much better as well.