I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
This story is an entertaining diversion but nothing that drew me in too deeply. The writing is perhaps more polished and edited (and slightly less repetitive) than 50 Shades, yet I did not become as attatched to the characters. In spite of it's flaws, the author of 50 Shades managed to connect me with the heart of her characters and make me care about them. This book, however, had a challenge passing that threshhold of being a rather superficial story about beautiful, too-perfect people and was not thoroughly successful. Some of the dialogue was even less convincing and more cliche. In one scene late in the story, the main female character Eva is actually looking for a heartfelt answer, and the best that Gideon can come up with is along the lines of 'if you don't stop doubting that this is going to last, I'm going to turn you over my knee and make damn sure you like it'. Come on, really? This is written by a woman, for women (primarily)...this is supposed to be what women enjoy, want to hear, etc? Sorry, I don't think so. The narration, however, was fine in my opinion...vocally her characterazation was convincing enough to enjoy the whole story, nothing too outstanding one way or another. Overall, this story did interest me (just) enough that I will check out the sequel when it is released - chalk one up for curiosity and all that to see what happens next.
After reading Fifty Shades, I was able to pretty much predict what happens next in this book. There are just way too many similarities in the story lines and even some of the same references. I felt like I was reading a knock off version of Fifty Shades.
Bared to you is right up there with Fifty shades of grey. I had already read the book and found the narrator to be right on as far as my interpretation.
Gideon is so haunted by his past. I can't imagine the horrific childhood he has experienced.
Their need for each other; their trust in each other despite their disagreements.
Yes, writing is clear and explicit!
Eva's acceptance of Gideon's night terrors, for that is what they are. These go way beyond nightmares.
I will listen to this book again and again.
They didn't have much of a story. Having more of a plot would have been nice.
It seemed to be someone trying to copy "Fifty Shades of Gray". I didn't like it that the characters were either arguing or having sex in every circumstance. There just wasn't any meat to the story. I kept hoping it would get better but it didn't.
It was just an ok listen. Not much of a problem to the voice of the reader.
Most of the arguing should have been cut.
Not a good story line and did not go into any details. The only reason why I got this book was because I was having Fifty Shades of Grey withdrawals, but was not impressed. Some people said that it was better but it is not.
Maybe change the person who read it, sounded like an older woman was reading about a 21 year old girl. Also, the ending sucked.
Yes I would try another book from this author.
I did not like it, specially the ending that is not an ending. Is the author writing book 2?
I thought 50 SOG would be the only story that had this dramatic erotic sexual couple with issues to fall inlove with. BUT this is another JACKPOT!!!
Gideon, so many contradictions like most men! Still fun to listen to his thoughts and actions.
Truly enjoyed this book because it was just two "nromal" people with some issues. Who doesn't have issues from their past? If you think you don't, then you have never stopped to examine your life!
They meet, are attracted, deal with the attraction and then go on to develop a true relationship that can withstand time and challenges.
this was a really good story line.. Easy to follow and real!!
that it was believable and everyone in the story was not perfect
never heard any of her work
great the way it is ..
the only drawback to this book..... is that I have to wait for the second to come out in October ..REALLY?