A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction…
With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.
©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance.” (Teresa Medeiros)
“Bared to You obliterates the competition…unique and unforgettable.” (Joyfully Reviewed)
Then, and only then, will you have a decent tender book about Lady Jess witnessing, (when she was still a naive young girl on the eve of her wedding) Lord Alistair (son of an Earl) earning money as he has sex with Lady ? during a house party. This act sticks with her and she fantasises about him for 7 years, even during her happy marriage to Benedict but unfortunately Benedict dies however he leaves her a plantation in Jamaica to sell.
She embarks on a ship that is being Captained by Alistair (who has always half loved Jess) and emotions, attraction, and sexual tension build as the 2 lovers cannot deny each other any longer..... But they still have to return to England. It's a hot yet tender tale of love overcoming all - including time.
The problem occurs as soon as Fiona Underwood (the narrator) opens her mouth and thus another good book is ruined. Thankfully I could distort her voice by double speeding her voice (he he he) and I actually got through it with my sanity intact.
Worth a credit? The book is but the narrator isn't and, as a fan of Sylvia Day's work, I feel robbed of a good book. So, I hope whoever is responsible for the narration will get this re-narrated quickly.
I am a woman, 48 years young and living in Sweden. I am a mother, have a dog and a beloved ex husband. My favorite books is the ones written with humor - the genre doesn't matter much. My taste defer but I want to feel something when I read a book - learn something, get my imagination stimulated, shiver, cry or laugh.
Actually I don't know. It seems like the author has a tendency to repeat herself.
The lack of warmth and genuine passion which I found in the Crossfire novels. Also that the author repeat both story and replicas from the Crossfire novels!
It's too theatrical. The characters sounds foolish.
All of them...
I listened to the end of the book, but now I will delete it from my library.
On the other hand, I will start over again with Bared to you...!
Everything from the opening chapter. The awful language, the absolutely dreadful narrator, the plot. It was excruciating to listen to.
Written more In the style of her other books like the Crossfire ones.
One of my pet peeves for narrators is when they obviously are just reading it cold and pronounce words incorrectly. For instance shone (as in past tense of shine) is not pronounced shown as in own and migraine in this book was so weird I had to rewind to make sense of the way she pronounced it.
Not for me - I persevered for a while before i gave up but it put me to sleep and I felt no connection with the characters or gave any thought to them whereas characters in her other books had me thinking about them long after I finished the book.
I lasted about 1/3 of the way into the first volume and then just gave up. Life is too short to waste on rubbish like this.
Don't just churn out books to make money . Give them a little bit of substance.
Don't get me wrong i love Sylvia's books normally but this narrator I just couldn't listen anymore
The person who did Bared to you or any one. Fiona's narration kept making me think it was a English granny reading in a library to a group about porn
I only got 30minutes In
I may in future try a hard copy but couldn't do the audiobook it just didn't seem right to hear descriptive adult scenes with this voice, even the pronunciation was wrong just wrong
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen.
So thankful the 2 main characters were able to work it out after 7 years...they did belong together.
Sister's tragedy and subsequent reaction by husband!
Fun in the horse carriage and the seduction on the journey to the carribbean!
Yes, I have grown to love this genre of 19th Century British storyline!
I thought the narrator did a great job!
I heard this was the "pre quel" in some sense to the bared to you trilogy. I'm not sure that is correct but i really enjoyed the story. I am not usually someone who enjoys literature where the characters are set so much in the past, but i did thoroughly enjoy this book. I would reccommend it to anyone who is a fan of Sylvia Day.
Jess - such a strong character and to see her transform was truly a pleasure.
I thought the voice was a little too english - althought i know it was set there i'm not sure whether i liked the reader for this story,
It was innocent and fresh at the same time, I couldn't put it down when I was reading it and listening to it was even better it transported me to the era with the story.
I think that this is one of the best I have read; To Beguile a Beast is close but this one is so much better because it keeps the reader interested and updated on every character; although I wish the ending wasn't there and Mrs. Day's prologue included more from Hester and Michael.
No...It was ok.
The title says it all, I would just add..."A night or exposure marked their lives and since then they belonged to each other; now seven years later they have the opportunity to dive into passion."
Great book! Mrs. Day has a talent that we are just beginning to enjoy and I hope she considers a second book on this one.
The physical descriptions of the characters are very vivid.
The sensual reactions of 16 year old, innocent Jessica after watching Alister having sex in the garden made me want to read on. She shared that moment with her fiancee and let you know how in touch with her sensuality she was.
She's an excellent actress changing her voice to fit the characters keeping you in the moment.
Sharing their past secrets and creating a loving and supportive bond between them.
The sensual, sexual scenes are graphically described and make me want to read her again and again. If I am looking for a book about sexual fantasies, she's the gal who offers it in her love stories.
I don't like period books I like modern romance. Disappointed I just couldn't get in to it. Audible was wrong for not saying this book takes place hundreds of years ago. If i liked period novels than I would give a higher rating. I love Sylvia Day's books just not this book.
The Sullivan series. I like how they flow. By Bella Andre.
Disappointment. I blame it on Audible. Goodread said it take place 200 years earlier in their review. If I wanted pride and prejudice I would of picked it.
Audible needs to be real with their reviews.
"not up to usual standards"
I am a great lover of Sylvia Day books but I have to say this is not one of her better books. The storyline is not bad but found far to much descriptive language used to outline the scenes. The characters are believable but it is written in a style of Jane Austen without the panache and credibility. The story itself isn't bad, and it is fair to say some of the scenes grab your attention, but the style and period of the writing lets it down for me. The narration is ok compared to some audio books and is worth a read if you like Sylvia Day but for me I think I'll stick with Sylvia Days modern take on relationships.
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