Reading books is probably one of the oldest time spending activity among all. Besides spending time, they also change you. There is an old telling “You are, what you read”, and in most cases its a fact. You can understand many things about a certain person by asking what type of books he / she reads. Personal preferences and dislikes in certain types will tell us many about this person.
Nowadays there are a lot of various book genres, you can find fantasies, detectives, romances, psychological, dramas, sci-fi etc. Each genre has its own group of “fans”, and people who take part from each group have more in common than from the over groups. Fantasies always describe mythical worlds that don’t have modern technology and are filled with mythical creatures, like dragons, wyverns, orcs, elves, dwarfs etc. also people with supernatural abilities like mages, witchers, nephelims etc. While detectives mostly express stories from our or 20th century period, and their strong point is logic and mystery, who committed the crime and why. All the story revolves one single idea, to bring turning points, amaze the reader and give the answer in that moment when he doesn’t suspect. Yes, all genres have their own particularities, you can’t say that one genre is boring while the other one is mega amazing, every single genre has its own fanbase. Even romance, that to most men will seem boring, it has a large women fanbase.
Reading a strangers love story can be quite interesting and, sometimes informational, romance stories aren’t fictional, most techniques you read from them can be applied real life. In a way you are reading a literature and at the same time gain some kind of theory in love relationship. But, usually these romance stories aren’t typical lovers, like in real life, their relationship is rather complicated and unique, to make the reading more interesting and diverse. And we, who love to read romance novels, always are in search of something new and passionate, to make our imagination boil and lust for more and more. Nowadays we can find a very big number of various romance novels, some are pure romance orientated, others are combine with other genres like historical, fantasy, detective, psychological etc. A very well written romance novel combined with erotic fiction is “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day.
Sylvia June Day, the books author, was born on March 11, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. She is a Japanese American writer that is mostly based on romance novels writing. Her novel writing career has officially started in year 2004 and continuous till our days. But among many of her creations, most notable of them are “Bared to You” and “Reflected in You”. The first one was placed on number four in top 10 best-selling books in Amazon.com’s list in 2012, on i-Tunes number five from top ten books of the year and number seven on Bookscan’s top 10 print book sales of 2012 – Adult fiction.
As you can see “Bared to You” received quite some popularity two years ago, and even today gains it steadily. Many people tend to compare Sylvia Day’s “Bared to You” with E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The major similarities between these two books are that: the main hero is a young, brilliant and gorgeous rich man with his own profitable business, who also thinks about sex day and night. The main hero has an obsessive and controlling desire for his heroine, this also includes a fantastical level of jealousy that is literally of-the-charts. Hero maintains platonic relationship with his past sexual partners, which leads to major scenes between him and the heroine. And, of course, very hot sexual scenes that are described in small details.
With all these similarities it seems the two books are similar in most ways, so why bothering reading a similar book? Even though “Bared to You” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” are similar with the above stated examples, they have their own nuances. Unlike Gre, Gideon isn’t a predator, he never tries to manipulate or force Eva into doing anything that serves only his pleasure alone. Unlike Ana, Eva converses in a more intellectual way, throughout the whole “Fifty Shades of Grey”, you mostly read from Ana’s side “Whoa!”, “Gasp!” and “Oh, My!”, while Eva frequently converses with the main hero in a rather intellectual way. Also, compared in “Bared to You”, both heroes have damaged souls.
So, as you can see, the two books have a similar general idea and concept, but they way it is written and developed are way different. Therefor if you’ve read the popular “Fifty Shades of Grey”, you won’t be disappointed from “Bared to You” because it introduces some interesting and new things that FSoG have omitted or simply ignored.
The book was released in various forms, including ePub – Electronic Publication. The ePub version of “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day can be easily downloaded by pressing the link below!