With all the comparisons of Bared To You and Fifty Shades of Grey I decided it was time for me to actually read Bared To You by Sylvia Day. Knowing that Fifty and Bared are often compared, I went in thinking it would be like Fifty Shades of Grey. While there are some points that are similar, the books are quite different. I have to admit that it messed with my head a bit when I was reading Bared to You.
The main characters are Eva and Gideon, they each have issues and lots of them. They actually make Ana and Christian seem like normal stable characters. As private as Christian is in Fifty Shades of Grey, Gideon is at times the complete opposite, at least with his public life. As for Ana and Eva, I think they only thing they have in common is a divorced mother and that they both went to college. Otherwise, they have completely different life experiences which leads to very different interactions with Christian and Gideon.
Both books have a lot of sexual tension and the sex to go with it. But it has a different tone in Bared to You and I found the writing of the sex scenes better in Fifty Shades of Grey. I think the sex is a bit less important in Bared to You then it seemed in Fifty Shades, at least in its role as a plot point.
I enjoyed Bared to You and if you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey you’ll probably also enjoy Bared to You. But I think it’s important to read it as an independent book with no relationship to Fifty Shades of Grey. And if you’re not wowed by Bared to You after you read it you should still read Reflected in You, it was a lot better, very intense!