We had a request (we’re looking at you, Chuck) for more Fifty Shades for our Thurs/Fri posts. Well, we’re sort of doing that. Bared to You is the other Fifty Shades of Grey, and boy we could not be more excited to find all the comparisons between the two books.
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…
And, I shit you not, there’s a fucking trailer for this book.
I personally am interested to find out if the writing in this is better or worse than Fifty Shades and also to find every single commonality between the texts! Damn it, you guys, I’m an English major!
Also, “he opened those cracks in me so easily,” well that’s just a book that’s begging to be torn apart! While being bad! And having a good time! And his name is Gideon for Christ’s sake!
And the trailer speaks for itself.
After Fifty Shades of Grey came out last year ago, it inspired a wave of imitators, which is something I know about because apparently I’m a goddamn Fifty Shades expert or something. One of the big ones, it would seem, is Sylvia Day’s Bared To You, or at least we’re pretty sure it is because it was in our fucking college bookstore.
We haven’t really done any research into what it’s like, so for all we know, this could actually be a fantastic and well-written novel. Except the Wikipedia article has a whole section titled “Similarities to Fifty Shades of Grey“, so we’re pretty sure that’s not gonna happen. And as much as we hate Fifty Shades and can’t wait to be done with it forever, we also simply cannot resist checking out the Fifty Shades knockoffs. Will it be better? Will it be worse? What would either of those even look like?
God, I hope there’s no tampon scene.