Bared To You, by Sylvia Day is published by Berkeley, Penguin Random House LLC , with 334 pages.
Eva Tramell, moves from California to New York City declaring full independence. It is both a huge transition, yet exhilarating challenge.
She is ready, until she literally bumps into Gideon Cross.
Gideon Cross, just happens to own the building where she works, along with multiple New York City real estate. Gideon always gets what he wants. Right now Gideon wants Eva.
Eva is annoyed by her own sexual desire for Gideon, he's easy on the eyes. But he also comes with personal demons. Gideon is arrogant and needs to control everything and everyone, including Eva. Serving up a definite red flag. Personalities clash, yet something is boiling beneath the surface, neither can walk away.
I can't help but like Eva, she fights for her independence. Eva's willing to stand her ground for what she believes; regardless of the consequences, and last but not least Eva refuses to settle.
I give, Bared To You, five stars and full shelf placement in my personal library. For Erotica readers who look for an underlying plot, Bared To You, begins as a slow burn building quickly to full combustion.
Sylvia Day, is a Japanese American writer who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Crossfire Series reading order:
1. Bared to You
2. Reflected in You
3. Entwined with You
4. Captivated by You
5. One With You
Sweet Seduction is #3 in the sweet Series by Maya Banks, published by Penguin with 297 pages.
Julie Stanford, a salon owner, wants Nathan Tucker in a bad way. She's tried everything to get his attention. Finally, she risks everything and makes her final move. When things don't go as planned. Julie throws in the towel. She decides to move forward without Nathan.
All Julie wants is romance, love, and the happily ever after that others seem to get, but she can't seem to achieve.
Determined to get Nathan off her mind and out if her life, Julie makes a bold move without Nathan. When Nathan catches wind of Julie's plan, he's furious. Intervening on her behalf, one has to wonder has Nathan had a personal breakthrough or is it sweet revenge?
The Sweet Series is about a group of friends from Houston, Texas. Most of them work at a Security Company. Although it's a tight-knit group, they all have personal secrets. The characters flow through the series, creating a sense of familiarity. Each book is strong enough to standalone, yet keeps the group intriguing.
I like the heroine, Julie Stanford. She's real, down to earth. Not picture perfect. Julie reflects how women feel about themselves. Although she may be strong,independent, and a businesswoman; she measures her decisions carefully. She goes after what she wants in life, determined not to settle. Yet she's strong enough to stand her ground, cut her losses and move on.
Sweet Seduction is perfect for the first-time, Erotic reader. The familiar characters drive the plot, opening the readers' eyes to help them understand the mesh between reacting to emotions, and what drives people to do what others may consider taboo. The reader is drawn into a spectator role to understand what we see, may not always be truth, there may be a much deeper root, more to the personal story.
The Sweet Series in order:
Sweet Surrender (1)
Sweet Persuasion (2)
Sweet Seduction (3)
Sweet Temptation (4)
Sweet Possession (5)
Sweet Addiction (6)
Conservatives who haven't actually taken the time to read the book may frown on the very idea of erotica simply because they have not taken the overall content into consideration, choosing instead to judge the book by its genre.
This is a five star book, highly recommended and will easily be placed in my personal library.
I look forward to reading the rest of the Sweet Series.
Maya Banks has written more than 60 novels including contemporary, erotic romance, historical and paranormal. Banks resides in Texas. Credits include: The Sweet Series. KGI Series, The Pregnancy & Passion Series, The Slow Burn Series, Montgomery's & Armstrong Series. McCabe Triology, The Surrender Triology, The Breathless Triology, The Falcon Mercenary Group Séries, The Tangled Hearts Trilogy, The Colter's Legacy Series The Unbroken Triology, The Brazen & Reckless Duo, The Wild Series, The Anetakis Triology, The Enforcers Series, and The Vault Collection.
For more info go to: www.mayabanks.com