Bared To You: Caribbean Teen Review

Bared To You by Sylvia Day is approximately 352 pages according to goodreads.com. It was the first book I’ve read by Sylvia Day and I don’t regret buying it.

Before I buy a book I like to check out other reviews and see how many stars they gave the book. On goodreads, the average amount of stars Bared To You was give was 4.21 out of 5. I gave it 4 stars which insinuates that I “really like it”.  Any who, as I looked through the reviews I noted that people claimed that it was like Fifty Shades of Grey. My friend who recommended Bared To You to me, also said she heard it was like Fifty Shades but much better.

I have to agree. Bared To You was very, very similar to Fifty Shades of Grey but I also have to agree that it was way better. I think the best way to really get my point across is to lay out the differences between the story.

Eva : Anastasia

not a virgin : virgin

dark soul : clueless

has a therapist : doesn’t need medical help

Gideon : Christain

rich : rich

boss : boss

has an ex who wants them

wants the dom/sub relationship

doesn’t use pain with sex : has a pain room

both have therapist

 

Those are just some of the similarities and differences between the character. I don’t want  to spoil the story for others who might want to read Bared To You by going into detail. I feel like Bared To You is like a Fifty Shades of Grey sibling, they are a like but Bared To You has its own quirks and plot twists that make it so much better and more realistic. 

I’d recommend  Bared To You to ages 17+, and readers who like sexy billionaires, erotic scenes and broken characters.

This is my very first book review and I hope you enjoyed it. 

Why I (Probably) Won’t Be Doing The Deed in High School

The Deed. It. Yes it’s capitalized. No, I’m not prude and I feel perfectly fine saying the 3-letter word aloud but I feel that for the purpose of this post said word is unnecessary.   

I recently ready Judy Blume book, Forever…, and my wonderful ears also tuned into some unwanted information from a conversation two boys were having in the back of the math classroom. 

[BOOK SPOILERS]

Firstly I’ll talk about the book. Forever… was written in 1975 and so it’s what I’d call an old time book. Words like laid are used, as in “I laid twice before.” It’s not exactly the way we would use laid now. Anyhow, I’ve tried to read many old books but this is probably one of the only ones I’ve finished and enjoyed. The girl and boy fell in love and eventually had sex as seniors in high school and they believe they’re going to be together forever, hence the title. As the statistic goes with most high school relationships it doesn’t last. Whiles they were together she fell for someone else over their summer apart and he decided to tell her that he slept with everyone where ever he was in America. 

That turned me off. I highly doubt that he actually slept with anyone else and I know she didn’t. (Yes, I take book relationships seriously.) People that you love can hurt you so easily  and as a teenager, we can be very irrational. The book made me think about the fact that I could do the deed with someone and within moments the relationship could be over. The girl in the book never thought things would end and gladly gave her body over. After reading the book I felt like I would be taking less of a risk if I stayed away from doing anything with the boys whilst I’m in high school.

Moving on, what I heard in my math class….

“Dude, at the music festival me and Jen are gonna do it.”

“Really?”

“Ya man, it’s gonna be my first time. I’m a bit nervous.”

“You want me to give you some pointers.”

“Ya dog, that’d be awesome.”

“Ok, so it’s nasty. The girl…..”

I tuned out after that. I didn’t want my fragile and innocent ears to hear anymore crap. My second reason why I won’t be giving it up in high school is that boys are braggers and have little manners. Seriously if I was that girl and I heard that my boyfriend was telling his friends about what will be our “special” moment at a concert, I’d break up with him right there and then. Boys don’t have great understanding up what’s private and what’s best left untold. 

Everyone in high school talks and I don’t want my first or fifth time to be publicized throughout the school so my peers and teachers can know all my business. I’ve heard plenty of stories about other teenager’s sexcapades and I don’t want to be another one. 

P.S. ~ I also don’t think being in love is a reason to have sex.