A super hot contemporary romance with unexpected twists and humour…
This is my first book from Alex Grayson (however, it is book #2 in the Consumed series), and I have to be honest— I really enjoyed it. If you’re into gentle and wholesome lovey dovey sex, Bare Yourself isn’t really for you. This book also deals with some issues that can be a little hard hitting, I found the first chapter especially a little hard to stomach, but I’m glad I stuck with it because the story itself is actually great. It is a different kind of read compared to other erotica books, I loved the angle and path it took. If there’s one thing that I found refreshing was the candidness of this story.
The characters themselves are brilliant. Grayson’s character development is bordering on flawless. The chemistry between Tegan and Willow. I’m going to come back to the hard hitting part of this story— Tegan has a backstory that is nothing short of hateful, abhorrent… heinous. His character though is so brilliantly though out that you have the right balance of consequence from his past and his ability to live his life without that whole owe is me sentiment. Don’t get me wrong, if there was a hint of that in this story it would be more than understandable, but the angle which this story has taken has given the reader the ability to empathise without being buried in pity. This actually worked really well with the plot due to the martymachlia theme throughout… if that is the right term? Someone who enjoys being watched during sex. Basically exhibitionism. The big words are coming out today!
Willow, again, was a great character. I can only describe her and Tegan as two sides of the same coin. They balance each other out, complete each other and together they explore and push each other’s limits. Sexually and emotionally. They have these beautiful humorous moments that actually lead them to taking bigger steps together. Like I said, this story is brilliantly balanced. This is an erotica book, so there is a lot of sex. It is very well written and it serves a purpose. A lot of character development is done within the hot, steamy and insanely arousing erotic parts. This isn’t sex written for the sake of sex… it’s not some heavy, lusty dirty porno… even if some of the sex can only be described in that way.
All in all, I loved this story. Tegan was it for me. He really was the star of the show. I cannot wait for the next in the series. I’m guessing that the secondary characters in Bare Yourself will all have their own book. I hope they do, because I absolutely LOVED the secondary characters. You got a good feel for them, even if they weren’t centerstage. I really hope I don’t have to wait too long for the next book, and I hope that we see more of Tegan and Willow in it. For now I’ll just have to read Always Wanting, book #1 int the Consumed series.
About the Book
My name is Tegan Zander, and I like to… bare myself. Yes, you read that right. It’s not just me I want everyone to see, but also the lucky person I’m with at the moment. No, I don’t go around whipping out my junk and pulling up skirts to flash all the Joe Blows around. Give me some credit; I’m a bit more discreet than that. Barely. No, I like to be watched while fucking. I like knowing someone else is in the room, getting off on what my partner and I are doing. This is my sexual vice, and I fucking love it.
What I don’t do is relationships. I have too much fun in my bachelor life. I don’t want to be tied down to one woman when there are still so many out there to explore.
Willow Bennett was just a woman I helped on the side of the road. Nothing more, nothing less, even if her hot little body demanded attention from mine. I did my good deed, kissed those sweet lips, ground my jean-covered length against her softness, and left, expecting to never see her again.
But then, there she was, in her short skirt, tank top, and flip-flops, looking sexy as hell. She didn’t know it yet, but she was my next plaything. I was going to expose her along with me. I was going to show her just how good it could be if she lost her inhibitions and let me put her on display.
I don’t do relationships, but with this girl, I just might… expose my heart to her.
*Although this is Book 2 of the Consumed Series, BARE YOURSELF may be read as a standalone!*
**This book is intended for mature audiences ages 18+!**
#1 Always Wanting
My name is Abigail Summers, and I’m addicted to sex. Yes, you read right. I’m a woman that craves… no, needs to have a man take my body on a daily basis. If I don’t have sex at least once a day, my body shakes from withdrawals, my stomach cramps with unbearable pain, my sexually hazed mind goes haywire, and I become extremely irritable and a major bitch. This isn’t a lifestyle I’ve chosen for myself. It’s a struggle I deal with every single day.
I don’t do relationships, because what man wants to be stuck knowing his girl may be out f*cking some random guy if he’s not available? You may think this is something that I can control, but I say screw you; you’ve never been in my shoes before.
The cravings may be something I can’t control, but I’ve learned to embrace them. I’ve tried the sexual addiction support groups. I’ve tried curbing my appetites. I’ve been shunned, criticized, ridiculed, and called every nasty name under the sun. Well, I say f*ck all you judgmental assholes. I’ll have sex with who I want, when I want, where I want. Embarrassment? That’s a thing of the past. This is my life now, and those that don’t like it can go straight to hell.
But then he came along and screwed everything up. Colt Maverick. For once in my life, I want more, crave more from one guy. A guy that’s sweet and doesn’t match my hard interior. A guy that looks at me like he wants to eat me alive and claim me as his own. A guy that will most definitely not be okay with my addiction. A guy that I want over and over again, not because my body demands it, but because I demand it.
I now have a new addiction. But will he be enough to satisfy my uncontrollable desires?
About the Author
Alex Grayson is originally from the south but has recently moved to Northern Ohio. Although she misses the warmth of Florida and often times detests the cold of Ohio she absolutely loves living in the north. She and her husband bought a house on two acres of land and live there with their daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 7 ducks. She hopes to eventually get chickens and a couple of goats to add to their country way of living.
Besides her family and home her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating.
Alex welcomes and encourages feedback, of any kind. She can be contacted at email@example.com.