Christian vs. Gideon…and Sleeping Beauty

I’ve just finished Bared to You, the book likened to the Fifty Shades trilogy, and according to some reviews, even better than the books which had us all drooling over Mr. Grey.

So how did Gideon measure up to Christian? Well in my books, not very highly.

First of all, shallow me couldn’t get over the name, especially after my friend told me about the monkey species called the Gibbon monkey. After that whenever I read the name Gideon, I immediately got the monkey image in my head.

(And I’ve probably just ruined it for you…)

In my opinion, the book took a bit to actually take off and of it all, I enjoyed the last chapters the most. The comparisons to Fifty Shades are quite obvious – filthy rich, handsome multi-millionaire (or billionaire, I don’t know), with a troubled past meets the love of his life with an equally heavy history, they have lots (and lots) of sex, someone from their past ends us causing them problems, but love (and sex) always win out at the end. Eva seems to be less helpless and naive than Ana, which makes her character seem more credible somehow.

But Christian Grey wins hands-down everytime.

So yes, I will buy the rest of the Gideon-Eva books when they come out next month. But I’m thinking Fifty Shades will always be my favourite.

And now you’re probably asking what Sleeping Beauty has got to do with it all.

It seems that Anne Rice (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) wrote a trilogy back in the 1980s, waaaay before the term ‘mummy porn‘ was every invented let alone heard of.  The books tell the tale of Sleeping Beauty as we’ve never read it before. Let’s just say that Sleeping Beauty wasn’t waken up by the Prince’s kiss, and as far as I know the original story did not involve a harem.

So if mummy porn’s your thing, there’s another trilogy waiting just for you 😉