Review Exposed To you by Beth Kery
Itâ€™s not often youâ€™re hired to paint a body tattooâ€”and what a bodyâ€”on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing sheâ€™d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.Â
Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy faÃ§ade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?Â
In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever? Â
I was so happy to see Beth Kery back to her former glory, writing full length, well thought out, well edited novels, which Make sense and has continuity. I missed that about beth and her books. Though the serialized thing was an interesting idea, I would say that it was a terrible idea, mainly because of the way it broke up the story and the execution behind it. So I was really interested to find out how she was going to take this book in its new direction. I LOVED and was a HUGE fan of the old Beth Kery. She wrote amazingly detailed and romantic erotic tales about realistic people in extraordinary circumstances and I wanted THAT beth Kery back.
I got her. I GOT HER!!!!
Exposed to you was fantastic. An amazing tale about what happens when you’re faced with a disease and you don’t know how to handle it. You do something outrageous that gets you to the point where you can deal with your diagnosis and then, then you grow and you deal. So what if the guy you do your crazy thing with is the hottest guy on the planet. And you really liked him and he really liked you, but somehow you missed each other and you ended up meeting again after you were healed. Would you be willing to take that risk, for true love despite your fear of death?
Thats what I love about Ms. Kery’s work. There is always a larger fear issue at play. There is always a huge issue with her female characters trying to overcome a larger fear issue that leads them down a dark and desperate path which is paved with their self preservation instincts often overwhelming their desires to be in a wonderful romantic relationship.
These are complicated relationships, these are difficult and stressed yet very very realistic, emotional, heightened, deep, complex, romantic entanglements, which make me, as a reader so invested in their happiness and it keeps me reading and wanting to read.
I loved Exposed to you. Joy was real, damaged, hurting, with such overwhelming fear that was so well written it was palpable and Everett as the thinking mans movie star, a bit jaded and cynical, protective of whats good and right in his life but unafraid to go after what he wants.
I loved them both
Overall Rating: A-