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So Much More Than Naked 1 (So Much More Than Naked #1)

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  247 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Darcy has always been in control. He had to be. He had assumed responsibility for his younger brother Martin when their parents died. Now Martin was getting married and he insisted that Darcy have a date for his wedding.

Without Darcy's knowledge Martin goes looking for a date for his big brother in the personals. But he slips up and punches in the wrong number.

Darcy reluct
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ebook, 156 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Extasy Books
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Brenda (b)
This one has me confused about how I feel about it. I keep going back and forth between giving it 3 or 4 stars, so I'll go with 4 because I liked the characters, Darcy and Ryan. Basically I liked the story too but there were a couple of things that bothered me. Darcy had so much tragedy in his life and I wanted him to find his happy ending – this has a HFN (happy for now) ending. He and Ryan were attracted to each other but I didn't feel any other connection between them. I felt that since Darcy ...more
Christina (SteepedinBooks)
Darcy and Ryan meet through a mix-up involving Darcy’s younger brother and a personal ad. Desperate for a date to his brother’s wedding, Darcy goes along with the blind date, but when he gets to the apartment to meet his mystery woman, it turns out to be a mystery man.

I liked Ryan right from the start. He seemed very self-assured, very comfortable with who he was, what he wanted, and how he felt about Darcy. Ryan was very open, even sweet. Darcy was a little harder for me to like. He was the exa
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Marlin
Mar 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
I really need to start reading better stuff.

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Chris
Jun 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, bdsm, 2010, owned, ebook
Um. These m/m romances were codependent trainwrecks of pseudo-bdsm, the two main characters were both TSTL, and I only kept reading out of sick fascination for how bad it could get.
Elisa Rolle
So Much More Than Naked by D.J. Manly

Darcy is a 26 years old virgin history professor. Orphaned at 19 years old after his mother commited suicide since she was not able to move on the husband's death, Darcy became the only steady point in the family for the younger brother Martin. Darcy reacts to the events becoming a freak controlled, everything in his life has to perfect and in order, and obviously his attraction toward men has to be denied.

Now Martin is marrying and other than throw into conf
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Trix
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was somewhat disappointed by the book. The impression left on after reading the "Deviations" series has stuck with me ever since and I can't help but compare any BDSM related story to the atmosphere and power play encountered there.

Darcy came out as a fickle character, much too unsure and ambivalent. Throughout the book, he kept drawing then repelling Ryan, sometimes for the stupidest reason. As well, his reasons for going back to Ryan were jumbled together, lacking a more thorough analysis. I
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Virginia
I really wanted to like this series because it has some good reviews but it just didn't click with me. I didn't see how the characters were attracted to each other. Also, (view spoiler) I spent most of the book annoyed by Darcy and how indecisive he was about everything. The writing style also di ...more
Beck
So Much More Than Naked 1 is so much less than good...it was drivel...we have a virgin who mysteriously 'knows' how to Dom...we have a cliché blind-date mix up...we have a man who is supposedly a sex therapist struggling with his sexual desires...we have Beck snarling at her kindle because she actually spent money on this bilge...this is a mediocre, unrealistic, poorly researched book with, as far as I can see up to the 60% mark, nothing to recommend it.
Drew
Aug 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mam-odloz
I am closing it after 15%, I should have expected it with this story plot.
Guy needs a date for wedding, brother reply an ad, guy goes there, finds out there was a mistake and following
conversation is idiotic, our hero explains the situation, the guy apparently isnt even listening and this is good dominant? (you wanted a girl? Never mind, try it with me, maybe I am better, come, I will show you my room with restrains")...
after I read more reviews, there isnt big chance I will ever finish it.
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Lisa
Pressured by his brother to find a date to his wedding, Darcy shows up at the address of a lady from the personal ads. However, it turns out to be a man and not a woman who answers the door.
Darcy is not gay and after having a drink with Ryan, leaves. However, Ryan haunts his dreams.
This was a quick easy to read story which I enjoyed. It has elements of BDSM in it with both MCs taking the Dom role at one time.
There is a second book in the series which I will definitely read.
Nemanja
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Classical american commercial trash novel. If you can swallow unrealistic world of gorgeous well-hung men, pathetic lines of brotherly love and so-typical plot, not to mention gay stereotypes, you can enjoy couple of hours of not-so-bad porn... In fact, sex scenes are the most elaborate part of this book...hence, the three stars not only two... ;-)
CB
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very entertaining story. Sexy characters, a unique story with some unexpected twists and very hot sex! Well worth the time and money. I look forward to reading more about these characters in the next book.
Lynnebaby
Apr 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like it but it got pretty confusing without clarifiers in the paragraphs. All this talk of he, his, him didn't help me to know who was doing what. I think the idea was a nice one, but the execution fell through after the first chapter.
Megan
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-mm
So much more...

I enjoyed this book even though it felt a bit rushed and disjointed in a few areas. It was interesting to see how the MCs interacted with each other. I felt really bad for the brother and would love to know he finally got his HEA.
Faifully
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's a good book, witch can be your stress relief.
Aeryn
Dec 01, 2008 added it
Highly recommend this book for anyone who has ever doubted why they got into a relationship in the first place.
Maya
Jan 06, 2011 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Ryoma Gartre
Jul 10, 2011 marked it as not-going-to-read
BDSM.
ElaineY
Sep 21, 2008 rated it liked it
This wasn't bad at all. Not as good as the other author's work but I prefer it to the Amusing Amanda series which is more pure erotica than M/M romance.
Edina Rose
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Nice couple, but I really did not understand their sexual dynamics...
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I write not only for my own pleasure, but for the pleasure of my readers. I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t written and told stories. When I’m not writing, I’m dreaming about writing, doing something wild and adventurous, or trying to make the world a better and more open minded place to live in. I adore beautiful men, and I know I’m not alone in this! Eroticism between consenting ...more
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