Series Review // Laid Bare by S.R. Grey

May 27, 2024

I'm back with a series of books that I read a long time ago, but I remember enjoying them.
The Laid Bare series is a paranormal romance with a contemporary romance feel.
Hopefully my reviews inspire someone to give S.R. Grey books a chance.


There’s something about Lucien Chambers. Something beyond his amazing success, his good looks, and his uncanny ability to turn everything he touches to gold.

In the eyes of the world, Lucien is a sexy and savvy business man. But when a naïve photographer, Dahlia Vaughn, is hired to take pictures of the hot entrepreneur, she discovers Mr. Chambers may be much more than what he seems.

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I'm not sure what to think of this book. The relationship that is building between the characters, Dahlia and Lucien, is still pretty vague. Even their sex scenes are brief and vague. I can see a lot of potential for this story but it's not quite connecting for me yet. It is in its early stages so maybe book two will give me some more depth. The idea that Lucien is supernatural has been planted and there are a few instances as proof, but I want more.


Lucien and Dahlia can’t stay away from one another, so, why fight it? Giving in to their feelings, they vow to start anew. However, a surprise visit from Lucien’s mysterious cousin, Selene, puts a damper on the passionate reunion.

Who is this disarming woman? Is she like Lucien, something . . . different? And why is she so set on getting Dahlia out of Lucien’s life?

Faced with Selene’s disapproval, Lucien finds he is forced to unveil more of his power to Dahlia, thus placing her in a perilous situation.

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With book one I demanded more. S.R. Grey gave it to me with this one. I wanted to know more about Lucien and I got it. I also got Lucien's POV which took this series from ok to great! His POV was amazing. Who doesn't want to be in the head of a supernatural being??? Now the relationship between him and Dahlia is more believable. I wanted to feel connected and boy do I. The added element of his cousin Selene, who shares the same powers, added the touch of suspense I craved. The way she manipulated/controlled Dahlia was crazy! The idea that Lucien and Selene were created as part of their parents' master plan for more power just adds more substance to this story, making it that much more interesting.


With Dahlia ensnared in the clutches of Lucien’s sinister cousin, it would seem Selene’s evil plan to make Dahlia despise Lucien has been effective.

Will Selene sever their bond forever?

Not if Lucien has anything to say about it.

But when the powerful Mr. Chambers swoops in to rescue his young love, he soon discovers there’s more to Dahlia’s connection to him than he ever imagined.

Can Dahlia be saved? And if so, should Lucien save her? To do so may mean disaster.

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Another great addition to the series. I think the characters were even more interesting in this book. Lucien's love for Dahlia is much clearer here. And we get a better idea of what he is willing to do for her. His family seems reluctant to give up their quest for world domination and will stop at nothing to get rid of Dahlia to do so. First his cousin Selene who manages to put Dahlia under a hate and lust spell. Then his mother who lifts the spell but tries to harm her anyway. When will these lovers catch a break?


Lucien and Dahlia… A relationship that was never meant to be. Is that why it seems so destined to fail?

Maybe. But Lucien doesn’t believe that’s the case.

Still, with all the odds stacked against this unlikely couple, Lucien sees only one way out---sacrifice himself in order to save Dahlia.

Will Lucien succeed in destroying himself? Can Dahlia stop him? Or, will their love prove strong enough to save them both?

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This conclusion to the series was fantastic! And was it ever HOT!! Lucien and Dahlia find Dunne who agrees to help them. Let's just say it involved a very sexy threesome remedy. Nice! Dahlia becomes one of them and therefore not only safe from Lucien's parents and the dark side but also a force to be reckoned with. It was nice to see that even though she got all that powered, she retained her human core. It was nice to see that Lucien retained his as well. Now they have centuries together to enjoy their HEA.

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