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Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel

Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel

Written by Sylvia Day

Narrated by Jill Redfield


Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel

Written by Sylvia Day

Narrated by Jill Redfield

ratings:
4/5 (300 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
Jun 22, 2012
ISBN:
9781469220505
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Step aside, ‘Fifty Shades’…

Move over, “Fifty Shades”—there’s a new hot zillionaire in town. Day’s “Crossfire” series ups the ante on everything its predecessor set out to do as it explores the hearts, minds & bedrooms of lovers with tortured pasts.

Description

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness.…

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily.…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wound…and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart.…

"Bared to You obliterates the competition…Unique and unforgettable." -Joyfully Reviewed

"If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey…this would be the first one I would offer…Scorching love scenes." -Dear Author

"An erotic romance that should not be missed." -Romance Novel News

"Hot…page-meltingly hot." -Darhk Portal

Released:
Jun 22, 2012
ISBN:
9781469220505
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 23 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.


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  • (5/5)
    If you liked "Fifty Shades of Grey" you will love this book.

    It is basically a similar story. A young woman works for sexy Gideon Cross's ( a well off business man) company. When they meet they feel instantly connected. Their love grows stronger and deeper, but they are still haunted by their troubled pasts. Between Ex's and drama this book will keep you wanting more. It is erotic and it tends to make you crave a full on consuming relationship like the one in the book.
  • (4/5)
    So this book had a lot of sex. It was basically relationship drama. Sex. Relationship drama. Sex. Relationship drama. Sex. And so forth. This was definitely better than Fifty Shades of Grey. I liked it but I wasn't blown away by it. I wanted more BDSM type of sex than what I got. But I suspect that will be developed in the other books.
  • (5/5)
    On of my favorite books ever. The first one I've read twice back to back. Loved it and can't wait for the rest of the trilogy. I hope as is the case for the Shades of Gray trilogy that it will only get better and better through the next two books.
  • (5/5)
    I wanted forever to start this series. WOW!!! I'm glad I started. Onto the next....
  • (4/5)
    Bared To You has a definite 50 Shades feel to it. Our hero and heroine are both emotionally damaged and being together is a constant push and pull for them. We follow their turbulent relationship as they each try to understand the other's wants and needs. I admit that the two protagonists in here didn't work as well as our 50 Shades couple for me. Maybe because this couple in here steeped in so much realism. While I could never imagine a REAL Christian and Ana, I could imagine a real Eva and Gideon. And that made me uncomfortable. I didn't like Gideon's dominance. It was insulting. Eva also made me feel uncomfortable. With her past, I wanted to see her not so accepting of people's taking advantage of her. The sexy scenes are off the chain with unbelievable chemistry. :) The over all story line was quite engaging and I liked that Ms. Day isn't promising an HEA in here. I don't know if I will read the sequel as I just wasn't that taken with the characters, but I do recommend this book for those who enjoyed 50 Shades and are looking for a more realistic adult version.
  • (3/5)
    Eve moves to Manhattan and starts a new job. In the same building as her job, she meets the wealthy and domineering Gideon Cross. Both have been traumatised by events in their childhoods. A passionate love affair means they have to deal with past issues.Eve's frustrating neediness is quite irritating. I kept reading as I wanted to find out what Gideon's traumatic childhood experiences were. Imagine my frustration when I reached the end of the book to find out that it is the first in a series and I would need to read another book to find out. I think not!
  • (5/5)
    Love how she writes. Characters have strong personalities, which I like.
  • (4/5)
    Very interesting and entertaining, couldn't put the book down. Loved it.
  • (4/5)
    This was a good book, too much like 50 shades of Grey only difference she was messed up also. I will read the next book to find out what happens.
  • (5/5)
    This series blows Fifty Shades out of the water!!! I have listened to this series multiple times..... And the narration.... Fantastic!
  • (3/5)
    I thought the story was great but the female lead is just way to childish. She said she wasn’t ready for a relationship but she got so pissed at being treated like a hookup. For someone so grown, she was too childish.
  • (5/5)
    Such a vivid description of emotion with the performance of the narrator bringing the book home
  • (2/5)
    A big NO.
    Noo, nooo, noooo.
    Felt to me like fan-fiction about 50 Shades of Grey.
    Absolute lack of originality!
    Though, the best part of the book was hilarious, detailed GoodReads reviews!
  • (1/5)
    I don't know why sexual harassment is entertaining. Rich powerful head of company demands brand new employee have sex with him and keeps hounding her after she says no. He knows all about her (think stalker, even she questions it, but brushes it off) but he's just so darned good looking, we're just supposed to ignore the fact that he's an absolute creep. Stopped listening at chapter 5.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and the story line. It did fall a little closer than I'd like along the story line of FSOG, but still it was different too. I was surprised at the ending or lack of one didn't necessarily leaving me yearning to pick up the next book, but I still will. Overall good read.
  • (1/5)
    Bad recording, couldn't enjoy, it not a bit of it
  • (4/5)
    Bared to You by Sylvia Day#1 Crossfire seriesEva Tramell has recently moved the the other side of the country, away from the father she loves, to be closer to her erratic mother. She has started a new job that she loves, working as an assistant in an ad agency. Working in NYC's Crossfire building, she unwittingly encounters the owner of the building, Gideon Cross, and sparks begin to fly. Their attraction is immediate, but they both have painful histories which may hinder the potential for a more meaningful relationship.I hesitated to start this series because of comparisons to 50SOG. I was pleasantly surprised by it, however. It was much better. Better writing, more believable storyline, more depth to the characters, etc. Near the end of the book, the angst and self-doubts and trust issues became wearisome, but it was believable and understandable in their situation and was important to the plot. One thing that was disturbing to me--and maybe it is addressed in later books--is Eva's history of hiding the truth about or running away from her problems. The fact that she (and her mother) both ran away from a serious problem in their life instead of going to authorities and dealing with it head on is a big waving banner showcasing why Eva still hasn't told her father the truth about her past and the reason she instinctively wants to run away whenever she and Gideon have a fight. I found that really sad.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    If you have read Fifty Shades of Grey then you will probably like Bared to You, haven't read shades of grey myself but I know that they are exactly alike. (I read several chapters of grey but couldn't get into.)

    In Bared To You both the male and female protagonists have emotional scars from their past and no experience with healthy romantic relationships to speak of, and in turn it affected they way they, or more so Gideon Cross, dealt with relationships. Gideon is a powerful business tycoon that has never had a girlfriend and prefers to date brunettes but Eva isn't a brunette. The book delves more into Eva Hammel's past experience but Gideon didn't open up much about his own, but as the story progresses you can kinda put two and two together. Maybe the next book will delve more into what drives Gideon. Gideon needs control and prefers to be the dom, (his own words) and for his partner to be submissive.

    In my opinion I prefer Gideons's character over Christian Grey's, Gideon didn't come off as arrogant and he treated Eva with a lot more respect. (Did read several chapters of Fifty Shades but couldn't get into it.)

    The secondary characters are very interesting and some are funny, they helped to create a good backdrop to the story.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    First, I won this book through Goodreads First-Reads program.

    I loved this book first and foremost. This book should not be compared to Fifty Shades. Yes, I agree there are similarities but the writing style and characters are completely different. Sylvia Day has a way of bringing her characters to life and you can feel their pain and sorrow. They actually have depth. The supporting characters also have depth. I loved Eva and Gideon's story and I cannot wait to read the second installment in this series.

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  • (3/5)
    I'm unsure where I picked this book up. I obviously forgot to journal it at the time.

    I've just finished it and can day that it was interesting enough. I find the relationship between Eva and Gideon annoying. They got together, and have had disagreements since. The break up, cry, get back together repeat and I find it annoying to read about . He's a young billionaire, handsome with some issues, she's an assistant at his company and has issues.

    All in all, its okay. There's some steamy scenes if like that type of writing.
  • (3/5)
    I found this book absolutely enthralling. The heat and the chill that this book revolves around, the chasing and the running. . . It sucked me right on in and didn't release me until the end.
  • (1/5)
    I must be honest with myself this book reminded me of Fifty shades 2 years back

    I will probably never read this
  • (5/5)
    If you have read Fifty Shades of Grey then you will probably like Bared to You, haven't read shades of grey myself but I know that they are exactly alike. (I read several chapters of grey but couldn't get into.)

    In Bared To You both the male and female protagonists have emotional scars from their past and no experience with healthy romantic relationships to speak of, and in turn it affected they way they, or more so Gideon Cross, dealt with relationships. Gideon is a powerful business tycoon that has never had a girlfriend and prefers to date brunettes but Eva isn't a brunette. The book delves more into Eva Hammel's past experience but Gideon didn't open up much about his own, but as the story progresses you can kinda put two and two together. Maybe the next book will delve more into what drives Gideon. Gideon needs control and prefers to be the dom, (his own words) and for his partner to be submissive.

    In my opinion I prefer Gideons's character over Christian Grey's, Gideon didn't come off as arrogant and he treated Eva with a lot more respect. (Did read several chapters of Fifty Shades but couldn't get into it.)

    The secondary characters are very interesting and some are funny, they helped to create a good backdrop to the story.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Like it so far but... did anyone else found it rather creepy that the girl narrating the book kept making a weird voice for gideon? Couldn’t even truly enjoy the sex part because of her voice! Kept kreeping me out.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)
    Two survivors of child abuse meet, have hot sex (many times) and find that their paths to healing are through each other. At least that's what I think. More plot, stronger characterization and better writing than 50 Shades...that's saying a lot but not so much. Eva's a much more interesting person than the 50 Shades chick.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I'm a little confused. I've read so many stellar reviews about this book and I had some really high expectations, but it didn't impress me that much. Giddeon and Eva's story had a lot of similarities with FSOG and I sooooo didn't like that one. Here, the story progressed in a nice pace, but the way those two behaved with each other wasn't good or healthy. The way Eva just cuts and runs every single time anything happens when she's out with Gideon plains pisses me off. Gideon has this really clingy side too, but they're both so very screwed up that it's kind of understandable.

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  • (4/5)
    Sylvia Day actually surprise me with this novel. While it has been compared repeatedly to that certain BDSM book that took off into oblivian *cough50shadescough* I don't think there is a connection. I did try 50 Shades but the complete lack of writing skill on the writer's part made it unreadable for me. This novel was written well enough to draw me into the story at least.

    The characters in this book are not perfect, every single one of them has issues, even more so Gideon and Eva. I like that Eva has gone to therapy to try to work on her issues but Gideon still won't even share what his is with Eva, or the audience. They are huge and emotionally jarring, as were Eva's, I'm sure. I am glad to see more and more literature taking on characters with such strong and socially repressed issues such as rape and child molestation. There are staggering statistics, like 1 in 4 women have been molested, sexually assualted, or raped and I am glad some authors are bringing light on these major issues.

    The steam level in this book is high but the emotional connection is love. The characters agree to go to couples therapy together after like a week and I didn't see the build up or the proof of these emotions to justify this step. I mean, if you need to go to couple's therapy after a week then you should probably just go find someone else. I needed more emotional connection.

    I hated the ending of the book, it was a cliff hanger and it annoyed me. I also hated the jealous running that Eva did like every single chapter. COME ON! It was too much and threw me out of the story sometimes. If you like a sexy novel that will keep you guessing, most of the time, then this book will be for you.
  • (2/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    This book is crazy. These characters are insane and codependent. They jumped into a relationship because they liked having sex with each other. They are both irrational and overly dramatic. They act like children one minute and horny teens the next. Insta-"love" and obsession. Sometimes the lines are just downright scary and I thought at some point he might kill her. They just consume each other in the worst way and fight constantly about next to nothing. INSANE.

    Read for a good laugh. I've had a lot of hearty laughs with this book.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    An erotic romance between two people with trauma in their pasts who find some kind of solace in each other. Someone described this (negatively) somewhere as *relationship drama* *sex* *relationship drama* *sex* over and over, and my reaction was, "Yes? Is erotic romance? What were you expecting, a jewel heist?" But now I've finished it, I sort of see what they mean. It's not, maybe, that I wanted more than the sex and relationship drama (I mean, don't order Cheerios and then be peeved that they aren't Corn Flakes when they come), but maybe that there could have been more to it? Some romance novels I read and I feel like the author is really getting at something about human beings or love or sex or relationships in the story, that the reader will come away from the book knowing something they didn't know before or understanding something in a new way. And others feel a bit, okay, "I'll take this problem for the heroine from Column A, and that issue for the hero from Column C, and let's make the sex kinky, and right, the mother's controlling, and hmm I'll give the hero this high profile profession from List 12, and the heroine this related but not at all glamorous profession from List 7, toss, and go!" Which, hey, is probably a pretty effective way of getting the bones of a story down and carrying on. But I don't want it to feel that way when I read it. This is personal preference more than anything else, I guess, but I like stories to feel like discoveries, like the characters revealed themselves to the author, not like the author picked a bunch of traits and stuck them together and ran with it. Whatever the process actually was, I'm happiest when it feels like discovery to me when I read. And this didn't. Don't get me wrong--it was entertaining enough, and it does what it does pretty well, and I *am* probably going to read the next one because I *do* want to know what happens. But I'm a little bit grumpy about it.

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  • (5/5)
    OMG what a rollercoaster.