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Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Sylvia Day

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Title:Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
Authors:Sylvia Day
Info:Berkley Trade (2012), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 352 pages
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Bared to You by Sylvia Day (2012)

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An interesting erotic romance that dealt with some serious issues and kept my attention but I wasn't comfortable with the choices characters made and I was disappointed with the ending. Gideon and Eva are instantly attracted to each other but each has demons from the past.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Direct read-alike for Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James ( )
  ktoonen | Jan 28, 2015 |
OK, now I just have to admit. Amazon suggested me this book when I searched for Fifty shades. Oh my curiosity.
Shouldn't have done that.
Really huge mistake to start reading this books (Crossfire series).
Why? Because it is boring, dull, and definitely should be sued as a copy of Fifty Shades without mentioning it on the cover. Really, it is just the same, with some little differences.
Don't do it! ( )
  otikhonova | Dec 8, 2014 |
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.
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  mojo09226 | Nov 21, 2014 |
Bared to You (Crossfire) was a book I found at a local library sale. I heard it was very similar to the Fifty shades of Grey series. I was very disappointed in this first novel as the plot and story line directly followed the first book in the Fifty shades of grey series, to an irritating "T". Eva was a single women starting a new job when she fell (literally) at Gideon Crossfire. Someone who is so deliciously handsome she can barely contain herself around him. She fumbles and makes a huge fool of herself whenever he is around given his stature and Empire. This is a VERY adult read as it does have sex languages, scenes and erotic situations throughout the entire novel. I have since read the second book and can say it does spin off and the plot is intriguing. This first book almost swayed me away from reading the next book in the series because it was so similar to Fifty shades of grey but so glad I stuck with it and continued reading on in the series. I would recommend this if you enjoy romance and erotica. ( )
  cewtypye | Jul 3, 2014 |
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Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-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 wounds... and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...
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Eva Trammel, plagued by her own insecurities, is drawn into an intense, obssessive relationship with the wealthy and arrogant Gideon Cross.

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