Updated: Jan 24, 2021
Bared to You
by Sylvia Day
Published by Berkley
Book 1 in the Crossfire series
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 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
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Erotica Hot & Disturbing
Trigger Warning: This book contains a story line around the trauma of rape. Please be advised.
Bared to You by Sylvia Day is the first book in her Crossfire series, and centers around Eva, a young, damaged socialite who has recently moved to NYC with her best friend to start a new life, and Gideon Cross, a very rich young business owner who suffers demons of his own. Together, they navigate the pitfalls of instant attraction and the trauma they have both endured.
Bared to You is the first book that I am reading for the backlist reader challenge, hosted by The Bookwyrm's Hoard. Bared to You has been on my TBR list since, get this, 2012. After being on so many recommendation lists. I decided, why not?
So. My thoughts. One of the things I have consistently heard, is that Bared to You is just like 50 shades of grey, but better. Sylvia Day's writing may be better, but I was left feeling ... meh. First of all, there ARE a lot of similarities to 50 shades of grey that take away any originality. There are several differences too. Let's start with the similarities.
50 Shades of Grey Bared to You
*Ana trips over her feet while walking *Eva falls on her ass when she
into Christian's office, leaves building meets Gideon, leaves building
and needs fres