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From New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day Comes The Provocative Masterstroke Of Abandon And Obsession That Redefined The Meaning Of Desire And Became A Global Phenomenon 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 Others 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

10 thoughts on “Bared to You

  1. says:

    Possible spoilers and definitely NSFW unless your workplace is made of awesome Oh, my god, you guys, this book Oh, my godI went into this thinking it was going to be completely and totally lame Another Fifty Shades of Moronic Writing Another horrifying testament to the standards which modern writers are apparently held And do you know what It WAS Buuuut.for the most part, I had a good time How By laughing uncontrollably at nearly every sex scene and believe me, there are many There isn t much of a plot, but then, I guess there doesn t really need to be since it s just smut cleverly snort disguised as literature But fans generally defend the story, and I ve gotta say, as far as stories go, it s pretty lame I mean, come on, peeps They re damaged, they re melodramatic, they re whiny and self absorbed, they re like, sooo hot, and the entire story is them fucking and then whining about it, and then fucking some When I first got started, I was terrified because I hit pretentious wordage in the second sentence I wasn t surprised by my roommate s emphatic pronouncement The entire book goes on in a similar vein Plus there s the added bonus of being told very inconsequential details, like what color shoes Eva s wearing, how many steps she had to climb, how often she eats yogurt to keep regular I m making up my own, but you get the gist Having your eyes raped by adjectives and other useless textual diarrhea does not usually make for a highly compelling read There is seriously a point where Eva tells the reader how in love she is with New York because it s so different from her hometown of San Diego with all the people and activity and sights and sounds I m really not kidding The first quarter of the book was basically just useless info dump nonsense Things picked up a little bit when Eva first met Gideon, only because the writing in that scene was so ludicrous Phrases like exquisite masculinity , magnificent maleness , scorching force of will and let s not forget such treasures as, I thought for a moment that he might be able to make me orgasm just by talking long enough and I looked at him in his civilized, urbane, outrageously expensive suit and thought of raw, primal, sheet clawing fucking Try saying that three times fast.This was also when I was introduced to Gideon s apparent mind control powers Eva just goes on and on about how he s put some kind of spell on her, she s inexplicably drawn to him, caught up in his magnetic force, blabbidy blah blah I suppose it doesn t hurt that Gideon is savagely gorgeous , and that Eva s eyes burned just from looking at him But then Oh, then I got to the good stuff I m not saying that as a pervert, but as a lover of all things inappropriately hilarious If I didn t know any better, I would swear to everything holy that this book is satire Because while some of the sex scenes were hot, they were almost always laced with one or two lines that had me laughing so hard I was in tears Without further ado, I m going to treat you to a small sampling Seriously, prepare yourselves for this Take a deep breath, make sure your bladder is empty and that you ve got water and aid nearby in case you fall over And for the love of eye bleach, don t let your kids read it his powerful body straining with the primal need to mate The rhythmic slap of his heavy balls against the curve of my buttocks Then he ripped open his button fly and pulled his big, beautiful penis out Gideon battered my tender sex with that brutally thick column of rigid flesh his breath leaving him in primitive grunts every time he hit the end of me I m so deep in youI can feel it against my stomachfeel my dick pounding into you Seriously, is that shit supposed to be sexy Because it s just not He can feel his dick through her abdomen No That s not how wombs work Or dicks Or anything She calls her ass her rear, and that s silly when you re talking about a guy finger banging your fart box, but when Gideon jammed his finger into her puckered hole , I nearly lost my dinner sanity sense of direction Just take your pick because my mind shorted out for a few seconds I hate the word puckered and all its variations now I really wish she d just called it her puckering poopshoot and at least given the reader the joy of alliteration Did I mention he s apparently ramming his semen in there Oh, and this is after she stands up and drips his load all over the floor, making Gideon all hot and bothered because, apparently, lack of adequate hygiene is a major turn on for rich, neurotic alpha males Edit 12 21 15 I read mostly m m romance now, and I ve read and enjoyed some pretty raunchy anal sex scenes, complete with semen insertion And you know what I still don t find this book hot At one point, Gideon says he feels a desire to mark Eva like she s his property I always get sidetracked when writing reviews like this because all I ever want to focus on is how funny it all is, but maybe you want to hear how the story stacks up, how the characterization is, how the plot progresses, or what the obstacles are I can probably sum each area up in five words or less Story Two people fucking.Characterization Cliched and irritating.Plot progression It s two people fucking Obstacles Sexual abuse and shallowness Yes, they re both damaged and need each other and he s dark and brooding and she s blonde and angelic and the two of them end up in this mindfuck of a relationship, this monumentally codependent clusterfuck of sex and jealousy and petty mind games, and when I wasn t laughing, I kinda wanted to shoot myself in the face Guess what else Gideon gets all rapey when he s sleepy No, seriously, he rapes in his sleep It s stupid Really, really stupid So why two stars I ll tell you why two stars The room lit up in a sudden flare of illumination I turned toward himAnd found him masturbating with shocking viciousness Happy Reading

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    4.5 WAAAAY better than that Fifty Shades of Grey I do get the comparison, but truly this is a MUCH better read Simply put, this book had the polish that FSoG grossly lacked I read FSoG just before I read this one Sadly, I found it disturbing and only gave it a 1 star review The major similarities hero is a young late 20 s , gorgeous, brilliant zillionaire business mogul who sports non stop erections and has sex on the brain 24 7 hero has a controlling and obsessive desire for the heroine, including a jealous streak that is off the charts hero a has a dark and tortured soul that shapes his very world, brought on by years of abuse as a child hero maintains a platonic relationship with his past sexual partners, which drives a major wedge with the heroine HOT, HOT, HOT sex scenesThe major differences Gideon isn t a predator Unlike Grey, Gideon never tries to coerce and manipulate Eva into doing anything that is for his sole pleasure alone He doesn t try to coerce and manipulate her into believing his desires should be the only desires that matter Eva has about 100 IQ points on Ana, and can actually converse in an intelligent conversation without all of the Whoa , Oh, My and Gasp To say I like Eva better than Ana is an understatement Gideon isn t into period sex Yuck. No BDSM, at least not yet This series will continue, so hard to say where it will go Hmmmm There was some light talk of subs doms, pain as pleasure etc No Arnica cream to sooth bruising, sprains and injuries Christian s remedy for a bruising sore ass, oh lovely The writing is great Tight, edited and well plotted It is also quite refreshing when compared to the comic book tone of FSoG Not just ONE, but TWO main characters with damaged souls Yep, Eva has a dark soul too and it controls her There are some other small similarities to FSoG, but for the most part I found this book stood well on its own Gideon was a damaged soul, and the relationship between him and Eva often felt like a co dependent mess and not a true romance Eva s past continues to haunt her, so the main question is can two damaged souls build a healthy relationship Beneath all the layers of their relationship I did believe they will find true love and heal as best they can from their past I never believed that with Grey and Ana in FSoG This was a gripping story and I loved watching these two come together and try to get it right If you are holding off reading this because you didn t like FSoG, you might miss out If you like dark, edgy erotica romance with great writing, then forget the comparison to FSoG I can t wait to see how Sylvia Day closes their story _____________________________________Sept 21 Audiobook review and updateThe audiobook version of this book is really good Loved the narrator I think I enjoyed this book even the second time through The connection between Gideon and Eva is so deep and emotionally raw, and I think I connected with them even in my re read They are intensely interesting characters, both individually and together as a couple I picked up on many of the subtle details this time that helps to further explain why they are damaged souls, and why their turbulent relationship might be the healthiest thing for them.

  3. says:

    6 stars SQUEEEEEE HOLY FREAKING GOD THIS BOOK IS BEYOND AMAZING This book was absolute perfection for me It had me swooning, drooling and panting over Gideon Cross and had me reading for the better part of it with the world s biggest grin on my face It was the perfect blend of heart warming, HOTNESS , and seriously tortured Alpha hero and heroine.The story is told from the perspective of Eva Hammel, a 24 year old girl who comes from money but wants to make it on her own in the world She chooses to start at the bottom and work her way to the top and gets a job in an advertising agency where she meets the guy who owns the company she works for and pretty much everything in NYC Gideon Cross and its just an instant connection between then Sparks fly from the first glance And things go from there Gideon Cross is just pure perfection in my eyes He is tortured, passionate, controlling, but isn t afraid to admit he f cked up, tender, possessive, gorgeous , absolutely and utterly in LOVE with his girl 3 3 Gah my heart is bursting here 3 He s so messed up but he s trying his absolute best to be everything his girl needs him to be I love how on the outside he s this unobtainable larger than life god but on the inside, he s just a man who wants to be loved by his girl Oh, Eva He rubbed his cheek against my damp face I must ve wished for you so hard and so often you had no choice but to come true What do you want, Gideon I asked softly.He caught me to him and cupped my cheek in one hand I want to keep feeling the way I feel when I m with you Just tell me what I have to do And give me some room to screw up I ve never done this before There s a learning curve There are a lot of wonderful book couples out there but the thing that made me just LOVE this book was how fuctional Gideon and Eva were Despite both having very messed up pasts, and both having their fair share of f ck ups, they worked through everything functional and passionately in a way that deeply warmed me heart I loved how open and honest they learned to be with each other They both made mistakes but they were understandable mistakes, nothing that make me want to throw my Kindle at the wall, nothing where I couldn t understand the reaction they had, and they always talked everything through after I loved how their love for each other made them stronger than any problems that came their way It was so refreshing and heart warming This relationship is going to be a lot of work, Gideon I warned him I m not afraid of work He was touching me restlessly, his hands sliding over my thighs and buttocks as if caressing my bare skin was as necessary to him as breathing I m only afraid of losing you I pressed my cheek to his We completed each other Even now, as his hands roamed possessively over me, I felt a thawing in my soul, the desperate relief of being held finally by the man who understood and satisfied my deepest, most intimate desires I loved how neither of them were man whores or virgins before meeting each other Not that I have a problem with either one But it was refreshing and realistic that they had both been in a normal amount of relationships for a couple of mid twenty year olds.I also LOVED the side characters Eva s boss Mark and his partner Steven were delightful and fun Her bi sexual room mate and best friend Cary was just so lovable He was the ultimate big brother character with his own set of problems I really really hope he gets a HEA He so deserves one We don t get to see much of his past, but you can tell its really heart breaking I loved how he knew Eva so well, he just knew when something was wrong just by looking at her I want there to be happily ever afters for the f cked up crowd Show me the way, Eva honey Make me believe Cary And did I mention how utterly HOT this book was I swear I was fanning myself from the moment they met which was pretty much right at the beginning till the very last page.For those of you wondering about the connection between this book and Fifty Shades, I d say they have about as much in common as Fifty Shades does with Twilight Sure the basics are similar, mega billionaire hero who is possessive of his girl wait, no, that s it actually The BDSM element is utterly UNlike Fifty There is no contract or anything like that, and it only comes up about 70% of the way through the book, and only briefly at that Its about the sexual control, but even then, its not about the kinky f ckery the same way that Fifty was But don t let that deter you, this book is HOT, SEXY, deeply emotional, and a serious page turner I found this book deeply emotional than Fifty and I loved Gideon even than Christian which is saying a lot cuz all of the Fifty books are on my 6 star list You forget who submits, Eva, he said gruffly I ve given up control for you I ve bent and adjusted for you I ll do anything to keep you and make you happy But I can t be tamed or topped Don t mistake indulgence for weakness and gah, the library scene dies seriously HOTTTTT I just loved seeing these two people from such tortured and broken pasts coming together, finding peace in each other, making things work its a beautiful story I love you, Gideon God He looked at me with something that resembled disgust Whether it was directed at me or himself, I didn t know How can you say that Because it s the truth You just see this he gestured at himself with a wave of his hand You re not seeing the fucked up, broken mess inside I inhaled sharply You can say that to me When you know I m fucked up and broken, too The ending was in a perfect place Happy, resolved but leaving me biting my nails waiting for October to pleeeeease get here faster We ll never be over, Eva Gideon This is a MUST read I m buying it in hard copy to put on my favorites shelf and know for sure that I ll be rereading it many times swoon CASTING For of my reviews, come visit join

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    1.5 starsHaving read and enjoyed a number of Sylvia Day s historicals I decided to try this contemporary by her I picked this book up at NetGalley based on the blurb The book sounded interesting despite the blurb s faint purple prose , it was categorised as romance and I ve been on the lookout for contemporary romances For my enjoyment of contemporary romantic fiction, there has to be at least some believability to the plot, some credibility to the characterisations The so for contemporary fiction, otherwise we re left with a novel closer to the fantasy genre And this is where this novel most notably failed for me Believability Where are all the unattractive people Or just the homely, plain, average people The fat, plump, thin The big eared, big nosed, lank haired The neat, but plainly dressed, the badly dressed The everyday people that play the secondary and tertiary roles in fiction This novel was void of any such realistic characters It s a given in romance that the hero is handsome Sometimes the heroine is pretty or even beautiful But the secondary characters here were described almost universally as pretty, good looking, attractive, beautiful, handsome, gorgeous, stunning, exquisite Even the extras, those usually nameless characters used to fill out the scene waiters, receptionists, passers by were described in the same glowing terms I may have possibly missed an average looking character, but it was so over populated by the beautiful people I wondered if NYC indeed has any ordinary looking people at all Ah, NY You rock.If this was a mistake on the part of the author, I find it hard to believe If this was deliberate, an attempt to glamorise the novel with all these impossibly beautiful people, I suppose she may have succeeded But what s wrong with having plain or unattractive people in the story It lends an authentic feel and degree of realism Otherwise, as here, it pushes contemporary fiction too close to fantasy The heroThe next major departure from reality for me was in the characterisation of the hero This is a man who at the relatively young age of twenty eight has taken the business world by storm Not just a comfortably well off, self made man Not just a millionaire But a billionaire When I look around at the business world s billionaire tycoons all I see are sagging jowls, pot bellies and thinning hair In other words, older men I realise this is fiction, but at least a passing acquaintance with reality is necessary Why must he be so young A man in his early 40s or even late 30s would be much believable.A sensitive issueI read a book recently where the plot revolved around Hurricane Katrina and was asked if the author was sensitive to the plight of those who were affected I understand the concern and share it as I too dislike when an author uses a natural disaster, a major calamity, an act of terrorism, a serious social or health issue in a way that feels exploitative I have no problems with authors writing about these events and issues if they re handled properly, sensitively Afterall, these things are real But if it s going to be used as part of the plot or a character s background, then I want it to be dealt with carefully and believably Day s ham fisted attempt to portray a hero with a history of childhood sexual abuse was awkward, unbelievable and offensive Survivors of childhood sexual abuse can spend years dealing with very real, very serious problems Often they have a number of very deep emotional, psychological, even spiritual issues Self worth, self esteem has often been eroded Usually therapy, counselling, support and sometimes even medication, are the necessary paths to a fulfilling life Success in careers, education and relationships, and financial independence is very, very difficult The fact that Cross could possibly become this billionaire business tycoon at twenty eight, negotiating through all the pain and problems of childhood sexual abuse, is beyond ridiculous.Besides the lack of realismThe romanceIf a novel is categorised as a romance that s what I want to feel The connection, the relationship between the hero and heroine, regardless of the setting, the number or type of sex scenes, the time period or sub genre And I simply didn t feel the romance here There was a lack of emotional connection There was little chemistry It lacked any romantic subtleties or affectionate nuances or sweet build up or passionate climaxes The sex scenes were not overly explicit Yet the protagonists relationship was based strongly on a sexual connection which came off as harsh, sterile and shallow This book relies heavily on the erotic for its appeal With numerous, over wrought sexual interludes, this may suit many readers Some may even consider Cross the ultimate silver tongued Lothario A bit of dirty talk in the bedroom between lovers can be wonderfully erotic The same talk from a near stranger comes across as creepy, ill mannered and bizarre.But as far as romance goes, both Cross and this novel were about as romantic and charmingly glib as a fourteen year old schoolboy sniffing around for his first conquest Something vaguely familiarThere s something vaguely familiar about the premise of the book A billionaire businessman with a history of childhood sexual abuse, who s into control, and a dominant.Other issuesBriefly, some of the other issues I had with this novel There were many inconsistencies For example, Cross is afraid of being at his parents house, he rarely goes there Whatever gives him nightmares has happened at this house Despite this, he has time at one point to stay long enough to go a couple of rounds with the heroine, regardless that he was desperate to leave I suppose this inconsistency was overlooked so that the setup for the exhibitionist sex scenes could be played out Because of their pasts neither indulge in anal play Suddenly out of the blue, the heroine announces she wants it No prior discussion, no build up, no need of counsel, no step by step increments towards including this in their sexual lives When this has been such a monumental and painful issue for them both in their pasts The heroine who starts out independent and self assured, seemingly loses these strengths upon meeting Cross She stumbles around him She s obsessed and jealous She gushes on and on about how beautiful he is She comments constantly throughout the novel on how good he smells While wondering how magnificent he would be in bed, she s then appalled at his crassness, his profanity when he wants to know if she s available for sex Her first response is to always run away when there s a hitch with Cross Her way of dealing with her problems is too often with alcohol.To have either the hero or heroine with a tortured past in romantic fiction is pretty standard To have both, is stretching it Yet we have not just the hero and the heroine, but her best friend as well And her mother and possibly his brother have some real emotional baggage.In conclusionOverall, I found Bared to You terribly melodramatic, unrealistic, with major lapses in character consistency The hero was crude, crass and lacking charm Unoriginal, trite and using childhood sexual abuse in such a context, felt too much like trivialising an indescribably painful issue The romance lacked subtlety The relationship between the protagonists never seemed to develop from its superficial, sexual beginnings Steam 4 ARC courtesy of NetGalley

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    Warning Contains minor spoilers May hinder your reading experience My very Honest review fans of this book please bear with me The story is written from the perspective of Eva Tramell.Because of her new job she has just moved to Manhattan from San Diego.The first time she meets with Gideon Cross,sparks fly.The tension between them is palpable and their chemistry is nearly explosive.I really liked the first few chapters,which shows them skirting around each other.It was quite good So,why the 2 stars Gideon says that he wants to fuck her.She is offended to be seen as vagina with legs And I was so happy to have a clear headed,strong heroine who does not take any shit When Gideon asks her what she wants,she says she does not want a relationship but will like to know something about the person she sleeps with.Gideon agrees.It s all well and good..Until the first time they have sex in a limo.A connection forms between them in those moments.Gideon, stupid man emotionally withdraws.And Eva very,very hurt runs aways.Gideon of course goes to Eva and tries to make up This is where I began to get irritated.She knows that he was emotionally closed off.She herself had said that she did not want a relationship,but instead of taking a stand and telling him what she felt,she runs The next time,Gideon takes her to a hotel room he owns the hotel and they have a very good time together.Gideon is in shower,and Eva is about to join him when she finds out that Gideon brings all his women there.She becomes angry,very angry Now,her anger is justified because Gideon means a lot to her and she too wants to mean something to him.But does she confront him Does she give him a swift kick which he so rightly deserves Also she was the one who said that she did not want a relationship,only sex.So does she give him a chance to make up No.She runs.Again.Gideon runs after her and apologizes again.This goes on again and again and againAt one point I wanted to shout at the characters GROW UP But really their idiocy crosses the normal level the night Eva tells Gideon about the sexual abuse she had to endure when she was a child.Then she becomes upset to see pity and horror in his eyes,not lust Really,she has just told the man who may not recognize it yet but in reality loves her fiercely,that she had been a victim of sexual abuse for 4 years and what was he supposed to do Jump her Well to stop her from leaving,Gideon does exactly that.Still,at night when Gideon has another of his terrifying,somehow sexually related nightmare it might be that he too was a victim of sexual abuse ,Eva asks him to tell her about that.He tries to turn the topic and.she leaves.This time Gideon lets her go.Eva too does not approach him.First,she thinks to herself feeling hurt He does not want to share his past with me.Well,that s a deal breaker for me When Gideon does not approach her,she thinks getting very,very hurt Maybe he does not want me because of MY PAST Gideon thinks She must be disgusted because of that violent,sexual nightmare.She has not tried to approach me.I ll try and let her go. Really It became ridiculous after sometime.Well it goes on and on and on like thisone amazingly stupid plot after another So the basic storyline of the book is Something occurs to f up their relationship.Eva runs,Gideon comes after her and they have sex and make up and then something else occurs,Eva runs,..By the end I was literally banging my head Well that s all.for now

  6. says:

    I decided to read Bared To You because it was sold as a well written version of Fifty Shades of Grey To give credit where credit is due, Sylvia Day is not E.L James Her grammar is good, she varies her sentence structures and, although her propensity for purple prose is at times off putting, she s a competent wordsmith That being said, I would not want to imply there was anything remotely literary about this book There isn t Which is a shame, because someone should start writing literary erotica again.It was certainly gratifying to discover that at least this heroine wasn t a 22 year old virgin who d never masturbated However, like FSOG, it casts improbably young people in improbably mature situations Eva is 22, a recent graduate who has landed a job at an ad agency in Manhattan with little to recommend her She lives in an apartment with a wine fridge and a bi sexual roommate who tucks bottles of Cristal on ice for her as a favour Gideon Cross is a 28 year old billionaire who seems to own half of Manhattan.I have to admit to being puzzled by the choice of age of the characters, both in this novel and in 50 Shades, until I realized that there is no way the litany of contrived conflicts in the plot would work with even marginally mature grown ups It takes characters with hair trigger reactions, non existent impulse control and an expectation that your lover comes to you without a past to make the plot move forward Just like 50 Shades, the story jerks spasmodically along from emo moment to sex scene to emo moment like pawns doggedly inching their way across a chessboard of adolescent over reactions The sex is interestingly written It s a rather strange hybrid between female focused sex acts and the sort of clich ridden over explicit dialogue that people who learn from porn sites call dirty talk He s either going down on her repeatedly, or gasping out lovelorn remarks like your cunt s so tight Well, she s 22 I m not sure how this goes down with the mommy consumers of mommy porn Does it remind them to redouble their kegel exercise efforts, or do they resign themselves to saving their pennies for a vaginoplasty Still, I m unsure whether it s the sex that is supposed to get you off or the conspicuous consumption The book is littered with brand names An ever present materialism thrums like drone through the whole novel and is eerily reminiscent of Bret Easton Ellis s psychopaths obsession with brand names It is so ubiquitous, I have to wonder if the kink hiding in this story isn t actually subliminal 1% fetishism Except, of course, the 1% doesn t refer to everything by brand name It s the wannabe 1% who do that or psychopaths.Along with the consumerism is an unvarying textual obeisance to the buff, ripped, perfect body No one in this novel has any flaws No one is plump, no one is bony, no one has acne, no one has visible scars No one has a single physical shortcoming It s a world of Calvin Klein ad models, toned and photogenicly sheened in odorless sweat, fucking on the immaculately decorated set of a feature piece for Vogue.Their perfect bodies might be read as an ironic juxtaposition to their myriad emotional scars But probably not It has the heavy taint of soap opera about it the baseless, instant jealousies that are conveniently forged into both signs of inner damage and smoldering romantic love There is a supporting cast of the mildly villainous and the long sufferingly loyal to provide that friction catty female rivals and overly affectionate gay friends Puppets to adorn the rococo melodrama.Don t mistake me There is actually a very compelling and rather serious plot beneath the glutinous and facile emo soup view spoiler Two people, both of whom have suffered from appalling child abuse, who have built individually intricate strategies for survival and suppression of its long term effects hide spoiler

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    Fell short of my expectations.I really wanted to like this book The first few chapters held promise for me I felt as though it was well written and had good dialogue There are terrific reviews, and I picked it up after just having finished FSOG I assumed it would be everything I was searching for in my next read but, for me, it fell short My biggest issues were being unable to connect with Gideon at all, and I didn t find that the characters ever came alive I never felt that the book explained what made Eva so different in Gideon s eyes or why he had an immediate obsession with her They used sex instead of talking through their horrific issues, and it seemed to fix everything and nothing at the same time I don t mind a steamy read but I have to be emotionally connected to a story in order to appreciate it, and with this book, I just wasn t I know there is a sequel, which obviously will explain of Gideon s character, but I just hate finishing an entire book feeling as though I don t know one of the lead characters Book Stats Genre Category Erotica Steam Caliber Maximum steam Romance Fairly weak and unconvincing Insta lust Characters Tormented and damaged Alpha hero Plot Skimmed the surface of an in depth storyline Writing Well written and expressive POV First person Heroine Cliffhanger Yes Left open for story Next Installment Follow up continues

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    5 Big Stars This is a sophisticated, provocative, titillating, highly erotic, sexually driven read and is extremely well done The title fits the book in ways than one It not only applies to the sexual nature of the book, but how Eva and Gideon give of themselves to one each other in body, mind, heart and soul Eva is a smart, self assured woman who finds herself drawn to the charismatic, enigmatic Gideon Their relationship is initially based solely on sex, but their connection is so powerful, that they are overwhelmed with the need to be with one another Most times their dates, rendezvous, encounters whatever, result in some very primal raw sex The two of them are insatiable, especially Gideon, who takes it to a level with Eva that leaves her completely undone The scenes are quite vivid, and the feelings they exude well WOW and WOW and WOW again Gideon is all about giving pleasure and then saving his for last I was EXHAUSTED The misting fan could not compete with his exuberant bouts of sex, yet, none of this ever felt dirty, but necessary for the two of them Much of this has to do with the fact that Eva and Gideon are tormented from past trauma and this is a form of healing for them Eva s confides in Gideon, and he is slowly opening himself up to her.So, as the book came to its conclusion the story of Eva and Gideon did not I was satisfied enough that I could leave them for a while, but I need to know how this all plays out, and that my friends will remain to be seen hopefully in October In the meantimeI can t recommend this book enough, you will run the gambit of emotions while you join Eva and Gideon on their quest to find themselves and each other This is my GideonI know he doesn t have blue eyes, but the restahhhh Just my thoughts on this matter Much has been made about the comparison of Bared to You and Fifty Shades of Grey, and frankly I don t see it In any romance and sub genre there are always going to be similarities, it can t be helped, but the direction the story takes, the personality of the characters, how they are presented, and of course the writing, is what makes each of them unique I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, but I loved Bared to You There is no doubt that EL James is a gifted author, but Sylvia Day is a talented, skilled writer and has written an exceptional book So, if I had to choose between the two Bared to Youwithout a doubt is my pick Why Because it s 50 times BETTER Crossfire by Brandon Flowershttp watch v aD4npn

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    Espa ol EnglishEva Tramel, rubia, latina, 24 a os, nueva en la ciudad de NY.Gideon Cross, no, ojos azules, 28 a os, due o de medio NY Hermosos y perfectos los dos, pero ambos esconden pasados abusivos Cuando se conocen tienen al instante la sensaci n de pertenencia, pero por el pasado de ambos no ser nada f cil En lo que no tendr n ning n problema es en el sexo porque tienen una qu mica tremenda.El nombre del libro no s lo tiene que ver con la desnudez f sica que existe en exceso en el libro sino como Eva se presenta ante Gideon y le ense a todo lo que es y le habla de su pasado.Es un libro er tico, pero con una historia interesante Eva Tramel, blonde, Latina, 24, new in NY City.Gideon Cross, dark haired, blue eyed, 28, owner of half NY Beautiful and perfect both, but both hide abusive pasts.When they know each other they have the feeling of belonging, but their past will not be easy In what they will not have any problem is in the sex because they have a tremendous chemistry.The name of the book not only has to do with physical nudity which exists in excess in the book but how Eva presents herself to Gideon and teaches him everything that she is and tells him about her past.It s an erotic book, but with an interesting story.

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    Hot, passionate and totally addictive read The chemistry between Eva and Gideon, explodes on the page They are made for each other They re not perfect, as they have their own issues to deal with But as they work themselves through it, you ll be taken on an emotional ride like no other Wow, what a ride Gideon If you want a great story with a lot of heat, you can t go wrong with this book Loved it