Sunday, May 12, 2013

Book Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)
(Crossfire Series, Book 1)


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...

6 Page Turning STARS

"We'll never be over, Eva."

Pure book perfection!!!

Once you start, you won't be able to put it down!! 
I promise you!! 
This is truly an addictive, sizzling, hot read!!

"I need to be inside you, Eva," he whispered roughly. "I'm aching for you."

"I'm losing my mind without you." His lips were gliding down my neck, his tongue stroking over my racing pulse. He sucked on my skin, and pleasure radiated through me. "I can't think. I can't work or sleep. My body aches for you. I can make you want me again. Let me try."

"You're the most important thing in my life. I treasure you. I want to protect you and make you feel safe."

"I've never experienced anything like that. I didn't think it was possible for me to. Now that I have... I've got to have it. I've got to have you."

Gideon Cross is just phenomenal. He's an alpha male, controlling, passionate, rough, insanely HOT, and a sex God!!!!!!! He's madly in love with Eva and will go to the ends of the world for her. He will without a doubt make your heart beat fast and stop at the same time.  

"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."

"I started from scratch when I met you. Everything I thought I was, everything I thought I needed...." He shook his head. "We're figuring out who I am together. You're the only one who knows me."

"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."

"How do you see me while staring at whatever you're working on?" He looked up then and caught my gaze. His blue eyes blazed with power and heat. "I've always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I've seen nothing but you."

"I never imagined I could have this... Someone in my life who knows what you do about me.  Someone who could talk about my fuck-ups over  dinner because they accept me anyway... I'm grateful for you, Eva."

I also LOVE Eva!! She's very independent, speaks her mind, and besides the fact she has a traumatic past, she's a regular 24 year old.  And the way she treats Gideon? Priceless! She definitely keeps him on his toes.  The book is entirely written in her point of view so I really connected with her. Felt her fears, her heart breaks, and even swooned along with her. 

Eva and Gideon's pasts haunt them every day.  They are both very dysfunctional and yet when they're together, they complete each other. I love how they crave each other, how they want and desire each other. Seeing them face their ghosts together is just beyond incredible.

"I want this relationship to mean more to you than any others you've had."

"Reporters are going to dig, Cary, and they're going to find dirt. And since it's juicy dirt, they're going to splash it all over hell and back, and it's going to embarrass Gideon."

 This book is FULL of drama!!! and holy crap! talk about angsty moments!!! I swear I've never hated a character so much as I came to hate Magdalene and Corinne!!! 
This is a page turner from beginning to end.

 "I don't know what your problem is with Dr. Lucas, and honestly I  don't give a shit. But he was right. Corinne got way too much of your attention tonight. You pretty much ignored me during dinner."

"And you're not going to worry about Corinne, because while she's inside the ballroom, I'll be deep inside you." 

I can't write a review and not mention Cary!!! I absolutely adore him!!! He's just as broken as Eva and Gideon are and I really do hope he gets his happily ever after.. he deserves it!! The way he treats and looks after Eva just makes my heart swell.  He's a wonderful, protective, best friend.

"You're afraid I'll kick his ass here in front of everyone." I sighed. "I'd rather you didn't, for my mom's sake." Cary pressed his lips briefly to my forehead. "I warned him earlier. He knows it's coming." 

If you still haven't read this book, do yourself a favor and do it.. NOW! It's beyond phenomenal. I've read it FOUR times and I still feel the rush I felt when I read it the first time!!! It's that well written!!! 


"Go home, Gideon. Please." 
"I am home." He caught  me from behind and buried his face in my soaked hair. "I'm with you."

Other books in the Crossfire Series:

Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2)
 (Crossfire Series, Book 2)


Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. 

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

(Crossfire Series, Book 3)

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires…

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

Release Date: 
June 4, 2013

(Crossfire Series, Book 4)

(Crossfire Series, Book 5)

About the Author:

Sylvia Day

(from her site)
#1 New York Times & #1 international bestselling author of over a dozen award-winning novels translated into thirty-nine languages. With millions of copies of her books in print, her work has appeared at the top of multiple international bestsellers lists. She has been a number one bestseller in thirteen countries. Two of her novelsBared to You and Reflected in You–took spots among the top ten bestselling books of 2012 on year-end sales round ups throughout the world. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year in Romance. Sylvia is presently serving as President of Romance Writers of America.
Sylvia is a lifelong California resident who loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, and all over the United States. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orange County (the O.C.), and later lived in Monterey, Oceanside, and the Temecula Valley.
She is a Japanese-American who enjoys the many Japanese cultural events in Southern California as well as frequent family jaunts to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. Her childhood career aspirations were few — become a dolphin trainer at Sea World or a bestselling novelist. Obviously, the dolphin trainer career took a back seat. She is now a wife and mother of two, a full-time writer, and a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
A year after she first sat down at the keyboard, Sylvia sold her first book to Kensington Brava and three years later — to the day — she sold her 15-17th single title books. In addition to her novels, she’s written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and digital-first release. Sylvia’s work has been called an “exhilarating adventure” by Publishers Weekly and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. She’s been honored with the RT Book ReviewsReviewers’ Choice award, the EPPIE award, and the National Readers’ Choice Award, as well as multiple nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.
Sylvia travels extensively in conjunction with various speaking engagements. In addition to presenting workshops before writing groups around the country, she is a frequent panelist at events such as the RT Book Lovers ConventionRomance Writers of America’s National Convention, and Comic-Con.


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