Sunday, March 25, 2012

Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day...

Bared To You by Sylvia Day
Book #1 - The Crossfire Series
Published by: Sylvia Day
Publish Date: April 3, 2012
Genre: Contemporary
Series: A Crossfire Novel
Source: ARC provided by NetGalley

Our journey began in fire…
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…
My Review:
This is the first book that I've read by Sylvia Day and I wasn't really sure what to expect.  WOW!! After reading Bared To You, Sylvia Day has a new fan and I have a new favorite author!!  I loved, loved, loved this book.  Right from the start it grabbed me and drew me in and still hasn't let go.  I finished it in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down. I fell in love with the Gideon and Eva right from the start. 

Bared To You is the story of Eva and Gideon (great name for him). The story is told from Eva's point of view and I only wish that I could have heard it from Gideon's also.  They are both extremely attractive and are instantly drawn to each other, but neither is looking for a relationship. Eva has just moved from San Diego to New York with her roommate.  It is when she goes to her office building for the first time, that she runs into Gideon, literally, and their lives are forever changed. They each struggle with their own internal demons, insecurities, and past hurts.  Through the story, each tries to overcome their issues as well as help each other.   I love that Sylvia Day wrote these characters as not perfect, they both unintentionally made mistakes that hurt the other but they tried to learn from them and build on their relationship. Sylvia Day shows that relationships are hard and they take work and compromise from each person involved.  It is not always sunshine and flowers, but when two people are meant to be together, it can be amazing.  And their story is absolutely amazing, so much more then I expected and I loved every second. 

I fell in love with Gideon, he is the ultimate Alpha Male, he says the best things to Eva.  It was a good thing I read this on my Kindle, because in paperback I wouldn't have been surprised if the pages melted!!  It has some of the HOTTEST, STEAMIEST, INTENSE, SEXIEST sex scenes that I have ever read!! 

Eva and Gideon are perfect for each other and you can't help but root for them on their journey towards a happily ever after.  There is a great entertaining cast of secondary characters that have me hoping for their happily ever after as well.  

Silvia's website states that this is the first book in the Crossfire series that follows the emotional and romantic journey taken by Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell.  Bared To You is an excellent start to the series.  I am definitely along for the ride on Gideon and Eva's journey and eagerly await the next book.  I highly recommend this book. It is absolutely a reread for me!!    

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