Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

From #1 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 a...

Details Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

TitleBared to You (Crossfire, #1)
Release DateFeb 4th, 2014
GenreRomance, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Contemporary, Adult, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    Possible spoilers and definitely NSFW (unless your workplace is made of awesome). Oh, my god, you guys, this book! Oh, my god...I 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 near...
  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    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--her...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    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...
  • Jill
    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 more contemporary romances. For my enjoyment of contemporary romantic fiction, there has to be at least some believability to the plot, some cre...
  • Dd
    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 skirt...
  • Remittance Girl
    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...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    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...
  • Karla
    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 more 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 b...
  • Wendy
    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!
  • Jessica Edwards
    What to say? Hm....Bared to you centers around Eva Tramell, a twenty four year old woman who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Eva finds it extremely hard at times to overcome this past, but she is drawn to young, billionaire Gideon Cross as soon as she meets him. It is later revealed in the book that Gideon is also a childhood sexual abuse survivor. The two must find a way to heal each other in order to move on from their pasts and establ...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    I’m just going to start by saying that this was a tough book to get through, and a couple of times it almost landed on my DNF shelf. Had I not read it right on the heels of the Fifty Shades trilogy, I might have enjoyed it more, and one look at the ratings and you’ll know that I’m in the minority when it comes to how I feel about this story. Oh well, it is what it is, right? Here are my thoughts about Bared to You. Oh, before I begin, it’...
  • Vallsykes
    Warning: slightly spoiler-ish1.5 starsOkay, so I don't know how someone who was raped repeatedly (view spoiler)[(whose mom didn't find out until you violently miscarried and the doc pronounced that what should have been virginal was actually violated and scarred) (hide spoiler)] should act. I can't empathize the anal rape of a boy and its effect on the man. I am not an expert, but I have personal experience with abuse. The abused all come out dif...
  • Clumsy Storyteller
    Re-read it recently and couldn't believe that this was one of my favorites 2 years ago.
  • KatLynne
    I loved the way he kissed me, as if he had to, as if he’d go crazy if he didn’t and had nearly waited too long.An incredibly INTENSE, Emotional, Palpable, Riviting, Erotic read that I devoured. "I want there to be happily-ever-afters for the f*cked-up crowd. Show me the way, Eva honey. Make me believe."Yes, please Ms. Day! I need that for this couple! Coming October 2012 is the second installment and I can hardly wait. Deeper in You
  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    ★★★★★! Bared to you (book 1). The beginning of Gideon’s and Eva’s epic, spellbinding & addictive story with suspense, challenges, self-discovery and their intense dysfunctional love! “There were thousands of women in New York alone who could replace me in his life, but there was only one Gideon Cross.” Best experienced, The Crossfire series is Gideon’s and Eva’s epic love story, both broken, flawed and co-dependent and y...
  • Searock
    This Review is a Warning Label and a Rave! I was going to edit this to tone down the snark factor, but it still felt right the next day, so I am keeping it. Otherwise edited for additional info/warnings about the storyline.5 stars. This book was amazing~Highly recommended for fans of Fifty as it reads like an homage to the best of that series except it is very well written. Note to those who hate erotica, are disgusted by the Fifty series, think ...
  • Michele ~ la Smoocherina
    Update: As reviewed for: Read Our Lips Book BlogGideon and Eva Bared to You was getting tons of fanfare on Goodreads. People were going crazy over it! It didn’t take long for me to understand why. I was hooked in the first chapter. Eva Tramell, a 24 year old new graduate has moved to New York City with her best friend, Cary (a bisexual man) to be closer to her mom and stepfather. She has a new job in the Crossfire Building at an advertising age...
  • Tammy Walton Grant
    As anyone who has seen my updates on this will know, I've been having a REALLY BIG PROBLEM with this book. I should have known better; I tried to read this months ago and almost threw my kindle across the room (where, oh where is my "wallbanger by proxy" paperback when I need it?!). To be kind, let me just say the "similarities" to FSOG were just too much for me.Well, since then, even more FSOG rip-offs sorry, homages have been released, and I've...
  • Katie(babs)
    DNFed half way through. When the hero takes the heroine to his love shack hotel room filled with love toys where he's had many women in the past, I decided this book wasn't for me. There's no emotional connection between the hero and heroine, just sex and more sex.Also the writing seems disjointed and stilted at times. Had a hard time following.Seems way too much like Fifty Shades and makes me think the author jumped on the Fifty Shades bandwagon...
  • Bibi
    There are a handful of authors that can get a 5 part series commitment from me (here's looking at you Leigh Bardugo;Brandon Sanderson; S. T. Abby), sadly, Sylvia Day is not one of them. Ergo, I'm DNFing this baby.Gideon and Eva are the epitome of everything I dislike about rich angsty book characters. Shallow and immature with no redeeming factors. Aaaannd, I'm out
  • Diana
    UPDATE II. I'm deducting the star I added for the erotic encounter that I mistakenly thought was original because I've just read the scene in Fifty Shades Darker that, um, "inspired" Ms Day the copycat. Shame.UPDATE. Now that I have read Fifty Shades of Grey I'm even more unimpressed with Sylvia Day's book. Can you say "BIG ASS COPYCAT?" Sheesh.Touted as the 50SOG for the more discriminating romance reader, I say...Ms Day probably shouldn't belie...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    ❝I've always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I’ve seen nothing but you.❞ Rating: ★ ★ ★ Bared to You was a little beyond the comfort zone of what I usually read but surprisingly I found myself actually enjoying this. I know Bared to You is closely compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, and even I was having some sort of deja vu at first because of how similar these two book were to each other. But I found that Bared to You w...
  • Wendy Darling
    This is approximately 1000 times better than That Other Book! Similar themes, but with better characters, better writing, better plotting, better sex, and minus the degradation.
  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead
    DO NOT read this book if you......ARE a huge fangirl of 50 Shades and thought that book was the best thing ever. The only thing you will do is compare the two books the entire time and convince yourself (and try to convince everyone else) why 50 shades is better.DO NOT read this book if you......thought 50 Shades was just NOT your type of erotica/story. This book is very similar to 50 Shades in respects to the erotica/story.READ this book if you....
  • Anne OK
    I’ve always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I’ve seen nothing but you.(Gideon to Eva in "Bared to You")I liked it! I really, really liked it!!! Well done! The writing resembles a seasoned author’s work. And hurrah - hurrah, there were none of those repetitive and gagging “inner goddess” phrases appearing on every other page! And the lead characters presented a mature and knowledgeable persona. Between “Fifty Shades” a...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    3,5 starsBared to You is the first book in the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day. Inky black hair framed a breathtaking face His bone structure would make a sculptor weep with joy, while a finely etched mouth, a blade of a nose and intensely blue eyes made him savagely gorgeous."Are you alright?"His voice was cultured and smooth, with a rasp that made my stomach flutter. It brought sex to mind. Extraordinary sex. I thought for a moment he might ma...
  • The BookChick
    I loved this story. For the Fifty and Beautiful Disaster lovers out there, you will love this book because it has a very similar feel and flow to it. A hopelessly flawed hero, Gideon, and heroine, Eva, enter into a relationship eclipsed by false starts, petty jealousies, misunderstandings, and bruised trust. The story was beautifully written from Eva's POV but the angst of both characters and their associates was palpable throughout the entire bo...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Another series that has been sitting lost on my kindle.**insert the face palm here**I'm very late to the Gideon Cross party and I'm pissed someone didn't invite me sooner. I'm literally probably the last one that hasn't read this series so I'm keeping this short. If you haven't been invited to read this, here is your invite. I fell in love again today, with a goddamn man that drives me crazy, makes me shake my kindle, makes me squirm in my chai...
  • Prince Charming Doesn't Exist - The Darkling
    He bored me,And she bored me ever more :P