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Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

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Overview

“Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline.”—Dear Author

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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...

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Another beautiful couple is struck and confounded by magnetic attraction and scorching sex and may even heal their tormented pasts through their journey from lust to love. On the first day of her new job in Manhattan, Eva meets the uber-rich and ultra-sexy Gideon Cross and, despite her initial misgivings about his upfront approach to getting her into his bed, winds up falling for him. (Of course.) The plot winds through a few upscale events and business meetings, and Eva becomes the employee her new boss, Mark, can't live without (of course). Meanwhile, in her surprisingly generous free time, for an up-and-coming advertising assistant in New York City, Eva hooks up with Gideon an astonishing amount, in very erotic and apparently satisfying ways--described in hot-and-heavy detail. Eva and Gideon inch their way closer to Love and Trust and Commitment, while in the background, old lovers resurface, family members seem suspiciously nefarious and Eva's bisexual roommate has couple issues of his own, leading to Trouble in Paradise on a number of different fronts. Day has produced an eerily similar novel (and the first of a planned series of three) to Fifty Shades of Grey, with comparable characters, storyline and sexual exploits. Day is a talented, prolific erotic romance writer and puts together a highly charged story that flows and hits the mark but somehow misses some of the heart and surprising charm of the original, despite more competent writing and technically skilled storytelling. Erotic romance fans will likely enjoy this story, though they may find themselves bemused by how perfect the couple is and how very closely the book follows the blueprint of the wildly popular Fifty Shades trilogy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425263907
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Series: Crossfire Series , #1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in thirty-nine countries. A reader favorite across several genres, there are millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author, has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, and has been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice. 

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    First off, I haven't written a review in a while. After reading

    First off, I haven't written a review in a while. After reading BARED TO YOU by SYLVIA DAY I felt the need to. Sylvia Day brought Eva and Gideon's character to life. You'll love their story, I promise.

    If you're looking for a book similar To Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James then BARED TO YOU is THE BOOK! It was recommended on the Romance board under Books similar to Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker. In my opinion I think it's better than Fifty Shades. It may or may not have to do with Sylvia Day being a seasoned author. You can be the judge of that.

    From the moment Eva and Gideon meet, they're pulled towards each other. Whether it's physical attraction or love at first site, it was a connection they couldn't deny. Shortly after beginning their relationship they find that they're both broken. Eva's revelation of her past and then realization of Gideon's brings them closer. Yet it also exposes how fragile they each are. They're relationship is emotional, intense and complicated. Gideon and Eva are obsessed, possessive and jealous of each other. Put all those verbs and adjectives together and they're sex is explosive as well as they're relationship, if they're not careful.

    I can't wait for the next book. My only hope is that it's not like Fifty Shades Darker. In Fifty Shades Darker, I just felt saturated with the sex scenes. It seemed as if the sex scenes were overpowering the storyline. About half way through I just skipped the sex scenes. By the end of the book, I felt as if I read the first book all over again. Needless to say I haven't had the inclination to read the third book, Fifty Shades Freed. I'm not saying I'll never read it, I'm just not curious enough to pay $9.99 to know the conclusion.

    328 out of 358 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    I was looking for something after reading the Fifty Shades serie

    I was looking for something after reading the Fifty Shades series. Oh, this so did it for me. LOVED IT! It's hard for me to decide which one I like better (Gideon vs Christian). Ladies, you will not be disappointed, I promise.

    192 out of 214 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    I've had this one in my TBR pile for awhile. After reading 50 S

    I've had this one in my TBR pile for awhile. After reading 50 Shades, I decided to give myself a bit of time before delving into this one because of all the talk of the similarities between the two. I'm glad I waited because I think that distance enabled me to appreciate the similarities and differences between the two.

    Gideon Cross is an uber wealthy 28 year old who happens to run into Eva Trammel as she times her commute from her apartment to her new job at the Crossfire building. She has no idea who the god-like man with dark hair and blue eyes is, but her stirs two emotions in her (even if she didn't quite realize what those were at the time): fear and hope.

    As I read the first half of the book, I could see how Eva's reluctance to bend to Gideon's will would have others saying this was similar to 50 Shades. He does have stalker tendencies. She, in no uncertain terms, tells Gideon she doesn't want anything to do with him. But for me, once you get past that and follow them as their embark on their relationship the similarities ended.

    Eva and Gideon both have a very key and vital parts of them that is broken. They have trust issues related to the events that caused them to be the way they are. They both struggle for control over their relationship because that is what they need to make sure the past does't repeat itself.

    While Gideon tends to alienate himself to ensure complete control, Eva has surrounded herself with people that have just as many issues as she has (which can't be good for her recovery either). Her best friend, Cary, is a recovering something (addict maybe) who she met in therapy in San Diego and hasn't been separated from since. We, along with Eva, get to watch him self-destruct and it makes you wonder what kind of effect that will have on Eva. Then there is Eva's mother. She's a whole lot of "out there" and definitely someone who blurs and crosses lines for her "piece of mind" regardless of the affect that will have on her daughter. While Gideon does fit into that same role with Eva, you can also see a hint of them wanting to break out of the molds they have both put themselves in and work together towards something healthy.

    The one thing you'd think these two would have it together on was the sex, considering how combustible they were from their very first kiss. But even with sex they had issues, granted not quite as large as everything else in their relationship, but it was still there. I did scratch my head when Gideon declared that Eva was a submissive, because everything we'd seen in their sex life up to that point showed them pretty evenly matched. I mean, who wouldn't melt if you had a god-like man that turned you on giving you multiple orgasms. But after thinking about it, I could see where Eva was a submissive, reluctantly.

    Clearly it's not going to be a clean and easy process. The last half of the book was messy and emotional, leaving me wondering "what next" as I flipped the page to see what would happen.

    Sylvia Day has created two very complex characters who's emotional scars are laid bare for us to read. Both of them are hard to connect with, because of those emotional scars, but as the story progresses and they share more of themselves with each other you can start to understand them better. I look forward to reading Deeper In You and learning more about Gideon and Eva.

    95 out of 112 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    A Rather Shady Ripoff

    I can't believe this book was even published. It's WAY too similar to Fifty, eerily similar, almost at the plagarism level. I didn't particularly care for the Shades trilogy, but while reading this, it made me want to go back to the Shades. The writing was so bad in that trilogy, it was almost comedic. The writing is definitely not as remedial as the Fifty Shades trilogy, but that's where the praise ends. While the characters seemingly had more depth, at least Eva's character did, they were completely unlikeable. I didn't feel a romantic connection between Eva and Gideon. And just like Shades, I became bored with the endless "misunderstandings" and ensuing makeup sex with no real resolution to their problems. Eva's secret was revealed in this book, but now it appears that readers will have to wait until future books to find out what the heck is wrong with Gideon. I hope the next book is free because it pains me to spend money on what will likely be another blah book.

    73 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    It was hard to find a good book after the Fifty Shades of Grey b

    It was hard to find a good book after the Fifty Shades of Grey but i found it in Bared to You, this book kept me reading i couldn't put it down. I was sad though that i have to wait till Oct 2012 for book 2 to find out more about Gideon and Eva.

    53 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Mediocre version of Fifty Shades of Grey

    I loved the Fifty Shades of Grey series and this book doesn't come close to its competition. I was deeply disappointed. Bared to You is just a the awful version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Does anyone see this??

    The characters are undeveloped, firstly. At least with Ana Steele and Christian Grey you get a sense of their personalities. Ana- quirky, clumsy, book-work, college student with a low self-esteem. Eva- wealthy, blonde girl that moved from CA who isn't as modest with sex as she should be given her past!

    I mean, there isn't any tension in this book. They are in top of each other within the first few minutes they have their first conversation (the scene in his office). Then, she initiates sex in the limo exclaiming "I need you"... you barely know him. All of a sudden, she tells him her deepest secrets. It's just ridiculous. Their relationship is moving too fast to seem realistic. Again, lack of development in plot as well as characters.

    Oh, don't let me forget about Gideon's (hate the name) present to Eva: the ring. The symbolic metaphors he explains when giving her the ring... awful. Barf.

    45 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Bared to You by Sylvia Day

    If you looking for the next good read after reading "Fifty Shades" series this is it. Also. I recommend JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series book ten Lover Reborn was amazing. Also read The Guardian by Sherrolyn Kenyon which was book 21 in the Dark Hunter series. Let me know what ypu think. Roe:)

    42 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    3stars – Love Letter to Fifty Shades? No way around it. I

    3stars – Love Letter to Fifty Shades?
    No way around it. I really didn’t care for this book. I would call it a love letter but it was completely void of romance. If you are into full length erotica, you can’t go wrong here. I happen to like a bit of romance with mine. The similarities to Fifty Shades of Gray couldn’t have been more blatant. Gideon Cross/Christian Gray; Ana/Eva….really? It was so vividly obvious that this was to push the same buttons and it was an effort to not compare them. I didn’t care for the character’s more specifically their traits. He was a rich, handsome, young, physically fit mogul who was also a braggart and couldn’t help trying to impress our female lead by telling her what he owned. She was supposedly a “well-off” “independent” beauty who couldn’t stop being impressed by what he owned which made her come off as the traditional gold-digger to me. Every interaction was a reason to have sex and profess how much they love each other. This was after spending less than 2hours together over a 2day period.

    Why 3stars? The sex scenes were well done and the secondary characters were worthwhile.

    I thought both main characters were crass, immature, indecisive pre-teens that happened to be in their twenties. I definitely have no plans to continue this series.

    32 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    I'm really looking forward to the next one! It does remind me of

    I'm really looking forward to the next one! It does remind me of the Fifty Shades of Grey series but it had its own charm and its own distinctive characters. Loved it!

    31 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    I would say comparable to 50 Shades

    Ok, so I read the 50 Shades Trilogy. While I enjoyed all three books, let's just say they won't be winning any Pulitzer awards. I take these books for what they are: fun and sexy stories. I can't exucse average writing and extreme cheesiness. Having said that, they were fun and so was Bared to You. Are there similarities? YOU BET! Even the way they meet and some dialogue is exactly the same. But I would say this book is a little darker. There is less dom/sub. The sex scenes I think are better described and yes, maybe hotter--I could do without the constant body fluids mentions, though. Since I read 50 Shades first there were few turns of events that surprised me.
    All in all, unless you are a purist or you thought 50 Shades was of the highest quality, you will have fun with this one.

    29 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Lacking Originality

    This book was soooooo a complete replica of Fifty Shades that it made me so annoyed to continue reading it! Although I funished the book I was completely unimpressed. It was SO similar to Fifty that this tells me how unoriginal and uncreative the author is. The characters were unbeleivable and I lacked a connection....maybe because I already read this story. I am not happy about wasting $5 on a book that I already read, with name changes and a different city.

    25 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Love this story!

    I am so miffed by people who claim this reminds them of the 50 shades series. Sylvia Day writes circles around the 50 shades author. Eva and Gideon are amazing characters. I adore them. I've read it five times since i bought it!!! If you thought 50 shades was hot this book is going to blow you away. I am chomping at the bit for October when the next book comes out!!!!!

    23 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    NO FIFTY SHADES !!!!

    This book was crude there was no romance no build up to even getting to like either of the main characters. You instantly disliked the main characters. There was no connection to cause you to continue reading. It was certainly no fifty shades of grey, no where close. Not intrested any other of this authors books.

    21 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    This book was recommended to me when I was searching online on a

    This book was recommended to me when I was searching online on a book that is similar to the Fifty Shades series. I had just finished the series and loved it. I am giving Bared to You 4 stars because although it was REALLY good, I was disappointed at how much it was like Fifty Shades. Like even some of the lingo back and forth between the two characters I felt was copying.

    With that aside, I did enjoy the series. The store line is not entirely the same, but it has a lot of similarities (A LOT!). I will be reading the second book of the Crossfire series though when it comes out this October. If you are looking for something like Fifty Shades, I would recommend this. Just be forewarned that it is actually VERY similar. :-)

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Very disappointing! After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I was hop

    Very disappointing! After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I was hoping for a similar story. This book is too similar and very crude. NOT something I would recommend. I have read about 200 pages and will not finish this book. Waiting for more FIfty books.

    16 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    I really liked this book. Right up there with 50 Shades, althou

    I really liked this book. Right up there with 50 Shades, although I may even say that I like this story better than 50 Shades and am looking forward to the follow up in October!

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    It was rather horrible and in my opinion is in no way comparable

    It was rather horrible and in my opinion is in no way comparable to Fifty Shades.

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Thoroughly enjoyed! Anxiously awaiting sequel

    I found it very difficult to put this book down. The overwhelming attraction both Eva and Gideon have for one another and the difficulties they have to overcome make this an excellent read. Well written with steamy sex scenes, the emotional baggage both have to overcome (which is slowly revealed in the book), the tumultuous relationships with friends and parents keep the book from just being one sex scene after another. This is the first book I've read of Sylvia's but will certainly not be the last.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Disappointing

    Not her best. Mediocre compared to Fifty Shades series.

    11 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

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    MUST READ!

    Bared To You by Sylvia Day was an appetizing treat that left me wanting more!

    Gideon and Eva are a class above any others and Ms. Day leads the way into a provocative world of sophistication, high suspense, drama, and scorching erotic scenes. I loved the way Ms. Day dug deep into these two and created a connection that most would shy from. The chemistry between the two of them was hot and as a reader, even I couldn’t seem to deny wanting them to take the step.

    The overall story flowed with finesse and read very smooth. Chapters flowed faster than a rushing dam and I found that I couldn’t put this piece down. I actually found myself turning the pages even at the end, despite there being no more words; simply because I didn’t want it to end.

    Bared To You is a must add for any romantic readers list. The humor, sexy scenes, and suspense will keep you up into the wee-hours of the morning with a craving that surpasses even the sweetest chocolate.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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