Friday, April 20, 2012

Bared to You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day

Bared to You ~ Sylvia Day
4.5 out of 5 STARS
(Rated NC-17)
Book Summary

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

I listened to the hype and went for this story. And yes, it definitely has a Fifty feel. And for me, it reminds me too much of Fifty like a remake with a slightly different storyline. For a while at least through the first half, it was sort of a turn off.

So let’s get started. The writing style of the author is very engaging. I was never bored while reading. But at least for the first half, I didn’t have any trouble putting the book down. The second half took off like a lightning storm. One I was sucked right into.

Characters. Here is where most of my problems stem from. Where I can appreciate this author taking us right into the good stuff and not waiting until the proffered half mark of the story, I think we lost a little something here. I never truly felt connected to either character. And unless I missed something which is quite possible, we didn’t even learn the age of our leading lady until ninety percent into the book. Although the storyline was good, I didn’t really care much about the fate of the characters until almost the end of the book. Even debonair Gideon, what was to him? He was hot and had issues. Don’t they all, lol.

SPOILERS HERE****************

So I have to give spoilers in order to explain myself. I hate to give spoilers but sometimes it’s unavoidable.

Gideon is an uber hot guy with billions of cash and he takes the word of a woman he doesn’t know about whether she is on the pill. Really, I don’t think so. Even if she has some money, she doesn’t have his kind of money.

Gideon was a little too in to her for my taste. Mainly because I didn't understand why. Since this isn’t paranormal there is no explanation for his utter need to be with her almost to the point he can’t live without her and he hasn’t known her long at all. Really, what made her likeable? I can understand the strong sexual tension and connection with a person. Hell, it’s happened to me once in my life. But too love so soon on both their parts is unbelievable. Thank goodness the storyline was engaging enough to overcome these issues.

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Like I said, it’s still worth the read and I’m hoping for more character development in the next installment. Not to toot my own horn, I have selfish reasons to ask. But Sylvia Day, I’d love to beta read for you. Can’t hurt to ask, lol.

Should you read it, YES. Will you love it, MAYBE.

My book boyfriend Gideon. He’s a hard match. Here is the closest I could find.

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  1. IKR! HOT! Drools. Makes me want to read the book again, lol.

  2. I. Can't. Even. That's the hottest damn thing I've ever seen lol. I'm reading this now as you know, and I'm loving it. Anxiously awaiting the library scene I've heard so much about.


  3. He certainly is yummy! If you like him check out some of my other favorite post. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Freed, Thoughtless and Effortless. Yummy guys there too!

  4. HAHAHAHAAH already got this on my Kindle :D