Title: Bared to You (Crossfire ~ Book 1)
Author: Sylvia Day | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: May 24 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing
Length: 362 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: I am usually not a fan of the 'item' book covers, but I have to say I love them for this series. The colors are perfect, and I love that the items on the cover actually make an appearance in the story. They aren't just some random item that was photographed.
Point of View: 1st person, following Eva (unfortunately)
My Rating: 4 Stars
Yes, I know I am late coming to this party. What can I say? I thought there were going to be three books, so I held off until closer to the release of Entwined With You before I started. Then it was announced that there will actually be five books, so I decided to go ahead and start them... I really couldn't wait any longer. I have been dying to find out what all the fuss with Gideon Cross is about.
I want to start off with what I didn't like about Bared to You, this way I can end the review on a positive and not with me moaning. What didn't I like? Eva Tramell. Plain and simple, I can't stand her. I used to think that the most annoying female narrator was Ana from FSoG. Let me just say right now, you will never hear me say another bad word about Ana, she and I are officially BFFs.
I actually lost count at the number of times I rolled my eyes, yelled at my Kindle, updated Goodreads with a snotty comment about her, or had to physically put my Kindle down to calm myself. Eva is the queen of bad decision making. I can maybe count on one hand the number of times I actually agreed with an important decision she made. Honestly, I wanted to throat punch her. She starts fights for absolutely no reason, she is petty, and quite frankly vindictive. You hurt her precious little feelings, she will do what she can to doubly hurt yours. Ugh.
*whew* I'm glad to have that out of my system. Now, what did I love about Bared to You? Do you even need to ask? That would be the one and only, Gideon Cross. Holy bejesus, he is one fine man. I had little doubt going in that I wasn't going to like him. I love the confident, arrogant, dominate male characters... and Gideon Cross is the King of them all. But it is not just his dominance... he is so very sweet. And some of the things he says will make you weak in the knees. We are talking some MAJOR swoon moments from Mr. Cross.
I don't want to compare Bared to You to other well known erotic romances, but I must say the sex scenes here are far superior. The wording used changes quite often, so you don't really get bored with them. I never got the feeling of same 'ole same ole'. Each and every interaction between these two is hot, and honestly off the charts. There is no denying their sexual attraction, that's for sure.
I am not going to go on and on about the reasons you should read this book, because frankly I'm sure those that want to already have. You either love these type of books or you don't. I'm just sorry if you are in the 'don't want to read them' category, cause you are so missing out on Gideon Cross.
I am excited to carry on with the series, Reflected in You being the next book. I just hope that Eva grows up a little so that I can actually start to like her, instead of dreaming up ways to kill her.