I'm a PhD theatre student who loves not proofreading my reviews (sorry) because I have to do enough of that in school. :)
This book is the most amazing sexy thing since Fifty Shades! Have fun!
Stop reading now, you'll like my review better.
So my mantra as I type this is it's just a sex book, it's just a sex book. It was written clearly to profit on Fifty, and if not, is amazing and coincidentally almost identically to it, right down to the f'ed up relationship that is extremely unhealthy. What's that? You gasp? Well, if you haven't read it, let me ask you this. If a guy took a picture of you and your room while you slept, recreated your room EXACTLY in his apartment then tells you this is your safe place to run to where he'll never follow... what would your response be? If you have read it I'm sure you either already asked that of yourself or are doing so right now.
In short, this book is easy to read. There's LOTS of sex. Dysfunctional HOT sex. And if you don't think about the fact that each of the main characters are ridiculously jealous and constantly fighting (for the makeup sex of course) and never have an actual relationship because they can't stop sexing enough to have a conversation that doesn't involve angst, then the book can be fun. It's helps that EVERYONE in the WHOLE BOOK is friggin HOT. Even the background characters.
I applaud Jill Redfield for going all out. The gasps and moans are sometimes shockingly realistic. Lucky sound editors. Winkwink.
Now that you read this, feel free to return to the first sentence. Spend a credit. Enjoy.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
After listening to both authors work, E L James and Sylvia Day, it is uncanny how similar there books are. Great work by Sylvia Day with just a bit more modesty thrown in. I am very happy there are more books to come and hoping more than 3 as I feel if the saga is continued longer it will out run Fifty shades by miles. Sylvia Day appeals to me more as she has such a smooth natural way when telling the love making, her way of writing doesn't embarrass me at all with the hot and spicy sex.. Looking forward to the rest of this series and will be grabbing it as soon as the next book is released! Thanks Sylvia :)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Let me start out by saying I LOVED THIS BOOK! And I CAN NOT WAIT for the next one. This is the perfect book for Grey withdraw. However, I kept asking myself why did I enjoy Fifty more then this one? Because Bared to You is the first book....I simply want more! More character development, more answers to my hundreds of questions, more interaction between the 2 main characters then just hot sex (not that I mind it).
I really believe I will eventually like this book more than Fifty, but until then I'll be agonizing over the wait.
One Unique Reader
I needed this...
Can't pick... but I'm glad that Gideon only reminded me of Gray suferficially, both being rich, handsome and scared
If you loved FSOG you will like this book as well, but you won't read/listen to it thinking about how much they are alike, these are two different books.
Other reviewers said it was a direct ripoff of FIfty Shades of Gray, but that it was better written. I hated Fifty but purchased this book anyway. The first 2 chapters were almost exactly like 50. So much so I almost turned the book off. But I struggled through it. It is better written but still not a good book. The main characters have endured sexual abuse and are trying to deal with the after effects. Somehow I cannot listened to a book where someone has had to try to deal with such a horrible thing and then listen to how they can have such a fullfilling sex life. It seems so unreal. When I listen to a "romance" novel, I want escapism not to be reminded of something so horrible and then listen to how they bang like ferral beasts.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Though there are many similarities between FSOG and this book, Sylvia Day knows how to spin a tale and has the editors to prove it. Ladies and gentlemen not one "OH MY" in the entire book. Both characters have their own baggage of past monsters they need to deal with and the story keeps you glued to the book to uncover their secrets. I literally couldn't put the I-pod down. While I was interested in FSOG I was in a trance with this book. I felt like a voyeur watching the weave of these to lives bind and build. I love strong male characters. I often thought "how would I react if a man like Gideon talked to me like that?" My normal response to any man with that rap would be me telling him to go pound sand, however with Gideon I would have lost my ever lovin mind as Eva did.
Jill Redfield did an excellent job at narration. Audible DO NOT CHANGE NARRATORS!!
I look forward to the next in the Crossfire series. Again.....Audible sign what ever contracts, pay off your people, do what you need to do to get the second book available on release day.
What would I do without audio books?!!
Although the main character is undeniably similar to Grey, the story is a bit more smartly written. The story is set in NYC and has a very cosmopolitan feel. Good character development as well. This book is a sexy escape - just what you look for in erotica!
someone that wants to just read about sex without and real story line
Don't think so
less sex and more story to make it interesting.
Wish I could get my money back!!!!
Bad writing. Ridiculous and annoying dialogue, plot, and characters.
Her voice is okay, but much too little-girl-perky for the character in this (sorry) tale.
Not that I could see.
Honestly, I'm pretty good at choosing audiobooks that I enjoy. I was so far off with this one! Can't imagine what I was thinking! Glad that doesn't happen very often.....rather costly if it did.
A different story, a different author and a different narrator.
Not in a million years!
ANYONE else...this narrator's voice was just plain flat. But I have to say that the best narrator in the world could not have made me like this audiobook. The sex was too explicit, the dialogue too vulgar, the writing too amateurish, and the premise too unrealistic. All that, and no story either.....complete disappointment.
Pretty much all of them...or at least those I listened to. I quit after about 2 hours. Kept hoping it would improve, but it didn't. Didn't want to waste my time seeing if it ever would. Bought it on a Daily Deal, but even at a lower price, it was a waste of money. I'll be returning it.
This audiobook appears to me to have targeted teens and young adults. I just hope they are smart enough to recognize that this is not what a real relationship is like. If they don't, I really pity them.