Yes. I am a new fan of Sylvia Day and Jill Redfield. I have listened and re-listened to 50 Shades and love every nuanced action. I feel the same about Bared to You EXCEPT for the back and forth in Eva's person. I know she is damaged and can't help herself but it gets tiresome. Yet, I liked the story and even bought the 2nd book.
When Eva told Gideon her story was powerful. His reaction was even more powerful. He is just awesome and she knows it. He is flawed but redeemable. Both of them are in love.
Eva, of course, but she did a good job with all of them. I think she got Cary just right and even Gideon came across as strong and powerful. I think she did a better job of reading this book than the reader of 50 Shades. Jill put more emotion into her responses but then she had experience so maybe that makes the difference. Anyway, she was a great narrator.
Money, Good Looks, and Good Sex! It has it all and it has Eva and Gideon.
A completely different story. I couldn't believe that right into listening to this book I wanted to turn it off. I've listened to 50 Shades various times already and to me this book is a cheap knock off of 50 Shades. There are so many similarities from the fact that the guy is not only young but rich down to the initials of his name; which are GC versus 50 Shades which was CG. I couldn't even stand her name (Ava) in 50 her name was (Anastasia) which of course she would be called Ana in the book. Whenever I would here this guy say "Oh Ava" it was exactly the same as in 50 when he would say "Oh Ana". Needless to say it was to much for me to handle and I had to stop the book at the 10th chapter which I listened till then always giving it the benefit of the doubt.
That's as much as I could take. I know that many people have loved this book but for me it was a waste of time.
Written a different story that wasn't like 50 Shades of Grey
The performance was fine, the narrator did a good job.
Disappointment at first that then turned into anger
I doubt I'll be listening to Sylvia Day books unless they are completely different stories.
I would recommend this book for those who want to get lost in a some what romantic story.
I would compare it to the "Darker Shades of Grey" with a more realistic stance.
The reader was fantastic was really good at keeping the listener engauged.
Book is full of emotions a literal roller coster.
Mom of 3 wild and crazy boys, I've become obsessed with books again after being sucked into a little vampire/lovestory series you may have heard of, and now I listen to most books (but read at night) so that I can be somewhat productive during the day and not leave my family and home to collapse around me while my nose is stuck in a book ; )
Top of the list - I bought this book and the next one to read at night and the audio to listen to during the day, and I ended up listening to the whole darn thing! Jill Redfield did such a superb job with all the voices,, and portraying their emotions just right. It didn't sound like she was just reading a script and switching her pitch for diff characters.
Have never listened to her before but thought she was brilliant. So often the narrator simple reads the book. She portrayed the characters and read as one would in their head. She was definitely a big plus.
Very difficult putting it a way for a while. I didn't want to stop listening and I didn't want the story to end.
Have not read the the book.
I love the push and pull of the two main characters as they struggle through troubles.
Ava is my favorite as she struggles to be strong.
I have laughed and cried with both Ava and Gideon through their struggles. I loved the romance between the main characters and that the story shows that all things are not easy.
The sex is hot but the under story is what keeps you glued to the story and not wanting to put it down. Can't wait to see where the story goes next.
This is my favorite in the romance/erotica category. It has definitely been the hottest as well so far! It was written very well I feel for it's category.
The first couple times Gideon and Ava ran into each other and their exchange. I thought it was a perfect lead up to a hot romance. There wasn't too much teasing and not too many chapters before at least you got the hint that the romance was coming. At the same time I didn't feel it jumped into it too quick.
I think her voice fit Ava pretty well. I also enjoyed Cary (sp?) as a best friend. Of course, Gideon was played very well because by the middle of the book my sexual appetite had surged.
If you liked this book - I highly suggest "On Dublin Street" as well. It has a similar type of romance. Girl has semi-asshole guy wanting her and she resists, but in the end can't, etc.
A lot of people have rightuflly compared the Crossfire novels to the Shades of Grey trilogy. They are definitely similar and will appeal to the same audience. There were things about each that I liked better or less than the other. The bottom line is, if you liked one series, I think you'll like the other. I'm looking forward to the third book this summer.
It's a dirtier version of 50 Shades. Seriously, everyone jumped on that band wagon. Entertaining read, but same story, just different names.
The narrator was pretty good.
eh. It helped kill time at work.
Not impressed with the book, so dramatic for no reason, makes women seem ABSOLUTELY crazy, and everything happens so fast. You dont really get to know the characters before they jump into proposals for sex and other weird occurrences that I'm pretty sure would almost never happen in real life. 50 shades wasn't the best novel-wise, but I would read it ten times before I take another look at this one. I was really just waiting for it to get good the whole time.
And the voices, I'm pretty sure I might have liked it a fraction better had I read it myself on paper.