Started reading this series because it got recommended to me after I read the 50 shades trilogy, I was a bit reluctant because I didn't want to read the same/too similar of a series.
But, unlike 50 shades, the female character in this book made it easier to relate to. Instead of being the virgin girl, Eva is a typical female who's a little fucked up in the head and Gideon and her have fights that remind me of real relationships where the guy is utterly confused when the girl is pissed haha overall the reader is AMAZING and the book is so great
I enjoyed Jill Redfied. But the book ? The consistent jumping to conclusion. I don't know what to say, besides no. And then I read the reviews of the next book--there were mixed reviews on it--not on the positive side.
It's a beautifully disturbed love story... I also like that Ava gives him a hard time, or basically plays hard to get! It makes the story flow easily back and forth and keeps the reader interested!
When Gideon propositions her in his office at the very beginning...the book began to draw me in there making me want to see where it lead. Gideon's HOT!!!!!
This is a great series...I'm so happy to read that there's a book #3 coming out in May! Just wish it was sooner!!
Among the very best.
Like a literary version of “Iron Chef,” Sylvia Day (Crossfire series),*OWNS* E.L. James (Fifty Shades series). Sylvia Day uses the same basic ingredients: genre of books, demographics of characters, familiar story line, target market of readers) to demonstrate how *truly* skillful writing, elegant, deep, worthy-of-caring-about character development, artistically, well-constructed and timed plot development (similar to my favorite (Diana Gabaldon - "Outlander" series) from my preferred genre historical fiction). Ms. Day demonstrates a far more mature, skillful hand at the judicial and relevant use of heart-stopping, synapse-melting, um, er…”provocative and engaging literary devices" as well as a 10,000% better choice of a more gifted and professional narrator in the audio (Audible.com) version. These are intense page-turners, with ample sprinklings of opportunities to relieve the tension by laughing out loud and sharing introspection with the flawed, funny, complicated, engaging, and sympathetic characters. Just don’t listen and drive; you’ll find yourself driving off of a cliff. Maybe while running on a treadmill? 9-) Just remember to breathe. (Not for those who are uncomfortable with some explicit sexual situations or language, even though it is well done and critical to both character, plot, and conflict development). Highly recommended. Well done.
The Crossfire protagonists, Eva and Gideon, are far more colorful, pun intended, than Fifty Shades of Grey. In Fifty, the heroine Anastasia is black and white - the innocent virgin falling under the spell of an experienced man. But here in Bared to You, Eva is no innocent. Darkness in her past has made her complicated sexually, and Gideon, with skeletons of his own, falls as much under her spell as she does under his. I've read both series (Crossfire and Fifty) and I've listened to both on Audible. If someone asks me which to recommend as better, hands down it's Crossfire. More dimensional characters and a far more complex plot. Oh and the sex is much hotter. My ears were burning!
Such an enjoyable book to listen too. I laughed and cried and even got mad at times....great listen.
Reflected in You...50 Shades trilogy...
Yes...when you realize that he is really in love with her and move mountains for her.
I love to read and have recently discovered the joys of audiobooks! iPhones definitely make it easier to enjoy.
It's addictive. I finished it in just a few days. The story is very similar to Fifty Shades of Gray so if you liked that, you'll like this. It has a quick romance, where everything happens at lightening speed and you're surprised that only 3 days when there was enough action to fill 3 months, and steamy somewhat controlling sex with both people having issues.
There aren't many characters so I can't really pick a favorite. I like that Ava is made out to be a hard worker and it is refreshing to see her try and stand up to Gideon, but she often gives in which is annoying.
It wasn't necessarily Jill's performance that I didn't like but that she was the only narrator. When she has to do the Gideon's voice it takes away from the steamy moments in the story. Stories like this definitely need two narrators.
Yes. I practically did.
I am a retired high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
Yes, I just have to get past the narrator making the main male character sound like a pervert.
I don't think any were really "memorable".
If she doesn't do exrotic romance.
Sensual with baggage.
I liked the story, but this genre is not the narrator's nitch. I had to really try to hear a different voice for male lead, she ruined that character with her spin on how he would talk. Really took away from the story.
I would make Eva a stronger person, not so weak. She didn't want to be a walking vagina but that's what she ended up being. No matter what she suffered in her childhood, she also suffered as an adult at Gideon's hands. He wanted to boink her from the moment he laid eyes on her and that's all they did.
At this writing... yes
It's the first time I've listened to her. She did good.. Her voice for Gideon gave me a chuckle everytime.. (it was a dumbed down impression of a strong, handsome billionaire)
Say something about yourself!
Top of the list one of my favorite audiblebook.Eva and Gideon are two messed up people who need therapy compared to Fifty Shades of Grey this book has no BDSM. The two main characters hardly communicate except when they have sex.
When Eva and Gideon had sex for the first time and Cary mini orgy.
The narration is great.
No really all the characters in this book is really broken.
Too much sex it gets boring and how the hell can one person have a orgasm so much time.