I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
This series was addictive. Really ramped up the juices! Eva and Gideon work out the kinks in their relationship as this second instalment in the Crossfire series continues. Eva and Gideon really are very well suited to one another...Eva just seems to miss that point on numerous occasions, letting her insecurities and fear of abandonment from her childhood influence her faith in Gideon's love and devotion to her. A great series.
NO! I read it so much differently with the book than listening to it.
Shades of grey. The love story behind it is very similar.
I didn't really enjoy how dramatic she gets. And I didn't like the male voices she played.
No, I listen to books while sitting in traffic. So it was over a few days.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
OMG!! I finally read/listened to this book! I read the 1st book quite a few months ago and told myself I could wait until all 5 books in this series were released, as my need for instant gratification would drive me crazy-nuts waiting. The other reason I didn't read this book quickly after the 1st, was because of Corinne.
In the previous book Magdalena (Gideon's "Friend") was totally dismantled and disarmed as a womanly threat to Eva, however, a new threat was introduced in Gideon's ex-fiance, Corinne. I felt so jealous for Eva that I didn't know if I could handle (without getting seriously pissed) all of the shenanigans Gideon takes on with Corrine in this book (well, I got that idea through reviews I had read). But, let me tell you.....after reading this book, there simply are NO other womanly threats PERIOD....it's ONLY Eva for Gideon. Corinne was a very minor distraction in this book, hardly noticeable to me, since I was so enthralled with Gideon and Eva's love affair. From the back seat of limos, to concerts, to hot tubs, to beach getaways to office surfaces and lastly his place, or hers....Gideon & Eva's red-hot smoldering love for one another took on a sexual napalm quality, while layering on the deep roots of a love forged in the heart. But it wasn't just about the women in Gideon's past trying to seep themselves into his life, Eva also has a past that impacts this relationship. I liked that Gideon also had to deal with a possible threat of a previous lover wanting Eva back. Whoa!!! Hot-stuff!
Yet the biggest threat to Gideon and Eva's love seems to lead back to a secret. Gideon holds, closely to his breast, a bold secret. Consistently, Gideon asks Eva to trust him when things look suspicious. Yet, not only does Eva have to exert these super-power trust abilities, but so does the reader. And when that secret is revealed it has an explosive impact that underscores how committed and crazy in love Gideon is for Eva...how he will stop at nothing to protect and secure her love.
WOW!! This book was simply incredible! I love the way Sylvia Day writes..her prose is almost lyrical, and these characters she creates...OMG, unforgettable!
On a side note, I think it was funny how Eva seemed to describe everyone in her social orbit as drop dead gorgeous: her mother is gorgeous, her father, her friends, her rivals etc. You get the picture. Yet, I thought if an average-looking person fell into Eva's social circle, she would probably describe them as having model-quality looks as well, that's how exaggerated her comments about people's looks came across to me.
Narrator: Jill Redfield is a narrating goddess. She is one of the best! She really makes these interesting characters come to life (especially Gideon during the love making scenes...lol...pretty crazy performance...haha).
*** Sigh, I wish all 5 books were out already......
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
**Stop reading, if you have listened to Book 1 then....just skip to the last statement***
I was a bit frustrated by this book... but i think that was the idea! Even so, I loved every minute of it...
Picking up from Book 1, Gideon and Eva still try to navigate the rough road of their relationship. Gideon and his constant need to control Eva didn't sit well with me... I loved the Vegas moment when Gideon put a female bodyguard on Eva and kept every known man from her and as her revenge she has a sumo bodyguard hired for Gideon and his job was to keep EVERY woman 3 feet away from Gideon while he was WORKING ....
Once again putting 2 messed up people together is sometimes not a good idea... as was evident when during one mutual happening episode, Gideon almost hurts Eva while they are sleeping!
I am looking forward to the love triangle between Evan, Gideon and Bret to get juicy...Bret is not going away! Good things to look forward to in book 3.
Once again Cary has me wondering what his story is and why he is determined to destroy his perfect relationship with Trey!
I always thought if a man stated he would kill for me... it would be the sexiest thing with tons of fuzzy feelings.. and my oh my Gideon's words are crude, deep, hot and all things male I can imagine...But the ending had me thinking 'he did what?....like NOOOO...like seriously...and she said what? Run Eva... just RUN!'
At the end we close with Gideon and Eva having learnt to trust each other and Gideon admiting that he loves Eva after sharing a huge part of his past... Now what? looking forward to Book 3...Dealing with the aftermath of what Gideon did... Gideon's ex and her meddling... his family... the Damn doctor....and Bret!
Yes, Yes, YES!! Worth a credit, but I bought this for $10..Either way just buy the book!
I have listen to this book about 10 times so far and I am still LOVE it
Eva becoming a member of the mile high club
love her voices
Mom. Wife. Photographer. Lover of all things supernatural. Slightly obsessed with Sweet Valley High and great white sharks.
Sex. Fighting. Forcing sex on each other to make up. More fighting.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
These two are so annoying that at some point even I was sick of their relationship drama. If you can really call it a relationship.
And the narrator was good with Ava, but she sounded like Cookie Monster when she did Gideon. It made the sex scenes laughable. And speaking of the sex scenes, there were too many, and they were too graphic.
Overall, too much drama and sex, not enough plot.
This book didn't disappoint!
It was full of suspense, drama and it almost had a mystery feel to it as you try to figure out who's doing what and or who, as well as speculation on Gideon's secrets. I mean, what IS he hiding?! lol Sometimes it a bit frustrating, but in a good way, I just want to yell at the characters and tell them how stupid they are being, but that's a good thing right, it means I'm invested in the characters - and once again Sylvia Day pulled me in and kept me entertained for a few hours.
I can't wait for the next book to be released so I can read it! I do like that there is no cliff hanger, I could stop reading the series now and I wouldn't feel like I'm missing out on the end. Don't get me wrong, I WILL be reading book 3!!
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100% yes - this series must be experienced, in any and every format available! :-)
50 Shades is the closest thing, but I hate comparing. If you love Adult Contemporary Romance, you will love this series.
I listened to Bared to You (the first book) - she does a great job as Eva.
Are you prepared for Gideon Cross?
Absolutely adore this series...the characters, the story line, the writing - it's all fan-freaking-tastic!
Just the same drama and the same fights and the same make-up sex over and over...plus the narrator's voice when she does Gideon in the sex scenes was hilarious...not sexy
Yes. Its hot, funny, emotional, suspenseful. Did I mention its hot!?! I have read/listened to a couple of really good books...like FSOG and This Man series...this series...especially this book , is the hottest, sexiest, steamest by far.
The time they spent at the beach. I loved everything about that trip!
Jill Redfield's narration is great! I can't choose!! Eva and Gideon are obvious...so I will go with Carey!
I was VERY disappointed to realize this series is NOT a trilogy...but a series of 5...and the 4th book isn't even finished yet!! I was really looking forward to finding out what really happened in the end with Nathan.