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Bared to You Audiobook

Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."
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Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.

"The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...."

©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey… this would be the first one I would offer… Scorching love scenes.” (Dear Author)

"An erotic romance that should not be missed.” (Romance Novel News)

“Hot… page-meltingly hot.” (Darhk Portal)

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    Lynn Barrie, Ontario, Canada 09-27-13
    Lynn Barrie, Ontario, Canada 09-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Completely disappointed....."
    What disappointed you about Bared to You?

    Bad writing. Ridiculous and annoying dialogue, plot, and characters.


    Has Bared to You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yup.


    What didn’t you like about Jill Redfield’s performance?

    Her voice is okay, but much too little-girl-perky for the character in this (sorry) tale.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not that I could see.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 09-29-12
    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 09-29-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "I Want More!"

    I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel, but it left me wanting MORE!

    I really do hope they intend on doing the other two books in this series as audible books! I know I will gladly line up to spend my credits on them!

    While the ending of the book sort of left you hanging and wanting to know more, there was so much more than just good sex in this book! Having never read/listened to anything by Sylvia Day before, I am very glad that I took the chance and listened to this one! Well worth the credit and then some!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    laurie eller the South 07-28-12
    laurie eller the South 07-28-12 Member Since 2007

    it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.

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    "if you loved fifty... you'll love cross"

    i'd just finished Fifty Shades Trilogy and was desperate to find something, anything to fill the void that Fifty left on me. what to read next? i had no clue. then a friend told me to read Bared to You. it's similar to Fifty except the writing is on a higher level, the characters more developed and the narration is superb.

    if you're missing fifty or you're wanting a fresh, new escape, try this listen. you'll enjoy it from beginning to end. my only negative comment would be the length of the book. it's too short. i'm hoping her next installment, due out in october, will be longer. this was just over too fast! i'm already missing the characters. :)

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Olette Boston, MA, United States 06-25-12
    Olette Boston, MA, United States 06-25-12

    One Unique Reader

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    "Oh My, My, My"
    If you could sum up Bared to You in three words, what would they be?

    I needed this...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can't pick... but I'm glad that Gideon only reminded me of Gray suferficially, both being rich, handsome and scared


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    25 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 12-13-12
    BluBumbleB 12-13-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "More Gideon & Ava PLEASE!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bared to You to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version, but, the narrator TOTALLY made what was already a good story line an even better one!


    What other book might you compare Bared to You to and why?

    50 shades of grey is definitely comparable, but, I think I like this one better, and I LOVED 50 shades!


    Have you listened to any of Jill Redfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I've tried looking for other Jill Redfield books on audible, but, I'm not finding anything but the Syliva Day books, and that's only 2 books!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me laugh and wanted to cry at times, but it mainly got me H-O-T!! I didn't want to stop listening.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 07-19-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "It's really not fair....but I liked "Fifty" more"

    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.

    24 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 12-25-12
    Leesa 12-25-12

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Awesome!!! Loved it!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, one of the BEST I've listened to. Great, interesting and I did not want to stop listening!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bared to You?

    Full of interesting moments, one right after another!!


    What does Jill Redfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is just wonderful. The best narrator I have ever listened to. She makes me feel like I'm right in the moment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Like I said eariler, Jill Redfield's excellent skills in reading this book made me feel like I was right there in the moment. It was fantastic!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would gladly spend money for this book. I used my credit, but in the future if I do not have a credit when this author/narrator combination comes out I will buy it. I loved it that much. I got book 2 in the series.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-03-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Don't let a bad review turn you away from emotion!"

    Let me say this right now before I go another step into this review. I refuse to read/listen to this b/c of bad reviews and the FSOG comparisons. I was a dork~ moving on!

    Now. Gideon Cross was an amazing character. I am an all about the character kinda gal. I love it when an author really takes time on characters. That is why Fifty Shades is so good. Not a lot of people see that. Christen Grey is one amazing character. Now we have Gideon Cross and honestly, yes there are a lot of similarities in these characters and stories, but why hamper on that. It’s a romantic novel for gosh sake! Focus on the character and the world built for Gideon Cross and not Christen Grey when reading this and there should be no confusion. Besides these two men are two totally different doms…

    Eva is that inside messed up that you would never know in a million years just by looking and plus she carries around the worst kinda of evil… jealously, and she knows it. Dang… that is totally messed up. Jealously is the kinda torture that just fester and Eva is already insecure being with freakin mulitgulzioniare Gideon Cross. Then you have Gideon who has something seriously messed up inside too goin on with him, just like Eva, but he won’t talk to Eva about it. They are seriously bad for each other, but they seriously need each other, but Gideon… something is seriously off with his whole situation….

    This book was so emotional…a real rollercoaster. If I really had to compare this to FSOG, I would say it is on the same level. Not the same story, in the same field, but different all together, but similar situations. FSOG fans would love this, and would enjoy the similarities and differences.

    Wow for Jill Redfield. Never listen to her before…but will recommend her to anyone. She was soo good. Not as good as Xe Sands. I am a Sands fan for sure. Redfield did amazing. I like her Gideon voice… very raspy when he said Evaa!!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 09-13-12
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "Fifty Shades Part 4?"
    Would you try another book from Sylvia Day and/or Jill Redfield?

    Probably not or not unless it is a book of a different genre altogether.


    What could Sylvia Day have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have been much more original.


    What does Jill Redfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a very good narrator. Much much better than the person who narrates Fifty Shades.


    Did Bared to You inspire you to do anything?

    Yes it did but I can't say because my mother may read this.


    Any additional comments?

    While this book feels like a Fifty Shades rip off, it's actually more descriptive, which makes it more seducive and so, I actually liked this book better.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    tina cokato, MN, United States 08-22-12
    tina cokato, MN, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Stupid."

    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.

    15 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • Ami-Lou
    9/20/15
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    "Awfully disappointing"

    I was recommended this book having completed Fifty Shades. unfortunately I found the characters in this book completely unlikeable and unattractive. Gideon cross is certanily no Christian Grey. I have no plans to read the other books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miela
    Florida
    7/16/15
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    "better erotica but still cannot beat Fifty Shades"

    the erotica was well described but the allure is nothing like Fifty shades. perhaps book 2 may but things into better perspective. fifty shades had intensity and humor and this was just jntense....I guess it appeals to a different reader whjch ksvok.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reginald pelle
    Winchester, UK
    5/27/15
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    "Great!"

    A glorious cocktail of sex and therapy, which offers more questions, than it answers. It's hard to know who's sincere: Gideon or Eva?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lily Riddle
    England
    4/6/15
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    "Different"

    I have mixed feelings about this book, and I'm still not sure what I really made of it. On one hand I finished it so it must have been ok, but even by the end I cant get over Gideons strange voice. Maybe they should have brought in a male voice actor as I was struggling to feel the chemistry with that voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ana
    2/7/15
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    "Bring on part two"

    Great narrator :) easy listen. Had many ups and downs, already downloaded part two. All characters beautiful. Worth a listen overall good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • vicki
    2/6/15
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    ""loved it""
    If you could sum up Bared to You in three words, what would they be?

    sexy, sad, intense


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gideon


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the limo where she shocks the hell out of him


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    loved it have read it several times

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsay
    2/3/15
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    "Don't expect great literature"

    This is very simple and straightforward writing, it's not a literary classic. But it is a great escape that I found difficult to turn off. Bared to you, is explicit, gutteral and sensual. I found the characters did lack foundation and therefore were harder to empathise with at the start of the book, but as the narrative progressed it became easier. The narrator was average and neither grated as I have found with some US narrators, but also didn't swell me to great levels of emotion. All in all I enjoyed listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sheena
    1/3/15
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    "Love it"

    I listen to it over and over and over again got all the books yeay

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • haley
    12/23/14
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    "fabulous. listening"

    was lost in the story. packed with love lust and an incredible read. can't wait for part 2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maddie
    UK
    12/15/14
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    "Actually quite good!!"
    If you could sum up Bared to You in three words, what would they be?

    Steamy, Heart-warming and Addictive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bared to You?

    When they meet for the first time, you know what's going to happen its just a matter of waiting for it - it's definitely worth the wait!!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jill Redfield?

    Yes, can't wait to read the next one.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes a bit of both.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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