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Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1 | [Sylvia Day]

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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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 06-29-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 06-29-12

    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

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    "Bared to you"

    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 :)

    21 of 26 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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    Olette Boston, MA, United States 06-25-12
    Olette Boston, MA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2015

    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.

    24 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 12-25-12
    Leesa 12-25-12 Member Since 2014

    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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    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.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    CM 07-06-12
    CM 07-06-12 Member Since 2010

    Better things to do but this is more fun.

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    "Good drama but..."
    Where does Bared to You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the better romance books I've read although about middle of the pack in terms of reading quality among audio books.

    Good plot but I wasn't thrilled with the reader's interpretations, particularly her interpretation of Gideon Cross. However, I found the story compelling enough that I found excuses (chores) to do just so I could finish the next little bit. Having read the Twilight and Fifty Shades series, I found this story to be somewhat similar but engaging: The male leads in all three books are wealthy and two of the three are prominent businessmen. I like alpha males but am about done with dysfunctional personalities, as is the case with Mr. Cross and with Christian Grey (Fifty Shades). Also, all three female leads have some small self esteem issues. As with Twilight and Fifty Shades, the female lead's parents are not together and the mother is somewhat, umm, flighty and even narcissistic. Also, all three books have elements of stalker/crazy behavior, including observing/photographing the female lead in each story and generally high levels of possessiveness and jealousy. On the other hand, it's kind of sweet when your significant other feels strongly about you like that. Yeah, I'm a little conflicted and my feminist mother would be appalled.Having said all of that, I like the story enough to listen to the second book. I guess I find myself wanting to like it more. We'll see how the rest of the story goes in book 2.


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

    One of my favorite moments was where Gideon is revealed to have made a collage of Eva's pictures and he speaks of her photograph blowing him a kiss from her photo every day.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader is generally likable but I didn't care for the way she read male voices. She seems a bit out of her range and it changes the emotion of the character she's reading.


    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 06-25-12
    Jamie 06-25-12 Member Since 2013

    What would I do without audio books?!!

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    "Hot!"

    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!

    25 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 07-29-12
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-addict!!

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    "Jill Redfield is fantastic!"

    What a difference a voice makes...

    I don't like 50shades. At all.
    And while there is similarity here, this is definitely better than 50. But I am writing this review mostly to praise the narrator's performance. It is absolutely stellar!

    Also Sylvia Day is an actual author, so the book is written much better as well.

    20 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah WA 08-05-14
    Deborah WA 08-05-14 Member Since 2015

    best35

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    "All sex no Story Line"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone that wants to just read about sex without and real story line


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvia Day again?

    Don't think so


    How could the performance have been better?

    less sex and more story to make it interesting.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I could get my money back!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 01-10-14
    Alison 01-10-14
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    "Pushes the Line"

    This story is well written and the narrator was great. I just had a hard time with the intensity. I didn't like the possessiveness and the neediness. It didn't feel like "love" really. It was obsession. It was too much love-hate, and it can be best described as UNHEALTHY. Not an uplifting love story. Lots of angst and fights and sex. I hated Gideon's thinking he owned Ava. The love scenes were very explicit and very intense and a lot of the time dirty. It was too intense for my taste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • 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

    0 of 0 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maddie
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janine
    BRACKNELL, United Kingdom
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    "Downright dirty, downright delicious"

    Imagine 50 Shades that is written by someone who can actually write and you have the Crossfire series.

    Ava and Gideon. So, so much better than Ana and Christian and, god forfend, Edward and Bella.

    It's the usual story about a disgustingly wealthy man instantly besotted with a girl, but that's where it ends. Ava is sassy, snarky and sensible and one you can imagine might actually exist. She's confident and Day keeps her true to type. She makes no unfathomable decisions that are not part of her character, unlike Bell-Ana.

    Gideon is a little cliched, but Day's writing is so good that he comes across as strong and believable... well... um... most of him is believable. Certain parts are a little... unlikely.

    Quick synopsis: our two meet when Ava moves to NYC and they are instantly, wildly obsessed with each other. They acknowledge that it's unhealthy but fight to keep each other. Gideon is hiding hideous abuse, Ava is hiding rape and betrayal.

    I think what I like is that it doesn't suddenly become roses, blue birds and violins. They mess up frequently but pick their way through the wreckage of their pasts.

    I have to mention Ava's best friend, the bisexual Cary who is just delicious!

    Jill Redfield is a fabulous narrator - perfect for Ana's character. She's bold and confident, just like Ana.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    7/18/13
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    "50 Shades of Gideon"

    Pretty much a mirror image of 50 Shades. Best not to listen to it without earphones!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    Leven, United Kingdom
    7/4/13
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    "Enjoyed"
    Where does Bared to You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved the series although felt a lot of it was similar to 50 Shades but that didn't stop me enjoying it as more of a story.Looking forward to book 4. :-)


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

    Definitely similar to 50 Shades.


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

    Was so easy listening. Would have preferred Gideon's speech to have been a mans voice and not Jill imitating.


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

    Couldn't stop listening. Gutted I have now finished the three books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Caerphilly, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Better than fifty!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book as well as the sequel.  Having originally chosen it to quench my need for more of the infamous fiddy I never expected it to be quite so similar in it's story or characters (sans BDSM aspect).

    Definitely better written, less repetitive and more accessible but playing to the strengths of fifty shades and quenching the thirst that the brakethrough trilogy awakened. Part of you longs for Gideon Cross whilst another part wants to be him (very Freudian!).  Narration by Jill Redfield was great and also seemed superior to that of the  50 shades trilogy. 



    Highly recommend listening to this book with a bit of James Arthur in the the background for a truly liberating and silky smooth experience. Counting down the days until the third book is released!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kerri
    Antrim, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Up there with 50 Shades!"

    If life is not the same without Christian Grey then this book will help fill that void. A great read/listen with fantastic, dynamic characters. This is a must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne
    MARCH, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Enjoyable"

    I have read both books and fine them addictive reading can't wait for part three and hope the author does the final installment justice as the reader is hooked on both main characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RAEL.ORG
    Lyon, France
    2/26/13
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    "Plagiarism without talent"

    This book is a shameless plagiarism of shades of Grey but without E.L James's talent. It's just a lot of clichés without the sensitivity and humour that we loved in E.L James's books.

    However, Jill Redfield did a great job (except for Gideon's voice who speak like a mafia godfather), I hope she will read a lot of other books.



    If you really want to read good erotics books go listening Olivia Cunning or read Kate Grey, they are very talented artist, you will not be disapointed like with this rip off from Sylvia Day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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