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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 12-21-12
    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 12-21-12 Member Since 2015

    I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.

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    "Hot, if you don't think about it too much."

    This book is the most amazing sexy thing since Fifty Shades! Have fun!

    Stop reading now, you'll like my review better.

    So my mantra as I type this is it's just a sex book, it's just a sex book. It was written clearly to profit on Fifty, and if not, is amazing and coincidentally almost identically to it, right down to the f'ed up relationship that is extremely unhealthy. What's that? You gasp? Well, if you haven't read it, let me ask you this. If a guy took a picture of you and your room while you slept, recreated your room EXACTLY in his apartment then tells you this is your safe place to run to where he'll never follow... what would your response be? If you have read it I'm sure you either already asked that of yourself or are doing so right now.

    In short, this book is easy to read. There's LOTS of sex. Dysfunctional HOT sex. And if you don't think about the fact that each of the main characters are ridiculously jealous and constantly fighting (for the makeup sex of course) and never have an actual relationship because they can't stop sexing enough to have a conversation that doesn't involve angst, then the book can be fun. It's helps that EVERYONE in the WHOLE BOOK is friggin HOT. Even the background characters.

    I applaud Jill Redfield for going all out. The gasps and moans are sometimes shockingly realistic. Lucky sound editors. Winkwink.

    Now that you read this, feel free to return to the first sentence. Spend a credit. Enjoy.

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    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 03-01-15
    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 03-01-15
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    "Superstud Billionaire w Childish Jealousy Issues"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yet another sharp, saavy woman who becomes the love slave of a handsome, self-made billionaire, with the emotional maturity of a 5th grader.

    Doesn't wash. She's so smart, but acts like a child when he snaps his fingers.
    This man is truly unlikeable, dragging the book down. I was pulling for her to dump him.
    Sex isn't erotic, but by the numbers formulaic.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something less predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she drops the boyfriend for a while but, of course, can't stand life without him. Supposedly smart couple with jealousy issues most people get past by 7th grade.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If she had started dating other men and dumped him.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator did a good job of raising an average story more interesting than it really is.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yana 01-13-15
    Yana 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I won't be reading the rest of this series."

    Did not meet my expectations at all. Judging by the reviews, I expected this book to be extremely well written but that is not the case.

    The entire book read like a rush job!!!

    2 of 2 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!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DW 10-23-13
    DW 10-23-13
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    "Horrible story. I couldn't wait for it to end!"
    What would have made Bared to You better?

    Nothing. It is a very poorly written story.


    What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

    The rediculous feelings of some of the characters


    What aspect of Jill Redfield’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing. I think she did a great job with what she had to work with.


    What character would you cut from Bared to You?

    Ava and Gideon


    Any additional comments?

    I read the reveiws on this book and decided to give it a shot. What a terrible waste of money. I have read 50 Shades of Gray and there were comparisons by other readers. I try to be open minded and although I had found some bad reveiws, I thought that I would not be influenced by other readers and just find out for myself. Lesson learned. This was my first Sylvia Day book and will more than likely be my last.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 02-26-13
    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 02-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Should be marked as "explicit sexual content""

    I've run across a couple of these books in the last little while. All bought on a whim, basically from the descriptions listed when you run your cursor over the picture.

    The descriptions are fine, but should be marked with "explicit sexual content."

    Truly I don't understand why the sexual act should be described with such graphic, mostly vulgar terminology. Silvia Day could certainly take a page from Nora Roberts books when she writes as J.D. Robb. In her novels the sex is hot and steamy without being described in such vulgar terms.

    The way Silvia writes about sex, you'd think that the only sex she has ever had, has been violent and brutal with no love involved, ever.

    The mind is a funny thing, and can experience the lushness of the sexual act without all the graphic details, just by being led down the proverbial garden path. Most of the time it's hotter to be led than be told in vulgar terms.

    The fact that this is the way that she writes has certainly put me off purchasing any more of her novels, and makes me want to stay with the authors that I know and enjoy. And that is a shame, because new authors deserve a chance to show their stuff just as the tried and true authors can and do.

    Audible, you should clearly mark any of this type of novel, so the listeners can make an informed choice as to whether they want to purchase these books or not.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Beth Maschner 02-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "11 hours of debauchery"

    This book is about two extremely dysfunctional people who use sex as an answer for everything. He's obsessively controlling and she caves to his every command. I thought they were going to attend therapy and start to become healthy, but that didn't happen. I like a juicy sex scene occasionally throughout a well written love story. This is just trash.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nancy STILLWATER, MN, United States 01-31-13
    nancy STILLWATER, MN, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I would have choosen 0 stars if I could have"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who needs pornographic listening. This book had little plot and character development just a lot of gratuitous, explicit sex... brain garbage. I fast forwarded through 80 percent of this just to see if it ever gave me some character to care about.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A book from a credible author who writes stories that entertain and inspire and do no harm.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jill Redfield’s performances?

    Yes she was a good reader. I pity what she was asked to read.


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

    The effort however misguided


    Any additional comments?

    I wish that audible would rate the books that they offer with an explicit rating to protect it's buyers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christina colorado springs, co, United States 01-30-13
    Christina colorado springs, co, United States 01-30-13
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    "Utterly Annoying"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    High schoolers who don't see how annoying and unrealistic the characters are.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvia Day again?

    Probably not. It was a rip off of 50 Shades and a poor attempt at that.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jill Redfield?

    Someone who could have carried the male role with more masculinity.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration. These are just insecure, immature and idiotic characters living unrealistic lives.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 01-23-13
    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Too Much Sex and not enough story"

    I am partial to murder mysteries and espionage, but I thought I would try this genre. I couldn't get through the first part. It seemed to me that it was just about how exited she was getting and putting him off in spite of this.
    It just was too redundant for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Good!"

    Good story, but I can't help thinking that Eva asks too many questions, that needn't worth the asking; where Gideon has all the answers, where asking needn't apply.

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  • Mr Spruce
    4/10/15
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    "Wonderfully erotic and definitely worth reading"

    If you loved Christian Grey and 50 Shades then this is the book for you. Although having some clear similarities there are enough significant differences to make it enthralling and erotically entertaining.
    Don't be put off as this is well written and very well narrated although it does beg the question ..... are all billionaires fvcked up in their pasts and obsessive in their relationships ! ;) you just gotta love em :*) <3

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lily Riddle
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ana
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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.

    0 of 0 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

    0 of 0 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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gill
    Milton Keynes, England
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    "Addictive for sure, ready for the next book."

    A good alternative for those who enjoyed 50 shades. Addictive for sure, ready for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sheena
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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
    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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