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.
“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)
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
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.
One Unique Reader
I needed this...
Can't pick... but I'm glad that Gideon only reminded me of Gray suferficially, both being rich, handsome and scared
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.
Didn't read the print version, but, the narrator TOTALLY made what was already a good story line an even better one!
50 shades of grey is definitely comparable, but, I think I like this one better, and I LOVED 50 shades!
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!
Made me laugh and wanted to cry at times, but it mainly got me H-O-T!! I didn't want to stop listening.
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.
Yes, one of the BEST I've listened to. Great, interesting and I did not want to stop listening!!!!
Full of interesting moments, one right after another!!
She is just wonderful. The best narrator I have ever listened to. She makes me feel like I'm right in the moment.
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!!
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.
Addicted to Audible since 2009
Probably not or not unless it is a book of a different genre altogether.
She could have been much more original.
She is a very good narrator. Much much better than the person who narrates Fifty Shades.
Yes it did but I can't say because my mother may read this.
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.
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.
Better things to do but this is more fun.
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.
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.
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.
audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.
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.
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.
"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.
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?
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.
"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.
sexy, sad, intense
the limo where she shocks the hell out of him
loved it have read it several times
"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!
I listen to it over and over and over again got all the books yeay
was lost in the story. packed with love lust and an incredible read. can't wait for part 2
"Actually quite good!!"
Steamy, Heart-warming and Addictive
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!!
Yes, can't wait to read the next one.
Yes a bit of both.
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