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"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)
it is up there with those I have chosen so far with a rating of 5 stars in my opinion.
I have listened to 50 Shades (the trilogy) and it comes off very close to this story with the multi-millionair factor, being young and inlove, possessive and controlling, sexual indecency by an older predator, emotional roller coaster, the man having siblings of varying interests and troubles and the female being the only child. The female having a father not with the Mom, but supportive..............etc. Although the characters almost share similar persuasions, the storyline veers off to a whole other plot that keeps you locked in to hear all that will develop these characters to a dimension totally dissimilar to 50 Shades. Overall, I was surprised and locked into opening door after door to hear all the juicy surprises and the ultimate sacrifice for love and well-being, but catch this in the follow-up series. You will be locked in as I was and still am for the next in the series to come, hopefully soon!.
total interest and an enjoyment of hearing the different emotions with her take on each character.
I loved both books. She did great writing the. Crossfire is my new word.
the love story part.
she was wonderful.
This is a Great book to listen to.
Similar to 50 shades of grey
I loved the way Jill Redfield brought the story to life.
This story made me laugh and cry.
No because there was just a whole bunch of mind-blowing sex linked by a very thin plot. I continued to the end as I am the curious type, but it got quite tedious.
Although I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, this book has cured me of this genre (mummy porn or whatever it is).
Put some romance in it would be a good start. The author doesn't seem to appreciate the difference between sex and romance
The narrator did a good job with the material.
What was the plot? This was just a collection of erotic sex scenes. If your looking for a lot of erotic sex scenes go for it. If you are looking for a story with a plot skip it.
The 3rd book is not scheduled to come out until Spring of 2013; I will be listening to this book again!
The author's writing style is great and the reader acts out the characters with alot of depth and detail.
I couldn't stop listening!
I love this book.
Eva and Gideon are like street urchins – kicked around, damaged by family indifference, defiled by sexual predators, yet still fueled by an urgency to connect, to find solace, to heal themselves and each other. Bared to You is more than a romance – it’s a demonstration of how basic human decency struggles to survive, and how shared compassion can revoke unspeakable childhood injuries.
Much is made about the erotic content of this book; and yes, the urgent and over-the-top sexual relations between Eva and Gideon are exciting to read. This is fiction, and readers are allowed to find pleasure in the reading! But I wonder if that is a shallow appreciation of the true sexual dialogue between Eva and Gideon? Might their sexual obsessions be both the echoed weapons of past injuries, and also the channel that allows them to overcome despair, and find something good and true in each other?
Damage to childhood trust and innocence are the cruel injuries inflicted on them; searching for adult love and trust through sexual experience might be their route to survival. People aren’t always rational when trying to save their own lives. Eva and Gideon have recognized their similar tragedies in an instinctive way; they first suspect, and then understand the repeated horrors each has endured. That is what underlies the raw carnal appeal they initially see in each other. They sense the assault on decency each has suffered, and the damaged humanity they conceal under the trappings of professional success and a wealthy life style.
Bared to You is a book that entertains, but it can also inspire. Eva and Gideon are survivors struggling to make sense of a nightmare, trying to preserve a flicker of hope for love and devotion, and grow it into a flame. Their progress is erratic, clumsy, and sometimes fails. But they renew the effort, and the basic decency they find in each other grows. This is a hopeful book and a terrific read. Sylvia Day has provided a multi-layered entertainment, with just enough mystery to deepen the plot as it moves along. (And the narrator, Jill Redfield, is just perfect.) The sexual content is bold, but not offensive, and really should be taken for more than thrill value. If you consider sexuality as the avenue of character development, then the sex becomes more meaningful to readers.
I am so disappointed in this book! It is SOO a copy of 50 shades...I can't even continue listening.
It is an immitation of 50 shades and a ton of other racey novels, not a bad read ....AT ALL. I enjoyed it. The story line was as expected. You could predict the book's story line after the first chapter.
I've not listed to J. Redfield's other performances before, so I can't judge. I can tell you I wouldn't hesitate to choose her as a reader...she is quite good. I liked the fact she was constant on her tones and I liked her jovialness to her vocals.
I don't think it would make a good movie.
Enjoy-take it as it is. Don't expect a hugh story line it's just enough.
A fantastic book, I founf the book gripping at the edge of my seat wanting to know the next part. I can't wait for the next one.
If you liked Mr Grey, you will LOVE Mr Crossfire. No bondage etc as such but seriously hot.
"Ava's living the life!"
Only down to half of the book, but I can already say this is something! Love the narrating, love the style and the descriptions... Makes me want to be in New York and find my own Sex God!
"50 shades at a faster pace"
After listening to the 50 shades books I was left wanting more like most others, so I stumbled apon this as a recommendation and was not disappointed its fast, sexy and uses real words unlike 50 shades using "he touched my sex". I just wish it was longer and looking forward to the next instalment.
"Can't wait for more....."
Bared to you leaves you wanting to know what is going to happen next. It just wets the appetite leaving you wanting more and will be listening to the next book as soon as I've written this. You want to no what has made them the way they are and if they will make it through. You also feel for the same the people around them especially his sister.
As for Jill Redfield's narration she is exceptional her tones and the little things she adds make it easy to listen and get lost in the story.
"Not that bad"
I have read 50 shades and many many other types of these books and i feel this book is getting a little bit of a bad name because every one is very quick to compare with 50 shades but i read it as it own book and not the best book in the world it is no where near the worst i have read i will read the next one when it comes out and looking forward to it.
"Great Read for those who loved 50 shades"
I normally read fantasy but was bought 50 shades and then this was recommended to me. Excellent book the language is real and the story was excellent. Nice to see characters that have issues, makes them seem very real. Can't wait for the next two :p
"Love love love"
50 shades of grey but good! Can't wait to read the second one! Only criticism is that I'm totally jealous
"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
"a great listen"
loved this when I read it ages ago, great to listen to
the narrater was very easy to listen to, can't wait to start book 2
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