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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)
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
i was a bit taken aback when i realized what the real subject matter of this story was. it is a world i know absolutely nothing about but the author wrote it in such a way that i became interested in the characters and their dysfunctional lives and wanted to know the out come of it. well that didn't happen in this book, realizing it is a series i was of course prompted to obtain the next book which i have yet to read. this one however the author gives you no choice but to purchase the next book if you do as i did and start to care about the characters and wonder if they can work through their problems. if you have a problem reading about sex, or intimate sexual activity between the main characters of a book i highly recommend you do not get this book because there is a whole lot of it, maybe too much in fact, if there could ever be too much?
the narrator also did a very good job in the reading of this story.
This book was an entirely different animal and unexpectedly insightful into a sector of our culture that is prominent and misunderstood. Personally, I haven't been able to comprehend the emotional reach and bend of so many of the people around me that are widespread practice of silence. Sylvia makes poetry and shows an internal landscape that is spellbinding to listen to in audio form and creates a new genre of story in my book... I am not sure what to name it. Since there is a subset genre of psychological thrillers... I would perhaps call this genre psychological romance, perhaps. The dialogue/communication is exemplary.
This book is so bad I had to stop listening and give up a credit. I don't think I have ever done that. The voice for Gideon is awful. There is no story. I gave it 3 chapters and am throwing in the towel. Don't waste your money
I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.
I listened to 50 Shades before this one and they are very similar, but this book did not make me fall in love with the characters in the same way as 50 Shades. I am going to listen to all of this book as well as book 2, but I don't feel the same connection as Shades even though the stories are extremely similar.
Sure. I will listen to Reflections even though I wasn't crazy about this story. There are certain words used in this book that I simply don't like.
She did a great job.
I purchased this book after having Grey withdrawal. This book went above and beyond my expectations. It was just a good as the 50 books. The two main characters were so bad for each other but it just worked. The love scenes were HOT and the storyline kept your attention. This book is a must read & I can't wait for the next two in the series.
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
Yes. The way the characters meet. There was no build up or development of the relationship. It was just a chance meeting and straight into sex. My favorite part of any book is the "foreplay" of the characters into their relationship and that is definately missing in this story. This book also has a very young character who was raped over and ove and it seem a little unrealistic that she would feel so comfortable about sex with a dominate man. I just couldn't buy in to the story, plus I got bored with the sex and nothing in between besides a location change.
I'm going back to my favorite erotic author - Megan Heart.
I did really enjoy the scene when the main character walks in on her roommate in a multi-partner party. It just made me laugh out loud.
Decide not to listen to or read the second book in the series.
The reader of this book was good, but I was disappointed in the stroy overall. I just expected more development. Granted the sex scenes are well written and provocative but theres just no relationship between the characters to back it up.
Excellent start for this series! When it ended I couldnt wait for the next book in the series to find out where they would go. The 2nd book left mw wanting the 3rd. Good Job!
I was time spent to get through the work day. It only helped to drown out the catty chatter of my peers.
Not sure what I will come up with as my next listen.
The performance was good for the type of book it was. Gideon's voice did not give him the strength that was outlined in the book. Ava, was good as far as giving her a voice for her character. All of the other characters where ok.
It was really hard to get through the first few chapters, there was nothing that grabbed my attention. I am on chapter 15 and only listening to it now to finish the book. Not sure book 2 will be worth it.
After listening to Fifty Shades, this book was a "fifty shades knock-off". It was as if the author was reading FS and decided to put her own spin on it. It was a plagiarism gone bad from the book cover to the story line. If you have ever read the Gideon series, when you here his name you want that character to capture you the same, you want the strength and power Gideon held in his books. Ana and Ava must have been twins, they have same characteristics just one was sheltered and the other had a not so good life. There was TOO much similarity in this book to FS. Sorry, the author should have stood on her own and not rode on the book cover of other authors.
I really liked Gideon & Eva's characters from the start...and I enjoyed listening to this story I was hooked from the start! I didn't think it was fifty shades-ish Eva & Ana childhood were different, Christian Grey & Gideon Cross's childhood's wasn't the same ...Christian was a Dom bdsm ..Gideon is damanding But Not in the same way....
I loved the E.L.James Trilogy ...And I Love the Crossfire Trilogy just as Much!!!
I listened to all the Shades of Grey and loved them all. But was so disappointed in Bared to You. It's a very wimpy story wrapped around explicit details of vanilla sex....again and again...and again.... Everyone in the book is beautiful, which is also very annoying. Didn't like it at all and would ask for a refund if that was an option. The narrator did a decent job in spite of the story.
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