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)
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.
Perfect book, perfect Narrator, and perfect story especially if your looking for something more after reading the 50 Shades of Grey series...I call this the perfect "Withdrawal book"...the story is different, the characters different, but there's action, sex, heat, raw emotions, and great excitement to help get you through...really enjoying the audio books. I hope I reviewed this and gave it the credit it deserves, this being my first experiences at the audio listening world.
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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