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)
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.
Write her own story and not plagiarize.
Where Trey catches Carey cheating with Tatianna.
Reason why i couldn't enjoy this was because it was the closet one could come to copying someone's else's work without it being deemed as plagiarism. It was way too Fifty Shades of Grey-y. Even the dialog was the same and when it wasn't, it was frickin ridiculous.
Gideon says things like this during sex: "Come, Eva. Now." Like, really?
I kept predicting what a character would say in a conversation and never once was i wrong! And then the authors major error was making Gideon a dominant! I was mostly annoyed by this book be honest. I was more interested in the side characters that i was in the main characters.
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.
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