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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • First Meeting
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Wow. Just wow. Exquisite masculinity at eye level!
  • Kiss
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
His kiss has just the right amount of aggression.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Eva has advice for Gideon.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Is Eva's greatest nightmare coming true?
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Gideon Cross likes a challenge.

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  • First Meeting
  • Wow. Just wow. Exquisite masculinity at eye level!
  • Kiss
  • His kiss has just the right amount of aggression.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Eva has advice for Gideon.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Is Eva's greatest nightmare coming true?
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Gideon Cross likes a challenge.

Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

“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 members say

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TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

Firstly, I cannot compare this awesome listen to FSOG as I haven't yet listened to the raved over book but all I can do is review this one.

This book totally consumed me as it unfolded to tell the heart renching story of two previously sexually abused people slowly learning to trust in each other, letting go of their pasts and eventually love again. I fell in love with Gideon not because he was handsome, filthy rich, successful at everything he did but because he was sooo vulnerable, caring and thoughtful when it came to Eva. He thought his life was just fine and wanted for nothing....... until he met her eyes - then sparks flew and they very quickly turned into embers which ignited into burning hot flames of passion filled pages.

Good plot, great primary and secondary characters and lots of 'hot and heavy' all go into the mix to create a well written and well narrated exceptional listen.

Worth a credit? DEFINATELY, TOTALLY and ABSOLUTELY YES.

62 of 68 people found this review helpful

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 07-03-12

This book was beyond amazing for me!

I listened to the Fifty Shades trilogy twice back to back. And I loved every second of it. Then I went into an emotional detox and started listening to paranormal romances for a few weeks. Just when I was starting to miss fifty a little, Bared to you came out promising to be a substitute for FSoG. It was not... But I must clarify that I really liked both books. Enough about fifty.

Bared to You is the story of Eva and Gideon, two very beautiful, filthy rich people that fall madly in love. The thing is they are kind of crazy, and not the fun kinda crazy, but the you'll-Need-therapy-the-rest-of-your-life kind of crazy. They have both been victims of sexual abuse when kids and they don't really know how to have a normal happy healthy relationship. The interesting thing is that their sexual abuse made them a little cookoo but did not affect their libido of sexual performance. At. All. Hot chemistry!

Bring in secondary stories about the bi-sexual, also insane but ridiculously gorgeous roommate that Eva has (Cary). Eva's controlling mother and Gideon's very misterious family and you have a story that is very interesting, unpredictable and did I mention HOT!
If you loved fifty and are looking for another version of the story, please note that this is different, more psychological and intense. No BDSM at all.

Now to the merits as an audiobook: this is fifty shades better. Jill Redfield did an amazing job with all the voices. The emotions she brought to the narration were just flawless. Distinct voices for each characters and exellent tones for the love scenes. I was very surprised to see that this is the only audiobook available that she has narrated. I definitely look forward to more books narrated by her.

Can't wait for the next book: Reflected in You...

104 of 116 people found this review helpful

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STOP!! This IS what you are looking for!

If you are a Fifty Shades fan then you found your next fix. In fact, you have found a better fix. One that Fifty could not provide! Why? Well, I am always happy for someone in the Minor Leagues to step up and hit a home run out of the park, but nothing is as beautiful as watching the pro's do it.

Even if your not a Fifty's fan you may prefer that you never read Fifty and just found these books instead... how do I know? I don't know you, so I don't know. :)

At first I was tired of the roller coaster of emotions from the main character Ava that I was going to strangle her myself. But as I settled into the book I soon realized where the author was taking me and it was a delicious ride for sure.

Jill Redfield narrating is AMAZING! Really do I need to say more if she is AMAZING?
Perfection, nailed it, touchdown, home run, SCORE!! She made this book a thrill to listen too and at times had me really blushing.

This was my first experience with Sylvia Day's books and I am a fan. I can't wait for the final book of this series but I am also going to check out her other books and pray they are as thrilling as this.

Happy Reading! :))

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • S
  • new york, NY, United States
  • 01-16-13

cheesy! don't get all the great reviews.

Any additional comments?

I like a sex driven book as much as the next person, but this book was just ridiculous and so cheesy! I purchased it based on all of the stellar reviews, but it had me laughing at it during some points. It felt like it was written by an old-fashioned person's idea of what a relationship like that would be like, what talking dirty sounds like, etc... For me, the thing that makes a book like this enjoyable is when the relationship is the foundation and the sex/conflict is more secondary and used to further that relationship. But every time there was an issue, Gideon would respond with, "you need to get laid." Like....all the time. And there wasn't very much dialogue to establish their relationship in the first place. Plus, it was the same descriptive scene over and over and over...and over again. Kinda silly.

I didn't buy into it.

Jill Redfields narration was a mixed bag. She was pretty good as Ava, but whenever she was channeling Gideon, she sounded like Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. ha ha! I kept expecting her to say, "Precious...! Preeeecious!" It was pretty bad and spot on. It had me laughing.

67 of 76 people found this review helpful

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Shades of Grey "wanna-be"....REALLY missed.

I really didn't like this book. There are NO women like Ava. There are no men like Cross.

Seriously ladies, how many multi-billionaires men are drop dead gorgeous and single? And the billionaire men are interested in the new-hire working as the assistant for a gay guy in a marketing firm.

The two main character's first true meeting is unbelievable and stupid. Ladies, if a multi-billionaire asks you to stay after a meeting and then blatantly asks you for sex....I would suggest most women would sue for sexual harassment, not sleep with the guy?

They solve all of their problems by having sex. Had a fight, let's have sex. You've upset me, let's have sex....You've tried to rape me while I was sleeping because you were molested as a child....Yes let's have sex......RIDICULOUS!

Do yourself a favor, buy an ice cream cone and eat that instead, you will get more enjoyment out of it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Equivilent to a "chick Flix"

I found this novel totally for the late teens to early twenties. Those who are still exploring sexuality or are are new to the whole thing. I had to listen in slabs of half an hour or so as the shallowness really got to me. But seeing I paid for it I gritted my teath.

44 of 53 people found this review helpful

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SO MUCH BETTER

If you are a fan of the FSOG, you'll love this book. It is very close, but much better written. Give it a try it will not disappoint

66 of 80 people found this review helpful

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 06-29-12

Bared to you

After listening to both authors work, E L James and Sylvia Day, it is uncanny how similar there books are. Great work by Sylvia Day with just a bit more modesty thrown in. I am very happy there are more books to come and hoping more than 3 as I feel if the saga is continued longer it will out run Fifty shades by miles. Sylvia Day appeals to me more as she has such a smooth natural way when telling the love making, her way of writing doesn't embarrass me at all with the hot and spicy sex.. Looking forward to the rest of this series and will be grabbing it as soon as the next book is released! Thanks Sylvia :)

25 of 30 people found this review helpful

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I was nearly bored to death by the end.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the book wasn't so closely related to 50 Shades

What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

Much too graphic with the sex

What three words best describe Jill Redfield’s voice?

Pleasant, Theatrical, and good lower voice for the male characters

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

It is like she just continued on a much more graphic trail from 50 shades. I felt as though I was reading a porn.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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fun and sexy but predictible

of course we all listen to this for the sexy parts, not the story...but overall this is an okay read. And not quite as dark as the grey books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Pavlina
  • 08-25-12

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!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jasper
  • 01-14-15

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Nedine
  • 07-18-12

Sizzling

If you liked Mr Grey, you will LOVE Mr Crossfire. No bondage etc as such but seriously hot.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs
  • 08-30-12

Brilliant!

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • hayley
  • 09-23-12

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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Natalie
  • 08-17-12

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.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-31-12

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

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • caroline taylor
  • 10-31-15

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr Spruce
  • 04-10-15

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Sammi Noble
  • 04-06-15

Different

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shay
  • 12-08-14

"If you loved 50 Shades - Then you will ADORE this

FANTASTIC!
Hadn't read the book first so it was just an absolute treat!!!!!!
I have no idea how Sylvia Day has flown under my radar all this time but what an absolute delight to have found her. This is a great story, with characters that just caught me from page one. I cannot wait to read/listen to the entire three books of this trilogy!
And along with that was the perfect narration of Jill Redfield, another first for me and I will be looking for her name again.
Both main characters are so agonizingly flawed, and yet they complete each other, it's not the usual boy meets girl, problem, happy ending ..... oh no its messier than that.
In my top 5 - spend that credit now.
Cheers:)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Robyn Wilson
  • 05-17-15

Enjoy it

Read after a recommendation from what to read after fifty shades.
Was hoping for better and it provided that.
Enjoyed listening to it and have listened to it again.
Have bought all the books in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Sam Still Reading
  • 04-26-15

A little bit over it

Seeing as I was going to a convention where Sylvia Day was present, I thought I should try reading one of her novels. Unfortunately I was pretty short on time, so I decided to listen to Bared to You (the first book in the Crossfire series) in the car instead. I swear, this book seemed to go on forever. This is just not my kind of read, but others (particularly those who enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey or other books with super alpha male heroes) will like it. It’s not that this book is poorly written, it’s just that the sex/argument/sex/argument thing got a bit boring for me over time.

The book starts off as Eva gets a job in New York City and is ready to start an adult life, leaving the demons of her past behind. Her mother is way overprotective (she tracks Eva’s mobile phone!), beyond what is reasonable. Eva isn’t short of money either, and lives in a nice apartment with her friend Cary. (No romance there, just friendly sparring – Cary is bisexual, so there’s opportunity for some interesting sex scenes there). She meets gazillionaire Gideon Cross in the skyscraper she works in (and he owns) and he’s keen to know her more, but Eva resists. You know of course that she’ll give in and that starts an incredibly intense and emotional relationship. (I’m surprised my iPod didn’t melt in the process of playing this story). Eva has trouble with trust and being in the spotlight, but she reveals her past to Gideon. He responds by being even more protective, but I don’t think he tells Eva directly about his past (yeah, I Wikipedia’d it to find out what happens in the series). I might have missed this. Anyway, there’s a lot of sex, breaking up and making up.

I’m definitely over this kind of story – I wanted to know more about the minor characters, like Eva’s mum. Why exactly is she overprotective of Eva? Is it just guilt over what happened to her in her previous marriage? What’s the deal with Cary? I bet he’s got an interesting story to tell too beyond his sex life.

The narration of this story is fantastic though – Jill Redfield acts it out brilliantly (yes, complete with orgasm moments). She did a really good growly voice as Gideon too. Her narration is one of the best I’ve heard. Unfortunately the story was just overlong and repetitive for me. I want to know more of the backstories – why is Gideon so rich so young? Is it plain hard work and some luck, or something more? The animosity with his family, yet the ability to ravish Eva in the family home? I do have loads of questions, but I’m not that interested in wading through a lot of sex and arguments to get there. I can understand why this series is popular, but it’s not for me. The characters are immature and don’t seem to grow or learn from their mistakes.

I think this is one of the reasons I’ve gone off romance – I can get my conflict elsewhere with a more varied storyline.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Eva
  • 03-04-15

awesome book. better then 50 shades of Grey!

thoroughly enjoyed. definitely worth the read/listen! don't have it going in your car with the Window down like I did though. .I got a few funny looks LOL

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • rachel
  • 12-05-14

Not much of a storyline...

Really not sure how there can be so many sex scenes in EVERY chapter. I'm a fan of erotica but this was over the top.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tahnicia
  • 06-26-18

Bared to you: A Crossfire novel review.

This was one of the first books that I read by Sylvia Day. This book is a fantastic book about the office romance, that buds into something more.
I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a steamy romance novel.

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  • Kimberley
  • 05-15-18

Wow Wow Wow

This is hot and steamy and awesome. Heavy language but if you can deal with that and are looking for a steamy novel, I'm sure you will love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-18

Awesome 😍

The story is awesome and the narrator makes it even better to listen to the story. Jill Redfield has done an awesome job and it makes the storyline even better to picture the characters. 100% recommendations.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-17

fantastic!

fantastic voice over. Jill has a beautiful voice that's easy to listen to. I enjoyed listening to my first audio book

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  • Jodi
  • 02-09-17

Fantastic

Loved it, a great read, once I got started listening I couldn't pull myself away.