Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Posted July 16, 2012 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Bared To You by Sylvia DayBared To You by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic
Published by Berkley on June 12, 2012
Pages: 338
Format: ARC
Source: BEA
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Our journey began in fire... Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-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...

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Impressions

I have read and enjoyed a lot of Sylvia Day’s paranormal romance, so when I heard about Bared To You I decided to give it a shot and I’m glad I did. Sylvia Day took contemporary romance to a whole other level.

Thoughts

Plot: Emotional, Engrossing, Intense

What drew me the most to the story and held my attention was how Eva navigated the new situation she found herself in. Being in a new city, a new job while trying to put her traumatic past behind her. Meeting Gideon was a complication she didn’t expect and falling for him proved be the biggest adventure for her. I really enjoy the intense, emotional mind field that was Eva and Gideon relationship. The story had a nice balance of blazing romance and underlying emotional issues that both Eva and Gideon had to deal with. Which made the story not just about the sex but about a couple trying to build a relationship.

Romance: Blazing

Since the moment Eva and Gideon met their connection was off the charts. At first I thought Eva would be so overwhelmed by Gideon’s good looks and dominant personality that she would lose herself and be overshadowed. But thankfully Eva held her own, going head to head with him, which made their growing romance much more dynamic. Their romance was complicated and a bit damaged and as they got to know each other they were forced to start to deal with their past issues, adding dimension to the relationship and their characters. I liked that even though they had this undeniable chemistry they still had to work at their relationship.

Characters: Realistic, Complex

Gideon: Though he seemed very dominant and unattainable, as the story progressed he showed to be able to bend in the face of love and place all of that intensity on his feelings for Eva. I enjoyed watching his world get turned upside down as his feelings for Eva grew to something even he couldn’t fight.

Eva: A strong woman who knows who she was and wanted out of life. I enjoyed watching her build her life and independence and balance this overwhelming relationship with Gideon while still being Eva.

Overall

Overall I really enjoyed reading Bared to You by Sylvia Day. It was a very hot, steamy romance with emotional undertones. I look forward to reading how Eva and Gideon’s relationship further develops.

5 Stars

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