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Book Review: Bared To You (Crossfire, #1) – Sylvia Day

Published: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Novel
Genre And Themes: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, Abuse
Length: 334 pages, Paperback
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: 0425276767 (ISBN13: 9780425276761)
Characters: Gideon Cross, Eva Tramell

I started this with an expectation of getting just another version of Anna and Christian, only with different names. Here, we have Gideon who’s a billionaire and is even more intense when it comes to his ‘lady love’ (Eva) ugh. I know. It’s inexcusable to use that but he kinda creeped me out a little so I am using creepy descriptions. Hah!

Kidding aside, I actually liked this couple more. I loved that there’s a balance of power between them. I loved that Eva has such a strong personality despite her past.

I also loved the power she exudes and use against Gideon. Unlike Anna, Eva isn’t a damsel in distress waiting to be saved. She’s feisty and she knows exactly what she wants and how to get them.

One of my criticisms about the story is its repetitivenes with Eva running away from Gideon for like three times in the story and Gideon chasing after her, groveling to take him back. It also felt a bit rushed. Here, we’ve got the “other women” namely Magdalene and Corrine, then we’re introduced to the evil brother, the weird family and the whole enchilada of characters that I honestly didn’t care about.

I actually want more scenes where they are actually conversing and not just having an overflowing amount of sexy times. I mean, it is one of the focal points of this book but can they at least get to know each other a bit well and not have everything about each other be a big deal because they didn’t even bother to say hi before actually doing it.

I am not complaining but I’m expecting the second book to be more developed, plot-wise.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit her at http://www.sylviaday.com, Facebook.com/AuthorSylviaDay and on Twitter @SylDay.