REVIEW: Bared to You (Crossfire Book #1)

20448515Title: Bared to You
Author: Sylvia Day
Type: Paperback
Pages: 352
Published: 4th February 2014

3 Stars

I started reading this book thinking it was going to be another Fifty Shades of Grey, and do you know what? The basics are similar but this book is sexy, deeply emotional and a serious page turner.

The story is told from the perspective of Eva Tramell, a twenty-four-year-old woman who moves to New York to begin a career in advertising. Eva is smart, self-assured and survived childhood sexual abuse with the help of therapy to get her through.

Gideon Cross, is a young, gorgeous, billionaire mogul with deep-seated issues caused by his father’s suicide and sexual abuse at the hands of his therapist. He doesn’t believe he deserves to be loved, and is very out of his depth in this new relationship with Eva.

“You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.”

The story is based around whether the two can find a way to help each other heal in order to move on from their pasts and establish a healthy romantic relationship. This was a gripping story and I loved watching these two come together and try to get it right.

Their relationship is initially based solely on sex, but their connection is so powerful, that they are overwhelmed with the need to be with one another. Most times their dates result in some very hot sex and the two of them are insatiable.

I really enjoyed the fact that Gideon and Eva are portrayed as real people with relatable issues.  Despite having very complicated pasts, and both having their fair share of misdemeanours throughout the relationship, they always work through the issues and try to understand each other’s point of view.

It was hard not to fall in love with the side characters as well, Eva’s best friend Cary was just so lovable. He was the ultimate big brother character with his own set of problems and he always was there for Eva to lean on – I really hope Cary gets a series of his own.

The ending was perfect and left me biting my nails waiting for the next book.  This is a MUST read!!

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