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Book Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

 


Bared To You by Sylvia Day 
Series: Crossfire, #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 340 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on July 19th 2012 by Penguin UK
Sylvia Day: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I read the Finnish book, “Sinulle Paljastettu”

Synopsis:
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 love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…


Bared to You is my go to book when a contemporary book disappoints me. I read it when I couldn’t deal with the toxicness that’s After series last year and now I started rereading it after reading “All In”. There’s just something great about rereading a book you know that you love.

Eva starts her new job that she loves and meets a beautiful and enchanting man. He’s tall, dark, rich guy with blue eyes. Like Eva, Gideon has his secrets but unlike Eva he isn’t ready to talk about them. Eva doesn’t only need to deal with being told over and over again how she’s not Gideon’s type (since she’s not brunet) but also her mother not getting the concept of her needing her own space.

I doubt anyone loves their job as much as Eva does. She would’ve rather stayed there than going home. I on other hand always count hours when I’m at work. Have I chosen the wrong profession or does everyone do that?

The romance isn’t perfect by all means but I love it. Gideon can get hot and cold but he’s possessive about Eva. He can’t stand when a guy even looks at Eva but she’s not much better about jealousy. She on other hand runs away every time things get difficult. I do like how she tried communicating with Gideon, like when she knew he was lying about his nightmare.

Eva’s father didn’t appear a lot in Bared To You but I love how close she’s to him. He would do anything for her and refused to let other man (aka her stepfather) pay her student loan. Eva would’ve paid it herself if the men would’ve let her. Eva would do anything for him too, including keeping what happened to her so he wouldn’t torture himself with the information. I’m always jealous of characters that have good relationship with their fathers since I barely can talk to my own without a screaming match.

I don’t like Eva’s roommate but I love her boss, Mark. I wish she had more scenes with him than Cary. I’m not even sure that’s his name tbh. That’s how much I like her so called best friend. He can be a good friend but I hate how he treats the guy he supposedly have feelings for.

All in all a very enjoyable read. Gideon is worried about screwing things up and Eva is worried about not been good enough or for their relationship being too good to be true.

Rating
5 stars

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