Publisher: Berkley Trade on June 12, 2012
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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...
At A Glance
Crazy sex and drama-filled romance. Woohoo!
It’s funny because so many people keep comparing Bared to You to Fifty Shades of Grey, and by the end of the book, I didn’t know why. But the more I’ve thought about it, the more I understand. Neither are the best book ever written (Bared is better written though), but they are addictive for some reason. We have the rich, alpha males with troubled pasts, though Gideon is more attainable than Christian. But Bared to You was more focused on the romance, even if it was all shades of fucked up sometimes. There isn’t really BDSM, though I know we get a taste of that in the other books. Just crazy, all consuming sex. Which is just as good to me.
I was so easily wrapped up into Gideon and Eva and their crazy relationship. Talk about drama on all sides. Both have a sad past that they are trying to get over. Both are driven and tenacious in their work. Gideon is all hard edges with a few soft sweet spots. I love how hard he falls and how he isn’t afraid to admit it. Eva is not submissive, often challenging Gideon, but she knows when to let Gideon take the reins. The passion between these two is off the charts. They make a great couple, even when they aren’t good for each other sometimes. But that’s love, people! It’s not perfect.
The side characters were great. Some evil, some nice. Cary was awesomesaucy. I like that Eva had this amazing friend on her side no matter what. He’s hot, bi-sexual, and a mess. Perfection in my eyes.
I like where this story is going. There is obvious obstacles in Gideon and Eva’s way, and I want to see how they handle them. They might last or they might implode, either way it’s going to be one hell of a journey, I can feel it.
Honestly, I think I expected more, but only because of the rave reviews I’ve seen. I expected to be blown to bits by the awesomeness of this book. The book was more addictive than awesome. It was really good and I had a great time reading it, but it wasn’t the end all of erotica.
I wanted a little more substance in the plot. It was thin.
The sex is crazy. Like mad, insane, consuming, monkey sex. And I loved it. The passion these two have is blinding! It’s what makes the book. Not for the faint of heart, peeps!
So happy I finally got to Bared to You. I liked it as much as Fifty Shades of Grey but in a different way. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
“I’ve always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I’ve seen nothing but you.”
“I loved the way he kissed me, as if he had to, as if he’d go crazy if he didn’t and had nearly waited too long.”
“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.”
“Are you sleeping with anyone?”
The question was asked so casually it took a second to process what he’d said.
I inhaled sharply. “Why is that any business of yours?”
He looked at me and I saw what I’d seen the first time we’d met—tremendous power and steely control. Both of which had me taking an involuntary step back. Again. At least I didn’t fall this time; I was making progress.
“Because I want to fuck you, Eva. I need to know what’s standing in my way, if anything.”