Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Bared To You by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire (# 1)
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher:  Berkley Trade
Pages: 352
Source:  NetGalley

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…


Review:  Okay, so with all the hype that was Fifty Shades Of Grey, along with having read Fifty myself and totally adoring it, I wanted to try Sylvia Day’s work out. I’d heard mixed things on it, that it was a Fifty Shades knock off, that it was erotic and mixed up in it’s own right, and so many other things. I wanted to read it for myself and form my own opinion. That’s where I’m having a bit of trouble. I both adored and disliked this novel.

I adored this novel because the characters are captivating. I did find myself often comparing Gideon to Christian and Eva to Ana. But, that aside, these characters are still complex and gripping enough that they quickly work their way into your heart. Eva was a character that had a past that should totally be forgotten, but it was her character and it defined her. Gideon is a character that is also complex with a past that will leave you reeling. Together, with their amazing passion, Eva and Gideon proved that when you’re bared to some one, heart and soul, you can over come any obstacle.

I disliked this book because, true to what so many others have said, it is a Fifty Shades remake. But that alone did not deter me from pushing through and enjoying the read. I would have like to have seen a bit more originality mixed in, but it wasn’t a horrible read.

With all that being said, if you enjoy a passion filled, erotically charged novel, then this book is for you. The turmoil that the characters endure, both from past and present is felt wholly by the reader. Each page turn brings you further into the lives of Eva and Gideon and by the end, you feel as if you’re apart of their souls. I am looking forward to reading the next book, in hopes that it make be a bit more original.