Bared To You by Sylvia Day Ebook's/Book's Short Description:
"This is the first book in Ms. Day's new Crossfire series. As I understand it, she released it as a self-published book earlier this year, and it sold so well Penguin bought up the rights and will release the series in paperback. Bared to You will be released on June 12, and I obtained my copy from NetGalley.
The heroine is Eva, a young college grad who has moved to New York City to start a new job at an ad agency. The day before her job starts, she's timing her commute when she literally bumps into the sexiest man she's ever seen. She finds out the next day that he's Gideon Cross, billionaire businessman extraordinaire.
Gideon is attracted to Eva, but she refuses to be used for just sex. Gideon doesn't do relationships though, so they have to work past their mutual issues if their attraction will go anywhere.
This is a full-length novel, so you might imagine they do arrive at an understanding. <g>
Overall, I liked this story. Readers will definitely compare it to Fifty Shades of Grey, but based on the free chapter of Fifty Shades I read, Bared to You is much more polished and mature. Both Eva and Gideon are adults, and they freely discuss their issues and concerns with each other, which was refreshing.
I don't want to be too spoilery, but both Eva and Gideon have experienced some very traumatic events that color how they relate to others, and how they form relationships. Their primary communication is through sex, and this is a very steamy book, so be aware that if erotica isn't your thing, you probably won't like this book.
Gideon is a powerful figure, but he veered into creepy a few times, like when he had copies of Eva's keys made without telling her, when he had a replica of her bedroom built in his condo, or when he accessed a message from her phone to show to someone else. The thing is though, his motivations are understandable in light of what we know of his character and his past, so Eva forgiving him seemed reasonable and not the actions of a brainwashed girl.
I like Eva. She's damaged, but she's worked hard to overcome her past. She forces Gideon to examine his life and makes him consider his effect on people. She challenges him, argues with him, and basically makes him work for their relationship. Overall, she's a strong character who is very much Gideon's match.
The book does not end on a cliffhanger, but it is clear there is more to Gideon and Eva's story. I'm looking forward to the second book, and I'll be interested to see if a few of my theories pan out as this series continues.
Has anyone else read this one? What did you think? "
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