If you are looking for a book similar to Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG), then this is the book for you. I viewed Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, By Sylvia Day kind of a fan fiction story of FSOG. And like many fan fiction stories, it blew the original out of the water!
Eva Tramell, and her best friend, Cary, moved to Manhattan and embraced their new big city lives. As they explore their new world, Eva, fell on her behind (literally) at the sight of the most gorgeous man she had ever laid eyes upon, Gideon Cross.
Gideon is the ultimate bachelor. Sexy, unbelievably good looking, ridiculously rich (and as Eva refers to him, Dark and Dangerous) and very used to getting everything he seeks. And of course, he wanted Eva.
When the pair met, there was an instant attraction. The sexual tension between them was consuming, but Eva fought against every fiber in her sexually aware body. She refuses Gideon’s advances, for no other reason than his approach. When their paths cross numerous times, because of his stalker-like behavior (which strangely she was accustomed to), Eva finally gave in to their desires. The sex made the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
Spellbound, it didn’t take long before their passion for one another to prevail over their way of life. As their romance ignited, there hidden secrets of their sexually abused pasts unfolded. Eva and Gideon attempted to conquer their vulnerability and embark on an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Sylvia Day, explored the highs and lows of an couple with tormented pasts, and the need to feel in control or to be controlled by another. I read a review that accused all the characters in Bared to You of being, ‘too perfect to be real, at least on the outside…’. And I agree. But I also think it was necessary. Sylvia Day, illustrates that having a perfect appearance along with the fantasy ideal life, in most cases, is merely an illusion. No one is perfect.
There were many questions left unanswered in Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel. What’s to happen to Gideon? Who exactly is responsible for the type of man that he has become? And what will become of the relationship between Eva and Cary? I hope Reflected In You, by Sylvia Day, the second in the Crossfire Novels will answer them. The book will be released on October 2, 2012, which I will be reading and letting you all know what I think!
Hope you all have a safe and happy Independence Day!