Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Posted April 13, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses / 14 Comments

Review: Bared to You by Sylvia DaySource: NetGalley EBook Review, Provided by Sylvia Day

Format: eBook

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Date Read: April 2012

Genre: Naughty, Romance

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...

More Information:
Series: Crossfire #1

Also by this author: A Touch of Crimson, A Touch of Crimson, A Hunger So Wild

My Thoughts on

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Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

NOTE:I don’t read a lot of edgy smexy erotica/romance but this one was done so well that I finished it in one setting!

First thought when finished: That was an intense ending that I think was very appropriate for the lead characters.

What I Loved: Sylvia Day is one of the best writers out there when tackling intense feelings. She just knows how to draw you into her characters thoughts and actions. This is especially true with Eva! Sylvia eases you into everything that Eva is feeling by slowly vetting out who she is. Eva was just a great combo of strong/vulnerable, sassy/sweet, and guarded/hopeful. There are some amazingly intense feelings and actions in this story. You walked the edge with the characters. You weren’t removed from their actions. You passionately felt for them (good or bad). I loved that those intense reactions were brought out while reading.

What I Liked: Gideon (the leading man) was both intense and guarded. He was a bit rough in the beginning so it took a bit for me to embrace him. I liked this balance in the story. It was very real for his character to act out in this way. Each of his actions were based solely on his personality and they fit. You didn’t always like him but you felt for him as he worked out his issues. I really liked that his story was organic.

Final Thought: This was an intense read that is definitely adult material. It does not skirt very real and emotional issues. The scenes are graphic but they are not done to shock. I felt this was a very organic, well-written, and emotionally pulling story!

Felicia S
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14 responses to “Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

  1. Bookgoonie

    I've never read any of her work. That cover really got my attention. Hello. I like my smut, but it needs depth. It can't be something I can rent on TV for a few bucks. 

    PS Just realizing how much I like your comments in the (), like (must buy) etc. They really serve as a guide post.

    • thegeekyblogger

       This one has depth but it is smexy.

      I thought that system worked better than putting the numbers up there.  I think it more accurately reflects how I feel!

  2. Heidi

    Whoa, that is a sizzling cover. Good to know that the story underneath has some depth as well. I would have passed on this thinking it was just smutty but sounds like it deserves consideration. Thanks for the informative review 😉

    • thegeekyblogger

       It does have some depth but it is smutty.  It just does it for a purpose and I think it is woven deeply into who these two people are 🙂

    • thegeekyblogger

      That is how I feel about mysteries.  I kind of pushed them aside for romance and I miss them sometimes LOL (so I am back to reading them) 🙂

  3. Erin F

    oooh… thanks for a great review! I'm definitely going to add this book to my wishlist now! Although I'm going to have to buy it for my kindle cuz the cover is a bit scandalous 😉

  4. Midnyte Reader

    I don't read smexy romance either.  Maybe this one will be the challenge read that was discussed at BBP Con.  I think it is difficult to deal with tough issues and even sex organically.  It sounds great. 

  5. I almost requested this but thought I couldn't fit it in the tbr. Oh I am so putting this one on my wishlist. Ever since I met her I want to read all her books!

    • thegeekyblogger

       I love Sylvia!  She is such a sweetie which is why I picked this one.  I figured if I was going to stretch my boundaries it was going to be with someone I trusted!

  6. I love these new reviews your doing. They seem so informative…..

    LOL- that cover is cracking me up if his nose was a few inches down it might make Jenny's cover critiques….LOL