I should be doing my 2000 word essay that is due in 2 days right now, but instead I’m writing this review. I am such a rebel. I read the first three books in the Crossfire series back to back, starting them literally straight after another because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. But this third book didn’t really cut it for me. I actually kind of expected this because really, how much could possibly go wrong for one couple? Not to mention that in the books, it has literally only been a couple of months , I kind of keep forgetting that as their relationship has developed so much in such a short amount of time…Anyway back to the book.
Because my expectations for this third book were so low, I wasn’t exactly disappointed. While it is not the best book, I still really enjoyed it, and I like how Gideon and Eva’s relationship progressed…kind of. If you read the book you probably know what I am talking about. I feel like they really rushed into things in that aspect, especially since nothing had really been resolved before hand.
I have seen a lot of people saying they didn’t like how it was all based around the secondary characters and that their story lines were boring, but I honestly didn’t realise. I’m not going to lie, I did skip over bits and pieces where it dragged a bit but I love Eva’s best friend, I really cannot think of his name but I love him, and I like his story as predictable as it is.
There was also a lot more sex in this book, and I feel they went places where they didn’t really go in the first two. I liked that though, it shows their progressing as a couple and you can see that in how they are towards each other. Eva isn’t as insecure now and I feel like she isn’t so dependent on Gideon anymore which used to get slightly annoying.
Sorry this review is kind of all over the place, I finished the book 2 days ago so I’m kind of all jumbled up. I will be reading the next one just because I love Gideon and I heard that you’ll be hearing from his p.o.v? So I’m looking forward to that. I feel like that could either be done really well, or it will just ruin it so we’ll see.
Also I heard this series is being turned into a TV show?!??!?!?!?! I am literally so ecited but at the same time, I'm really scared. I feel like it will be very hard to find the perfect Gideon Cross, they failed with Fifty Shades so lets see if they can succeed with this. Fingers crossed!!
Thanks for reading!! Now, back to my assignment :(
This is the second book in the Crossfire series, and starts off where Bared to You finishes.I literally started reading it straight away I was that engrossed and am now up to the third one, so I guess you could say I sort-a, kind-a like them.
I feel like, although this was a really good book, there wasn’t much of a climax per se. You know how in books it generally starts out normal, then builds up and builds up until it all crashes? That didn’t really happen in this book. It’s hard to explain but to me, it was building up and building up and then it came to a plateau, nothing really happened but you were still keen to know what was going on. Then, at the last minute, it comes down and because of all the build up, you’ve sort of already guessed it anyway so… not much of an effect. Don’t get me wrong, I still highly enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t outstanding, it didn’t blow my mind, it was just…good. I will continue the series, but I’m not really sure how much longer Sylvia can drag this out.
I did like the character development in this book, I felt that both Gideon and Eva have grown *slightly* in their values and in maturity. I still love reading about Gideon and Eva and their storylines, however I feel like they’ve been rushed. Most of it is revealed in the first book or at least enough for you to know what happened so it’s not very suspenseful. I think the sex in the book has been done very nicely, as you can still get your fix of good old Gideon, while at the same time getting some good plot with it.
I don’t have much to say about this now. I’m currently 30% through Entwined with You, and while it is still dragging on a bit, I still need to know what happens with Gideon and Eva.
Favourite Quote: “I’d rather argue with you Angel, than laugh with anyone else” –Gideon Cross, Reflected in You
One of my favourite YouTuber's mentioned how much she loved this series, so I decided I would pick it up the other day and just…wow. I actually finished this book a few days ago and have since read the second and started the third one, so I guess that can give you a bit of an idea of how I felt about Bared to You.
I have seen it get compared a lot to Fifty Shades of Grey and I honestly cannot see the comparison. Yes, Gideon (btw hate that name) has some domineering factors about him, but it is absolutely NOTHING like Fifty Shades, so if that is what may be turning you off reading this book, then get that thought out of your head. Gideon is such a likeable character, he is moody and temperamental (aren't all men?), but he can be funny, he is playful and caring, sometimes a bit over protective but NOTHING like I have read in some other books.
I also really like Eva, yes she is jealous and insecure, but she actually says that, literally says that to Gideon, which I really loved about her. She’s not afraid to tell it like it is, and I also really like that she is independent yet she isn't ashamed to rely on Gideon.
Now for the plot line, I currently have the plot for the 2nd and 3rd books stuck in my head and I can’t really seem to remember what happened, but I do remember that it was built very nicely, it didn't drag on too much and was pretty fast paced. Once I actually started reading it, I read the book in one sitting (in between assignments of course). Yes, there is a LOT of sex in this book, so if that’s not your thing then this book most definitely is not for you. BUT there is also a really good plot line behind the sex, which is always good to have in books like these.
This book definitely has a dark theme to it, I can’t really explain it but you know when you read a book and you imagine it in your head as colourful with white backgrounds with pastel furniture? No? Just me? Well with this book I just picture everything to be very dark. Which I think Sylvia Day has done an amazing job of representing that.
Cover: 9/10 I really like how it isn't pictures of two people in a compromising position, makes it slightly less awkward reading in public (not that I do that anyway)
Format: I started reading it as an eBook and then I found a copy of the book for $1 so I finished it in paperback.
You might like Bared to You if you liked… Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
I have nothing else to add about this book. What were your thoughts on this book if you have read it, or if you haven’t, would you consider reading this? I'm really intrigued to know, has my review persuaded you at all, or has it turned you away? Let me know!
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