Review: Sylvia Day – Bared to You

Crossfire Series:

Book 1:

Bared to You: Eva Tramell and Gideon Cross

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

Purchase on Amazon: Sylvia Day – Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel



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…


From the moment Eva and Gideon met the chemistry was explosive! Their attraction scorched from the pages, but like two moths to a flame their attraction was not without the burn.

This is possibly one of the most tumultuous relationships I have ever read about. From the moment they met it was hot and well hot, but they pushed and pulled at each other. One moment in a passionate embrace the next minute they are in full argument mode. This should have annoyed the crap out of me and if it had been any other book with any other characters it probably would have. But these two, are so engaging and so absorbing that you just roll with it. Eva and Gideon suck you in from the first pages; they grip you and just do not let you go, much like their relationship with each other. From the beginning of this book to the end of the book it only lapses about 2, 3 weeks top but you feel like you just lived a year with these two, it’s that intense.

Eva and Gideon are two of the most damaged characters I have encountered. They are both so emotionally scarred from their childhood traumas you don’t know if they will be able to overcome these huge emotional hang ups but damn you want them too. Both are extremely jealous and possessive of each other and have no idea how to function in a normal healthy relationship. The minute they seem to find a groove something happens to tear them apart. I think what keeps the reader from going crazy as these two are trying to find their way is just knowing how damaged they really are but how hard they are trying to overcome the baggage that they both carry. The odds are so stacked against them, you as the reader have little hope for them, but what shred of hope you do have burns brightly.

Despite his baggage Gideon seems to understand Eva to depths that I don’t think Eva even understands. He seems to know when he needs to push her sexually and when she needs touch, which is often when it’s Gideon. Eva is perhaps one of the few people that can actually handle Gideon when he is being himself (which he can only do with her), she understands the depths of his torment and doesn’t give up on him emotionally. As these two are tearing into each other, it also seems to help to bring down more of their barriers. Each time Gideon pushes Eva away or F’s up and Eva runs, they come back to each other and somehow manage to talk it out and bare a little more of their souls.

One of the most predominate side characters is Carey, Eva’s best friend who is just as emotionally scarred as Eva and Gideon. He is a warm funny character that you will fall in love with and he adds to this book.

This book is also quite a funny book, I found myself laughing at unexpected times and I LOVE to laugh. One of the lines of the year was at the beginning of this book.

“Listen to yourself. Why even call it a F (censored lol)? Why not be clear and call it a seminal emission in a preapproved orifice?”  I laughed my arse off when I read it. It’s better in the whole context but that should give you an idea.

This book is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish, one roller coaster you should not miss.

Rating: 4.5 Orchids

Amanda Sig


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