Bared to You – Review

BaredToYou_cover_hiresWow. Okay.
Now I don’t know if this is just me… I’m pretty sure it’s just me…so please no one kill me with reader rage but this book made me dizzy…
I’m not saying that as a bad thing, although it is kind of bad, again maybe it’s how I’ve been feeling lately, or maybe I’m experiencing my first book hangover, but I didn’t enjoy Bared to You as much as I thought I would, or as much as the world expected me too.
Before anyone says I’m crazy or I’m wrong I’m not saying the book was terrible! No, I thought it was very entertaining and enjoyable, but a lot of the events just made my head spin and made me dizzy. For the first time I was caught between sympathizing with the male and the female on both their points that I really didn’t know who’s team I was on.

Moving to New York is one of the biggest decisions Eva Tramell has made so far. Renting a fabulous apartment with her best friend and soon-to-be model, Cary, everything is looking up for her. She’s landed a great job which she acquired herself – and without connections, her life is on track and everything seems to be going well. The last thing she ever expected was to bump into billionaire, and the owner of her building, Gideon Cross.
Eva can’t help but want him upon first bumping into him, but his attitude is less than to be desired. Apparently rejecting him at every turn is a turn on for him, and Gideon Cross doesn’t give up until he gets what he wants. What neither of them can deny is the heat and fire they have for each other, and beyond all that are dark secrets both of them have been hiding for a very long time. However, in order for Eva and Gideon to work out they need to work past their demons and learn to trust in each other.

Eva Tramell should be what all women in their twenties aspire to be. Not tall, blonde and beautiful, but a strong independant woman – in a sense. It doesn’t help that her family is rich and are technically helping her out, but in all other aspects of life she strives to do everything alone and with her own merit. I admire and do like Eva for the fact that she DOESN’T TAKE ISH FROM NO ONE, and that’s sometimes hard to find in female leads. Most of the time they’re damsels in distress who need saving or something that can only be provided by a man… Well the only thing Eva needs is a man to please her if you know what I mean. After everything she’s gone through, the over-protective mom, the doting parents, she needs to get out and do things on her own which is something everyone should strive.

On the other hand not much is known about our Gideon Cross other than he’s rich, handsome as sin, and completely irresistable. But beyond all that there lies a different man, a broken man, who finds solace in the one person who can look past his exterior to see what he’s really made of. Both Eva and Gideon have pasts that some poeple can’t even dream of, and they need each other to be able to work past it and come together as a couple.

Author Sylvia Day

Author Sylvia Day

Finally, a novel/series that agrees with me on the whole communication aspect.
How much is too litte? Or how much is too much?
How much do you want to know about a person before deciding that they’re right for you?
Is it right to tell people of all your defects right away or is it something to build up to?
These are questions I ask myself a lot and questions Eva herself struggles with. Gideon seems to forgive Eva of her tortured past and yet won’t share his demons with her. I definitely side on Eva with this one – I get that it can be hard to talk about these things but with the relationship these two have…I doubt monsters in the closet will be enough to tear them apart.

“Oh, Eva.” He rubbed his cheek against my damp face. “I must’ve wished for you so hard and so often you had no choice but to come true.”

This first novel was an ABSOLUTE ROLLERCOASTER, from everything working out to everything falling to pieces several pages later, you really don’t know where the happily ever after is for these two, and I think that’s a good thing. We all need someone to confide in, someone who can see us and understand how tortured we are yet still love us for exactly who we are, and that’s what Eva and Gideon are to each other. They need each other more than they realize and it is my hope that everyone find their own Eva or Gideon in their life.

4/5 Hearts of Love

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