Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Finished Date: May 3rd, 2012
The Review: "I've always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I've seen nothing by you." -Gideon
I finished reading this a while ago and I totally forgot I hadn't written a review for it yet. Bared to You was fantastic. It was my 'post Fifty Shades' read. And it really didn't disappoint at all.
What can I say? I was completely captivated with the story from the moment I started reading this book. I'd heard so many great things about this book before picking it up and I couldn't wait to get started, and once I did, I couldn't put it down! This book will just sink it's claws into you from the get go. Eva is pretty awesome, there were times I wanted to just shake her and she annoyed me when she kept running away from Gideon anytime something got a little weird. Gideon is powerful. He's a rich, sexy, dominant alpha, who will leave you reeling after every chapter.
Bared to You is quite the emotional rollercoaster. Both characters have nasty pasts, which include bad childhoods this leads them on a road to discovering the strengths within themselves and the strength they find in each other to help them cope. Their sexual relationship is extremely passionate and very, very hot. Quite possibly, hotter than that of Ana and Christian. That's right, I said it! There's a lot of sex in this book (hell it's erotica!) and you will be left feeling a little hot under the collar ;)
The story itself was gritty, but enthralling. Sylvia Day has created a world that is incredibly thought out and deeply emotional that will leave you sleep deprived and wanting more. The only gripe I had with this, and I can't put an exact finger on what it was, but there was something lacking. After having finished this book a while ago I still can't put a finger on what it was, but there was something and that something is the reason for only 4 stars and not 5. None the less, it didn't take away any essence of the book for me and I still really enjoyed it.
I'm annoyed the Deeper into You isn't out until October, but rest assured when it's released I will be nabbing that baby up! I need some more Gideon. Like soon.
I'm going to leave you with a few of my favourite quotes and a quick image of the perfect Gideon (thanks to Lindsey and Wendy on Goodreads):
“I want there to be happily-ever-afters for the f**ked-up crowd. Show me the way, Eva honey. Make me believe.” -Gideon
“He was the kind of guy that made a woman want to rip his shirt open and watch the buttons scatter along with her inhibitions.” -Eva
“Are you sleeping with anyone?”
The question was asked so casually it took a second to process what he’d said.
I inhaled sharply. “Why is that any business of yours?”
He looked at me and I saw what I’d seen the first time we’d met—tremendous power and steely control. Both of which had me taking an involuntary step back. Again. At least I didn’t fall this time; I was making progress.
“Because I want to f**k you, Eva. I need to know what’s standing in my way, if anything.” - Eva & Gideon
Now for your viewing pleasure: Gideon Cross
Note: This book is for 18+ due to coarse language, and explicit sexual content.