Bared to You by: Sylvia Day
Author: Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #1
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 anyone or anything 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.
My Quick Summary: A woman set on building her career and uninterested in a relationship get swept up in a friends with benefits gone awry relationship with the local business mogul.
My sister in law suggested this book to me recently. Should I say she bugged me until I finally picked up the darn thing. Once I had picked it up I had great difficulty putting it back down again. I found the story very intriguing and interesting. I will not that this book does have quite a few erotic scenes so may not be for all readers. I personally do not have an issue with such things and prefer to get the whole story rather than "and then he took me to bed. The next morning..." type scenario. I admit in this book I skimmed those scenes more so then read every word as I was not in the mood to be hearing all the details. All in all a really good romance that isn't just another harlequin novel.
I hear lots of comparison of this book to the Fifty Shades of Grey series. While reading I did notice similarities and I might recommend this book to those readers that liked the Fifty Shades trilogy. I did not feel as though it was a type of fan fiction or purposely written to play off the success of E.L. James novels. In some ways I enjoyed Bared to You more then Fifty Shades of Grey (the first novel). I say this only because I felt like a lot of the deeper storyline (beyond the sexual encounters) came more in the second two novels after their bedroom relationship had been established. I understand exactly why that is but I liked that this one did not have to delve so deep in that subject and was able to keep the storyline progressing.
There are other books in this series that are already published and they will remain on my TBR!! She also has several other novels that I will take a chance on as well.