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BOOK & AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Bared to you, Reflected in you & Entwined with you (Crossfire #1, #2 & #3) by Sylvia Day

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Bared to You (Crossfire #1)

“Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline.”—Dear Author


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 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…

Reflected in You (Crossfire #2)

Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

Entwined with You (Crossfire #3)

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires…

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…



#1: Bared to You book review: 5+ stars

This is the second series I read after reading Fifty Shades. I got obsessed with it as much as I got with FSOG, I read it like 5+ times then and now, one and a half year after I read it the last time, I am obsessed with it again. Gideon and Eva’s love story is awesome. They are equally broken, with horrible pasts, and that was drew them together.

Their sexual attraction is sometimes beyond crazy. I love every single time they are together. How their bodies react to each other, how Gideon dominates Eva, how she surrenders to him, and I am not talking in the BDSM terms here. He just loves being in control over everything. And she finds herself save in his arms.

The story is great, the plot is very well written, it has great characters, specially Cary, he is just great. I love his friendship with Eva, he is the best friend anyone want to have. I’d never be bored being near him. There is also Eva and Gideon’s family. All of them are annoyingly cool. I have a like/dislike relationship with all of them.

Audiobook review: 4 stars

The narration of Jill Redfield is great, except in the sex scenes. Her breathy voice is trying to be sensual, but it turns out to be porny. The voices she makes for other characters are cool, I can see the difference between all of them.


#2: Reflected in You book review: 5+++ stars

I love this book.

The second book of the series has been the most angsty so far. Gideon makes Eva’s life a roller coaster of pure drama. I don’t think I could handle a relationship like the one they have. But Eva could do it, because she loves him with all her heart and soul. She fights for him, she doesn’t give up despite the circumstances and the secrets. And it was the best thing to do, because of her tenacity, she could find out about his past. She showed him the meaning of the three more important words for her, “I love you”.

I love the plot in the second book. The unexpected happened, the romance happened, and the most of all, the change happened. What I love the most about the second book is how much they both change, Gideon and Eva. They change for good. There were moments when my heart was aching as much as Eva’s was (I wish I could read Gideon’s POV, so I could feel everything he was feeling too), and others when I was feeling all the love she was feeling from Gideon. Reading it for the N-th time, made me ache and got as obsessed as I was the first time I read it.

Of course, my feelings for Gideon changed from love to hate to love along the book. He was the most amazing boyfriend one moment, and the other he was so distant and making things that made me go crazy, just like Eva was going crazy. This book made me love Eva so much. She’s strong, independent and very smart. She’s amazing.

Oh, and the end of this book was….. WHAT THE HELL???

Audiobook review: 4 stars

Jill Redfield did a good job in this audiobook. Her voice is perfect for Eva. It’s beautiful, smooth and gentle. I love the voice she does for Gideon and Cary, both so different and perfect for each character. The sex scenes in the book are super steamy, but she keeps doing the porny thing I don’t like. I wish I could listen to those scenes narrated from another girl.


#3: Entwined with You book review: 5++ stars

Oh. My. God. This. Book!!! From the beginning to the (almost) end of the book, everything was amazing. Gideon and Eva were in the hardest moment of their relationship, and it was a huge challenge for both of them. What I love the most in this book is how much Gideon has changed. Now, he can show his feelings freely, almost. I feel like Gideon is more in love (madly in love) with Eva than the other way around, but that’s ok, this is the best thing for their relationship, because now Eva doesn’t feel so insecure about Gideon, and their communication issues aren’t now their biggest problem anymore.

All the secondary characters are amazing and their stories are great, very well developed and have a lot of drama that adds to the Crossfire Novels more reasons to want to read more and more. The twists of events with Cary and his relationships is shocking!! What happens to Megumi is so unexpected and mysterious!!.

Audiobook review: 4 stars

With every audiobook I listen to of the Crossfire I get more used to Jill’s voice. There was one particular sex scene in this book that I didn’t think it was porny. Her tone for Eva was perfect and when she was doing Gideon’s voice, it didn’t sound like it usually sound in their sex scenes. I think it was because of the intensity of the scene. I loved it!!



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19823Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author.


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