Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
- Read an installment of a series.
- Share your review/recommendation below.
- Include the title, author and series name.
My Series Sunday pick is Bared to You, the first book in the Crossfire trilogy by Sylvia Day. Gideon Cross is hot, addictive and brilliant. He appears to be the perfect man. Eva Tramell is young, flawed and damaged. It's no surprise that Eva wants nothing more than to hang out with Gideon, get to know him and have casual intense sex with no strings. It's also no surprise when Gideon's demons start to show. He is possessive. He has nightmares. He closes himself off, yet let's Eva in. Both of these characters are troubled with unpredictable mood swings. Their relationship is extreme highs and desperate lows. To put it simply, Eva and Gideon are dysfunctional.
This book was recommended by the good people of Barnes & Noble because I read the oh-so-popular Fifty Shades of Grey. Like most other readers, I was ready to read another trilogy along the same lines. "Along" is the key word. I was not expecting what I found in Bared to You.
Let's see. How can I put this? Bared to You equals Fifty Shades copycat. I read each page, learned more about the leading lady and main man, delved further into the familiar storyline, rolled my eyes with every...ahem...similarity. Yet, I was still curious to see just how far the author, Sylvia Day, would rip off the author of Fifty Shades, E.L. James. My curiosity is the very reason I intend to read the next two books in the Crossfire trilogy. Will Sylvia Day switch it up and write unique follow-ups? Or will the books parallel Ana and Christian's life again? Stay tuned for my reviews.
Author: Sylvia Day
Published: June 2012