Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Rating: 3.5 stars
Summary: "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...
Review: I don't know if I loved this book or hated it. I'll start off right at the bat and tell you that this book reminds me so much of fifty shades that I had to remind myself that it wasn't.Well at least in the beginning anyway; once you start reading more this story becomes its own. But where Fifty shades lacked certain things, Bared to you excelled in it and I'll admit the writing was way better in this book.
I have a love/hate relationship with Gideon (I'm sorry but what the hell is up with his name? It doesn't match him at all, at least in my head). He does something really sweet and I fall a little for him and then he does something stupid and selfish and I hate him. I'm hoping he'll grow more on me like Christian did in fifty shades because as of right now I really question Gideon "feelings" for Eva. There are certain things that happen in the book that justify this for me but I don't want spoil it for anyone so I'll refrain.
As for Eva, I really liked her but I'll admit in the beginning she got on my nerves. I mean is it really that hard to not make the freaking protagonist not trip in front of the hot guy? Really? Can we have so darn originality for once? Why can't she have been calm and collective? Or if she really had to make herself look like a klutz couldn't she have don't it in another way? Thankfully after tripping TWICE in front of him, it doesn't happen again and strangely her klutziness disappears. Hmm...moving on. But despite that I really like her. I loved that she was strong and didn't let anyone make her do something she didn't want, including Gideon.
Their relationship is such a freaking disaster that I'm honestly scared to see how everything works out. Their two people with a lot of baggage and despite wanting to be together, are always afraid to be together. This sentence probably won't make much sense but once you've read the book you'll understand what I'm talking about. The one thing I liked about this book was the fact that both characters have dark secrets and while we find out Eva's we still don't really know the full story about Gideon. But whatever it is, I'm a little nervous to find out.
You're probably thinking I hated this book but I actually enjoyed it. It just had some flaws that irked me but then again, it wouldn't really be a good book if it didn't have some faults. I'm curious to see what happens next and I'll definitely be reading the next book. I recommend it to Fifty Shades fans but I want to remind everyone to read this with an open mind.