Sylvia Day - Bared to You [Crossfire #1]

Title : Bared to You
Series : Crossfire #1
Author : Sylvia Day
Published Date : April 2012
Publisher : Penguin Group
Pages : 280 (ebook)
Genre : Contemporary and Erotica Romance

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...

Well, well, well... What can I say about this erotica romance which I've been finished recently? Many readers says that this book is a fanfic of Fifty Shades of Grey. When I finished, yes... there are several scenes and characteristic which are similar to FSoG. But I must admit that Sylvia Day Bared to You is more well-written than E. L. James books.

I have read the trilogy of Fifty Shades and comparing to Bared to You, they're neck to neck. If you see my rating heart, I give Fifty Shades 4 hearts, while Bared to You just 3.5 hearts. Is that mean FSoG is better? Well, for the first installment then I must said yes.

While Christian Grey made me hot, squirm, and wanted him, Gideon Cross made me warm and feeling wanted. Ana made me want to praise her because she could face CG, Eva Trammel, on the other hand, made me want to kick her ass. I don't have any issues with the man lead, but I don't like Eva. She just run away and chicken out when she faced a problem. Ughhhh...

That's the character, now the story. I don't know why Sylvia Day made this same phase all over the story: had a quarrel, having sex, make up, quarrel again. Sometimes, to be honest, I'm tired. Yet, I'm intrigued with the plot.

The plot itself made me wants to read more, turn the page over and over again. Both of the main characters had dark past. They have difficulties, both of them are possessive, and they try really hard to get together, to solve the problems, to chase one another if one of them is run away. And the most important thing for me, the story flows, I love it.

Yeah, I can't wait to read the second book. From Sylvia's web, she said that she wanted to make it a trilogy, but maybe it will come out with four books. At least, she promised that she won't drag out the story beyond its natural end. Let's hope for the best ^^

Crossfire series :
#1 Bared to You
#2 Reflected in You
#3 Entwined with You


  1. hahaha iya, buku ini emang mirip FSoG, lumayan sih tapi aku juga lebih suka sama FSoG :)

    1. Iya, sejauh ini masih lebih suka FSoG aku. Tapi gak tau ke depannya. Siapa tahu berpindah hati. Hahahahahah..

  2. Wahh.. akhirnya tahu juga perbedaan FSoG sm BTY dari sini, karna aku ga baca FSoG^^

    Rata2 pembaca lebih suka FSoG ya.. :)

    1. Terus terang sih aku lebih suka FSoG ya. Karakternya itu lebih bold. Lebih berasa erotica-nya dibandingkan Crossfire.
      Tapiiii... kalo mau cari cerita yang ditulis lebih bagus, aku merekomendasikan Crossfire. Hehehehehe..