Review: Bared to you by Sylvia Day ★★

Bared to you by Sylvia Day
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Crossfire #1
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
ISBN: 978-0985114602
Page Count: 360
Rating: ★★
Review Copy: Audiobook  
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Our journey began in fire...

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness—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 even know...

I'm not sure what to say here. This was an experimental read, if you like. I'd seen lots of people reading and loving it, and even though I was half-way convinced it wouldn't be for me, like a petulant child being left out of a game, I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, and wondered if I just gave it a chance, maybe I'd fall under its spell too...

I didn't. I didn't hate it either, though. I don't have any angry, hateful feelings I need to vent about it. To be honest, I don't feel much. I find myself slightly indifferent. I was somewhat annoyed at how it ended since I don't want to read any more and answers were not provided on certain things, but that's something I can learn to live with because I don't care about the characters enough to lose sleep over it. Also, I found the repetitiveness of Eva's running away and her jealousy irritating.

It think it all comes down to one thing, which is that the sex was just too much for me. (I know, I know, it's erotic romance, what did I expect?). Well, I guess I expected not to be so bored by it for a start. It started off quite well; the scene in the limo was particularly steamy (wah wah wee wah), and at that point I was still hopeful I might enjoy it. Nine-hundred sex scenes later, however, it had quickly gone from titillating to tedious and tiresome.

I can't really talk about the plot as there isn't much of one aside from the twisted, obsessive relationship between Gideon and Eva, and the sex. (Oy, the sex). And once I was bored with the sex, there was so little left for me to grasp on to.

It's ironic that a book that is supposed to be so sexy was the biggest turn-off to me. I would literally look at how much of the book was left and think (hope, pray) that surely there can't be any more sex scenes in it now before the end. There's got to be some other big thing that happens at the end, right? Like maybe the answers I wanted? But nope.

I'm sorry to those lovely Goodreaders who helped me decide to give this a go when I was dithering about it. I feel like I've failed some kind of test. But in the future I think I'll stick to my hunky highlanders and fearsome knights. Romance vs Erotica every damn time.

2 Stars ★★

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