Bared to You

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Bared to You

A Crossfire Novel, #1

Eva moves across the country to New York to start a new job and, in her first day in her new office, has an encounter with the rich, magnetic and extremely beautiful Gideon Cross. He is forthright: he would like to have sex with her, but he does not do relationships. Eva is also blunt: she doesn't believe that sex and feelings can be separated. It is the first of many stalemates and stumbles in their relationship as Gideon realizes that his desire for Eva is greater than his preference for no feelings.

This first installation in what may possibly be a trilogy, is a sensual erotic romance, but if the reader is looking for "red rooms of pain" and spankily acrobatic sex, Bared to You is not the volume. Both of the characters are survivors of past abuse and they are trying to have a healthy and committed relationship, and the author does her best to show that two wounded people can have a satisfying and healing relationship. Both characters have their foibles--Gideon is obsessive bordering on stalkerish and Eva can have an irrational hissy fit at the mere suggestion of strife--but this is possibly true to their psychological faults. Recommended for romance readers who are edging their way into more erotic romances, but who still prefer the romance and tortured but domineering alphas.

Book Blurb for Bared to You

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...

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.00