Book 1 – Bared To You
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…
The beginning of this novel drove me crazy. Eva was a whinny pushover and Gideon was a silent, selfish bastard. Their relationship was basically at a standstill for the first half of this novel. They avoided all of their problems and used sex as a replacement for talking, a way to avoid the real issues, and a way to deal with arguments. I felt like the characters and their relationship were going nowhere. I just wanted to scream at the characters, especially Gideon. Eva said it best when she said, “I get two answers from him: Trust me and wait.”
Almost half the book later Eva picked herself up and showed everyone that she wasn’t a weak, whinny plaything after all. I really admired her attitude and, quite frankly, her audacity. Gideon, unfortunately, remained silent. The story line also became a lot more intense and exciting.
I absolutely loved the way this book ended. The big speech at the end, given by someone who is not a main character, was hands down the best part of this book. The wheels were turning in my mind the whole time they were talking and everything clicked into place. It wrapped up this book nicely.