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Bared To You By Sylvia Day


Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…


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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…

Sandy’s Review:
Bared to you is the first book in the Crossfire Series, I have read it numerous times and it still gets my heart racing. I read this book right after 50 Shades Of Grey so it gave me the smut I was looking for.  Gideon Cross is the essence of everything that is sexy male; tall, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, muscular, rich, and determined.  Eva Tramell is everything you would expect Gideon to want in a female; Blonde, not too tall, athletic figure, grey eyes, socialite status, and doesn’t take shit from him.

Some of the issues I do have with the book is that everything happens with in the span of 2 or 3 weeks.  I know you can feel lust for someone in that time frame but love is questionable.  I do not believe that two people would see a couples counselor after 1 week together, it seems extreme.  They both have baggage they need to work on so they can trust each other but I don’t see that leap.  I also don’t see Eva telling Gideon she was raped as a child so soon in the relationship.

Other than the minor issue of instant love, I totally loved the book and its focus on abuse victims and how they can become survivors.  Eva is rational when it comes to what she can and cannot handle and what her triggers are that will make her spiral into bad places.  Gideon on the other hand is not dealing with his issues in a healthy way until Eva confronts him on it. I love that Eva has her roommate Cary for a sounding board and a reality check when she needs it. This book has A LOT of sex, trust issues, and insecurities between both of the main characters so be prepared to be frustrated in numerous ways. 🙂

Bared to You may seem to end a bit abruptly but everything will pick right up in the next book Reflected into You.

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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in book reviews


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Brain Freeze…

Did you ever read so much that you had to take a break or you brain might melt? Well that has been me the last week or so. I have decided to get back on the proverbial horse by doing a refresh and review. This way my brain won’t have to work so hard. First up Bared to you by Syvia Day. The next book in the series is due out soon so I’m looking forward to some Gideon and Eva. 🙂

~ Sandy

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Books 2008

Books 2008 (Photo credit: // Denise //)

Over the past few months I have acquired a new addiction, Reading.  I just looked at my Goodreads profile and it has almost 100 books on it.  Yes some of these books were from years ago when I read a book here and there but I think they still count.  I started this addiction around the time when I finished my Bachelors degree, I figured I was already reading 50 page chapters each night so why not keep up habit.

One of my best childhood friends, Thanya, was the one who opened my imagination to reading.  At first we started out with the usual Babysitters club and then worked our way up to, at that time, saucy V.C. Andrews series.  After high school I got away from reading until I met my husband.  He introduced me to the romantic and deadly world of Anne Rice and her Vampire chronicles.  I moved onto the Harry Potter series as it was what my children were also reading.

I started attending school in 2009 and I had no time for leisurely reading, it was math, history, business writing, and then tons of technical computer reading. During my last few months of school I started hearing all this buzz about a series called “50 shades of Grey“.  At that time I was doing my psychology electives so I had more down time.  I read the whole series in 3 days and when it was over I felt a loss cause I was so consumed by the characters.  I probably have read that series more than 10 times and yes that’s a bit much but I love Christian and Anna.

My addiction has taken over a good part of my days and nights. My friends and family have taken notice and started asking me about the books I have read or I am reading.   So then I started becoming a book peddler by insisting others read the books that I love.  My sisters are now becoming addicts and we frequently text or call each other yelling, crying, and/or laughing about a book.

We came up with the idea of a book blog after too much time on the phone and too many complaints from our husbands. We hope everyone enjoys our blog.  Please feel free to also recommend books.


Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Damyanti Biswas is an author, blogger, animal-lover, spiritualist. Her work is represented by Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock agency. When not pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, you can find her nose deep in a book, or baking up a storm.


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