I will start out saying this book is amazing!! It blew me away, It's been such a long time since I've read just a young adult romance book and I'm glad it was this one. Danielle Sibarium has a way of stealing your heart and making you fall in love with the characters.
It was a easy read. It starts out with Jenna at a house party with her thoughts. Shes mad at this guy named Steve and has finally got a chance for revenge, she intentionally ruins his relationship with a girl by what holds in his future. When shes all said and done a guy comes up and places his ring in her hand and this is where our journey begins. She gets upset about what she sees and how she is in his future. Only things will end sadly so she storms out. Only he's this amazing guy who likes to play the Hero and man oh man is he great with the smooth talking. I would have melted in his arms :)
Jenna knows from the beginning that her and Reece are doomed to end, so she figures she'll stop it before it begins. Only he wins her heart in the end. His thousand watt smile and carelessness draws Jenna in. Hes drawn to her in a way hes never felt before, girls always chase after him, he's never had to do the chasing and I loved seeing him struggle and be surprised by her. Jenna is a very relateable character. I can see some things in her that were like me as a teen. I think every girl who reads this will find a part of her that they can relate to. She's insecure at times and has some trouble trusting Reece at times.
When they are together its the cutest thing, hes very protective of her and can't stand to be apart for more than a moment, but the summer is coming to a end and shes still in high school while hes in college. The drama in this book is on high. Grace (Jenna's Best friend) is a great addition to this book. Grace adds a element of comfort for Jenna and advice in dire situations. As the past catches up with Reece will Jenna still trust him. Is his past to much for her, and will knowing the future make Jenna give up hope for a ultimate action to change the reaction of their future??
Throughout this story we learn more and more about Reece, he's Mister Mystery and holds some dark secrets. An ex-girlfriend, a family who never meets his girl friends, best friends with a guy she hates (Mike) who dates her best friend, breaking Jenna's heart somewhere in the future, and then the hatred for a guy named Tyler. The ending left me emotional. We didn't get all our answers and are left blank wondering what is going on. I was a bit upset with Reece and wanted him to trust in Jenna to tell her what's going on and know that she wont run this time. We are left with questions and now I want to know more...Is Grace and Mike okay and is Tyler good or bad??? Can Reece be trusted??
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend to anyone who is interested in a light easy read. The book flows and is easy to stay with the story. It's very charming and makes you hopeful that everything works out for the best. There's not to much of a paranormal feel to it, and for all those people who don't like paranormal books, this one you can find an exception for. I think it's also a great read for teens in high school and even adults. I personally cannot wait for the sequel to this book and think that this series would make a great movie for young girls :) All in all I loved it and read it in a day. I hope you all enjoy this book.
I borrowed this book from a friend. I had never heard of it, but I did hear about 50 Shades Of Grey, which it is compared to. Let me say that I read it in a day, yes a day, its a amazing read and not for anyone who is...a prude. : /
I honestly think this is better than 50 Shades of Grey. Why?? In 50 Shades I just got bored and tired of the main character Ana and the character in Bared to you just seemed more real to me.
Surprisingly this is a hard book for me to review...like its taken me a week to think of what to write... :( sad I know but there's just to much to say and I don't want to have to write you all a small book of this one :) So here's my best shot...
I was hooked at the first couple of pages. Eva Tramell is a captivating, strong main character. She's witty and quite talented, but shes also clumsy so I can relate. Her and her best friend Cary have just moved to Manhattan and shes on her way to track out her way to work for the next morning. When shes in the building a woman next to her drops her change all over the floor so she drops down and helps her, while shes on the floor a stranger steps right in front of her making it hard to pick up more change. As she scans her vision upwards she sees Mr. Dark & Dangerous. He leans down and she turns right into a stuttering teenager about to have her first kiss *blush*. So you can imagine shes shaken right and drops onto her behind right in front of him, so he helps her up and its just a very awkward situation.
She then runs off and thinks nothing of this man except that hes totally hot. The next day we meet her boss at her awesome job for advertisements. She helps her boss get ready for a meeting with the big boss and hes hoping to be picked for this. As she enters the meeting room later that week guess who's standing there staring at her, yep you know it Mr. Dark & Dangerous (Gideon Cross) and stumbles into his arms. eek!! We then find out that hes not only high up in the company but hes the owner of Crossfire industries and is extremely rich. That does not faze Eva though since she grew up rich and is in no need for money, so his money does not attract her at all. Its all in his Intensity and lets face it his HOTNESS!!!
So anyways I'm sure you can guess some things that happen after this embarrassing encounter. But there is a story to this novel. One that captures you and makes you dig into the book to figure out what the heck is going on. Gideon Cross has some dark secrets that are there for you to figure out. The main characters struggle to stay together because they cannot let go of their past. There is honestly a lot of sexual encounters in this book and they are blush worthy, so under age children should obviously stay clear, unless your parents say okay and your mature enough to read, since some teens have frankly seen or read worse.
I have some ideas as to what is up with Gideon Cross but of course I'm not going to say it on here if my guess is true then I may just have a give away for the upcoming #2 of the Crossfire novels :) I really love this book and am obsessed with it. its the first and the second comes out in October!! So excited. I recommend to anyone who enjoys romance novels also who doesn't mind to much graphic content. Also to anyone who enjoys 50 shades of grey and any other adult erotica.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for captivating me and keeping me interested. I love the characters and the story. I hope you all feel the same as I do :) So you know I'm not just gonna give away the second book I'll put a glimmer of what I think is Gideon Cross's deepest darkest secrets. I believe it has something to do with his mother and his sister....why??? I think its a blonde thing ;)