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Thursday, September 19, 2013

50 Shades of Grey???

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2)Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

Crossfire Series (#1-3)

By: Sylvia Day

Genre: Erotic Romance

Published: 2012/2013

Read: September

Series rating: 4.5 out of 5

Bared to You (#1)

Pages: 338
Published: 2012
3 out of 4

Reflected in You (#2)

Pages: 338
Published: 2012

5 out of 5

Entwined with You (#3)

Pages: 356

Published: 2013

4 out of 5

Having this be only the second erotic novel (series) I have read, I was sorely disappointed in the similarities with Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. The character profiles between Christian and Gideon and even Anastasia and Eva had me believing this series was going to be replica series. This was my belief throughout the entire first book, however Reflected in You is where the storyline takes its own direction and multiplies with several intriguing plots. Day is a much more skilled writer and has a vast vocabulary so each scene doesn't feel like a repeat, as in many from 50 Shades. I think Fifty Shades of Grey may have received more exposure and popularity not only because it was published first, but because of its elementary writing style it attracted the reluctant readers along with the more dedicated. My only disappointments was the similarity with 50 shades and not knowing it was a series (at least 5 novels) instead of a trilogy.

The continuing books will not be published until 2014. Check out these and Day's other novels at www.sylviaday.com.

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