I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Sylvia Day
Released: June 4, 2013
Published by Berkley
“Best book in the Crossfire series yet!” ~Under the Covers
Where should I start with this one? Was it hot? Absolutely! Was I surprised about the turns of this story? At one point, yes. How does it compare to the previous two? Best book in the Crossfire series yet!
This story sort of picks up where REFLECTED IN YOU left off. Gideon killed a man for Eva. He removed the threat against her life in that efficient way of his. Cool and mechanical. But at the same time full of passion. Eva, though, seems to be ok with most of that and has no problem getting back together with Gideon. Even though this time their relationship can’t be public to avoid suspicion to fall back on him.
Their sexual chemistry does not miss a beat. If anything, their need for each other has grown into something deep and intense (yes, even more so) because of the fact that they are both now comfortable with each other enough to express themselves.
Eva, for one, had a change from the previous book. Where in REFLECTED she was more the quiet mouse who needed Gideon’s approval for everything (almost), in this one she took charge. She pushed Gideon’s buttons, she didn’t question herself as much. She asked, or demanded more like it, for what she wanted. She wasn’t afraid to confront Gideon or to experience her life however she wanted.
Gideon, on the other hand, was a total romantic. Still a bit of a control freak and dominant as well, but also willing to give an inch. It was a nice change on both of them and it was perfect to see them complimenting each other much better in this book. The one thing that stood out the most to be was the playfulness of their relationship. Their easy joking around while just being together.
As usual, there’s plenty of turmoil in their world and lots of things (and drama) happening from all sides. Friends, family, fame and enemies. All these threads collided perfectly in this book to give the story a lot of depth. It wasn’t a one dimensional storyline where there’s one main conflict the couple has to get through. This book had so much more which made it real.
Even though this could’ve been written as the end of Gideon and Eva’s story, there is obviously still more to come and loose ends to tie. It’ll be interesting to see them facing things at this new stage of their relationship.
“My dreams already came true.”
“Waking up to you is like…presents on Christmas morning.”
His mouth curved. “For your convenience, I’m already unwrapped. Batteries not required.”
*ARC provided by publisher
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