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One with You (Crossfire) Kindle Edition
FROM NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY
The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet
Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.
Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.
We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws . . . and all the beauty I couldn't see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.
But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free . . . or break us apart.
Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B01836U3VI
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (5 April 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1787 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 463 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 17,563 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Secondly, this book as with the third I felt was a bit of a let down. I don't believe all the characters that I had invested so much of my thoughts got the ending I thought they needed to finalise the story. I understand this is a Gideon and Eva story with others as sub plots. However, they are fundamental to the Eva and Gideon story and while it was implied between the lines how things would pan out it would have been nice to actually read the conclusion. To do this there should not have been such a long novel with glossed over parts and added unnecessary plots. There probably should have been another book for the extra content or a novella at the least.
It would have been nicer to read more into Gideon's family as they worked forward to reconciliation and why his mother left like that and dig more into why she did what she did. I would have loved to have read more interactions with his family especially Ireland as she popped up so much in the series.
Plus what happened to Anne Lucas and her husband. So much cover up but no real conclusion to where they were destined to. And, what about Corinne. Both of these characters were an integral part of the story line.
Then there was the loveable Cary with his mixed up life.
Why go so much into Cary's past and invest into his life if we didn't get to see if he got his happiness with Trey.
And again, was it easier to write off Monica and disclose her situation that way. I think Monica could have been kept alive and added this dimension without all the pain. Victor still could have came to New York and found love there or maybe Stanton could have died instead leaving his fortune to Monica and then Victor and her could have been together.
I was so disheartened at her loss. More heartache that Eva didn't need to endure. I also had to wonder whether this arch in the story really was needed at all. It really was a strange arch when all of her background came under scrutiny that it sort of didn't make much sense to have it come out like that or even have it at all.
The epilogue also didn't deliver. Such a waste! I wanted an epilogue for the epilogue.
One thing that did deliver and that was closure of Eva and Gideon's love affair to happy married couple. They ended as strong as I predicted they would. Something that we would all love to have in our own lives. Gotta love an animal to bring a couple closer too. The first step towards a family.
I'm not sorry I invested all my time and energy into this series as I do love Gideon and Eva and am waiting for the TV series to come out. However, I felt let down as a fan. So much potential at the start and it is as if the last 3 books took on totally different dimensions to the beloved series format. This book tried to get it back in snippets but still lacked the oomph. Not the sexual content though, that was there and was dealt with satisfactory.
Since this series has come out I have found many other books to read in between the long waits. I loved this series and Slyvia Day's writing. But, I have found many other great authors out there too, and, better priced, so I don't think I will be back to read Sylvia's books for awhile.
Really the whole series should have been a trilogy. This book was a mess. The plot and sub-plots were all over the place. The story felt contrived and tired. Gideon and Eva seemed like different characters, Gideon became weak and insecure and I kept scanning pages to move the plot along at a faster pace. The ending was a hot mess and if that's a strategy to leave things open-ended for more books in the series...well I've lost all interest by this point.
I was a little disappointed with book 4 and really hoped the final book in this series would be something special to compensate for that. Yet sadly not.
I don't feel many of the characters and plots had closure and some twists introduced in this book were unecessary and left even more questions unanswered. Such as; Did Victor know of Lauren's past and her marriage to Jackson when she met him? Or did Anne Lucas get charged for her role in terrorising Gideon or Monica/Lauren's death or fraudulent conduct with her patients I.e. Corinne and Roland? Did Corinne release her book after all or get professional help after her head trip with Anne as her therapist?
I also felt the book very repetitive and "fluffy", I mean we get how hot Gideon and Eva think each other are, but does it have to be repeated on every page?? A lot of good info was skipped in lieu of filling the pages with fluff.
Too much hype, not much substance in this book.
If you're a guy reading this you might want to read this series simply because you probably won't believe women enjoy this stuff. If you're a guy looking for something light and entertaining then don't read. Suspend disbelief and don't think too hard about whether anything is "realistic". This is porn for women, and logic or realism isn't part of the script.
Reading this was a chore and I'm glad I'm finished.
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I honestly don't know what went wrong with the book but something obviously did. I find my self not at a satisfied conclusion of one of the best stories ever, but with more questions than answers.
For instance, did the baby belong to Cary after all? Or are we to infer that it did and he transformed into a good father/parent. I would have loved to have seen how he managed fatherhood if that was the case. Also how did the relationship with Tatiana pan out, I can't envision her making it easy for him to be a good father, in fact I sort of envisaged her dumping the baby on him if it was his and doing a runner once she realized she could no longer use the baby to control him. What about Cary and Trey's relationship? Loose ends everywhere......
About Gideon's mother, are we to infer that their relationship never mended or improved after the words were exchanged in his office? What about Corinne and the book? Was it published or was the appearance Gideon did supposed to squash the point of it? We're the Lucas's ever bought to justice? What was on that mofo usb stick??????!!!
How on earth did Stanton cope?
I don't know if it's just me, but from what was read I also gathered the notion that there was the possibility that Gideon's brother Christopher Vidal Jr had also been abused as a child and that this was linked to his hatred towards Gideon, as he is unaware of the abuse Gideon suffered. We only see that he started some form of minimal contact with Gideon near the end. Are we to infer that they became good friends. I am one who agrees to confirmation rather than telling by omission.
What about Gideon and his nightmares? Are we to imply that he got better the more he opened up to the therapist and they eventually went away? Or are we to infer that they stayed at bay only with the therapists help?
To be quite honest I did enjoy the book, but not as much as the first three. I feel as if the fourth was ok, but added little substance to the series. On top of the fact the story was changed into a five book series due to the book's success, you'd think the author would have more substance as to it requiring more books, but that does not seem to be the case, it seems to be a way of keeping fans on the hook to spend their money and grant them disappointment. The point of this fifth book seems to be what I considered the far fetched mystery of Eva's mother. I'm still a tad confused about that and I can see you wanted to add a wow factor to the book but I was left quite devastated and not in a good way when that incident happened. I honestly believe you got rid of the wrong character, I feel like there was room for her and Eva to still grow and that there was no need for her absence in order for Eva to find out about another relative.
I was hoping against hope that there would be a detailed happy ending, I hoped this would include whether or not Gideon and Eva had children (imagine Gideon as a father though? Lol) and if so how would Gideon cope if they did have kids? Would fatherhood instincts kick in and he now have more love for the child/children they created than Eva? Or would he or could he love them equally?
I had a lot of expectations for this book which I had the right to, with the almost 2 year waiting period.... and I am not happy at all with the outcome.
I mean fine if you've left questions but there's been no announcement as to whether we will be getting answers, if we are to imply all the things stated above then it's best I just wrote my own ending to the story as there was not much point to this book.
I hate to be so critical and negative, but the unjust ending impacted me. This is my favorite series ever and it ended like that! What on earth were you thinking?
Also there's been no update as to the tv show that the books are supposed to be turned into. Even if you said all answers would be addressed in the tv series then that would have been at least some form of assurance and excitement of what's to come than to just dump this.......in our laps. I understand you have other books and projects in the works but I'm a true fan...or was! I would've waited another two years if I had to in order to get a good ending, not perfect but decent at least.....
I for one won't be reading another book of yours....fool me once and all that.
Gideon is as always the alpha male with a controlling nature but a man so caring and dreamy, always putting those he loves first to protect them. Eva is the blonde bombshell who has him wrapped around her finger and makes him open his heart and mind to her.
My only hope now is that someday we could possibly see a novella as a look at what happens to Gideon and Eva in their future because I think it's been left a little uncertain where life will take them at the end of the book but I still liked the way all the other situations were dealt with and drawn to a conclusion.
I'm going to miss this series and feel a little sad that it's now at an end.