Series: Crossfire #3
Published by Penguin Source: Purchased
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Romance
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From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…
I love Sylvia Day, and I really did enjoy the first two books in this series, but this third book is without a doubt my favorite so far. As with all series reviews, this review might contain spoilers for the first two books, so instead of reading this review, you should totally go and read the first two Crossfire books before this.
Gideon and Eva have been through some hard times in the first couple of books, but in this book I think you finally get to see the two of them on some stronger ground. Going through their trials has only seemed to make these two stronger as a couple, and while I agree with some people who think the two of them are codependent, but for some reason it just works for them, and it works for me as a reader.
Without a doubt this book totally is right on par for the course in terms of the hot and steamy scenes. Throughout all of Gideon and Eva’s issues and time together, they always had a great connection and awesome chemistry. Now that the two of them are on more solid ground, I think it makes their between the sheets time together all the more intense and better to read.
I ultimately think the best part about this book is that both of these characters have done such a great job evolving into better people and are in a much better place to be having a relationship. They have to learn to talk to each other about things, and really start to communicate with each other about how they feel and the secrets that they have been keeping from each other. I think there is a lot more to explore when it comes to Gideon’s past, and I think that is going to be what ends up being addressed in later books, but for right now I am pretty happy with the evolution of these characters.
There are some unanswered questions at the end of this book, but there isn’t the abrupt cliffhanger ending that the last book had. I actually really liked that we kind of ended in a good place at the end of this book. I think the reason why this ended felt so right in this book is because this book felt much more character driven than the other two. And I loved that aspect of it. Sure there is still a lot going on in their lives, but Day was able to really maintain the focus and dynamic of the two of them. I highly recommend this book to anyone, and I am seriously looking forward to book number four.