Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

Posted February 28, 2015 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayCaptivated by You by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #4
Format: eBook
Published by Penguin Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...

I think the real reason why I enjoyed this book is because I already knew and loved the characters. If I had just started this series with this book, I don’t think I would have enjoyed it very much. While I don’t think this book was as strong as the others in the series, in the end I like the characters so much, and I wanted to see where their lives were going, so it was easy for me to like this book. If you have read this series, chances are you are going to read this book just because you feel like you have to know what is going to happen next with Eva and Gideon.

I think the most mentionable thing about this book is that Gideon is really what works the most in this book. I liked him in the previous books, but he was even more likable to me in this book. I feel like Gideon has gone through some growth as the series as progressed on, and as this book continued he continued to grow. I also loved getting Gideon’s POV in this book, I love getting the male POV in romance books, and I don’t think enough people do, but I really enjoyed having it in this book, made me kind of appreciate Gideon more than I had before.

So while I do mention that I feel Gideon has kind of grown and evolved over the course of these books, I kind of think that Eva has reverted. She’s basically started to annoy me way more than she ever had before, like she gets stuck on these little things and then kind let’s them explode inside her and then lashes out a bit. Also the whole thing with Brett is getting old and tired, and it makes me want to shake her a bit, I mean seriously…

There’s still a lot of steamy scenes in this book, much like there are in the rest of the series. The characters you know and love (and sometimes hate) all make appearances in this book (also, is it just me or is Cary starting to get way too “whoa is me” for my liking). All in all if you like the Crossfire series you should read this book, if only to set it up for the final book in the series (which hopefully doesn’t take forever to get here).

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About Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 23 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.

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