Author: Sylvia Day
Title: One with You
Series: Crossfire #5
Release Date: 5th April, 2016
US Publisher: Macmillan ~ St Martin’s Griffin
UK Publisher: Penguin
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.
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Kindle Friends Forever 5 ★ Review by Sharon Thérèse
” I’m so sorry, angel. I don’t know what to do. Tell me what to do.”
One of the best male characters to have ever been developed in a romantic series which all Crossfire fans know well and has had a worldwide impact, is back in full force. If Gideon was my man in the previous books, I can now officially say I am head of heels in love with him. Albeit my respect for everyone’s opinion regarding the publishing of book five, for me it rounded up this marvellous couple’s amorous relationship to perfection. Add Ms Day’s quintessential style of writing, well-turned phases combined with a punchy and grandiloquent vocabulary really makes the last book in this saga a worthy read. So to my way of thinking, this epic love story had to have its grand finale and in the same vein, closure was only possible with this author’s offering.
“You have to believe me, Eva. I would never do that to us. I would never…”
“I believe you.”
Everything I look for in a male character, Gideon’s persona has. Deliciously drop-dead gorgeous, demanding and controlling by nature, in this read which is the longest one, I saw him mellow before my very eyes. And a much sassier, confident and mature Eva literally sold me. I loved their altruism. They bend over backwards to please and if for any reason one dismayed the other, it was never intentionally done. Their main concern is to protect the status quo they had strived for. Gideon wouldn’t think twice about forsaking family members just to live happily ever after with Eva by his side. Nevertheless, he knows this isn’t possible for her well-being. Eva needs her folk around her and he respects her wishes. Even in the most convoluted situations, he makes a huge effort to involve himself in them.
“You’re so bossy.”
“You love it.”
“I love you.”
It was like being a fly on the wall while watching them discuss their innermost feelings. Learning to cope with harsh issues they had had in the past are resolved together as an unbreakable team. And never a dull moment either. Eva is on cloud nine and her positive vibes resonated off the pages. She throws down a gauntlet so not surprisingly, Gideon’s reaction to it made me laugh out loud. Will he last out, I thought to myself; and will she be capable of practising what she preaches? In this part I was left me grinning from ear to ear!
“I’m not agreeing to make this easy for you.”
“Of course not. We’ll try and make it fun. A challenge. See who breaks first.”
“I’ve got no fucking incentive to win this.”
This story is not without tension, angst or worry. There are plenty of complications and very sad moments. The only qualm I had was a distressing happening which I felt a tad lacking in explanation. Saying that, this detail didn’t spoil it for me. Now let’s get down to what us ladies love. The nitty gritty bedroom scenes! Who said it has to be in the bedroom because believe you me, wherever eroticism happens to flower, it is sizzling hot!
“I can’t believe I haven’t bored you yet.”
“Angel, if you’re bored, I’ll put more back into it.”
At the same time, it’s nothing like we have seen before since trust is foremost in every aspect. Here, Gideon and Eva clearly demonstrate their never ending love with outstanding banter and whatever sexy image you can conjure up.
” You don’t want me wearing a sign. You want me wearing you, your tight little cock squeezing my cunt. You imagine yourself topping me, as I just sit back and let you have it.”
So there you have it…a review that wasn’t going to written and you might ask why did I! Simply answered. Bowled over would be an understatement. Enchanted would be putting it lightly! Chapeau, bravo and olé to you Ms Day and plueeze excuse the pun intended, you have made my Day!
Since I have said what I wanted to say, I stopped here and fast forwarded to the reviews on what I considered to be a reputable site. My esteem has fallen short. I have no words to express my sadness concerning the usage of the best and one of the most expressive languages in the world. Why, I ask myself, is it so difficult for some reviewers to criticise constructively, kindly and in a civil manner. We are all free to voice our opinions; likes and dislikes, but this shouldn’t give us cause to be blatantly rude. Very poor show.
“I love you.”
Thank you Rachel for choosing the quotes. xox
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Author’s Bio and Social Site Links
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 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.
For the past three years, Sylvia’s novels took spots among the top ten bestselling books on global year-end sales round ups, making her one of the most widely read authors in the world today. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year. Sylvia served as the 22nd President of Romance Writers of America.