Title: Captivated by You
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher/Year: Penguin Group 11/18/14
Series: Crossfire #4
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 don’t know about everyone else (although i’m pretty sure that many agree), we’ve been WAITING FAR TOO LONG for this continuation of the series. but, i’m so excited to be back in the world of Gideon and Eva – since nothing is ever dull. We pick right back up with these 2 and if you thought that their lives were complicated before with ghosts and people trying to get in the way, you’re in for something new.
Before i get into the meat of the story, there’s something that i have to say about our author. What i find to be challenging sometimes with other series is that authors have trouble sticking to the heart of what makes us love characters and what makes a dynamic exciting. Sylvia Day doesn’t have that problem – at least with these 2. We’ve been with them now for 4 installments and the passion and pain and chemistry and all of those other deep emotions are still there, raw and at the surface and that’s something that makes you really want to keep reading. (even if you didn’t want to – and that’s def not the case here).
So back to the story – we pick up with Gideon and Eva back from their secret wedding and they’re trying to get back into the thick of life without making any waves with others since they want to do things at their own pace. Once people learn of their engagement, they find that they are facing mixed emotions, but that’s the least of their problems.
If you’ll remember, at the end of Entwined by You, Eva thinks that she’s see Anne Lucas at an event – seducing Cary of all people, but she’s not sure. Well, i think that it’s safe to say that once Gideon gets wind of that notion, things get ugly, and while we don’t even get to the crux of what Anne’s got planned in this 4th book, you know that it’s going to be good. she’s got a vendetta against him and i think that we’re going to see things get bad fast.
The undertone of this story really is that Gideon feels that he’s off his game and that everyone that he’s ever wronged is coming after him since his focus is now on Eva – and that means that they are all going to go THROUGH Eva. While we know that Eva’s a strong woman, i think that there has to be a breaking point for her, and we actually see that happen at various points and in varying degrees here.
Corinne’s back and has her own agenda, as does Brett. While i think that both are rather minor in comparison to the love that Gideon and Eva have, it still makes a challenge of things just when they want to settle in.
In addition to this main story line, we also get to see a few things come and go. First being Cary’s ‘baby’. situation. While it seemed to me like it would play a bigger role in this book, it hasn’t really . we know that it’s stressing him out, coming in between his relationship with Trey and all that, but there’s really not much movement on that piece. the other bit though is that we see Gideon’s relationship with his step-father change drastically because of information revealed and i’m curious to see how that affects things in the next installment. I have a feeling that Chris will become a big help in a situation down the line, but what that is, i’m not quite sure.
Regardless of all that, we get the same tension that we’ve come to love with these 2. It’s hot and sexy, there;s so much passion between these 2 that you can’t help but to get turned on just by their scening. Gideon has some very specific habits that Eva begins to see more of and it’s HOT. i can’t wait to see what’s next for them, and i’m really hoping that we get the same roller coaster that we’ve gotten in all of the books so far since it makes for some great reading. I hope you guys enjoy!