who wants to know all about the NEW 50 SHADES OF GREY? i was on the search for another series that would keep my interest as piqued as that one did, and i’ve found it. Alas, Sylvia Day has mastered the art of creating a story that’s relatable, romantic, and yet oh so unattainable.
in walks Eva, you’re fresh out of college, yet not quite so naive main character. the thing that i like about her is that she’s been through the ringer in her past, and she’s actually well established in herself, being from a background that opened doors for her and all that. i really liked that it was a change from the innocent in 50 shades so there was a character that we wanted to root for because she could hold her own.
now…here comes Gideon, the successful male lead, who you can’t help but create yummy pictures in your mind about. he’s young, yet really successful, knows what his power is, and to be honest, has a back story that doesn’t take over book 1 which is nice. i feel like that was kind of the case in 50 shades. (trust me, i’m not mocking 50, i just like the change in pace that Crossfire offers).
anyway, so Eva literally falls at Gideon’s feet for her first meeting just like we saw in 50, and got basically the same reaction. it was like deja vu but in a good way. the way the story was crafted, learning who Eva’s roommate was to her and how they got acquainted, how Eva was ‘damaged’ and all that yet how she still felt good about herself and knew how to make men want her – that was all really refreshing and enjoyable.
There’s so much that i want to know more about that i now have to wait until Oct to resolve. Here are my questions:
1) do we ever find out what really went on in Gideon’s past – especially with his family and brothers?
2) why does he reference ‘safe words’ – since it doesn’t seem like he’s into S&M? is he though?
3) will his harem fall away and leave him and Eva in peace? i’m not sure it’ll be that easy, but we’ll see
4) where does eva go professionally? and how will that intertwine with Gideon’s business? seems like he owns the world and all that, and she not only loves her job but is good at it – so will we see anything come of it?
suffice it to say, October can’t come fast enough for me since i really want to read book 2. Thanks Sylvia though for such a great alternative to 50 Shades. i’m already recommending it to everyone i know!