Updated: Jan 26
Entwined With You
by Sylvia Day
Published by Berkley
Book 3 in the Crossfire series
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...
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy #ContemporaryRomance Dramatic
*TRIGGER WARNING: This book often deals with the trauma of molestation/rape, and has descriptive memories for the characters that are upsetting. Please be advised
Entwined With You is the third book in the Crossfire series, and centers around Eva, an assistant at an advertisement agency, and reluctant socialite, who is involved with the incredibly complicated, billionaire CEO, Gideon Cross. Book three continues their fast paced romance, with all the drama stemming from jealous exes, and lingering trauma from both their pasts all set on destroying them.
I've been sucked into these damn books. Sylvia Day knows how to write erotica, and good erotica at that. Hell, I will even concede to romance. While I still hate just how fast Eva and Gideon's relationship is going (and I say this even with this being the third book, this is only a couple of months after them meeting), and I take issue with how dysfunctional the romance is, I can't deny Sylvia Day's mix of intense sex, love, and drama make for an entertaining read. You almost can't help but let Eva and Gideon get under your skin. One of the things I am having trouble getting past is how unfinished the book feels. Whereas the last two books ends at a natural stopping point, this one felt off.
Another issue, three books in, and there is not a whole lot of growth on Gideon's part. Eva has changed a bit, and has become more settled, but Gideon, not so much. I suspect ... well, I hope, that this will be resolved soon. I suppose when we first met Eva, she was already on her journey of healing, and Gideon has boxed up everything for years, it makes sense. It's just a little frustrating that they keep having the same problems, over and over, yet don't learn from it.
If you like fast-paced, heavily dirty (and believe me, this series is probably the most detailed, steamiest stuff I have read to date), obsessive types of love stories, you will love this book, and series. Hell, I had my reservations, and third book in, I'm addicted myself.
Gideon: "I need you."
Eva: "You don't have to sound so happy about it."
Gideon: "It's killing me. Being without you. Missing you. I feel like my fucking sanity depends on you, Eva, and you want me to be happy about that?"
Eva: "Well ... I'm happy about it."
Eva: "Waking up to you is like ... presents on Christmas morning."
Gideon: "For your convenience, I'm already unwrapped. Batteries not required."
Gideon: "Tell me what you're thinking."
Eva: "I'm not thinking. I just want to look at you."
Gideon: "You don't always. Sometimes you close your eyes."
Eva: "That's because you're a talker in bed and your voice is so sexy."
Gideon: "Wait for me, Eva. I waited my whole life for you."
Eva: "Are you trying to ply me with alcohol?"
Gideon: "No. I know the way to your heart is with food."
Eva: "The way to my heart. Or into my pants?"
Gideon: "You're not wearing pants."
Eva: "Not wearing any panties, either."
Eva: "I want to ruin you for other women."
Gideon: "You did that the moment I saw you."
Eva: "Our mom says that our dad is a real sex machine."
Gideon: "You've got a weird catalog of movie lines in that gorgeous head of yours, angel."
Eva: "My dad's a gynecologist and he looks at vaginas all day long."
His laughter made me so happy I felt as if I could float away.
Eva: "Hey, you won't be laughing when your kids tell their teachers the same things about you."
Gideon: "Since they'd have to hear it from you, I'd know who it was that really needed the spanking."
Gideon: "You're my lucky charm."
He licked the upper swell of my breast
Gideon: "You're magically delicious."
Gideon: "Hurry up and call Cary. I'll clean up dinner. Then we'll suck face."
Gideon: "Angel, a crowd of millions couldn't hide you from me. I found you once. I'll always find you."
Gideon: "Tell me how she feels."
Eva: "Smooth. Powerful. Very responsive."
Gideon: "Just like you. Of course, you're my favorite ride."
Eva: "Aw, that's sweet, baby. And you're my favorite joystick."
Gideon: "I've captured an angel. And I put my greedy hands all over you. I defile you. And you love it."
Eva: "I love you."
Eva: "My parents slept with each other."
Cary: "Yeah, I know."
I tilted my head back to look at him.
Cary: "I heard 'em when I was heading out to the shoot this afternoon."
Cary: "Yeah, doesn't work for me, either."
Cary: "Aren't you even the slightest bit interested in seeing if he can still bang you brainless?"
I shot him a look
Eva: "Chemistry is chemistry. And I'm sure he's had plenty of chances to bone up on his already fabulous skill."
Cary: "Bone up, ha! That's punny."
Gideon: "You fucking own me, Eva. I'll be damned if I don't own you back."
Eva: "Sweet dreams, baby."
Gideon: "My dreams already came true."
Gideon: "Angel, I'm as close as I've ever been to taking you across my knee. Luckily for you, I don't play rough when I'm mad."
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