Updated: Jan 24, 2021
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 Erotica/Romance 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.