“One With You” by Sylvia Day is a fantastic end to the series, and has a wonderful combination of the carnal sensuality that is integral to these stories, emotion and angst, and unexpected revelations that shift one’s perceptions. I love that there has been emotional growth throughout the series although I admit that some of the ups and downs in relationships did get frustrating.
An overall element of the series has been the intensely sexual relationship between the main characters who each have severe scars relating to their early experiences. The fears and repercussions from that trauma exert a constant threat to their relationship as each fights to overcome insecurity and distrust in order to form a solid bond, not just one based on their unrelenting lust for each other. It was wonderful to watch both Gideon and Eva learn to compromise and finally realize that each has a safe place to fall—into the other’s arms.
The stunning developments and shift in the prism to cast a different light on a particular person was a fascinating twist, and I love that there were both highs and lows that polished this well-tested relationship and cemented the standing of the main couple, even as there were significant changes in other relationships. I had hoped that another dangling string would get tied off better, but I suppose that the door had to be left open for subsequent tales to spin off from this compelling series.
I am sorry to see the series end, yet delighted with the message of hope and healing and I look forward to the new series that was teased so effectively in this book.
This fifth and theoretically final contemporary erotic romance book in the ‘Crossfire’ series deals with Eva and Gideon Cross as they navigate the treacherous shoals of just-married life and fight to be open and honest with each other and with those around them. The ongoing threat by enemies all around provides opportunity for those who are related by blood and/or loyalty to show their true intentions, but not everyone is prepared to be as vulnerable and open as the newlyweds have learned to be to one another. With great risk comes great reward, and who knows that better than Eva and Gideon…but will the cost be too much?
The instant number one bestseller
FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY
The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet
Gideon Cross. 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.