When I selected this novel for review I had a lot of expectations about the way the actual book would be written. The reason for this is because I have both enjoyed and disliked this series from the start. Unfortunately this book did not live up to all of the hype that surrounds it for me and I was disappointed by what I was reading within the pages.
My biggest fault with this book is the story, the actual plot seems to be missing. With all Erotic books there is a lot of sensual content and that's fine, until the story starts to suffer because of such content. This story was all over the place and most of it was about the sex. I felt like I was just sitting there reading a book strictly about explicit content and nothing more.
This a shame because the first book of the series started off so strong that it hooked me. I think stories begin to fall apart the more that authors write about the same characters. I tend to give authors a break because I'm sure it is not an easy thing to do to continue to feed readers the beloved characters that they are so fond of. Day can certainly pen a book and she is one of those authors that can tease her readers. I wouldn't actually consider myself an actual reader of Day's however. I merely taste samples of her books.
Despite the flaws of this book one thing remains and that is the romance and the hot, steamy chemistry between Gideon and Eva. There is no denying that these two belong together and Day never missed a step with the romance. So I am going to offer a brief moment of applause for this fact because a romance can certainly make or break a book for me.
Overall I think loyal readers of Day are going to be pleased by this book. It is not a really really bad read, it’s just not what I was looking for in this series. There are only moments in this book that make it worth reading. It's just not enough to make me want to continue to read from this series or reread the previous books.
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