Captivated by You by Sylvia Day – 4 Stars

Captivated by you

Cover art thanks to Goodreads, click on it to visit book’s page there.

Book #4 in the Crossfire series.

I borrowed this book from the library.

Book Synopsis:

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…

My Review:

I’m a fan of reading romance, but usually not contemporary, although I think this series classifies more as erotica.  I love love,  the coming together of two characters and recapturing those feelings of when a relationship was exciting and new.  Anyway, if I’m going to read romance that doesn’t have a paranormal aspect to it I usually struggle with getting through the book.  Not so with the ones that classify as erotica, and it isn’t the increased or twisted sex scenes that draw me to these books.  I think it has more to do with the majorly fucked up characters that tend to be the focus of these books.  It is like watching a train wreck,  you just can’t turn away.

I enjoyed this fourth addition to the Crossfire series and am desperately looking forward to the finial book that will hopefully will be out sometime next year, the earlier the better!  I’m rooting for Gideon and Eva.  Despite how messed up their co-dependent relationship is I think they are perfect for each other.  They both have been abused and come from a similar upbringing (with money).   They both have a lot of pain to work through, but if they learn to work together and truly trust one another I think they will eventually have an amazing life together.

Gideon needs to learn to communicate more and not to manipulate so much.  He also needs to learn to be comfortable in Eva’s need to be independent and self-reliant.  He needs to also work on opening up to others and trusting that Eva isn’t the only one in his life that has his back.  Eva need to learn to not meddle so much too.  She needs let Gideon express his need to take care of her and be willing to let someone else take the lead sometimes.  She also needs to let go of the past and see her own self-worth.

Like I said I enjoyed this book, lots of drama for two broken people trying to heal themselves and build a life together.  I liked that the story was told from both Gideon and Eva’s P.O.V.  I think it added to the story.  Gideon is such a complicated character that it was nice to be in his head.   Torn over the fact that it is ending in the next book.  I wouldn’t mind following these two for a while longer.  I think there will probably always be some drama in their lives.  Still though,  hope their h.e.a. is everything they deserve.

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