Crossfire Series

Today, I was listening to the radio on my way home from work and a new song by Delta Goodrem was playing.  The first thing this song made me think of was the Crossfire series.  For me, when listening to the mood and lyrics of the song, it seems to fit perfectly with the series.

“The deepest veins, the darkest truth,

A secret place I only want to share with you,

Look in my eyes, undress my soul”

If you haven’t heard the song, have a listen 🙂

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REVIEW: Reflected in You (Crossfire Book #2)

13596809Title: Reflected in You
Author: Sylvia Day
Type: Paperback
Pages: 338
Published: 3rd October 2012

4 Stars

This book picks up right where Bared to You left off and I devoured it!  I enjoyed this one so much more than the first book. It was an emotional roller-coaster, the type that leaves you completely discombobulated after you get off.

Their addiction to each other is becoming an obsession and you can feel the lust rolling off the page!

“I’m obsessed with you, angel. Addicted to you. You’re everything I’ve ever wanted or needed, everything I’ve ever dreamed of. You’re everything. I live and breathe you. For you.”… “I get out of bed every morning and face the world because you’re in it.”

They both have insecurities and neither know how to have a relationship. They are trying their best to learn how to trust one other and to find safety in each other.  Eva worries she’ll make his life hell with her ineradicable issues and acknowledges that she can be jealous and possessive. Gideon is still keeping his darkness locked up within himself, fearing once Eva learns his secrets that she will leave him.

Gideon is so damaged and tormented from his violent past that it seems like this relationship isn’t going to work, he keeps asking Eva to trust him, yet he seems to be hiding so much from her whilst she is wearing her heart on her sleeve and I felt for her I really did.

There is so much raw pain and suffering between them and it is becoming so destructive, they can’t live with each other but they aren’t able to survive without the other.  The sex is carnal and salacious and Eva and Gideon get to join the mile-high club in spectacular fashion.

Whilst the ending is not exactly a cliff-hanger, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, I am eager to see how the story unfolds in Entwined with You.

REVIEW: Bared to You (Crossfire Book #1)

20448515Title: Bared to You
Author: Sylvia Day
Type: Paperback
Pages: 352
Published: 4th February 2014

3 Stars

I started reading this book thinking it was going to be another Fifty Shades of Grey, and do you know what? The basics are similar but this book is sexy, deeply emotional and a serious page turner.

The story is told from the perspective of Eva Tramell, a twenty-four-year-old woman who moves to New York to begin a career in advertising. Eva is smart, self-assured and survived childhood sexual abuse with the help of therapy to get her through.

Gideon Cross, is a young, gorgeous, billionaire mogul with deep-seated issues caused by his father’s suicide and sexual abuse at the hands of his therapist. He doesn’t believe he deserves to be loved, and is very out of his depth in this new relationship with Eva.

“You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.”

The story is based around whether the two can find a way to help each other heal in order to move on from their pasts and establish a healthy romantic relationship. This was a gripping story and I loved watching these two come together and try to get it right.

Their relationship is initially based solely on sex, but their connection is so powerful, that they are overwhelmed with the need to be with one another. Most times their dates result in some very hot sex and the two of them are insatiable.

I really enjoyed the fact that Gideon and Eva are portrayed as real people with relatable issues.  Despite having very complicated pasts, and both having their fair share of misdemeanours throughout the relationship, they always work through the issues and try to understand each other’s point of view.

It was hard not to fall in love with the side characters as well, Eva’s best friend Cary was just so lovable. He was the ultimate big brother character with his own set of problems and he always was there for Eva to lean on – I really hope Cary gets a series of his own.

The ending was perfect and left me biting my nails waiting for the next book.  This is a MUST read!!