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Sara's Review: One with You: Crossfire Series, Book 5 Sylvia Day (Author), Jill Redfield (Narr

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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Released: April 5, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 482 pages

Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook

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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.

Four Boundless Stars

One With You is the fifth and final installment in the Crossfire series; Day ended the series in an excellent manner. I loved the first two books and couldn’t wait for the next installment. Whereas, books 3 and 4 felt more like filler pieces; unnecessary, just designed to prolong the series and add more drama and angst, with no real meat or direction. Luckily, with book 5, Day started to tie up all of those loose threads, I could feel that she had a clear direction and was bringing things to a close right from the beginning. There was still plenty of drama, and Gideon and Eva are still as scorching hot as ever, yet at the same time, they finally seem to have grown as a couple and are starting to work together instead of separately.

Spoiler warning!!! I had a real issue with the way things happened with Monica. Essentially, what happened to her is because of Gideon’s past. Other than him telling Eva to hit him, she does nothing. This is her mother! She should have had some emotions. Hell, her father should have punched Gideon, something. Eva is numb, she cries, they move one. It was disappointing. The whole deep secret was disappointing; it did explain Monica’s shallow need to have a rich husband, but again it was unnecessary for her to keep it secret. It was a strange direction Day took the story, and I’m not really sure why she went there. That said; I enjoyed the rest, I would have like to see Gideon’s mother acknowledge what she did. Yet at the same time, it was good to see her get some comeuppance.

Overall, I feel like Day tied the series up quite nicely, and we aren’t left with any more questions. The characters are in a good place. They will have their ups and downs. Gideon and Eva are one of those fictional couples that will live alongside Romeo and Juliet until the end of time.

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