Jill is the perfect narrator for this book for me. I love the timber of her voice and I could listen to her read the phone book! I have not read the printed version...so I can't speak to that.
In my opinion, Sylvia should have kept this story as a trilogy as was originally planned. This book didn't really add anything to the overall story that couldn't have been shortened and put in a final book. The other thing I would have changed was to have left out at least one or two of the additional stumbling blocks she threw up between Gideon and Ava. No couple could be THAT unlucky. After awhile, it got to be ridiculous. They need a break in between catastrophes!
No...as usual with these characters, I need to take it in small chunks. This series touched something in me. I am emotional about the characters...and when really bad things happen, I have to turn off the ipod and give it a rest before I can go back and pick it up again.
I have to say that Ava bugged me in this book. I felt that at the end of Reflected in You, Ava was more mature and less needy and impulsive. She took a giant step backwards for me in this book...her reactions to Brett really pushed some buttons for me and not in a good way. She seemed to jump all over the place in this book...sometimes level headed, sometimes ditzy or bitchy for no reason. Then when there seemed to be a reason to be bitchy, she backed off. I wish her character could sustain a level of maturity...it sometimes makes me feel bad for Gideon that she isn't the strong level-headed kick-ass wife he needs. But I will surely be back for the next installment in this story. I'm addicted to Gideon just as badly as Ava is!
I loved the first 2 books but this third one is just soo disappointing for me. I had so much expectation and it just fizzled.. It was such a blah story for me. No substance like the first two.... In saying that, I will still buy the next book just to see where she takes it and if she can actually make it better... Well I guess it cant really get any worse.. Sorry!!
The performance of Jill Redfield was quite good. I enjoyed listening to her narrate. I felt like this book showcased more of the sex scenes and Eva's and Gideon's building of trust, deeper love, and understanding of one another than it did with actual content and resolution. What it did was provoke a yearning and interest in what's to come in the next book. I have suspicions about Eva's mother and maybe the situation with Nathan's murder. I think this series could go on for more than one installment because there are so many storylines developing and it may seem rushed if it's wrapped up in only one more book. Sylvia has created a fantastic group of characters.
I think the extreme detail of their 'encounters' was hotter than hell. It was touching that Gideon cried; it showed his more sensitive side. All of the touching moments where Gideon and Ava are together are exactly what I was wanting for them. I also felt the pain and dissappointment that Ava must have felt by being swept away from Gideon at the hospital. It's outstanding that "Crossfire" is Ava's safeword during intimacy but stands for Gideon's deep affection and extreme need for Ava.
I could never decide. The entire story is awesome!
Even the darkness of their pasts cannot keep them from their destiny to be together. It's just a matter of time.
I cannot believe how this ended. I will go insane waiting for the next book. I can only hope it will be this year and SOON (please!) because if I have to wait one whole year or longer I will explode!
The best thing about this book was Jill Redfeld’s excellent narration. Otherwise do not bother with this book.
No, it is a lot of repetitive fluff and very little new material.
She does a great job with all of the characters.
I was very disappointed with this book. There was very little new plot. I feel cheated by the author (especially at the end when informed there would be two more books and not a final ending as was stated). The author had too much filler with repetitive information from the first two books and too many repetitive sex scenes. It is obvious to me that that the motivation was to make more money with this series. The best thing about this book was Jill Redfeld’s excellent narration.
An actual plot or storyline. This book does not stand alone like the first two. Nothing worth reading happened.
Actually finished the series as promised instead of writing this filler book with no substance. Just more character background.
Some of the over abundance of sex scenes! And maybe replace them with a resolution to the main storyline of Eva and Gideon.
The ending just STOPS.
I love the story that why we all follow the now Crossfire series.
She's great. I have started listening to other books narrated by her.
This is a crazy question because 2 other books now have been added to the "Crossfire Trilogy", I mean now Crossfire series.
Okay, I understand that now SD has to develop the subplots due to the Liongate Crossfire TV series. Everyone had a long wait for this book and now we may have to wait another 6-8 months for the 4th book when this was supposed to be a trilogy. That’s frustrating. Other SD books are not being release by Penguins/Berkley because of the Crossfire series. I honestly do not want to read any other books by her until all the books are out. We all the negative comments hopefully Penguins/Berkley will establish better release dates.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Gideon and Eva are done dancing around their relationship. They have matured and are putting each other first. No more running away when things look bad. Okay, there are doubts and worries, but these are two damaged people overcoming their pasts and striving for a solid future. The sexual attraction that first drew them together has evolved into something much deeper and meaningful(but still sizzling!)
To rebut the complainers:
The ending is abrupt, but no more than in Bared to You and Reflected in You.
There are loose ends, but no cliffhanger.
The publisher sets the release date. Sylvia gave us snippets and there were snapshots to keep up interest during the wait.
The author decides how many books are needed to tell the story in her head. If you want to read the book before deciding to buy it, patronize your local library. Accusing an author of being greedy is just plain rude.
If I like a book enough to relisten to it and I want to own it, it rates 5 stars. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Jill Redfield did an outstanding job with the delivery of the story.
I waited it seems like forever for this book to come out thinking it was the end of the story, only to be left hanging and feeling cheated..
No, I will not try any more books from this author. I felt there was no storyline, and I expected to have a good ending, not to wait for another book to come out. I wasted my credit, on a book that I was so excited to come out and end up very unhappy and disappointed. I was very happy with the narrator, I like her and feel bad that she had to narrated this book.
No, I will give it a try to different authors.
Oh no please, the storyline was bad in this book, in my opinion. It should have end it with the first book.
This is my first book to give a book review. I did it because the book is awful, I am so disappointed. save your credit.
It pains me to write anything even slightly negative about Sylvia Day as i think she is a fabulous author, however, for what ever reason, my greatest critisism stems from my overwhelming dissapointment in this installment.
The first two books were increadable, i loved them, listened to them multiple times, loved the characters and invested in them, they held just the right balance between storyline and sexual intrigue. I loved Gideons strength and dominance and ability to be vulnerable to Eva but to not be controlled by her. I loved Eva's strength, her love for Gideon, her loyalty to her family and friendships. In the third book however, Gideon lost all his strength, he spent the whole book chasing around after Eva, pandering to her every whim, losing all sense of self it would seem, even occupying the apartment next door? and then what is with the Corrin storyline and the sex tape?? a little much too much it would seem. It almost felt as though i was trapped in a bad episode of the young and the restless as aposed to a real life believable drama. I had loved this story for its realism, its relatability but what is next, a royal scandal or brett kline turning into a serial killer?? Im sorry to say but Gideon was pathetic in this novel and that crushed me. And Eva, was so needy and winey and self absorbed i actually couldnt listen to it all at once.
Where i think it went wrong for me, Although still an amazing writer, I really believe this book was a fluffer book, written to fill in a gap. I have heard that there is another two books to go and i cant possibly see why or how. If Gideon degrades any further im going to scream. The worst part for me though, was that in contrast to the other books, this one had far too much sex in it to the point it lost any effect or meaning and was just too much, it was way over done to fill in the pages.
I still believe in Sylvia Day though and i really hope that the next book, brings the storyline back off the ledge, saves Gideons masculinity and Evas likeability. I didnt even like Carey in this book with his twist. Will i put the next book on preorder like i did the first three, no. But when i am browsing and i see it listed after its release, i will read or listen to it and give the series one last chance....
The saving grace was Jill Redfield. I believe she is such a consumae orator. I love her work and would listen to anything she recorded. Please use her for more audio books as she does the characters justice.