Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Review: One with You
Author: Sylvia Day
Publishing Date: 2016
Book Disclosure: I purchased this book at the RT Convention 2016.
Note*** If you haven't read the other books in this series, DO NOT start with this one!!!
One with You is the 5th book in Sylvia Day's Crossfire series. It is the final installment of the sweeping saga between Gideon and Eva. I originally thought this series would be a trilogy. Imagine my surprise after the reading the third book and everything was not wrapped up! Gideon and Eva's relationship can best be described as intense. Everything about them is amped up to the maximum levels. In this book, we finally see them learn how to deal with that intensity without wrecking themselves emotionally. After their marriage, they have some damage to control as they inform their families and the public. Plus, how will their marriage survive when they are unable to give in to the other in regard to certain issues?
I am on the fence with this one. I really am. It is very hard for me to give this book a rating. On the one hand I enjoyed seeing Eva and Gideon work through their issues and learn to compromise without loosing a piece of themselves. I liked that they became a team to face adversity when the world threw it at them. There are some very tender moments between Eva and Gideon. There is enough change and maturity in them to see that they are willing to do what's necessary to make their marriage work. I can believe in their happy ever after.
On the other hand, there were a few problems I had with the book. I felt like there were a few plot lines that were not wrapped up by the end of the book, and it was a long book, almost 500 pages. I felt that the whole issue with Gideon and his mother was left open ended, as was the storyline with his childhood therapist. Then due to spoilers I won't go into details but something very tragic happens to one of Eva's family close to the end of the story. What!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? This was just crazy to me and there is so much happening with that, but it is totally swept under the rug. Ugh! I can't really say more than this, but if you want to vent, just comment or email me.