Series: Crossfire #4
Published by: Berkley Trade on November 18, 2014Pages: 368
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...
In a nutshell: I finished Captivated by You and was pleased. It was nice to be reunited with these characters and I enjoyed the book. It wasn’t until after some reflection that I realized nothing happened.
In the grand scheme of things, Captivated by You did nothing to further the plot of the Crossfire series. There were no new, major developments. It was just Gideon and Eva hashing out the same old problems. Eva wants to make her own choices, but Gideon makes them for her in order to “protect” her and “do what’s best” for her. Eva wants Gideon to open up and be honest about everything. Gideon doesn’t want to “burden” Eva with problems. Same ol’, same ol’.
The fights they have are nothing new. Nothing new happened plot-wise. All in all, Captivated by You was a very unnecessary book.
That being said…
I’m still giving this book 3 stars because I enjoyed it. I think I appreciated the familiarity. I’ve been in an annoying book slump and it was refreshing to be back with characters I know and love. Even though I kind of hate Gideon and Eva sometimes (their fighting gives me horrible whiplash) I still kind of enjoy them together.
Yeah the book had absolutely nothing new in it. But was I bored? No. I still enjoyed it a lot! Maybe towards the end all the fighting did wear me down a little.. It made me seriously think that Gideon and Eva really shouldn’t be married. But whatevs. I enjoyed the book despite its many flaws, and I think that’s all that matters.