Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.
Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, May 12th 2016!
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Experience the passion of Eva and Gideon—in the intensely sensual Crossfire novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day.
Crossfire – Review of a Love Story
Coinciding with *S* review of One With You, please find below my review of the Crossfire Series…
As you may know I am not a big fan of romance novels, I don’t follow chick lit and haven’t been drawn into the literary world of happily ever after. That being said, reading the Crossfire novels took me into the world of romance, albeit with a much saucier side.
I picked up my copy of Bared to You by the wonderful Sylvia Day and let my somewhat cynical self be drawn into the story of Eva and Gideon. Instantly I was attracted to our hero, to the blue eyed Adonis, who swept Eva and readers off their feet. Following these two head strong and independent characters on their journey, I was pleasantly surprised by the ferocity and feistiness of Eva. It was refreshing to read a female character who knows what she wants and fights for it. The relationship between the two is by no means perfect, even though they are astonishingly beautiful, it is the imperfections of each one of them that compelled me to read the novels that followed.
Through out the series you witness all the difficulties that these two lovers face, the obstacles and interferences from the outside world that pushes them out of their comfort zones. Whilst the love story for me is the focal point in all five novels, I also can’t help but feel like my fellow P Turner *S* and think that more could have developed with the other characters in the lives of our beautiful couple. Maybe one day they will.
Whatever it is that brought you to this series, for me it was the characters that compelled me to read on. Day, a writer far better at honing her craft than some, created a world of pure escapism, of love, lust and obsession. As I read the final pages of One With You, it became clear to me, that as a reader I had evolved, some of the cynicism had abated and romance had seeped into my bookshelves.
And so it is farewell to Eva, Gideon and the world of the Crossfire series, until a re-read becomes a must. And thank you Sylvia Day for bringing these beautiful characters to life, you may have made a romantic out of this unromantic reader yet.
Tell me fellow readers, which books have inspired you? Have any novels you’ve snapped up devoured you in return?