Captivated by You – Review

captivated_350wI’ve done it.
It took me a month or so but I’ve done it.
I’ve finally caught up with all the Crossfire books and honestly…can we just please have the last one now?
No offence to all the Crossfire lovers out there but I just really want to be done with this couple and move on.
There were a lot of good things and bad things that happened in this 4th instalment of the series, more good than bad, and not too much drama which I’m grateful for. I can’t believe I wanted this book to go off without drama…that’s how you know a couple is way too dramatic.
Part of me wonders who I would prefer more…Christian Grey or Gideon Cross. Both have a long list of pros and cons, and part of me is just like, “Is it even worth it?”
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be Eva Tramell and even consider living in a world without Gideon. Even though these two have come so far it’s always been two steps forward and one step back for them.

Eva and Gideon are back and in trying to put their lives back together they have another secret to hide.
The world thinks they’re engaged but in reality the two have already tied the knot.
A lot of changes are being made in the world around them, and in such a short time too.
While he’s happier than he’s ever been, being married to Eva doesn’t seem to be enough, and Gideon feels like he needs to keep her close in order to protect her. He’s worried his past is coming back to haunt him and the people he hurt will stop at nothing to ruin the future he has worked so hard for.
But while Gideon thinks he knows what’s best for her Eva thinks otherwise. She’s tired of being kept like a pet, being controlled, and people doing things without her consent. If Gideon isn’t careful he might just lose her, and if he does will either of them survive it?

I was relatively okay with nothing happening in this novel. Nothing meaning I didn’t want to kill anyone for poor decision making.
I just…I want these two to be happy you know? They deserve to be happy after everything they’ve been through.
And SPOILERTHOUGHNOTREALLYBUTISHOULDWARNYOUANYWAY!
Seriously…in the last like…chapter….or last few chapters?
That’s when you make something bad happen? And it wasn’t even like….it didn’t even last long?
Seriously, Sylvia Day, what are you doing?

I’ve touched upon the fact that Day doesn’t follow the traditional up-hill, mountain pattern of romance novels, but I mean…having something extremely dramatic happen in the last few chapters and then not have very good recovery…I mean is that poor form? I just don’t know how I feel about it. I’m all for surprises but that was way out of left field.

Author Sylvia Day

Author Sylvia Day

Other than that the book was as to be expected – except for holding my breath every other page wondering if something bad was going to happen to Gideon or Eva. Something bad was always bound to happen; they just can’t catch a break. But overall, there were a lot of good things that happened and their relationship with each other and with those around them seemed to…repair…somewhat…ish.

“He loved me so much more than he loved himself. It broke my heart that he’d sell himself short like that. It made it impossible to hold myself back. “You’re everything to me,” I breathed. “I think about you all the time.”

So there was a lot of middle drama, especially with Gideon, but honestly it didn’t last long enough to even bother mentioning so I won’t bring it up. Just be aware that drama does happen, but it’s practically harmless.

Overall, I really don’t know how I felt about this book.
Better? Or perhaps the same as the other three.
Just please give these two a happily ever after in book five.
Maybe then it’ll all have been worth it.

4/5 Hearts of Love

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