FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY
The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet
Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.
Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.
We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws...and all the beauty I couldn't see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.
But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free...or break us apart.
Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers and listeners worldwide.
©2016 Sylvia Day, LLC. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Disappointed with the Ending!"
I am very disappointed with Sylvia Day's ending to the Gideon and Eva story. I have been waiting over a year for the end of this love story...this life story the evolution of their lives and friends and family. One with You did not have the ending that we were all waiting for. I felt that the book did not tie everyone's story together and give it the happy after ending. I enjoyed Jill Redfield and Jeremy York they did a great job narrating like always.
None... i was very dissapointed. i have read many other books with better endings.
I did not like the ending ...all the last 20% of the book. They threw in a plot different than what we had been reading in the last 4 books. I felt it came out of no where. Why focus on Monica at all? To alter the ending for Monica was not a great idea.
We don't get the Beautiful wedding that we were all anticipaiting for since book 3.We don't get to see closure for many of the characthers. Cary and the baby? Gideon's brother Christopher? Mark and Steven's wedding? Eva's new job? what happened with Corrine? so many characthers stories felt like they were passed up by the waistline for a plot about Monica that came out of no where? what about Stanton? The Epilouge should have been 1 year into their marriage and tying up where everyone is now? I felt that it was a poorly written book for the amount of time we had to wait for it to come out.. i almost wish i got my money back! big DISAPPOINTMENT. I looked so forward to this book every month checking to see when it was coming out for a year. so sad!
"I want a do over,it was not worth the long wait."
I listened to this book twice before I wrote this review so that I could give as much positive feed back as possible. I love the Crossfire Series and I love GidEva they are my favorite characters of all time. I have read over 452 books in this genre. I want to say that it was a great story with a great ending but I can't. I feel like this story which was to bring closure to this couple's journey only opened up more unanswered questions for me. The next part of this review will have some spoilers so if you don't want anymore details you should end the reading of this review.
I love that Gideon and Eva's marriage showed so much growth. You can feel their deep love and passion and commitment to each other leap off the page. I enjoyed the breakthrough's that G experienced as he continued with his therapy. I like how the couple continued to go see Dr. Peterson as well. All of Gideon's work helped him mend relationships with Chris (step-Dad). Gideon's work finally lead to the show down I was waiting for with his Mother, I loved that Eva was their to witness Elizabeth's verbal beat down by G. Having waited for that so long, this verbal tongue lashing Elizabeth took from her son makes me wonder what the heck Is wrong with her? She is so self evolved and detached she doesn't make amends with her son Gideon after he admits he was raped. Elizabeth evidently gave up her marriage to Chris because he asked her to go to counseling and she refuses. I guess in my mind, Elizabeth, Chris and G where going to resolve there feelings and heal with an HEA for all but nope, that didn't happen.
Christopher Vidal and Gideon we find out that Christopher hated G because of the "therapist" Hugh telling Christoper, Jr, that Gideon wants you dead and wished you were never born. Christopher is trying to raise capital to buy out Vidal records, we never find out if he did. The story sort of implies the brothers relationship could be repaired because Christopher show up for Gideon's Birthday.
Monica Trammel Mitchell Barker Stanton, what a waste of story line that went no where!
Sylvia Day gave Monica a back story that makes no sense to me at all. I don't understand the purpose considering (Spoiler Alert) Monica ends up dead. I mean I could have totally lived with the idea of Monica being an over protective gold digging debutant. Turns out she wasn't a debutant at all. It was Victor's family who disapproved of her. This was storyline wasted for a character who is now dead. It is really disappointing because this series ends with other characters who still have unresolved issue's.
After Monica was killed I kind of felt bad for Stanton because Eva was with Gideon, Victor and Carey grieving but who took care of Stanton after he lost his wife.
I do like that Victor moved to New York to be closer to Eva. That was one nice part of Monica's untimely death.
Carey Taylor, I would have liked to see his life settled one way or the other. Was Tatyiana really pregnant with his kid? Did Trey ever get back with him? So Carey lost his baby mama (She met someone else) and his boyfriend. Carey did have a little personal growth and he stopped sleeping around so that is good.
Megumi was a victim of bad BDSM play with her boyfriend did she end up with anyone? Nope. She was just a friend who was supportive and could have hooked up with Araash or Renaldo or even Manuel.
Back to the biggest disappointment for me of this book. It was over 14 hours of audible reading so I had great anticipation that Ms.Day took her time for a nice send off, but where I felt cheated was that GidEva got their happy ending but I really would have loved to see their impending parent hood play out in the story. It adds something to a story for me anyway when a couple has a pregnancy scare and let's face it this couple had so much sex it was amazing she didn't end up pregnant. It doesn't even have to be a scare, it could have just been the announcement of impending parenthood to sharing the joy with there friends and family. Assuming the family was healed and reunited. I know Ireland would have been ecstatic to become an auntie. This could have been done in an epilogue or been added onto an additional few chapters. Both of them were squeamish about parent hood so it could have been written comically or knowing how well they navigated their marriage they could have worked together through this too. Also, does Gideon ever overcome his sexual parasomnia. It seemed like after his discussion with his Mother and the dog Lucky turning into a miracle therapy dog who wakes PTSD patients from their dreams I guess we have to assume yes he was cured.
I really have more questions about the couple and their friends that I would assume she might spin off a series but I don't have faith she will do a spin off. I think she was just tired of this couple and did what she thought would be a great story. I just felt there were quite a few holes and and things that make you go Hmmm?
I am sorry Ms. Day not your best ending.
Jill Redfield once again dud a fantastic Job narrating Eva Cross and Jeremy York did a great job with Gideon and I enjoyed his Eva too.
"I wasted a Good Credit for Nothing!!!!"
A major re-write. Ava and Gideon deserves better than what Ms. Day gave them. Nothing and I mean nothing was resolved in this book.
The epilogue, What epilogue??? Ms. Day owes it to her fans to do a re-write. It took a 1 1/2 and $9.99 (Thank Goodness for Credits), to wait to see what happens to Ava and Gideon. All 5 books are over a span of 4-5 months and the epilogue is just 1 month later??? Really???
The narrators made this book interesting. I absolutely love Jill Redfield. I would imagine if Ava was real that she would sound just like Jill.
All of it. I thought that book 4 was bad but book 5 was past awful. This Ava and Gideon is not the same from books 1-3. I know they are fictional characters but they are probably just as dissapointed at this dreadful telling.
This is so disappointing that I will probably not read another of Ms. Day's books again.
"THIS BOOK SUUUUCCKKKEEEDDD!!!"
This was by far my MOST anticipated book of the year. I am soooo freakin' disappointed. Frankly, the book was just boring as hell. I couldn't wait til it was over. Nothing significant happens until close to the end. Sylvia simply regurgitates the other books over and over again. Most of the book is written for new readers who know nothing about Ava and Gideon's story, so she didn't really give her loyal readers anything new. And yes, I know Ava was suppose to change and heal Gideon, but he is too damned soft now. After "Captivated by You", she could have taken their story in so many different directions, but this storyline just seems stupid to me.
Maybe...I enjoy her writing style, but I'm so pissed off about the end of Ava and Gideon's story. Very weak!
I do like the fact that she used a male and female narrator again. I love Jill, but Jeremy was better in "Captivated by You". However, she made Gideon a lot softer this time...no bark or bite. I got so excited listening to the first scene where each part was being read by the appropriate gender. But then the narrators went back to trying to imitate the voice of the opposite sex. I can't stand that! How hard is it to have the dialogue read by the appropriate gender?
All of the above...I'm disappointed that their story ends on such a shallow, boring note. There was sex, but it wasn't SEXY...very vanilla. I was hoping Gideon would take Ava further sexually.
Sylvia, I hope you aren't going to leave your loyal fans hanging. It feels like the other books were AMAZING foreplay and you just left us hanging with no CLIMAX. I'm frustrated and pissed off!!!! So, I'm hoping this book was so crappy because you're preparing us for an awesome book six.
"Dedicated fan disappointed"
I have read the first three books over and over just loving these characters so much, also have been looking forward to this book for months. I was very disappointed. There was very little plot and it just went on and on. A couple of events happened and I thought oh finally something interesting, nope it was over and more just gushing about their love. I'm so sad this wasn't better it doesn't even feel like the same writer, so lacking when the first three were just so great. Just disappointed.
"Should stop after the 1st book"
The first book was amazing. Everything after that just ruined it. Sylvia should just end the story after the 1st book
Not waiting so long for such a boring book.
Jill Redfield is the best I've listen to her in several series and but Jeremy York was good too but just not the right voice. Gideon has such a raspy and strong voice with Jill telling the story and not when it is Jeremy.
I can't believe I waited so long for this. I would not waste a credit on this one. Believe me I count on the reviews to see if a book or series is good or not. I think most that are commenting on how good it is. They are just being loyal to her. I have read so many of Sylvia's books and loved them. In this series books 1,2 & 3 are awesome but 4 & 5, it just wasn't there for me.
I have been a fan of this series for so long! Only to reach the last book...the conclusion and it have no closure at all! It dragged at the beginning, only to get better and better and then as it get good...The end! no conclusion at all . It was a real let down. Not to mention Gideons voice was awful! It felt uncomfortable to listen to...poor choice of narrator.
This sucked.. Best part was Lucky! Why the Monica story line. This was boring. I'm glad Gideon is getting better with his issues.
"DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!"
I am a die hard fan of the Crossfire series however "book 5" was VERY disappointing. On top of the oh so many boring parts, the story line is all over the place. The ending is so unexpected. Book 5 has left me feeling like ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GOING TO END THE LAST BOOK THIS WAY???? I've waited for over a year for this book to come out....and for what I ask myself. Simply does not compare to the other books in this series. I forced myself to finish.
very disappointed I was expecting a lot more intrigue and storyline and what's with the ending did they have children did they live happily ever after you just left it completely up in the air which has angered me, never knew i would be disappointed in a Sylvia Day book, it was as if the last book was so sloppy it was a waste of my time and money, and there was so many things wasn't explain on different characters it was if she wrote the book in her sleep, left the hole book up in the air questions that needed to be answered, I'm sorry but very disappointed, waited so long for the last book to come out now read it and listen to it and just to me questions not answered.
A bit disappointed with the ending as there is still so much that could be written and more added to the series but a happily ever ever was given
"years of investment for a poor final chapter"
I can only kindly describe this final chapter as disappointing. After years of investment in the story, characters and their journey I feel this final chapters content was weak, made no real sense and definitely didn't do anything for me compared to the other books. as a fan i feel very let down. it normally doesn't take me long to finish and I struggle to stop listening however this one took me over a week and in the end i had to force myself to listen to the end. such a shame.
"One with u"
I love this story !! But it can not end there ?!! There's still bits need filling in before the crossfire story can end !! I hope Sylvia day writes a 6th book to complete the story?!
"Sad let down"
I like everyone else waited for this for a long time for this book, like Captivated it was not up to the level of the first 3 books , there was no real story left repetitive repeating of story lines was not required . Glad the end has come but what happened with Cary and Trey , Corinne , Arnaldo far too many loose ends , such a shame for what was a promising start
i loved it i could'nt put it down fantastic. the narrators were brilliant. i do hope there will be another in the series Book 6 has a nice ring to it. Thankyou - i just read that this is the last in the series why do they have to end?
I waited for the book to be released after reading the Crossfire Collection 2 ago. it was worth waiting for. I deeply emotional book which I couldn't put down. Brilliant read.
"One with you"
So sad this is the last book but the story has kept my hooked just as all the other books full of drama and sex brilliant highly recommend
I have read and listen to very one off these books there have bought joy
""so sad its the end""
not actually read the book yet but i will be
Eva's mother died & Gideon didn't know how to tell her
when Eva's dad Victor decided to move NY to work for Gideon as Eva's bodyguard
yes but it was to long but i gave it a good try
such a shame its ended there could have been so much more, a lot of questions not been answered
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