Author: Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

Posted June 16, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Captivated by You by Sylvia DayCaptivated by You by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #4
Narrator: Jeremy York, Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 18, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hours, 14 minutes
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

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...

 

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This story doesn’t have anything really extraordinary happening but does focus on Eva and Gideon’s developing relationship. As their relationship started and went from zero to sixty in record speed, this was the opportunity for them to step back and really get to know each other in ways that really matter.

 

The true highlight is being given Gideon’s point of view instead of getting him through Eva’s lens. I’ve never really been certain of his feelings about Eva (an obsession, crutch, etc.) and others and it was extremely helpful to have them clarified. Some were unexpected. The insights into his character were extremely interesting and helpful.

 

I also enjoyed the dual narrators, especially Jeremy York’s version of Gideon. He seemed to capture his essence.

 

It wouldn’t be Gideon and Eva if there weren’t “angst-y” moments and there are those. There are also some revelations that raise even more questions about Gideon’s past and some business intrigue. I wasn’t certain if this book was necessary but by the end, I felt more engaged with them individually and as a couple so from that perspective, it matters. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to their final chapter.


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Audio Review: Wish List by Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Wish List by Sylvia Day

Posted December 16, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

What can I say about an audiobook that’s about an hour-long? HOT HOLIDAY ACTION. While Wish List is a short listen it’s still clearly Sylvia Day. This erotic short is about two co-workers at a law firm that has been lusting after each other for over a year. Which helps with the instant-a-love troupe. Stephanie has been having naughty thoughts about Nick but because of Nick’s playboy wrap she’s been hiding her feelings. Nick finds Stephanie’s wish list for Christmas and is stocked to see that everything on the list has something naughty to do with him. Now he knows that she has been wanting him just as much as he has her. He figures she’s been staying away because of his love and leave […]


Audio Review: Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

Posted October 4, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

Entwined with You is my favorite book in the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Why? Because we get Eva and Gideon sans their usual drama. Well not 100% free but about 80% free. Eva has stopped her running and Gideon is learning to communicate more with Eva out of the bedroom. And speaking of the bedroom, another thing I liked about this installment is that Day cuts back a little on the sex scenes. Yes there is still the hot sex but there was a few scenes she glossed over. One thing I feel when listening to these books is that there could be less sex. I know what you’re thinking WHAT?! The first two books are so saturated with sex scenes that I didn’t […]


Audio Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Posted September 27, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

And the dysfunctional ride continues. I found myself getting bored with the same push and pull that we had in the 1st book, Bared to You, but the hot sex made me forget, at least until the next time the same issue came up again. People keep saying that Gideon Cross is hot. Yes he is but if he was a real dude I’d be calling the cops. Seriously, he is a controlling stalker and it got on my nerves in this book and made me hate Eva for putting up with it. But she starts putting her foot down about it and I was like FINALLY! Where we got to see how Eva handle Gideon’s ex last time we get to see how he […]


Audio Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Posted July 23, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 11 Comments

Ok. I stayed away from this series because it’s been compared to 50 Shades of Grey. No I’m not read 50 Shades and I don’t see it in my future. So I can’t compare the two personally. So why did I listen? After being on a huge Urban Fantasy reading/listening kick I needed some smut in my reading life. After reading The Bawdy Book Blog‘s funny audio review on it I decided to give it a listen.  I didn’t have much knowledge about the characters or plot line going in. All I knew was the guy, Gideon was a billionaire and there was hot sex scenes. Some people have been calling it a BDSM book so I thought there might be some kink in it. But there was NO BDSM […]