Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Posted June 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia DayOne with You by Sylvia Day
on April 5th 2016
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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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 worldwide.

Kristen’s Review


2 Stars? 4 Stars? I’M NOT SURE! There were parts of this book that I loved while other parts bored or confused me. I guess I’ll settle for 3 maybe 3 1/2 stars.

Overall, I loved this series! I loved every second I spent in Gideon and Eva’s world, especially during the first THREE books. The TRILOGY aspect of this series was phenomenal. I even loved the fourth book, though it brought nothing new to Gideon and Eva’s love story.

As for this book? Well, I’m not sure what to think. There were aspects that I absolutely loved (LUCKY, THE PUPPY), other parts that I really enjoyed, and a few parts that bored me—enough already with Gideon’s ex’s causing problems. Then there was the subplot that came out of nowhere and had me questioning what series and genre I was reading. The direction the author took the plot toward the end of this book was simply bizarre.

I know many had issues with the ending and the illusive way the author wrapped up some subplots. I, personally, didn’t have a problem with it. I felt all the characters were left in a good place and their issues resolved enough that I was fine filling in the blanks myself. I did want a bit more from the epilogue. At this point, though, I’m not sure the author could have satisfied all her readers with any type of ending, so the happy-for-now one was probably for the best.

Now that this series is complete, do I feel the last two books were necessary? ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NOT!!! But I’m glad I finished the series.

I closed this book with the reassurance that Gideon and Eva were on the steady path of healing and their relationship would, in fact, weather the storms. BUT, that didn’t require five books to accomplish. So, as much as I enjoyed this series, book four and five were completely irrelevant to the overall storyline and seemed to cause more damage than good for a lot of readers, which is a shame! Gideon and Eva deserved more than the sour taste this series left in the mouth of those readers.

Overall, it’s been an amazing journey. I love Gideon and Eva. I love their struggles, their failures, their triumphs, and their commitment to improving not only themselves but their relationship. Their epic romance will be with me for a very long time.


About Sylvia Day

Sylvia is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today & #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels translated into 41 languages. With tens of millions of copies of her books in print, she is a #1 bestseller in 28 countries.

For the past three years, Sylvia’s novels took spots among the top ten bestselling books on global year-end sales round ups, making her one of the most widely read authors in the world today. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year. Sylvia served as the 22nd President of Romance Writers of America.

Hailed as “one of the most successful romance writers in the world” by Fox News, Sylvia’s work has been covered in Time, Variety, People, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, the Associated Press, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly – to name just a few. She has been the subject of trivia questions on the television game shows Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Jeopardy!, as well as a Kit Hoover recommended read on Access Hollywood Live. Her Crossfire series is presently in development with Lionsgate for cable television adaptation.

In addition to her novels, Sylvia has written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and digital-first release. Her work has been called an “exhilarating adventure” by Publishers Weekly and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. She’s been honored with the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and multiple nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.

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3 years 8 months ago

Couldn’t agree more! You said everything I felt about book 5 and the series. I felt it could have and should have ended in 3. It was amazing up to that point. Books 4 and 5 were a huge let down for me and like you said, Gideon and Eva deserved better. They were epic!

3 years 8 months ago

Thank you, Lynette. I’m glad I finished the series but 5 books just seemed to cause more harm than good, which sad because the series as a whole is really good. ❤️