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.
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.