Book Review: Captivated by You

I am an avid reader, and I happen to love Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. I pre- ordered2014-11-27 19.04.09 it months ago so that it would automatically download to my Kindle on November 18th.

This book took a turn from the other Crossfire books. Instead of solely being told from the main character Eva’s point of view, it gave us a look at things from Gideon’s perspective.

I have to admit that this was not my personal favorite of the series. Where the other books had a lot of action and things moving the story forward, this was rather slow. it seems that they focused on a lot of the daily mundane things in life.

Although the book wasn’t as action packed as the rest of the series, it did give us a better insight into their relationship. Eva and Gideon have been together for only a few month. Despite the length of their relationship they are already married, and have a high dependency on one another.

In Captivated by You Gideon tries to protect Eva from anything that could harm her. While Eva wants Gideon to open up and tell her things. She feels like he shuts her out and does not allow her to share in decisions that concern herself.

The introduction of Gideon’s POV really does help the reader to better understand him. He finally begins to open up about his past. We see a more vulnerable Gideon, which adds to his appeal.

Although the story slowed down in Captivated by You, there were certainly huge milestones. We hear about Cary and his love triangle. He has a baby on the way with Tatiana. Trey, the boyfriend he is trying to maintain a relationship with, is in the dark about the pregnancy for most of the book. Gideon himself has made huge leaps emotionally.

All in all the book was still a good read. It was not my favorite in the series, but I did still like the progress Eva and Gideon made. I think that this book helped in the over all understanding of Eva and Gideon. I would give the overall book an 8/10.


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