We want to advise people before they read this book, that it contains sexual abuse, in both the hero and heroine’s past. Although not graphic, it is a major component in the plot of the series.
“From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…” (via Amazon.com)
Why we gave it 5 Teacups:
What is so great about this novel is that both, Eva and Gideon, are more secure in their relationship. In the first two novels you had a lot angst within their relationship, but here they begin to work as team and rely on each other. It is them against the world.
Eva begins trusting him and the strength of their connection. Where they previously had a lot of secrets from one another. Finally everything is laid bare and they are a team facing many, many, did I say many, challenges. They have no secrets between themselves, rather they have shared secrets from their loved ones.
“We are totally dysfunctional.”
“I prefer ‘selectively deviant.’ But we’ll keep that to ourselves.”
Crossfire, has always been the safeword between them and Gideon turns the word into his own version of I love you. He gives her some of the power in their relationship, and finally understands that Eva wants to protect him just as much as he wishes to protect her. In this novel Eva has come into her own and is a much stronger character, she is confident and comfortable in her own skin.
While a lot of the drama from the first two novels is resolved, do not worry Eva, Ace, and the rest, present us with a lot more craziness. None of this new drama feels contrived, and there is enough that will carry us through the next two books in the series, yes there is going to be two more books. Surprise!
Why we gave it 5 Handcuffs:
We thought the first two novels were red HAWT, this one continues to be so. The sex is steamy, frequent, and they engage in a bit more BDSM play. Eva is still a nympho, and Mr. X is very appreciative of her appreciation of his hot body. The nympho women is a refreshing change from the usually lust, sex crazed men in intellectual porn novels, not that we mind that at all. We liked that the passion and frequent sex is driven by the love they have for one another.