A Danish Ginger's Point of View
What is your favorite? The Fifty Shades of Grey-trilogy or the Crossfire series? Or do you, like many, hate them both?
I must say, I am a Fifty-girl!
Well... Now I got that out of my chest, but as it says in my headline; I am not going to compare them. What I am going to do is giving an overall review of the first two books of the Crossfire series.
Title: Bared to You and Reflected in You
Series Title: Crossfire (#1, #2)
Author: Sylvia Day
Original Published Date: April 2012, October 2012
Pages: 414, 371
Edition Language: Danish
Category: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, Chick-lit,
Summary: (from Goodreads:) Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...
Yeah, woman and Man meet, they both have ghost of the past hunting them, troubles occurs thanks to the ghost. Not an original plot, but I don't mind.
That was the first book... The second was not so much different. New troubles occurs. Old troubles are still in the air.
It might sound boring and unoriginal, the way I 'sell' it, but I mean - I think it is okay, because to me, I read it for entertainment, not the big literary blow-your-mind-book.
For the first time in years I read the second book right after I read the first. Sounds positive,eh? No! I read the second book, because after I read the first I thought: "What? Is that it? It's already done? But nothing really happened!"
It started out good. Very good. I always like the pre-relationship in these kind of books. The male main character's first name: Gideon - I really don't like that name. It reminds me of a giddy (got that? Gideon/giddy-on - haha) Irishman, not a dominating, controlling billionaire. The surname is good. Cross. Gideon Cross.
A like him and I like the female main character, Eva Tramell. She's got a fighting spirit, which I really like.
But my problem was, that after the pre-relationship it got reeeaally serious and oh-I-can't-bear-not being-with-you. Actually, I said nothing really happened, and it didn't, but at the same time a lot of things happened. They were just not revolutionary to the plot. Just the same I-don't-know-if-this-relationship-will-work-but-I-am-soooo-into-him!
So a lot of things happened, but at the same time - nothing happened. I almost never forget a book, but to be honest... I have almost forgotten most of it.
The second became better. Actually felt like there were a plot. Still a lot of going, without going anywhere, but it got better.
I am still not entire fed, but at least this ending was a better closure than the other. I can now move on and wait to read the rest of the others later, like I prefer. And yes, I am going to read the rest.
I gave Bared to You 3.5 stars and I gave Reflected in You 4 stars. It is going the right way, but for now, the Crossfire series will have overall 3.5 stars.