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Captivated by You

(Crossfire #4)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  94,585 ratings  ·  5,758 reviews
Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my g
Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published November 18th 2014 by Berkley
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Sarrah from Sylvia's FAQ: "To avoid what happened with the shuffling of Entwined with You’s release date, we’re going to refrain from announcing a date until…morefrom Sylvia's FAQ: "To avoid what happened with the shuffling of Entwined with You’s release date, we’re going to refrain from announcing a date until the book is in production and everything is Set. In. Stone. You’ve seen something like this recently with the release of Dan Brown’s Inferno–it was announced in mid-January and in readers’ hands mid-May." Also, it looks like she's on tour in Brazil from the end of August through the beginning of September, so I'm guessing she's tied up for a few weeks more anyway.(less)
Obožavatelj Knjiga She said that it will be in 2015. Minimal 6 months after the release of the 4. part of the series.

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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
The final verdict is out by the readers - This book isn't worth it. Fillers and Sex. No story. Wait for book 5.
Well, I say FUCK IT.
I am 98% dumping this series.


5 books spread across 5 years is soooo YA Sci-Fi!!

LOL!! No date yet.


Its bloody pissing off how much the storyline of this series is being stretched when its not even fucking needed.

Sex scenes are like fillers in this series, they take up 90% of the story :P

One more book? My reaction is more of being pissed than
Aestas Book Blog
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

My casting for Gideon & Eva ^^^

SQUEEE!!! I absolutely LOVED this book!!

I love this series. I love these characters. I love the writing. I love the story. I love the intensity of Gideon and Eva's love for each other. I love their passion. I love the character development. I've loved everything about the Crossfire series from the very beginning and this was another fantastic addition!! 5 STARS!!

This is the fourth book in this series and continues Gi
Georgia ♥
3 I'm being generous here... and Only Gideon Stars

Take me. Take all of me. The good and the bad. Everything. Take it all.


So, finally we are here. Almost a year and a half since book 3 we are getting more Gideon, drama Eva, drama, sex, unnecessary drama and their merry band of family, exes, friends and enemies. So lots of...


Got it? Of course you do and I got a migraine from the sheer amount of it.


My worst fears came true. Stretching the plot thin might have worked with our Gideon addiction (who s
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

I READ A WHILE BACK WHEN TRAVELING! Will write a better review soon!

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For me the theme song for Gideon’s and Eva’s story is:
♫ Listen to Otis Redding’s soulful rendition of “My precious love” ♫ . It so simply depicts the intensity of Gideon’s love and need for his Eva:
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Books in the Crossfire series must be read in order:
Book 1: Bared to You
Book 2: Reflected in You
Book 3: Entwined with You
Book 4: Captivated
*This is just a matter of opinion guys.*

I like this series, I do. But was it just me or was being in Gideon's POV just feel a tad off? I don't know, I just felt disconnected with him.

Also... while you do see Ava and Gideon making progress in regards to their relationship, there was no substantial anything that occurred in this book. It just felt flat and redundant throughout.

*sighs* Sorry, I may be being a tad hard on this read but I didn't feel it matched up to the hype it had been given.


♥ Most epic Buddy Read with my funny ladies: Eda, Flo & Supreet! Thanks lovelies, couldn't have done this without you! ♥

In today's lesson on how to ruin an initially great series, here's an easy step-to-step guide.

Step 1: Write a trilogy and announce at the end of the book that there'll be more books to come!

Step 2: Make your readers wait for 1 and a half year for the next book to be out.

Step 3: Releases said book to only find out later that it's filled with non
The fourth book in the 'Crossfire' series, 'Captivated by You' proved to be a somewhat underwhelming reading experience for me. Maybe I've outgrown the billionaire Dom subgenre that became so popular after the success of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' or maybe this series is just dragging on too long to hold my interest. Whatever the reasons, this book didn't hold the appeal for me that the earlier books in the series did.

Gideon and Eva are back on...then off...then on again. For most of this book I fel
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I too will not be reading this as OMG what a total farce to keep dragging this out for financial gain. Let's face it book 3 was so full of repetitive crap that it shouldn't have been a book 3 in it's own right but should have been part of book 2 and half of book 2 should have been book 1. So come on Sylvia Day give us some credance to having brains, we are not your money train and show us some respect as what your doing with now having 5 books is leaving us with very little respect for you. ...more
May 07, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-adult

(were 4th and 5th really necessary O_O?????)

well,more Gideon for me :P

p.s. edit:

as i stated in my review for Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3) , it would be fantastic IDEA if this book happened from GIDEON'S POV or ALTERNATIVE POVS, because i cant stand to be in Eva's head anymore.


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Nov 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
♥ Epic Buddy Read with my lovelies JASMINE, SUPREET and FLO

** 1 "#NotEvenGideonCanSaveThis" STAR **

When an author decides to stretch her world-famous series into 5 books and makes her fans wait for it FOR 17 MONTHS, you can’t help but think ”Whoooo! Something epic must be coming, yeah?”

Well, something epic did come my friends. Because this right here, is an EPIC FAILURE.

I’m not gonna say ”I’m so disappointed with this book.” or something, because I had no hopes for it to be any good anyway

5 *CAPTIVATED* stars

It's been a while and I almost forgot how much I enjoy Sylvia Day's effortless writing! This [to me] was flawless. The story, the writing, the pace, the flow of events, everything ...

I planned on skimming through book 3 because I didn't remember much but, as I started reading 'Captivated by You', it all came back. Very emotional and super sexy à la Sylvia, this is my favorite book in this series so far but the stage has been set for so many events that I bet grand finale wou
~ Becs ~
Oct 29, 2014 marked it as maybe-baby  ·  review of another edition
Just don't know if I'm gonna read this one or not. For me, this series has lost a lot of its momentum with the release dates being so drawn out. Originally I thought it would be a trilogy and the story got dragged out over several more releases and it's kind of lost it's sparkle.

I have to add that I did love the first couple of books and may well need to restart the series to fully enjoy this one. It feels like years go by and we don't have a new Crossfire book!
Jana Jacobs
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is there such a thing as getting enough of Gideon Cross I mean really. I can read 10 books about them and still be tempted to read the 11th.

I can't wait for the 4th and 5th books to come out. Sylvia Day is a amazingly talented writer and I am sure what ever comes in the 4th and 5th books will be just as good as the rest.

Can't wait!!!!!!
4 Solid Stars


Captivated by You wasn't as "captivating" for me as the first three books in the series were, but I still very much enjoyed reading it.

I won't lie; after finishing the previous book, I was concerned there wouldn't be enough relevant story plot left to sustain two more books. I'm happy to report I was wrong. The plot remained focused on the relationship development between Gideon and Eva and didn't resort to clichéd or contrived plot devices to keep the plot moving along. Amazing,
I read a few of the comments bellow and I'm quite surprised. If you loved the first three books than you shouldn't have a problem with book four or five. The author feels like there's more to the story (or just doesn't want to end the success of the series) so there will be more. Nobody says that you should read it. If Entwined with you's ending is enough for you, just don't read the rest. I'm having a hard time letting go of the characters I love so I'm happy that there are going to be more boo ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

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I would set the world on fire to clear a path for her, if thats what it took.

The fourth installment of the Crossfire series wasn’t perfect, but it was still an entertaining and enjoyable read for me. It had it’s ups (ANYTHING with Gideon. Elevator. Sex swing. Cary) Then some downs (The bickering, and there were some little things towards the end that rubbed me the wrong way). I listened to the audio version of this book and I thought the narrators were awesome. They did
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-read

So, it was supposed to be a trilogy and damn, she wrote another book. Guess what? I don't give a flying fuck. No, wait, I actually do. Sylvia Day could write 10 more books about Gideon and I would still read them.

Ah, we had to wait for this part for almost a year and a half.... yeah, I don't care either. It's not like I didn't have wonderful books to read in between.

The story is being dragged just for the sake of releasing books? I say, hell yeah, keep dragging Sylvia Day because I will never ha
3 Hot Stars.


Okay, in this fourth book the story of Eva and Gideon continues… and well, as f*cked up as ever. I won’t tell you exactly what happen not only because it is too much on too little time. But as they try to go on with their married life (while trying to keep it a secret), the media, their past and their family don’t give them a rest, and they need to find out they keep together when hits to separate them are coming from every direction.

I have a love/hate relationship with this ser
Sep 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1 I need to bleach my brain STAR

Disclaimer: If you like this book...STOP READING NOW!!
If you happen to be a fan of the series or SD...STOP READING NOW!!
I'm serious, this is going to offend and I don't want to lose my dear friends...;P


Posted before the read:

BR with the most fabulous girls around...Jasmine, Supreet and Eda!

Not looking forward to read this particular book, but our epic BRs make everything better. So this should be at least highly ent
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 - 4.5 Mr. Dark and Dangerous Stars

My love for Gideon goes way back, he basically had me from this moment:

“Because I want to fuck you, Eva. I need to know what’s standing in my way, if anything.”

I remember reading that line and thinking SHIT JUST GOT REAL. I have loved Gideon since and I anxiously await every release in this series. This particular release I hunted down the paperback book just to read it a few days early…FAIL.

A lot of people would classify this book as filler and honestl
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.5 STARS*****
{BR with Mel, Dee, Sharon, and Tiffany}

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I can't believe it took me five days to finish this book!
It felt like an eternity since I had read "Entwined With You". I was upset that Sylvia Day decided to make this a 5 book series, but not enough to give up on it. I was dying to get my hands on this book.

I'm so very sad that this book just didn't win me over. I found it to be kind of slow for the most part. I didn't like the unnecessary drama with Brett, Corinne, and the other t
Rachel Reads Ravenously
1.5 Procrastination Killer stars

Okay, it takes A LOT for me to give a book anything less than 3 stars. Seriously, go to my profile and look at my stats. It's a rare thing for me. I was literally choosing to write papers for graduate school over reading this book. I finished a damn 20+ page paper in 2 days because I was avoiding reading this book.

My biggest issue with the book? I was bored. That's right, BORED!

Gideon and Eva were boring! I still kind of can't wrap my mind around this. Afte
Two steps forward; three steps back

(Spoilers only if you haven't read the first 3 Books)

Captivated by You is the perfect springboard for a finale, but didn't quite deliver the punch expected from the Crossfire series... I think it's fair to say I'm Captivated by Eva & Gideon's story... Due to that fact, I also think I hold Sylvia Day to a different standard than other authors. Reading is subjective that way....

The true strength of the Crossfire series is found in the complexity of the characters
Jun 04, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have decided to stop reading this series. It was originally ADVERTISED as a trilogy but after the success of the first 2 books the author became greedy and decided to release a 4th and 5th book. I am so disgusted and disappointed by this author. She is clearly taking this opportunity to make a quick buck and thinks nothing of the fans that are responsible for her success. For now I will no longer read ANY books by this author. Maybe when I've calmed down that will change but for now all I can ...more
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
I LOVE Gideon!

The Crossfire series is special to me in so many ways. Bared to You, (Crossfire #1) is the very first book I experienced on my beloved kindle and I've never looked back. It was originally planned as 3 books but, luckily for us, Gideon took on a life of his own, he's adored by so many and this author decided to breathe life into a larger series. FIVE books! I will take as much Gideon and Eva as I'm offered. For me their story is effortless reading. It's beautiful, erotic and sensua
Kelli C

OK so I have seen many reviews and lots of frustrations about this book. YES, it took forever and a day to get here...YES it had a lot of questions to answer...YES, it had a lot of hype...for many it did not satisfy many of their needs or wants from the series.

But GUESS WHAT? I don't give a flying hoot! I flipping loved the book! Start to Finish, I could not get enough of what Sylvia Day was laying down.

I have followed the tumultuous relationship of Eva Trammell and Gideon Cro
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“You okay, angel mine?”
“I’m in your arms. Life doesn’t get better than this.”

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me as a reader that the Crossfire series is my own personal kryptonite. No other series has kept me as emotionally invested for such a long time as these books have, having re-read each one of them countless times and always discovering new layers to the story, new details that I might have missed or skimmed over on that first…or tenth…or twentieth re-read. Thi
Gail - Slitty
***Possible Spoiler Alert-(whispers "although nothing new happens")

*Yawn* Was there a purpose to this book? Unless the purpose behind this book was an attempt at driving this series into the ground, then congratulations, it was a success. This book is similar to ordering a box of candies from a company that you’ve trusted in the past, and they send you a huge box, and you think that it’s going to be filled with all sorts of goodness, but then you open the box, and it’s filled with nothing but pa
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 01-signed
Gideon & Ava’s story continues in part four of this series. Returning to the real world, secretly married but having to keep it under wraps. As news of their engagement breaks, these two navigate planning a future while Ava is trying to help Gideon put the past to rest.

I know that there are a lot of readers out there that were upset about the expansion of the trilogy to five books and the timeframe of the release, but for me, that never mattered. Sure I wanted the book sooner – but having to wa
♠ Becka & Cerys ♠ | Spitfire Reviews
Update: 2.5 stars - being generous here...Today I read the book...My original point is still COMPLETELY valid. There was barely any story to this book. I liked seeing Gideons POV (since when did Angus talk in a Scottish accent? Oh wait, I wouldn't remember since I read the last book OVER A YEAR AGO.) There's not a ton of sex in this book, which exceeded my expectations, however, it was literally just pure filler information. Things the story could of done without. The ending looks like the autho ...more
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Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, #1 Sunday Times, #1 Globe and Mail, #1 Der Spiegel, and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than forty countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in twenty-eight countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit the author at ...more

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