Review: Entwined With You by Sylvia Day

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Entwined With You by Sylvia Day (Crossfire #3)
June 4, 2013
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Penguin

Reviewed by Mandi

This series is my guilty pleasure crack series. It’s so over the top crazy, yet I can’t look away. There has been much drama due to the fact this once trilogy is now drawn out to be five books. I knew this going in, so the lack of complete closure at the end of this book wasn’t a shock (although the end is VERY abrupt and felt odd). I was still quite frustrated with this book though. It has the hot, hot (did I mention hot?) sex in it, and the crazy jealous, possessive, I’ll die without you attitudes that makes it so cracky. But I need more than that to keep me going and this book lacks a solid story.

“I ache for you,” he said hoarsely. “Crave you constantly. Snap your fingers and I’m hard.”

*snap* (any boners? No?)

The book starts right where book two leaves off, as Eva and Gideon must come to terms with the fact that Gideon killed Eva’s abuser. The police haven’t named Gideon a suspect, but the both of them are still nervous and decide to keep their relationship a secret from the public until the police decide to shelve the case. Otherwise, there isn’t a lot going on. Eva has a falling out with her mother. Cary is still torn between Tatiana and his boyfriend. Gideon wants Eva to come work for him but she declines. I’m pretty sure something bad has happened to Megumi, Eva’s coworker and friend, but it’s all just a secretive build-up in this one. Gideon is still have night terrors and can’t sleep in the same bed as Eva.

There is a significant development in Eva and Gideon’s relationship, but it wasn’t unexpected. All of this is not to say this was a horrible book. I wasn’t really bored. I still like Eva and Gideon. I’m actually not upset there are five books now to the series. I just wish something more would have developed in this book. I went in hoping it wasn’t just a filler book but it really is. But let’s face it – I read it for the dirty sex.

“Jesus, Eva.” HIs cock thickened in my grip.

Brushing my parted lips across his, I deftly opened his slacks. “I want to be your dirtiest fantasy,” I whispered. “I want to be filthy for you.”

And for those that have read it – the airplane sex scene. Oh Gideon.

Will I read book #4? Hell yes! It’s my crack. Sylvia Day writes a good tortured hero, and super dirty sex. I just hope book four has something else going on besides the sex. I’m also not sure Gideon and Eva’s relationship made any progress towards being in a healthier spot. They feel stuck in a “let’s have sex, it will solve everything” mode.

What are your thoughts? Happy there are five books? Frustrated?

Rating: C+

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Comments

  1. Mom on the Run says

    Well, since this is the 3rd book out of 5, I guess we can figure it’s like reading the middle of the whole story. The story moves forward a little bit, we get to revisit the world again, but not a whole lot happens. I picked up Bared to You when it was a self pub and LOVED it, so I’ve been anxiously waiting for this for way too long. According to the author’s facebook, the last two books will be out sooner rather than later so we can all get on with our lives!

  2. kelly perkins says

    This book was not my fav out of this series for sure! I will still read the rest of the series when they come out but this book was just kinda blah. Not bad writing just feels like we are moving at a snails pace lol. Im hoping the next book has more… IDK it just felt like something was missing!

    • Arizona says

      This book is an absolute waste if time & money.
      I am so angry I paid to read this, I loved the first two books & the story flowed through them.
      Where is the story in this novel??? There isn’t one even the sex scenes have become stale & boring. This book was far to rushed & no thought has been out into it.
      The ending is absolutely ridiculous, this is a bad day for Sylvia Day as reading comments on other websites people will not be buying the next two crossfire books.
      Please do not your waste your money on this novel !!!!

  3. Bella says

    Couldn’t agree more. This is totally my guilty pleasure and I did *not* know going in it wasn’t over. So disappointed.

  4. Annie says

    You took the words right out of my mouth! Except, I went in thinking this was the last book. How long do I have to wait for the next one…

  5. Danna says

    When I finished the last page I just kind of sat there looking at the book. That was it? Really? I’ll admit though, wowza! The sex scenes were so hot. And that airplane scene. Oh my Gideon. Yeah, I will read the rest but I really do hope the next one contains a plot outside of the steaminess that temporarily blinds me from seeing that I just wasted 5 hours of my life.

  6. Noelle says

    First, I had no idea the series was going to be a five book story. However, THANK GOD it will be! I’ve been psyched to read this since I blew through the first two in January.

    So,…Maybe their would be some head way with Nathan’s investigation? No. Maybe Gideon’s brother and mom will develop and we’ll get some more info on why dirty birdie Vidal JR hates his brother? Nope. Maybe CARY will finally pick a side (preferably Trey)? HELL NO! Will Eva annoy the shit out of me with her actions toward Brett? Oh, and the way she treats Cary as if yesterdays old pizza boxes? ABSOLUTELY!

    Of course I read it until 3am like a crack feign, but instead of going to sleep with a smile on my face I pulled a Brad Cooper reading Hemmingway in Silver Linings Playbook and threw it as hard as I could. The sex was amazing per usual. HELLO AIRPLANE?!!!! That alone was worth the read.

    All in all it was a filler. I can’t say much, except for the sex. Amazing! Filthy! Wanna have Gideon under my skirt at all times!

    • Mandi says

      I want Cary to pick Trey!!! I want more hot airplane sex!! I want Brett to GO AWAY. What was the point of him in the book?

      It’s darn filthy. But I hope next book has plot. (AND FILTH) LOL

  7. Amanda says

    I personally think NOTHING EFFING HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK WHAT SO EVER. It could have easily been a novella WITH THE SAME DEVELOPMENT :|

  8. Tetou says

    This book is the least of my favorites of the entire serie. I am so disappointed with Sylvia, I waited and waited for this? the story was stretched out too much and too much of unnecessary drama. what was the point of having Bret in the book 3? pointless. Bret should ve be done and buried in book 2. megunni? really Sylvia Day? who cares about her? I just want to know about Gideon and Eva and hot sex scenes, is that too much to ask? I am a die hard fan of Sylvia Day, but lately I have been really disappointed with some of her books. The end got me so frustrated and its not even funny. I hope Sylvia can put me back on track with the fourth and fifth book.

  9. beth says

    Agree with Mandi’s commemt and critique. I didn’t know this had been dragged out to five books. I wishthey had ended it with this book. I kept hoping that ssomething was going to happen…something…ANYTHING! But as Mandi said, it served as a filler and I was disapointed. Will I read book 4? Sure, but really hope there is more than just sex.

  10. Chelsea says

    I agree with a lot of what was said. Especially about the lack of a plot. And after reading it, I actually wrote down 15 unanswered questions from the book! It’s unbelievable that this book was supposed to be released in December & we all had to wait until June..and for what?!? Deff not worth the wait in my opinion. And also like a few of you had mentioned, I as well completely thought that the Crossfire novels were a trilogy & this was the last book! So I read the whole book thinking this was the end of Gideon & Eva’s story which infuriated me thinking how Sylvia Day could write the last book like this.
    I would really like to find out when book 4&5 are coming out! Sure I will still read them, but I sure as hell hope that the last two actually contain a plot, and one that isn’t all over the place!

  11. Vivienne Clark says

    Sadly, a bit disappointed, I had looked forward to this book since reading the first two at the beginning of the year. It totally lacked a story line, I was a 1/3 into the book before anything sound took place. Really it was ‘all about the sex’, no movement of characters. The intense nature of the couples emotional development was missing. It would be nice to get inside their heads again and find out a little more about the family background and why they are so dysfunctional. Do you think the publisher has asked Sylvia to spin out the story, or was there writers block?

  12. Noa says

    I too hoped that this would be a trilogy. There’s really no point in dragging out the story even longer. Eva & Gideon got their (almost) happy ending and have managed to exorcist some of the ghosts of the past. Will I read book 4 & 5? Of course because it is a guilty pleasure. I just don’t know what can happen that hadn’t already happened in the previous books… I guess just have to wait and see

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