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I am very disappointed with Sylvia Day's ending to the Gideon and Eva story. I have been waiting over a year for the end of this love story...this life story the evolution of their lives and friends and family. One with You did not have the ending that we were all waiting for. I felt that the book did not tie everyone's story together and give it the happy after ending. I enjoyed Jill Redfield and Jeremy York they did a great job narrating like always.
What other book might you compare One with You to and why?
None... i was very dissapointed. i have read many other books with better endings.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from One with You?
I did not like the ending ...all the last 20% of the book. They threw in a plot different than what we had been reading in the last 4 books. I felt it came out of no where. Why focus on Monica at all? To alter the ending for Monica was not a great idea.
Any additional comments?
We don't get the Beautiful wedding that we were all anticipaiting for since book 3.We don't get to see closure for many of the characthers. Cary and the baby? Gideon's brother Christopher? Mark and Steven's wedding? Eva's new job? what happened with Corrine? so many characthers stories felt like they were passed up by the waistline for a plot about Monica that came out of no where? what about Stanton? The Epilouge should have been 1 year into their marriage and tying up where everyone is now? I felt that it was a poorly written book for the amount of time we had to wait for it to come out.. i almost wish i got my money back! big DISAPPOINTMENT. I looked so forward to this book every month checking to see when it was coming out for a year. so sad!
33 of 33 people found this review helpful
I listened to this book twice before I wrote this review so that I could give as much positive feed back as possible. I love the Crossfire Series and I love GidEva they are my favorite characters of all time. I have read over 452 books in this genre. I want to say that it was a great story with a great ending but I can't. I feel like this story which was to bring closure to this couple's journey only opened up more unanswered questions for me. The next part of this review will have some spoilers so if you don't want anymore details you should end the reading of this review.
I love that Gideon and Eva's marriage showed so much growth. You can feel their deep love and passion and commitment to each other leap off the page. I enjoyed the breakthrough's that G experienced as he continued with his therapy. I like how the couple continued to go see Dr. Peterson as well. All of Gideon's work helped him mend relationships with Chris (step-Dad). Gideon's work finally lead to the show down I was waiting for with his Mother, I loved that Eva was their to witness Elizabeth's verbal beat down by G. Having waited for that so long, this verbal tongue lashing Elizabeth took from her son makes me wonder what the heck Is wrong with her? She is so self evolved and detached she doesn't make amends with her son Gideon after he admits he was raped. Elizabeth evidently gave up her marriage to Chris because he asked her to go to counseling and she refuses. I guess in my mind, Elizabeth, Chris and G where going to resolve there feelings and heal with an HEA for all but nope, that didn't happen.
Christopher Vidal and Gideon we find out that Christopher hated G because of the "therapist" Hugh telling Christoper, Jr, that Gideon wants you dead and wished you were never born. Christopher is trying to raise capital to buy out Vidal records, we never find out if he did. The story sort of implies the brothers relationship could be repaired because Christopher show up for Gideon's Birthday.
Monica Trammel Mitchell Barker Stanton, what a waste of story line that went no where!
Sylvia Day gave Monica a back story that makes no sense to me at all. I don't understand the purpose considering (Spoiler Alert) Monica ends up dead. I mean I could have totally lived with the idea of Monica being an over protective gold digging debutant. Turns out she wasn't a debutant at all. It was Victor's family who disapproved of her. This was storyline wasted for a character who is now dead. It is really disappointing because this series ends with other characters who still have unresolved issue's.
After Monica was killed I kind of felt bad for Stanton because Eva was with Gideon, Victor and Carey grieving but who took care of Stanton after he lost his wife.
I do like that Victor moved to New York to be closer to Eva. That was one nice part of Monica's untimely death.
Carey Taylor, I would have liked to see his life settled one way or the other. Was Tatyiana really pregnant with his kid? Did Trey ever get back with him? So Carey lost his baby mama (She met someone else) and his boyfriend. Carey did have a little personal growth and he stopped sleeping around so that is good.
Megumi was a victim of bad BDSM play with her boyfriend did she end up with anyone? Nope. She was just a friend who was supportive and could have hooked up with Araash or Renaldo or even Manuel.
Back to the biggest disappointment for me of this book. It was over 14 hours of audible reading so I had great anticipation that Ms.Day took her time for a nice send off, but where I felt cheated was that GidEva got their happy ending but I really would have loved to see their impending parent hood play out in the story. It adds something to a story for me anyway when a couple has a pregnancy scare and let's face it this couple had so much sex it was amazing she didn't end up pregnant. It doesn't even have to be a scare, it could have just been the announcement of impending parenthood to sharing the joy with there friends and family. Assuming the family was healed and reunited. I know Ireland would have been ecstatic to become an auntie. This could have been done in an epilogue or been added onto an additional few chapters. Both of them were squeamish about parent hood so it could have been written comically or knowing how well they navigated their marriage they could have worked together through this too. Also, does Gideon ever overcome his sexual parasomnia. It seemed like after his discussion with his Mother and the dog Lucky turning into a miracle therapy dog who wakes PTSD patients from their dreams I guess we have to assume yes he was cured.
I really have more questions about the couple and their friends that I would assume she might spin off a series but I don't have faith she will do a spin off. I think she was just tired of this couple and did what she thought would be a great story. I just felt there were quite a few holes and and things that make you go Hmmm?
I am sorry Ms. Day not your best ending.
Jill Redfield once again dud a fantastic Job narrating Eva Cross and Jeremy York did a great job with Gideon and I enjoyed his Eva too.
53 of 54 people found this review helpful
very disappointed I was expecting a lot more intrigue and storyline and what's with the ending did they have children did they live happily ever after you just left it completely up in the air which has angered me, never knew i would be disappointed in a Sylvia Day book, it was as if the last book was so sloppy it was a waste of my time and money, and there was so many things wasn't explain on different characters it was if she wrote the book in her sleep, left the hole book up in the air questions that needed to be answered, I'm sorry but very disappointed, waited so long for the last book to come out now read it and listen to it and just to me questions not answered.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A bit disappointed with the ending as there is still so much that could be written and more added to the series but a happily ever ever was given
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
boring didnt finish narrator i didnt like and the characters have lost their favor for me
Why they just didn't use the female I don't know. He is awful. Just bad.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful