It's been a long time since I last did a book club post, but truth be told I've been buried in academic texts, researching for my dissertation and haven't really been able to pick up my Kindle. The second novel in the Crossfire trilogy came out at the beginning of October and it was just the kind of easy to read book I needed.
"Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction, my every desire, mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful, except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession..."
Just like 50 Shades of Grey, this book is fast fiction and definitely a fantasy. The quality of writing is better than 50 Shades, but the plot in the second sequel is pretty much the same apart from the addition of Eva's past. I quite liked the addition of Brett, Eva's ex-boyfriend, which had Gideon being even more unbearably controlling in their on-again-off-again relationship. It's definitely an entertaining read and I will more than likely read the third, but if you're looking for something better written, I'd steer clear of these trashy chick lit stories.
Currently reading: Cheryl Cole: My Story
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