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Maggie: Threat to Corrine's plans

Corrine: Threat to Gideon and Eva

 

I think Maggie is Team Gideva now that she has Gage so she'll probably help Gideon in getting Corrine to back off. Its probably about who will come out successful against each other.

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Question: why would any publisher be interested in a book about Corinne's engagement to Gideon? Maybe one of the entertainment scandal sheets would be willing to pay for some interviews and her pictures, but really - a book? And why would she want to portray herself - even putting her best possible spin on it - as a wannabe adulterer, trying to scratch Eva and catch Gideon. Plus , she's still after Gideon and I doubt she's stupid enough to think putting him in the gossip columns is going to help bring him back.

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Dear GoshDarnit;

 

My thoughts on Cary:

I become more and more indifferent to him with every book.

He's selfish and while everybody seems to be getting their head on and working through their problems, I see absolutely no growth in him.

He has absolutely no problems calling out Eva's mistakes (fine and dandy) and making her feel like the world is about to go to doo doo because of her choices. But when it comes to his problems, I feel like he shrugs it off under the crutch of "I'm a mess" instead of TRYING to fix the situation. That's just one of the ways he's a hypocrite.

I also don't like how he seems to encourage Eva's relationship with Brett (not in this book but in general) knowing that she's with Gideon, and knowing how hurt she's been by Brett in the past. Its like he want's Eva's love life to be as complicated as his to feel better about the mess he created for himself.

I wish Gideon and Eva had just decided to give him their apartment instead of having him so close to the penthouse. I feel like he'll never grow up as long as Eva is there to stroke his ego and be his beating stick.


I agree a great deal.

But here are my own thoughts regarding Cary and Eva´s friendsship:

Well, for me Cary is a little bit a sucker. I mean he lives a lot from the money of Eva´s mother and stepdad. He seems to have no problem to live in an appartment and anybody else pays everything. He accepts all clothes etc. from Monika and Stanton and like Eva describe when they both fly with the private jet from Gideon to Carlifornia that he feels comfortable at once. The same with the Las Vegas stay .. He accepts without further questions the invitation from Eva and Gideon.

I mean .. I would have the will to participate .. To do everything to earn my own money. I feel like he leans on Eva and her familiy a great deal. Too much in order to grow himself from alone. Some people with the horrible circumstances of his growing up have the strength to live a different life .. Some fail!

Why loves Eva him so much? I can´t not really understand. Okay .. He is like a brother she never had! And then she takes all the time of his good appearance. It is just annoying. Really .. What has Cary to offer?

But he doesn´t give great advices. He himself doesn´t believe in happy ends and I do think Eva learnt much more in her therapy with Dr. Travis than Cary. Eva went to the University. Finished it. Eva has a steady job of her own and pursues goal of her own business related. Eva learnt to deal with her mother and all her abuse matters. Eva falls in love and is able to be loyal to Gideon. Eva invests time in learning self-defence.

I mean what is Cary doing except photo shooting from time to time and banging the ###### out of Tatjana and Trey and other ones??? He seems to have no self-respect or only very little of it.

And Cary doesn´t contribute great ideas to Eva´s life. He causes obstacles and additonal problems.

For example:

1. He knew that Brett is now nine´s sixth .. Instead of warning her .. He let her trap into it. Which friend does behave like this .. Except he wants his close friend to fall down??? Would have be good for Eva to be warned before going on the concert!

2. Going with Eva to her mother .. Well, no great deal for him. No sacrifice .. Because so he can be together with Monika and Stanton. And he can escape the Tatjana situation together the fact that he still doesn´t know if he had lost Trey or not.

3. Bringing other people to the appartment from him and Eva which he doesn´t pay .. For a gang bang/group sex session… this shines also a very negative light on Cary .. Here he brought danger to Eva!!!!


And regarding his relationsship with Trey ..  Doesn´t share important facts of his life. Like he is bisexual and his is becoming a father and so on .. ! And then he doesn´t have kudos to talk with Trey by himself!!!

Really .. why is Cary so the great guy for Eva??? NOW? Maybe he was good for her in the days when they have first had met? Maybe Cary shows us that Eva has a personality of altruism .. That she cares so much about other that he wants to help them. Okay .. If this so .. Why Eva invest in working in an ad company. Why not working fulltime for an organization like crosscroads and using all her marketing knowledge to make it strong and big?

And that Eva is clueless where she should start regarding helping people who suffered sexual abuse .. I can´t understand. She has a degree from the University and she should at least be able to go ahead .. Gathers all important facts of the big hotlines and organisations already there .. And compare them! Ask herself what might had help her as a child to seek help? And look for gaps ..

And Cary seems to be also really clueless and not very intelligent when Eva asked him what to do regarding help other victim.


And why is Eva able to forgive Cary for again and again the same mistakes but very angry if Gideon doesn´t make any big steps in the direction she wants to? I do believe that Gideon likes to deal with a lot of big problems from him and Eva alone .. Is also a character feature of him. A part of his personality which is not completely able to be changed. And should not. I don´t think he will be able to share always everything. He is an alpha male and his is somehow a man who believes he has to shelter his woman. Not totally wrong.


I know I rant about it a lot .. but I have to express it in order to see new sides .. ;)

sme

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LIFEHOUSE LYRICS
"Hanging By A Moment"
 
Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you
 
I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
 
Forgetting all I'm lacking, completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation, you take all of me now
 
I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you
 
There's nothing else to lose, there's nothing else to find
There's nothing in the world that can change my mind
There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else
 
Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you
 
I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you
 
Just hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment
I'm hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment here with you

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Question: why would any publisher be interested in a book about Corinne's engagement to Gideon? Maybe one of the entertainment scandal sheets would be willing to pay for some interviews and her pictures, but really - a book? And why would she want to portray herself - even putting her best possible spin on it - as a wannabe adulterer, trying to scratch Eva and catch Gideon. Plus , she's still after Gideon and I doubt she's stupid enough to think putting him in the gossip columns is going to help bring him back.

 

Somewhere in one of the books it said Gideon was the hottest bachelor in New York since John F. Kennedy Jr. I wonder whether in real life a publisher would have jumped at a chance if one of the many women John John dated was willing to publish a tell all book. Even after he got engaged and maybe even after he was married. He tried to keep him private life private but the paps followed him everywhere and he did date beautiful women even movie stars. I think John John might be one of the in real life figures Sylvia Day took inspiration from creating Gideon.

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Question: why would any publisher be interested in a book about Corinne's engagement to Gideon? Maybe one of the entertainment scandal sheets would be willing to pay for some interviews and her pictures, but really - a book? And why would she want to portray herself - even putting her best possible spin on it - as a wannabe adulterer, trying to scratch Eva and catch Gideon. Plus , she's still after Gideon and I doubt she's stupid enough to think putting him in the gossip columns is going to help bring him back.

Yeah, who would be interested? Indeed .. a good question, dear Nrock! And what can be so interesting in a diary of a very young woman who is either famous nor looking like a model nor a model or an actor or or ..?

But maybe the better question is .. who published it? Maybe LanCorp involved? To shine a bad light on Gideon? What kind of nasty or spicy details are in the diary which the public might interest?

And why reveal it´s own privacy? For me it seem very beautiful and rich people attracts a lot of insane people. Eva had Nathan and still Brett and Gideon has Anne and Corinne.

All these people are not normal!!!!

sme

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Question: why would any publisher be interested in a book about Corinne's engagement to Gideon? Maybe one of the entertainment scandal sheets would be willing to pay for some interviews and her pictures, but really - a book? And why would she want to portray herself - even putting her best possible spin on it - as a wannabe adulterer, trying to scratch Eva and catch Gideon. Plus , she's still after Gideon and I doubt she's stupid enough to think putting him in the gossip columns is going to help bring him back.

Yeah, who would be interested? Indeed .. a good question, dear Nrock! And what can be so interesting in a diary of a very young woman who is either famous nor looking like a model nor a model or an actor or or ..?

But maybe the better question is .. who published it? Maybe LanCorp involved? To shine a bad light on Gideon? What kind of nasty or spicy details are in the diary which the public might interest?

And why reveal it´s own privacy? For me it seem very beautiful and rich people attracts a lot of insane people. Eva had Nathan and still Brett and Gideon has Anne and Corinne.

All these people are not normal!!!!

sme

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Hi biarpcalb, 

 

 

After reading it a thousand times, I have one imediate question: How will all those issues be solved in only one book???

 

- Anne Lucas: In CBY, Anne directly threatened Eva. She hasn't done anything serious yet (except - maybe - show up at her building), but I believe in the next book she is going to "up" her game and try something more drastic. Problemas ahead. This is probably one of the main points of the next book, because it'll show Anne upping her game, and then our couple doing something to stop her.

 
- Elizabeth: Although I don't believe that Gideon's relationship with his mother will be completely healed after OWY (even if the book covers a couple of months instead of only a couple of weeks), I think OWY can show us a serious "hard" discussion between the two of them that will indicate that things are going to change for better.
 

-Corrine's book: Is it going to be published? If it is, that's going to hurt Eva a lot, and, to extension, Gideon. (some people were asking how she managed to write a book in so little time, but the "book" is actually her diary she kept from the time she dated Gideon, so it was already written. What I found hard to believe is how the book managed to be published in less than two weeks. Penguin needs to learn how do to that rs);

 

- Christopher Jr.: Not only he hates Gideon on a "personal" level, but now he's also plotting against him professionally (wanting to tell the board members that Gideon's decisions are wrong). That hatred is complicated, because it exists since they were kids (but apparently the reason is just jealousy, which is stupid), and I don't see it being solved in two or three weeks (time that the books usually cover).

 

- Cary: We don't know if Tatiana is really pregnant or if the baby is Cary's. That being said, I don't think Cary is going to abandon her even if it isn't his. So Trey needs to figure out if he can part of that situation, and Cary also needs to figure out if he'll let him be (because Cary's behavior is a lot of times selfdestructive, he may not even let Trey be with him).

 

- Monica and Victor: I'd like to know if there's an specific reason why Monica needs to be with a wealthy man. And I'd like to see how they are going to act around each other after having sex in EWY.

 

Those are only some situations, because there are many other smaller issues that could be covered by the fifth book, like the charitable work Eva wants to do, Arnoldo's dislike of her, ect. There's enough plot for more 1000 pages. 

 

Edit: and the wedding, and an epilogue, and and... 

 

 

This exactly I did express on the other Thread ONE WITH YOU ... ! I have the opinion the greatness of a series will be revealed in the last book. Maybe Sylvia will finished everything in short sentences? I don´t have a clue .. 

.. in any case .. I am with you! I have now the feeling that the last book could be a disappointment! 

I really thought that CBY would emcompass weeks, maybe months and not a little more than two weeks! I mean the development of such traumasized people in only less than half a year .. I do find not plausible. 

 

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Hi ladies,

 

A couple things:

 

Cary - is the first person that knew Eva's story with Nathan besides her mother.  He had a very abusive childhood and is self destructive.  Eva tells Cary things that she can't tell anyone else and she knows he will keep her private life private.  He never told anyone about Nathan and was beaten severely because Nathan thought they were living together romantically. He still hasn't betrayed her.  Let's face if you are involved with a man who is high profile like Gideon you can't discuss your relationship with anyone because it might appear on Page 6 or another gossip column. 

 

Cary is still messed up and now that he has started cutting himself again Eva is worried.  Too much is happening in his life.  I still question that Tat is pregnant with Cary's baby because he uses protection.  Eva said he was religious about protection.  if Tat is pregnant it is by another man and she trying to get money from Gideon and/or Eva.  We'll see.  Trey is good for Cary and I hope Cary follows Eva's advice.  Eva is loyal to her friends and Cary is her friend.

 

Corinne - Her tell all book.  Of course people will buy it.  Here is a woman who had a kinky relationship with one of the wealthiest men in the world.  Not only is Gideon wealthy he is young and gorgeous too.  If the book is released his business dealings will be in jeopardy.  I'm sure various boards will lose trust and groups like Mother's against Kinks will pressure stores and what not to drop his products. 

 

Magdalena - She is pro Gid/Eva.  She moved on.  However Gideon never shared his personal past with her.  She doesn't know him the way Eva does.

 

Brett - I'm sure he will come back.  At this point I don't think he loves Eva he just wants to beat Gideon and take her away from him.

 

Christopher Jr.   - I think that he was also abused.  If it wasn't physically, Hugh may have asked him to stand guard and threatened him if he told.  That would be traumatic for a child.  If he was abused by Hugh after Gideon left he would blame Gideon.  There is something that we don't  know yet about him and Gideon.

 

Liz - I don't like her and I don't know how that is going to change.  Eva, however, knows that Gideon needs to have a relationship with his mother and she is going to try to bridge that gap.

 

Anne - is dangerous because I think she knows about Hugh.  Also I think she is a woman scorned.  She wants to strike back at Gideon and she knows she can do that through Eva.  She was counting on Corinne being the one Gideon wanted but now that she sees it is Eva she is going to go after her some way.  I still believe that Anne is going to be at the receiving end of Eva's Krav skills.

 

Chris & Liz - I believe that Eva is going to help them heal and get back together.  I don't know how but I'm sure she will.

 

Victor - I still think he is going to move to NYC maybe with Graves. (I'm not sure I like that scenario)   I just ask myself why she is still talking to Eva.

 

Monica is not going to be with Victor.  He can't give her what she needs. 

 

I'm surprised that we didn't get anything about Monica, Christopher or more details about Gideon in this book.  That disappointed me.

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Hi ladies,

 

A couple things:

 

Cary - is the first person that knew Eva's story with Nathan besides her mother.  He had a very abusive childhood and is self destructive.  Eva tells Cary things that she can't tell anyone else and she knows he will keep her private life private.  He never told anyone about Nathan and was beaten severely because Nathan thought they were living together romantically. He still hasn't betrayed her.  Let's face if you are involved with a man who is high profile like Gideon you can't discuss your relationship with anyone because it might appear on Page 6 or another gossip column. 

 

Cary is still messed up and now that he has started cutting himself again Eva is worried.  Too much is happening in his life.  I still question that Tat is pregnant with Cary's baby because he uses protection.  Eva said he was religious about protection.  if Tat is pregnant it is by another man and she trying to get money from Gideon and/or Eva.  We'll see.  Trey is good for Cary and I hope Cary follows Eva's advice.  Eva is loyal to her friends and Cary is her friend.

 

Corinne - Her tell all book.  Of course people will buy it.  Here is a woman who had a kinky relationship with one of the wealthiest men in the world.  Not only is Gideon wealthy he is young and gorgeous too.  If the book is released his business dealings will be in jeopardy.  I'm sure various boards will lose trust and groups like Mother's against Kinks will pressure stores and what not to drop his products. 

 

Magdalena - She is pro Gid/Eva.  She moved on.  However Gideon never shared his personal past with her.  She doesn't know him the way Eva does.

 

Brett - I'm sure he will come back.  At this point I don't think he loves Eva he just wants to beat Gideon and take her away from him.

 

Christopher Jr.   - I think that he was also abused.  If it wasn't physically, Hugh may have asked him to stand guard and threatened him if he told.  That would be traumatic for a child.  If he was abused by Hugh after Gideon left he would blame Gideon.  There is something that we don't  know yet about him and Gideon.

 

Liz - I don't like her and I don't know how that is going to change.  Eva, however, knows that Gideon needs to have a relationship with his mother and she is going to try to bridge that gap.

 

Anne - is dangerous because I think she knows about Hugh.  Also I think she is a woman scorned.  She wants to strike back at Gideon and she knows she can do that through Eva.  She was counting on Corinne being the one Gideon wanted but now that she sees it is Eva she is going to go after her some way.  I still believe that Anne is going to be at the receiving end of Eva's Krav skills.

 

Chris & Liz - I believe that Eva is going to help them heal and get back together.  I don't know how but I'm sure she will.

 

Victor - I still think he is going to move to NYC maybe with Graves. (I'm not sure I like that scenario)   I just ask myself why she is still talking to Eva.

 

Monica is not going to be with Victor.  He can't give her what she needs. 

 

I'm surprised that we didn't get anything about Monica, Christopher or more details about Gideon in this book.  That disappointed me.

 

Agree 110% with everything except the last part about Gideon. Getting inside his head in this book, getting glimpses of his past, being able to experience how scared he is sometimes underneath that strong exterior. Wow. Just, wow. Even some of the ugly things and I think there is really some scary stuff there, especially just how badly he used Anne which went beyond emotional. I love him all the more knowing how wounded he is.

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Question: why would any publisher be interested in a book about Corinne's engagement to Gideon? Maybe one of the entertainment scandal sheets would be willing to pay for some interviews and her pictures, but really - a book? And why would she want to portray herself - even putting her best possible spin on it - as a wannabe adulterer, trying to scratch Eva and catch Gideon. Plus , she's still after Gideon and I doubt she's stupid enough to think putting him in the gossip columns is going to help bring him back.

 

Imagine a tell all bout about one of the most unattainable, powerful and private men in the world. There are also things like his dad's schemes that they may think she has information about as well as other things. I can totally see why a publisher would be interested in a book about the Ice-man.

 

Dear GoshDarnit;

And regarding his relationsship with Trey .. He behaves there a little bit like Gideon. Doesn´t share important facts of his life. Like he is bisexual and his is becoming a father and so on .. ! And then he doesn´t have kudos to talk with Trey by himself!!!

Really .. why is Cary so the great guy for Eva??? NOW? Maybe he was good for her in the days when they have first had met? Maybe Cary shows us that Eva has a personality of altruism .. That she cares so much about other that he wants to help them. Okay .. If this so .. Why Eva invest in working in an ad company. Why not working fulltime for an organization like crosscroads and using all her marketing knowledge to make it strong and big?

And that Eva is clueless where she should start regarding helping people who suffered sexual abuse .. I can´t understand. She has a degree from the University and she should at least be able to go ahead .. Gathers all important facts of the big hotlines and organisations already there .. And compare them! Ask herself what might had help her as a child to seek help? And look for gaps ..

And Cary seems to be also really clueless and not very intelligent when Eva asked him what to do regarding help other victim.

And why is Eva able to forgive Cary for again and again the same mistakes but very angry if Gideon doesn´t make any big steps in the direction she wants to? I do believe that Gideon likes to deal with a lot of big problems from him and Eva alone .. Is also a character feature of him. A part of his personality which is not completely able to be changed. And should not. I don´t think he will be able to share always everything. He is an alpha male and his is somehow a man who believes he has to shelter his woman. Not totally wrong.

I know I rant about it a lot .. but I have to express it in order to see new sides .. ;)

sme

 

I agree with this part here. Eva is so quick to forgive Cary for the very large eff ups he's made but will drag Gideon across coals for keeping even the tiniest of information from her.

 

I disagree about him being anything like Gideon though. EVERY SINGLE THING that Gideon has done, whether he went about it the right way or no, has been to protect Eva.

  1. Faux dumping her was to protect her against prosecution for his crime in killing Nathan
  2. Not telling her before hand about his trip to Cali to deal with her sex tape with Brett was to save precious time in get the sale blocked.
  3. Having her followed (i.e provinding her with security and getting mad when she wouldn't use it) and being able to track her phone was because Nathan was still around and he was worried about her

EVERY SINGLE THING that Eva got mad at Gideon for always came back to her. 

 

That's the difference between Cary and Gideon. Cary is selfish and Gideon is selfless. He gives everything but information freely to Eva. Everything he's ever done is to protect her.

 

When she gets mad and an explanation is offered, 99% of the time she feels foolish because Gideon was right. I think given his track record, he deserves the benefit of the doubt and a bit of her trust because he clearly knows what he is doing.

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In an earlier post I said this:

"Definitely more to come from Corrine, she's kind of got Arnoldo on her side at the moment, and as someone else has said, I think Anne is her therapist and using her to help get back at Gideon. I also wonder if Anne realises Gideon had connected her with Hugh and how she will take that news when, hopefully, he tells her."

Just found something Gideon says to Anne - wonder if this confirms Anne does not know that Hugh abused Gideon and that part of how Gideon treated her was not his usual sexual practice but more revenge on Hugh "The only thing memorable about you is your husband and how it eats at him that I've had you."

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Bought the book and read it within 24 hours. Here are my thoughts...

  1. The struggle of creating a happy balance on GidEva's relationship. I really felt like they acted on impulse (most of the time, anyway) in the previous three books, and I'm happy that in this book the couple had to go through A LOT of conflicts in order to realize that they have to slow everything down and be a team. Dr. Peterson said it best about taking turns carrying the load because Gideon always had the tendency to solve problems on his own, which in the end costed Eva's independence and her job. I'm not saying that Gideon was always on the wrong because Eva had her moments that made me cringe at times. I kept trying to remind myself that GidEva dated and married within less than three months despite the huge baggages they carry. So overall, I really enjoyed reading their struggle and slowly opening up because it was necessary for them :)
  2. I feel like Cary's side story was pushed back because most of the time he was nothing more than part of Eva's support system. I suppose it's understandable because GidEva's issues needed more "screentime", and Tat's baby is not even due until the next six months. I may be the only one who feels this way, but the dark side of me is hoping that Cary's the father. His bad habits are costing him, and it's really nice that he's owning up to it by being with Tat and not screwing around. A lot of people felt that Cary didn't evolve as a character, but I can see it a little bit that he's changed somehow and is taking responsibility because of the pregnancy (even though he doesn't know that he's the father!). And if Cary is not the father, or that Tat is faking the pregnancy to keep him around, I am hoping to God that Cary won't go back to the person he was in the previous books.
  3. I enjoyed the karaoke scene. The characters got to enjoy their downtime and it was so refreshing that they're so relaxed. Also, Eva's "warbly" voice made me giggle, and Gideon's "Hanging by a Moment" rendition got me all emotional lol
  4. A lot of sex scenes but it's great that most of them went straight to the point without going through 5 pages in full detail. Some errotic books do it where I get so tired and I skip them. This book was just right for me. The office scene and the swing scene where my favorite because of Eva being all playful, and her starting to trust Gideon immensely when it comes to strapping her and giving him the control.
  5. When I read the first chapter I thought, "Ew it's his POV". I was so used to hearing Eva's voice, but as I read along Gideon's dialogue became more intriguing. There were times in the book that his POV was more enjoyable to read because I get to see his side of the story and his thought process. I actually want this dual dialogue in 'One With You' and I hope we get that :)

I won't list anymore, but overall this book was an emotional rollercoaster for me in a good way. I can see that Sylvia Day really tried her best to tie up many loose ends from the previous books, and it's a good build up for the last book. Here are some things that I hope to see:

  1. Detective Graves and the reasons why she confronted Eva about the case.
  2. Anne Lucas and her "mind games"
  3. Are Victor and Monica ever getting back together after what happened? My fantasies tell me that they should, but reality doesn't work that way lol
  4. The father of Tat's baby.
  5. More on Corinne and her tell-all book. Will Eva read her book?
  6. More on Brett and his new 'Golden' music video. Will Gideon watch the infamous BrettEva footage?
  7. An Epilogue. Maybe like 6 months to a year later, or something
  8. Cross Industries vs. LanCorp
  9. Eva's new job (LanCorp? Cross Industries? Crossroads? Waters Field & Leaman? New company?)
  10. The relationship between Gideon's family and himself

Let me know your thoughts... :)

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In an earlier post I said this:

"Definitely more to come from Corrine, she's kind of got Arnoldo on her side at the moment, and as someone else has said, I think Anne is her therapist and using her to help get back at Gideon. I also wonder if Anne realises Gideon had connected her with Hugh and how she will take that news when, hopefully, he tells her."

Just found something Gideon says to Anne - wonder if this confirms Anne does not know that Hugh abused Gideon and that part of how Gideon treated her was not his usual sexual practice but more revenge on Hugh "The only thing memorable about you is your husband and how it eats at him that I've had you."

 

I can't see Arnoldo working with Corrine to break Gideon and Eva up. He's Team Corrine but I don't think he'd hurt Gideon by helping her to destroy his relationship.

 

I also agree about Anne being Corrine's therapist. I think she probably gently encouraged her to end her life after Gideon went back to Eva (they probably spoke about it in therapy) knowing that it would hurt Gideon because of his father's own suicide. When that didn't work, I think she tried to play her by telling her to get closure by writing her feeling down in a book. All this is speculation of course but I do think Anne isn't to be underestimated.

 

Somebody mentioned the redhead receptionist also possibly being related to Anne. If the redhead uses the same temp agency as Megumi a Cross Industries background check could have been avoided. Seeing how Gideon has put Anne from his mind until now though, that could very well have slipped through the cracks even if she was subject to a Cross Industries background check.

 

I don't think Anne knows about the abuse. I think Terry absorbed all of it to shield his wife from the truth about her brother. She probably just thinks that Gideon is a sadistic .

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Imagine a tell all bout about one of the most unattainable, powerful and private men in the world. There are also things like his dad's schemes that they may think she has information about as well as other things. I can totally see why a publisher would be interested in a book about the Ice-man.

I agree with this part here. Eva is so quick to forgive Cary for the very large eff ups he's made but will drag Gideon across coals for keeping even the tiniest of information from her.

I disagree about him being anything like Gideon though. EVERY SINGLE THING that Gideon has done, whether he went about it the right way or no, has been to protect Eva.

  • Faux dumping her was to protect her against prosecution for his crime in killing Nathan
  • Not telling her before hand about his trip to Cali to deal with her sex tape with Brett was to save precious time in get the sale blocked.
  • Having her followed (i.e provinding her with security and getting mad when she wouldn't use it) and being able to track her phone was because Nathan was still around and he was worried about her
EVERY SINGLE THING that Eva got mad at Gideon for always came back to her.

That's the difference between Cary and Gideon. Cary is selfish and Gideon is selfless. He gives everything but information freely to Eva. Everything he's ever done is to protect her.

When she gets mad and an explanation is offered, 99% of the time she feels foolish because Gideon was right. I think given his track record, he deserves the benefit of the doubt and a bit of her trust because he clearly knows what he is doing.

Totally agree with you both! Cary is starting to really irritate me! As is Eva's attitude toward him. It's like he can do no wrong as far as she is concerned.

I mean seriously, she comes home to find an orgy in her living room and aside from a text conversation where she tells him off that's it. Then she refuses to go away for the weekend with Gideon because she needs to 'dig in to it' with Cary, and do they - no it's never mentioned again!

It seems like a disapproving look and maybe a patronising comment is sufficient for Eva to berate Cary but when it comes to Gideon messing up she goes nuts!!

Also considering, of the two men Cary has been in therapy and dealing with his issues for significantly longer. If she's giving either of them more space to mess up it should be Gideon!!

Sigh! Eva irritated me in this book a lot too in case you hadn't guessed lol

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Oh gosh I didn't mean Arnoldo was helping Corinne, just that he thinks she is okay and would be suitable to marry Gideon - Arnoldo only sees her good side, not her scheming side. He knows Gideon is happy with Eva but he does not realise that Corinne is actually a big problem.

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I have tried to read everything and this may not be new BUT

 

Is anyone else looking for more of an explanation for Clancy's behavior?  I know he said Eva has had enough pain but he put himself and his family in a dangerous legal position if not also personal danger.

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I agree with you about Arnoldo being on Corrine's side, and I still think Anne is her therapist pushing her to win Gideon by exposing her feelings to the world through a book. I'm also plotting that Hugh was having an affair with Lucas???? Christopher might have been abused which is what Gideon overheard Liz and Chris discussing one night at the dinner table??

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I have tried to read everything and this may not be new BUT

 

Is anyone else looking for more of an explanation for Clancy's behavior?  I know he said Eva has had enough pain but he put himself and his family in a dangerous legal position if not also personal danger.

 

I am looking also for a deeper explanation. Acts Clancy on his own or is Stanton/Monika somehow involved? Why does a cop from the FED - Clancy´s brother - risk to get in legal matters by manipulating facts in a murder investigations?

Clancy says he did it for Eva and in order to have a pressure on Gideon .. ? I am asking also myself when Gideon hadn´t killed Nathan would Clancy have been murdered him to protect Eva?

 

And how has Gideon ever the change to cope with murdering Gideon ... ?? ... when he has no chance to speak freely about it to  anybode else than Eva .. okay he could go to the Church .. but no .. no good way. 

 

 

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Oh gosh I didn't mean Arnoldo was helping Corinne, just that he thinks she is okay and would be suitable to marry Gideon - Arnoldo only sees her good side, not her scheming side. He knows Gideon is happy with Eva but he does not realise that Corinne is actually a big problem.

 

I wish I could have just clicked the little check on the side of your post lol

 

I have tried to read everything and this may not be new BUT

 

Is anyone else looking for more of an explanation for Clancy's behavior?  I know he said Eva has had enough pain but he put himself and his family in a dangerous legal position if not also personal danger.

I think Clancy is discrete and stealthy enough to do it without getting caught. I don't think there's much he got from his FBI brother besides information. I think he mentioned being military so I'm sure they had ways to communicate without being traced.

 

I agree with you about Arnoldo being on Corrine's side, and I still think Anne is her therapist pushing her to win Gideon by exposing her feelings to the world through a book. I'm also plotting that Hugh was having an affair with Lucas???? Christopher might have been abused which is what Gideon overheard Liz and Chris discussing one night at the dinner table??

It would explain things. Lucas is a pediatrician and Gideon bought his building to keep tabs on him. I think its safe to say that he's never found any reason to believe that Lucas has hurt any of the boys in his care or else he would have mentioned such. Lucas  seems to have had more than just "brotherly protection" in his mind when he covered for Hugh.

 

Now that we know that Gideon was actually penetrated, I don't believe that there was anyway that Lucas missed the signs of his abuse. Before CBY, I always though Hugh had touched Gideon's p**s and there could have been some way around the physical signs but he actually did penetrate him and that would most definitely show in a 10 year old boy.

 

Add to the theory that Lucas did not fill his wife in on the abuse that her brother inflicted, its not hard to believe that Lucas and Hugh were probably more that just brothers-in-law.

 

*Is my tin hat too much? lol*

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I agree with you about Arnoldo being on Corrine's side, and I still think Anne is her therapist pushing her to win Gideon by exposing her feelings to the world through a book. I'm also plotting that Hugh was having an affair with Lucas???? Christopher might have been abused which is what Gideon overheard Liz and Chris discussing one night at the dinner table??

when and where in the book did Gideon overhear Liz and Chris discussing one night at the dinner table? I must have really skimmed thru that.

Question: If Eva was Mark's assistant, and Mark leaves; why would Eva lose her job? Couldn't she be an assistant to the person that replaces Mark? Now that she realizes that she can't work on the Lancorp project because of a conflict of interest, wonder what she can do now.. ? She can be an assistant to another person in the office.

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Looking at my UK book cover it's jewellery, three rows of what are presumably clear diamonds and an outer row of a darker colour, the length seems to indicate it's a necklace. The only mention of a necklace is Monica with a Cartier Trinity necklace but googling does not show anything like the cover necklace. Doubt anything to do with Monica would feature on the cover anyway.

I've searched the e-book for jewellery (necklace, bracelet, diamond) and nothing appears.

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when and where in the book did Gideon overhear Liz and Chris discussing one night at the dinner table? I must have really skimmed thru that.

Question: If Eva was Mark's assistant, and Mark leaves; why would Eva lose her job? Couldn't she be an assistant to the person that replaces Mark? Now that she realizes that she can't work on the Lancorp project because of a conflict of interest, wonder what she can do now.. ? She can be an assistant to another person in the office.

The discussion between Liz and Chris is at chapter 9 UK paperback top of page 150, kindle location 2142 (my iPad and iPhone say page 149 of 357 but that may not be the same on other Kindles).

I did wonder about Eva losing her job, all I can see in Bared to You is that she started at an entry-level position, and Mark is a junior account manager and Eva is his first assistant. Not sure what an entry-level position in the US constitutes, or if it means that if your boss goes, you go.

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I did wonder about Eva losing her job, all I can see in Bared to You is that she started at an entry-level position, and Mark is a junior account manager and Eva is his first assistant. Not sure what an entry-level position in the US constitutes, or if it means that if your boss goes, you go.

 

Entry level usually means that the job doesn't require experience for the position (usually for new grads)

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