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9 hours ago, patricia-ann said:

Did anybody see Sylvia Day News, Sylvia Day releases last Crossfire novel. Can fans move on? I would like to know what everyone thinks.

I loved the Crossfire Series. After OWY I don't care anymore about it. I am so dissapointed, that I won't re-read OWY. So yes, I've moved on already. I am reading  something else (New Species - L. Dohner).

No, I didn't see Sylvia Day News (like I said: I don't care).

Thanks everyone for discussion. It was nice to talk about the book.

 

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I wonder how Corrine found out ghostwriter Deanna had slept with Gideon and held a grudge. Did Arash contact her directly himself? Or did he go through the publisher's legal department? I hope it was the former. Arash as more than the lawyer: him as the friend of GidEva and knowing that the mere idea of the book was upsetting to Eva.

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55 minutes ago, Lighthouse said:

I wonder how Corrine found out ghostwriter Deanna had slept with Gideon and held a grudge. Did Arash contact her directly himself? Or did he go through the publisher's legal department? I hope it was the former. Arash as more than the lawyer: him as the friend of GidEva and knowing that the mere idea of the book was upsetting to Eva.

Gideon said that he had a past with the ghostwriter in the interview. 

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11 hours ago, Seattle said:

It kind of sounds like she trying to dangle a carrot out there for Crossfire fans.    I'm sure she's well aware that some  her fans are a bit unhappy this may be her way to appease them or entice them to buy the new series.   I didn't read the tease and probably won't.

 

I agree, I'm not sure if she is backpedaling because of the backlash from OWY. If she just thought after all the unset "I'll tell everyone I'm going to write a book about Ireland." She's hinting we will see characters maybe in Blacklist or for sure in Ireland's book. For those who read the Blacklist teaser Gideon was already mentioned though not by name. Will that be it or will be actually get to "see" him. Even though the Blacklist seems to be in the third person or at least that first part it doesn't seem like Kane knows Gideon personally or at least the butler or who ever it is doesn't. Seeing he just saw Gideon on the TV talk show. These other book are also going to be a forever wait. The first Blacklist book comes out in 2017, and if her track record tells us anything who knows when the second book will be out. As for Ireland's book, I'm betting on years. She is "dangling the carrot" I'm not sure if I want to bit just yet. I'm skeptical. 

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1 hour ago, itsmev883 said:

Gideon said that he had a past with the ghostwriter in the interview.     

That's true! Good point itsmev883....Corrinee probably watched the interview- and saw that Gideon said he knows the ghostwriter, then asked Deanna about it.

Can we talk about how good that interview was? I was really happy he gave it! Put so many people in their place. Still can't believe Eva went to the video launch of Golden...That whole night was so stupid on her part...Definitely leading Brett on...

Another question I had was...does that photo(Gideon w/ the two ladies)-and whoever published it- count as someone Gideon would 'take down' because it ran something that hurt Eva? Like in the beginning he said he would do whatever to keep photos of Eva from being published ( Nathan's pics I think?)

1 hour ago, Lou1974 said:

I agree, I'm not sure if she is backpedaling because of the backlash from OWY. If she just thought after all the unset "I'll tell everyone I'm going to write a book about Ireland." She's hinting we will see characters maybe in Blacklist or for sure in Ireland's book. For those who read the Blacklist teaser Gideon was already mentioned though not by name. Will that be it or will be actually get to "see" him. Even though the Blacklist seems to be in the third person or at least that first part it doesn't seem like Kane knows Gideon personally or at least the butler or who ever it is doesn't. Seeing he just saw Gideon on the TV talk show. These other book are also going to be a forever wait. The first Blacklist book comes out in 2017, and if her track record tells us anything who knows when the second book will be out. As for Ireland's book, I'm betting on years. She is "dangling the carrot" I'm not sure if I want to bit just yet. I'm skeptical. 

21 hours ago, Gcrossfire said:

 

I read first  3 chapters  of FSOG and I just gave  up lol  .. 

Lol! Glad i'm not the only one! Although I did read the whole thing just so I could figure out what everyone was going crazy for.

I agree Lou1974...I won't be holding my breath either. ...

It's the fact that this book took so long to come out...we had so much time to guess and wonder what would be in it. I wonder if she did read what her fans posted here on what they'd want to see in the final book? Not that she should write what the fans want, but....IDK....

The whole Monica thing ruined it for me. Idk how they could truly have a HEA (well two weeks later) after she lost her mother, and it was basically Gideon's fault.

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1 hour ago, Lou1974 said:

I agree, I'm not sure if she is backpedaling because of the backlash from OWY. If she just thought after all the unset "I'll tell everyone I'm going to write a book about Ireland." She's hinting we will see characters maybe in Blacklist or for sure in Ireland's book. For those who read the Blacklist teaser Gideon was already mentioned though not by name. Will that be it or will be actually get to "see" him. Even though the Blacklist seems to be in the third person or at least that first part it doesn't seem like Kane knows Gideon personally or at least the butler or who ever it is doesn't. Seeing he just saw Gideon on the TV talk show. These other book are also going to be a forever wait. The first Blacklist book comes out in 2017, and if her track record tells us anything who knows when the second book will be out. As for Ireland's book, I'm betting on years. She is "dangling the carrot" I'm not sure if I want to bit just yet. I'm skeptical. 

I would be appeased if she would write a novella of OWY with an alternate ending and write about the Gideva wedding all her fans were waiting for. Monica, Stanton Cary, Victor and all of the family present and Chris standing up for Gideon... OMG you probably wouldnt even be able to read the pages of your book through all the tears that would be falling...what an amazing read that would be????????

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1 minute ago, sscrph said:

I would be appeased if she would write a novella of OWY with an alternate ending and write about the Gideva wedding all her fans were waiting for. Monica, Stanton Cary, Victor and all of the family present and Chris standing up for Gideon... OMG you probably wouldnt even be able to read the pages of your book through all the tears that would be falling...what an amazing read that would be????????

That sounds perfect sscrph! I would be so happy with that! 

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41 minutes ago, Nathalia said:

That's true! Good point itsmev883....Corrinee probably watched the interview- and saw that Gideon said he knows the ghostwriter, then asked Deanna about it.

She saw the interview, remember his mother came to his office saying Corrine was upset and he needed to go and make things right.

Can we talk about how good that interview was? I was really happy he gave it! Put so many people in their place. Still can't believe Eva went to the video launch of Golden...That whole night was so stupid on her part...Definitely leading Brett on...

That interview was awesome, it reminded me of how Gideon kissed Eva in the street when they first got together (to deal with Magdalene).   In my opinion I don't think Corrine will publish the book now.  He got on National TV and basically said they were young and dumb and what he felt for Corrine is no comparison to the love he has for Eva.  Along with the fact that he had a past with the ghostwriter and that she is married if she puts the book out she would look so desperate for attention. 

I cringed every time Eva was with Brett (especially when she took her up to her apartment), except when she was in San Diego and saw Brett with "the stand in" and when they met in Bryant Park :)

Another question I had was...does that photo(Gideon w/ the two ladies)-and whoever published it- count as someone Gideon would 'take down' because it ran something that hurt Eva? Like in the beginning he said he would do whatever to keep photos of Eva from being published ( Nathan's pics I think?)

I know that I am in the minority here but I enjoyed parts of this section.  I hated the photo it was extreme and seemed uncharacteristic of Gideon, however I really enjoyed how they handled each other after.  He was devastated that his past is being shoved in her face again, and she believes him completely without question. 

(I think the audio versions of the stories are AMAZING.  Just reading them I probably would have hated this scene but hearing it, hearing how wrecked he was...and she believed him.  I have listened to this part at least 10 times.)

Lol! Glad i'm not the only one! Although I did read the whole thing just so I could figure out what everyone was going crazy for.

I agree Lou1974...I won't be holding my breath either. ...

It's the fact that this book took so long to come out...we had so much time to guess and wonder what would be in it. I wonder if she did read what her fans posted here on what they'd want to see in the final book? Not that she should write what the fans want, but....IDK....

The whole Monica thing ruined it for me. Idk how they could truly have a HEA (well two weeks later) after she lost her mother, and it was basically Gideon's fault.

 

 

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8 hours ago, itsmev883 said:

Gideon said that he had a past with the ghostwriter in the interview. 

Good point that it may have been the talk show interview that led Corrine to figure out he'd slept with Deanna, even though Gideon was very careful in the interview to not mention her name nor elaborate what 'past' meant. Maybe Corrine put two and two together just like Eva had: that Deanna physically was exactly the type he used to go for. A part of me still wishes/fantasizes though that it had been Arash who made sure Corrine learned for sure the 'past' involved sex. Arash being both Gideon's lawyer and friend and an important part of Team GidEva.

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13 hours ago, sscrph said:

Just finished my third reread and still can not wrap my head around Monica's death. She was such a complicated character with such interesting possibilities in the future. Why give her that storied past and then kill her off...I just don't get it. 

Maybe Sylvia wanted to have the "shock" factor. She knew we would not be expecting Monica to be killed off. A lot of the time books and TV shows kill someone off and people are shocked, but it does happen. She could have killed off any of the main characters (Victor, Cary, Angus, Clancy, Ireland, etc). Over all, with 5 books covering less than 6 months the growth of Gideon and Eva's relationship did grow and I guess that was her main focus in writing this series.

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Hello everyone :) I have never posted anything here before, but I have read all the post and checked in regularly. I am a huge fan and have followed the Crossfire series from the beginning . I really loved most of the book. Angus and lucky are awesome ! I was satisfied with a lot of things even if it was still open ended. But when I read a series I truly need some closure or at least no confusion.

What has not given me peace of mind is the famous photo . I hate to say it but it almost makes me feel that in the beginning with Eva it wasn't as life altering as Gideon said. Obviously it's not true because of his love for her. 

I don't know if Sylvia  commented anywhere about everyone's confusion. But I tried to come up with a scenario that gives me peace of mind. I thought that maybe the women were very aggressive and he reacted to being the prey . In his mind he was in a private area  for no one to see . Remember in San Diego when the two woman came at him backstage , he said at a different time he would have turned it around on them and became the predator. I think it might be tied to that. 

I still think it was not a wise thing to do in public given who he is. But it could have also been quick , then he realized and took them to the hotel.  What do you think ? 

Sorry for the late response I should have done this days ago , when the topic was being discussed. If I can clear this little thing up . I could probably move on . Lol :) 

On another note , I want to thank everybody in the forum , for being here to help clear my head for the past couple of years . 

I will truly miss this series. but I am looking forward to Ireland's book ! 

I know it's late , I hope I didn't ramble:) 

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So I finished OWY a few days ago but am finally adding to the discussion. I didn't read it fast but rather slow, savoring every bit of it. If I read a part that I was really touched by then I'd back up and read it again  & again so I guess my first read was like a double or triple read through. I had been reading all the posts so nothing was a great shock to me but I think I was delaying getting to the end afraid for it to finally be over. It does leave you a bit empty & lost after 5 books to know you don't have another book to anticipate & speculate over. I would love to keep reading more of them but as Sylvia said she took them as far as she could and left them in a stable place. I'm hoping we get a glimpse of them in Ireland's book if one is written in the future but it's so hard to wait. I hope there are still posts on here to discuss the series even though we don't have a continuation to theorize over. 

I liked the book more than I disliked the last couple chapters if that makes sense. I hated more tragedy in their lives, an addition of another villain (although he was fueled by Anne) and yet more guilt for Gideon to deal with. I would have liked to read the renewal ceremony with her mother supporting her instead of how it turned out.

I loved how Gideon told Elizabeth the truth without mincing words with Eva as his source of strength watching him. I think it was crucial to the story that he did this himself & without Eva's input in the conversation. Elizabeth didn't even realize Eva was behind her.  

Some parts had me laughing out loud. When Gideon was telling Deanna off and she accused him of not being sincere & he said he was sincere - he was sorry that he ever *@!#ed her was hilarious & had her fuming. It was great he offered her the job without any flirting as Eva suggested. Still wonder what Deanna's choice was? She's money hungry & likes the opportunity to look at Gideon so I bet she let her integrity go & took it. Also Eva casually flipping Anne the bird at the dinner was great. As Eva says 'it's a classic'

I really liked his interview on the View type of show. Way to masterfully manipulate the media to his advantage on so many points. He had to do something after the picture scandal. I know it was taken before Eva but geez I hated the description of that scene. I wish it would have been something less exhibitionist & scandalous. (Wouldn't him making out with another woman have been sufficient?)

Loved Lucky, Chris & Angus too. It was touching when Gideon let it slip that he loved Angus too. Angus needed to hear that! It was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster but now I'm just sad it's over. 

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7 hours ago, Danielle 1227 said:

Hello everyone :) I have never posted anything here before, but I have read all the post and checked in regularly. I am a huge fan and have followed the Crossfire series from the beginning . I really loved most of the book. Angus and lucky are awesome ! I was satisfied with a lot of things even if it was still open ended. But when I read a series I truly need some closure or at least no confusion.

What has not given me peace of mind is the famous photo . I hate to say it but it almost makes me feel that in the beginning with Eva it wasn't as life altering as Gideon said. Obviously it's not true because of his love for her. 

I don't know if Sylvia  commented anywhere about everyone's confusion. But I tried to come up with a scenario that gives me peace of mind. I thought that maybe the women were very aggressive and he reacted to being the prey . In his mind he was in a private area  for no one to see . Remember in San Diego when the two woman came at him backstage , he said at a different time he would have turned it around on them and became the predator. I think it might be tied to that. 

I still think it was not a wise thing to do in public given who he is. But it could have also been quick , then he realized and took them to the hotel.  What do you think ? 

Sorry for the late response I should have done this days ago , when the topic was being discussed. If I can clear this little thing up . I could probably move on . Lol :) 

On another note , I want to thank everybody in the forum , for being here to help clear my head for the past couple of years . 

I will truly miss this series. but I am looking forward to Ireland's book ! 

I know it's late , I hope I didn't ramble:) 

I'd forgotten that scene from Captivated, where he commented re the two women.  Shows that you really do have to read these books carefully and remember things as Sylvia does wait a while before returning to some subjects and not always in much detail.  A lot of people felt the Monica storyline came out of the blue yet people on this forum had spotted that there were clues to some back story which may be crucial.

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2 hours ago, stacyrich5 said:

How come no one went to Stanton after Monica's death? Who comforted him?

Probably Clancy and  possibly Martin and his side of the family...everyone seemed more concerned about Victor than Stanton... The only word I can use to describe that whole scenario in the book is ODD.   :(

 

 

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12 hours ago, stacyrich5 said:

How come no one went to Stanton after Monica's death? Who comforted him?

 

10 hours ago, sscrph said:

Probably Clancy and  possibly Martin and his side of the family...everyone seemed more concerned about Victor than Stanton... The only word I can use to describe that whole scenario in the book is ODD.   :(

 

 

Stanton would also have his own circle of friends who would have rallied round.  We don't actually know that Eva did not go to Stanton, some of the after events of the death were written from Gideon's POV and he did text Stanton offering any assistance.  Cary had been with him "Stanton, man ... He aged right in front of me. Like thirty years just ran through him while I was standing there."  Stanton had his voicemail turned on and was not taking calls when Eva and Cary did try to contact him.  Eva was also probably aware that being so like her mother he would find it hard seeing her.

Gideon's first concern was, of course, Eva who had blacked out.  Although we knew she blacked out because of the weight of two men on top of her, he didn't know that and was very worried about her.  He also made the snap decision to let her recover from that black out before telling her the bad news.  She goes into shock when told so imagine what state she would have been in if he had told her as soon as she came round?  Gideon does mention how cold she had become after he told her the news.  Some people do go completely numb and are unable to react with tears when given bad news.  As Chris said "She's numb.  It will hit her, eventually.  For now, she's dealing with it the only way she knows how."  Eva had also begun looking after everyone else, a diversional tactic I guess to help her cope.

As to people being more concerned about Victor - Cary, Gideon and Eva were all aware that Monica and Victor had 'hooked up' and that Monica was the love of Victor's life, plus Gideon felt that Eva needed her father so that may be why.

Just my thoughts, not necessarily correct.  I definitely need to do another re-read but after a gap of reading some other books and come back to this later. 

 

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How is everyone today :) The Monica storyline was shocking but I was expecting something. I didn't expect her to die though. The only thing that is confusing is Gideon. I know we have only had his thoughts for 2 books but I thought sex was complicated for him and a way to get his anger out. But he talks about it like every time he goes to the hotel he gets laid like its happens everyday . I had a different impression , maybe I'm wrong , any thoughts ? 

 

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On April 6, 2016 at 5:03 AM, sme said:

Dear sscrph, 

oh, I am glad I am not alone with my point of view right now! I was hesitant to post my points ... I don´t want to cause any anger here ... but it is like this .. authentic me - but only in this moment. 

 

I´m lacking sleep also but due to other heavy thing which are talking place right now  in my life! Yeah, I am currently  just rereading the epilogque and  ... and then I have to go to restart .. if I find time for it ...  otherwise I won´t find my peace, I suppose .. 

 

til then .. sending a smile to you, hope you have soon time to get enough sleep! ;)

sme

 I agree with you. I thought having Monica die so close to the end was very sad and couldn't shake that feeling  and didn't understand why Monica needed a wealthy husband when he didn't even know about her sister.  Richard is like Gideon in control of everything  he would have known. 

On April 11, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Gcrossfire said:

Agree to  all of this . But I would love Elizabeth to see Dr. Petersen .. I think she really needed the help  upon the suggestion of Gideon and their  family with Chris would start  healing too ..  But Shawna has  a BF you're breaking them  up  , I would go for Arnoldo and Megumi  and Corrine would go back in France with Giroux after she personally apologize  to Gideon and Eva  after she found out  that Anne Lucas posing  psychiatrist in a pseudo  name used her . Oh and she would  file a case against Anne Lucas  too..    I would hope for Victor to not  accept the job from Gideon  instead wold work with Graves  ..(if Graves is not married  .. well they could be together  ).

I dont think Gideons' sexual abuse would be known in public even if Anne  got prosecuted because Hugh did not mentioned those in his notes .. (or I have to reread that part) because Gideon said HUgh lied on everything  about his  session with him  . But even if it goes public . Gideon would have the public sympathy though and he would have the respect of everyone .  

No one mention Cary. Eva and Cary still stay very close. The baby isn't his and him and Trey get back together. He stops sabotaging his relationship and Trey moves in with Cary in Eva and Cary apartment. Cary also becomes the number 1 male model in the world. 

 

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