My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Time Taken To Read - 2 days
Blurb From Goodreads
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...
For lovers of 50 shades of grey you will love this book, even more maybe. Gideon Cross is the billionaire heart throb in this book and Eva is our main character. They accidentally bump into each other and after a "chance" meeting the attraction kicks off and Gideon pursues Eva. Both of them have a dysfunctional background that they try to work through whilst having a functional relationship. Women, insecurities and other factors come into play as they try to establish some boundaries and what they can and won't accept.
I really liked this story, the characters have more depth and the story is really engaging once you get by all the sex (of which there is a lot!). The sex scenes are very graphic and descriptive and in some ways despite there not being bondage it is more carnal than 50 shades and more sex content (I would say).
What I liked about this authors style is the characters are more real, for example Gideon comes away with a line that is very crude, borderline offensive and Eva calls him on it. She also doesn't accept everything he says or does and like real life women challenges him on things, I loved that and it was certainly one of the things missing from 50.
I mention 50 shades a lot as there are a lot of similarities between the two, apart from the most obvious ones ie rich guy, insecure, dodgy background - the way they meet (the second time), the previous love interest hanging around etc. I found it was well written considering a lot of the content is sexual but the story among it is very good and I loved reading how they deal with the obstacles from their past and how their relationship develops. 4/5 for me and I will be reading the second book to find out what happens next.