In Preparation for Sylvia Day’s 4th Crossfire Novel

Bared to You was originally self-published, before Penguin bought it in a three-book deal. Then the contract was extended to five books. Book 4, Captivated by You hits stores on November 18th (November 19th in Australia, and later in foreign-language territories).

Don’t have time to re-read the first three novels to get up to speed? Lucky for you, my reviews for them were rather spoilery – and more than a little snarky, truth be told. Reader, beware when visiting the below links:

Bared to You
Reflected in You
Entwined with You

Or if you’d prefer to actually read the BOOKS, you can do that, too:

Bared to You: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Reflected in You: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Entwined with You: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Captivated by You: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

You may have noticed the categories in which Bared to You is a bestseller*:

#26 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological
#35 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Psychological Thrillers
#43 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > Romantic

*(Those numbers were correct at the time I copied-and-pasted that from the Kindle Edition at Amazon.)

Though marketed as romance, I think this series fits better with psychological suspense. For a romance novel to really work, the reader has to WANT the “hero” and “heroine” to live and love together happily ever after. But I DON’T want Gideon and Eva to end up together, because they bring out the worst in each other.

Thus if you read this as a psychological suspense, you may find it more enjoyable than if you read it as a romance. That said, romance fans probably love this series more than psychological suspense fans…

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2 responses to “In Preparation for Sylvia Day’s 4th Crossfire Novel

  1. Oh I’m interested, just off the basis that you don’t want the main characters to end up together because they’re bad for each other. I’ve had Sylvia Day on my radar for a while now too – maybe I need to push her up my tbr!

    • They have the most manipulative, jealous, co-dependent relationship, and refuse to discuss their problems and solve them with sex instead…which doesn’t really solve their problems. It’s bloody annoying, so if you want to yell at characters, this series is for you! 🙂

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