Captivated by You


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Captivated by You

The fourth chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire® quintet. Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...

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Captivated by You:

Genre: Contemporary
Series: The Crossfire® Series , Book 4
Original Publication Date: November 18, 2014

  • #1 Globe and Mail Bestseller
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
  • #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #1 Washington Post Bestseller
  • ABA Indie Bestseller
  • Los Angeles Times Bestseller

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This is excerpted from Chapter 14. Go here to read Chapters One, Two, and Three.

Gideon hadn’t called. Hadn’t sent me a text after the flirtatious one promising me a steamy night. Hadn’t come to me, even if only to sleep next door. Gideon didn’t like being away from me.

Except when he was hurting. And ashamed.

The elevator doors slid open and pounding, screaming heavy metal music poured in. I cringed and covered my ears, the volume of the ceiling-mounted speakers so loud it hurt to hear them.

Pain. Fury. The raging violence of the music crashed over me. I ached deep in my chest. I knew. I understood. The song was an audible manifestation of what Gideon felt inside himself and couldn’t let out.

He was too controlled. Contained. His emotions so tightly leashed, along with his memories.

I dug into my purse for my phone and ended up dropping the whole bag, spilling the contents onto the elevator car floor and across the checkerboard foyer. I left it all where it fell except for my smartphone, which I picked up and swiped through to get to the app that controlled the surround sound. I synced it to softer music, lowered the volume, and hit enter.

The penthouse fell silent for an endless moment, and then the gentle chords of “Collide” by Howie Day began to play.

I felt Gideon approaching before I saw him, the air crackling with the violent energy of an impending summer storm. He rounded the corner from the hallway leading to the bedrooms. I lost my breath.

He was shirtless and barefooted, his hair a silky tousled mane that brushed his shoulders. Black sweats clung to the lowest point of his hips, underlining the tight lacing of his abs. He was bruised on his ribs and up by his shoulder, the signs of battle only strengthening the impression of rage and ferocity tightly leashed.

My choice of music clashed with the emotion seething from him. My beautiful, savagely elegant warrior. The love of my life. So tormented that the sight of him brought hot, stinging tears to my eyes.

He jerked to a halt when he saw me, his hands clenching and releasing at his sides, his eyes wild and nostrils flaring.

My phone slid out of my hand and hit the floor. “Gideon.”

He sucked in a breath at the sound of my voice. It changed him. I watched the shift come over him, like a door slamming shut. One moment, he was bristling with emotion. The next, he was cool as ice, his surface as smooth as glass.

“What are you doing here?” he asked, his voice dangerously even.

“Finding you.” Because he was lost.

“I’m not fit company now.”

“I can deal with it.”

He was too still, as if he were afraid to move. “You should go. It’s not safe for you here.”

My pulse leaped. Awareness sizzled across my senses. I felt the heat of him from across the room. His need. The demand. I was suddenly melting in my jacket. “I’m safer with you than anywhere else on earth.”


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Captivated by You is Book 4 in The Crossfire® Series. The full series reading order is as follows:

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    • Natasha (Book Junkie): Top Recommendation! “This fourth instalment in the series is possibly my favourite of the lot, encompassing every single element I hoped to find in it, in particular the careful attention that is paid to these characters' emotional growth and change. Every word in it counts, every emotionally charged scene plays a vital role in the overall storyline, and every part of the puzzle is fundamental to our deeper understanding of the key players in it.” — November 2014
    • Aestas Book Blog: “In every way, Captivated By You was a true Crossfire book...a beautiful, intense, heart-wrenching journey filled with both mistakes and failures and accomplishments and progress. It's passionate, addictive, and truly one of the best I've ever read. I absolutely loved it!!” — November 2014
    • The Polished Book Worm: “Captivated by You captures the reader from the first line and doesn't let go until its satisfying end. As can be expected by a Crossfire novel, we witness the exhilarating and passionate love of Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell as they face ghosts from the past while working toward the happy future they both dream of and finally realize they deserve. I didn't want that last page to come.” – November 2014