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Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.


EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: One with You

Sylvia Day

Expected Release Date: 5 April 2016

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Today is Eva’s birthday!!!! And since Eva and I share our birthday month, Sylvia Day has kindly given us a little never-seen-before excerpt from One with You to celebrate!! The final chapter in the Crossfire quintet is releasing on Apr 5, and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how ridiculously excited I am. One with You will conclude the tumultuous love story of Gideon and Eva.

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Excerpt

I reached for my phone on the nightstand to call my mom when Gideon’s face lit up my screen. “Hey,” I answered.

“How’s your morning so far?”

It tickled me to hear his clipped, businesslike tone. My husband’s head was in the game, but he was still thinking of me.

“I just rolled out of bed, so I can’t really say. How’s yours? You finish buying up everything in Manhattan?”

“Not quite. Have to leave something for the competition. Otherwise, where’s the fun?”

“You do love your challenges.” I headed into the bathroom, my gaze sliding over the tub before pausing on the shower. Just thinking about my husband naked and wet made me hot. “What do you think would’ve happened if I hadn’t resisted you to begin with? What if I’d just fallen into bed with you when you asked?”

“You would’ve blown my mind, just as you did. That was inevitable. Have lunch with me.”

I smiled. “I’m supposed to be planning a wedding.”

“I hear a yes in there. It’s a business lunch, but you’ll enjoy it.”

Looking in the mirror, I saw wildly tousled bedhead and creases in my cheeks from the pillow. “What time?”

“Noon. Raúl will be waiting for you downstairs shortly before.”

“I should be responsible and say no.”

“But you won’t. I miss you.”

My breath caught. He tossed that out there nonchalantly, the way some men would say I’ll call you. But Gideon wasn’t the type of man to say anything he didn’t mean.

Still, I craved to feel the emotion behind the words. “You’re too busy to miss me.”

“It’s not the same,” he said. There was a pause. “It doesn’t feel right not having you here in the Crossfire.”

I was glad he couldn’t see me smile. There was an unmistakable trace of perplexity in his voice. It shouldn’t make a difference to him that I wasn’t working floors below his office, where he couldn’t see me. But it did.

“What are you wearing?” I asked.

“Clothes.”

“Duh. A three-piece suit?”

“Is there any other kind?”

Not for him, there wasn’t. “What color?”

“Black. Why?”

“It makes me hot thinking about it.” Which was true, but not why I was asking. “What color tie?”

“White.”

“Shirt?”

“Also white.”

Closing my eyes, I pictured him. I remembered that combination. “Pinstripes.”

He’d go with a pinstriped suit to keep the business look with that shirt and tie combination.

“Yes. Eva . . .” His voice lowered. “I have no idea why this conversation is making me hard, but it is.”

“Because you know I’m seeing you in my head. All dark and dangerous and sexy as hell. You know how much it turns me on to look at you, even if it’s only by memory.”

“Meet me here. Early. Come now.”

I laughed. “Good things come to those who wait, Mr. Cross. I’ll be cutting it close as it is.”

“Eva—”

“I love you.” I hung up and faced myself squarely in the mirror. With the picture of Gideon freshly in my mind, I found the sleepy mess looking back at me totally insufficient. I’d changed my look when I’d thought Gideon had left me for Corinne. I had dubbed the result “New Eva.” In the time since, my hair had grown past its former shoulder length and my highlights had grown out with it.

“You decent?” Cary called from the bedroom.

“Yes.” I faced him when he strolled into the bathroom with my coffee in hand. “Change of plan.”

“Oh?” He leaned into the counter and crossed his arms.

“I’m hopping in the shower. You’re going to find me a fabulous hair salon that can fit me in about thirty minutes from now.”

“Okay.”

“Then I’m going to lunch and you’re going to make a few calls for me. In return, I’m taking you out to dinner tonight. You pick the place.”

“I know that look you’ve got,” he said. “You’re on a mission.”

“Damn straight.”

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I love this series. I couldn’t wait for the last book.and now Ihave mixed emotions. Excited and sad. Sad because this is the last in this series. Excited because I love Gideon and Eva.

Happy early birthday to me…mine is on Monday.I love this series and cannot wait for One With You to release. So excited!! Thank you for this ?

Happy Birthday! I love this series as well. I also purchased and just finished listening to the audiobooks and Jill Redfield is a perfect Eva! I am so excited for this release! =D

Wish it wasn’t the last book read them over and over hope they turn into movie but better then fifty shades , I’ve read all your books so fare your an amazing writer that makes people very happy ,keep up the great work and a very happy birthday x

My best friend birthday is today i am jealous. But so glad i got to read another excerpt from this final book. Im going crazy just waiting!

I’m so happy to hear about the final book of the crossfire series I can’t wait to read it.i love Eva and Gideon’s story waited so long for this book. I hate reading the story and then u have to wait so long for the next book.but excited.

Have you ever thought to just keeping writing about this couple until they get old? I can wait for the next book because I just don’t want this love story to end!

Can not wait! Just as long as Eva and Gideon ride away in their limo off into the sunset, happy and all the one’s who did them wrong end up in prison, under the floor in prison and for some I want in a jail cell with a big man named Butch and he is going to make whoever is in that cell with him, his bitch for life!!! Payback is a bitch and I hope it is served best slow and hard!

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