Saturday, October 6, 2012
Dual Review: Reflected In You by Sylvia Day (book 2 Crossfire Series)
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession
Wow. I enjoyed this one more than the first in this series. The story picks up right where Bared to You left off and more hurdles come in to Gideon and Eva's relationship. Eva and Gideon are both so damaged I truly am rooting for their relationship to work out. Eva is so insanely insecure and jealous and Gideon needs to control everything. When they are by themselves things are so amazingly perfect and you can see them together but then once life intervenes it's just chaos. After reading the first book I had so many questions about Gideon's past, why does he hate his family and what happened to him to induce such horrible nightmares? I am glad to finally get a hint about his past in this book. Eva, in the beginning of this book, gotta say she annoyed me, all the jealousy and just let Gideon roll over her. Oh and when someone from her past comes into the picture how she acts,a tit for tat kind of mentality, I really wanted to smack her. By the end of the book though, she grew some balls and went after those that she felt wronged Gideon and I was saying YOU GO GIRL!!! Of course in this installment there is even more smoking love scenes between these 2 combustible personalities. Eva really does have a thing for modes of transportation. Another amazing book in the story of Eva and Gideon and I am now counting the days until December 31st when the final book comes out.
Reflected in You: 4.5/5 stars
Cover: 4/5 stars
I couldn't agree more. I thought I loved Bared to You, but that pales in comparison to just how much I enjoyed Reflected in You. It. was. AMAZING. It picks up exactly where Bared to You left off. Things are a bit strained from the party the night before, and that tension sets the tone for the rest of the book. Scorching hot love scenes abound, but also real tenderness between Gideon and Eva that tugs on those heartstrings. There's a fine line in series books like this where things could easily become annoying and overplayed, but Sylvia Day's writing flows so well, it never feels forced or unnecessarily repetitive. Gideon is still very aloof and closed off about his past, but Ms.Day gives us enough answers to be satisfying, yet still left wanting more. And boy do I want more. December 31st, get here soon!
Reflected in You: 4.5/5 stars.
Cover 4/5 stars.
Goodreads has a giveaway thru October 16, 2012 for a copy of this amazing book. Go HERE to enter.