Monday, October 08, 2012

Review - Reflected In You by Sylvia Day


Title - Reflected In You (A Crossfire Novel #2)
Author - Sylvia Day
Genre - Erotica
Publisher - Penguin
Pages - 400

I’ve been waiting for this book for so long now and I finally was able to download it to my Kindle. I have to say in the near future I would love to buy these books! Well you all know that I loved Bared to You. This book was a highly anticipated novel and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Gideon Cross a famous, wealthy and talented young man on the outside, but on the inside he is a damaged young boy trying to find a place in the world. Eva is also a damaged young girl tormented by her past but she has found her place… with Gideon. Their past’s maybe makes them more alike every day. But what’s preventing them?

Their sexual desire for each other grows and may be the only stable attraction that resolves their relationship. But Eva is getting sick of the secrets… and the secrets are what is drawing them apart; breaking Eva heart into tiny pieces and she can’t take it any more. Gideon will be the death of her soul. What secrets are lurking in Gideon’s past. What could be so bad that the relationship has to suffer?

Gideon Cross….. Hmmmmm, Sorry having a fantasy there. Gideon Cross is every girl’s fantasy and Eva is his “angel”. Gideon is a stubborn man who always gets what he wants. His control is his possession. He always has alternative motive for every situation whether it’s his company or his relationship. Since Bared to You he has turned a corner, we have discovered him for what he is personified as, yet his secrets betray him. What’s frustrating in this book is the constant lack of co-operation with Eva; “Trust Me”, “Wait”. These words make him so hot and cold in this novel you don’t know whether to love him or hate him.

“I am obsessed with you, angel. Addicted to you. You're everything I’ve ever wanted or needed, everything I’ve dreamed of. You're everything. I live and breathe you. For you.”

Eva is a character that you can fall deeply into her story… she is so damaged that you feel such pity and remorse for her life, but yet she has turned her life around and has found a place in the world to love her for who she is; Crossfire. Eva has been through a tough childhood with her step-brother raping her from a young age and having a miscarriage, you can truly say she is scarred for life. Her constant jealousy against Gideon is very frustrating when she clearly doesn't know all the facts; though she is just as bad by kissing her ex setting Gideon to stone. They are just as bad as each other which makes the relationship that more compelling.

“I couldn't imagine that I'd ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soulmate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection.”

What I love about Sylvia Day is her consistency of writing. It’s pure brilliance. I know that Fifty Shades kicked started this stereotype of this genre, yet it accomplishes so much more. What I personally love is what each character calls each other…. “Hi angel. Hi ace” These nicknames say so much more about the characters and their affections for each other. In comparison with Fifty Shades: “Laters, Baby!” It really does make me cringe.

If you enjoyed Fifty Shades, you will love, The Crossfire Novels.

“He caught me to him, his arms banded tight around me. His face pressed into my throat. "Where do we go from here?"



3 comments:

  1. I think it's a good book and worth to read :)

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  2. I love the Crossfire Series! Fifty Shades pales in comparison. Gideon and Eva colide and create the perfect storm!!

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  3. I still need to start this series. I've heard a lot about Gideon! Sorry this one didn't meet your high expectations. Great review!

    Marlene Detierro (Austin SEO)

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