Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day (Crossfire #2)

I'm giving away copies of Bared to You (Crossfire #1) and Reflected in You (Crossfire #2)!  See bottom of post for details.

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...

Initial Thoughts:
I loved Bared to You (read my review here), and the BlogHer Book Club offered me free copies of both books to review. How could I say no to that?!

The Pros:
This book is based around a concept that is really hard for a lot of people, especially me. Trust. Can Eva and Gideon trust each other through all that is happening around them?

I identified with Eva. Love can make us feel like we're going crazy. There were many parts of the book that I was like, "Oh girl, I've been there".

Bared to You was very Fifty Shades-esque. This one? Not even close. And I mean that it in the best way. This book is the older, more sophisticated cousin of Fifty.

This was what I like to call "book crack". I couldn't put it down. The drama was a little outlandish at times, but this is a romance novel, when is a romance novel not dramatic.

The introduction of rocker Brett Kline was an interesting plot turn. I may have been rooting for him for a few pages...

The Cons:
Anyone else pick up on the is she pregnant/is she not story line? It was unnecessary and didn't add to the story.

Although I understood what Gideon was doing, why did he have to do it in that way? Weren't there any other options?

Both Gideon and Eva are addicts. I think that the psychiatrist's advice was warranted. They are addicted to each other, and it's not always in a good way.

Eva "getting back" at Gideon with Brett. Her thinking he was cheating does not equate to her needing to kiss another man to prove a point. Childish much?

Eva calling Gideon "ace". It was annoying.

The Wrap Up: 4/5
Loved it. Although the book has some flaws, it is one of my favorite romances. Is it December yet? Entwined With You... I cannot wait to devour you.

Favorite Quote:
"It's my place to stand beside you, and support you, and yes, just f*cking look pretty on your arm sometimes. It's my right, my duty, and my privilege, Eva, just as it's yours in reverse."

Buy Reflected in You by Sylvia Day on Amazon.


Win copies of Bared to You (Crossfire #1) and Reflected in You (Crossfire #2)!
Winner will be chosen November 15th.
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1 comment:

  1. I love discovering new books, so winning these would be the best!